Hundreds of HDP executives detained as death toll reaches 44 in the latest Istanbul bombed attack….

HDP Istanbul HQ after the police raid. Turkish translation of Erich Fromm’s Sane Society fits in well here.


118 people from the HDP have been detained during operations launched against HDP’s provincial and district executives in İstanbul, Ankara, Adana, Manisa and Mersin.
Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş suffered a heart spasm in jail on Dec. 10, HDP lawmaker Ayhan Bilgen said on Dec. 12 at the party’s Central Executive Board meeting
Minister of Health Akdağ has announced that the death toll in twin bombings launched close to Vodafone Arena Stadium has risen to 44.
In its meeting held this morning (December 12, Beşiktaş Municipality Assembly decided to name the place where the twin bombings took place “Martyrs Hill”.
Turkey says it has detained 235 people over alleged militant links, two days after Istanbul attacks.
The police officers killed in the Dec. 10 terror attack in central Istanbul were not faceless uniforms but sons, brothers, fathers, U.K. Ambassador to Turkey Richard Moore said in a soulful tweet
We are sharing the stories of people who lost their lives in the Beşiktaş attack.
Turkey is sent into mourning once more after the Dec. 10 terror attack claimed the lives of 44 people in the heart of Istanbul
A Twitter user who welcomed the death of police officers after deadly bombings in central Istanbul was detained on Dec. 12 at a bus terminal
The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK), an offshoot linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), has claimed responsibility for the Dec. 10 twin bombings
Istanbul stadium attack: BBC witnesses anger at scene

The BBC’s Mark Lowen witnesses the toll that a string of deadly attacks – most recently on a football stadium – have taken on Turkish people.
Kurdish TAK militants say they carried out an attack that killed 38 people near an Istanbul stadium.
Thousands of Turkish football fans marched on Dec. 12 in condemnation of the Dec. 10 twin bombings in Istanbul’s Beşiktaş district, which claimed 44 lives and wounded hundreds.
Turkey vows vengeance after bombing kills 38 and wounds 166

Officials say bomb attacks outside stadium in Istanbul are likely to be the work of Kurdish separatists

Turkey Mourns 38 Killed in Istanbul Blasts: ‘We Will Have Our Vengeance’

Turkey declared a national day of mourning on Sunday after a pair of bomb blasts killed 38 people outside a football stadium in central Istanbul on …
A highly followed site and its Twitter account shared these visuals after the attack accusing European countries for harboring PKK:
Amnesty International urges Turkey to compensate people who fled fighting in Kurdish-majority Diyarbakir.

Dangerous journeys: violence against women migrants in Turkey

Syrian women migrants in Turkey face many forms of violence – sexual harassment, forced and early marriage, polygamy and trafficking for sexual exploitation. The perpetrators include soldiers, border officers and migration officers.

Syrian refugees’ camp in Cappadocia, Turkey. Image: Fabio Sola Penna / Flickr

A total of 22,085 Turkish military personnel have been dismissed for their links to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), Defense Minister Fikri Işık said on Dec. 10. Of that number, 16,409 were military school students, Işık said during 2017 budget talks at parliament.

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