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From 2015 to 2019. Disappearance of a historical site, Sur in Diyarbakır

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2019 at 10:51

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Now Suriçi, Diyarbakır
After the heavy fightings in the summer of 2015, Diyarbakır’s
From Wikipedia:

2015 conflict and rebuilding of the district[edit]

In 2015, militants linked to the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) entered Sur district, erected barricades and dug ditches in the streets.[6][7] The local authority banned public gatherings and imposed a curfew, and the Turkish Army deployed about 200 troops of the Special Forces Command to conduct house-to-house searches.[8][9] The conflict resulted in most residents abandoning their homes.[10] Abandoned houses in various neighborhoods of Sur district were occupied by militants, and clashes between the PKK and Turkish Army and Special Forces continued until early 2016.[11][12]

Amnesty International has estimated that 300,000 people were displaced by the conflict, and branded the government’s response ‘collective punishment’.[13] International Crisis Group has estimated that around 1,700 people have been killed in the resulting conflict and estimates the number of displaced people at 350,000.[14] Human Rights Watch criticized the Turkish government for ‘blocking access for independent investigations into alleged mass abuses against civilians across southeast Turkey’.[15]

Many houses were destroyed and registered historic buildings were seriously damaged. In March 2016, the government launched a project for the restoration of all the damaged historic structures and the rebuilding of destroyed houses in accordance of their original style.[10] However, the project was criticized by the Turkish Union of Architects and Engineers Chambers, who claimed that the project would take “a defense-centered approach”, which would require the destruction of some historic structures.[16]

Sur in 2015

Telegraph.co.uk – Josie Ensor – Nov 17

The Syrian rebel fighter shouted “kill the pigs, kill the infidels,” as he went door-to-door searching for the homes of Kurds who had fled the newly captured town of Ras al-Ayn. The man wearing camouflage and khaki spray-painted

 

Report by International Press Organizations on Status of Press Freedom in Turkey

Eight international press freedom and journalism organizations have released a report on the status of press freedom in

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A visual comparison of First Lady meetings. In the US and in Turkey…

In Uncategorized on November 18, 2019 at 22:46

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As can be seen, the US’ declining economy cannot compete with Turkey’s splendor.

US First Lady, Melania Trump meets with Turkey’s First Lady, Emine Erdoğan in the US
US First Lady Melania Trump meets with Turkey’s First Lady, Emine Erdoğan in Turkey.

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“Over 1,400 killed in workplace accidents in Turkey in first 10 months of 2019… and 24K in 17 years…

In Uncategorized on November 18, 2019 at 13:09

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At least 1,477 people have lost their lives in workplace accidents in Turkey in the first 10 months…

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Nearly 24,000 workers were killed in work-related accidents in the past 17 years, according to a labor watchdog, which slammed the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for not implementing enough measures to prevent these deaths.

“This is your fault. This is the result of a ‘local and national work-related murder regime.’ At least 23,847 workers were killed. Work-related murders, low wages, unemployment, bans on strikes.. What else have you done for workers?” said a tweet by The Health and Safety Labor Watch (İSİG Meclisi), while also using the hashtag “23,847 workers died in AKP years.”

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