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Friday, September 11, 2015

Town in Turkish Kurdistan under siege - UPDATED

A town called Cizre in Turkish Kurdistan is under siege. No, not by ISIS and not by Assad's army. By an army belonging to Barack Hussein Obama's Best Friend Forever, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

In this video, you will see people trying to cross a river on foot to break the siege.

Let's go to the videotape (Hat Tip: Joshua I).

And here's the description that goes with the video:
Turkish Army is killing civilians but they do not want anyone to see it….. They are no different than ISIS…. Kurds in Turkey In thousands are marching towards town Cizre and try to break the curfew on the town, but Turkish army have blocked all roads entering to the town. Some people trying to go throw river to help their Kurdish brothers and sisters…. Long live Kurd and Kurdistan….


Here are more details.
Residents are living in dire conditions due to the constant gunfire and explosions that have destroyed many homes in the tense district of Cizre in southeastern Şırnak province, which has been under curfew for a week with a delegation of ministers and lawmakers being prevented from entering by authorities.
According to media reports, heavy weapons are being used in the ongoing fighting between security forces and PKK terrorists in Cizre, where many homes have been destroyed due to explosions. The number of casualties has been increasing day by day, the reports say.
The delegation made up of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), which includes the party's leader, Selahattin Demirtaş, two ministers and dozens of lawmakers, is being prevented by security forces from marching towards Cizre to make first-hand inspections in the district.
Referring to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's earlier statement that the curfew in Cizre has been applied just for several hours a day, Demirtaş said that Erdoğan is mistaken or being misled about the issue, assuring that the curfew in Cizre has been implemented 24 hours a day.
A curfew is normally applied at night, but the curfew in Cizre is in force for the whole day.
Demirtaş also said that the corpses are being cooled with ice because their burial is being forbidden, adding: “There is no [drinking] water, food or bread. There are injured people, but the ambulances are banned from entering the district. The district has been under a blockade for eight days. … Thus, we want this unlawful practice to be ended.
"The curfew should be lifted, people should be allowed to meet their daily needs and bury the bodies of their relatives. There are even babies among those killed. Our friends shared information from the district: There are dead bodies of babies, but it is not being allowed for them to be buried. I request Mr. President to reconsider the issue from that perspective with due sensitivity.”
There were photos circulating in the Turkish media that showed the body of a 10-year-old girl in a deep freezer in Cizre. The girl was identified as Cemile Cizir Çagırga, who died from a gunshot wound while inside her family home in the Cudi neighborhood of the district.
Communication has been cut in the area and basic requirements such as food and water are scarce. According to the reports, the accumulated garbage and frequent water cuts pose a serious health risk.
Seven men who have been stuck at their workplaces at the entrance to Cizre for over a week due to the curfew and the clashes spoke to a Cihan news agency reporter, saying they have not heard any news from their families who live in the Nur and Cudi neighborhoods of Cizre.
 And you can bet that Assad is sitting and wondering why Edrogan can get away with this, but he cannot.

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At 1:52 AM, Blogger Mardukhai said...

You may be the last person in the blogosphere to use the term "videotape" when referring to digital video. (As in "Let's go to the videotape:"

On the other hand, I don't use Twitter and don't own a smartphone.

Oh, well.

At 10:06 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...

Anyone who lived in New York City between the '70's and the '90's gets the reference if they think about it. I guess you didn't. I explained it here:



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