Protesters marching below the Kurdish green, yellow and red flag waved placards reading”Trump = serial killer” or calling Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan”the genuine pioneer of Daesh,” the Arabic acronym for the Islamic Condition jihadist group.
Organizers said”over 20,000 people” participate in the protest at Paris later Ankara stepped up its attack on Kurdish-held border cities in northeastern Syria on Saturday, defying mounting risks of international sanctions.
“Turkey is invading Rojava (the self-proclaimed Kurdish zone in northwestern Syria) and Europe is observing,” they shouted as they flew towards Chatelet in central Paris. Authorities in the funds estimated 4,000 people had taken part.
There were similar protests in other French towns such as Marseille, Strasbourg — the chair of the European parliament — Bordeaux, Lille, and Grenoble.
The Turkish offensive started on Wednesday after US President Donald Trump ordered American troops to pull back from the boundary.
Trump has faced a storm of criticism for abandoning a faithful ally at the US-led campaign against the Islamic State team.
Pro-Kurdish protests were held across Germany with over 10,000 participants in Cologne, according to news agency DPA.
Several hundred demonstrated from the Hungarian capital Budapest beyond the Turkish and US embassies, chanting”Trump-Orban-Erdogan dictators!”.
Cases of Kurds also flew through Cyprus’s funding Nicosia, with a single protester holding a banner that read: “Don’t be an accomplice to the genocide of the Kurdish nation.”
Thousands marched in Vienna while at Athens, some 1,800 individuals based on authorities attempted to parade about the Turkish embassy, screaming”Erdogan terrorist”.
A similar demonstration was held in Zurich’s old quarter into the breeds of music. “Turkish military from Kurdistan”, the protesters cried. “Stop terror”
Approximately 5,000 people marched into the parliament in Stockholm. Similar protests were staged at The Hague, Warsaw and Brussels.
“Turkey is attempting to take out an ethnic cleansing and fortify jihadism… to create the West kneel,” explained Agit Polat, spokesman for the Kurdish Democratic Council in France, talking in Paris.
“Since the start of the Turkish military invasion surgery dormant Daesh cells also have dedicated attacks.
“At any cost, there has to be concrete financial sanctions in the European Union and the United States vis-avis Turkey,” he added.
Many French politicians to green participate in the Paris march.
“It’s historical nonsense what’s occurring in the north-east of Syria since they’re the most loyal allies of France” explained Eric Coquerel, a lawmaker for the revolutionary left France Unbowed celebration.
Only hours before Paris declared the step, Green Party senator Esther Benbassa called on France to suspend the sale of arms to Turkey — a step already declared by Finland, Germany, Norway, and The Netherlands.