Curfews in Turkey Between the Dates 16 August 2015 – 1 January 2018

04.01.2018

According to the information gathered by the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Documentation Center, between 16 August 2015 and 1 January 2018, there has been at least 289 officially confirmed round-the-clock [all daylong] and/or open-ended curfews in 11 cities and at least 49 districts of Turkey.

The relevant cities and districts that curfews implemented are as follow: DİYARBAKIR (159 times), MARDİN (48 times), HAKKÂRİ (23 times), ŞIRNAK (13 times), BİTLİS (14 times), MUŞ (7 times), BİNGÖL (7 times), TUNCELİ (6 times), BATMAN (6 times), ELAZIĞ (2 times) and SİİRT (4 times).

In addition to these, as of 11 August 2017, there has been at least 13 curfews declarad in various villages and flatlands of Şemdinli district of Hakkâri, and Hizan, Güroymak, Mutki, Tatvan and Central districts of Bitlis with limitations on time (implemented only in between the designated hours). These curfews, which are declared within limitations, are not included in abovementioned data. However they will be monitored by our Documentation Center.

It is estimated that, according to the 2014 population census, at least 1 million 809 thousand residents have been affected by these curfews and fundemental rights of these people such as  right to liberty and security of person; right to privacy, family, home or correspondence; freedom of assembly and association; freedom of religion; freedom of receive and impart information; right to reserve of property; right to education and especially right to life; right to health and prohibition of torture are explicitly violated. Yet, this data is not possible to be updated since the regions of curfews slid to the villages and flatlands in 2016, by the reason that their population census is whether not taken or not released to the public.

You can download the detailed table of the curfews through this link.

You can download the pdf of this fact sheet through this link.

79 Day Curfew Cizre Field Report

In accordance with Provincial Administration Law no 5442 Article 11/C, a curfew had been declared in Cizre district by the governor of Şırnak on 4 September 2015 at 20.00. The first curfew lasted until 12 September 2015. The second curfew was on 13-14 September 2015, the third curfew on 14-15 November 2015. The longest and continuous curfew was implemented between 14 December-3 March 2016 and lasted for 79 days.

This research report includes interviews and investigations carried out in the curfew implemented neighborhoods Yafes, Sur, Cudi and Nuh between 6-8 March 2016.

Now you can download the report in English through this link.

Curfews in Turkey within the Last 2 Years Since 16 August 2015

August 17, 2017

 

In 2015, the conflicts in Turkey have begun right after the General Elections on June 7, 2015 also due to the effect of the developments in Middle East, along with the reason that a democratic and peaceful solution on Kurdish issue was not able to be implemented as a holistic programme. Within this period, the first one of the round-the-clock and open-ended curfews was declared on August 16, 2015, which are violating the Constitution, European Convention on Human Rights and all the other international obligations of Turkey within the field of basic rights and liberties. According to the information gathered by the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Documentation Center, between August 16, 2015 and August 16, 2017, there has been at least 252 officially confirmed round-the-clock [all daylong] and open-ended curfews in 11 cities and at least 45 districts of Turkey within the last 2 years[1]. This data reveals the fact that the practice of violation is ongoing since the last fact sheet of HRFT on June 1, 2017 by showing that more and more curfews are declared since then.

According to the HRFT Documentation Center curfews implemented in relevant cities and districts are as seen in the map below:

16 august

It is estimated that, according to the 2014 population census, at least 1 million 809 thousand residents have been affected by these curfews and fundemental rights of these people such as  right to liberty and security of person; right to privacy, family, home or correspondence; freedom of assembly and association; freedom of religion; freedom of receive and impart information; right to reserve of property; right to education and especially right to life; right to health and prohibition of torture are explicitly violated. Yet, this data is not possible to be updated since the regions of curfews slid to the villages and flatlands in 2016, by the reason that their population census is whether not taken or not released to the public.

Click to download the detailed table of the curfews and click here to download this fact sheet as pdf.

 

[1] The last two curfews that are declared by Bitlis Governorship on August 11,2017 and Hakkâri Governorship on August 13, 2017 are not included in this data due to the fact that they define limits in scope of their declarations, on the contrary to the “round-the-clock and open-ended” curfews which we monitor. However, it will also be monitored by our Documentation Center to see whether it will turn into a new and perpetual practice.

 

Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT), established in 1990, is a non-governmental and non-profit human rights organisation providing treatment and rehabilitation services for torture survivors and documenting human rights violations in Turkey.

Curfews Between August 16, 2015 – August 16, 2016 and Civilians Who Lost Their Lives

21.08.2016

Curfews are implemented in southeastern Turkey since the collapse of resolution process in July 2015, yet their unlawfulness is even declared by the Venice Commission on their official Opinion on the legal framework of governing curfews.[1] The yearlong in-between August 16, 2015 and August 16, 2016 there has been at least 111 officially confirmed, open-ended and round-the-clock [all daylong] curfews in at least 35 districts of 9 cities in southeastern Turkey. These cities are as follow; Diyarbakır (61 times), Mardin (18 times), Şırnak (13 times), Hakkâri (11 times), Muş (2 times), Bingöl (2 times), Elazığ (1 time), Batman (2 times), Bingöl (2 times) and Tunceli (1 time). It is estimated that, according to the 2014 population census, at least 1 million 671 thousand residents have been affected by these curfews and fundemental rights of these people such as Right to Life and Right to Health are explicitly violated.

The imposement and results of the curfews should be interpreted as a whole. As mentioned before, as of December 11th, 2015 the form of continous curfews, the broadness of regions that curfews are declared, length of duration, military dispatch and using heavy weapons within the residential areas[2] and judicial processes in accordance with all these, showed that a much more severe process has been implemented.

Within this regard, it is necessary to remind that right to information, right to know the truth and freedom of obtainment of information is heavily violated, due to the severe human rights violations which are are already enlarged in our past fact sheets and in our common observation reports with other Organizations[3], and due to the violation of international documents which Turkey is a party to and especially since the declaration of state of emergency in July 20, 2016.

According to the data of HRFT Documentation Center, since August 16, 2015 until August 16, 2016 at least 321 civilians lost their lives in regions and periods of time that curfews were officially declared. 79 are children, 71 are female and 30 are over the age 60 within these people.

It is estimated that at least 73 civilians, whose information on how they died could be obtained, lost their lives due to not being allowed to reach Right to Health. Again at least 202 civilians lost their lives while they were within the boundaries of their homes/indoor areas. 23 of these people lost their lives due to the direct stress effect of curfews on their health conditions. Moreover, 147 of these people who lost their lives within the boundaries of their homes/indoor areas were only in Cizre District.

As of April 2016, it is seen that regions where curfews are imposed moved from heavily destructed central districts to subordinated villages and fields. Strikingly, these villages and fields are rather the evacuated ones under the ‘state of emergency’ from 1987 to 2002 in mainly southeastern Turkey and their population was exposed to forced migration during the 1990s.

Also, there are some facts that are not included in abovementioned datas or to the list of civilians who lost their lives: In Silopi district of Şırnak, a 7 months old still birth occured due to gunshot through the womb of the mother. Also, at least 16 people lost their lives by arbitrary shooting of security forces during peaceful protests against the curfews in streets/Squares close to curfew zones or by the use of chemicals such as tear gas where no operation was onging or any curfews were declared or due to the explosion of conflict wastes and landmines after the curfew is lifted/within the hours that it is not imposed.[4]

It is State’s duty to enlighten all claims of violations  by conducting immediate,

impartial, independent and effective investigations,

especially over the violations of Right to Life in districts under curfew!

As it was stated in our previous fact sheets; the datas over curfews on periodic Fact Sheets and within the Daily Reports of HRFT Documentation Center are obtained through press review, official web sites of relevant public institutions, visual records, statements of witnesses and lawyers, observation reports of political parties and civil organisations and their personal witnessings etc. And whether get investigated and become definite or remain as claims and removed from the annual report if not proved.

