Females in Turkey protest against country's participation in Iraq, Syria conflicts
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.2
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Females of Istanbul protest against the parliament's adoption of mandate, which will allow the Turkish Armed Forces to participate in operations against the militants of the terrorist organization "Islamic state" in Iraq and Syria, the Turkish newspaper "Milliyet" said Oct.2.
More than 200 women blocked the traffic on the bridge, which connects the European and Asian side of Istanbul in protest against the mandate.
Istanbul police detained 16 females during the protests.
Turkey's parliament is currently discussing the mandate.
The opposition People's Republican Party (CHP) and the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey are in favor of the adoption of the mandate.
The National Action Party (MHP) and the ruling Justice and Development Party of the country also advocate for the adoption of the mandate.