Two Kurdish minors arrested by Turkish authorities for protesting


Protest staged in solidarity with Kobane in Iran

Two Kurdish teenagers have been arrested by Turkish authorities in Derik district of Mardin on alleged membership of a terrorist organisation.

The minors, aged 16 and 17 were detained for participating in a demonstration in solidarity with the autonomous Kurdish canton of Kobane, which shares borders with Turkey, ANF reports.

Kurdish fighters and Peshmerga forces have been battling the onslaught of ISIS terrorists in Kobane, and Iraq for several months, which has led to demonstrations in solidarity with Kurds internationally.

The European Union and EU member states have raised concern over the Turkish government’s treatment of protesters previously during the Taksim Gezi Park protests. The European Court of Human Rights ruled against Turkey in 2013, where it found that Turkish police used improper firing of teargas at protesters, violating human rights standards.

At least 27 people have been arrested on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist organisation for demonstrations in solidarity with Kobane in Turkey.