Global Empire – Turkey After The Referendum (video)

Published by Telesur on 18th of April 2017 Tariq Ali introduces a short film shot for The World Today. It was filmed a few weeks ago before Turkey’s Referendum which was passed only yesterday. The main opposition party and international election observers have declared a number of electoral irregularities. This film shows just how oppressed the opposition party and it’s supporters were before yesterday’s re ...

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What’s going on in Turkey’s prisons? – Mahmut Bozarslan

Published by Al-Monitor on April 3, 2017 Hunger strikes in Turkish prisons, joined briefly by the country’s top Kurdish politician, aim to draw attention to mounting allegations of ill-treatment and other violations of inmate rights since last year’s coup attempt. DIYARBAKIR, Turkey — Myriad allegations of rights violations in Turkish prisons have marked the aftermath of last year’s coup attempt as thousand ...

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111 people sentenced to jail in main KCK case in Turkey’s Kurdish region

Published by Ekurd Daily on March 29, 2017 DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— A total of 111 suspects in the main case into the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), an umbrella group of Kurdish group that includes the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), were given a cumulative total of more than 1,100 years in jail by a Diyarbakir court in Turkish Kurdistan on March 28. Turkish authorities accuse the KCK ...

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URGENT DOSSIER HUNGER STRIKE BY POLITICAL PRISONERS IN TURKEY

Below this article you can find an urgent dossier of the KNK about Kurdish political prisoners, who are in Hunger strike since 43 days. Their health situation is under a big threat. Please read and circulate this dossier and get in contact with politicians, press and human rights organisations. Kurdish hunger strikes ‘for return to solution process’ spread across Turkish prisons Published by komnews.com on ...

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Turkey deals death blow to Kurdish leadership with DBP conviction – Amberin Zaman

Published by Al-Monitor on March 28, 2017 One of Turkey’s most promising young Kurdish politicians was sentenced to eight years and nine months in prison for a questionable terrorism conviction today. A court in the mainly Kurdish southeast region pronounced Kamuran Yuksek, the charismatic co-chair of the Democratic Regions Party (DBP), a member of a terrorist organization. The official was referring to the ...

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Kurdish villages under round-the-clock military curfew (HDP-statement)

27 February 2017 Kurdish villages under round-the-clock military curfew Military blockades continue in three villages in the town of Nusaybin (Mardin province). In addition to Koruköy, which has been under siege since 11 February 2017, Doğanlı and Kuyular villages have also been under round-the-clock-curfew since 22 February 2017. Entry and exit is prohibited in these three villages. HDP deputies and human ...

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Turkey: The Kurdish region since the coup attempt

By: Nurcan Baysal. This article was published on Open Democracy on 2 February 2017. The July 15 coup attempt was a nightmare. Kurds remember the terrible army coups in Turkey’s past. After the coups, Kurdish people were jailed, killed and tortured. Kurds are against military coups. By nightfall on July 15, the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) had immediately condemned the coup attempt. Kurds thou ...

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Siege of Kurdish village continues: 6 people killed, 2 children taken hostage – reports

Published by KOMNEWS on 20 February 2017 The siege of a village in Turkey’s southeastern Kurdish region and reports of torture and killing has led to consternation. According to latest reports two children have been taken hostage by security forces and six people killed. Korukoy (Xerabe Bava) village in Mardin’s Nusaybin district has been under siege since 11 February by Turkish security forces. A  curfew w ...

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Siege of Kurdish village: 39 detained, 2 disappeared, 3 killed – reports

Published by KOMNEWS on 19 February 2017 The siege of Kurdish village Korukoy in Turkey’s southeastern Nusaybin district continues. According to reports 39 people have been detained, two disappeared and three killed. Several women who were able to leave the village to be taken to hospital spoke to reporters about developments in the area, which has been under siege for nine days. Necla Dogan told Sujin news ...

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Kurdish politician Ahmet Türk urges ‘new peace era’ in Turkey after jail

Published by Ekurd Daily on February 6, 2017 MARDIN, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— A respected pro-Kurdish politician said Sunday after his release following over two months in jail that both Kurds and the Turkish government should embrace a new era of peace to end a decades-long conflict. Former mayor of the southeastern city of Mardin Ahmet Turk, 74, was held in November on terror charges, but his arrest caus ...

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