Brutal War rages as Turkish army attacks Autonomous Uprising

Peoples' Democratic Party celebration, Diyarbakir
We have dozens of reports, ignored by the West, of towns taken over and self-governance declared, despite shelling, air attacks, bombings, kidnap, torture by the massive army crackdown. The 2 yr peace process has been shattered by the insane power trip of the Turkish president.

Diyarbakır'da Kurban Bayramı'nda ihtiyaç sahiplerine kurban dağıtırken vahşice öldürülen Yasin Börü, Hasan Gökgöz ve Hüseyin Dakak mezarları başında anıldı. (Ömer Yasin Ergin - Anadolu Ajansı)
Diyarbakır’da Kurban Bayramı’nda ihtiyaç sahiplerine kurban dağıtırken

The popular democratic Kurdish uprising in Varto sparked by Turkish State atrocities continues, the governor has declared a state of emergency. #VartoWatch The city streets are barricaded and it is surrounded by a huge army buildup, including Cobra helicopters. 4 killed by army on 2nd day. Suburbs shelled. Electricity, water and telephone services have been cut off. Western press silent.

Turkish State attacks Kurdish liberation movement in acts of political genocide 

Political genocide operations conducted by security forces across Turkey and North Kurdistan in order to eliminate the Kurdish struggle are continuing increasingly as part of the war policies recently put into practice by the AKP government.Dozens of people are being detained and arrested in many cities and towns across North Kurdistan and Turkey on a daily basis.

Here are  posts  in English Kurdish

‘Kurdish people have no option but self-governance’


A suicide attack with an explosive-laden truck was carried out in Qamishlo city of West Kurdistan, Rojava, at 09:20 local time today.The explosives were detonated at a crossroads between the Asayish (Public Security) Headquarters and the industrial area in Enteriyê neighborhood. Nine civilians including a child and one member of asayish forces have lost their lives in the suicide attack which was conducted with tons of explosives. […]

NEWS CENTER – KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union) Executive Council Co-Presidency has released a statement about the recent developments in North Kurdistan, the Kurdish region of Turkey. […

  • HPG (People’s Defense Forces) Press Office reported in a written statement that the Turkish army launched a large-scale operation on the Martyr Rojhat area of Lice-Hani-Karayazı triangle in Amed in the early morning hours of August 18.HPG said guerrillas ambushed two groups of soldiers who attempted to infiltrate into the area from two sides at 12:00 yesterday noon.Six soldiers were killed and four others were wounded in this area where clashes lasted till 16:30 in the afternoon. While Cobra type helicopters of the Turkish army shelled the scene during the course of the fighting, one of them was effectively hit and severely damaged by guerrillas.

    HPG guerrilla Dılgeş Batman fell a martyr in the clashes. […]

    DBP (Party of Democratic Regions), HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party), DTK (Democratic Society Congress), Bazid Democratic People’s Assembly, Doğubayazıt Municipality, TUHAYD-DER and Sema Yüce Women’s Counseling Center declared self-governance at a press conference they held in Yenimahalle district of Ağrı’s Doğubayazıt (Bazid) district yesterday.Speaking here on behalf of the institutions, DBP Doğubayazıt district o-chair Muhsin Kula recalled that the AKP government staged a civil coup in the wake of its defeat in June 7 elections. […]

  • Eight soldiers were killed in a bomb blast which occurred during the passing of a military convoy on Siirt-Pervari road Wednesday afternoon.Several other soldiers were also reported to be wounded. […]

    Nudem gets 10 years for singing in Kurdish..petition

    Nudem Durak, a talented Kurdish young singer, has been thrown into jail in Turkey, according to her lawyer, for “promoting Kurdish propaganda by teaching Kurdish folk songs to youth music groups”. She has been sentenced to ten years imprisonment. We can excercise pressure on the Turkish government to free Nudem singing this petition on Avaaz.