As HRFT, even though we feel the same grief and concerns by each death, the reasons why the fact sheets of HRFT Documentation Center over the curfews only covered facts on civilians until now are both because of the responsibility that violation of right to life against civilians is high beyond comparison according to the past tens of years and the information given on security forces and militants are not to be confirmed and publicly announced yet due to deficiencies and contradictions.

However, our work on each and every person (civilians, security forces or militants) is ongoing in the light of all datas, evidences and witnessing etc. We would like to emphasize that likewise we are still collecting data on all names which are included/excluded now compared to our last list of civilians who lost their lives during the curfews.

NOTE: Within the context of this fact sheet the term ‘security forces’ is implying to ‘Police Anti-terror Combat Team, Police Special Forces, Gendarmarie Special Forces (Fatihler Unit, Efeler Unit, Dadaşlar Unit which were active units during 90s in the same region), Military Forces and Riot Polices.’ Also, there are some unofficial teams which are both by themselves and publicly defined as JITEM, Esedullah, Hançer[Dagger], Fatihler Teams etc.

 

Click here to download the fact sheet as pdf.

Click here to reach the detailed time table of the curfews.

Civilians Who Lost Their Lives Since August 16, 2015 Under Curfews According to the Data of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Documentation Center

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 Names of the People who lost Their Lives Between the dates

August 16th, 2015 and August 16, 2016 in the Districts Under Curfew

MUŞ

Varto: 1. Rahmi Kızıltaş (36), 2. Abdullah Toprak(26)

DİYARBAKIR

Silvan: 1.Serhat Bilen(25) 2.Hanife Durak(80) 3.Veysi Toraman(60) 4.Vedat Akcanım(17) 5.Barış Çakıcı(10) 6.Hayriye Hüdaverdi(70) 7.Ferhat Gensür(17) 8.Müslüm Tayar(22) 9.Sertip Polat(20) 10.Engin Gezici(24) 11.İsmet Gezici (55) 12.Rıdvan Us(20) 13.Yakup Sinbağ(20) 14.Latif Nangir(78)

Bismil: 1. Agit Yıldız(22) 2. Numan (Halil) Kurtdiş(19) 3. Elif Şimşek(8) 4. Berat Güzel(12) 5. Bilal Bozkur(19/22) 6.Abdullah Sügüci(32) 7.Doğan İnce(16) 8. Şeyhmus Düşerge(18)

Sur: 1. Helin Şen(12) 2.Halil Tüzülerk(27) 3.Mehmet Demirel(adult) 4.Aziz İlhan(47) 5.Melek Apaydın(38) 6.Turgay Girçek(19) 7.Hakan Aslan 8.Murat Menekşe(13) 9. Fatma Ateş(55) 10.Rozerin Çukur(17)

Bağlar: 1. Özgür Çelenk(18) 2.Eyüp Çelik(24)

Lice: 1. Mehmet Şirin Kocakaya(31)

HAKKÂRİ

Yüksekova: 1. Fettah Es (37) 2. Yakup Babat (24) 3.Mehmet Reşit Arıcı(17) 4.Naim Nuyan(29) 5.Ersin Aydın(37) 6.Yusuf Aşan(46)

ŞIRNAK

Cizre: 1.Cemile Çağırga(10) 2.Özgür Taşkın(18) 3.Meryem Süne(53) 4.Bünyamin İrci(14) 5.Muhammed Tahir Yaramış(35 günlük) 6.Eşref Edin(56) 7.Selman Ağar(10) 8.Mehmet Emin Levent(29) 9.Osman Çağlı(18) 10.Sait Çağdavul(21) 11.Şahin Açık(74) 12.Mehmet Emin Erdoğan(75) 13.Mehmet Sait Nayici(16) 14.Zeynep Taşkın(19) 15.Maşallah Edin(35) 16.Hacı Ata Borçin(75) 17.Gadban Bülbül(78) 18.Mehmet Dökmen(71) 19.Bahattin Sevinik(50) 20.Suphi Sarak(50) 21.İbrahim Çiçek (79) 22.Mülkiye Geçgel (48) 23.Resul Ekinci(65) 24.Hediye Şen(30) 25.Doğan Arslan(24) 26.İbrahim Akhan(15) 27.Selahattin Bozkurt(70) 28.Yılmaz Erz (42) 29.Zeynep Yılmaz(40) 30.Cahide Çıkal(35) 31.Mehmet Tekin(35) 32.Doğan İşi(18) 33.Mehmet Saçan(38) 34.Emine Duman(75) 35.Azime Aşan(59) 36.Dikran Sayaca(28) 37.Ferdi Kalkan(20) 38.Abdulmecit Yanık(27) 39.Hacı Özdal(27) 40.Miray İnce(3 aylık) 41.Ramazan İnce(80) 42.Kumru Işık(85) 43.Hüseyin Ertene(16) 44.Hüseyin Selçuk(5) 45.Abdülaziz Yural(33) 46.Zeynep Demir(65) 47.Ali Tetik(34) 48.Kasım Tonğ(51) 49.Cabbar Taşkın(40) 50.Sezai Borçin(46) 51.Hediye Erden(60) 52.Besna Zırığ(50) 53.Fatma Acet(40) 54.Bişeng Garan(12) 55. Nihat Sömer(22) 56.Halil Sömer(45) 57.Osman Terkin(56) 58.Tayfun Yaşlı(20) 59.Cebrail Mungan(24) 60.Murat Egül(24) 61.Ahmet Zırığ(35) 62.Şükrü Coşkun(20) 63.Nebi Katlav(16) 64.Ali Bağdur(25) 65.Mehmet Tungut(32) 66.Mehmet Şirin Erdinç / Elinç (18) 67.Garip Mübariz(18) 68.Veysi Elçi(30) 69.Abdulmenaf Yılmaz(50) 70.Yakup Isırgan(18) 71.Mehmet Şahin(77) 72.Emame Şahin (77) 73.Yusuf Akalın(12) 74.Büşra Yürü(10) 75.Veli Müjde(38) 76.Abdullah İnedi(25) 77.Hayrettin Şınık(10) 78.Mehmet Rıdvan Kaymaz(36) 79.Mehmet Kaplan(35) 80.Serhat Altun(23) 81.Abdülhamit Poçal(37) 82.Selman Erdoğan(43) 83.Ahmet Tunç(50) 84.Cihan Karaman(23) 85.Selami Yılmaz(25) 86.Nusrettin Bayar(20) 87.Sultan Irmak(16) 88.Selim Turay(29) 89.Kenan Adıgüzel(21) 90.Mehmet Özkül(23) 91.Nizar Isırgan(18) 92.Zerin/Zehra Uca(22) 93.Sahip Edin(31) 94.Abdullah Gün(16) 95.Yunus Meral 96.Tahir Akdoğan(16) 97.Mevlüde Özalp(21) 98.Fehmi Fakah Dinç(adult) 99.Fatma Demir(adult) 100.Sabri Sezgin(20) 101.Abdülselam Turgut(22) 102.Mahsum Erdoğan(22) 103.Muharrem Erbek(17) 104.Sinan Kaya(22) 105.Mehmet Kulbay(22) 106.Aydın Erol(23) 107.Murat Şimşek(17) 108.Abbas Güllübahçe 109.Tuğba Eminoğlu 110.Erdal Şahin(29) 111.Rohat Aktaş(adult) 112.Adil Küçük(22) 113.Mahmut Duymak(51) 114.Umut Ürek(24) 115.Ramazan İşçi 116.Metin Karane(17) 117.Dersim Aksoy 118.İslam Balıkesir 119.Ömer Baran(25) 120.Mustafa Gasyak(16) 121.Ali Fırat Kalkan 122.Kasım Yana(18) 123.İzzet Gündüz(adult) 124.Berjin Demirkaya 125.Sakine Şiray(adult) 126.Ekrem Sevilgen(17) 127.Serdar Özbek(32) 128.Mehmet Benzer(19) 129.Tajdin Nerse(22) 130.Mehmet Dalmış(31) 131.Mehmet Yavuzel(adult) 132.Rıdvan Ekinci 133.Cüneyt Kızıltay 134.Güler Eroğlu(20) 135.Star Özkül(19) 136.Hasan Ayaz(14) 137.Yılmaz Geçim(15) 138.Mesut Özer(17) 139.Cengiz Gerem(15) 140.Derya Koç(adult) 141.Azat Yılmaz(19) 142.Hakkı Külter(13) 143.Çimen Tankan 144.İsmail Çetin 145.Murat Erdin(17) 146.Hasan Tağ(29) 147.Agit Küçük(27) 148.Harun Barın(20) 149.Cemile Erden(28) 150.Mehmet Tunç(adult) 151.Veysi Bademkıran(17) 152.Yasemin Çıkmaz(17) 153.Yakup Yalçın(27) 154.Felek Çağdavul 155.Fırat Malgaz 156.Yakup Dadak 157.Ramazan Aydın(19) 158.Lokman Bilgiç 159.Hüseyin Kaya 160.M. Emin İdim(child) 161.Tahir Çiçek(16) 162.Abdullah Özgül 163.Meryem Akyol(17) 164.Ramazan Biriman(26) 165.Hüseyin Kayaalp(16) 166.Muhammed Kalaycı(16) 167.Güler Akıl 168.Ahmet Yılmaz 169.Hamza İdim(17) 170.Hanife İdim 171.Tahir Çelik 172.Halil Çelik 173.Mehmet Kalaycı 174.Hacer Arslan(19) 175.Sefa Sever 176.Murat Arslan 177.Gülistan Üstün(24) 178.Zehra Başkurt(19) 179.Erdal Kar(23) 180.Servet Çurak 181.Asya Yüksel(adult) 182.Cemal Uyğur(30) 183.Hüseyin Paksoy(16) 184.İbrahim Temel(23) 185.Emel Dağhan (16) 186.Ferhat Balcal(22) 187.Mehmet Emin Bayar(23) 188.Osman Gökhan(49) 189.Agit Akıl(19) 190.Davut Acar(25) 191.Zeki Acar(16) 192.Ramazan Çömlek

