Pro-ISIS Turks meet in Istanbul.

via Eren Erdem @erenerdemnet
via Eren Erdem @erenerdemnet

This is a place a little bit out of Istanbul. Meeting for Ramadhan Bayram was announced in a pro-ISIS site and meeting happened yesterday. News in Turkish here.

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