Kurdish activists accuse Turkish government over Suruc massacre

July 24, 2015

At a protest outside the Turkish Consulate in Sydney on July 23, Kurdish activists and their supporters accused the Turkish government of complicity in the massacre in Suruc of 32 young socialists on their way to help rebuild Kobane, in the liberated area of Rojava in northern Syria.

While the protesters were lively and passionate, it was a peaceful protest. The police tried to get protesters to put away flags of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is still falsely listed as a "terrorist organisation" in Australia, but the flags remained flying. Aboriginal activist Lyle Davis and Peter Boyle, from the Socialist Alliance, addressed the rally along with several Kurdish community leaders.

Photos by Peter Boyle/Green Left Weekly.

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