In an unusual show of unity, tens of thousands of supporters of Turkey's ruling party and the country's main opposition parties hold a cross-party "Republic and Democracy" rally in support of democracy in Istanbul's central Taksim Square.
Thousands of people shouting "death to Israel" gather at Sarayburnu port in Istanbul to welcome back the MV "Mavi Marmara", draped with a banner containing faces of the 9 people killed during the Gaza flotilla raid.
21 nations, including the Presidents of Afghanistan, Russia and Syria, attending the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia summit in Istanbul condemn Israel's deadly raid on the Gaza-bound aid flotilla, while Israel, the 22nd participant with a lower-level diplomat, disagrees.
Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gives a televised speech in which he states that he does not view Hamas as a terrorist organization, but as "resistance fighters who are struggling to defend their land". Thousands of people rally at a memorial service in Istanbul for one of those killed in the raid.