Protest against Turkey on the Treaty of Lausanne anniversary

The demonstrations coincide with the anniversary of the Treaty of Lausanne, in 1923, which resulted in Kurdistan being divided.

A two-day march is staged by Kurds in Geneva, Switzerland on the 97th anniversary of the Treaty of Lausanne which divided Kurdistan into four parts. The Geneva part of the march has been concluded with a rally today.

Kurdish demonstrators were joined by leftist, socialist, revolutionary and patriotic circles who gathered at Place de Navigation. The crowd also protested against the Turkish state’s genocidal and occupation attacks on Maxmur and Southern Kurdistan (Northern Iraq).

The demonstration began with a minute’s silence in memory of the martyrs of revolution and freedom struggle. Under the motto “Fascism will be defeated with resistance and organization”, demonstrators staged a march behind a banner reading “United struggle against the genocidal policies of the fascist Turkish state”.

The march through the streets of Geneva, which lasted an hour, was followed by a rally at Place de Neuve.

Speeches were made at the rally by KCDK-E (European Kurdish Democratic Society Congress (KCDK-E) co-chair, representatives of AvEG-KON, SYKP (Socialist Refoundation Party) and CDK-S (Swiss Democratic Kurdish Society).

The second stage of the two-day march will be held in Lausanne tomorrow. The Kurds will be joined by democratic circles and a rally will be held at Place de la Riponne at 15:00 afterwards.