  • Jets of the Turkish army are bombing the rural areas of Hurê (Gömeç) village in Amed’s Hani district.The operation started by Turkish army in the Hani-Lice-Kocaköy triangle yesterday is going on. The area was declared ‘military security zone’ by the Governor of Diyarbakır yesterday.Many villages in this area were bombed by troops and many houses were set on fire by soldiers who also targeted civilians in their attack yesterday.

    Local people said soldiers didn’t even allow them to take the casualties from the houses they set on fire and burnt down.According to reports, clashes between HPG guerrillas and Turkish soldiers in this triangle continued throughout yesterday. […]

  • ISTANBUL (DİHA) – Turkish police teams have raided the houses of members of the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations (SGDF), the activist group targeted in July’s bombing in the town of Suruç in July.On July 20, a suicide bombing targeted youth activists from the SGDF as they were making a press announcement in the town of Suruç, just across the border from the Rojava city of Kobanê. 32 died in the bombing. […]

  • Heavy clashes are taking place between HPG guerrillas and Turkish forces in Martyr Kendal area of Haftanin region in Medya Defense Zones.

    Local sources reported that clashes in Martyr Kendal area, which is located at the border to Roboski village of Şırnak, started at 11:00 today noon and are continuing at the moment.According to sources, Turkish aircraft are also shelling the scene of intensified clashes and the Turkish troops have attempted to cross into the South Kurdistan side of the border. […]

  • People’s Defense Forces Press Office HPG-BIM reported in a written statement that guerrillas continued their actions in North Kurdistan in response to the ongoing attacks by the Turkish army.As part of the Martyr Reşit Serdar Initiative, guerrillas conducted an action against the police station in Şemdinli district of Hakkari at 13:30 on August 17. […]

  • NEWS DESK (DİHA) – The Freedom Vigil action held in front of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg since 25 June 2012 demanding freedom for PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan as well as other political prisoners in Turkey continues in its 4th year. This week’s vigil has been taken over by members of European Êzîdî Federation, Sabri Atan, Şêx Şakir Karaca, Muhammed Boğa, Ayşe Karaca and Zera Reşo. […]

  • NEWS DESK (DİHA) – IHD, TIHV, SES and Eğitim Sen applied to the UN regarding the 6 YPG fighters who were deported and handed over to Al-Nusra. In their application, human rights organizations called upon the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture to act upon Turkey’s breach of law. […]

  • NEWS DESK (DİHA) – People’s Democratic Party (HDP) has released its report on the massacre in Zergelê village located in Qandil region, where the airstrikes of Turkish air forces claimed the lives of 8 civilians and left dozens of others wounded in the early morning hours of August 1, 2015. […]

  • MARDİN (DİHA) – Turkish troops have launched a military operation in the rural areas of Taşlık (Cirzê), Kırkdirek (Çilsutun) and Soylu (Deriş) neighborhoods in Mardin’s Savur district.

    Special operation teams in a large number of armored vehicles have been deployed in the highlands in the region.

    According to the reports, the teams of police have taken up position in the area in three separate 50-men groups.

    The military operation is reported to be going on. […]

  • Gunshots continued until early morning hours today in Silopi where police had carried out a massacre and tensions have remained high since August 7. Snipers on rooftops shoot at anything that moves, and explosion sounds mix with gunshots frequently. Hills between Silopi and Mount Cudi have also been under artillery bombardment. […]

  • NEWS DESK (DİHA) – KCK Executive Council Co-Presidency voiced support to People’s Councils’ declaration of self-governance in Şırnak and said that Kurdish people have no option but self-governance in the face of AKP government’s insistence on the nation state. […]

  • Turkish jets are shelling the Martyr Kendal area at the border of Haftanin in Medya Defense Zones. Turkish army is also enhancing its military deployment on the border line, according to reports. […]

  • Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Central Executive Board has released a statement calling for an end to the detention operations against elected local administrators. The statement by HDP reported that co-mayors of Sur municipality Seyid Narin and Fatma Şık Barut, co-mayors of Silvan municipality Yüksel Bodakçı and Melikşah Teke, as well as DBP Sur district co-chair Ali Rıza Çiçek and many other DBP members have been taken into custody in a concurrent house-raid operation in Sur and Silvan districts of Amed today. […]

    Attacks by Turkish forces leave Silvan devastated

  • Military and police forces ruled by AKP have devastated Amed’s Silvan district where they deliberately targeted the local people, bombed and rained bullets on their houses, workplaces and vehicles. While the attacks of Turkish security forces have left a heavy toll in the neighborhoods where they staged a crackdown, a delegation of DBP and HDP officials has started an examination in the district.

