March 25, 2017 / 5:27 PM / 6 months ago

Turkey summons Swiss envoy over anti-Erdogan protest in Bern - Anadolu

Football Soccer - Turkey v Finland - 2018 World Cup Qualifying European Zone - Antalya arena, Antalya, Turkey - 24/3/17 Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan reacts after Turkey's win. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s foreign ministry summoned Switzerland’s deputy ambassador to Ankara on Saturday over a protest in the Swiss capital Bern against President Tayyip Erdogan, the state-run Anadolu agency reported,

Anadolu said some 250 people, including supporters of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), staged a rally earlier on Saturday in Bern calling for a ‘No’ vote in an April referendum in Turkey that could give Erdogan sweeping new powers.

The PKK is designated a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Gareth Jones

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