Silopi: 1. Hüseyin Güzel (70) 2.Yusuf Aybi(80) 3.Reşit Eren(17) 4.Axin Kanat(16) 5.İbrahim Bilgin(18) 6.Şiyar Özbek(25) 7.Süleyman Çoban(70) 8.Taybet İnan(57) 9.Yusuf İnan(40) 10.Ayşe Buruntekin(40) 11.Mehmet Mete Kutluk(11) 12.Ömer Sayan(70) 13.Hasan Sanır (75) 14.Salih Erener(75) 15.Seyfettin Sidar(30) 16.İsmail Yevşan(55) 17.Necati Öden(18) 18.Ömer Yalman(45) 19.Ömer Maslu(70) 20.Pakize Nayır(25) 21.Sêvê Demir(41) 22.Fatma Uyar(27) 23.İslam Atak (20) 24.Hasan Yağmur(42) 25.Aydın Mete(16) 26.Yusuf Yağcı(25) 27.Şirin Altay(43) 28.Narinç Kızıl(52) 29.İsa Tonguç 30.Ahmet Tonguç 31.Muhyettin Tonguç 32.Saadettin Tonguç 33.Behiye Erener(45) 34.Rahime Sanır(14) 35.Züleyha Şalk(70) 36.Esra Şalk(2) 37.Abuzeyit Tan

İdil: 1. M.Sadık Bozeri(57) 2.Vedat Gürbüz(24) 3.Mazlum Kapalıgöz(17) 4.Orhan Abay(16) 5.Sevilay Yıldız(15) 6.Fatma Eraslan(13) 7.Kasım Mete Ağın(15) 8.Ahmet Varlı(15) 9.Veli Aşar(18) 10.Hacı Karakaş(29) 11.Ramazan Gümüş(14) 12.Burhan Baydemir 13.Vasfi Kaya 14.Abdulselam Güler(20) 15.İsmail Gürbüz(19) 16.Tajdin Gasyak(18) 17.Servet Yıldız(19) 18.Sozdar Gasyak(19) 19.Kader Çakar (18) 20.İdris Eltimur(23)

Merkez: 1.Bayram Tatar(16) 2.Ali Sümbül(22)

MARDİN

Nusaybin: 1.Ahmet Sönmez(50) 2.Şahin Turan(25) 3.Selamet Yeşilmen(44) 4.Abdulkadir Yılmaz(65) 5.Hasan Dal(45) 6.Musur Aslan(19) 7.Emin Öz(55) 8.Muhammed Altunkaynak(19) 9.Nurhan Kaplan(45) 10.Şerif Alpar(55) 11.Sedat Güngör(22) 12.Mehmet Emin İnan(55) 13.Cudi Teber (23) 14.Mahsum Alpdoğan(19) 15.Fehime Aktı(56) 16.Hakan Doğan(15) 17. Medeni Orak (45) 18.Rohat Karakoç 19.Hasan Korkmaz(60) 20.Mehmet Pitek(40) 21.Heyhat Müjde(43) 22.Saadet Müjde(19)

Dargeçit: 1.İdris Cebe(18) 2.Takyedin Oral(adult) 3.Necim Kılıç(67) 4.Sabahat Kılıç(28) 5.Fatma Kılıç(50)

[1] http://www.venice.coe.int/webforms/documents/?pdf=CDL-AD(2016)010-e

[2]According to the statement of Ministry of Interior on January 11th, 2016, 14 thousand 68 members of security forces became active in operations in districts where curfews are declared. Moreover, it’s known  that hundreds of armored military vehicles such as tanks, panzers, cannons etc. are dispatched to the relative districts/cities.

[3] Available at: http://en.tihv.org.tr/category/notes-special-reports/

[4] These people are: In CİZRE: 7 months old still birth of Güler Yanalak due to gunshot through the womb of mother and Harun Çağlı(4-Cudi Neigh.), Ayşenur Geçit(6-Cudi Neigh.), Bünyamin Bayram(6-Alibey Neigh.). In DİYARBAKIR: Şerdıl Cengiz (21-Bağlar district), Şiyar Salman (18-Bağlar district), Şiyar Baran (13-Seyrantepe Neigh.), Salih Baygın (70-Melik Ahmet Str.), Abdülaziz Taruk(68-Melik Ahmet Str.), Hüseyin Hüseyinoğlu (22-Bağlar district) and in NUSAYBİN:Emire Gök (39-Gırnavas district), Hüseyin Ahmet(22-Işık Önder Str.), in SİLVAN:Mehmet Gündüz (45-Feridun Neigh.) and also, Abdulsetar Cibara(16-Qamishlo/Rojava) shot by a stray bullet through the border of Nusaybin. In İDİL: Hidayet Tek (4-Turgut Özal Neigh.), Müslüm İlhan (8) and in SİLOPİ: Enes Erdem(10-Celali Deresi area)

1-11 July 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

1-11 July 2016 Daily Human Rights Report

(07/001) Persons Killed during Curfews…

The body of a male was found on 10 July 2016 in Yeni Mahalle quarter of İdil district in Şırnak where the military operations were completed on 31 March 2016.

According to the news appeared in the press on 6 July 2016, bodies of 2 males and 1 female were found in 2 separate houses in Hasırlı quarter on Sur district in Diyarbakır where curfew was imposed on 2 December 2015 and blockade was on-going after the completion of military operations in the district.

(07/002) House Raid in Van…

Security Forces conducted a house raid on 10 July 2016 in Xacort quarter of İpekyolu district in Van on the allegations that HPG militants took shelter in the house. An unidentified female was killed and 4 persons were reportedly detained during the raid.

