(Herald Tribune) - Several thousand people, many of them waving red-and-white Turkish flags, demonstrated in two German cities Saturday against the rebel Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK.
Police estimated that between 1,000 and 1,300 people took part in a protest in Frankfurt, while up to 3,000 demonstrated in downtown Munich.
Police reported no trouble at either march.
Germany has large Turkish and Kurdish immigrant communities. At the end of October, Turkish and Kurdish groups clashed following a protest in Berlin, prompting 15 arrests, but other demonstrations have gone peacefully.
Those demonstrations have come as Turkish troops are poised for a possible cross-border offensive against PKK hide-outs in northern Iraq.