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New Interview With YPS Commander In Şirnex On Ongoing War In North Kurdistan

  In a new interview for Özgür Gündem journalist Ersin Çaksu sat down with Xalid Şevger, the YPS commander in Şirnex (Turkish: Şırnak), on the occasion of the 17th anniversary … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

31 More Bodies Brought To Hospital Following Massacres In Cizre

  Şirnek/Cizre – The bodies of 31 more people have been brought to Cizre State Hospital following the attacks carried out by state forces on buildings where scores of wounded … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

American Tanks Will Leave Diyarbakir

  Local residents in Diyarbakir are voicing their anger at the United States and European countries for providing Turkey with weapons while failing to condemn its security services’ attacks against … Continue reading

February 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

6-Story Building Collapses In Sur Following Turkish Army Shelling

(ANF) A six-story building has collapsed in the Savaş neighborhood of the Sur district of Diyarbakır following a heavy bombardment by the Turkish Army. Turkish security forces are shelling the … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Interview with YPS Commander In Şirnex, North Kurdistan

In a new interview for Özgür Gündem, reporter Ersin Çaksu speaks with Roni Botan, a commander with the Civilian Defense Units (Yekîneyên Parastina Sivîl / YPS) in the Kurdish town … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Civil Defense Force Founded In Nisêbîn

  Local youth have formed a new civil defense force in the border-city of Nisêbîn (Turkish: Nusaybin), where martial law has been declared 6 times in recent months – reports … Continue reading

December 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

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