On July 20, 2017, the President of the Kurdish-European Society Kahraman Evsen together with the Middle East expert of The Society for Threatened Peoples Dr Kamal Sido took part in a rally in front of the EU institution in Brussels. The demonstration had been organized by the Syrian Kurds to protest the persistent attacks of the Turkish army on the enclave Afrin in the northwest of Syria, which is mostly inhabited by the Kurds.