MARDIN, Turkey (@gazetesabro) – Construction work for the construction of a multi-storey parking building on site, is endangering the foundations of the Syriac Catholic Mor Ephrem Monastery in Mardin. A damaged foundation puts the 19th century monastery in serious danger of collapse. The Syriac Mor Ephrem Monastery has monument status (1st degree).
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday in Paris at Elysee Palace, where the leaders discussed topics of mutual interest.
Turkey seeks the closure of the pro-Kurdish HDP on the grounds that its members "aim to destroy and eliminate the indivisible integrity of the state with its nation." The HDP is the seventh pro-Kurdish party to enter Turkish Parliament, born from the ashes of the parties shut down before it.
ANKARA (Reuters) - A top Turkish prosecutor filed a case with the constitutional court on Wednesday demanding the closure of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), in the culmination of a years-long clampdown on parliament’s third largest party.
Turkey's disregard for human rights has recently become particularly brazen. It is not only jailing innocent journalists, human rights defenders, protesting students and social media activists, it is also ramping up political persecution and ignoring European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) rulings to release people unjustly imprisoned.