Turkey: Practitioners Commemorate 16 Years of Persecution and Peaceful Resistance in China
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners from Ankara, the capital of Turkey held a series of activities on July 12 and 13, protesting the 16-year long persecution in China, and calling for help to end it. They also demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises and introduced this ancient Chinese cultivation practice to the public.
Sixteen years ago, on July 20, the Chinese Communist Party launched the persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. Thousands were tortured to death, and millions were jailed. In the last 16 years, practitioners all over the world persistently tell the world what Falun Gong really is and try to bring the persecution to en end.
On July 12, practitioners demonstrated exercises at Park Dikmen Vadisi and Park Ahlatlibel Piknik, and passed out materials. Many people were interested, and some of them learned the exercises.
In the morning of the 13th, practitioners held protest in front of the Chinese embassy. They opened banners that read “Falun Dafa is good” and “Stop the persecution of Falun Gong” in both Chinese and Turkish.
After the protest, practitioners went to Kugulu Park. They demonstrated exercises and passed out materials.