Het verboden gedicht van Demirtaş

Gedicht van Demirtaş verbannen De repressie van Erdoğan’s AKP-regering tegen de pro-Koerdische Democratische Partij der Volkeren (HDP) heeft een nieuw toppunt van krankzinnigheid bereikt. Op 2 mei viel de politie binnen in de HDP-kantoren in Dargeçit (Mardin) waarbij ze een poster in beslag namen met een foto erop van HDP-covoorzitter Selahattin Demirtaş en een gedicht dat hij geschreven heeft in de gevange ...

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Turkey’s Kurdish HDP co-chair Yuksekdag gets another jail sentence

Published by Ekurd Daily on 9/6/2017 ADANA,— A court in southern Turkey on Thursday sentenced a former lawmaker and co-chair of the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to one year in prison for insulting the government, Anadolu agency reported. Figen Yuksekdag, already jailed for “terrorism-related” charges and links to Kurdistan Workers Party PKK, was not present at the hearing at Adana’s 11th Criminal ...

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Call to Observe the Main Case of Ms. Figen Yüksekdağ (HDP-statement)

Call to Observe the Main Case of Ms. Figen Yüksekdağ whose HDP membership and deputy status have been rescinded through political intervention in outright violation of all laws, norms and procedures HDP Co-Chair Ms. Figen Yüksekdağ was arrested on 4 November 2016 along with Co-Chair Mr. Demirtaş and 7 HDP deputies. After 8 months, the first hearing of the case on grounds of which she was arrested will be he ...

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Turkey declares curfew in Kurdish province of Diyarbakir

Several Kurdish media reports on new curfews being declared on many Kurdish villages in the province of Diyarbakir. Villagers are fleeing as their homes are being bombed. Exact amount of villages currently under curfew is unclear. Published by Kurdistan24 on May 30, 2017 and Dihaber on May 31, 2017 DIYARBAKIR (Kurdistan24) – Renewed curfews on Tuesday were imposed on over 40 villages in the southeastern Kur ...

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Court issues arrest warrant for opposition HDP spokesperson Baydemir

Published by Komnews on May 30, 2017 A Diyarbakir court issued an arrest warrant for the opposition People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Parliamentary Group Spokesperson and Urfa Deputy Osman Baydemir, reports the daily Evrensel. The court issued the arrest warrant because Baydemir did not attend the hearing of an open trial against him, states the report. Speaking in HDP’s parliamentary group meeting on Tuesday ...

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Demirtaş’s Poem Has Been banned! (HDP-statement)

Published by HDP on May 4, 2017 Contagious Courage They’ll say ‘silence!’ And, they’ll say ‘no colors!’ You would have been rising up in joy, But they’ll say ‘no roses should blossom’ Then, let’s laugh so that your revolt does not get orphaned. And, if that’s a crime; then, let it be… May the smile of people remain fadeless. They’ll say ‘the sun should not rise!’ And, they’ll pull a gun on hope. But you wil ...

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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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