Germany bans over 30 Kurdish symbols, incl. flag of US-backed Syrian militia fighting ISIS – report

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‘Berlin has reportedly banned a total of 33 symbols used by Kurdish political and military groups, including the flag of a US ally in Syria, YPG militia, and a portrait of an outlawed Kurdish party leader. The move comes amid Germany’s tensions with Turkey.

In a letter, seen by German Spiegel newspaper on Friday, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maziere allegedly ordered a wide range of symbols associated with Kurdish politics to be banned from public display in Germany. The five-page document with respective instructions and the attached list of prohibited images was forwarded by the minister to regional authorities and federal law enforcement on March 2, according to the outlet.’

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