A welcoming ceremony was held by the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (İHH) for Mavi Marmara ship at the port.
Many people across Turkey, peace activists from 50 countries and representatives from non-governmental organizations attended the ceremony.
Mavi Marmara set sail from Turkey to take humanitarian aid to people in Gaza on May 22, 2010.
On May 31, Israeli soldiers attacked the "Palestine Our Route Humanitarian Aid Our Load" flotilla in international waters. Nine activists were killed and 54 others were injured by Israeli attacks.