Pregnant woman beaten for being Kurdish in Turkey


Halime ErKurt

Halime Erkurt was beaten while in labour. The 27-year old was insulted and cursed by medical staff in Urfa City hospital because she was Kurdish. She says, “They told me that Kurds are bad people and cursed. They were slapping me and then pushed me off the birth table. When I cried from pain they squeezed my fingers and my broke one of them.”

According to AM News, the doctors claim to have broken her fingers ‘accidentally’ while joking, and the directorship of the hospital has promised to investigate the incident, but it seems like many other incidents they don’t get sufficient media coverage and are soon forgotten about.