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Turkey expels Israeli ambassador over Gaza flotilla row

Turkey has expelled Israel's ambassador and suspended all military agreements over its refusal to apologise for last year's raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla.

It comes a day after a leaked UN report said Israeli commandos used excessive force when they boarded an aid ship, killing nine Turkish activists.

The Turkish Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, said it was "time Israel pays a price for its illegal actions", but Israel says its troops acted in self-defence.

Caroline Hawley reports.

  • 02 Sep 2011
  • From the section World