Turkish Falun Dafa practitioners participated in the Mersin City Book Fair, which this year ran from November 24 to December 2, 2018. This was the fourth year that practitioners have been a part of this popular event. Many visitors at the fair, stopped by the Falun Dafa table and expressed interest and appreciation for the opportunity to learn about this traditional mind-body cultivation practice from China.
To introduce the Falun Dafa meditation system (also called Falun Gong), the practitioners distributed thousands of leaflets and sold many copies of Zhuan Falun, the main book of the practice. They also informed people about the persecution of Falun Dafa in China and asked visitors if they would like to sign the petition to support Falun Dafa and help stop the persecution.
On the first day of the fair, two young students, Ali Berke and his friend, were very interested in Falun Dafa and said they wanted to learn the exercises. They went to the local exercise site to learn the exercises and to find out more about Falun Dafa.
Ali Berke said he sensed a flow of energy in his body and added that he had been in search of such a meditation practice. He was very pleased to have encountered Falun Dafa.
Poet and music teacher Olgu Taşkın said, “I am interested in things like internal energy and self-realisation. I’ve never done anything like this before. I have what you would call intuition, but I think that it is necessary to overcome our problems with the power of thought. I wanted to get the book Zhuan Falun as soon as I saw it.”
During the exhibition, the local media group, Nar Media Agency, interviewed practitioners about Falun Dafa.