(07/003) Explosion in Ağrı…

Fettah Erdem (15) died when he stepped on a military land mine on 9 July 2016 in Kanîspî hamlet of Taşkesen village in Diyadin district of Ağrı. S.Ç. (16-male) was heavily wounded during the explosion.

(07/004) Operations and Attacks in the Southeast…

1 militant was killed during an armed clash on 1 July 2016 in the rural area of Lice district in Diyarbakır.

4 militants were killed and 2 soldiers were wounded during an armed clash on 1 July 2016 in the rural area of Sarıkamış district in Kars.

3 civilians were wounded when a bomb exploded on 3 July 2016 during the passage of a police vehicle in Kızıltepe district of Mardin.

Security Directorate, Gendarmerie Command and 8th Commando Tactical Base were attacked with rocket launchers and long-barelled weaponson 3 July 2016 in Beytüşşebap district of Şırnak. 1 non-commissioned officer and 3 militants were killed during the clashes. Governorate imposed curfew in the district following the attacks.

2 militants were killed and 2 soldiers were wounded during an armed clash that broke out after an attack against a military vehicle on 2 July 2016 in Başkale district of Van.

5 militants were allegedly killed during an armed clash on 4 July 2016 in the city centre of Şırnak.

3 militants were killed and 1 soldier was wounded during an armed clash on 4 July 2016 in the rural area of Karakoyunlu district in Iğdır.

1 temporary village guard was shot to death on 6 July 2016 on Hakkari-Van road.

17 militants were allegedly killed during the operations conducted on 8 July 2016 in the rural area of Şemdinli district in Hakkari.

2 soldiers and 1 civilian were killed when Cevizlik Gendarmerie Station was attack with a car bomb on 9 July 2016 in Artuklu district of Mardin. 12 soldiers, 1 temporary village guard, and 13 civilians were also wounded during the attack.

1 soldier and 1 temporary village guard were killed when Pay Gendarmerie Station was attack with a car bomb on 9 July 2016 in Erciş district of Van. 10 soldiers and 5 temporary village guard were also wounded during the attack.

A civilian vehicle was shot with a howitzer during an armed attack on 9 July 2016 against the Gendarmerie Command in Çukurca district of Hakkari. The child Viyan Kanat and another unidentified child were killed, 4 civilians including 2 children were wounded.

2 militants were reportedly killed during an armed clash on 9 July 2016 nearby Kovancık village of Ağrı.

5 soldiers were killed when a bomb exploded on 10 July 2016 during the passage of a military vehicle in Aktütün region of Şemdinli district in Hakkari.

4 militants were killed and 6 police officers were wounded during an armed clash that broke out on 10 July 2016 in the centre of Kızıltepe district in Mardin.

(07/005) Extra-judicial Killing in Kilis…

Mamo Hemo Hisên from Afrin canton of Rojava was reportedly killed when military troops opened fire on 5 July 2016 on the grounds that he was too close to the border. Mamo Hemo Hisên was the 3rd Rojavan killed last one week on border.

(07/006) Suspicious Private Deaths in Şanlıurfa and Şırnak…

Murat Gözal who was serving for compulsory military service in Harran Gendarmerie Command in Şanlıurfa died on 1 July 2016 in the hospital. He was allegedly shot by another private by mistake on 20 June 2016. He was registered to Mardin.

Muhammet Duman who was serving for compulsory military service in Çakırsöğüt Gendarmerie Command in Şırnak was allegedly shot to death on 1 July 2016 by another private by mistake. He was registered to Erzurum.

(07/007) Death in Prison…

Ceyhun S. incarcerated in Edirne F-type Prison was allegedly committed suicide on 6 July 2016 by hanging himself in his cell.

(07/008) Pressures in Prisons…

According to the news appeared in the press on 8 July 2016, mentally retarded M.Y. who was arrested for stealing money from a shop was subjected to torture and ill-treatment by his cell-mates in Silivri L-type Prison. He was reportedly beaten and burnt with hot water for not doing his part in the cell. He was also not given his medication and had epilepsy attack.

(07/009) Former MP on Trial…

Diyarbakır Heavy Penal Court No 5 started on 30 June 2016 to hear the case against former MP and KJA Spokesperson Ayla Akat launched on charges of “praising crime and criminals”. The case was launched for taking part in the funerals of 2 HPG militants who were also relatives of Ayla Akat.

After the identification and first testimony of the defendant, the court adjourned the hearing to 17 November 2016.

(07/010) Investigations, Detentions and Arrests on the Allegations of Insulting State President…

Construction worker Ş.K. was arrested on 2 July 2016 in Manavgat district of Antalya on the allegations of “insulting the State President” through comments on social media.

(07/011) Ban on Meetings and Gatherings in Mardin…

Governorate of Mardin made an announcement on 1 July 2016 and banned all the actions, activities, demonstrations, public statements, and meetings in all district and provincial centres during the month July.

(07/012) Political Party Premises Attacked in İstanbul…

On 1 July 2016, unidentified persons attacked the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) premises in Ceyhan district of Adana. The attack caused material damage.

(07/013) Political Party Premises Attacked in İzmir…

1 chid was wounded when a bomb attack was organised on 8 July 2016 against the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) premises in Menderes district of İzmir.

(07/014) Headmen Dismissed from Duty…

3 headmen in Bahçesaray district of Van province were dismissed from duty on 10 July 2016 by Bahçesaray Sub-governorate. Headman for central quarter Cemal Taygun, headman of Güneyyamaç quarter Muhtarı Zekeriya İstemiş and headman of Elmayaka quarter Muhtarı Şevket Şahin were reportedly dismissed from duty on the grounds that a court case was launched against them on the allegations of “violating the Law on Meetings and Demonstrations”. 3 headmen were previously dismissed from duty in Van for the same reason.

(07/015) Detentions and Arrests…

Security Forces prevented a group of persons who wanted to reach Lice district of Diyarbakır on 30 June 2016 to protest in the on-going operations in the district. Security Forces intervened the group and detained several villagers. 2 detainees were reportedly arrested on 2 and 3 July 216 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”.

Dicle News Agency (DİHA) correspondent Şerife Oruç, Emrullah Oruç and Muzafer Tunç who were detained during a road control on 3 July 2016 on Diyarbakır-Batman road were arrested on 5 July 216 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”.

3 persons who were among 4 persons detained during a road control in Bismil district of Diyarbakır and Murat Aşkan who was detained in Dargeçit district of Mardin were arrested on 2 July 216 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”.

Ali Nesin who was arrested on 20 June 2016 for being editor-in-chief on watch of the daily Özgür Gündem was released on 1 July 2016 by İstanbul Heavy Penal Court No 14 to be tried without remand.

Dicle News Agency (DİHA) correspondent Özgür Paksoy was detained during a road control on 6 July 2016 in İdil district of Şırnak.

Ali Kaya, Hürşit Palanlı and Turan Öğüç who were detained in Kiğı district of Bingöl were arrested on 6 July 2016 on the allegations of “aiding an illegal organisation”.

19-20 April 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

19-20 April 2016 Daily Human Rights Report

(04/100) Curfew in Yüksekova…

Curfew and operations in Yüksekova district of Hakkari reached 38th day as of 20 April 2016.

The bosy of Yusuf Aşan’ın (46) who was shot to death in front of his house in Orman quarter and transferred to Erzurum was identified on 14 April 2016 by his family. (correction of the news 04/086 on 15 April 2016)

(04/101) Operations and Attacks in the Southeast…

According to the news appeared in the press on 18 April 2016, one of the persons killed during the operations in Sur district of Diyarbakır was identified as YPS member Miraz Başak (Mordem Cotkan).

YPS General Coordination announced on 18 April 2016 that YPS member Metin Ak (Herekol) was killed during the clashes on 13 April 2016 in Nusaybin district of Mardin, YPS members Zaman Kılınç (Zana), Cemil Külter Mehmet Sait Külter were killed during the clashes on 15 April 2016 in Şırnak.

