Turks continue protest over Israel attack on Gaza ship

More than 500 taxi drivers gathered together in front of the Israeli Consulate General in Istanbul and honked their horns in protest of the Israeli attack on aid ships.

Turks continue protest over Israel attack on Gaza ship

People from various Turkish non-governmental organizations held protests against Israel in Istanbul's Taksim square after Israel attacked ships carrying aid material to Gaza on early Monday.

The protests continued till early hours of Tuesday.


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Many in Taksim square carried banners and chanted slogans as "Killer Israel, Killer USA", "Killer USA, Get Out of the Middle East" and "People of Palestine Are Not Alone".

More than 500 taxi drivers gathered together in front of the Israeli Consulate General in Istanbul at around 0215 hours on Tuesday and honked their horns in protest of the Israeli attack on aid ships.


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Taxi drivers sang the Turkish National Anthem and read verses from the Holy Qur'an and later left the site of the Israeli Consulate General.

Meanwhile, in Turkish capital of Ankara, hundreds of people gathered together in front of the residence of the Israeli Ambassador Gaby Levy to protest Israel.


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The group of protestors began chanting slogans at about 0730 hours on Tuesday. Police forces in front of Levy's residence dispersed the crowd.

Tension between the protestors and police forces continue in front of Levy's residence.



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