(Clearwisdom.net) On the twelfth anniversary of April 25 appeal, when over ten thousand Falun Gong practitioners peacefully appealed to the Chinese central government on April 25, 1999, Falun Gong practitioners in Turkey began a week-long “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance International Art Exhibition” in Istanbul. Through the art exhibition, which began on April 22, the beauty of Falun Dafa is displayed to the Turkish people and it is allowing more people to learn about the brutal persecution of Falun Gong that has continued for the past 12 years.

The “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance International Art Exhibition” is in Istanbul from April 22-27, 2011

A group of children pose for a photo in front of the painting they liked most: “Buddha”

The exhibition is being held at the Yunus Emre Culture Center, which is located in a district with a large population. In February of last year, the same exhibition was held here, and had nearly 1000 visitors during its six-day run. The exhibition was quite a sensation.

The first three days of the exhibition happened to be a weekend and Children's Day in Turkey, so many families with children visited the exhibition. Because a lot of visitors came at night, the exhibition was was kept open until nearly 9:00 p.m.

Visitors take truth-clarification materials

Visitors wait in line to write their comments

A Falun Gong practitioner guide tells the story behind each painting

Many visitors said that the exhibition left them with a strong memory. Besides praising the beauty of Falun Dafa, people condemned Chinese Communist Party's atrocities, especially the organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners.

On April 25, the practitioners focused on the happening in Beijing 12 years ago, where over ten thousand Falun Gong practitioners appealed to Chinese State Department to protect their basic right, freedom of belief. Many visitors supported and praised the 12-year-long rational and peacefully protest to end the persecution of Falun Gong in China, and expressed their wishes that the persecution end immediately.

The exhibition will be open until April 27 and will continue in other areas thereafter.