Greece: Protesters march in Athens demanding justice for slain Kurds

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Athens on Tuesday, on the fifth anniversary of the killing in Paris of Kurdish activists Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Dogan and Leyla Soylemez.

Protesters marched through central Athens, holding photos of the slain activists and chanting slogans against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and proceeded to rally in front of the French Embassy.

Protesters accused the French Intelligence Services of cooperating with Turkish Intelligence and of concealing the truth behind the murders.

On January 10, 2013, Sakine Cansiz, one of the founders of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Fidan Dogan and Leyla Soylemez were found dead in the headquarters of the Kurdistan Information Centre in Paris.

The only suspect in the case, Turkish national Omer Guney, died in prison in December 2016, before appearing in court.

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Patrizio Ricci, l'autore di questo Blog, è redattore del quotidiano online News 24, membro del direttivo dell'associazione di blogger cattolici Samizdatonline e autore sul quotidiano Sussidiario.net. E' cofondatore del Coordinamento Nazionale per la pace in Siria e si occupa prevalentemente di Medio oriente. Membro del direttivo dell'Osservatorio sulle comunità cristiane del medioriente, è accreditato presso la Free Lance International Press.

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