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AANES report death toll at 25 in Turkey’s Syria air strikes

The death toll in Turkey’s air strikes on north and east Syria now totals 25, including 11 civilians and 14 fighters from the Syrian regime forces, according a report released by the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria. The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) reported that …

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Turkish physician leader’s arrest condemned by WMA

The World Medical Association has issued a strong condemnation about the arrest in Turkey of Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, President of the Turkish Medical Association. The World Medical Association has issued a strong condemnation about the arrest in Turkey of Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, President of the Turkish Medical Association. …

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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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17 Kurdish guerrillas killed by Turkish chemical weapons

During the six-month war between 14 April and 14 October 2022, the Turkish army used banned bombs and chemical weapons 2467 times. The People’s Defense Centre (HSM) Headquarters Command published the names of 17 guerrillas who were killed at different times in Turkish chemical weapons attacks in southern Kurdistan (Northern …

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Teacher expelled for speaking Kurdish in Turkey

The use of Kurdish in public was banned in Turkey in the 1990s, and Kurds weren’t allowed to learn their mother tongue. There were restrictions for kindergartens, city theaters, and cultural clubs operating in the Kurdish language. A secondary school teacher at the Mersin Akdeniz District Ulubatlı Hasan Secondary School …

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Turkey’s local elections were not free or fair

Thomas Phillips During a hurried midnight taxi ride between Istanbul’s two major airports, the faces of Racep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s authoritarian president, and Binali Yildrim, Turkey’s former Prime Minister and Istanbul mayoral candidate, gazed down at me from every lamppost and roadside hoarding. I had been invited to Turkey by …

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Kurdish is forbidden at prisons in Turkey

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan before Local Election of 31 March 2019 claimed that Kurdish was allowed in prison. Unfortunately, Kurdish publications, television and radio channels have been banned and authorities have not allowed Kurdish language to be spoken during the meeting between prisoners and their parents. Aqide Ertas, mother of …

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Professor Emeritus of International Politics Christodoulos Yiallourides: “Greeks and Kurds have similar existences regarding the preservation of their identities.”

The Turkish – Greek relations are extremely contentious in today’s world. In order to better understand this issue, Necat Ayaz interviewed Christodoulos Yiallourides, Professor Emeritus of International Politics and director of the Centre of Eastern Studies for Culture and Communication at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences . …

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Words in Mother Tongues Recorded as ‘X’ in Parliament Minutes

MPs from opposition parties celebrated the February 21 Mother Tongue Day in yesterday’s parliamentary session with messages in Kurdish and in the languages of minorities in Turkey.The words in languages other than Turkish were recorded as “x” in the minutes of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM). On the …

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Behind Turkey’s war on the Kurds

  By Tony Iltis Turkey is rapidly descending into civil war as the government deepens its offensive against the Kurdish population. Turkey is rapidly descending into civil war as the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan deepens its offensive against the Kurdish population, left-wing opposition parties, journalists and academics. The …

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