Turkish experts: Gaza activists shot with guns, all Turks

The Turkish Forensic Medical Institute announced on Thursday that eight of the nine people who died in the Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla were Turkish citizens.

Turkish experts: Gaza activists shot with guns, all Turks

The Turkish Forensic Medical Institute announced on Thursday that eight of the nine people who died in the Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla were Turkish citizens.

The institute identified eight of the nine dead as Turkish citizens, and the other as a U.S. citizen of Turkish origin at the end of post mortem examination.

All the bodies had bullet wounds, the institute said.

The institute also made chemical examinations on dead bodies, and the results will be got within two or three weeks.

The Forensic Medical Institute also carried out a medical examination on almost 500 aid volunteers who were brought to Turkey from Israel.

British and Swedish volunteers refused to undergo a health check-up at the institute, saying that they would have it in their own countries.

Three Turkish Airlines (THY) planes, carrying activists who were detained in a recent Israeli raid against Gaza-bound aid ships, landed in Istanbul early on Thursday.

The planes, carrying 466 activists as well as bodies of 9 people that were killed in the attack, landed at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport at short intervals. Turkish State Minister & Deputy Premier Bulent Arinc and a number of officials welcomed the THY planes which also brought back four Justice and Development (AK) Party deputies who went to Israel to help the volunteers.

On Monday, an Israeli raid on the convoy of ships with more than 600 people on board killed 9 people and injured nearly 30 others. Preliminary statements had said four of the dead were Turkish citizens.


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