  • Silence dominates the district now after the withdrawal of police and military forces that terrorized the people and their living areas all day long. […]silvan5 (1)

  • Turkish soldiers rained bullets on a group of people from Rojava at the border between Bakûrê (North) and Rojava (West Kurdistan). According to a report by ANHA, a 21-year-old youth by the name of Şîhan Oerek Hesen crossed into North Kurdistan from Mamela village in Efrîn’s Raco district yesterday. The youth accompanied by three other people from Rojava had meant to meet the needs of his family as he crossed the border. According to the witnesses, Turkish soldiers captured the four Rojava citizens near Meydan Ikbis village of Raco, and released them later after subjecting them to torture and threats while under custody. […]

  • Police raided a number of houses after blockading the Küçükdikili neighborhood in Seyhan district of Adana this morning. All the houses targeted in the operation were searched in detail and messed up by police teams that took at least 10 people into custody, including minors. Among the detainees who were taken into custody on the grounds of participation in the protest demonstrations in the neighborhood, the minors were taken to the Juvenile’s Department and the others to provincial Police Headquarters. […]

  • The ongoing political genocide operations of the AKP have this time targeted co-mayors of DBP-held municipalities in Amed. A number of people including co-mayors of Silvan and Sur municipalities have been detained in house-raid operations in the districts of Sur and Silvan where at least two people were murdered by security forces that surrounded and attacked three neighborhoods yesterday. […]

  • Turkish police have killed one more youth during a protest demo in Esenler district of Istanbul last night. One youth died as police forces opened fire on a group of demonstrators in Tuna neighborhood of Esenler district last night. While the body of the youth was taken to Forensic Medicine Institution, police detained four others. […]

  • Turkish military shelled the Kolan region in Varto district of Muş where security forces killed four civilians two days ago after people took control of the town to defend themselves against the never-ending attacks of Turkish state forces. […]

  • Guerrillas of the HPG (People’s Defense Forces) and YJA Star (Free Women’s Troops) continue their actions in response to the ongoing attacks by Turkish military and police forces. 19 soldiers and 13 special operations police were killed in the actions by guerrillas, and two armored vehicles were destroyed with soldiers inside them. Five guerrillas lost their lives in clashes and bombardments. […]

  • Ömer Çinkılıç who was wounded in the head after soldiers opened fire on a civilian car passing by the Sorgun Military Barracks in Tatvan district of Bitlis late last night, has lost his life. 23-year-old Cinkılıç was firstly treated at Tatvan State Hospital from where he was later referred to Van Regional Training and Research Hospital. The youth who couldn’t survive the armed attack despite all the medical efforts made at hospital, has been taken to Küçüksu village of Tatvan by his family and laid to rest there. […]

  • People’s Defense Centre (HSM) Headquarters Command released a written statement announcing that guerrillas will have to intervene in the event that attacks by Turkish army on civilian areas continue. HSM called upon all the Kurdish people to manifest a stance and resistance against the attacks of the Turkish army in the areas where people have declared self-governance. […]

  • Turkish troops at Tekeli Brigade have targeted the Şapatan (Altınsu) village in Hakkari’s Şemdinli district with artillery, mortar and howitzer fire Tuesday afternoon. While at least 10 houses in the village have been largely demolished and gone into ruins, smokes are rising from the forested area around the village as the fire caused by artillery fire has yet to be responded.

