Turkey (Sputnik) – Turkey will use unmanned aerial assault vehicles in military operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), expanding their military’s current practice of utilizing surveillance drones to locate militants on the ground, Osman Kaymak, the governor of the eastern…
While our elected representatives are in jail, we have learned that the government has selected a group of people from influential families to launch a new “peace process”.
Last Friday 370 civil society organizations were closed by the government under the allegation of supporting terrorist groups. 50 of these organizations are based in Diyarbakir, in my city. There are associations that support the families who lost their houses during the curfews or families who live under the poverty line in the region. Associations that represent women and children’s rights, Kurdish linguistic rights, “lost” people, reconciliation, Kurdish culture, lawyers rights have all been closed by the government.
Sarmaşık is one of the associations that was working on poverty. Sarmaşık has regularly given food support to 32,000 people every month for the past 11 years.