human rights watch

torsdag 3 mars 2016

US ,Professor Ronald Suny told RT: if anyone say something positive about Kurds , Erdogan quickly labelling as a terrorist . also Kurds fighting for their rights labeled as terrorists by Turkey .










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US ,Professor Ronald Suny told RT: if anyone say something positive about Kurds , Erdogan quickly labelling as a terrorist .
also Kurds fighting for their rights labeled as terrorists by Turkey .




Ronald Suny: I doubt that very much. The fact is that at the moment all over the world, and in Turkey particularly right now, the word ‘terrorist’ has become meaningless – that is, anyone who resists oppression, occupation they are being called ‘terrorists’ nowadays. The people who have been fighting or defending their towns in Diyarbakir, in Cizre have been fighting for autonomy, for some rights. In Kurdistan, that is, in Eastern Turkey, it is impossible for a Kurdish child to be educated in a state school in the Kurdish language. We’re talking about 15 million or more people who cannot study in their own language. This is clearly oppression, it is against national self-determination, and it is extremely reprehensible what the Turkish government has decided to do against its own Kurdish citizens.
I think this is really reprehensible. The level of warfare in these internal conflicts is going to new degrees of obscenity, it seems to me: bombing from the air civilian populations in cities where they have really no escape, or in the case of the Cizre, surrounding the town with tanks, shelling the civilians, and the people who are defending the towns, of course they are called ‘militants, terrorists’ or whatever. Sniping from rooftops on people who go out to help other people who have been wounded. These kinds of things have become daily occurrences.
It seems at the moment in Cizre the fighting has stopped, the Turkish army has taken over the city. As you saw in Diyarbakir, demonstrations to try to protest what has been going on have also been broken up. So at the very moment it seems that the Turkish government and armed forces have the upper hand in what is essentially a struggle by the Kurds – not for independence, so much - as for some autonomy, some recognition of their existence of their rights within the Turkish state.

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