Since last summer the Turkish state has acted brutally against all opposition in southeastern Turkey.
A Diyarbakir resident reports.
by Ercan Ayboga
WOCHENZEITUNG (WOZ), January 7, 2016
Translated by Janet Biehl.
It’s freezing cold in Amed, as the city of Diyarbakir is known to its residents. Over ten centimeters of snow blankets the ground, something that happens only every three or four years. And at exactly this moment, fighting is escalating in Amed’s old neighborhood of Sur and in the cities of Cizre and Silopi, in Sirnak province. I’m here in the press office of the municipal administration, along with three journalists and a researcher. These days the office serves as a de facto base for journalists and researchers from western Turkey and abroad. We talk about what has been going on in the region for the past few months.
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