Boycott Turkey campaign visits Nordic Travel Fair in Helsinki
The Fair is the biggest of its kind in Northern Europe with more than 60 000 visitors during the weekend.
On Saturday and Sunday several hundred leaflets of Boycott Turkey campaign were distributed during the Nordic Travel Fair in Helsinki, Finland. The Fair is the biggest of its kind in Northern Europe with more than 60 000 visitors during the weekend. The Fair hosted several different stands, including Turkish Airlines, promoting holidays in Turkey.
While people were listening to a promotion speech about buying a holiday home from Turkey, they were handed leaflets titled "Holiday in Turkey". What seemed like a regular travel brochure, was instead a Boycott Turkey flyer that reminded people about the war in North-East Syria, repression of Kurdish people in Turkey, journalists in Turkish prisons and about human rights situation in Turkey in general. Leaflets were handed also next to the area where Turkey promotion stands were situated, and outside of the fair hall.
The flyers were generally well received by the visitors and some also expressed that they are already boycotting holidays in Turkey. The action was finished successfully after all flyers were distributed.
Boycott Turkey campaign was launched in Finland at the beginning of December 2019. It has a focus on Finnish textile brands producing in Turkey, on travelling and on arms sales. Website: turkkiboikottiin.net (only in Finnish).