· May, 2012

Stories about Turkey from May, 2012

Turkey: Poetic Commemoration of Uludere Airstrike Victims

  21 May 2012

In December 2011 in southeastern Turkey several Turkish Airforce F-16s bombed a convoy of Turkish Kurds on mules who were engaged in border trade, apparently mistaking them for Kurdish rebels. Thirty-four were killed. Poet Bejan Matur has paid tribute to the victims in words and photos.

Turkey: Outrage at Sentencing of Scarf Case Student

  11 May 2012

On May 11 Cihan Kirmizigul, an engineering student at Galatasaray University in Istanbul, was sentenced to 11 years and 3 months in jail, accused of firebombing a building - but many believe his only "crime" was wearing a Kurdish scarf in the vicinity of the attack.

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