Hundreds in Turkey protest against Egyptian crackdown

By REUTERS
August 16, 2013 18:06

 
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ANKARA - Up to 2,000 demonstrators waving Islamic flags and chanting anti-US slogans took to the streets in Turkey's two biggest cities on Friday to protest at the bloody security crackdown in Egypt on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

In the capital Ankara, around 1,000 protesters marched from the largest mosque after Friday prayers to the US embassy, where the crowd, angered by Washington's failure to call Morsi's ouster a coup, chanted "Murderer America, get out of Turkey".

Riot police stood watch nearby but there was no intervention by the security forces. The crowds were kept back from the embassy grounds and were later allowed to move their protest to outside the Egyptian embassy a short distance away.

In Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, hundreds of protesters gathered in the conservative district of Eyup, shouting pro-Morsi and Islamic slogans and waving Egyptian, Palestinian and Syrian opposition flags.

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