Kurdish footballer leaves Turkey
Deniz Naki, a dual German-Turkish national who has received online insults in the past over his ethnic origins, was attacked by unknown assailants in the Turkish capital Ankara a few days ago, leaving him with bruises to his face. "Three people approached me on Sunday when I was out shopping, surrounded me and started swearing at me. Insults about my Alevi and Kurdish identity," Naki, a striker for top division club Genclerbirligi, wrote on his Facebook page. Naki had posted images on the social media site in support of Kurds fighting in the Syrian border town of Kobani, which has been besieged by Islamic State militants for more than a month.