Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Nine Martyrs of Mavi Marmara

Salaams all,
Say prayers for these brave men who gave their lives to break the unjust blockade of Gaza. A brief introduction to the nine Turkish people shot dead on 31 May 2010, by Israeli soldiers who attacked the Turkish vessel M.V. Mavi Marmara, as it attempted to transport humanitarian aid to the people of the Gaza Strip.

1. Ibrahim Bilgen, 61, an electrical engineer from Siirt. Member of the Chamber of Electrical Engineers of Turkey. Married with 6 children.more detail in here,here,here, here

2. Ali Haydar Bengi, 39, from Diyarbakir. Graduate of Al-Azhar University, Cairo (Department of Arabic literature). Married with 4 children.more detail in here

3. Cevdet Kiliçlar, 38, from Kayseri. Originally a journalist, later an aid worker with the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH). Married with two children. See him participating in an IHH African relief project here .more detail here,here, .Foto from flikr

4. Çetin Topçuoglu, 54, from Adana. Former amateur soccer player and taekwondo champion, who coached Turkey's national taekwondo team. Married with one son. more detail here, here

5. Necdet Yildirim, 32, an IHH aid worker from Malatya. Married with a three-year-old daughter. more detail here

6. Fahri Yaldiz, 43, a firefighter who worked for the Municipality of Adiyaman. Married with four children. more detail here

7. Cengiz Songür, 47, from Izmir. Married with seven children. more detail here, here

8. Cengiz Akyüz, 41, from Iskenderun. Married with children aged 14, 12 and nine. more detail here

9. Furkan Dogan, 19, student at Kayseri High School; planned to become a doctor. Son of Dr. Ahmet Dogan, Assoc Prof at Erciyes University. A Turkish-American dual national, with two siblings. more detail here, here and here

(This post liable to change as more details become available)
Source: http://lawrenceofcy beria.blogs. com/news/ 2010/06/putting- names-to- faces.html

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