Erdogan's advisor: PKK is responsible for the Paris protests
Turkey holds the PKK responsible for the clashes and protests in the French capital, Paris, after three Kurds were killed in a shooting attack.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's chief advisor, Ibrahim Kalin, held Sunday the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) responsible for the clashes that took place in the French capital, Paris, after three Kurds were killed in a shooting incident.
"This is the PKK in France (...) the same terrorist organization you support in Syria," Kalin said in a tweet, to which he attached pictures of burnt cars, in a clear reference to the Kurdish People's Protection Units.
This is PKK in France.— İbrahim Kalın (@ikalin1) December 25, 2022
The same terrorist organization you support in Syria.
The same PKK that has killed thousands of Turks, Kurds & security forces over the last 40 years.
Now they are burning the streets of Paris.
Will you still remain silent?pic.twitter.com/5Tv72bPnnn
Ankara condemns the US and European support for the fighters in the Kurdish People's Protection Units, which it considers to be a branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Syria.
Police transfer the suspect in the Paris attack to a psychiatric center
The French authorities decided on Saturday to release the suspect in the Paris attack from prison and transfer him to a psychiatric center sold to the police and argued it was for “health reasons".
This comes after the French capital witnessed clashes between the police and representatives of the Kurdish community in the Republic Square in Paris, where hundreds of members of the community flocked to denounce what they described as a "terrorist act", calling on the French authorities for more protection for their community.
Paris Police Chief Laurent Nunez announced that 11 people had been arrested during the clashes and that more than 30 law enforcement officers had been injured.
Earlier, the man who killed three people and wounded three others near a Kurdish cultural center in Paris confirmed to a policeman upon his arrest that he did so for "racist" motives.
In addition, yesterday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry condemned the shooting incident and stressed the need for the French police to deal with "restraint with peaceful protests," noting that "the French government has a record of adopting policies of racial discrimination against immigrants, and dealing with them violently."