The Trial of Figen Yüksekdağ and Selahattin Demirtas – Blog by International Observer and Barrister, Margaret Owen

Published by Peace in Kurdistan 8 Deecmber 2017 Blog post from International Trial Observer and Barrister, Margaret Owen (pictured) Wednesday, December 6 Ms Figen Yüksekdağ is charged, under the Anti Terror Law, with inciting violence, making propaganda for a terrorist organisation ( PKK)  and establishing and managing a terrorist organisation. These accusations were made on the basis of speeches she had ma ...

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A short documentary on Ilisu Dam project: ‘Water’s Date of Death’

Published by Jin News on 12 December 2017 The people living in 12.000-year-old town Hasankeyf speak about the heritage of their region and what the planned destruction would mean for culture, ten thousands of people and nature in a 20-minute documentary by Ali Ergül called “Water's Date of Death”. The 12,000 year old city of Hasankeyf will be submerged if the Ilisu Dam project is completed. The director Ali ...

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Turkey’s Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas goes on trial over ‘terror’ links, facing 142 years in jail

Published by Ekurd Daily on the 7th of December 2017 Selahattin Demirtas, absent from ‘terror’ trial, to stay in jail SINCAN, Turkey,— A Turkish court on Thursday ordered the co-leader of the main pro-Kurdish opposition party to remain in custody after over a year behind bars, as his non-appearance in court angered supporters. Selahattin Demirtas of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) went on trial in Ankar ...

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Letter of Support for HDP-chairs: “Democracy in Turkey is going on trial”

Published by The Guardian on the 5th of December 2017 A letter signed by Noam Chomsky, Clive Lewis MP, Peter Tatchell and others calls for opposition politicians Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ to be released from prison                               On 6 and 7 December democracy goes on trial in Turkey. Opposition politician ...

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The case of Kisanak and Tuncel: Resistance and the theatrics of repression – John Hunt

Published by The Region on 30/11/17                     The two defendants greeted us with broad smiles as we squeezed into the small courtroom in Malatya, where the police had already occupied half the seats, forcing most of our crowd of supporters to stay outside. Gultan Kisanak, the co-mayor of Diyarbakir and Sebahat Tuncel, co-leader of a party affiliate ...

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Urgent statement KNK

URGENT CALL We call on all democratic forces to condemn alleged state executions by the Turkish state. This actions of Turkey must not be tolerated any longer and the United Nations, European Union, Council of Europe and all those who stand for democracy must condemn the actions of Turkey in the strongest terms. In the latest atrocity Turkish security forces are accused of the state execution of five allege ...

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Why the Kurdish referendum is none of Turkey’s business (Asli Aydintasbas, The Washington Post)

This article by Asli Aydintasbas was posted on the website of The Washington Post on 2 October 2017. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was angry last week with the neighboring Iraqi Kurds for holding a referendum on independence. “Once we put our sanctions in place, you’ll be out in the cold,” he said, addressing Turkey’s neighbors to the south. “If we turn off the [crude oil] valve, it’s over. If truc ...

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Stop Turkish massacre in Kurdistan (KNK statement)

Stop Turkish massacre in Kurdistan We condemn the Turkish state’s attack on Şêladizê in South-Kurdistan (Iraq) The Turkish state, led by Erdogan, added yet another crime to its gruesome record of human rights violation. On 20 September 2017, Turkish warplanes launched an attack on the region of Şêladizê and its surrounding villages, killing a number of civilians (at least 10) and wounding others, excluding ...

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Damage Assessment Report on Old City (Suriçi) of Diyarbakir

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT REPORT Conflict Period and following Demolition of the Old city (SURİÇİ) of DIYARBAKIR August 1, 2017 Nevin Soyukaya Archaeologist Former head of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “DIYARBAKIR FORTRESS AND HEVSEL GARDENS CULTURAL LANDSCAPE”   Introduction The Fortress of Diyarbakir and the Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape have maintained their importance for thousands of years because of ...

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Turkey’s parliament could be finalizing its own demise – Pinar Tremblay

Published by Al-Monitor on July 20, 2017 It's not possible to regulate people's thoughts, but Turkey's president has come up with the next-best thing: controlling their words. Since the April 16 referendum that expanded the authority of the presidency, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been urging Turkey's parliament to make drastic changes to its bylaws and internal regulations. On July 7, two right-wing ...

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