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Saturday, July 26

Freedom Flotilla II to sail to Gaza soon
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ANKARA, (PIC)-- Bulent Yildirim, head of the Turkish Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH), revealed that a second Freedom Flotilla is to set sail soon loaded with tons of humanitarian aid to break the siege on Gaza.
Yildirim told Alkhaleej Online that the foundation started on Thursday the legal procedures to organize the convoy, saying that once it is approved numerous international humanitarian organizations would take part in the convoy.
He said that the convoy would be organized under Turkish army protection, adding that IHH had submitted a request to the Turkish government to provide them, as Turkish citizens, with the needed protection.
For his part, head of the European campaign to lift the siege on Gaza Mazen Kahil declared his organization's intention to participate in the planned flotilla, saying that contacts are made with IHH in this matter.
IHH and the European campaign along with several Turkish relief organizations had participated in Freedom Flotilla I, which was attacked by the Israeli Navy in international waters on May 31, 2010.

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