Write to President Obama! Sign the petition!

Since the massacre at Uludere on 28 December 2011 which killed 35 civilians, the US government has said it will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Turkey, and rather than condemning the Turkish government for its actions, the US is promising further supply of technologically advanced missiles.

We can take this matter into our own hands, by writing directly to President Obama and demanding he stands up for the rights and freedoms of the Kurds. Join the KNK letter-writing campaign! Continue reading “Write to President Obama! Sign the petition!”

Nasmi Gur BDP MP issues statement on Sirnak massacre

BDP Foreign Affairs Commission chair, Nasmi Gur, issued this statement on the atrocities in Sirnak/Uludere to the international community on 29 December 2011:

Dear Friends,

38 children and youngsters have lost their lives in Sirnak/Uludere following the bombardment of Turkish warplanes in Roboski village. The source of income of the civilians who lost their lives is the border trade on a small scale. They are known by “the security forces” and the local governors. The AKP government and the other state institutions that are responsible for this massacre are in the effort of covering up this crime against humanity. The attitude of the Turkish mass media on the issue is fatal. Continue reading “Nasmi Gur BDP MP issues statement on Sirnak massacre”

BDP statement: atrocities in Sirnak province

Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) statement, issued by the European Office of the BDP

29.12.2011

TO THE PRESS & PUBLIC OPINION

Another massacre was added to the massacre history of Turkey last night. F-16 war planes which took flight from Diyarbakir military airbase carried out air attacks in the surrounding area of Sirnak province, Uludere towns’, Ortasu (Roboski) village and killed 35 civilians, most of whom are between the ages of 15-20. Continue reading “BDP statement: atrocities in Sirnak province”

KNK Press Release: Massacre by Turkish state continues!

Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) Press Release
29.12.11

Massacre by Turkish state continues!
 
Turkish war planes bomb Kurdish village and massacre 40 children and youth in Sirnak, South East Turkey.

Turkish war planes bombed Roboski village, a Kurdish village in the South East province of Sirnak, Turkey, killing at least 40 civilians, many of them children and youth, late last night. 24 of those killed belonged to the same family. Continue reading “KNK Press Release: Massacre by Turkish state continues!”