While Armenia begins three days of mourning in homage to the victims of the conflict between it and the Turkish state, Armenians and Armenian Kurds are demonstrating in many cities of France, such as in Marseille, to denounce “the crimes committed by the Turkish and Azeri states “.
They were several hundred to have gathered in front of the town hall of Marseilles, this Saturday, December 19, to denounce the massacres committed in the Nagorny Karabakh and the north of Syria.
The appeal was launched by the Coordination Council of Armenian Organizations of France 13 and the Collective Solidarity Kurdistan 13, supported by the Greek, Assyrian Chaldean and Cypriot associations.
They denounce “the barbaric crimes committed with impunity by the Turkish and Azeéri states under the orders of the two dictators Erdogan and Aliyev”.
“Today we are demonstrating throughout Europe and we want everyone to hear us. Long live freedom,” said a Kurd in front of the town hall. The demonstrators then marched to the shade house of the Old Port.
A deadly conflict
More than 5,000 people, including civilians, have been killed in the conflict between two ex-Soviet countries Armenia and Azerbaijan since the end of September.
War broke out around the Armenian-populated enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh in Azerbaijan.
It resulted in the signature on November 9 of a ceasefire agreement under the aegis of Moscow,
granting important territorial gains to Azerbaijan, supported by Turkey, even if Nagorno Karabakh survives less.
This agreement has provoked anger in Armenia, where the opposition is demonstrating almost every day to obtain the resignation of the Prime Minister.
Under the signed agreement, Russia has deployed some 2,000 peacekeepers to Nagorny Karabakh. A Russian deminer was killed by an explosion this week.
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