President Erdogan Condemns Attack on Turkish Student in Belgium, Promising Quick Recovery and Peaceful Resolution to Conflicts

Turkish President Erdogan Reaches Out to Ghent Student Assaulted by Kurdish Demonstrators in Brussels: “We Are Keeping an Eye on Your Situation”

President Erdogan of Turkey reached out to a 17-year-old Turkish student who was attacked by pro-Kurdish demonstrators during a school outing in Ghent. The president called to check on the teenager’s condition and wished him a quick recovery.

The incident happened when two Turkish students, who were observing Ramadan and not eating during the day, were approached by demonstrators who asked if they were Turkish. Upon confirming their Turkish identity, they were punched and injured. President Erdogan condemned the attackers as “immoral and despicable villains” and assured that authorities and the Turkish Embassy are following the situation closely.

The victim’s father reported that his son is still in shock and has suffered injuries to his eyes and ears. He expressed gratitude for the president’s call and hopes for his son’s quick recovery. This attack comes amidst heightened tensions between the Turkish and Kurdish communities in Belgium, with recent clashes and riots between supporters of the PKK, designated as a terrorist organization by the EU, and individuals of Turkish origin.

In Brussels, this incident followed clashes in Heusden-Zolder which highlights the need for maintaining peace and dialogue between different communities. Erdogan’s call to the victim shows a commitment to addressing such incidents

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