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Turkey’s Kurds excluded from post-coup national unity

Tens of thousands of people flocked to Station Square in Diyarbakir, Turkey’s largest Kurdish-majority city, July 31 for the biggest gathering there since a twin bomb attack bloodied a pre-election rally of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) last year. For the first time since the deadly attack, the HDP held a …

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Undoing years of progress in Turkey

  Former mayor (2004-2014) of Amed’s (Diyarbakir) Sur district Abdullah Demirbaş has written an opinion piece for today’s New York Times. In the piece Demirbaş laments the martial lockdown, siege and destruction in the district, which has been under attack by Turkish state forces for over 50 days. He recalls the …

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Turkey of refugees, among the Yazidis in Diyarbakır

        In Diyarbakır, southeastern Turkey, there are at least 20,000 refugees, including many Yazidis, who dream of reaching Europe.  Dimitri Bettoni | Diyarbakır 24 July 2015 Refugees’ camp – Anna Pazos In Diyarbakır, euphoria for the electoral results [of the parliamentary elections of June 7th, ed.] is …

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