Tag Archives: human rights

HRW: Türkiye deported hundreds of refugees to Syria in months

”Türkiye is trying to make Northern Syria a refugee dumping ground,” said Nadia Hardman, refugee and migrant rights researcher at Human Rights Watch. Syria remains unsafe for returning refugees, according to HRW. By August, Türkiye had reportedly already built 60,000 houses in the northwestern province of Idlib. The organization said …

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The hard road to freedom

Necat Ayaz At the beginning of December, at midnight, they reached the proximity of the Turkish-Greek border with by a car. As soon as the car stopped, they got off very fast and, large backpacks and they headed towards the river. From the beginning of this journey which they believed …

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Can the Kurdish question be settled by killing people in Sur?

By Nurcan Baysal “Allow us, let us take these people out alive. The state will lose nothing if a civilian group is involved.” Part of Diyarbakir’s old city walls. Wikicommons/ Bertil Videt. Some rights reserved.We are in Surici district with Lale Mansur, Zeynep Tanbay, Ferhat Tunc, Aysegul Devecioglu, Bahri Belen …

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Blockade in Kurdish region in worse than Gaza

  by Ergun Babahan This article was originally published in Turkish on Özgür Düşünce with the title ‘Basement of shame’ and was translated to English by Kurdish Question. For many days now, 26 people, covered in blood and in need of water, have been awaiting an ambulance in a basement in the Kurdish …

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Brahim Dahane: ‘It is better to die than to live’

    On a bright Monday morning in the British Library in London, I met Brahim Dahane, the softly spoken Saharawi human rights defender. He spoke through a translator about freedom of movement, the Sahrawi leadership and the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). Annual talks …

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