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Cizre, Leyla İmret, & Turkish Democracy

The HDP co-mayor of the Cizre district of Turkey’s Şırnak Province, 28-year-old Leyla İmret, was brought into the world of politics very abruptly at an early age, with her father being killed “before her eyes” by Turkish “security forces” when … Continue reading

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Demirtaş to Turkish PM: ‘Prove they were not civilians’

A week on from the start of a Turkish military siege on the city of Cizre, the co-leader of Turkey’s progressive pro-peace party (the Peoples’ Democratic Party or HDP) has insisted today that at least 20 of those killed by … Continue reading

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In Solidarity with Turkish Miners (& Miners Throughout the World)

At least 282 miners have died in the worst mining disaster in Turkey’s history (blamed on privatisation of Turkish mines). An unknown number of people are still trapped. Prime Minister Erdogan, already unpopular, said ‘These things happen’. Massive protests and … Continue reading

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