Turkey’s Foreign Ministry summons German ambassador
YEREVAN, MARCH 20, ARMENPRESS. Turkey’s Foreign Ministry summoned Germany's ambassador to express its anger over a Kurdish march in Frankfurt where many protesters carried symbols of the PKK, Deutsche Welle reports.
Some 30,000 pro-Kurdish protesters attended the rally to call for a 'no' vote in an April 16 referendum on expanding the powers of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The demonstration prompted an angry response from Turkey. Officials in the foreign ministry accused Germany of hypocrisy for allowing the march to go ahead despite preventing Turkish ministers from campaigning there for a 'yes' vote.
“We condemn this fake approach. We expressed our anger to the German Ambassador”, the Turkish MFA’s statement says.