15,000 in Dusseldorf march protesting Turkey's crackdown on Kurds

Some 15,000 people took part in a protest march in Dusseldorf, Germany, on December 26, 2015 to condemn the latest offensive by the Turkish army against Kurdish rebels in the country's southeastAround 15,000 people marched in Dusseldorf on Saturday to protest against Turkey’s military crackdown against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels, local police said. The marchers, demonstrating on behalf of Germany’s federation of Kurdish groups, Nav-Dem, also slammed the European Union for striking a refugee “deal” with Ankara, promising three billion euros in return for holding back refugee flows. After a ceasefire for more than two years, fighting resumed last summer between Turkish security forces and the PKK, dashing hopes of ending a conflict that has left more than 40,000 people dead since 1984.

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