Turkish IHH leader, Bulent Yildirim, who played
a key role in the last Flotilla to
interview to the Islamic Turkish newspaper 'Star',
which is closely associated to the Turkish authorities.
The interview focused on the events that surrounded
the 'Marmara' boat and the developments that
The interview had two parts:
In the interview's first part, Bulent Yildirim
referred at length to the proposal of the
American Congress to announce that the
IHH is a terrorist organization.
He again and again used an anti Semitic
motive, claiming that the 'Zionists' (the
term that is now used instead of 'Jews')
control the United States, including
the president, the Congress, the govern-
ment and the media. He also claimed that
'Zionism' controls the medicine, weapon
and media industries all over the world.
In the second part of the interview,
Yildirim referred to the 'Marmara'
He repeatedly accused
'massacring' innocent passengers who,
according to him, didn't carry any weapons.
He also defended the aid given by the IHH to
the Hamas in the Gaza Strip, and he threatened
that IHH will not leave
removes its blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Yildirim brought up the false claim that
had carried out the 'massacre' on the 'Marmara'
in order to signal to
of the Mediterranean oil and gas capital (according
to Yildirim, the location of the 'Marmara' attack is
the exact place in which
underwater gas). He also came up with a grotesque
the humanitarian aid organizations who organized
the flotilla took measures to prevent that.