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Turks Remember Mavi Marmara in Pro-Palestine Protest

IN PICTURES: Pro-Palestinian protesters in Istanbul have remembered the 10 Turks who died in a violent clash with Israeli marines when their ship tried to breach the Gaza Strip on May 31, 2010, in the Mavi Marmara Gaza flotilla incident.

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Ten Turks died as a result of a violent clash with Israeli marines after their ship refused to follow orders and instead attempted to breach the Gaza Strip on May 31, 2010.
Ten Turks died as a result of a violent clash with Israeli marines after their ship refused to follow orders and instead attempted to breach the Gaza Strip on May 31, 2010. Photo:Reuters
The event escalated and the violence was internationally condemned despite Israel
The event escalated and the violence was internationally condemned despite Israel's attempt to stifle news of the incident. Photo:Reuters
According to the UN Human Rights Council, at least six of the deaths were "consistent with an extra-legal, arbitrary and summary execution."
According to the UN Human Rights Council, at least six of the deaths were "consistent with an extra-legal, arbitrary and summary execution." Photo:Reuters
Israeli forces arrested at least 60 journalists, politicians and passengers, along with 400 others, and injured another 50..
Israeli forces arrested at least 60 journalists, politicians and passengers, along with 400 others, and injured another 50.. Photo:Reuters
A woman holding a picture of Abdullah Comert, who was killed during the anti-government protests, attends a demonstration to mark the fifth anniversary of the Gezi Park protests in central Istanbul, Turkey, May 31, 2018.
A woman holding a picture of Abdullah Comert, who was killed during the anti-government protests, attends a demonstration to mark the fifth anniversary of the Gezi Park protests in central Istanbul, Turkey, May 31, 2018. Photo:Reuters
Palestinian activists set sail for the Gaza Strip in an attempt to break the blockade on Tuesday, but were intercepted by the Israeli Navy.
Palestinian activists set sail for the Gaza Strip in an attempt to break the blockade on Tuesday, but were intercepted by the Israeli Navy. Photo:Reuters
Relatives of people killed during the anti-government protests attend a demonstration to mark the fifth anniversary of Gezi Park protests in central Istanbul, Turkey, May 31, 2018.
Relatives of people killed during the anti-government protests attend a demonstration to mark the fifth anniversary of Gezi Park protests in central Istanbul, Turkey, May 31, 2018. Photo:Reuters
Marches and demonstrations outside Israeli embassies have been staged around the world in solidarity with Palestinians.
Marches and demonstrations outside Israeli embassies have been staged around the world in solidarity with Palestinians. Photo:Reuters
Turkey joins the global movement after weeks of protests in Scotland, Morocco, Ecuador and parts of the United States.
Turkey joins the global movement after weeks of protests in Scotland, Morocco, Ecuador and parts of the United States. Photo:Reuters
Published 31 May 2018
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