(Clearwisdom.net) At around noon on April 23, 2006, Turkey's largest TV station, SHOWTV, interviewed Falun Gong practitioners in Istanbul Park. Practitioners introduced the grace of Falun Dafa and talked about how widespread it has become. They also explained the facts of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s persecution of Falun Gong and exposed the CCP's brutal crimes in harvesting organs from living practitioners in forced labor camps. The TV station broadcast this interview to all of Turkey on its evening news.

Turkey's largest TV station, SHOWTV, interviewed Falun Dafa practitioners at the exercise site in Istanbul Park

The images shown by SHOWTV during the interview with Falun Gong practitioners in Turkey

This is the third time that SHOWTV has reported on Falun Gong in a positive way. In this new report, the host explained that Falun Dafa originated in China in 1992 and has spread all over the world. In the past five years, Falun Gong has spread rapidly in Turkey, where people value and love the practice.

As practitioners introduced Falun Gong in the interview, the network broadcast the VCD Falun Dafa Spreads Around the World and many paintings from the "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance International Art Exhibition" that exposed the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong, including why it started and some of the tortures such as hanging and the tiger bench. The images reflected the stark contrast between the peaceful practicing of the Falun Gong exercises and the bloody persecution by the CCP. In the painting entitled "Why", a little boy of about seven years old was shown behind bars. His hands held onto the bars and on his body were obvious wounds and traces of blood. On the ground behind him lay his mother, covered with wounds. Despite their dire situation, this little boy did not have hate or tears in his eyes. In his eyes there was only the question, "Why do my mother and I have to suffer such brutal persecution for practicing Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance?"

This is the first time practitioners in Turkey have exposed the CCP's torture and persecution of Falun Gong on nationwide TV in a comprehensive way.

In this interview practitioner Ms. Aynur said, "Falun Gong is cultivation. Practitioners not only gain a healthy body but also cultivate their character according to the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance and elevate their morality. Falun Gong has spread to many cities in Turkey."

Ms. Aynur also said that since the CCP launched the cruel persecution against Falun Gong in 1999, it has set up concentration camps for practitioners all over China. In these concentration camps and forced labor camps, the CCP has excised organs from living practitioners for lucrative profits and burned the corpses afterwards to destroy the evidence. She said, "Heaven will not tolerate these crimes of the CCP, and both people and gods are angry. We will continue to protest the persecution in China until it stops."

Ms. Aynur said that Falun Gong practitioners have sued Jiang Zemin,, the criminal responsible for this persecution, all over the world. "We call upon the Turkish government and its people to send a united message of justice to stop the persecution."

The program also showed interviews with two other practitioners. One practitioner in Turkey said, "After I started to practice Falun Dafa, my whole body and mind have changed. I am healthy now." An 18-year-old Turkish girl said, "I treat others with more compassion and patience after cultivation. My health has been improved, too. I felt very lucky after learning about Dafa."