Turkey’s bombing of the Kurds must be stopped – Statement

PEACE IN KURDISTAN

The immediate reason given by Turkey for its latest military onslaught on the Kurds is the horrific Istanbul bombing which left six people dead and over 80 injured. With indecent haste, the Erdogan government sought to pin the blame for these needless deaths entirely on the Kurds and Kurdish organisations. We regard Turkey’s reaction as sadly predictable, entirely disproportionate and cynically opportunistic. Continue reading “Turkey’s bombing of the Kurds must be stopped – Statement”

You Heard His Name. Learn His Story. Demand His Freedom. Issue No 24 / 24 October 2022

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Contents

Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3

Turkey refuses to implement ‘right to hope’ for PKK leader……………………………………………………..3 Group from Heilbronn takes over Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan Vigil in Strasbourg……………………3 HDP applies to the Ministry of Justice to meet with Öcalan…………………………………………………….4 University students debate on Democratic Confederalism in Mexico…………………………………………5 Öcalan’s books exhibited at international book fair in Libya……………………………………………………..5

Prisons in Turkey……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6

Prisoner’s release postponed twice for rejecting repentance law………………………………………………….6 Released Kurdish politician called for Turkey to free ill prisoners……………………………………………….7 Turkish authorities extend prison sentences on extraordinary grounds………………………………………..7 Taşdemir MP says torture in Turkish prisons is increasing and becoming systematic……………………..8

Military aggression and occupation……………………………………………………………………………………… 9

Car bomb against Yazidi security forces in Shengal injures four people……………………………………….9 Sutoro spokesperson Akad Hena: Attacks only bolster our resolve……………………………………………10 HPG reports ongoing Turkish attacks with chemical weapons…………………………………………………11 Turkish drone attack in Qamishlo………………………………………………………………………………………12

Chemical weapons………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 13

HDP calls on international agencies to respond to Turkey’s alleged chemical attacks…………………..13 Turkey chemical weapons allegations spark protests in Europe………………………………………………..13 Turkey denies alleged chemical attack, launches investigation against forensic specialist………………15 Forensic expert says Turkey intimidates public on chemical weapons use allegations……………………16 Doctors petition for urgent investigation into Turkey’s alleged chemical attacks…………………………17 Medical Association head faces investigation over ‘chemical attack’ comment……………………………18 Evidence on Turkey’s chemical use ‘warrants formal investigation’: IPPNW’s Jan Van Aken…………19 German government points to OPCW on allegations of Turkey’s use of banned chemical weapons.20 Erdoğan says allegations on use of chemical weapons is to throw dirt on Turkish army………………..21 German Green Party vows to take action after protests against Turkish war in Kurdistan……………..22 Condolence visit to the family of Kevser Ete killed by Turkish chemical attack…………………………..23 Iraq to establish a commission to investigate Turkish use of chemical weapons…………………………..24 War disabled in NE Syria denounce Turkish crimes, accuse OPCW and NATO of partiality……….24 KODAR says that keeping silent about Turkish chemical attacks means complicity with those crimes …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….25 Özsoy: Chemical weapons allegations must be investigated…………………………………………………….26 What gas masks tell…………………………………………………………………………………………………………28 Turkish state terrorism condemned at Féte de L’Humanite……………………………………………………..28

Iran………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 30

KODAR: Uprising in Iran has reached a point of no return……………………………………………………30

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Imrali Post Issue 23

International Initiative “Freedom for Abdullah Ocalan – Peace in Kurdistan”

Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan

Kurds launch sit-in in front of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg

ANF | Geneva | 10 October 2022

9 October marks the anniversary of the forced departure of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan in 1998 and thus the beginning of the international conspiracy that led to the PKK leader’s abduction to Turkey on 15 February 1999. Since then, Öcalan has been held as a political hostage on the prison island of Imrali, most of the time under conditions of total isolation. Kurds and their friends are going into action all around the world to demand the lifting of Abdullah Öcalan’s incommunicado detention and the resumption of peace negotiations and conditions for the Kurdish leader in which he can live and work freely in order to con- tribute to the solution of the Kurdish question.

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You Heard His Name. Learn His Story. Demand His Freedom. Issue No 23 / 18 October 2022 ★