Activists block Turkish Airlines counter in Berlin

Activists blocked the Turkish Airlines counter at Berlin airport as part of the action days against Turkey's war crimes in Kurdistan. The counter had to be closed due to the action.

Passengers on their way to Istanbul were taken aback when a group of people lined up in front of the check-in counters at Berlin airport on Wednesday afternoon when Turkish Airlines' check-in opened, blocking them. According to the activists, Turkish Airlines contributes a significant share of Turkey's tourism revenue, which in turn goes to the war against the people of Kurdistan, which is against international law.

An activist explained that they will not tolerate Erdogan getting his dirty war financed while a new invasion of Rojava is being prepared and poison gas is being used every day against the HPG and YJA Star guerrillas in Southern Kurdistan. The counter had to be closed due to the action. The activists were prevented from leaving the airport building.

The Defend Kurdistan initiative is holding worldwide days of action against the Turkish army's war crimes in Kurdistan as part of the campaign "We see your crimes - Stop the use of chemical weapons!". The days of action started today, 30 November, the UN Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare, and will continue until 3 December. Defend Kurdistan, in view of Turkey's recent wave of attacks against northern Syria and Iraq, demands: "It's time to take solidarity with Kurdistan to a new level."