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Germany: Thousands express fury against Erdogan on Cologne's streets01:55

Germany: Thousands express fury against Erdogan on Cologne's streets

Germany, Cologne
August 8, 2015 at 23:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Between 6,000 and 15,000 protesters - according the police and the organisers, respectively - gathered in the centre of Cologne to demonstrate against the Turkish airstrikes on Kurdish fighters in Iraq, Saturday.

The protesters, who were holding Kurdish flags and images of founding member of the militant organisation Kurdistan Worker's Party PKK Abdullah Ocalan demonstrated through the streets and shouted phrases like "Erdogan murderer."

At the end of the rally, they were addressed by Figen Yuksekdag, the co-leader of the left-wing Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).

Since the bombing of Suruc by militants aligned with the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), the ceasefire between Kurdish forces and Turkey has come to an end, breeding continued hostilities.

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Between 6,000 and 15,000 protesters - according the police and the organisers, respectively - gathered in the centre of Cologne to demonstrate against the Turkish airstrikes on Kurdish fighters in Iraq, Saturday.

The protesters, who were holding Kurdish flags and images of founding member of the militant organisation Kurdistan Worker's Party PKK Abdullah Ocalan demonstrated through the streets and shouted phrases like "Erdogan murderer."

At the end of the rally, they were addressed by Figen Yuksekdag, the co-leader of the left-wing Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).

Since the bombing of Suruc by militants aligned with the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), the ceasefire between Kurdish forces and Turkey has come to an end, breeding continued hostilities.

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