Ugur Suleyman Soylemez


Age: 51

Turkish peace activist and member of the non-governmental organization IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation who had remained in a coma for more than four years after being gravely wounded in the May 31, 2010 Israeli takeover of the Gaza-bound flotilla in international waters in the Mediterranean when Israeli navy commandos shot and killed nine Turkish activists and injured at least dozens more during the attack aboard on the Mavi Marmara solidarity ship taking part in a Turkish-based aid flotilla aiming to violate Israel's naval blockade of the Palestinian-run Gaza Strip.

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in the Gaza flotilla raid

Born: July 29, 1963

Died: May 23, 2014

Ankara, Turkey