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Turkish ships support Egypt’s pro-democracy movement

Turkish-flagged ships in Istanbul harbour have been involved in a unique demonstration in support of Egypt’s pro-democracy movement. Crews on board a number of ships projected images of the young martyr Asma Al-Beltaji onto the building housing the Egyptian Consulate in the city in condemnation of the military coup in July.


Seventeen-year-old Miss Al-Beltaji was the daughter of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Al-Beltaji. She was shot and killed by coup forces in Rabaa Al-Adawiyya Square last month and has become a symbol of the anti-coup protests along with the four-fingered symbol of freedom used in the demonstrations. This was also projected onto the consulate alongside Asma’s picture as part of the ships’ protest.

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