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Turkey-Israel concert for religious tolerance canceled due to IHH pressure

'Three Religions' concert to be held in Istanbul canceled at last minute after IHH and other Islamic organizations claim Israel participation in event 'unacceptable' and a 'provocation'.

By Haaretz Service

A Turkish concert meant to bridge the religious divide between Jews, Christians and Muslims was canceled at the last minute Thursday due to pressure from a Turkish humanitarian NGO, according to a Channel 10 report.

Members of the Turkish Humanitarian Relief foundation (IHH) along with other Islamic organizations demanded that organizers cancel the "Three Religions" concert to be held in Istanbul, claiming that Israeli participation in the event was "unacceptable".

"This [the call for cancellation of the concert] is an act of people and not the government," Hussein Arutch told Channel 10, identifying himself as an IHH member who was aboard the Mavi Marmara Gaza-bound


Added: Jun-10-2011 Occurred On: Jun-10-2011
By: aydeo
Other Middle East
Tags: Istanbul, 'Three Religions' concert, IHH
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