Over 250 Kurds gathered in Brussels on Thursday to call on the EU to take action against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria.
Protesters gathered at Schuman square and demonstrated from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, reports Bruzz.
Organised by a Kurdish group called Hêvî, many protesters called for support to be provided to the Kurdish people living in the autonomous region of Rojava in northern Syria, reports BX1.
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Some of the protesters waved placards that read "the EU and the UN also have a responsibility to take" and "the Kurds are being exterminated by the Turkish army and the Islamic State."
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In related news, a ceasefire was agreed upon by the US and Turkey on Thursday after a meeting between US Vice President Mike Pence and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Turkish capital of Ankara.
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The agreement gives the Kurdish-led forces five days to withdraw from the zone that Turkey wants to set up for refugees in northern Syria.
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