Undoing Years of Progress in Turkey – ABDULLAH DEMIRBAS

Published by The New York Times on JAN. 26, 2016 ISTANBUL — Entire towns and districts are under siege. Tanks ram through narrow alleys closed off by barricades and trenches. Residents are trapped indoors for weeks because of curfews. Those who venture outside risk sniper fire. Their bodies lie on the streets for days before they can be collected. Bullets fly in through windows and buildings collapse under ...

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Turkey: Mounting Security Operation Deaths – Human Rights Watch report

Published by Human Rights Watch, december 22, 2015 Scores of Civilians Among Hundreds Killed in Southeast (Istanbul)— Kurdish civilians, including women, children and elderly residents, have been killed during security operations and armed clashes since July 2015 in southeastern Turkey. Local human rights groups have recorded well over 100 civilian deaths and multiple injuries. After unprecedented military ...

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Update on the situation in the Kurdish towns under siege by the Turkish army

HDP INFORMATION DESK (05.01.2016) Civilian deaths in sieges imposed by the security forces The first of these sieges, described as “curfews,” was imposed in Varto, starting on 16 August. There are sieges still in course in Cizre, Silopi and Sur districts. “Curfews” have been declared 56 times in 20 districts of 7 cities and so far these “curfews” have totaled 274 days. In some districts where curfews have b ...

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Three Kurdish woman politicians killed in southeast Turkey

Published by Ekurd Daily on January 6, 2016 DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Three female Kurdish politicians have been killed in fighting in a curfew-hit town in Turkish Kurdistan as the authorities press an offensive against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the main pro-Kurdish party said Wednesday. The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said three of its female campaigners and another a ...

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Kurds urge the world to stop Turkish massacres

The destroying of many Kurdish towns and cities across North Kurdistan resulted in the killings of 260 civilians and hundreds of political arrests. Kurds urges the whole world to break the silence and stop Turkey`s massacres against Kurdish civilians. Published by Middle East Diplomatic on 5/1/2016 Kurds urge the world to stop Turkish massacres by Roni Alasor / Lorin Sarkis Brussels, 5 January 2016 - Middle ...

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Turkish tanks pound Kurdish militants in week-long military campaign

By Seyhmus Cakan. Published by Reuters, 22 December 2015. Turkish tanks on Tuesday pounded Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) targets in Cizre, a southeastern town at the heart of a military operation that the army said has killed 127 Kurdish militants in a week. Black smoke rose from buildings in the town after shelling from hilltops and the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) said at least 23 civilian ...

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Artillery strike by state forces target houses in Sur, leaving 7 wounded

Published by ANF, december 17, 2015 Onslaught by state forces continues against civilian people in Amed's central Sur district which remains under a heavy curfew for 16 days. Onslaught by state forces continues against civilian people in Amed's central Sur district which remains under a heavy curfew for 16 days. As tension remains high across the district since early this morning, state forces targeted 3 ho ...

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HDP Europe call the international community to denounce the ongoing onslaught in Kurdish cities

Published by HDP Europe, December 16, 2015 People in Cizre district of ƞırnak have taken to the streets yesterday to protest the fifth curfew imposed alongside Silopi. Mass marches have been staged and barricades have been built in Cudi and Nur neighborhoods where people have been remaining on the streets in protest at the never-ending curfews and attacks targeting the people. Resisting the attacks througho ...

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URGENT CALL FOR ACTION and SOLIDARITY! End military curfew in Kurdish towns of Turkey!

Call for action and solidarity of the Women Freedom Assembly in Turkey KÖM The war in Turkey is intensifying; people, all living beings and history is being destroyed! As the State becomes more and more ISIS-like, the peoples’ resistance resembles KobanĂȘ! In the Kurdish towns/provinces of Hakkari, Dargeçit, Sur, Nusaybin, Silopi and Cizre, the State: Has removed all doctors’ leaves and permissions, calling ...

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Kurds Resist State-Imposed Curfews In Turkey – Joris Leverink

Published by Roar magazine on December 15, 2015 The scenes of destruction in the Kurdish towns and neighborhoods placed under curfew by the Turkish authorities do not just resemble a war zone – they are a war zone. This is a war of a government against its people. A total war, in which a government is indiscriminately targeting a civilian population, killing the youth, destroying houses, burning down histor ...

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