Turkish Foreign Ministry Summons Swiss Deputy Ambassador Over PKK Rally
The Turkish Foreign Ministry on March 25 summoned Switzerland’s deputy ambassador to Ankara to protest an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) rally in the Swiss capital Bern against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The deputy ambassador was summoned in the absence of Swiss Ambassador Walter Haffner as Ankara protested the anti-Erdoğan demonstration.
Around 250 protesters chanted anti-Erdoğan slogans, while calling for the ‘no’ vote in the April 16 referendum on constitutional amendments in front of the Federal Parliament building.
Ambassador Hafner will reportedly be summoned to the ministry on March 26.
Erdoğan also slammed the demonstration and a banner showing him with a gun pointed on his temple that read “Kill Erdoğan.”
“When you look at the Swiss Parliament today, extremist terror organizations put my picture along with a gun put to my temple. Can there be such mentality? The country is Switzerland. There are many like that,” Erdoğan said.
PKK is not designated as a terror organization by Switzerland.