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Diyarbakir Kurds rally to show support for Prophet Muhammad

About 50,000 people took to the streets of the predominantly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir on Jan. 24, in support of the Prophet Muhammad in the biggest rally in Turkey since the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

Tens of thousands of people rallied in Diyarbakir, the biggest predominantly Kurdish city in Turkey’s southeastern region, on Jan. 24 to honor the Prophet Muhammad. Speakers at the event, "Lovers of the Prophet Platform," told the crowd, "Nobody can insult our religion and our prophet and then hide behind freedom of speech."

But was there more to it than religion alone?

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