Anti- Israel protests held across Turkey

KONYA (CIHAN)- The protests against the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip were held on many cities across Turkey.

Gathering in Konya, Izmir Istanbul and Trabzon people chanted anti-Israel slogans to protest the latest Israel offensive which claimed more than 100 lives in Gaza. During the protest meetings Turkish protesters strongly condemned and called immediate cessation of military operations in the Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile protesting groups in different cities of Turkey performed funeral prayer in absentia for those who lost their life in Israel’s Gaza offensive.

Carrying placards and shouting slogans furious people showed their reaction and protested the Israel’s unbalanced use of force.

On the other hand, Israel said on Friday it would not bow to international pressure to end air strikes in Gaza that officials there said had killed almost 100 Palestinians, despite an offer by US President Barack Obama to help negotiate a ceasefire with militants.