France strengthens the security of the Kurdish community and the Turkish embassy

French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna underlined the need to distinguish the PKK, which is registered in the European list of terrorist organizations, from other Kurdish peaceful movements during a telephone call on Thursday with her Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu.

Colonna also stressed that further measures will be taken to ensure the safety of the places in where the Kurdish community meets in France.

He referred to the strengthening of the protection of Turkish diplomatic missions in the whole country.

And an indictment was issued on Monday against the person suspected of killing 3 Kurds and wounding 3 others last Friday in Paris, who admitted to having a “pathological hatred of foreigners”.

The suspect is a train driver in retired with French citizenship, and the investigating judge charged him with murder and attempted murder on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality or religion, as well as possession and possession of weapons without a license.

The 69-year-old retiree admitted to shooting at a Kurdish cultural center and a hair salon in Paris. The incident sparked angry Kurdish demonstrations in France.

Often described as the world’s largest stateless people, the Kurds are scattered in Syria, Turkey, Iraq and Iran.

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