Is it a coincidence that 7 Turkish soldiers are killed probably by Kurdish guerillas, a Kurdish demonstrator killed in riots, and a civilian dies wounded by Kurdish rioters in 48 hours?
All have their own genealogies, but happening at the same moment signifies a conspiracy of parties against further democratization. It is ironic to see that both pro-Kurdish activists and nationalist Turks are campaigning against government’s Democratization Initiative a.k.a. Kurdish initiative. Both militaristic and both will lose initiative if the Initiative has success…
here comes: Gov’t said it postponed to discuss an amendment to lower down charges against under-age demonstrators….
Serap Eser died today. She was burnt in high degrees when rioters threw molotov cocktails to a public bus…Facebook page.
Aydın Erdem, a demonstrator, a college student, was killed yesterday during pro-PKK riots with a bullet…Facebook page.
May god bless their souls, those 7 soldiers killed today:
Uzman çavuş Harun Arslanbey (Adana); erler: Onur Bozdemir (Adıyaman), Kemal Pide (Ordu), Ferit Demir (Muş), Yakup Mutlu (Muş), Cengiz Sarıbaş (Giresun) ve Fatih Yonca?nın (Hatay)
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At least five soldiers are shot dead by gunmen in Turkey’s northern province of Tokat, officials say.
Kurdish demonsrators clash with Turkish riot policemen in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir. A student was shot dead Sunday during clashes between Turkish police and demonstrators protesting at the prison treatment of the founder of outlawed PKK party, sources said.(AFP/Bulent Kilic)
13 December rally to commemorate the Dersim massacre. via
Pharmacists’ did have one day strike last week. Two of their posters here.
Sixteen-year old Medine Mehmi lived in the village of Kahta near Adiyaman with her parents and grandfather, Fethi Memi, a violent widower who regularly beat the family members. In January, after her parents were beaten, Medine reported it to the police. When her grandfather learned of this, he threatened her. After another beating in August, Medine again reported it to the police. Then she disappeared.
A recent ruling rendered by the Council of State to overturn a decision of the Higher Education Board?s (YÖK) that would have eliminated the coefficient injustice deserves some examination.
The Council of State reached a decision before the holiday paving the way to chaos. The decision aims at preventing the graduates of vocational schools and imam-hatip schools from going to university. It is an unfair decision that violates the principle of equality and leads to unjust treatment.
Mersin governor Aksoy suspended 2 police officers because of exposing violence to 2 brothers in the Republic Police Office. Ministerial inspectors are required to investigate. Footage of the incident shows police officers still kicking and beating the brothers after they fell down to the floor.