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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Turks mourn dead,president warns Israel on ties

ISTANBUL-Thousands thronged an Istanbul mosque for the funeral of Turkish activists killed in an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship, and President Abdullah Gul said ties with Israel would never be the same again.Draped in Turkish and Palestinian flags, the coffins of eight of the nine dead were brought on Thursday to Fatih mosque, a grand Ottoman structure, for a service before being dispersed around the country for burial."You head to heaven. May God bless your martyrdom," read a huge banner on one side of a square brimming with mourners, among them some who had been aboard the Gaza-bound aid flotilla and had arrived back in Istanbul hours earlier."We are deeply sad but at the same time we are outraged," said Hulya Sekerci, 36, a charity worker from Istanbul."Nine people were killed. The whole world must react to this. The government must do more than just speak angry words"...
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Picture Left:Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (2nd R) shakes hands with an activist, wounded when Israel seized a Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza, in an ambulance plane at the Etimesgut military airport in Ankara early June 3, 2010.(REUTERS/Cengiz Oguz Gumrukcu/Turkish Foreign Ministry/Handout)

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