Thousands of Turkish Cypriots protest against Erdogan
11:21 - 27/01/2018
Information / Baghdad ...
Thousands of Turkish Cypriots left for the capital's capital, Nicosia, after calls for a major demonstration against Ankara's hard-line policies against freedoms.
The heavy rains did not prevent the Turkish Cypriots from going out in large numbers to demonstrate and shout the slogan "We want our country to return," the British newspaper The Guardian reported.
"Tensions with the Turkish government rose this week after a group of militants attacked the office of the Turkish Cypriot newspaper Afrika, which criticized Turkey's military attack against Kurdish militants in Syria.
"The Turkish attack was very violent and humiliating for the Turkish Cypriots, who no longer feel safe in their country," said trade unionist Senor Elsel.
"In Turkey, intellectuals, journalists and writers have been imprisoned, there is no opposition, but in Cyprus there are people who believe in democracy and peace." Ending / 25 z