(Clearwisdom.net) At noon on July 22, 2011, Falun Gong practitioners in Turkey gathered in Taksim Square in the busy center of Istanbul to hold a rally exposing the CCP's 12-year-long brutal persecution of Falun Gong, calling on people from all walks of life to help stop the CCP's atrocities.

Falun Gong practitioners in Turkey hold an event in the center of Istanbul to protest the persecution

Practitioners telling the local people about the persecution of Falun Gong

That day, Turkey's largest private television station, Show TV; the famous TV network KANALTURK; and several well-known news agencies such as Dogan Haber and Cihan dispatched reporters to cover the event and conducted interviews.

A reporter from Show TV, Turkey's largest private television station, interviews practitioners

A television photographer takes video footage

At the rally, practitioners held banners saying, "Falun Dafa is good" and "Disintegrate the CCP to stop the persecution" and demonstrated the five Falun Gong exercises. Many visitors and locals stopped to observe the activities.

When they found out about the CCP's brutal persecution of Falun Gong, especially the harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners, many people were shocked and upset, condemning the CCP's heinous crimes and its 12-year-long persecution of Falun Gong.

After learning about Falun Gong, a German couple who were visiting Turkey said, “The CCP has persecuted its own people so cruelly. It is worse than the Nazis. We believe that everyone with a conscience and a sense of justice will stand up and support you. We will always support you! “

This German couple says: “We will always support you!”

Before leaving, they especially asked for a few leaflets in Turkish, saying that they would take them to their Turkish friends.

Having learned that CCP doctors removed organs from living Falun Gong practitioners for lucrative profit, several young tourists from Arab countries said indignantly, "This (organ removal) is something that only the devil would do. The CCP is not human. It will be brought to justice one day." Pointing at the practitioners demonstrating the exercises, one of them added, “To see them doing such peaceful exercises, I know they are good people. This exercise must really be very good."

Showing their support, the two Arab tourists specifically ask to having a picture taken with Falun Gong practitioners

"People in China are all criticizing the CCP"

Having chatted with a Falun Gong practitioner for a long time, a young man from Liaoning Province, China, who had just come to study in Turkey, told the practitioner, “Most people in China know that the people who practicing Falun Gong are good and that Falun Gong is blameless. The CCP is now very unpopular, and the people in China are all criticizing it.”

During the event, many local Turkish people from all walks of life expressed their support for Falun Gong and condemned the CCP after learning the facts. And some of them said that they wanted to learn it.