Istanbul, Turkey - Republic of Turkey
TURKISH ISLAMISTS PROTEST THE CHECHEN WAR.
Islamist Turkish women wearing head-scarves and holding Chechen flags protest against Russia's military campaign in Chechnya January 2. Around 7,000 protesters crowded a central Istanbul square, accusing Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit of not taking a stand against Russia's onslaught. Public sympathy for the Chechen cause runs high in mostly Moslem Turkey. fs/Photo by M.