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U.S. Congress Members to Turkish PM Erdogan: Stop Gaza Flotilla

U.S. Congress Members to Turkish PM Erdogan: Stop Gaza Flotilla
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36 members of the U.S. House signed letter addressed to Turkish PM Recep Teyyip Erdogan, urging him to stop another attempt to what they called "provoke a confrontation with "Israel"."
The members on Thursday sent a letter in which they urged Turkey's premier to stop the departure of another flotilla to the Gaza Strip.

"We write today to express our serious concern over reports that the so-called Free Gaza Movement and the IHH are planning to send another flotilla to Gaza in the coming weeks to provoke a confrontation with "Israel", read a signed letter by 36 members of Congress initiated by Rep. Steve "Israel".
The Congress members, claiming the aid ships will carry weapons to the coastal strip, urged Erdogan to stop the flotilla from departing in order to prevent another confrontation such as last May's from happening again.

"If flotilla organizers carry out their confrontational plans, the "Israelis" will have little choice but to board the vessels and search for weapons. We fear violence could erupt just as it did last year," the letter warned.

Meanwhile, Turkey's Erdogan said in an interview with U.S. television late Wednesday that Hamas is not a terror organization but a political party. He also said the recently penned Palestinian reconciliation agreement was an essential step toward Mideast peace.
Aid ships from different countries have been carrying food aid and medicine as well as basic life necessities in an attempt to deliver them to the besieged Palestinians in the Gaza Strip who have been suffering of an "Israeli" strict siege since 2007.