Dolphinariums of the sort under the hotel were permanently banned in the UK two decades ago thanks chiefly to the efforts of the Marine Connection charity concerned with all aspects of dolphin and whale welfare.
Director Margaux Dodds, who led that campaign to shut down the UK sites, was appalled when she saw the photos and videos of the dolphins - creatures that came from Russia under dubious circumstances.
Mr Perinçek was found guilty of racial discrimination in 2007 in Switzerland because "his motives were of a racist tendency", according to a later description of the case in an ECHR press release in 2013.
The Turkish national exhausted legal routes in Switzerland to appeal the judgment but his appeal was dismissed and in June 2008, he lodged an application to the ECHR complaining that his freedom of expression was breached.
The filtration unit of the pool alone would not be able to cope with the amounts of waste these dolphins will expel.'These are wild sea mammals, not pets.