Erdogan Reaches out to Ghent Student Attacked by Kurdish Demonstrators in Brussels: “We Are Keeping an Eye on Your Situation”

President Erdogan Offers Support and Condemnation for Turkish Student Attacked in Brussels: A Call for Peace and Tolerance

In the aftermath of a violent attack on a 17-year-old Turkish student during a school trip in Brussels, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reached out to offer support and condemnation. The teenager, who was visiting the European Parliament with his school, was targeted by pro-Kurdish demonstrators during a lunch break in the city center where a demonstration was taking place.

The president personally called the victim to express concern for his well-being and wished him a speedy recovery. He also condemned the attackers as “immoral and despicable villains” and assured the boy’s family that Turkish authorities were closely monitoring the situation.

The victim’s father expressed gratitude for the president’s call and shared that his son is still in shock from the incident, having sustained injuries to his eyes and ears. The attack has heightened tensions between Turkish and Kurdish communities in Belgium, following recent clashes between PKK supporters and individuals of Turkish descent.

In response to the incident, violence erupted in Heusden-Zolder and Brussels as tensions escalated between the two groups. A brawl broke out that required police intervention to restore order. President Erdogan’s call to the victim and denouncement of the attack underscored the need for peace and tolerance among diverse communities in Belgium.

The president’s intervention has brought attention to this incident which highlights how attacks on individuals based on their ethnicity or nationality can have far-reaching consequences beyond just physical harm. It also serves as a reminder of how important it is for leaders to speak out against such acts of violence and work towards promoting peace and tolerance among diverse communities.

It is hoped that this incident will serve as an impetus for increased dialogue between different communities in Belgium, with a focus on finding peaceful solutions to conflicts rather than resorting to violence.

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