In Turkey a destructive raid against offices belonging to the People’s Democratic Party has prompted locals to start a vigil in protest. Turkish violence against the Kurdish political movement continues across North and East Syria with more shelling, while scores more representatives of the pro-Kurdish political party have been detained on the basis of involvement with the 2014 ‘Kobane demonstrations’.
Meanwhile, forces controlled by Turkey continue to use Turkish-occupied regions of Syria as a staging ground to launch destructive assaults against North and East Syria, where at least 128 houses have been destroyed since 2019 despite a nominal ceasefire.
In other news, Kurdish-language art and expression continues to flourish despite state repression. The first-ever Kurdish adaptation of one of the world’s finest works of literature is now touring Europe, while a festival highlighting refugee filmmaking in Turkey is being presented in the Kurdish, English and Turkish languages.
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