Turks protest in German city against violence

11th November 2007, Comments 0 comments

10 November 2007, Munich (dpa) - Some 3,000 Turks took to the streets in the southern German city of Munich on Saturday to protest against violence in their native country. Marchers chanted slogans against the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) and carried banners reading, "Peace at Home, Peace Throughout the World" and "Together Against Terrorism." Many of the protesters condemned the PKK for launching attacks against Turkish forces from bases in northern Iraq, prompting fears that Ankara would invade i

10 November 2007

Munich (dpa) - Some 3,000 Turks took to the streets in the southern German city of Munich on Saturday to protest against violence in their native country.

Marchers chanted slogans against the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) and carried banners reading, "Peace at Home, Peace Throughout the World" and "Together Against Terrorism."

Many of the protesters condemned the PKK for launching attacks against Turkish forces from bases in northern Iraq, prompting fears that Ankara would invade its neighbour.

"We are deeply concerned about the incidents in Turkey," said Rahmi Turan, who organized the rally on behalf of the Turkish Initiative Against Terrorism.

No violence was reported by late afternoon. A protest by Turks and Kurds in Berlin two weeks ago turned violent, resulting in injuries to 18 policemen and eight arrests.

On November 3 more than 10,000 Turks and Kurds held demonstrations in three German cities against the violence in their country.

The PKK is seeking wide-ranging autonomy for the predominantly Kurdish provinces in the south of Turkey.

DPA

Subject: German news

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