- KCK calls upon all Kurdistan people to rise up everywhere 37 min
- Thousands from Şırnak and Silopi reach Cizre 14:44
- Turkish soldiers shoot truck drivers, one dead, six wounded 14:44
- Zana. I will go on death fast if deaths are not stopped 14:14
- HDP calls for urgent international action against increasing state violence 13:14
- Eight civilians killed in Cizre last night 12:44
Over 5,000 Turkish police and army have descended on the remote, embattled town of Cizre in recent days, cutting off roads and doing a door-to-door operation against the community’s defiant street youth. Cizre is the first, the State threatens to ”send 5000 troops to each of 20 Kurdish cities”. Over 40 Kurdish deputies are on the March to Save Cizre, which began as a convoy but was blocked by police. As a response to the Turkish crackdown dozens of Kurdish towns have declared autonomy, following the anti authoritarian and anarchist feminist program of the long imprisoned leader Abdullah Öcalan. Turkey is a NATO country controlled and supplied by the US, which agreed to ignore the anti-Kurd war in exchange for use of the Incirlik airbase.
Kurdish politicians attacked by police on their way to Cizre
Riot police forces have blocked the delegation of Kurdish politicians on their way from İdil to Cizre district of Şırnak Thursday morning. The prevention was grounded on an order from the Ministry of the Interior.
Acting upon police chief’s order to ‘sweep them away’, riot police attacked the HDP deputies with shields and helmets.
Some deputies including Osman Baydemir and Meral Danış Beştaş have been injured in the attack.
Police forces continue denying permission for the HDP officials who include 40 deputies, Co-President Selahattin Demirtaş, Co-Spokespersons of HDK (Peoples’ Democratic Congress), Co-Chairs of DBP (Party of Democratic Regions) and DTK (Democratic Society Congress).
“Attacks aim to make the people surrender by both killing them and depriving them of food and water. The majority of those killed and wounded is made up by women and children. The Turkish state is not committed to any moral or social values. It even disobeys its own laws and therefore blatantly perpetrates any kind of persecution and attack. The silence of the world also encourages and plays a role in the execution of these attacks.” …KCK
In the meantime, attacks on civilians in Cudi and Nur neighborhoods of Cizre are reported to be going on, during which at least four people have lost their lives today…..
from ANFwith thanks
Snipers in Cizre have shot dead daughter of civilian Eşref Edim who lost his life as a result of attacks by Turkish state forces on Varol Street of Nur neighborhood in Şırnak’s Cizre district early this morning. The girl who went out after her father was shot in the attack, holding her hands up and telling police that her father needed to be taken to hospital, was also targeted and shot by snipers. She got heavily wounded at the scene and couldn’t be taken to hospital due to ongoing attacks, as a result of which she lost her life despite all the efforts made by locals to save her. […]
Thousands marching to Cizre from across Kurdistan and Turkey have reached İdil district of Şırnak. HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party) Co-President Selahattin Demirtaş, Ministers Ali Haydar Konca and Müslüm Doğan and deputies are among the thousands who are on their way to Şırnak’s Cizre district in solidarity with the locals against the ongoing crackdown and attacks by Turkish state forces. Welcomed by a large number of locals in İdil, the mass is marching to town center now and will continue the march to Cizre early tomorrow morning. […
Three more people have lost their lives as a result of bombardments by Turkish state forces and fire opened by snipers on one hand and from armored vehicles on the other hand. Turkish military and police forces have started bombing Nur, Sur, Cudi, Yafes neighborhoods in Şırnak’s Cizre district as of early morning hours, which left two women and one youth dead in Cudi neighborhood, and three people wounded, among them a child and one seriously. Attacks have also left 4 people heavily wounded and many houses burned in Nur neighborhood. Locals are trying to treat the wounded by their own means. People and youths continue the resistance against attacks with determination. […]