On February 12, 2011, the radical Islamist Turkish Internet portal Velfecr.com reported that Iranian President Ahmadinejad hosted, in Tehran, a Turkish Mavi Marmara delegation, comprising "Mavi Marmara mujahedeen, ghazis and families of the shahids," which arrived to celebrate the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. The delegation was led by militant Islamist activist Nureddin Sirin and IHH official Selaheddin.
According to the report, the delegates participated in Iran's February 11 Revolution Day ceremonies, and also "marched chanting anti-Israel, anti-American, pro-Hamas, Hizbullah and Egypt slogans and carrying the photos of the nine militants who died aboard Mavi Marmara in May 2010."
During the delegation's meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Sirin noted: "We are here today with the longing and the determination to build a Middle East without Israel and America, and to refresh our pledge to continue on the path of the Mavi Marmara shahids."
In a February 12 op-ed on the subject, titled "ALLAHUAKBAR! [ "Allah is the greatest!"] Now Is The Time To Eliminate Israel..!" Sirin reiterated "the promising words of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, that 'only a short time is left for the building of a Middle East without Israel or America in it' and we are praying for the quick arrival of that bright day, when all of us will meet in a free Al-Quds (Jerusalem)." He also noted that that the delegation's visit to Iran was to "celebrate with unparalleled joy and pride the ousting of the Pharoah Mubarak through the holy intifada of freedom-loving Egyptian people."
Follow the link for the full report from Velfecr.com, including photos, and, Sirin's article (which also appeared on Velfcr.com. Be sure to visit the MEMRI Turkish Media Blog ( http://www.thememriblog.org/turkey ) daily for breaking news and updates you will get nowhere else. The excerpt of this article, courtesy of MEMRI.
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