Damage Assessment Report on Old City (Suriçi) of Diyarbakir

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT REPORT Conflict Period and following Demolition of the Old city (SURİÇİ) of DIYARBAKIR August 1, 2017 Nevin Soyukaya Archaeologist Former head of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “DIYARBAKIR FORTRESS AND HEVSEL GARDENS CULTURAL LANDSCAPE”   Introduction The Fortress of Diyarbakir and the Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape have maintained their importance for thousands of years because of ...

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Amnesty Issues Urgent Action: Hundreds at Imminent Risk of Forced Eviction in Sur (Amed, Diyarbakir)

Published by Amnesty International on June 29, 2017 Amnesty International today issued an Urgent Action calling on Turkey to halt forced evictions in the Sur District of Diyarbakir. Hundreds of residents in the Alipaşa and Lalebey neighbourhoods of the Sur district in Diyarbakır province, southeastern Turkey, are at imminent risk of forced eviction. Since 23 May, during the fasting month of Ramadan, water a ...

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WHW-report on the destruction of the ancient Sur district in Amed (Diyarbakir, Turkey)

New report on the destruction of large parts of the 7000 years old city (Suriçi) of Amed (Diyarbakir) in North Kurdistan by the Turkish state since the beginning of 2016. The Turkish state attacked Suriçi in a large military operation in Dec. 2015 and destroyed systematically after the end of armed fights in March 2016 around one third of the old city which is the buffer zone of the World Heritage Site "Diy ...

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Turkey: Bans on Kurdish arts festivals spark solidarity actions – PELIN BAṢARAN

Arts organisation Siyah Bant examines how emergency rule has affected artistic practices in Diyarbakır Published by Turkey Uncensored on Januari 30, 2017 Turkey Uncensored is an Index on Censorship project to publish a series of articles from censored Turkish writers, artists and translators. Turkey’s state of emergency, announced after July’s coup attempt, was extended for three months in January. While ne ...

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Monument erected for Uludere victims in Diyarbakır removed upon order from trustee

Published by Turkish Minute on Jan. 8, 2017 A monument erected in a public square in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır has been removed by an order from a trustee who was recently appointed by the government to replace the democratically elected mayor of Diyarbakır’s Kayapınar district. Former Kayapınar district governor Mustafa Kılıç was appointed as a trustee to the Kayapınar Municipality following ...

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AKP’s Toledo plan: 6 outposts to be built in Sur

Published by Kurdishinfo on 3/1/2017 A whole history has been destroyed by the state forces in the intense clashes in Amed’s Sur district that started on November 28, 2015 and lasted 104 days. Demolition still continues in several parts of the district, where the curfew also continues in 6 neighborhoods. Homes have been demolished and 40.000 people have become homeless. There isn’t even rubble left behind f ...

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REPORT ON DETAINMENT OF GULTAN KISANAK & FIRAT ANLI, CO-MAYORS OF DIYARBAKIR

The Metropolitan Municipality of DIYARBAKIR (Amed) issued the following report on the arrest of their co-Mayors GULTAN KISANAK & FIRAT ANLI last Tuesday, October 25, 2016 REPORT ON DETAINMENT OF GULTAN KISANAK & FIRAT ANLI, CO-MAYORS OF DIYARBAKIR Diyarbakir, with a population of 1.8 million, politically and culturally the most significant city in the Kurdish region of Turkey, is now facing another ...

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De Turkse staat voert de repressie tegen de Koerden op (persverklaring NavBel)

Afgelopen nacht, op 25 oktober, heeft de Turkse politie de 2 co-burgemeesters van de Koerdische miljoenenstad Diyarbakir gearresteerd. Hiermee schakelt de Turkse staat de repressie nog een versnelling hoger. Gülten Kisanak en Firat Anli zijn, naar de beste Koerdische tradities van gendergelijkheid, de mannelijke en vrouwelijke co-burgemeesters van Diyarbakir (Amed in het Koerdisch). Mevrouw Gülten Kisanak h ...

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The government will not be able to make the people’s will surrender (HDP statement)

Last night the co-mayors of Diyarbakir City Council, Ms. Gültan Kışanak and Mr. Fırat Anlı, were detained and their houses and the city council buildings were searched. This is an extremely unlawful and arbitrary practice. The Erdoğan-AKP government is continuing to disrespect the will of the people with feelings of revenge. By taking such hostile attitude toward the political will of Kurdish people, the go ...

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Nederlandse onderzoekscommissie bezoekt belegerde Sur-district van Diyarbakir

Van 6 tot 9 mei 2016 heeft een onderzoeksmissie een bezoek gebracht aan Sur, een district van Diyarbakir (Amed in het Koerdisch) gebracht, een van de gebieden die zijn getroffen door het oorlogsgeweld. Aan de delegatie namen deel: Harry van Bommel (Tweede Kamerlid voor de SP), Latif Tali (lid gebiedscommissie Overschie van de gemeente Rotterdam voor de PvdA), Aliye Yurdan en Carla van Os, beiden lid van Kur ...

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