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19 Dec 2019 | 12:36 AM UTC

Turkey: March in support of Uighurs due in İstanbul December 20

NGO plans a march in İstanbul on December 20, in support of the Uighurs in China; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions expected

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Event

A Turkish NGO is planning a march in İstanbul on Friday, December 20, in support of the Uighurs facing persecution in China. Participants plan to gather at 19:30 (local time) at Fatih Mosque, and then march to Beyazit Square.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are expected along the march route. 

Advice

Individuals in İstanbul are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, anticipate localized transportation disruptions, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.