A report by Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Green Left Party reveals that residents of Bana, a village in the Güçlükonak (Basa) district of Şırnak (Şirnex) in the Kurdish-majority southeastern region of Turkey, are under intense pressure due to a military blockade lasting over two months.
The report comes after a two-month blockade on the village, which has severely impacted the daily lives of its residents.
The villagers have been unable to find a solution to the watering problem for their fields. “We have conveyed our requests to allow at least a small group to water the fields, but to no avail,” added another villager. The report also highlights that the villagers are under intense pressure, with restrictions on leaving their homes after midnight.
The Green Left Party report concludes with several recommendations, including an immediate end to the practice of declaring ‘Temporary Special Security Zones’ and a call for a comprehensive study by the Turkish Grand National Assembly’s Human Rights Commission. “Financial losses incurred by the villagers should be compensated,” urged the report.