YPS also announced that Serhat Akpolat (Dewran Zilan) was killed on 10 April 2016 during the clashes in Şırnak. YPS member Mehmet Gül (Sefkan) was also killed on 18 April 2016.

1 gendarmerie solider was killed during an armed attack on 18 April 2016 in Nusaybin district of Mardin.

Security Forces reportedly opened fire against a group of YPS members who attempted to pass the border from Nusaybin to Rojava on 17 April 2016. 18 YPS militants were allegedly killed during the incident. 4 YPS members were identified as Kamuran Kavak, Yunus Elif, Şiyar Tarlak, and Barış Erdem.

1 police officer and 1 militant were killed, 1 police officer was wounded during the alleged armed clash that broke out during a house raid on 18 April 2016 in Van.

The police also raided another house after the clash and shot pregnant Remziye Bor at neck and chest who was alone at home. Remziye Bor was hospitalised and her health condition was reported critical.

3 militants were killed and 1 temporary village guard was wounded during an armed clash that broke out on 18 April 2016 nearby Gözertepe village of Genç district in Bingöl.

1 police officer who wounded during an amred clash on 1 April 2016 in Nusaybin district of Mardin died on 19 April 2016 in hospital in Ankara.

2 gendarmerie soldiers were killed and 6 soldiers were wounded during an armed clash on 19 April 2016 in Bahçelievler quarter of Şırnak.

2 persons who were killed during the operations in Yüksekova district of Hakkari and transferred to Erzurum for identification were identified on 19 April 2016 as Nadir Güneç (Bawer Pir) and Seracettin Menafoğlu (Çawreş Gever) by their families.

According to the news appeared in the press, the bodies of 15 YPS members who were killed during the clashes in Yüksekova district of Hakkari were also transferred to Erzurum on 18 and 19 April 2016. The number of bodies transferred to Erzurum for identification reportedly reached 70. 15 bodies were identified and taken by their families.

The body of YPS member İsa Yılmaz who was killed during clashes in Şırnak was identified on 19 April 2016 by his family.

(04/102) Extra-judicial Killing in Şanlıurfa

Hîto Salih (40) was shot to death and Mihemed Reşîd Xelîl was heavily wounded when military troops opened fire on the grounds that they did not obey the stop warning while trying to pass the border from of Rojava to Suruç district of Şanlıurfa province in Turkey.

(04/103) Rockets Launched from Syria to Kilis…

5 Syrians including 4 children were killed when a rocket was launched from Syria to Kilis province on 18 Aril 2016 by IS/ISIS. 5 persons were also wounded during the attack.

(04/104) Hrant Dink Case…

Çağlayan (İstanbul) Heavy Penal Court No 14 started to hear the case against 34 persons including 8 remanded defendants in connection with the killing of Hrant Dink. 2nd Penal Chamber at the Court of Cassation ruled on 26 January 2016 the case against 26 public officers to be combined with the main case.

After the testimonies of the present defendants, the court decided to release the defendants Police Chief Özkan Mumcu and police officer Muhittin Zenit to be tried without remand and adjourned the hearing to 24 May 2016.

(04/105) Ali İsmail Korkmaz Case…

Kayseri Heavy Penal Court No 3 started on 18 April 2016 to hear the retrial of 5 persons (all remanded including one police officer) and 3 police officers without remand on charges of killing Ali İsmail Korkmaz (19).

On 5 February 2016, 1st Penal Chamber at the Court of Cassation quashed the verdict in Ali İsmail Korkmaz Case on grounds of procedural flaws for not taking the final defence. During the Gezi Park demonstrations in Eskişehir on 3 June 2013, Ali İsmail Korkmaz was beaten with sticks by unidentified persons when he was escaping from police violence. He died one month later on 10 July 2013.

On 21 January 2015, Kayseri Heavy Penal Court No 3 concluded to hear the case against 5 persons (all remanded including one police officer) and 3 police officers without remand on charges of killing Ali İsmail Korkmaz (19). The case was transferred to Kayseri from Eskişehir for security reasons.

After the final defence as to the accusations, the court sentenced the defendants to the same terms of imprisonment and gave the same decision. But the court also decided to release civilian defendants İsmail Koyuncu, Ramazan Koyuncu and Muhammet Vatansever.

During the previous trial, the court sentenced police officer Mevlut Saldoğan to 13 years’ imprisonment for “killing someone by intentional wounding” and reduced the sentence to 10 years and 10 months for the good conduct of the defendant.

The police officers Şaban Gökpınar and Hüseyin Engin who were on trial without remand were acquitted.

The court sentenced the police officer Yalçın Akbulut who was on trial without remand to 12 years’ imprisonment, reduced the sentence to 10 years.

The remanded civilian defendants İsmail Koyuncu, Ramazan Koyuncu, Muhammet Vatansever were sentenced to 8 years’ imprisonment, but the sentences were reduced to 6 years and 8 months.

The remaining civilian defendant Ebubekir Harlar was sentenced to 3 years and 4 months’ imprisonment and released relying on the term he stayed in prison during trial.

(04/106) Pressures in Prisons…

According to the news appeared in the press on 18 April 2016, Zeliha Karınca, Elif Ezgi Karadoğan, Hasret Alp and Vildan Sol who were arrested after the operations conducted following the 8 March Women’s Day demonstrations were transferred from Adıyaman E-type Prison to Tarsus (Mersin) C-type Prison without their demands.

According to the news appeared in the press on 19 April 2016, 20 prisoners incarcerated in Diyarbakır D-type Prison were also transferred to prisons varying provinces.

(04/107) Journalist Acquitted in the Case of Insulting State President…

Çağlayan (İstanbul) Penal Court of First Instance No 2 concluded on 19 April 2016 to hear the case against Arif Koşar, publisher of the daily Evrensel, and managing director of the paper Vural Nasuhbeyoğlu launched in connection with the news appeared in the paper concerning the killing of Ali İsmail Korkmaz.

After the final defence as to the accusations, the court acquitted the defendants on the grounds that the elements of crime were not materialised. The indictment wants the defendants to be sentenced according to the Article 299 TPC for “insulting the State President”. At the previous hearing the defendants testified to the effect that they would have committed crime by not making the news.

(04/108) Persons on the Trial on the Allegations of Insulting the State President…

According to the news appeared in the press on 18 April 2016, a court case was launched against academics in Mersin University Hakan Mertcan, Mustafa Şener and Selim Çakmaklı on the allegations of “insulting the State President” and “insulting public officers” through facebook posts:

Mersin Penal Court of First Instance No 11 will start to hear the case on 6 September 2016.

(04/109) 1 May Celebrations…

The police detained 11 activists of Socialist Youth Association (Sosyalist Gençlik Derneği) when they were distributing leaflets on 19 April 2016 in Beşiktaş district of İstanbul for 1 May celebrations.

(04/110) KCK Trial in Hakari…

Hakkari Heavy Penal Court continued on 19 April 2016 to hear the case against 20 persons including Co-Mayor in Hakkari province Nurullah Çiftçi launched after a KCK operation conducted in 2011 in Hakkari.

After the testimonies of the defendants, the court adjourned the hearing to 17 May 2016 for the continuation of the defence.

(04/111) Mayor, Municipality and Political Party Executives on Trial for Self-Governance Declaration…

Erciş (Van) Heavy Penal Court started on 19 April 2016 to hear the case against 20 persons including Erciş Co-Mayor Diba Keskin launched on charges of ““disrupting the unity and territorial integrity of the state”. Diba Keskin was arrested on 15 October 2015 for “taking part in the declaration of self-governance” and transferred to Sincan (Ankara) Women’s Prison. She was suspended from duty on 28 October 2015 by the Ministry of Interior Affairs. 11 defendants are remanded in this case.

