Turkish Ngos protest Syria's Assad
Standing with opposition protesters in Syria, Turkish human rights groups on Monday staged a demonstration in front of the Syrian Consulate in Istanbul, calling for the ouster of the country's President Bashar Assad. Some of the protesters arrived at the demonstration area following evening prayers at Tesvikiye Mosque, while others gathered earlier in front of Macka Akif Tuncel Technical and Industrial Occupational High School and marched toward the consulate in the Sisli district's Tesvikiye neighborhood. Demonstrators chanted, "Long live the global uprising" and carried signs reading "Cruel Assad, leave Syria." A group of Syrian students also joined in the protest.