The Istanbul-based Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (İHH) is an Islamic charity group that was formed to provide aid to Bosnian Muslims in the mid-1990s. It has been involved in aid missions in Pakistan, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Indonesia, Iraq, Palestine, Sudan, Somalia, Ghana, Mongolia, China, Brazil, Argentina and other places. Established in 1992 and officially registered in Istanbul in 1995, İHH provides humanitarian relief in areas of war, earthquake, hunger, and conflict. The İHH holds Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council since 2004Current president of the İHH is Fehmi Bülent Yıldırım. with Serkan Nergis being high ranking officer.
The İHH was owner and operator of three flotilla ships involved in an aid convoy intended to breach the blockade of Gaza in 2010. These ships included the MV Mavi Marmara, a passenger vessel that served as the flagship of the convoy. The organization is active in Turkey, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, South America, Central Asia, South Asia, and the Caucasus.[İHH has held Special Consultative status as an NGO (non-governmental organization) in the United Nations Economic and Social Council since 2004.İHH is the organizer of Africa Cataract Project which aims to fight against blindness in Africa.
Libyan civil war 2011
In response to the humanitarian situation during 2011 Libyan civil war, IHH sent a cargo ship carrying nine containers, 141 tons of humanitarian aid including medication, food packages, infant formula, milk powder, hygiene kits and clothing.[ The ship set sail from Turkey and dropped anchor in Malta.
Gaza - Mavi Marmara
In January 2010, the Free Gaza Movement and İHH announced a joint venture to send ten vessels to the Gaza strip in the spring of 2010, a flotilla to be further joined by organizations from Greece, Ireland and Sweden.
According to The Times, a Free Syrian Army commander said that a boat carrying weapons docked in Syria in September 2012 and "was registered to members of the IHH, which has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood". Samar Srewel, an FSA activist who had helped to organize the consignment, told The Times: “It was clear from that second what was happening. The Muslim Brotherhood, through its ties in Turkey, was seizing control of this ship and the cargo. This is what they do. They buy influence with their money and guns. Anadolu Agency reported that two employees of IHH, were detained for alleged links to al-Qaida, in a Turkish anti-terrorism police raids on 13 January 2014. IHH spokesman said that police searched its office in Kilis, near the border with Syria, and detained one of its employees. Another IHH employee was detained in Kayseri after a police raid at his home.
Although a bipartisan group of 87 US senators (out of 100) sent a letter to President Obama calling on him to investigate the IHH and consider putting it on the list of foreign terrorist organizations, İHH is not designated as a terrorist group by the US State Department. The European Commission has said that "regarding the banning of IHH Germany by the German Ministry of Interior, IHH Turkey released a statement in which it claims not to have any links to the Germany-based organisation IHH.]
[Footage filmed at a crossing on the Syrian side of the border with Turkey's southern province of Kilis showed lorries burning. The head of the rebel-run border crossing in the same area said separately that air strikes hit a garage for commercial trailers, killing seven lorry drivers. Anadolu news agency reported that 20 lorries were targeted, which were carrying cement and iron brought from Turkey in a regular procedure. Speaking to Daily Sabah, Serkan Nergis from the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) said that the targeted area is located some 5 kilometers southwest of the Öncüpınar Border Crossing. Nergis said that IHH has a civil defense unit in Azaz and they helped locals to extinguish the trucks. Trucks were probably carrying aid supplies or commercial materials, Nergis added.]
But lets see who is Serkan Nergis. Is a militant involved, among other places, in Chechnya with Shamil Basayev the Beslan butcher. As we can see from his tweet account he is missing his glorious days in Chechnya with the "brave" Shamil and Khattab. (both dead now)
Ποιος ειναι τωρα το στελεχος της Ανταρσυα ο Πετρος Κωσταντίνου? Θερμος υποστηριχτής των Ισλαμιστων στην Συρία τασεται με το μερος τους με προσχημα την υπεράσπιση των ανθρωπινων δικαιωματων. Ενθερμος υποστηριχτής της αποστολής στην Γαζα (ενα καραβι για την Γαζα) που οργάνωσε η παραπάνω Τουρκική ΜΚΟ η ΙΗΗ
Petros Konstandinou, Greek leftist from (ANTARSYA) supporting the Islamists in Syria and supporter of the IHH expedition to Gaza with the boat Mavi Marmara