THE MARTYRS HAVE NAMES AND FACES

Putting Names To Faces

The names, and in most cases the photos, of the nine people murdered by Israel have finally been known but only upon their arrival to Turkey. They are all Turkish nationals but one, a 19 years old boy, is also US citizen.

However there are more deadly victims, as the Zionist commandos threw many corpses overboard (organizers keep the figure of 16-20 killed). That is what Manuel Tapial, who was aboard the Mavi Marmara, said in Spanish to SER radio. He also said that there were executions after the Zionist commandos had total control of the ship and that they were shot from the zodiacs that surrounded the ship (from Un té por Palestina, podcast included).

The same story is confirmed by Bulent Yildirim, president of IHH (source):

They gave us nine bodies. Relatives are going to identify them. But the list of martyrs is larger.

There are missing people. Our doctors handed them 38 injured but they now say that there are only 21 injured.

What follows is an incomplete list: those whose bodies Israel has returned:

Furkan Dogan, 19. Born in the USA with dual Turkish-US citizenship. Student at Kayseri High School, planning to study medicine. Two siblings.



Necdet Yildirim, 32. From Malatya. IHH aid worker. Married with a three-year-old daughter.



Cevdet Kiliçlar, 38. From Kayseri. IHH aid worker, former journalist. Married with two children. You can see some of his photos at Flickr.



Ali Haydar Bengi, 39. From Diyarbakir. Graduate in Arabic Literature by Al-Azhar University, Cairo. Married with 4 children.



Cengiz Akyüz, 41. From Iskenderun. Married with three children.

Fahri Yaldiz, 43. From Adiyaman. Firefighter. Married with four children.

Cengiz Songür, 47. From Izmir. Married with seven children.

Çetin Topçuoglu, 54. From Adana. Former taekwondo champion, coach of Turkey’s national taekwondo team. Married with one son. (Link to his Facebook page)



Ibrahim Bilgen, 61. From Siirt. Electrical engineer. Member of the Chamber of Electrical Engineers of Turkey. Married with 6 children.

SourcesAnd

8 Comments

  1. LG said,

    June 4, 2010 at 10:15

    quelle horreur ! MORT à Israel !

  2. count us out said,

    June 4, 2010 at 13:06

    We should send the US Navy Seals’ Snipers along with the Turkish warships who are supposed to be escorting the MV Rachel Corrie, laden with aid for Gaza! President Obama sent them to protect the Captain and Crew of the Maersk Alabama, laden with aid for Mombassa, Kenya, that was raided by pirates in international waters. Oh we were so proud of the captain and the crew of that aid ship! They opened up a can of whoop ass on those raiders! The pirates were surprised by the crew that fought back! They’d never had that happen before. We were so proud of our people for fighting back! The Somali pirates were only punished with bullets between the eyeballs by our HEROIC NAVY SEALS but, as a nation, we wished there was more we could have done to them.

    Before and after that cordial meeting between pirates and the provocating aid ship, the pirates WARNED what they’d do if folks kept going into those (international) waters. (guns, blood, violence, death – that sort of thing)

    We answered before and after the terrorist attack on the dear, innocent pirates by the bad bad bad crew of the Maersk Alabama that we’d go anywhere we damned well pleased in international waters AND the MISSION of carrying AID to needy nations was worth the risks.

    We also said, in the future, ships’ crews could carry guns to protect themselves and/or we’d send the Navy along to – –

    hmmm to what? oh –

    to protect innocent, pirates who board aid ships in international waters who might be confronted by knife, pipe, or AK47 wielding crews or passengers on aid ships. Yes that’s what we meant, didn’t we.

    Furkan Dogan, Americans didn’t know you before you were killed but you will always be remembered. Rest in peace beside our Beloved Rachel Corrie – Two Heroic, Forever Young, Fellow Americans.

  3. GerwingR said,

    June 4, 2010 at 19:57

    If i fail, to protect woman and children; then i am a coward. No one can say these men are failures. Even Dogan is a man, ” by desire by events” . Ibrahim “and the others” are my brothers by intentions. “if i be so deserving by resisting tyranny”

  4. Ld Elon said,

    June 4, 2010 at 20:18

    At first glance it was reported that 800 people were on board 8 ships, not the six ships suggested, so one, where have thee other 2 ships gone, and two, how many people were actually on board those ships, surly the captain would have records as would the authoritys of both Greece and Cyprus of how many where present at the time the ships were checked for arms?

    Of course theres missing, none of the numbers add up.

  5. ZEKI said,

    June 4, 2010 at 20:53

    I AM SO PROUD OF THESE BRAVE AND SELFLESS HEROS!!!…..I CAN BARELY CONTAIN MYSELF. OUR CITIZEN FURKAN DOGAN WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN….NOR WILL THESE BEAUTIFUL SOULS….NEVER!
    SHAME ON OUR GOVERNMENT FOR NOT STANDING FOR OUR US CITIZEN RIGHTS…SAHAME!
    I HOPE THE BOBBLE HEADS ARE LISTENING….BLEAVE ME WE ARE NOT LISTENING TO THEIR SO CALLED JUSTIFICATION FOR MURDER OF INNOCENT HUMANITARIANS….WE WILL NEVER BE CONVINCED!

  6. abubaqar said,

    June 4, 2010 at 21:00

    is there any possibility that we as ordinary men and women can collect funds for the murdered people families? to see the through the difficult times ahead? i would like to donate £200 initially.

  7. kahtan said,

    June 5, 2010 at 05:18

    May these souls lives not have been taken in vain.
    The Obama administration should be held accountable for being complicit with Israel in the massacre on the high seas. When will the American people realise that the US Govt serves Israeli interests way before American citizens lives and that is something which should not be tolerated inside their own nation

  8. June 5, 2010 at 14:15

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