Support rally for Egypt's Mursi held in Istanbul

A group of activists organized through social media in İstanbul held a support rally for Morsi on Monday.

Support rally for Egypt's Mursi held in Istanbul

World Bulletin / News Desk

A group of activists organized through social media in İstanbul held a support rally for Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on Monday.

The group gathered in Saraçhane Park and chanted slogans similar to the ones in support of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during the Gezi Park protests in Turkey.

Morsi supporters who started the hashtag “Turkey with Morsi” on Twitter decided to meet at the park on Monday evening. Nearly 100 people who protested the demonstrations against the Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi chanted in favor of the Egyptian president, who is being called on to step down by masses of protesters in his country.

The pro-Morsi protest in İstanbul was supported by several civil society organizations as well as journalists like Abdurrahman Dilipak. In his statement, Dilipak said: “We were the children of a single country, but we are divided into pieces. What happened in Gezi Park is being repeated in Tahrir [Square].” 

Making a statement on behalf of the protesters, Mürsel Kaya argued that what is happening in Egypt is a plot of the foreign powers. “The elected president of Egypt who represents the national will is being presented as a dictator by the international media and its local extensions,” Kaya said. He added that the people of Egypt are being provoked to go out on the streets and resort to violence.

Kaya believes that Turkish people support the will of the Egyptian people just as Turkish people supported their own will in Turkey. “We will not remain silent toward an effort to end the Spring in Egypt."

The group made their statement and ended the protest without any incident.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Temmuz 2013, 14:02
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