Turkey-wide protests against bloodshed in Syria and Egypt

Thousands of people in Turkey are coming together across Turkey in a bid to protest recent massacres in Egypt and Syria in major cities, including Istanbul and capital Ankara as the nation is shocked by the most recent massacre in Syria.

Turkey-wide protests against bloodshed in Syria and Egypt

World Bulletin/News Desk

Thousands of people in Turkey are coming together across Turkey in a bid to protest recent massacres in Syria and Egypt in major cities, including Istanbul and capital Ankara as the nation is shocked by the most recent massacre in Syria.

A demonstration is organized by Mazlum-Der, one of Turkey’s biggest unions, in Istanbul Thursday afternoon as news on the recent massacre in Ghouta suburb of Syrian capital kept coming in, stating the number of victims in hundreds. A press conference will be attended by representatives from Syrian opposition too.

Meanwhile, a large group of protesters gathered in Ankara's Abdi Ipekci Park and another rally organized by Human and Civilization Movement and some other NGOs is expected to be held at Sarachane Park in the evening hours.

Saadet (Felicity) Party is holding a funeral ceremony for all those who lost their lives in Egypt and Syria at Tunahan Mosque, Istanbul while another funeral is being planned by the Solidarity with Syrian People Platform in Bursa Thursday evening.  In Adana, a sit-in will be held in January 5th Square at 20:00 and it will be repeated every day until Sunday evening.

A press conference will be held in Trabzon’s Ataturk Square in the afternoon and demonstrators are expected to march to Iranian Consulate in the city to protest against the latest developments in Egypt.

In central Anatolian city of Konya, members of various NGOs will hold a rally to give support to ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

On the other hand, Turkey’s biggest unions, Memur-Sen, Hak-Is, Mazlum-Der as well as Anatolian Youth Association are planning a rather large rally in Ankara’s Sihhiye Square on Saturday afternoon.  Protests to condemn the latest killings in Egypt and Syria are planned in many cities across Turkey. 

Members of Anti-capitalist Muslims Movement will protest massacres on Sunday in front of the US Embassy in Ankara.

More protests against the Egypt massacres and Assad regime are planned to be held for Friday and the weekend in many cities including Izmir, Erzincan, Nevsehir, Alanya, Kastamonu, Sakarya, Kocaeli, Aksaray, Ardahan, Sivas, Agri and Malatya in condemnation of Assad for alleged chemical weapon use to kill civilians and of unlawful killings of masses in Egypt by security forces.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Ağustos 2013, 15:15
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