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10,000 protest in Turkey against violence by Kurdish rebels under anti-terror banner

  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan salutes supporters as tens of thousands of flag-waving demonstrators rally to denounce violence by Kurdish rebels, in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Speakers condemned terrorism and the violence which has rocked eastern Turkey since the resumption of fighting between the military and the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. The separatist group is considered a terror organization by the Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.(Presidential Press Service/Pool photo via AP)

    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan salutes supporters as tens of thousands of flag-waving demonstrators rally to denounce violence by Kurdish rebels, in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Speakers condemned terrorism and the violence which has rocked eastern Turkey since the resumption of fighting between the military and the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. The separatist group is considered a terror organization by the Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.(Presidential Press Service/Pool photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Flag-waving demonstrators rally to denounce violence by Kurdish rebels, as the country's prime minister pledged damnation for the separatists, in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Speakers condemned terrorism and the violence which has rocked eastern Turkey since the resumption of fighting between the military and the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. The separatist group is considered a terror organization by the Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.(AP Photo)

    Flag-waving demonstrators rally to denounce violence by Kurdish rebels, as the country's prime minister pledged damnation for the separatists, in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Speakers condemned terrorism and the violence which has rocked eastern Turkey since the resumption of fighting between the military and the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. The separatist group is considered a terror organization by the Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.(AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan salute cheering supporters, as tens of thousands of demonstrators rally to denounce violence by Kurdish rebels, in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015.. Speakers condemned terrorism and the violence which has rocked eastern Turkey since the resumption of fighting between the military and the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. The separatist group is considered a terror organization by the Turkey, the U.S. and the EU. (AP Photo)

    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan salute cheering supporters, as tens of thousands of demonstrators rally to denounce violence by Kurdish rebels, in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015.. Speakers condemned terrorism and the violence which has rocked eastern Turkey since the resumption of fighting between the military and the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. The separatist group is considered a terror organization by the Turkey, the U.S. and the EU. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

At least 10,000 demonstrators rallied in central Istanbul for a protest aimed at denouncing violence by Kurdish rebels.

Almost all waved Turkish flags under an anti-terrorism banner as speakers condemned terrorism and the violence which has rocked eastern Turkey since the resumption of fighting between the military and the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK.

The protest was held under the banner: "Millions of breaths. One voice against terror."

The PKK is considered a terror organization by the Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.

The rally, which was widely promoted across the city, took place under heavy police protection on Sunday. It featured a video montage of, among other things, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan set to stirring music.