After the testimonies of the present defendants, the court decided for the continuation of the arrest of the remanded defendants and adjourned the hearing to 26 May 2016 to take the testimonies of the defendants in several prisons through SEGBİS teleconference system.

(04/112) Person on Trial in Mersin…

Mersin Heavy Penal Court No 2 continued on 18 April 2016 to hear the case against KJA member Bilmez Cengiz who was detained in Mersin and arrested on 7 January 2016. The indictment wants the defendant to be sentenced for “being member of an illegal organisation” and “making propaganda of an illegal organisation”.

After the defence of the lawyers, the court decided to release Bilmez Cengiz to be tried without remand and adjourned the hearing to 27 June 2016.

(04/113) Detentions and Arrests…

On 18 April 2016, Special Forces raided Saxnis village of Karlıova district in Bingöl and detained 12 persons including the headman of the village. Harun Aşit, Deniz Ay, Mehmet Altun and Ferazzeddin Ayak who were among the detainees were arrested on the same day on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”.

During the operations and raids conducted by the Security Forces on 19 April 2016, 10 persons in Viranşehir district of Şanlıurfa, 4 persons including Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and Democratic Regions Party (DBP) executives in Nizip district of Gaziantep were detained.

6 persons including Dicle News Agency (DİHA) correspondent Muhammed Doğru who were among 11 persons detained during operations in Sakarya province were arrested on 19 April 2016 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”.

Ali Sümbül and Hekim Yorga who were among 4 persons detained during operations in Şırnak were arrested on 18 April 2016 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”.

Serdar Gün who was among 3 persons detained during operations in Cizre district of Şırnak were arrested on 19 April 2016 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”.

Former HDP Chair for Sultanhisar district in Aydın province Tekin Akdemir was arrested on 19 April 2016 in Nazilli district of Aydın on the grounds that there was an arrest warrant issued against him.

Fact Sheet on Declared Curfews Between August 16, 2015 and April 20, 2016 and Civilians who Lost Their Lives

FACT SHEET on DECLARED CURFEWS BETWEEN AUGUST 16, 2015 and APRIL 20, 2016 and CIVILIANS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ACCORDING to the DATA of HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION of TURKEY DOCUMENTATION CENTER

 

Between the dates August 16, 2015 and April 20, 2016 there has been 65 officially confirmed, open-ended and round-the-clock [all daylong] curfews in at least 22 districts of 7 cities in Southeastern Turkey. These cities are as follow; Diyarbakır (35 times), Şırnak (10 times) ve Mardin (11 times), Hakkâri (5 times), Muş (1 time), Elazığ (1 time) and Batman (2 times). It is estimated that, according to the 2014 population census, at least 1 million 642 thousand residents have been affected by these curfews and fundemental rights of these people such as Right to Life and Right to Health are explicitly violated. According to the statement of Ministry of Health on February 27, 2016, at least 355 thousand residents were forced to leave the cities and districts they lived in.

Click here to reach the detailed table over curfews.

Click here to download the pdf version of this fact sheet.

As it was stated in our previous fact sheets; the datas over curfews on periodic Fact Sheets and within the Daily Reports of HRFT Documentation Center are obtained through press review, official web sites of relevant public institutions, visual records, statements of witnesses and lawyers, observation reports of political parties and civil organisations and their personal witnessings etc. And whether get investigated and become definite or remain as claims and removed from the annual report if not proved.

According to the data of HRFT Documentation Center, since August 16, 2015 (which is the date of first declared curfew) until April 20, 2016 at least 338 civilians lost their lives in regions and periods of time that curfews were officially declared. 78 are children, 69 are female and 30 are over the age 60 within these people.

It is State’s duty to enlighten all claims of violations  by conducting immediate, impartial, independent and effective investigations, especially over the violations of Right to Life in districts under curfew!

It is estimated that at least 76 civilians, whose information on how they died is obtained, lost their lives due to not being allowed to reach Right to Health. Again at least 200 civilians, whose information on how they died is obtained, lost their lives while they were within the boundaries of their homes/indoor areas. 182 of these people were killed due to opened fire or hitting by a missile and 18 of them lost their lives due to the direct stress effect of curfews on their health conditions. Moreover, 147 of these people who lost their lives within the boundaries of their homes/indoor areas were only in Cizre District.

Furthermore, a subject of great concern, especially in relation to children is the possible presence of conflict waste and land mines in the neighbourhoods and districts where the conflict took place. On March 31, 2016, the day operations ended and a curfew was launched overnight in Cizre district two children at the ages of 4 and 6 and on April 13, 2016 in the İdil district a 4 -year-old boy lost their lives due to the explosion of dud they were playing with which they found on the streets. Unfortunately, there is no information available as of yet on whether preventive, protective and informative measures are to be taken or any action programmed to be instigated on the issue.

HRFT 20 April Fact Sheet Map

Also, there are some facts that are not included in abovementioned datas or to the list of civilians who lost their lives:

There are at least 78 bodies in Cizre and at least 15 bodies in İdil that are buried without waiting for the identification process. Detailed explanation has been made on the situation of these bodies by previous HRFT Documentation Center Fact Sheet[1] dated March 18,2016.

In Silopi district of Şırnak, a 7 months old still birth occured due to gunshot through the womb of the mother. Also, at least 11 people lost their lives by arbitrary shooting of security forces during peaceful protests against the curfews in streets/Squares close to curfew zones or by the use of chemicals such as tear gas where no operation was onging or any curfews were declared.[2]

 

NOTE: Within the context of this fact sheet the term ‘security forces’ is implying to ‘Police Anti-terror Combat Team, Police Special Forces, Gendarmarie Special Forces (Fatihler Unit, Efeler Unit, Dadaşlar Unit which were active units during 90s in the same region), Military Forces and Riot Polices.’ Also, there are some unofficial teams which are both by themselves and publicly defined as JITEM, Esedullah, Hançer[Dagger], Fatihler Teams etc.

 

As of April 20, 2016, Districts where Curfews are Ongoing:

DİYARBAKIR – Sur: The curfew, which is declared on December 11, 2015 is still ongoing on its 141th day (almost 5 months). On March 9, 2016, it has been declared that the military operations are completed, yet the curfew is only lifted partially in some neighbourhoods and streets by the statements of Sur district governorship on 13th and 16th of March.

ŞIRNAK – Center: The district-wide curfew, which is declared on March 14, 2016 at 11pm is still ongoing on its 37th day.

ŞIRNAK – Silopi: The district-wide curfew, which is declared on April 5, 2016 at 4:30am is still ongoing on its 15th day.

MARDİN – Nusaybin: The district-wide curfew, which is declared on March 13, 2016 at 12am is still ongoing on its 38th day.

HAKKÂRİ – Yüksekova: The district-wide curfew, which is declared on March 13, 2016 at 10pm is still ongoing on its 38th day.

Also, overnight curfews between 9:30pm and 4:30am are launched in Cizre and İdil districts

 

[1] http://en.tihv.org.tr/fact-sheet-on-declared-curfews-between-august-16th-2015-and-march-18th-2016-and-civilians-who-lost-their-lives/

[2] These people are: 7 months old still birth of Güler Yanalak due to gunshot through the womb of mother. Şerdıl Cengiz (21-Bağlar district),  Şiyar Salman (18-Bağlar district), Şiyar Baran (13-Seyrantepe district), Mizgin Koçyiğit (who thought to be Güler Eroğlu first- Dağkapı Square), Salih Baygın(70-Melik Ahmet Street), Çekwar Çubuk (16-Dağkapı Square), Hüseyin Hüseyinoğlu (22-Bağlar district) in DİYARBAKIR and Emire Gök (39-Gırnavas Mah.) and Hüseyin Ahmet(22-Işık Önder Street) in NUSAYBİN [Note: In Nusaybin, the curfew was declared first in some districts. On 4th day it was broadened to whole district.] and Mehmet Gündüz (45-Feridun district) in SİLVAN. Also, Abdulsetar Cibara(16-Qamishlo/Rojava) shot by a stray bullet through the border of Nusaybin.

