Prof Şebnem Korur Fincancı from the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TIHV) visited Cizre after the Turkish State’s siege of the town was eased on 2 March. She described Ankara’s assault on Cizre as follows:
As someone who followed the period of war in Bosnia closely I can say that the situation in Cizre is much worse… This is an attempted genocide… In Bosnia they found bones belonging to adults and mass graves. But here we are talking about children being burned alive. The state has committed a crime… People’s habitats have been wiped out… These are crimes against humanity… complete savagery.
Here are some photos from the aftermath of Turkey’s destructive siege of Cizre, courtesy of İhsan Kaçar, which show both the devastation in the town and the nationalist graffiti left behind by Turkish forces:
Featured images via İhsan Kaçar