Turkish State Kills Close To 200 Civilians Over Past 6 Months

The Rojava Report

yasaklariAccording to data compiled by the Human Rights Association of Turkey’s (TİHV) Documentation Center Turkish state security forces have killed 198 civilians since the introduction of a near-continuous series of military curfews in major urban centers of the Turkey’s Kurdish Southeast since August 16th, 2015 – reports an article from DIHA carried by Özgür Gündem.

Most of the deaths have occurred in the town of Cizre, where at least 66 civilians have been killed in ongoing military attacks involving artillery and heavy armor against residential neighborhoods, but civilians have also been killed across 19 districts in at least 7 provinces, including Amed (Diyarbakır),Şırnak (Şırnex) and Mêrdîn (Mardin). In the course of the ongoing military crackdown approximately 1 million 377 thousand people have been denied access to basic goods and healthcare. 113 of the civilian deaths have taken place specifically in districts under military curfew, and 40 people have died in…

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