Turkey is experiencing a popular authoritarian moment. Defeating it requires relentless bottom-up work in an increasingly hostile environment toward criticism.
When the city of Farqîn or Silvan declared autonomy, the Turkish state responded with violence and curfews: a firsthand account of residents’ experiences.
“Autonomy means that we will live in our own way, with our own rules, our own culture and our own identity. I support this from my heart.” – Narin, resident of Farqîn