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18 Dec 2019 | 12:57 PM UTC

Turkey: Protest to take place in Istanbul December 20

Activists to demonstrate in Istanbul in support of Uyghur Turks on December 20; heightened security presence and localized disruptions expected

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Event

A protest is set to take place in Istanbul on Friday, December 20, denouncing the Chinese persecution of Uyghur Turks. Protesters will gather at Fatih Mosque at 19:30 (local time) and march to Beyazit Square. Related demonstrations are possible across Istanbul on Friday.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected around demonstration sites.  

Advice

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