Friday, November 18, 2016

Thousands March against Turkey Brussels; Angry at Erdogan's Control of the Press, Academia

Several thousand demonstrators have taken to the streets of Brussels, Belgium -- where the European Union (EU) headquarters are located -- to protest against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Euro News website reports today (November 18, 2016).

They included several pro-Kurdish groups, angry over Erdogan's crackdown on the media, the judiciary, and academia.

Participants at the march -- mainly organized by the Turkish opposition party HDP -- said Erdogan was behaving like a dictator by jailing dissidents and political opponents.

"We would like to appeal and ask the European [Union] countries to sever their ties with the Turkish government, and that sanctions are applied," said a demonstrator, who had traveled from Cologne, Germany.

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