Video footage of the destruction of Cizre

CIZRE, the Kurdish district with a population of 130.000, has been destroyed by Turkish state forces. Hundreds of civilians were killed in the process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBq98PzlhBc ...

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KNK Statement: Turkish State About to Commit Massacre in NUSAYBIN! 

The Turkish state’s dirty and genocidal war against the Kurdish people is intensifying by the day. According to the latest news we have received from the town of Nusaybin in Mardin, tens of civilians have been severely wounded from Turkish tank fire. Medical assistance is not being allowed to help those that are wounded and their positions are still being bombarded by the Turkish army. Over 35 civilians, of ...

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“To demand peace is not a crime”: Turkish academics on trial – Margaret Owen

Published by Open Democracy on 29 April 2016 President Erdoğan's attack on academics and freedom of speech calls into question whether Turkey will ever comply with the Copenhagen Criteria which govern EU accession.  But does Turkey care? Last Friday, April 21st, four Turkish academics, Meral Camci, Kivanc Ersoy, Muzeffer Kaya and Esra Mungan, after five weeks remanded in prison, were brought to the Heavy Pe ...

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Under Turkish siege, thousands of Kurdish civilians suffer shortage of food and medicine in Nusaybin

Published by ARA News on April 21, 2016 NUSAYBIN – Around 35 thousand civilians trapped inside the mainly Kurdish city of Nusaybin southeastern Turkey are suffering from severe shortage of water, food and medicines as well as complete electricity outage, local sources reported. Activists in the stranded city confirmed that the Turkish army has been bombing residential neighborhoods in Nusaybin with heavy ar ...

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TIHV Fact Sheet on Curfews Between August 16, 2015 and April 20, 2016 and civilians deaths

Published by TIHV, april 2016 FACT SHEET on DECLARED CURFEWS BETWEEN AUGUST 16, 2015 and APRIL 20, 2016 and CIVILIANS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ACCORDING to the DATA of HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION of TURKEY DOCUMENTATION CENTER Between the dates August 16, 2015 and April 20, 2016 there has been 65 officially confirmed, open-ended and round-the-clock [all daylong] curfews in at least 22 districts of 7 cities in South ...

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Iran conducted mass male executions at least in four other villages in Baluchistan – Jamal Ekhtiar

Published by Iran Rights Transparency (IRT) on the 16th of March 2016 The recent controversial mass male executions in Iran, was rejected by top Iranian officials like Larijani, but Baloch sources, say they know at least four other villages whose male members are executed. Iran widely conducted mass male executions. So far we know of four villages whose male members are executed: Baloch political and rights ...

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‘The old heart of Kurdistan is bleeding to death’ – Toon Lambrechts

Published by Mo* Magazine on the 21st of March 2016 Since August last year, the violence in the Kurdish region of southeastern Turkey flared up again. Kurdish youth affiliated with the PKK engaged in battle with the state police and army. The fights struck Sur, the historic centre of Diyarbakir, under siege since December. How much schizophrenia can a city cope with? In the modern district of Diyarbakir lif ...

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Behind the barricades in Nusaybin – Toon Lambrechts

Published by Mo* Magazine on 21th of March 2016 Nusaybin is likely to be the next battlefield in the struggle between the Turkish army and Kurdish militants. In the border town, plenty of digging to erect new barricades is going on in the neighbourhoods that have declared themselves autonomous. Because with the beginning of military operations in the neighbouring town of Idil, a confrontation comes closer. ...

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Erdogan’s new Kurdistan – Toon Lambrechts

For months already, heavy fighting wreak havoc in the Kurdish cities of Turkey, without any sign of appeasement, on the contrary. Yet, the Turkish government and the politicians of the governing AKP are already planning how to redraw the southeast thoroughly once the guns silenced. For the ravages of war offers the government an opportunity to redesign this rebellious region accord to their views. Published ...

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Urgent: Still no connection with the wounded trapped in a basement in Cizre

Published by ANF on Thursday, January 28, 2016 10:15 AM ŞIRNAK - As the atrocity of Turkish forces is getting heavier in Kurdish towns under curfew, 28 people who are trapped in a basement in Cudi neighborhood for 6 days continue suffering a deliberate torture. The ongoing denial of ambulance access to the area has since left 5 of them dead due to loss of blood.Communication is still cut with the 23 wounded ...

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