The American Kurdish Information Network and their colleagues have initiated a criminal complaint against the Turkish government and members of the Turkish military forces for inciting, encouraging and directly perpetrating mass murder against Kurdish civilians on the night of 28 December 2011. Below is an extract of the complaint, which can be found in full in both English and Turkish here.
January 27th, 2012

Sait Pektaş, Edip Yüksel, Kani Xulam
The Turkish Government and the Top Commanders of its Military Forces

[The petition was originally written in Turkish; it follows the English version.]

1. To the Chief Public Prosecutor of the Turkish Supreme Court, Bakanliklar, Ankara
2. To the Chief Public Prosecutor of Ankara, Sihhiye, Ankara
3. To the Chief Public Prosecutor of Uludere District, Uludere, Sirnak


1. Av. Sait Pektaş
6756 Rix St. Se
Ada, Michigan, USA

2. Edip Yüksel, J.D.
Adjunct Philosophy Professor
Pima College, Downtown Campus
1245 N. Stone Dr.
Tucson, Arizona, USA

3. Kani Xulam
American Kurdish Information Network
2722 Connecticut Avenue NW # 42
Washington, DC 20008, USA


For the crimes of intentionally and deliberately killing and injuring civilians in mass:

1. Nejdet Özel, Chief of Staff, Turkish Armed Forces, Ankara
2. Commander of Land Forces, Ankara
3. Commander of Naval Forces, Ankara
4. Commander of Air Force, Ankara
5. Commander of Jandarmarie, Ankara
6. Commander of the 7th Army Corps, Diyarbakır
7. Commander of Şırnak Regiment, Şırnak
8. Commander of Uludere military unit, Uludere
9. The Pilots of the four F-16 fighter jets, whose names and addresses are known at the Headquarter of the Turkish Air Force.

For the crimes of encouraging and instigating the mass murder:

1. Fethullah Gülen, Cult Leader, 1857 Mt. Eaton Road, Saylorsburg, PA 18353, USA

For the crimes of creating the conditions and environment for the crimes of mass murder and mass injury by abusing their power and recklessly ignoring their public responsibilities:

1. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish Prime Minister, Ankara
2. Bülent Arınç, Deputy Prime Minister, Ankara
3. Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister, Ankara
4. Beşir Atalay, Deputy Prime Minister, Ankara
5. Bekir Bozdag, Deputy Prime Minister, Ankara
6. Sadullah Ergin, Minister of Justice, Ankara
7. Fatma Şahin, Minister of Family and Social Policies, Ankara
8. Egemen Bağış, Minister of European Affairs, Ankara
9. Nihat Ergün, Minister of Science, Industry and Technology, Ankara
10. Faruk Çelik, Minister Labor and Social Security, Ankara
11. Erdoğan Bayraktar, Minister of Environment and Urbanization, Ankara
12. Ahmet Davutoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ankara
13. Zafer Çağlayan, Minister of Economy, Ankara
14. Taner Yıldız, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Ankara
15. Suat Kılıç, Minister of Youth and Sports, Ankara
16. Mehmet Mehdi Eker, Minister of Food, Agriculture and Stock Raising, Ankara
17. Hayati Yazıcı, Minister of Customs and Trade, Ankara
18. İdris Naim, Minister of Interior, Ankara
19. Cevdet Yılmaz, Minister of Development, Ankara
20. Ertuğrul Günay, Minister of Culture, Ankara
21. Mehmet Şimşek, Minister of Finance, Ankara
22. Ömer Dinçer, Minister of Education, Ankara
23. İsmet Yılmaz, Minister of Defense, Ankara
24. Veysel Eroğlu, Minister of Forestry and Waterworks, Ankara
25. Recep Akdağ, Minister of Health, Ankara
26. Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Transportation, Ankara

LOCATION OF THE CRIME: The vicinity of Roboski village, Uludere.

TIME OF THE CRIME: The night of 28 December 2011

Read the rest of the complaint here …