The Islamist Turkish daily Milli Gazete that is affiliated with former PM Erbakan's Islamist Milli Gorus movement reported on the rally in Istanbul's Beyazit square today and wrote that as Israel celebrates its 60th year, the Zionists are being condemned in various places in Turkey, "Israel that built a terrorist organization on May 14, 1948 in occupied Palestine is protested at events with the participation of many Islamist organizations".

Milli Gazete reported that thousands of people attended the rally in Beyazit square where anti-Israel slogans were chanted, including, "Zionism will be defeated, Palestine will be victorious", "Any kind of relationsip with Israel is Crime", "Down with Israel" and "Murderer U.S., Israel, get out of the Middle East!" - often interrupted by repeated calls of "Allahu Akbar".  

In their speeches, officials of the Islamist organizations emphasized that the Palestinian problem does not involve only the Arabs, but the entire Islamic world, and they strongly criticized the four government ministers and especially the Chief of General Staff Gen. Buyukanit and other military commanders for attending Israel's Independence Day reception, a few days ago.

Source: Milli Gazete,, Turkey, May 15, 2008

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