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Greece: Kurds decry Turkey's involvement in Syria, demand freedom for PKK leader02:02

Greece: Kurds decry Turkey's involvement in Syria, demand freedom for PKK leader

Greece, Athens
September 2, 2016 at 23:50 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of Kurds took to the streets of Athens, Friday, to decry Turkish military operation in northern Syria and demand freedom for the Kurdish leader and founder of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan.

The protesters held Rojava flags and banners reading "Freedom to Ocalan" while marching to the Turkish embassy. Police blocked the road and didn't allow the protesters to come close to the embassy building. Another group of Kurds staged a sit-in in front of the Representation of the European Commission.

On August 24, Turkey began a military operation, named "Euphrates Shield," in alliance with the US-led coalition against targets of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria's northern town of Jarablus.

Greece: Kurds decry Turkey's involvement in Syria, demand freedom for PKK leader02:02
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Hundreds of Kurds took to the streets of Athens, Friday, to decry Turkish military operation in northern Syria and demand freedom for the Kurdish leader and founder of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan.

The protesters held Rojava flags and banners reading "Freedom to Ocalan" while marching to the Turkish embassy. Police blocked the road and didn't allow the protesters to come close to the embassy building. Another group of Kurds staged a sit-in in front of the Representation of the European Commission.

On August 24, Turkey began a military operation, named "Euphrates Shield," in alliance with the US-led coalition against targets of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria's northern town of Jarablus.

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