Erdogan faces protests in London

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Turkish President on Tuesday.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will arrive in London this week where he will meet Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday.

The Kurdish community, British trade unions together with many organisations and groups are organising a protest against the Turkish President.

The protest is called by the British unions together with the Democratic Power Union, which brings together some 30 mass organisations working in London.

Likewise, a statement sent to Prime Minister May has been read by People’s Solidarity Campaign with Turkey (SPOT) and other associations.

Rosa Gilbert, on behalf of the Kurdish Solidarity Campaign, called on people to join the protest and said: “It is a shame for Prime Minister May to meet Erdogan who is supporting jihadist groups, as it is well known”.

The visit by the Turkish president is not only causing uneasiness to Kurdish and Turkish communities but also to British associations, unions and groups. Social media are calling to people to support the demonstration and protest while the trade unions have written an open letter to Prime Minister May which has been published in newspapers.

The main protest will be on Tuesday, when Prime Minister May will meet with President Erdogan. The demonstration will be held in front of the PM residence, at 10 Downing Street.

Today, the Kurdish Community in Reading protests Turkish President Erdogan. Reports suggest that police have intervened the demonstration.