Thousands of Kurds demonstrated in the German city of Frankfurt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Kurds make up more than 15 percent of the Turkish population but they have very limited rights.
Turkey has summoned the US ambassador to protest the detention of two security officers during the Turkish president's Washington visit last week. The officers were briefly detained after clashing with protesters.
Hundreds of supporters of detained German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel have held a concert in a packed Frankfurt theater to demand his release from prison. Yucel was arrested in Turkey three months ago.
Conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Turkey have unleashed a tangle of political and military organizations among the Kurds. DW explains who's who in a struggle that is shaping the Middle East.
Turkey's top diplomat has decried the US order to arm a Syrian Kurdish militia, saying each weapon they hold is a direct threat to Turkey. President Erdogan will travel to Washington next week to take up the issue.
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