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Turkey’s Destruction of Kurdish Graves

Turkey’s Destruction of Kurdish Graves

Our report on Turkey’s Destruction of Kurdish Graveyards its just published. 

The Turkish security forces’ widespread and systematic attacks on the Kurdish cemeteries and graves represents one of the AKP’s modern suppression methods that has bolstered Turkey’s Kurdish annihilation policy. As this report reveals, between 17 September 2015 and 4 April 2020, the Turkish security forces completely destroyed 18 cemeteries where entirely the graves of fallen Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) militants are located in 11 provinces of North Kurdistan by air bombardments and using explosives. In parallel with these attacks, the security forces vandalized in a systematic and widespread manner the graves of the PKK’s members in the public cemeteries in every province in the Kurdish region since 2015. Although there is a lack of accurate data regarding the numbers of destroyed and damaged graves as a result of these attacks, the incomplete and limited figures that have been collected through empirical work and interviews in this research project reveals Turkey’s war against Kurdish cemeteries and graves.

For more information and Interactive Map : https://mojust.org/turkeys-destruction-of-kurdish-graves/