After some disappointing and unnecessary remarks, a popular culture icon, Hülya Avşar was interviewed in Milliyet and this ended up with an investigation.
Bakırköy Public Prosecutor Ali Çakır’s investigation against Hülya Avşar and Devrim Sevimay has nothing to do with “justice”. This abuse of public power under the pretense of the “Kurdish Initiative” is nothing else but mobbing against the two women. We are protesting.
In the mean time, a scandal might be developing:
“The family of a girl killed by a mortar shell fired from an unknown location overlooking the village of Şenlik in Diyarbakır province has asked how it can request an investigation into her death when there are no state authorities in the area…VIA
Diyarbakır Chief Prosecutor Durdu Kavak has said that two bomb experts are conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Ceylan Önkol in the village of Şenlik in Diyarbakır province following her family’s allegations that there were no state authorities in the area to provide assistance. VIA
by Jenny Whiteby MUHAMMED ÇETİNThere may seem at first glance to be little in common between the recent court cases against journalists Şamil Tayyar and Mehmet Baransu and the dispute over whether Democratic Society Party (DTP) members of Parliament have parliamentary immunity and whether they can be questioned by the police.
The Kurds in Turkey: EU accession and human rights. By Kerim Yildiz. London: Pluto Press. 2005.
Notice anything funny? The boundaries of Turkey have been extended into Kurdish Iraq and incorporating Kirkuk, Mosul, Erbil and Batum, and the boundary dividing Cyprus has disappeared. Apparently no one at the Education Office noticed this and were shocked, shocked I tell you, to learn of it. (click here, in Turkish)