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Watchdog Submits Footage of Mass Murder of Kurds in Turkey to UN

© REUTERS / Sertac KayarBuildings, which were damaged during the security operations and clashes between Turkish security forces and Kurdish militants, are seen in the southeastern town of Cizre in Sirnak province, Turkey March 2, 2016
Buildings, which were damaged during the security operations and clashes between Turkish security forces and Kurdish militants, are seen in the southeastern town of Cizre in Sirnak province, Turkey March 2, 2016 - Sputnik International
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Turkey's Human Rights Association watchdog submitted a report about the mass killing of Kurds in the town of Cizre to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

GENEVA (Sputnik) — A report with footage of mass killing of the Kurds in the town of Cizre in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province has been submitted to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), a Turkish rights watchdog said Tuesday.

"I spoke to the head of the OHCHR about the Russian position and what is happening in Cizre. We have a report of what has happened there, with testimonies of eyewitnesses who survived. We submitted it to the High Commissioner [for Human Rights]," President of the Human Rights Association Ozturk Turkdogan told RIA Novosti in an interview.

In March, the RT television channel launched a petition calling on the United Nations Human Rights Council to investigate reported mass killing of Kurds in southeastern Turkey. The broadcaster sent footage of mass killings of Kurds in Cizre to several human rights organizations, including the OHCHR, the International Committee of the Red Cross and Amnesty International, but the institutions either refused to comment or stated they would not be able to launch an investigation.

In February, Kurdish activists claimed Turkish troops had burned some 120 civilians to death in basements in Cizre.

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