IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation
  • Who are we
  • What we do
  • What can you do
  • Login
Mavi Marmara veteran passes away after four-year coma
Uğur Süleyman Söylemez who had been in coma for 4 years, was one of the victims of Mavi Marmara Attack. Today he gave his last breath and joined the martyrs of Mavi Marmara. With his death, IDF’s Mavi Marmara attack death toll raised to 10.

Uğur Süleyman Söylemez, who was born in 1963 in Ankara, was a free lancer. He was on board Mavi Marmara flagship of the flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza in May 2010. Following the attack on Mavi Marmara he was initially announced dead but later it came out that he was among the injured as he was shot in the head.


After he was transferred to Turkey along with two other heavily injured Mavi Marmara passengers, he was hospitalized in Ankara Ataturk Research Hospital. He was treated there in ICU for 8 months. His condition didn’t improve and he was sent home.

He stayed in coma for 4 years and today he died in his home in Ankara thus became one of the martyrs.

Related news
See all
Support from IHH to people of Yemen
Support from IHH to people of Yemen
In Yemen, where a civil conflict has been raging since 2014, relief efforts are still being made by the IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation. Recently, IHH dispatched a team to the area to provide relief to the nation's needy.
Emergency aid to Afghanistan’s earthquake victims
Emergency aid to Afghanistan’s earthquake victims
A least 1.000 people lost their lives and 1.500 people were injured in the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck the Khost province of Afghanistan. IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation immediately launched an emergency aid campaign for the region.
Physical Rehabilitation Center is healing wounds
Physical Rehabilitation Center is healing wounds
IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation’s Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center in Idlib’s rural area Sarmada is healing the wounds of civilian war victims.