World Bulletin / News Desk
In a show of solidarity with Egyptian protestors calling on Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak to resign subsequent to Friday prayers, people have staged protests in many cities across Turkey.
The protests have largely been orchestrated by civil society organizations, including the Humanitarian Aid Foundation (İHH), and called on Mubarak to leave for a peaceful transition to democracy.
A relatively small group in Tekirdağ chanted slogans following the Friday prayer and said they stand by the Egyptian people in their "honorable struggle." People in several mosques also organized rallies against Mubarak in İstanbul after the Friday prayer.
Along with Friday prayer, protestors also performed a funeral prayer for the victims of political unrest in Egypt in a demonstration held at Diyarbakır's Ulu Cami, also calling on Mubarak to resign.
At an event in Cumhuriyet Square in Kayseri organized by local civil society institutions, protestors and speakers also said they hoped unrest in Egypt and Tunisia would spread across the region, calling on Mubarak to step down and relinquish his authority to his people.
A group of people also chanted slogans against Mubarak in Elazığ's PTT Square, while people in Konya's Şerafettin Cami gathered in front of the mosque to display their solidarity with Egyptian demonstrators following the Friday prayer.
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