(Clearwisdom.net) On the afternoon of July 18, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners in Turkey held activities in downtown Ankara to introduce the public to Falun Gong and expose the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of the practice, which has included harvesting organs from living practitioners.
Practitioners demonstrate the exercises, drawing the attention of many passersby
People that saw the peaceful and elegant exercise demonstration stopped and watched. Many questions were asked, such as, "What is Falun Dafa?" "Why does the CCP persecute Falun Gong?" "How does Falun Dafa benefit people?"
A gentleman who observed the exercise demonstration for over twenty minutes said, "I feel that Falun Dafa is a profound practice."
Righteous people sign the petition to condemn the CCP's persecution
Practitioners introduce the public to Falun Dafa, and explain the persecution that is taking place in China
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a traditional Chinese spiritual
discipline for mind and body. The practice involves slow, gentle movements and
meditation. It is easy to learn, enjoyable to practice, and free of charge. Its
principles are based on Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The practice began
in China in 1992 and quickly spread by word of mouth throughout China and then
beyond. Its beneficial effects in uplifting an individual's physical health,
spiritual well-being and moral character, not to mention its positive influence
in the community and society as a whole, have been undeniable. In fact, Falun
Gong is practiced by over 100 million people in 60 countries. The main works of
Falun Gong are available in over 30 languages.
On July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched a brutal persecution of Falun Gong. Since the start of the persecution, Falun Gong practitioners throughout the world have been constantly speaking out about the truth of Falun Gong and exposing the CCP's crimes in a tireless effort to end the persecution.