The Kurdish community in Canada is keeping a close eye on events in their homeland. Troubled by the way their brothers and sisters are being treated by the Turkish government, they organized a protest in Toronto, Canada to try and raise awareness among Canadians about the situation. Their aim is also to try to raise pressure on Turkey through the Canadian government.
“As Kurds from Canada watching what’s going on in Turkey specifically, we are not happy: the Turkish government is not taking the path of peace, democracy and human rights,” said Hadi Elis, a Kurdish activist with the Toronto Kurdish Community Centre. “It’s persecuting racist polices against the Kurds in Turkey.”
Elis organized the march to protest the Turkish government’s treatment of its Kurds.