Gaza activists arrive to cheers in Istanbul

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Planes carrying hundreds of expelled activists have arrived in Turkey.

They landed in Istanbul from Israel's Ben Gurion airport in the early hours of Thursday.

The deportations follow the expulsion of about 120 other activists from mainly Muslim countries who were taken by bus to Jordan earlier on Wednesday.

The activists were on board the flotilla of ships that was raided by Israeli troops on Monday.

READ MORE: Israel 'had no choice' over raid

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