(de) fda-ifa: IFOR: Civilians killed and cities destroyed in military operations in Turkey

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Sat Sep 17 18:30:10 CEST 2016


IFOR representative Derek Brett on behalf of IFOR said the Turkish state has destroyed 
many Kurdish cities through military operations and subjected people to extrajudicial 
killings, torture and forced displacement. ---- Wednesday, September 14, 2016 4:00 PM ---- 
GENEVA - ANF - SERKAN DEMIREL ---- Speaking at the UN Human Rights Council 33rd Session in 
Geneva, Derek Brett on behalf of IFOR said the Turkish state has destroyed many Kurdish 
cities through military operations and subjected people to extrajudicial killings, torture 
and forced displacement. ---- The 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council 
continues on its second day with opinions of non-governmental organisations. ---- ‘WOMEN 
AND CHILDREN MAIN VICTIMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST' ---- 
Representatives of many non-governmental organisations spoke during today's session, that 
all pointed to the increasing violence in the Middle East and other countries around the 
world.

NGO representatives put emphasis on ISIS terror attacks and increasingly ongoing human 
right violations caused by the conflict across the Middle East territory. Speakers also 
stated that world countries did not put forth democratic politics in the face of these 
human rights violations.

NGO representatives highlighted that civilians, mainly women and children, suffer from 
violence at the hands of states across the Middle East, and many states around the world 
subject people to torture, extrajudicial killings and death, mainly in Pakistan, Iran, 
Syria and Iraq. Speakers also mentioned numerous human rights violations perpetrated all 
around the world that are not seen by the United Nations.

‘TURKEY HAS DESTROYED CITIES WITH MILITARY OPERATIONS'

Speaking during the session, Derek Brett on behalf of the International Fellowship of 
Reconciliation (IFOR) recalled that the Turkish state has razed many cities in the Kurdish 
region to the ground by means of military operations.

Brett said: "Our local contacts in Turkey report us about a huge scale of human rights 
violations in the southeastern region of the country. Civilians are being targeted through 
military operations and suffering extrajudicial killings. Residents of the destroyed 
cities are subject to forced displacement."

IFOR representative Derek Brett called on Turkey to open its door to the UN and return to 
peace talks with Kurds immediately.
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