Merkel tells Israeli, Turkish leaders of 'deep concern'

31st May 2010, Comments 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she had telephoned the leaders of both Israel and Turkey to express her "deep concern" over Israel's raid on an aid convoy bound for the Gaza Strip.

"I spoke... on the phone with Israeli Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu, as well as with Turkish Prime Minister (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan, and I made clear my deep concern," Merkel told reporters in Berlin.

© 2010 AFP

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