Tens of hundreds of Kurds have taken to the streets to protest Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s human rights atrocities in opposition to the Kurdish folks.
Around 30,000 Kurds took to the streets of Frankfurt, Germany on Saturday, chanting “Erdogan the terrorist” and “freedom for Ocalan” waving flags and portraits of Abdullah Ocalan, the detained chief of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
Erdogan has beforehand been accused of committing human rights atrocities in opposition to Kurds in Turkey, threatening them with an “Armenian fate” after the Kurdish inhabitants protested the killing of 150 civilians in Cizre, after the Turkish army burned them to loss of life.
“The Europeans should hear us, empathize with our suffering and help us. It would be best if they imposed economic sanctions on Turkey,” one among the demonstrators advised Reuters.
The protesters stated they needed to attain out to voters in Turkey in order that they vote in opposition to the constitutional modifications that will enhance presidential powers in the referendum.
Frankfurt police didn’t intrude, saying on Twitter that the protest was peaceable and that the majority of the demonstrators had complied with German legal guidelines.
Turkey sharply criticized Germany for permitting the protest after putting a ban on referendum rallies by Turkish officers in German cities on safety grounds.
Erdogan’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin stated that by letting anti-Erdogan demonstrations happen, Germany was permitting open assist for terrorism.
“We strongly condemn the German authorities for allowing the demonstrations by PKK terrorist supporters,” Kalin stated in a press release.
“We once again remind European countries: on April 16 the decision is to be made by the [Turkish people], not Europe.”
Around 1.four million out of three million ethnic Turks residing in Germany are eligible to vote in the April referendum, in accordance with Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer.
Tensions between the nations escalated after Erdogan accused Germany of resorting to Nazi-era techniques in response to a number of German cities withdrawing their permission for the rallies in assist of Turkish authorities.