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HDP official: anti-Kurd attacks a step to civil war

By Rudaw 8/9/2015
Anti-Kurd attacks a step to civil war. Photo: Rudaw
Anti-Kurd attacks a step to civil war. Photo: Rudaw

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – An official from the People’s Democratic Party’s (HDP) has accused Turkey on Tuesday of waging a war against the Kurds, claiming that 128 of the pro-Kurdish party's buildings were attacked Monday.
 
HDP Co-chair Figen Yuksekdag said in a press conference Tuesday that the Kurds have been subject to harassment and attacks have been carried out on Kurdish political party buildings, homes and vehicles by groups across Turkey.
 
Yuksekdag said "facist" groups killed a worker on Monday for speaking Kurdish and Turkish police did not intervene. 
 
Yuksekdag said the recent attacks are a dangerous step toward civil war. 
 
In Turkey’s Niğde province, in the southern part of Central Anatolia, a group of nearly 500 protesters attacked the HDP provincial branch in the city of Nigde building with stones, according to Today’s Zaman news agency.
 
Similar attacks were staged in the Manavgat, Antalya, Mersin, Sakarya, Çorlu and Kayseri provinces, with protesters throwing rocks at the party’s local headquarters and hanging Turkish flags on the buildings.
 
Tensions also ran high in the Beypazarı district of Ankara on Monday night. A group of some 200 people who marched in the district to protest the PKK were pelted with rocks as they passed through the Zafer neighborhood where Kurdish seasonal workers reside, the news agency reported. 
 
There were several injuries sustained in the incidents, according to police.
 
During the recent clashes between the PKK and Turkish Army, 100 civilians were reportedly killed during four days of heavy attacks. 

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Shoresh barzinji | 8/9/2015
Turkish fascist mobs Kamalist OR Islamist must be dealt with by strong direct actions by building anti fascist movements in big cities and towns especially in Kurdish neighborhoods.The Turkish state's racist propaganda machine is organizing these fascist attacks directly or indirectly by their fascist nationalist rhetoric for the last 93 years.
FairnessPlease | 8/9/2015
I would like to see KDP denounce these despicable racist attacks away from the battle field. We know that Iran is evil but what about turkey? What does KDP think of turkey?
Cemal | 8/9/2015
Why you dont react PKK bigots when they attack other partys' building and offices in eastern region...Then, dont cry when someone else retaliate with your methots....It is your bigots taught Turkish nationalists that dirty methots of attacks.....
Force is the right language | 8/9/2015
all these so called deputies of HDP should be rounded up and be thrown in jail. you cannot be a part of parlaiment and at the same time and acting as mouthpiece of pkk terrorists. turkey should re0instate capital punshiment
kurdish natinalist | 8/9/2015
Turkish society built on hate other people just only like themselves, believe me, such people can not change the normal people to me a dog is very recpecttabell than 1 million Turks.
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