Skiurlaub- günstig mit FeWo-direkt
Center Parcs - der Familienkurzurlaub im Internet!

Hotelsuche in 

CORRECTION Kurdish New Year festivities may turn violent, warn German officials

By our dpa-correspondent and Europe Online    auf Facebook posten  Auf Twitter posten  
Hanover, Germany (dpa) - Weekend celebrations of the Kurdish New Year in the German city of Hanover could turn violent, warn German domestic intelligence agencies.

The Nauroz event is expected to bring together thousands of Kurds on Saturday. It was initially banned by police, due to suspicions that attendees may include supporters of the banned Kurdistan Workers‘ Party (PKK), which is considered a terrorist organization by Turkey.

But, on Wednesday, a court reversed the ban, saying that the right to freedom of assembly in Germany outweighed police concerns.

However, members of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution have expressed concern at the potential increase in violent clashes between Kurds and Turks.

"We can not rule out an escalation in the incidents, especially as there has been no solution to the conflict in Turkey," said the head of domestic intelligence for the state of Lower Saxony, Maren Brandenburger in a report published in the Hannoverische Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper on Friday.

The event takes place every year in Hanover, but a group of individuals told German authorities that this year‘s event would also include a protest against Turkey‘s military operation in the northern Syrian region of Afrin, which is aimed at dislodging a Syrian Kurdish militia from the Turkish border.

Germany has the world‘s biggest Turkish diaspora community. There are roughly 3 million people of Turkish descent, and many of them are Kurds.

Nauroz refers to the traditional New Year‘s celebration in many parts of Central Asia. It is usually marked on March 21, which falls on this coming Wednesday.


Kommentare zu diesem Artikel
Neuer Kommentar
Name *
Email * (wird nicht öffentlich angezeigt)
* Pflichtangaben
Diesen Artikel empfehlen

Absender Empfänger Nachricht (optional)

Weitere Artikel zu diesem Thema
Montreal (dpa) - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he was disappointed by the refusal of Pope Francis to personally apologize for the role of the Catholic Church in abuse suffered by tens of thousands of Indigenous children at
London (dpa) - Demonstrations against Turkey‘s military involvement in Syria led to railway disruptions in Manchester and London on Sunday.The British capital‘s busy King‘s Cross Station was closed "due to protesters," Virgin Trains
Belgrade (dpa) - Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj sacked Interior Minister Flamur Sefaj and the head of the intelligence service Driton Gashi over a controversial arrest and extradition to Turkey of six members of Islamic cleric Fethullah
Istanbul (dpa) - Turkish prosecutors issued detention orders for 70 soldiers on Thursday over alleged links to an Islamic cleric accused of orchestrating a coup attempt in July 2016, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.All of the 70 are active
Tel Aviv (dpa) - Israel officials on Saturday accused the Islamist Hamas group that controls the Gaza Strip of deliberate provocation during a mass march that precipitated violent clashes along Gaza‘s border with Israel."What we saw yesterday
Baghdad (dpa) - Iraq‘s top army general arrived in the north-western town of Sinjar on Tuesday amid tensions with neighbouring Turkey, which has stepped up military operations inside northern Iraq in recent weeks against alleged Kurdish
Tipps der Redaktion aus dem Nachrichtenportal
Berlin (dpa) - Germany‘s newly-minted Economy Minister, Peter Altmaier, has stressed the virtues of open markets and expressed confidence that Europe and the United States can reach a compromise on trade in his first major interview since
London (dpa) - Britain‘s Foreign Office said it is considering a request from Russia to see Yulia Skripal, whose condition has improved after she was poisoned in the city of Salisbury in early March.Skripal is the daughter of former Russian
London (dpa) - Britain‘s Foreign Office said it is considering a request from Russia to see Yulia Skripal, whose condition has improved after she was poisoned in the city of Salisbury in early March.Skripal is the daughter of former Russian
Berlin (dpa) - An ongoing dispute within Germany‘s coalition over the role of Islam in the country re-emerged on Saturday, as party officials gave conflicting messages in interviews published by German media.Just ahead of Easter celebrations
Madrid (dpa) - Former president of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont on Saturday struck a defiant tone in his first public message since being taken into Germany custody last Sunday. "Let it be clear to all: I will not give up, I will not resign, I will
Seoul (dpa) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un praised the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for its role in helping bring about a "dramatic thawing season" on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea‘s state media reported on Saturday.North
Tipps der Redaktion aus dem Reiseportal
Pyeongchang, South Korea (dpa) - Norway‘s Marit Bjoergen wins the 30-kilometres cross country ski race to become the best decorated Winter Olympian of a all time with eight gold, four silver and three bronze.
Pyeongchang, South Korea (dpa) - China highlighted that construction for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics is in full swing while trying to defuse questions on the sensitive issue of artificial snow-making at the ski venues.Organizing committee BOCOG
Berlin (dpa) - Figure skating events at the Pyeongchang Olympics, with day and time (in GMT), 2014 champions and athletes to watch.Monday, February 12, 0100: team event (Russia) Thursday, February 15, 0130: pairs (Tatiana Volosozhar/Maxim Trankov,
Seoul (dpa) - An overview of venues to be used to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in 2018.Pyeongchang Mountain ClusterLocated around 180 kilometres east of Seoul in the Gangwon province. Here there is the 35,000-capacity Olympic stadium for the
Frankfurt (dpa) - Germany will be unable to host an Olympic Games inside the next decade but the subject will not remain closed, a leading official has said."The overall topic of a potential bid has rather a mid- or long-term character," German
Pyeongchang, South Korea (dpa) - The International Olympic Committee advanced plans on Thursday to set up an independent anti-doping testing system following the drugs scandal in Russian sports.The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is also set to


(20.07.2018 04:55)

19 / 24 °C

19 / 27 °C
21 / 29 °C
powered by
Stock News

Agenda - The Week Ahea ...
Agenda - The Week Ahea ...

Afghan Farah Governor ...
Ministry Warns Cinema ...

5TH LEAD Palestinians ...
German Economy Ministe ...

URGENT: Norway's Bjoe ...
China highlights Beiji ...





© europe online publishing house GmbH, Weiden, Germany, | Impressum