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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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 FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY YEAR IN REVIEW (HDP report)

Report published by the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) on the 21st of January 2017 about the crackdown on freedom and democracy in Turkey. TITLES:  MEDIA/PRESS FREEDOM  ACADEMIC FREEDOM  CRACKDOWN ON NGOs & CSOs  DISMISSALS FROM STATE INSTITUTIONS  INTERVENTIONS IN THE JUDICIARY  CRACKDOWN ON THE OPPOSITION  CRACKDOWN ON HDP’S PARLIAMENTARY GROUP  CRACKDOWN ON LOCAL AUTHORIT ...

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Turkey seeks 15 year sentences for singing Kurdish songs

Published by KOMNNEWS on 3th of February 2017 A prosecutor in Turkey has demanded fifteen year sentences for twelve young men who were arrested last year for singing in Kurdish. Fourteen youths, including two children were arrested on 20 August last year for singing Kurdish songs and were assaulted and detained in a park in Istanbul Turkey by police. Two of the youths, who were under under 18 were released, ...

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International Mother Language Day: Prospects for Armenian and Kurdish in Turkey

Published by KOMNEWS in 21st of February 2017 Ahead of International Mother Language Day on 21 February, UNESCO published an Atlas of the ‘World’s Languages in Danger’ revealing 15 endangered languages in Turkey. Western Armenian: an endangered language in Turkey Sevan Degirmenciyan is an Armenian philologist and teacher at the Mkhitaryan Armenian High School in Istanbul. Speaking to Agos, a Turkish-Armenia ...

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PETITION: Stop the Genocide of the Kurdish People in Erdogan’s Turkey

Sign and share this petition on the website of Change.org Beloved Believers in Rights of All People! With Trump heading the American government; it up to you and I to be the Protectors of Human Rights here and around the World! We must speak up! Only the attention of the world at large will stop the genocidal actions of Turkish authorities against the Kurds! Only our pressure on Turkish President Erdogan wi ...

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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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