Erdogan’s visit to Washington sparks protests from Kurds, Syrians

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US President Donald Trump is set to host his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the second time on Tuesday. Trump tweeted he was looking forward to the meeting, but not everyone is happy with the visit, starting with Washington's Kurdish diaspora.


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Standing near the US Capitol, Lukman Ahmad, a Syrian Kurdish refugee and artist, expressed his message to Erdogan while Kurdish children drew colorful signs asking for peace.

“Out of Rojava,” Ahmad said. “And stop killing Kurdish people. Kurdish people have [rights] as… a nation. We are not terrorists.”

“Rojava” refers to the region in northeast Syria where the Kurds had established control before Erdogan and Russian President Read More – Source