Tuesday marked the first anniversary of the devastating earthquakes that struck areas of southern Turkey and northern Syria last year, leaving a trail of grief and destruction in their wake. At commemoration events across Turkey, the message was clear: “No forgetting, no reconciliation.”
The Human Rights Association of Turkey has claimed in a recent report that earthquake victims are still in dire need and the Turkish government has failed to adequately respond.
A fatal shooting in Turkey at an entrance to an Istanbul courthouse has killed one, and injured six. The assailants, both members of the far-left Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front, were shot dead by police at the scene.
The Turkish defence minister’s unannounced visit to Baghdad on Tuesday comes under heightened tensions over Turkey’s cross-border operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) inside Iraqi territory.
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