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Press Release: Schulz meets Kurdish protesters in the European Parliament


A number of Kurdish protesters forced their entrance in the European Parliament today. The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz 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:
Armin Machmer
Mobile: +32 479 97 11 98