After 2014, it is that he Turkish President Erdogan is visiting Germany where both the country’s president will hold some talks Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Steinmeier. The relationship between these two countries has been repeatedly damaged over past few years. This three day visit is been seen with the highest class of security level where there are 5000 police officers allotted on the streets of Berlin. Larger parts of the capital are being blocked for safety reasons. The security protest has been called for Friday. Police is expecting huge members that also include left-wing and Kurdish groups. There are also concerns that the nationalist Turkish group will try to disturb the demonstrations.
“We will at least demonstrate peacefully as the Kurdish organisation of Germany, we will do everything to not get involved with provocations, wherever these provocations come from.” Ali Ertan Toprak, the head of the Kurdish Association of Germany told euronews.
It was also reported that Kurdish groups can be a little problematic for the German police. They can tend to disturb the demonstrations. The rallies for the past Kurdish protestors have shown the symbols of the PKK organisation that was labelled as a terrorist organisation by the EU.
“The PKK is classified as a terrorist organisation in the EU and Germany and the symbols of PKK are therefore banned, but of course, there is a possibility that young radicalised and emotional people will show the symbols anyway. But we, as the Kurdish organisation of Germany will not show banned symbols.” said Toprak.
Erdogan is due to continue to cologne in the western Germany where he will be participating in the opening of a new Mosque on Saturday. Protestors are also expected to be seen there.
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