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Kurdistan News Blog - Regular news from Kurdistan and Turkey. We must not allow the escalation by the Turkish military forces to happen!

ECHR To Hear Appeal to Save Ancient City

Wed, 19. Jul 2006
European Court of Human Rights agrees to hear application made to stop
Southeast Ilusu Dam which will flood historical town of Hasankeyf and
hundreds of archeological sites while displacing tens of thousands of people
at heart of ancient Mesopotamia.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has accepted to hear the
application made by the Volunteers of Hasankeyf group consisting of

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10-month imprisonment for the expression of 'Kurdish People's Leader

Sat, 08. Jul 2006
ADANA (DIHA) - Sabri Kahraman, former head of Adana Department of Human
Rights Association (HRA) was sentenced to 10 year imprisonment and 416 YTL
fine because of his speech that he made no 1st September, the World Peace
Day, in which he used the expression 'Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah
Ocalan' and he made 'praise for the organisation and its leader.'

The law case against 7 directors from Adana Department of HRA, at Adana High

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Everything by Baydemir is in interrogation

Sat, 08. Jul 2006
AMED (DIYARBAKIR) (DIHA) - Anything said and done by Diyarbakir Metropolitan
Municipality Mayor Osman Baydemir since he was the head of Human Rights
Association (HRA) Diyarbakir Department in 1998, was made a matter of law
case or interrogation. Becoming subject for interrogation for 193 times, law
cases and interrogations against Baydemir were multiplied in 2004.

98 of them were in chief public prosecutor's offices, 31 were at Diyarbakir

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State Forces Set Forests on Fire

Wed, 05. Jul 2006
Bianet-Spreading forest fire on Sirnak's Cudi mountain for past 20 days
blamed on military troops. Bingol's trees being cut for "security" reasons.
Sirnak Bar Association lawyers file criminal complaint to protect
environment.

A forest fire on Sirnak's Cudi mountain in Southeast Turkey that started on
June 13 continues to devastate the environment while local journalist Kerem

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Madimak tragedy commemorated on 13th year

Turkish Daily News-Turkey still remembers the death of 37 people at a hotel
in Sivas in 1993, but still can’t understand why it happened

Commemorative services were held around the country on Sunday to remember
the deaths of 37 people at the Madýmak Hotel in Sivas on July 2, 1993.

On the day, a crowd of furious fundamentalists had laid siege to a hotel
where those who would participate at the Pir Sultan Abdal Culture Festival

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Verdict of collection for Ozgur Gundem Newspaper

Mon, 03. Jul 2006 11:07:18 +0000
Beyoglu 2nd Criminal Court of First Instance decided on collecting back
Ozgur Gundem in the Country Newspaper that dealt with the PKK militant Abbas
Emani that was captured alive and then burned, with photos in the issue on
28th June 2006.

The issue on 28th June 2006 of Ozgur Gundem in the Country Newspaper dealing
with the PKK militant Abbas Emani that was captured alive and then murdered

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Diyarbakir Governor's Office oppose to the names of villages written in Kurdish

Fri, 30. Jun 2006
The governor's Office of Diyarbakir opposed to the decision by general
compact of the Provincial Council to write the names of the villages in
Kurdish near the Turksich ones. The governor`s Office that sued in the
Administrative Tribunal for the revocation of the decision claimed that "the
former names had been used informally by the people and that the decision
would promote the use of the words in that way." Diyarbakir Governor Office

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Iranian-Kurdish refugees put more pressure on UNHCR

Fri, 30. Jun 2006
Two of the 198 Iranian-Kurdish refugees stranded on the Jordan-Iraq border
since January 2005 started a 'permanent' hunger strike on Sunday. The move
was intended to put more pressure on the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, to
resettle them all in a third country, according to Khabat Mohammadi, the
refugees' spokesperson.

This came a week after the entire group of refugees - including women and

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Don’t judge Turkish constitution by its European cover

KurdishMedia Thu, 22. Jun 2006
-It is well known that Turkish national identity has never had
any room for Kurds, despite a third of Turkey’s population having Kurdish
blood.

The country’s constitution, along with various other decrees and government
policies, clearly aims to eliminate Kurds and their culture. Of course, to
establish and maintain one’s identity, one must recognise what they are not.

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Demand of 10 years prison punishment to 56 mayor from DTP

Sun, 18. Jun 2006
A trial was opened to the 56 mayors of DTP, as a claim of helping PKK,
because of sending letter to Denmark Prime Minister Rasmussen, not to close
Kurdish television ROJ TV.

In the indictment, which was prepared for 56 mayors from DTP, because of
sending letter to Denmark Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, not to close
Roj TV, it was claimed that, 'They help to PKK, with their own request and

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