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Around 120 Kurds Burned Alive by Turkish Military Forces in Sırnak Province

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Some 120 Kurds have been burned alive in different buildings by Turkish military forces, as government’s offensive on mainly Kurdish southeastern provinces brings new victims, a member of the Turkish parliament from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party, Feleknas Uca, told Sputnik.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Over the past month, Turkish forces have repeatedly attacked YPG positions in Syria, claiming the Kurdish militia is a terrorist group that threatens Turkish security.

"In Cizre district of Sırnak, around 120 people have been burned alive in different buildings by Turkish military forces," Uca said on Thursday.

​Uca added that all the victims in the Sırnak province that borders Syria and Iraq were Kurds.

"Many people and journalists rise against an imminent massacre like in Cizre," she added.

Turkish Offensive Against Kurds Underway in Diyarbakir, 200 People Trapped

Feleknas Uca also stated that Turkey continues offensive against Kurdish-populated Diyarbakir province, where at least 200 people have been trapped in basements.

"The situation in Diyarbakir is terrible. Its district Sur is seeing 79th day of curfew. 200 people were trapped in basements, and Turkey’s special forces do not allow to rescue them," Uca said Thursday, adding that an offensive in Sur continues.

Relations between Ankara and Kurds both inside the country and in Syria have been progressively worsening. Turkey links Syrian Kurds to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and labels both terrorist organizations.

Tensions escalated in July 2015, after 33 Kurdish activists were killed in a suicide blast in the Suruc district and two Turkish policemen were later killed by PKK, which led to Ankara's military campaign against the group. Violence escalated further in December, when Turkish authorities declared a curfew in a number of southeastern regions.

Turkey's authorities were also quick to blame Kurdish organizations for Wednesday's blast in the Turkish capital Ankara that killed 28 and left 61 people wounded.

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    The M-48 to M-60 US-made tank upgrade and later variants which is the mainstay of Turkish armoured forces are complete POS's without peer. It will be an easy day for those forces which counter it when the day comes if they do the research needed to identify its vulnerabilities. One might be inclined to ask experienced North Vietnamese Army veterans on this particular topic.
  • Ayelyah
    "200 people trapped in basements, and Turkey’s special forces do not allow to rescue them" ..... a war crime, collective punishment on a civilians ...add to Erdogans list Crimes against humanity = acts committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population or an identifiable part of a population
  • Ann in reply toAyelyah(Show commentHide comment)
    Ayelyah, Is the "proper" thing for Russia to do, go to the UN and get permission/resolution to wipe out the turds, I mean turks doing this? Or I would think Syria has a right to defend/retaliate for this. I don't understand why it SEEMS like no one is doing anything to stop it...although there's no way to know what is going on behind the scenes.
  • Beady-eyed Insomniac
    Beyond words
  • margaridaoulman
    This is called crimes against humanity and Erdogan and the comander who went along with this plan are war criminals they belong in the Hague then they should have the same fate.
  • margaridaoulmanin reply toBaybars(Show commentHide comment)
    Baybars, Unfortunately for you, you still bother to read the USA media lies, they are there to dis-inform you nothing else . Want to have some idea look for alternatives. good luck!
  • vendorin reply tomarcanhalt(Show commentHide comment)
    marcanhalt, lol...why would you? If they do not have a counterargument it becomes personal. Immediately you are a Nazi as I was a Satan worshipper the other day :) These people are hilarious.
  • vendorin reply toivanwa88(Show commentHide comment)
    ivanwa88, they have as they have raped non German women as well across Europe. Did you hear about that?
  • in reply toAyelyah(Show commentHide comment)
    Ayelyah, Western powers and their allies NEVER commit war crimes - they only do good, only kill bad people. Nations defending themselves or other sovereign nations who come to the defense of beleaguered nations under western attack ALWAYS commit war crimes. Or so we are told in the western MSM.
  • ivanwa88
    vendor consistency of opinion dictates the value factor mixing messages is mischievous at best!
    when a article shows a terrible atrocity and then a post deflects that atrocity them im afraid there credibility flies out the window and they get what they deserve.....contempt!
    And yes such was the hatred towards the Germans as a result of mass genocide against Russians that a division of convicts who suffered heavy losses took there revenge on German women. Many were hanged later by the police.
  • marcanhaltin reply toivanwa88(Show commentHide comment)
    ivanwa88, You are a bad reader to begin with. What I said, was that I do not read rants. Your idea of "indulging" is to practice your polysyllable vocabulary, right? And because you "have not heard that one before" should not limit anyone else's world down to your knowledge.
  • vendorin reply toivanwa88(Show commentHide comment)
    ivanwa88, No it oes not. And I was not referring only to German women. It is a well known historical fact that the Red army raped anyone. I will say this much; "When Yugoslav politician Milovan Djilas complained about rapes in Yugoslavia, Stalin reportedly stated that he should "understand it if a soldier who has crossed thousands of kilometres through blood and fire and death has fun with a woman or takes some trifle."

    Stalin! End of discussion.
  • ivanwa88
    vendor historical fact said who and where! my family fought the Germans my aunty Rosa a brave young partisan was in a group that captured a German General and was subjected to horrific torture and rape! I am not aware of wholesale rape by Russians in Yugoslavia.
    As for marcanhalt I looked up the 27 most used polysyllables and I only use about 3. Marcanhalt when you write make one point for each post you intermix your points and turn your post into a test of ones imagination let alone the codes needed to make sense of what your trying to say.....stick to one point at a time!
  • vendorin reply toivanwa88(Show commentHide comment)
    ivanwa88, my point was not about YU but about what attitude Stalin has displayed once he was told that women other than German women were raped! And I do not care where your family fought as we are not talking about your family nor they are relevant at all in this discussion.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_during_the_occupation_of_Germany

    We do not need to go to any more serious primary sources as even bloody Wiki talks about it. Yes it is true. Do not make me dig books about it.
  • ivanwa88
    you miss the point my knowledge of what transpired in Yugoslavia in 43-45 goes beyond books.
    History was retold verbatim, you seem to want to hold onto anything that is anti-Russia!!?
    Showing disrespect to me after I bravely told you of my family's tragedy. Only serves to illustrate you are struggling with a lot of unresolved issues.
    Stalin had great respect for TITO the partisan leader who became President! if incidents occurred i'm sure they were punished severely.
    P.S. My father witnessed a tall Negro American being lead to a firing squad in a military camp in Auckland for an alleged rape during WW2. These things happened! or not happened in some cases.
    vendor you have grossly let yourself down today! we all have bad days? just back down and apologise and let a new day dawn tomorrow.
  • vendorin reply toivanwa88(Show commentHide comment)
    ivanwa88, what you just said is laughable. Your private confessions keep to yourself and your family. I do not care about them and why should I? Do I have a single reason to care about you or your family? No they have not been punished. Study history properly first and then get into discussions about it.
  • vendor
    In 2015 Beevor's books were banned in some Russian schools and colleges.[

    www.theguardian.com/books/2002/may/01/news.features11

    Raping an 8 year old girl was bravery , right? :) And even today in Russia these books are banned. Why would any one ban any book ever?
  • ivanwa88
    So your family has been punished what by the Russians!!? or was it the Americans but in separate decades! Im starting to get it!
  • vendorin reply toivanwa88(Show commentHide comment)
    ivanwa88,

    www.ihr.org/other/july09weber.html

    My family is not a part of this discussion or anything that is personal to me :)
  • vendorin reply toivanwa88(Show commentHide comment)
    ivanwa88,

    www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/1382565/Red-Army-troops-raped-even-Russian-women-as

    Red Army troops raped even Russian women as they freed them from camps
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