View Full Version : Germany bans 33 Kurdish symbols, including the YPG flag

03-12-2017, 03:33 PM
Recently we wrote about the feud between Germany and Turkey. Each accusing the other of being more totalitarian when it comes to freedom of speech.

While Turkey accused Germany of not supporting freedom of speech, they also accusing Germany of “supporting terrorism” for not banning speech about Kurdish statehood.

According to German media, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has just published a list of 33 Kurdish symbols that are to be outlawed. The symbols include Kurdish political groups and militias. Germany has a huge population of Kurdish immigrants. They are estimated to be over 650,000 Kurds in Germany. However, Germany has between 3 and 4 million Turks.

Among the banned symbols, is the flag of the YPG. This the official militia of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party [PYD] in Syria. It is also being sponsored and armed by the United States. In fact, US Special Forces and US Marine Corps artillery crews are even working with the YPG to fight ISIS