Turks protest West air strikes on Libya

A group of Turkish demonstrators rallied on Sunday to protest air strikes of western allies in Libya, which killed at least 64 people.

Turks protest West air strikes on Libya

A group of Turkish demonstrators rallied on Sunday to protest air strikes of western allies in Libya, which killed at least 64 people.

Around 100 people, mostly members of Labor Party, gathered near the French Consulate General in downtown Istanbul.

"Get out of Libya" and "Libyan people are not alone" were some of the slogans shouted by the protestors against France, the US and other western nations.

Police implemented strict security measures and did not allow the group to approach the French consulate.

A five-nation coalition forces hit Libya late on Saturday in line with a UN resolution that authorized Western military intervention "to protect further civilian losses" as Muammar Gaddafi's forces keep bombing anti-government strongholds despite a ceasefire they announced on Friday.

At least 64 people were killed in the bombings, Libyan officials announced.

Agencies

Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Mart 2011, 11:13

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