Medya News in cooperation with the Washington-based Kurdish Peace Institute hosted a panel on Tuesday night focusing on potential routes to opening peace-talks and negotiations between the Kurdistan Workers’ Party or PKK and the Turkish government.
Murat Karayilan, commander of the People’s Defence Centre Headquarters, claimed that ‘responsibilty for the casualties of the Turkish army lies with the Turkish authorities themselves’ while speaking with Sterk TV on Tuesday, the 39th anniversary of the PKK’s armed conflict with Turkey.
The Washington Kurdish Institute has exposed the negative impact on civilians of Turkey’s military presence in northern Syria. The report shines light on the extent of civilian casualities, particularly women and children.
Following their detention by Turkish soldiers, three Kurdish villagers were remanded in custody on Tuesday in the primarily Kurdish province of Bitlis in southeast Turkey. The incident reflected on-going concerns about human rights violations amidst Turkish Armed Forces’ operations in the region.
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