 

Names of the People who lost Their Lives Between the dates August 16th, 2015 and April 20, 2016 within the Districts Under Curfews

MUŞ

Varto: 1. Rahmi Kızıltaş (36), 2. Abdullah Toprak(26), 3.-4. 2 people who are not yet identified

DİYARBAKIR

Silvan: 1.Serhat Bilen(25) 2.Hanife Durak(80), 3.Veysi Toraman(60) 4.Vedat Akcanım(17) 5.Deniz(17) 6.Barış Çakıcı(10) 7.Hayriye Hüdaverdi(70) 8.Ferhat Gensür(17) 9.Müslüm Tayar (22) 10.Sertip Polat(20) 11.Engin Gezici(24) 12.İsmet Gezici (55) 13.Rıdvan Us(20) 14.Yakup Sinbağ(20) 15.Latif Nangir(78)

Bismil: 1. Bilal Bozkur(19/22) 2.Abdullah Sügüci(32) 3.Doğan İnce(16) 4. Şeyhmus Düşerge(18) 5.Numan Halil Kurtiş(19) 6.Berat Güzel(12) 7.Elif Şimşek(8) 8.Agit Yıldız(22)

Sur: 1. Helin Şen(12) 2.Halil Tüzülerk(27) 3.Mehmet Demirel(yetişkin) 4.Sezgin Demirok 5.Şoreş Mutlu 6.Cüneyt Yeni 7.Aziz İlhan(47) 8.Melek Apaydın(38) 9.Rozerin Çukur(17) 10.Turgay Girçek(19) 11.Gündüz Akmeşe(28) 12. 1 male in his 80s who is not yet identified 13.Hakan Aslan 14.Murat Menekşe(13) 15.Erhan Keskin(18) 16.Casim Kaya(24) 17.Fatma Ateş(55) 18.Gülistan Aysal(21) 19.Dilber Bozkurt 20.Furkan Erkaplan 21.Muhammed Emin Erol(33)

Bağlar: 1. Özgür Çelenk(18) 2.Eyüp Çelik(24)

 

HAKKÂRİ

Yüksekova: 1. Fettah Es (adult) 2. Yakup Babat (24) 3.Mehmet Reşit Arıcı(17) 4.Naim Nuyan(29) 5.Ersin Aydın(37) 6.Yusuf Aşan(46)

ŞIRNAK

Cizre: 1.Cemile Çağırga (10) 2.Özgür Taşkın (18) 3.Meryem Süne(53) 4.Bünyamin İrci(14) 5.Muhammed Tahir Yaramış (35 days old) 6.Eşref Edin (56) 7.Selman Ağar (10) 8.Mehmet Emin Levent (29) 9.Osman Çağlı(18) 10.Sait Çağdavul (21) 11.Şahin Açık (74) 12.Mehmet Erdoğan (75) 13.Mehmet Sait Nayici (16) 14.Zeynep Taşkın (19) 15.Maşallah Edin (35) 16.Hacı Ata Borçin (75) 17.Gadban Bülbül (78) 18.Mehmet Dökmen (71) 19.Bahattin Sevinik (50) 20.Suphi Sarak (50) 21.İbrahim Çiçek (79) 22.Mülkiye Geçgel (48) 23.Resul Ekinci(65) 24. Hediye Şen(30) 25.Doğan Aslan(24) 26.İbrahim Akhan(15) 27.Selahattin Bozkurt(70) 28.Yılmaz Erz(42) 29.Lütfü Aksoy(25) 30.Zeynep Yılmaz(40) 31.Cahide Çıkal(35) 32.Mehmet Tekin(35) 33.Doğan İşi(18) 34.Mehmet Saçan(38) 35.Emine Duman(75) 36.Azime Aşan(59) 37.Dikran Sayaca(25) 38.Ferdi Kalkan(20) 39.Abdulmecit Yanık(27) 40.Hacı Özdal(25) 41.Miray İnce(3 months old) 42.Ramazan İnce (80) 43.Kumru Işık(85) 44.Hüseyin Ertene(16) 45.Hüseyin Selçuk(5) 46.Abdülaziz Yural(28) 47.Zeynep Demir(65) 48.Ali Tetik(34) 49.Kazım Tonğ(51) 50.Cabbar Taşkın(40) 51.Sezai Burçin(43) 52.Hediye Erden(60) 53.Besna Zırığ(50) 54.Fatma Acet(40) 55.Bişeng Goran(12) 56.Nidar Sümer(17) 57.Halis Sümer(45) 58.Osman Tekin(50) 59.Tayfur Yaşlı(19) 60.Şivan Cebrail Mungan(24) 61.Murat Ekici(22) 62.Murat Egül(24) 63.Ahmet Zırığ(35) 64.Şükrü Coşkun(20) 65.Nebi Katlav(22) 66.Ali Bağdur(25) 67.Mehmet Hacı Tongut(32) 68.Mehmet Şirin Erdinç 69.Garip Mubarız (18) 70.Veysi/Hacı Elçi(30) 71.Abdulmenaf Yılmaz(50) 72.Yakup Isırgan 73.Mehmet Şahin(77) 74.Emame Şahin (77) 75.Yusuf Akalın(12) 76.Büşra Akalın(10) 77.Veli Müjde(38) 78.Abdullah İvedi(25) 79.Hayrettin Şınık(10) 80.Mehmet Rıdvan Kaymaz(36) 81.Hüseyin Paksoy(16) 82.Mehmet Kaplan(35) 83.Serhat Altun(23) 84.Abdülhamit Poçal 85.Selman Erdoğan 86.Ahmet Tunç(50) 87.Cihan Karaman(23) 88.Rüzgar Yıldızgörer(25) 89.Selami Yılmaz(25) 90.Nusreddin Bayar(20) 91.Sultan Irmak(16) 92.Selim Turay(22) 93.Şervan Kenan Adıgüzel 94.Mehmet Özkul(23) 95.Nizar Isırgan 96.Cengiz Sansak 97.Ramazan Çömlek 98.Zerin Uca(22) 99.Sahip Edin(30’s) 100.Abdullah Gün(16) 101.Yunus Meral 102.Tahir Akdoğan(16) 103.Mevlüde Özalp 104.Fehmi Fakah Dinç(adult) 105.Fatma Demir(adult) 106.Barış Gasir(adult) 107.Sabri Sezgin(18) 108.Abdülselam Turgut(adult) 109.Mahsum Erdoğan 110.Muharrem Erbek(23) 111.Sinan Kaya(22) 112.Mehmet Kulbay(22) 113.Burhan Taşdelen 114.Aydın Erol 115.Ferhat Karaduman(16) 116.Nursel Dalmış(18) 117.Murat Şimşek(16) 118.Abbas Güllübahçe 119.Tuğba Eminoğlu 120.Erdal Şahin(29) 121.Rohat Aktaş(adult) 122.Adil Küçük(adult) 123.Mahmut Duymak(51) 124.Umut Ürek 125.Ramazan İşçi 126.Metin Karane 127.Dersim Aksoy 128.İslam Balıkesir 129.Ömer Baran(25) 130.Mustafa Gasyak(16) 131.Ali Fırat Kalkan 132.Kasım Yana(18) 133.İzzet Gündüz(adult) 134.Berjin Demirkaya 135.Sakine Şiray(adult) 136.Ekrem Sevilgen(17) 137.Serdar Özbek(32) 138.Mehmet Benzer(19) 139.Tajdin Nerse(22) 140.Mehmet Dalmış(31) 141.Mehmet Yavuzel(adult) 142.Rıdvan Ekinci 143.Bişeng Kolanç 144.Cihat Altun(22) 145.Mehmet Yılmaz(23) 146.Cüneyt Kızıltay 147.Güler Eroğlu(20) 148.Mehmet Edin 149.Star Özkül 150.Hasan Ayaz(14) 151.Yılmaz Geçim(15) 152.Mesut Özer(17) 153.Cengiz Gerem(15) 154.Derya Koç(adult) 155.Azad Yılmaz(19) 156.Hakkı Külte(13) 157.Çimen Tankan 158.İsmail Çetin 159.Murat Erdin 160.Hasan Tağ(adult) 161.Agit Küçük 162.Harun Barın 163.Hülya Aktaş(adult) 164.Cemile Erden(28) 165.Mehmet Tunç(yetişkin) 166.Orhan Tunç 167.Veysi Bademkıran(17) 168.Yasemin Çıkmaz(17) 169.İbrahim Temel 170.Yakup Yalçın 171.Felek Çağdavul 172.Fırat Malgaz 173.Yakup Dadak 174.Ramazan Aydın 175.Lokman Bilgiç 176.Hüseyin Kaya 177.M. Emin İdim(child) 178.Tahir Çiçek(child) 179.Abdullah Özgül 180.Meryem Akyol(17) 181.Ramazan Biriman 182.Hüseyin Kayaalp(16) 183.M.Ata Kalaycı 184.Güler Akıl 185.Ahmet Yılmaz 186.Hamza İdim 187.Hanife İdim 188.Tahir Çelik 189.Halil Çelik 190.Mehmet Kalaycı 191.Hacer Arslan 192.Sefa Sever 193.Murat Aslan 194.Harun Çağlı(4) 195.Ayşenur Geçit(6) Besides, there are at least 79 bodies that are buried without waiting for the identification process.