    According to the initial reports coming through, the bombardment left four civilians in the village wounded by shrapnel pieces. The wounded villagers are being held in the village as Şemdinli State Hospital has been evacuated by police and soldiers. The number of casualties is feared to increase as some areas remain out of reach yet. […]

  • As clashes between HPG guerrillas and Turkish soldiers continue in the Lice-Hani-Kocaköy triangle in Amed, soldiers opened fire on a group of civilians who started a human-shield action in the area. According to a report by DİHA, two civilians were wounded after being hit by bullets fired by soldiers. While the civilians joining the action have managed to take the wounded out of the clashes area through their own means, the two human shields could not be taken to hospital yet due to the ongoing fighting.

    Despite the attack of soldiers who are opening random fire on the areas where guerrillas and civilians are present, the human-shield action continues. […]

  • As clashes continue in Şemdinli district of Hakkari, police and soldiers are opening fire around randomly and threatening the local people by making announcements from armored vehicles. Şemdinli State Hospital is reportedly under the control of soldiers. […]

  • HPD Amed deputy Ziya Pir who is currently in Silvan said at least two people have been executed so far and a massacre will be committed unless an order from Ankara says otherwise. Speaking to ANF about the latest situation in the district, HDP MP said; “Roads in the district are all blocked and we har gunshots and sounds of blasts from time to time. Tanks have also been deployed in the district where people cannot leave their houses and go out. […]

  • HDP Amed deputy Ziya Pir who spoke to Kurdish television MedNuçe via phone said they have been informed that two people have lost their lives as a result of attacks in Silvan district of Amed. According to Pir, the youth who lost his life after getting hit by a bullet in the head has been identified as Serhat Bilen.

    No information is yet available regarding the identity of the other person who died in the ongoing conflict in the district. […]

  • Turkish troops are opening mortar and howitzer fire on the Altunsu village in Hakkari’s Şemdinli district. The village headman Zeydan Özel told ANF about the recent situation that; “Clashes around the village have been going on for the last five days. Mortar and howitzer fires are being opened from the military barracks today. We have no losses of life so far but clashes have intensified.”

    Özel said soldiers made announcements for the evacuation of the village, adding; “One neighborhood has been evacuated but this village houses five thousand people. Where will so many people go? Soldiers are telling us nothing other than ‘Evacuate the village’. There is nothing we can do but to resist. We have nowhere to go. […]

  • Co-mayor of Şemdinli Seferi Yılmaz who spoke to ANF about the recent situation in Şemdinli district of Hakkari told that Turkish troops are opening mortar fire on the Altunsu village. Yılmaz said soldiers are threatening the local people to leave the village, saying that they won’t be responsible for any negative consequences. While a de facto curfew is in place in Şemdinli district center, police and soldiers evacuated the hospital. […]]

  • NEWS CENTER – The British newspaper Times released a news on Turkey’s cooperation with ISIS, Jabhat Al-Nusra and Jabhat Al-Sham in Syria. Previously many newspapers and TV channels stated that Turkey has been supporting ISIS and Jabhat Al-Nusra by providing them logistics and allowing foreigners to cross the border into Syria and join these radical jihadist groups. Another famous newspaper Times of Great Britain also covered the relations between these jihadi groups and Turkey. Times says “after the latest meetings between USA and Turkey and negotiations on the ‘buffer zone’, the Jabhat Al-Sham has been given ammunition by Turkey. […]
  • As soldiers and police forces continue terrorizing people in Amed’s Silvan district, where an indefinite curfew has been declared, security forces killed a youth as they opened random fire around in the district. Soldiers and police launched an operation in the district soon after the announcement of an indefinite curfew to last until a further notice, which remains in effect since last night. […]

  • Four people have lost their lives during the last two days of clashes in Varto district of Muş.

    While the report has also been confirmed by Muş Governor’s Office, all the bodies were hurriedly taken by police from the district and sent to Malatya Forensic Medicine Institution. Two civilians who were allegedly captured alive and executed by special operations teams have been identified as 36-year-old Rahmi Kızıltaş and 26-year-old Abdullah Toprak from Alagöz neighborhood.

    While the families of both victims have left for Malatya, it remains unknown where the civilians were executed. […]

  • KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union) Executive Council Co-Presidency has released a statement about the recent developments in North Kurdistan, the Kurdish region of Turkey.


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