Europe-wide commemoration for Sakine, Fidan and Leyla
The Kurdish women Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez, murdered by the Turkish secret service in Paris, are remembered. Across Europe, calls have been made outside French institutions to bring Erdogan to justice for his crimes.
Throughout Europe, the Kurdish women's movement remembered the Kurdish women Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez, who were murdered in Paris eight years ago, and demanded in front of French consulates that the perpetrators be punished.
Demonstrations were staged on Wednesday in Paris, Berlin, Hanover, Düsseldorf, Münster, Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, Saarbrücken, Bern, Geneva, Brussels, The Hague and Strasbourg.
A black wreath was laid in front of the French Embassy in Berlin in memory of the Kurdish women Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez, who were murdered in Paris eight years ago.
At a rally in front of the French consulate in Düsseldorf, which was also attended by members of the Kurdish women's councils from Dortmund, Cologne, Duisburg, Essen and Bonn, the activists pointed out France's responsibility, saying: "Because of its responsibility, the French government must announce and condemn the remaining culprits," the activists demanded.
In Hanover, too, activists gathered in front of the French Honorary Consulate and called for those responsible for the killing of Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez to be brought to justice.
During the demonstration organized by the Ronahî Women's Council, activists emphasized the importance of the murdered women for the Kurdistan Freedom Movement and the Kurdish women's movement and made it clear that Kurdish women will not rest until this crime is also solved. The participants laid a wreath in front of the Honorary Consulate.
In front of the main station in Münster, a rally was organised by the nationwide women's umbrella organization YJK-E. In a speech the importance of Sakine Cansiz for the women's liberation movement was pointed out.
In Frankfurt, a black wreath was laid in front of the French consulate and a call was made for a demonstration at the main train station on Saturday.
A black wreath was laid in front of the French consulate in Hamburg. Hatice Kaya spoke on behalf of the Rojbîn Women's Council and said: "We have not forgotten our companions nor their murderers."
Saarbrücken and Munich
During protests in front of the French consulates in Saarbrücken and Munich, it was pointed out that the Paris murders were committed by the Turkish secret service MIT on the orders of Turkish leader Erdogan. Although the French state is aware of this truth, no one is being brought to justice for it, the participants said.
The Mizgin Women's Council demanded in front of the French Embassy in Bern that those responsible for the Paris murders be sentenced. In Geneva, a protest took place in front of the UN headquarters demanding that Erdogan be brought before an international court.
In front of the French consulate in Brussels, the role of France in the Paris contract killing was denounced.
In London, a black wreath was laid in front of the French Embassy.
Activists from the Ronahi Women's Council laid a black wreath in front of the French consulate in the Hague.
In Strasbourg, activists of the Kurdish youth movement denounced the triple murder and called for justice.