LARNACA, Cyprus - Cyprus's president on Tuesday called for an immediate probe into the killing of seven aid workers in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza, saying the U.S.-based World Central Kitchen charity they were members of was a "crucial partner" in its initiative to get aid to the enclave by sea.

"We need to double down on efforts to get aid to Gaza," Nikos Christodoulides said, after a meeting with European Parliament President Roberta Metsola.