A German waffle chain decided on Wednesday to close one of its branches following a video showing PKK sympathizers celebrating the deadly terror bombing that claimed the lives of 35 civilians.
Berlin-based "Wonder Waffel" decided to remove franchising rights of its branch located in the western German city of Dusseldorf as the video caused outrage.
"We regret the incident and condemn the conduct of our franchisee fiercely," the company wrote on Facebook, according to the newspaper 'West German General -WAZ.de'.
In the footage, a song praising the leader of the banned terrorist organization PKK, Abdullah Öcalan, is heard.
The Turkish government has recently acknowledged that the attack was carried out by a PKK member who was trained by the YPG in Syria.
Murat Topçuoğlu, one of the two managing directors of the Berlin-based company, said to WAZ that they keep their distance towards any form of political fanaticism.
Topçuoğlu said that the company received threats from PKK sympathizers following their message regarding the incident. He added that they will terminate the license of their franchisee and file a lawsuit for damages.
The company owns several franchises, including Essen, Bochum and Mulheim.
The PKK is designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S., the EU and NATO. It has been designated as a terrorist organization in Germany since early 1990's due to its attacks targeting the country's Turkish community reaching almost three million, along with involvement in drug trade, human trafficking and arms smuggling.
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