No: 91, 25 March 2017, Press Release Regarding The Demonstration Held Today (25 March) In The Capital Of Switzerland, Bern , 25.03.2017
A banner that overtly called for the assassination of our President was
observed at the demonstration held today (March 25) in the capital of
Switzerland, Bern by members of the terrorist organization PKK and its
supporters in Switzerland.
The fact that this demonstration which was an explicit incitement to
violence and terrorism had been allowed was protested and our expectation
that the necessary judicial measures be taken against this criminal act has
been conveyed to the Swiss side in Ankara by summoning the Swiss Charge
d'Affaires a.i to the Ministry and through demarches executed by our
Embassy in Bern.
Our Ministry will follow very closely the administrative and judicial steps
that the Swiss federal and local authorities will be taking regarding this
obvious crime and our demarches on this issue will continue.
It is also telling that the demonstrators were given the opportunity to
make propaganda regarding the referandum in our country during this
unacceptable event which constituted a clear support to terrorism and
H.E. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey also called
the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, conveying our reaction
regarding this ugly incident.