Press Release Regarding The Application To The International Criminal Court Concerning The Attack Against Mavi Marmara , 13.12.2014
No: 392, 13
It has been
noticed that there are some unsubstantiated allegations in the media concerning
the application made to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International
Criminal Court (ICC) concerning the attack perpetrated by Israel on 31 May 2010
against the international aid convoy carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza.
The legal process
following the attack by Israel against the ship Mavi Marmara has been carried
out in full transparency. In this regard, we have submitted our national report
containing all relevant information, documents and evidence that we possess to
the UN Investigation Panel. This report is accessible. As a matter of fact, the crimes perpetrated
by the Israeli forces are clearly stated in the final report published by the
co-chairs of the Panel on the basis of our report.
of the International Criminal Court prepared the preliminary examination report
of 6 November 2014, taking into account also our national report.
those included in our national report, we do not possess any ancillary document
or information to submit to the International Criminal Court to support the
Prosecutor, in view of the available evidence, stated that there is reasonable
legal basis for war crime charges in the attack of Israel. The fact that the
Prosecutor did not proceed with an
investigation was not because of any lack of information or document. It is
understood that the decision of the Prosecutor is based on different motives
and justifications in connection with the Rome Statute founding the
International Criminal Court.
On the other
hand, Turkey is not a Party to the International Criminal Court. We pay due
care to pursue our relations with the
above-mentioned Court, to which we are not a Party, in a manner that would not
set any precedent against Turkey in the
has shared its consultative opinion and assesment with our relevant
institutions regarding the request of Istanbul 7th High Penal Court for the
issuance of red notice for four Israeli officials in relation with Mavi Marmara