For the past three days now, protests have been held in a number of provinces throughout Turkey, including Istanbul Ankara and Konya against the military intervention in Egypt resulting in ousting Egypt's first-ever elected President Mohamed Morsi.
Rallies were organized in the Turkish provinces of Ankara, Istanbul and Konya in support of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi on Thursday. In Istanbul, a group of approximately 300, consisting of members of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party youth organization and the Saadet (Felicity) Party and members of several civil society organizations as well as journalists protested against the Egyptian army's takeover of the government in a show of support for Morsi. The group gathered in front of Egypt's consulate-general in Istanbul, shouted slogans "We will resist against the oppressors", "Do not bend down, the umma is by your side"
In Ankara, hundreds of people gathered in front of the Egyptian Embassy in Ankara in a rally organized by public sector union confederations, MEMUR-SEN and HAK-İŞ as well as the Organization of Human Rights and Solidarity for Oppressed People (MASLUM-DER). The crowd chanted slogans and held up banners in support of the legitimately elected Morsi and against military coups.
Also in the central Anatolian province of Konya, several NGOs gathered on Alaaddin boulevard, in a rally organized via social media, and shouted "Morsi do not collapse, Turkey stands by you".