Paris condemns attack on Turkish consulate in SW France
PARIS – Anadolu Agency
AFP photoFrance has condemned a Feb. 9 attack by supporters of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) that targeted Turkey’s consulate in Bordeaux, in southwestern France.
Some 50 protesters with pro-PKK signs gathered in front of the consulate on Feb. 8, with one demonstrator climbing the front of the building and raising a PKK flag. French police dispersed the crowd at around 11 a.m. local time.
“France condemns with the utmost firmness the attack against the offices of the Consul General of Turkey [...] by undeclared demonstrators,” the French Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The PKK – listed as a terror organization by Turkey, the EU and the U.S. – resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in late July 2015.
Since then, hundreds of security forces, PKK militants and civilians have been killed in violence that has enveloped Southeast Turkey.