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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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      cast235in reply tomarcanhalt(Show commentHide comment)
      marcanhalt, You had to bring THAT topic, right NAZI activist? Go read WW2 documents. Nazi's did worst.. Way worst to Russia, and cities were burned to the ground, with people trapped inside..
      They even R.."D Russian girls.. One incident was a Russian officer. They , (NAZIS) went to his home and R..'D his daughter and maybe wife on top of the dinning table. And were FORCED to watch...

      He later arrived to Berlin. What you think he did when he was told what Russian soldiers were doing? They went for REVENGE... they were LUCKY, that the did not did like at Babi Yar. You wouldn't be posting here.
      At the end like all those POWER FED to the head, NAZIS proved the MOST cowards. When Allied forces arrived to a bridge sections , they couldn't cross. Massive lines of European coalition, A European NAZI army. They abandoned all weapons, and were chanting together.. " THE RUSSIAN'S ARE COMING!!! RUN!!".. It happened many times see? WW1, countless wars before. Georgia 2008, and now Syria. They toss all weapons and RUN!!
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      marcanhaltin reply tocast235(Show commentHide comment)
      cast235, I don't read rants; now or in the future.
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      American Dollar states clearly "In Satan We Trust' .
    • Baybarsin reply tomarcanhalt(Show commentHide comment)
      marcanhalt, I did, didn't I. Could not resist foot in mouth.
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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.
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      "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
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      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.
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      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!
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      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.
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      ivanwa88, they have as they have raped non German women as well across Europe. Did you hear about that?
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      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.
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      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.
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      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.
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      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.


      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.
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      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.
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      In 2015 Beevor's books were banned in some Russian schools and colleges.[


      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?
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      My family is not a part of this discussion or anything that is personal to me :)
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      Red Army troops raped even Russian women as they freed them from camps
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