mercredi 9 septembre 2015

Turquie : les manifestations citoyennes contre les crimes terroristes du PKK continuent, y compris dans la province à majorité kurde de Şanlıurfa

"Turkey's HDP delegation to march to Cizre district despite curfew

Anti-PKK protests sparked across more than 35 Turkish provinces continue to denounce Kurdish militant attacks against army and police (...)

Anti-PKK protests continue

In the meantime, protests against the PKK which sparked across the country on Tuesday continued throughout many Turkish provinces, including the predominantly Kurdish province of Sanliurfa,
reported the Turkish Cihan news agency.

Thousands of Turks have taken to the streets since Monday to denounce violence and attacks carried out by the PKK against Turkish security forces.

At least 30 soldiers and police officers have been killed in a series of deadly attacks by the PKK since Sunday night. On Tuesday the militia group attacked a minibus taking police to the Dilucu border post with neighbouring Azerbaijan, while on Sunday,16 soldiers were also killed by the outlawed group in a twin roadside bomb attack in Daglica in the southeastern region of Hakkari.

During the protests, people closed main roads connecting 43 provinces while they marched with Turkish flags in their hands and sang the national anthem, reported Cihan.

On Tuesday, locals demonstrated in public squares and main roads across at least 35 of Turkey’s main cities and provinces including Istanbul, Anakara, the northern Turkish region of Zonguldak, southern cities of Mersin, the central cities of Afyonkarahisar, Corum and Cankri, and the western cities of Bursa and Manisa, reported the Turkish daily HaberTurk.

Protesters called for unity, an end to terrorism and chanted slogans in support of the soldiers and policemen who were killed in the attacks.

“We are proud of you… this land loves you,” said the demonstrators in reference to those the killed police and army officers, reported Cihan news agency.

“Do not die our martyrs, our country cannot be divided” was heard across many neighbourhoods in Istanbul, said locals on Tuesday night.

Other demonstrations became violent however, as far-right activists targeted dozens of offices belonging to HDP.

Many of the attacks were reportedly initiated by supporters of the far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and members of the Grey Wolves (Ülkücü Ocakları), an ultra-nationalist organisation which has close links to the party, whose members believe that the PKK and Kurdish activists are seeking to break up the country.

Politicians have commented that the escalating violence may stall general elections scheduled for the 1 November.

Demirtas warned on Wednesday the country was being dragged into a civil war after a night of nationalist-tinged "lynching" that left several of its offices in flames.

A deteriorating security situation in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast, will make it difficult to hold an election planned for November, he said.

Commentators warned Turkey risks being plunged into a protracted internal conflict, as the government keeps up a huge military operation against PKK militants while they hit back.

“The PKK violence is undoubtedly helping rally grass roots support among conservative Turks for President Erdogan and the AKP. Moderate Kurds of the HDP are now sidelined,” wrote David Barchard on Tuesday.

The escalations come after 33 pro-Kurdish activists were killed in a bomb attack blamed on Islamic State militants in the border town of Suruc on 20 July. The ensuing violence has lead to the breakdown of a ceasefire agreed between the PKK and Turkish government in 2013."

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Pourquoi le PKK est une organisation criminelle et terroriste : actes terroristes indiscriminés, attentats-suicides, kidnappings, trafic de drogue, trafic d'êtres humains, extorsions de fonds, blanchiment d'argent

Qui sont les victimes du PKK ?