On this day, six ships, including the Mavi Marmara, sailed through international waters to Gaza. The humanitarian aid and construction materials the ships carried never reached Gaza. Nine Turkish activists were murdered on the Mavi Marmara, and many more were injured.
The Mavi Marmara massacre is one among the many shreds of painful history. I am deeply saddened by it. I am more saddened by the silence, but I choose to listen to voices.