- Title: TURKEY: Thousands gather to protest cartoons in Turkey
- Date: 19th February 2006
- Summary: VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WAVING FLAGS AND CHANTING / PEOPLE CARRYING TURKISH FLAG (4 SHOTS)
- Embargoed: 6th March 2006 12:00
- Location: Turkey
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: International Relations,Religion
- Reuters ID: LVAA2WP0I8QWSBW7VDOY6FQRXH1S
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- Story Text: Thousands chanted against Denmark and other countries where cartoons of the Islamic prophet Mohammad were published in newspapers, at a rally organised by Turkey's political Felicity Party in Istanbul on Sunday (February 19).
Around five thousand people gathered to protest at the cartoons at the pro-islamist "Respect to Belief, Love to Prophet" rally organised by the Felicity party who have no seats in the Turkish parliament.
People carrying Turkish and Felicity party flags chanted against countries where cartoons were published. On banners in the crowd, Europe was symbolised as a pig, a food banned by Islam.
Police took heavy security measures for the rally.
Danish and other flags have been set ablaze in various cartoon protests in Turkey.
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