Two hundred and eighty-eight people were killed during the curfews declared on 14 December 2015 until 2 March 2016, in the Cizre (Cızir) district of Şırnak (Şirnex) in Turkey.
Dozens of apartments, school buildings, and parks were destroyed by the attacks of the Turkish army.
Five years have passed since 177 people were killed while taking shelter in the basements of houses under fire.
No one has been charged so far but the buildings where people sought shelter have been demolished and replaced to erase the traces of the massacre.
Mehmet Tunç, Cizre People’s Assembly co-chair, was among the 177 victims. His wife spoke to Mesopotamia News Agency about what she had been through in the last five years and the trial process.
“As Mehmet Tunç said, they want to crush the heads of anyone who says ‘I am a Kurd’. We will never bow down. As long as we live, we will follow our cause and the blood of our martyrs. As long as even the grandchildren of our grandchildren are alive, the things that we have been through will not be forgotten”.