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Turkish protesters host 'independent' Ramadan meal

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Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-07-10

Breaking with tradition, Istanbul’s municipality organised a Ramadan meal Tuesday night in Taksim Square, the focus of recent anti-government protests, instead of Gezi Park, while demonstrators organized a separate meal a few hundred metres away.

Istanbul's Beyoğlu Municipality organized a fast-breaking event in Taksim Square for the first night of Ramadan, while demonstrators gathered a few hundred meters away along İstiklal Avenue for their own "iftar" meal.

The municipality placed tables in Taksim Square for the first fast-breaking meal, instead of setting up an "iftar" tent in Gezi Park as in previous years.

Preparations were made to feed around 1,500 people at the site, which has become a focus ground for anti-government protests in recent weeks.

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Date created : 2013-07-10

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