Germany: 'Erdogan, terrorist' — Berlin rallies against Turkish operation in Afrin

Hundreds of protesters marched from the Brandenburg Gate to Alexanderplatz in Berlin, Friday, to protest against the ongoing Turkish military operation against a Kurdish enclave in the Syrian region of Afrin. Demonstrators held Kurdish flags, holding banners and placards denouncing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and chanting «Erdogan, terrorist», amongst others. On January 20, Turkish... Еще President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the beginning of the military operation 'Operation Olive Branch' against the Kurdish YPG militia. Turkey views the YPG, which is active in northern Syria, as an extension of the banned militant group the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), whose leader is Abdullah Öcalan. Germany outlawed the PKK in 1993 and recognises the organisation as a terrorist group. The German government has since banned PKK symbols including flags and portraits of the founder of the party, Abdullah Ocalan.


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