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 95 Kurdish politicians detained by Turkish police on terror-related charges

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95 Kurdish politicians detained by Turkish police on terror-related charges  17.9.2011  

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September 17, 2011

DIYARBAKIR, The Kurdish region of Turkey, — Turkish police have detained 95 Kurds in southeastern Turkey with suspected links to the separatist Kurdish PKK rebels, security sources said Saturday.

The detainees included members of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) and elected officials from the assemblies of the southeastern Kurdish province of Sirnak and the cities of Cizre and Semdinli, the sources said.

The police started to raid the homes of party offices on Friday night and the operation went on until Saturday morning, they added.    
Groups demonstrating against the operations clashed with police in Cizre on Friday night, while the shops remained closed in the city on Saturday as a traditional way of protest in the mainly Kurdish southeast.

Currently, some 2,500 BDP members, including five parliamentarians, are already in jail with charges of alleged links to the urban wing of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

So called KCK-trial, Democratic Confederation of Kurdistan, on October 18, 2010 a Turkish court began the trial of 152 high profile Kurdish politicians and rights defenders,
www.ekurd.netaccused of being the urban wing of the outlawed separatist Kurdish (Kurdistan Workers' Party) PKK rebels, in a case seen as a democracy test for Ankara. 104 of whom are jailed.

Since it was established in 1984, the Kurdistan Workers' Party PKK has been fighting the Turkish state, which still denies the constitutional existence of Kurds, to establish a Kurdish state in the south east of the country, sparking a conflict that has claimed some 45,000 lives.

But now its aim is the creation an autonomous Kurdish region and more cultural rights for ethnic Kurds who constitute the greatest minority in Turkey,
www.ekurd.netnumbering more than 20 million. A large Turkey's Kurdish community openly sympathise with the Kurdish PKK rebels.

PKK's demands included releasing PKK detainees, lifting the ban on education in Kurdish, paving the way for an autonomous democrat Kurdish system within Turkey, reducing pressure on the detained PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan, stopping military action against the Kurdish party and recomposing the Turkish constitution.

Turkey refuses to recognize its Kurdish population as a distinct minority. It has allowed some cultural rights such as limited broadcasts in the Kurdish language and private Kurdish language courses with the prodding of the European Union, but Kurdish politicians say the measures fall short of their expectations.

The PKK is considered as 'terrorist' organization by Ankara, U.S., the PKK continues to be on the blacklist list in EU despite court ruling which overturned a decision to place the Kurdish rebel group PKK and its political wing on the European Union's terror list. 
 

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