More than 30,000 residents have fled the Kurdish-dominated World Heritage Site in Turkey. With the PM promising to ‘rebuild Sur like Toledo’, some see links between the government’s military operations and its regeneration plans
Like ants toting food back to the colony, the families streaming out of Diyarbakir’s old city on a recent sunny afternoon tended to move in single file. They carried boxes, bags and beds on their heads and babies in their arms, hauled luggage and carts, and the occasional piece of furniture.
Turkey has summoned the top U.S. diplomat in order to protest Washington’s latest statement that refused to call the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union (PYD) a “terrorist” organization
Journalists in the second group of News Watch have met with Diyarbakır Bar Deputy President, Ahmet Özmen and Bar Administrative Board members.
Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoğlu has lashed out at the United Nations after it demanded the country open its borders to tens of thousands of more Syrian refugees, accusing it of being “two-faced.”
Norwegian journalist Silje Kampesæte has not been granted work permit in Turkey, the newspaper has stated that the last time they experienced such a thing was in 1971 in USSR.
Kurdish groups in Syria on Feb. 10 opened a representation in Moscow amid a push by the Kremlin to have them included in Syria peace talks despite Turkey’s objections