Turkse leger bombardeert stad in Turks Koerdistan

Turkish police and special forces have staged a ninth consecutive day of attacks on Silvan, a Kurdish district in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, killing a number of people, according to local officials. Security forces launched a new operation on the morning of 11 November after failing to break the resistance of residents, bombarding the neighborhoods of Tekel, Konak and Mescit from the air. The Dicle News Agency (DİHA) reported a number of dead and wounded, but the inability of reporters to enter the besieged area meant the number of dead and injured could not be confirmed. “They’re firing mortars from helicopters. We’ve received news from our friends in the neighborhood that there are dead and wounded”, said Zuhal Tekiner, Silvan’s deputy co-mayor from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). “Permission is not being granted to ambulances to collect the dead and injured. The injured must be treated at once. A humanitarian corridor must be opened immediately and the injured must be removed. All NGOs and human rights groups must come to Silvan immediately.” “The clashes are spreading to the entire district. The sounds of gunshots are continuing. They are murdering our people; they’re randomly opening fire on the streets,” said HDP Batman Deputy Mehmet Ali Aslan. “It’s not just Silvan residents who are being murdered, it’s humanity. Everyone needs to speak up about this.”

Mehmet Bayram in Turkish state bombarding its own citizens in Silvan (Sendika)