Istanbul mosque asks May Day protesters not to damage its walls with writings
AA PhotoOne of the landmarks of central Istanbul, Şişli Mosque, has hung a poster asking May Day protesters not to graffiti the walls of the historic building.
“We celebrate your May Day and, for God’s sake, we ask you not to write anything on the historic mosque’s walls,” the poster said.
Şişli is a district just north of Taksim, and is one of the busiest districts in Istanbul, popular for protests and celebrations.
Police resorted to tight security measures around Şişli on May 1, along with other districts in Istanbul, as they intervened against protesters.