Mayor of Palermo: We stand by Kurds against the war

Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of Palermo stands by the decision of his city to confer the honorary citizienship to Abdullah Ocalan, despite pressure from Turkish embassy.

The mayor added: "We appeal to our government to stop selling arms to a country guilty of crimes against humanity such as the Turkish government."

The mayor of the Sicilian city had published a letter he had received from the Turkish ambassador protesting for the decision to confer the honorary citizenship to Abdullah Ocalan. "Palermo has been protesting against the inhuman bombing of these hours. Palermo has expressed solidarity with the Kurdish people and will always be against any form of repression and war."