Turkey did not fulfil the fundamental principles of democratic regulations during this year’s presidential and parliamentary election process, said the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in an observation report released on Saturday.
Top Syrian Kurdish politician Salih Muslim has spoken out following a series of escalating attacks by Turkish forces on Kurdish-led areas in North and East Syria, claiming Turkey seeks to stall the newly announced public trails of thousands of ISIS affiliates detained in the region.
The intensification of Turkey’s attacks on Kurdish areas of northern Syria has sparked calls for international intervention urging a no-fly zone to be established in the region and the deployment of international forces to halt the Turkish offensives.
Two Kurdish prisoners have been on hunger strike for over a month protesting human rights violations in Iraqi Kurdistan’s Erbil Prison, after being convicted of killing a Turkish diplomat and an alleged Turkish National Intelligence Organisation (MİT) agent and sentenced to death.
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