(Clearwisdom.net) Practitioners in Turkey held activities in Ulus Park in Istanbul on the afternoon of July 18, 2010 to promote Falun Dafa and expose the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. They also called upon people to see clearly the CCP's evil nature and work together to end the eleven-year persecution.

Practitioners in Turkey hold activities against the persecution in Ulus Park in Istanbul

Practitioners' banners reading "Falun Dafa is good" and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" drew the passersby's attention. They demonstrated the exercises accompanied by peaceful music, and many people stopped to watch. Some people took informational materials and had a conversation with practitioners to learn more about the persecution of Falun Gong.


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, mental, and spiritual health, 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.