Istanbul (IP) –A group of Turkish Muslims gathered in front of the French Consulate in Istanbul to protest against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo's insult on Islamic values and sanctities.

Iran PressAsia: The French magazine has a long history of publishing derogatory and sacrilegious cartoons in the name of freedom of expression. Back in September 2020, it republished blasphemous cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that were first released in 2015, sparking anger and outrage across the Muslim world.

The condemnation comes as Charlie Hebdo has published several insulting cartoons of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in a special issue recently.

According to IranPress, the Sunday evening gatherings, holding placards, condemned the derogatory actions of the magazine and declared their support for the marjaeya of Islam.

Some demonstrators in front of the French consulate in Istanbul, in an interview with IranPress, renewed their support for Ayatollah Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution.

A Turkish citizen stated we are here to say that we are the united nation of Islam, and we will defend Ayatollah Khamenei as long as we live.

The female supporter of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution also said: "We express our anger and disgust with the Western Zionist agents and we will not tolerate insulting our holy things."

Another demonstrator said: "We don't just chant slogans, we sacrifice our lives and property in the way of Islam and Islamic holy things. We have come to renew our allegiance to our leader and say, "we are ready."

A female Turkish citizen also said, we always express our solidarity with the Muslims and the oppressed of the world and we will not allow any harm to the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) and the marjaeya of Islam.

The demonstrators emphasized that the leader of Iran is the leader of all of us and the leader of the Islamic nation.


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