Turkish Watchdog: Essential for World to' Notice War Crimes' Against Kurds

© AFP 2022 / ILYAS AKENGINA woman reacts while walking among the rubble of damaged buildings following heavy fighting between government troops and Kurdish fighters in the Kurdish town of Cizre in southeastern Turkey, which lies near the border with Syria and Iraq, on March 2, 2016
A woman reacts while walking among the rubble of damaged buildings following heavy fighting between government troops and Kurdish fighters in the Kurdish town of Cizre in southeastern Turkey, which lies near the border with Syria and Iraq, on March 2, 2016 - Sputnik International
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The United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) should send a monitoring mission to Turkey to observe cases of rights violations with respect to the Kurds, a Turkish rights watchdog said Tuesday.

GENEVA (Sputnik) — According to Turkdogan, Turkish justice is "not independent and unable to correctly assess the actions which can be considered as crimes against humanity."

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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"It is essential that the International [Committee of the] Red Cross sends a delegation to Turkey or a mission that will report on major damage and civil war underway in Turkey. It is essential that the international community notices the war crimes that the Turkish authorities commit in Turkish Kurdistan," President of the Human Rights Association Ozturk Turkdogan told RIA Novosti in an interview.

Turkdogan expressed his intention to meet the ICRC leadership later on Tuesday and raise the issue of sending the monitoring mission to Turkey, adding that a special mission on investigation from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights was likely to be discussed as well.

The Kurds comprise ancient tribal groups currently living in parts of Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria.

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