turkey

alert status: Genocide Emergency and genocide denial 

 

Genocide stage:

extermination, denial 

 

Affected group:

  • Kurds

  • Political opposition

 

Current situation:

  • threatened elites

  • consolidation of power in the state and the military

  • state of emergency

  • crackdown on dissent

  • political prisoners

  • denial of identity

  • army and police crackdown on  Kurds in south east turkey

  • expansion into syria

  • forced displacement

  • massacres

  • denial of the genocides committed by the ottoman empire.

 

Developments

Genocide Warning: January 17, 2018, renewed October 8, 2019

Kurds, Christians, and Yezidis in Northeast Syria are at grave risk of genocide by the armies of Turkey and Syria. The genocide will be supported by Russia and Iran.  Turkey and Iran have sizable Kurdish minority populations, which they consider threats to ethnic and national unity. 100,000 Christians live in the area Turkey will invade. Turkey and its predecessor, the...

August 8, 2019

Turkey and the US reached a deal for northern Syria on Wednesday to establish joint operations centre.

The Syrian government has called the agreement between Turkey and the United States regarding a safe zone in northern Syria a "blatant attack" on the country's sovereignty.

On Wednesday, Turkey and the US reached a deal to establish a joint operations centre to coordinate and manage the setting up of a safe zone in no...

August 6, 2019

Turkish officials claim that the government has not forcibly deported Syrians in a widespread campaign to crack down on illegal migration in recent weeks.

For more than two years, Faras Hajar, 23, supported his siblings and elderly father as a shoe factory worker in Istanbul. But last month, after police stopped him in Esenyurt, a popular district for Syrian refugees, his new life appeared to be over.

Hajar, from Syria, say...

The Trump administration has launched a last-ditch effort to head off a Turkish invasion of northeast Syria that it expects will come within the next two weeks.

With tens of thousands of Turkish troops massed near the border, a high-level Defense Department delegation plans to present what U.S. officials describe as a final offer to address Turkey’s concerns at a meeting Monday in Ankara.

The meeting marks the climax of a years-...

While the Armenian genocide is recognized by numerous authorities, scholars and nations, the descendant of its alleged perpetrators, the Turkish government, has always pointed to the lack of a “smoking gun” to prove its existence, says historian Taner Akçam.

But now, the Clark history professor claims to have found authenticated proof that the Ottoman Empire not only ordered the extermination of local Armenians in 1915, but als...

July 24, 2019

New documents suggest the Armenian genocide was both sanctioned and assisted by leaders of the Ottoman Empire in Istanbul.

July 23 (UPI) -- Between 1914 and 1923, during and after World War I, hundreds of thousands of Armenians living in Turkey were systematically rounded up and murdered. Thousands more were forced to flee their homes. Some estimates put the death toll at more than 1.5 million.

Now, researchers say newly discove...

Kurds, Christians, and Yezidis in Northeast Syria are at grave risk of genocide by the armies of Turkey and Syria.

The genocide will be supported by Russia and Iran. Turkey and Iran have sizable Kurdish minority populations,

which they consider threats to ethnic and national unity. 100,000 Christians live in the area Turkey will invade.

Turkey and its predecessor, the Ottoman Empire, have a century old history of genocide against...

January 18, 2019

August 1, 2018

Afrin residents detained and tortured, with houses and businesses looted and confiscated, and schools destroyed or taken over.

'I saw men being beaten in front of me … just for fun’ - detained man from Afrin

‘Turkey is the occupying power in Afrin, and is responsible for the welfare of the civilian population’ - Lynn Maalouf

Turkish forces have been giving Syrian armed groups free rein to commit serious human rights...

A priest leads a small Christmas mass in the embattled northern Syrian city of Kobani, Dec. 25, 2018. (Photo: Kurdistan 24/Wladimir van Wilgenburg)

January 5, 2019

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) - A joint statement by Syriac Christian organizations in Syria, Europe, and the US on Thursday demanded the establishment of a no-fly zone to stop a possible Turkish attack following an announced US withdrawal, fearing it could effectively end Chr...