The world has ushered in 2023, bidding farewell to a turbulent 12 months marked by war in Europe and Africa, stinging price rises, the Qatar World Cup, floods in Pakistan, and the deaths of Queen Elizabeth, Pele and former pope Benedict XVI.
Images circulating on social media show a group of PKK supporters attacking one or more people with flagpoles and destroying property during a protest in Dortmund.
"They saw how troublesome it is to help and support terrorists," said Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar, calling PKK a "snake fed by the French".
The violent demonstrations came one day after a 69-year-old gunman with suspected racist motivations opened fire in Paris, killing at least three people and injuring three others.
At least six officers were wounded after French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin visited site of shooting on Enghien Street in Paris that left three people dead, local media say.
French officials say an investigation has been opened and that "a man aged between 60 and 70 has been arrested and is in custody".
Protesters chanted slogans such as "Solidarity with undocumented migrants" and "We are not dangerous, migrants are in danger."
University student Akin Genc was killed in an armed attack on the way home from school in Aulnay-sous-Bois, a suburb of Paris.
A French court ordered prison terms for eight suspects charged in the 2016 terror attack, where an attacker ploughed his truck into a crowd celebrating a national holiday.
The exhibitions from Uzbekistan, which had been in the works before the pandemic put a stop to most cultural exchanges, finally opened in France to much acclaim.
France had never before allowed a rescue vessel carrying migrants from the Mediterranean to land on its coast, but did so this time because Italy had refused access.
Mehran Karimi Nasseri, who lived for 18 years in Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport, dies after heart attack at Terminal 2F, officials say.
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