Protests in cities in Europe took place over the alleged use of chemical weapons by Turkey against Kurdish fighters in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Earlier, there had been a report which included photos of an explosive device filled with ammonium nitrate, allegedly dropped from Turkish helicopters on 19 May in the Zap region.
Later, video footage was released by Fırat News Agency showing a white gas cloud spreading on a mountain slope in Werxele, allegedly caused by use of toxic gas.
More recently, a report by the Christian Peacemaker Teams was published, referring to reports that suggested use of chemical weapons by Turkey on 4 September 2021 near Zakho.
As allegations amassed, people took to the streets in different cities of Europe on Wednesday. One of the the demonstrations was held in Frankfurt, Germany. A large crowd gathered in front of the Frankfurt Haupwache centre to stage a protest.
Protestors criticised the countries which continued to remain silent about the allegations.
Another protest was held in Munich as demonstrators – some wearing, symbolically, protective gas masks and suits – carried images of the weapons allegedly used by Turkey.
Protestors called upon the United Nations to take action. At the rally in Hamburg, protestors stated that ‘war crimes’ and ‘crimes against humanity’ were being committed by Turkey, and the European countries which remained silent over Turkey’s actions were accomplices to these crimes.
In Oslo, a protest was held in front of the parliament building. The protestors called upon the Norwegian government, the UN and NATO to “take action” against Turkey.