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Schulz meets Kurdish protesters in the European Parliament

Press Release
Brussels
07-10-2014
Martin Schulz  
Martin Schulz

A number of Kurdish protestors forced their entrance in the European Parliament today. The President of the European Parliament met with representatives from the protesters to listen to their grievances.

Following the meeting President Schulz stated:

"I decided to meet the representatives of the Kurdish protesters to listen to their demands and grievances insisting that they end their protests peacefully.

Although I stressed that this is not the way to express one's demands, I fully shared their concern for the situation of civilian populations in Syria and Iraq and specifically on the situation in the border town of Kobane in Syria.

I reiterated the support of the European Parliament for the international coalition fighting against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

In this respect, I will speak with NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg, the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and High Representative Catherine Ashton."

For further information:

europarl.president.press@europarl.europa.eu