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History destroyed in Sur: Concrete houses are sold for 1 million TL

Six neighbourhoods of the borough of Sur in Diyarbakır (Amed) have been banned for 5 years. Six neighbourhoods surrounded by concrete blocks first and then by 3 meters long iron sheets have been banned for 1,826 days.

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Conversación sobre el film kurdo Por la Libertad (Ji Bo Azadiye) 0

Nuestra primera intención fue responder a ¿qué fuerza llevó a 50-60 jóvenes a resistir un asedio de más de 100 días?

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Entrevista con Remziye Tosun, diputada del HDP, condenada a 10 años de prisión 0

La acusación es parte del intento de castigar a todos los que sobrevivieron al asedio de Sur por parte del ejercito turco, entre el 2015 y el 2016

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İlhan Sami Çomak. The Poet Turkey Fears 0

SPEAK UP, the Turkish human rights platform based in Istanbul, Diyarbakır and Eskişehir, have recently released their interview with İlhan Sami Çomak, the Kurdish poet, unjustly imprisoned since 1994

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Sinn Féin MEP Anderson condemns Turkish trustees decision

“The EU, who provide funding to Turkey, must end its silence on Turkish state oppression against the Kurdish people and their democratically elected representatives,” said Sinn Féin MEP Anderson

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HDP: We will not be silenced, we will not be stopped”

We publish below the press release by the HDP about the seizure by the AKP regime of the municipalities of Amed, Mardin and Van

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Aydemir: Cinema helps to build Kurds’ collective memory

Interview with Hasim Aydemir, director of the film “14 Tirmeh” (14 July). The film is somehow a ‘first’ in that opened the way to bring to cinema the resistance and more in general the 40-year long struggle of the Kurdish people

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 “Where is your voice?”A political prisoner’s letter to humanity

Murat Türk, born 1976 in Amed (Diyarbakır), is a former guerrilla fighter from Kurdistan. 24 years ago, he was imprisoned by the Turkish state

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SUR: The Turkish state’s systematic destruction and commercialization of a World Heritage Site

The following report describes the developments in Sur from 2015 until January 2019. It was presented in February 2019 at the “International NGO forum on World Heritage”

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Turkish Police likely killers of Tahir Elçi

Tahir Elçi, the Kurdish human rights lawyer, was shot dead in Diyarbakır, in Turkey’s Kurdish southeast (Northern Kurdistan), on November 28, 2015, while holding a press conference calling for peace in the region

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