Mubarak to be protested in Turkey over Gaza border closure

Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak, expected to arrive in Istanbul on Wednesday, will be protested in Turkey over its refusal to open Gaza border crossings.

Mubarak to be protested in Turkey over Gaza border closure
World Bulletin / News Desk

Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak, expected to arrive in Istanbul on Wednesday, will be protested in Turkey over its refusal to open Gaza border crossings.

1.5 million Gazans live under heavy Israel siege for a long time and Egypt still insists on not to opening the only Gaza border crossing in a move condemned by Muslims around the world in protests, leaving Gazans desperate to digging tunnels underground and risking their lives since 2007.

Turkish officials said Mubarak is set to pay a working visit to Turkey on Wednesday and will meet Turkish President Abdullah Gul in Istanbul.

Turkish group called "Friends of Palestine", which includes many non-governmental organizations, said the protest will be held at Taksim Square, the major square in Istanbul at one pm in front of Atatürk Cultural Center. The group will make a press statement over Mubarak's attitude over Gaza.

"Friends of Palestine" accuses President Mubarak of being one of the leaders, responsible from Israeli massacre in Gaza.

The group calls Mubarak as collaborator of the "Zionist Israel" state.

Egypt had closed the Rafah Crossing during months-long Israeli blockade of Gaza and blocked humanitarian aid and journalists from entering to Gaza during 22-day assault and invasion.
Last Mod: 10 Şubat 2009, 16:24
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