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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IHD-TIHV-Report: Human right violations in Turkey and Kurdistan in 2015

Severe human right violations by the Turkish state The Human Rights Association (IHD) and the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TIHV), published the 2015 human rights violation report that was prepared during the 10-17 December Week of Human Rights. Ozturk Turkdogan, the general president of IHD who disclosed the report declared "From the perspective of human rights there is a demand that needs to be met f ...

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Turquie, crimes de guerre

PubliĂ© par Kedistan, 5/9/15 De rares chaĂźnes de tĂ©lĂ©vision, des journalistes prĂ©sents dans les zones que les forces spĂ©ciales turques “nettoient”, des avocats des droits de l’homme,  font parvenir des tĂ©moignages sur ce qui porte un nom depuis le tribunal de Nuremberg : des crimes de guerre. Ces crimes se dĂ©roulent en temps rĂ©el, Ă  quelques milliers de kilomĂštres d’ici, et certains sont mĂȘme visibles en vid ...

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Turkish state is committing crimes against humanity in Kurdistan! – KNK

The AKP government-state, which lost its majority at 7 June 2015 general elections due to the success of pro-Kurdish Democratic Party of the People (HDP), is plunging the whole country into misfortune. After it became totally clear that it is not interested in peace and a political solution for the Kurdish question, in April the AKP government stopped peace talks with the imprisoned leader of the PKK, Abdul ...

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Turkey arrests 32 Kurdish journalists in Diyarbakir

Published by Ekurd Daily, Sepetember 29, 2015 DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Turkish police Monday arrested about 30 people working for Kurdish-language media in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir in Turkish Kurdistan, Dogan news agency reported. Separately, the news agency Dicle said on social media that it and the Kurdish newspaper Azadiya Welat had been targeted in the operation, and that an ...

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In Turkey’s restive southeast, slayings of 2 Kurdish teens raise questions – Glen Johnson

Published by The Los Angeles Times, 28 September 2015 Muhammet Aydemir's loved ones last saw him alive one night in mid-August. The 15-year-old came bursting through the door of the family home, carrying pastries from the bakery where he swept floors and carted wood to the oven. It was a summer job, providing a little bit of cash for a bright young student during the searing months. His family says Muhammet ...

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Turkey’s Kurds protest ban on traditional clothes

VAN, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— A domestic security bill prepared by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) stirred a debate in the country because it bans a traditional Kurdish garment called sal u sepik. Many Kurdish citizens living in the southeast wear sal u sepik and pusi, a kind of scarf, in their daily lives as part of their traditions. In some cases, Kurds use traditional clothes only on spec ...

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Also commemorated today: Prisoners burnt alive in “Operation Back to Life”

ANF - 19/12/2014                     The “Back to Life” operation was carried out fourteen years ago in several prisons in order to solve the so-called “prison problem” in Turkey and end the death fast of prisoners who protested against their transfer to F type prisons with smaller cells. The operation started in the early morning on 19 December 2000 in 20 p ...

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