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Tens of thousands in Turkey hold mass rally in Ankara against terror
Tens of thousands of people from across Turkey flocked into downtown Ankara yesterday to condemn terrorism and display solidarity, with the organizers of the mass rally particularly putting emphasis on the unity of the nation.

More than 250 business associations, unions and professional chambers joined the rally, which was called three days previously.

The rally was open to all citizens, with organizers saying it would not represent any political party or view. The mass gathering was called to give voice to people’s resentment over the loss of a rising number of security forces in a renewed conflict between Turkey’s security forces and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Participants in the rally displayed “a national stance,” Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodities Exchanges (TOBB) President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu said, addressing the crowd after they marched from Sıhhiye Square to Ulus. The march ended in the late afternoon in front of the old parliament building, which is considered to be “the founding assembly” of the Republic of Turkey. A grand Turkish flag was carried by the crowd on their shoulders, while tens of thousands of flags were distributed by the Ankara Trade Chamber (ATO) to people at the rally. The 1,500-meter-long and seven-meter-wide flag was carried by a truck to the rally scene.

source: Hurriyet Daily News

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