(Clearwisdom.net) Almost all the Women's Associations' presidents that are active in Mersin visited the Falun Dafa Association premises on the 2nd of March 2006. After learning about the facts of Falun Gong and personally experiencing the Falun Gong exercises, the attendees were shocked at the persecution happening in China and inquired about how to help end the persecution.

Attendees learn the Falun Gong exercises

Explaining to the attendees about the brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China

Mr. Ismail Tezyurekt tells the attendees about his personal experience

Attendees have their photos taken at the Falun Dafa Association

Attending the lecture were representatives from the following groups: The Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and Protection of Natural Habitats (TEMA), Consumer Protection Association, Women and Politics Association, Turkish Mothers' Association, Foundation for the Protection of the Mentally Disabled, Orphans Protection Foundation, and others. They all acknowledged that Falun Dafa has been one of the most active associations in Mersin, as the students are teaching people the exercises continuously in Mersin parks, and a lot of people are benefiting. This was also mentioned on local TV.

One of the new practitioners showed everyone how she can easily bend after practicing Falun Dafa. Before, she could not, as she had a severe back problem.

Mr. Ismail Tezyurek told everyone his Falun Dafa experience. He believes he has been saved by Dafa, as he was an alcoholic for most of his life and could not work for a long time. Now it is different; he is back to normal and spends most of his time cleaning and decorating the association house and he does all the other little things that need to be done day-to-day for association work.

Falun Gong students also talked about the brutal persecution of Dafa practitioners in China and told them that Falun Gong teaches people to be good and truthful and tolerant, along with the five simple exercises in order to have a healthy body. Practitioners in China are being killed in the worst possible ways for just trying to be good people.

The guests could scarcely believe what they heard concerning the persecution and asked enthusiastically how they could help to stop this cruelty being done to practitioners in China. They thanked the Dafa students for helping them learn about such a wonderful practice and said they felt very fortunate to have heard about it.

The visitors left our association building with sympathy towards Dafa and some were in tears.