Netherlands: Hundreds protest Turkish military operation in north-eastern Syria

Protesters hit the streets of The Hague on Saturday, calling for solidarity with Kurdish people against the ongoing Turkish military operation in north-eastern Syria. Demonstrators were seen marching with a People's Protection Units (YPG) banner and waving flags of Rojava, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria with a high ethnic Kurdish population. Some protesters also burned a sign depicting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which read '#StopErdoganTerror'. Ismail Abdullah, a Kurdish protester, said: «He [Erdogan] wants to destroy us, he wants to destroy our land, he wants to take our land. It’s not like he is going to fight some terrorist groups. There is nothing, there is nothing there, there is no terrorist there, just normal people, poor people. They fight for their land, they were against ISIS, everybody knows.» Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the beginning of a military operation, dubbed 'Operation Peace Spring', on October 9 to create a 'safe zone' cleared of US-backed Kurdish groups, which Ankara considers terrorists.

Самое интересное

Новости партнеров

ТемыВсе темы