It’s well known that attacks on the HDP in Northern Kurdistan (Turkey) are part of an overall repression of the Kurdish people. Attacks on their language, tradition, institutions, and way of life have been common place for years, but particularly since Erdogan’s “crack down” or post-coup attempt “purge.” Turkish nationalism is peaking, and Turkish society is suffering as a result. Continue reading Brutal Attacks on HDP Part of Systematic Ethnic Cleansing in Turkey
We are Yeldeğirmeni Solidarity from Turkey. We formed this solidarity group after the Gezi park occupation. It’s a neighbourhood Solidarty project in İstanbul/ Kadıköy.
About 2 months ago we occupied one bulding in our neighbourhood. It s a half building and it was empty for the last 20 years like garbage in front of our eyes and our streets. So we decided to occupy the building and make it a public place with a social center. There is a lot of work to do and we didn’t publish about it.
On Wednesday there were searches and arrests in Wuppertal and other cities in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Austria. The federal state prosecuter in Germany targeted in Wuppertal the “Anatolische Föderation”. Those involved are accused of “supporting” respectively “member of a terrorist group in a foreign country” (paragraph 129b). In Germany four people got arrested, 2 from Cologne and 2 from Wuppertal.
Erklärung der Anatolischen Föderation (anadolu federasyonu) zu den Verhaftungen am Mittwoch:
Verhaftungswelle in Wuppertal, Köln und Hausdurchsuchungen in ganz Europa– Gestern morgen um ca. 8:00 wurden in mehreren Städten in Deutschland und ganz Europa, Häuser von Demokraten und Migrantenfamilien, Vereinsräume, Schrebergärten und Ladenlokäle seitens der Polzei durchsucht. Während dieser Durchsuchungen sind zwei Personen aus Köln, Sonnur Demiray und Özkan Güzel und zwei Personen aus Wuppertal, Latife Adigüzel und Muzaffer Dogan, festgenommen worden . Während der Durchsuchung wurden Häuser seitens der Polizei in einem unmöglichen Zustand zurückgelassen und das Geld der Familien beschlagnahmt.
Samstag 29. Juni 2013, 14:00 Uhr Hauptbahnhof, Duisburg
Für Samstag rufen verschiedene Gruppen zur Gedenk- und Solidaritätsdemonstration in Duisburg auf. Neben der Solidarität für den türkischen Widerstand und OccupyGezi steht dabei das Gedenken an die rassistisch/nationalistischen Massaker von Sivas bis Roboski im Mittelpunkt.
Samstag den 29. Juni, 12:00 Uhr: Steintor, Hannover
Anfang der 1990er Jahre eskalierte der Krieg des türkischen Staates gegen die kurdische Bevölkerung. Unter dem Vorwand der „Terrorismusbekämpfung“ wurden 4.000 Dörfer zerstört, das Vieh getötet, Felder und Wälder verbrannt, die Bewohner_innen vertrieben oder verhaftet und gefoltert. Die Zahl der Morde durch „unbekannte Täter“ aus dieser Zeit beziffern Menschenrechtsorganisationen auf rund 17.000. Immer wieder werden verscharrte Leichen entdeckt und getötete und in Brunnen geworfene Menschen geborgen.
25-06-2013 In den frühen Morgenstunden stürmten Anti-Terroreinheiten der türkischen Polizei in Erzingan insgesamt 9 Wohnungen und das Büro unseren Zeitung Özgür Gelcek. Auch in Ankara kam es erneut zu Hausdurchsuchungen.
Nach den Operationen letzter Woche bei denen mehrere Dutzende politische AktivistenInnen, die sich an den Protesten gegen die Regierung beteiligten, festgenommen wurden. Kam es heute Morgen erneut zur Hausdurchsuchungen in Erzingan (türkisch Erzincan) und Ankara. Betroffen hiervon waren die Sympathisanten und UnterstützerInnen der Zeitungen Özgür Gelecek. In den frühen Morgenstunden führte die türkische Anti-Terroreinheit in 9 Wohnungen und unserem Büro Hausdurchsuchungen durch. Insgesamt wurden sieben Personen bei den Hausdurchsuchungen festgenommen. Unter ihnen auch unsere Journalist Çetin Kirsiz.
EVERYWHERE TAKSIM EVERYWHERE RESISTANCE!
15 June 2013
Taksim Solidarity generated this announcement through meetings and forums that took long hours till the early morning.
Our resistance that started in order to prevent the demolition of Gezi Park and save its trees has spread to Istanbul and to the entire country with the anger of thousands of citizens accumulated over the 11 years of AKP rule. Hundreds of people completed the 18th day of the resistance.
Stellungnahme der Revolutionären Anarchistischen Aktion (Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet, DAF)
11. Juni, 2013
Die andauernde Besetzungen des Taksim Platzes und Gezi Parks wurden heute Morgen von der Polizei angegriffen (11. Juni 2013). Nach dem gestrigen Treffen des Ministerrats kam die Polizei am frühen Morgen, ungefähr um 7 Uhr, zum Platz. Während die Repressionsorgane Tränengas verschossen, gaben sie die Erklärung ab, dass sie den Park nicht angreifen werden. Hunderte Polizeibeamte betraten den Taksim Platz und proklamierten, dass es keinen Angriff auf den Park geben wird, sondern dass nur Transparente entfernt werden. Während diese am Atatürk Kulturzentrum abgenommen wurden, wollte eine andere Gruppe Polizisten die Zelte auf dem Platz beseitigen. Die Leute versuchten es zu unterbinden und die Polizei griff die Protestierenden mit Tränengas an. Während der Polizeiattacke kamen viele Leute zum Platz, um sich gegen diesen faschistischen Angriff zu wehren. Um die Menschen hiervon abzuhalten, feuerte die Polizei Tränengas in die U-Bahn und die Haltestelle Taksim wurde geschlossen.
The going on occupation of the Taksim Square and Gezi Park has been attacked by the police this morning. After the meeting of the Council of Ministers yesterday, the police came to the square early in the morning at about 7 oclock, while shooting tear gas, the police made announcements that they are not going to attack to the park.Hundreds of police entered to Taksim Square pleading that there will be no attack to the park and saying that only the banners will be moved away. While the pankarts on AKM are moved away another group of police wanted to move away the tents on the square. The people wanted to stop the police and police attacked to the people with tear gas.
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