Category: Turkey

Journalist from besieged city of Cizre: Help us!

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Serdal Benli, a Kurdish-Danish politician, received the following mail from journalist Asya Tekin who is currently in the Kurdish town of Cizre in Şirnak province. Right now I am in the town of Cizre in Şirnak province. For the past …

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We Are All Tahir Elçi

Posted on by Naila Bozo

His voice was one of reconciliation and promotion of a peaceful solution to the decades long struggle between the Turkish state and the armed Kurdish resistance movement, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). But on Saturday the voice of Mr. Tahir …

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Questioning the legitimacy of the Kurdish struggle

Posted on by Naila Bozo

On November 1st, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) regained its majority in Turkey’s parliament which will secure the continuation of the single-party government that has been ruling Turkey the past 13 years. The votes were much to the dismay …

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Turkey Declares Yet Another Curfew In Kurdish District

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

A local governor in Diyarbakir’s Bismil district in North Kurdistan (southeastern Turkey) imposed on Sunday a curfew in neighbourhoods Ulutürk, Tekel, Dumlupınar and Fırat, reportedly in order to “ensure the security of the people” and find and detain “terrorists”. The …

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Fate of Kurdish Political Prisoner Unknown

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A reliable source has informed Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) that Omar Chapr, a Kurdish political prisoner from North Kurdistan (southeastern Turkey), has been removed from his ward in Orumiye prison and transferred to an unknown location by Iranian security …

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Who Gets To Allow A Kurdish State In Syria?

Posted on by Naila Bozo

“I am saying this to the whole world: We will never allow the establishment of a state on our southern border in the north of Syria.” Such were the words of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, president of Turkey, to guests during …

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Seriously Ill Prisoner Denied Sufficient Medical Treatment in Turkey

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

On a morning in 2012, the Turkish police knocked on the door of Mehmet Öztekin’s house. He was then taken away by the police who would not provide any explanation or evidence for the charges that gave them authority to …

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Another Kurdish Youth Shot by Turkish Police

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

  During protests to commemorate the execution-like killings of three Kurdish activists in Paris on January 9, 2013, clashes erupted in the Cizre district of Şırnak in North Kurdistan (southeastern Turkey) which led to Turkish police shooting and injuring yet another …

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