Turkish activists join anti Assad protests

Turkish activists denounced Syrian leader Bashar Assad for his security forces’ violent crackdown of protests there, following Friday prayers at a mosque in Istanbul.

Some 300 Turkish worshippers also held funeral prayers for Syrians killed during the demonstrations outside Istanbul’s historic Beyazit mosque.

Some of them chanted: “The oppressors will drown in the blood of the martyrs.”

Over the past weeks, Syrian forces have fired tear gas and live bullets at protesters, who are demanding greater reforms than the limited concessions offered by Assad. A key demand is the end to the decades-old emergency laws, which allow the regime a free hand to arrest people without charge.

Turkey has urged Syria’s leader to carry out widespread reforms.

Canadian press

  • Turkish activists join anti Assad protests was grateful to the Syrian people who suffers and demands for their freedom. The revolution is at the door and the regime is still flirting with change. Wishing to have their freedom soon without more victims.
    God willing.

  • Turkish activists join anti Assad protests was grateful to the Syrian people who suffers and demands for their freedom. The revolution is at the door and the regime is still flirting with change. Wishing to have their freedom soon without more victims.
    God willing.

  • Turkish activists join anti Assad protests was grateful to the Syrian people who suffers and demands for their freedom. The revolution is at the door and the regime is still flirting with change. Wishing to have their freedom soon without more victims.
    God willing.

  • antar2011

    watch tomorrow for the syrian regime accusations that tayyar al mustaqbal is the one who is encouraging and supporting this demonstraters

  • antar2011

    watch tomorrow for the syrian regime accusations that tayyar al mustaqbal is the one who is encouraging and supporting this demonstraters

  • Anonymous

    watch tomorrow for the syrian regime accusations that tayyar al mustaqbal is the one who is encouraging and supporting this demonstraters

  • Guest

    Though I commend those Turks who showed their support for the Syrian people, and I wish more of them do so. But … shouldn’t the “Turks” repent their sins first? I think they should if they really want the international community to take them seriously. No, don’t take this the negative way. It will be the most positive stance that Turks can take to promote human rights issues, accept what they did and make the world a better place piece by piece. Once again, I am not discounting this positive stance demonstrated by these brave Turks, and I think that these Turks who showed their support for the Syrian people would agree with me to do the right thing.

  • VVF

    Though I commend those Turks who showed their support for the Syrian people, and I wish more of them do so. But … shouldn’t the Turks repent their sins first? I think they should if they really want the international community to take them seriously. No, don’t take this the negative way. It will be the most positive stance the Turks can take to help make the world a better place piece by piece.

  • guss043

    Assad run for your zoo

  • guss043

    Assad run for your zoo