Silopi: 1. Hüseyin Güzel (70) 2.Yusuf Aybi(80) 3.Reşit Eren(17) 4.Axin Kanat(16) 5.İbrahim Bilgin(18) 6.Şiyar Özbek(25) 7.Süleyman Çoban(70) 8.Taybet İnan(57) 9.Yusuf İnan(40) 10.Ayşe Buruntekin(40) 11.Mehmet Mete Kutluk(11) 12.Ömer Sayan(70) 13.Hasan Sanır (75) 14.Salihe Şirnexi/Salih Erener(75) 15.Seyfettin Sidar(30) 16.İsmail Yevşan(55) 17.Necati Öden(18) 18.Ömer Yalman(45) 19.Ömer Maslu(70) 20.Pakize Nayır(25) 21.Sêvê Demir(41) 22.Fatma Uyar(27) 23.İslam Atak (20) 24.Hasan Yağmur(42) 25.Aydın Mete(16) 26.Yusuf Yağcı(25) 27.Şirin Altay (43) 28.Narinç Kızıl(52) 29. 1 male in his 30s who is not yet identified 30.İsa Tonguç 31.Ahmet Tonguç 32.Muhyettin Tonguç 33.Saadettin Tonguç 34.Behiye Erener(45) 35.Rahime Sanır(14) 36.Züleyha Şalk(70) 37.Esra Şalk(2)

 

İdil: 1. M.Sadık Bozeri(57) 2.Vedat Gürbüz(24) 3.Mazlum Kapalıgöz(17) 4.Aziz Akan(30) 5.Orhan Abay(16) 6.Sevilay Yıldız(15) 7.Fatma Eraslan(13) 8.Abdullah Ecevit(39) 9.Mete Ağırhan(15) 10.Ahmet Varlı(15) 11.Veli Aşar(18) 12.Şevki Geldisöz 13.Hacı Karakaş 14.Ramazan Gümüş(14) 15.İrfan Çağlar(24) 16.İbrahim Çelebi 17.Burhan Baydemir 18.Vahap Çıkmaz 19.Vasfi Kaya 20.Abdulselam Güler 21.Fidan Arslan 22.İsmail Gürbüz(19) 23.Hidayet Tek(4) Besides, there are at least 15 bodies that are buried without waiting for the identification process.

 

Center: 1.Bayram Tatar(16)

 

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Nusaybin: 1.Ahmet Sönmez(50) 2.Şahin Turan(25) 3.Selamet Yeşilmen(44) 4.Abdülkadir Yılmaz(65) 5.Hasan Dal(45) 6.Musur Aslan(19) 7.Emin Öz(55) 8.Muhammed Altunkaynak(19) 9.Nurhan Kaplan(45) 10.Şerif Alpar(55) 11.Sedat Güngör(22) 12.Mehmet Emin İnan(55) 13.Cudi Teber (23) 14.Mahsum Alpdoğan(19) 15.Fehime Aktı(56) 16.Hakan Doğan(15) 17.Henüz kimliği bilinmeyen 1 kişi 18.Medeni Orak (45) 19.Rohat Karakoç 20.Hasan Korkmaz(60) 21.Mehmet Pitek(40)

Dargeçit: 1.İdris Cebe(18), 2.Takyedin Oral(adult male) 3.Necim Kılıç(67) 4.Sabahat Kılıç(28) 5.Fatma Kılıç(adult woman)

7 April 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

7 April 2016 Daily Human Rights Report

(04/038) Curfew in Silopi…

After the curfew imposed in Silopi district of Şırnak on 4 April 2016, the houses in Barbaros were attacked with tanks on 6 April 2016.

İsa Tonguç, Ahmet Tonguç, Muhyettin Tonguç and Saadettin Tonguç were killed, 3 persons were wounded when a house was shot by the tanks.

Züleyha Şalk (70) and Esra Şalk (2) were also killed in another house in the same quarter.

Behiye Erener (45) was reportedly killed in a house in Başak quarter when the house was hit by a cannon.

Rahime Sanır (14) was killed and her brother M. Sanır (17) was wounded when they were opened fire while plating on the balcony of their house in Başak quarter.

(04/039) Curfew in İdil…

After the completion of the operations, the night-curfew in İdil district of Şırnak continued on 6 April 2016. Bodies of 6 persons who were killed during the curfew and transferred to Şanlıurfa were reportedly buried on 6 April 2016 on the grounds that they were not identified.

(04/040) House Raid in Bolu…

Special Forces from Ankara raided a house on 6 April 2016 in Bolu province on the allegations that PKK militants were living in the house. 2 unidentified persons were shot to death during the raid.

(04/041) Attack by Unidentified Assailants in Diyarbakır…

S.Ç. (17-female) was shot at head and wounded when she was opened fire from a “Toros” model vehicle on 5 April 2016 in Kayapınar district of Diyarbakır. She was taken to Dicle University Medical School hospital and her condition was reportedly critical. Her aunt alleged that the persons in the vehicle were police officers.

(04/042) Operations and Attacks in the Southeast…

YPS members Rojhat İşleyen (Cilo Botan) and Neriman Koçhan were killed during the armed clashes on 4 April 2016 in Nusaybin district of Mardin where curfew was imposed.

YPS members Zınar Serhat, Rızgar Batman and Yusuf Aybak (Şoreş Goyi Masiro) were reportedly killed on 5 April 2016 during the operations and clashes in Şırnak.

YPS General Coordination made a public announcement concerning the condition in cities where curfew was imposed and declared that Yunus Keskin (Adıl Bılıki) was killed on 5 April 2016 in Yüksekova district of Hakkari.

The bodies of 9 YPS and YPS-JIN members who were killed during the clashes in Yüksekova district of Hakkari were reportedly transferred on 6 April 2016 to Erzurum Forensic Institute for identification.

3 soldiers were wounded on 6 April 2016 in Yüksekova district of Hakkari when a bulding collapsed.

3 police officers and 1 gendarmerie soldier were wounded when an armoured vehicle was attacked with a rocket launcher on 6 April 2016 in Güngör quarter of Yüksekova district in Hakkari.

1 temporary village guard who was wounded during an armed clash that broke out on 6 April 2016 in the rural area of Mutki district in Bitlis reportedly died in the hospital. 1 militant was killed during the clash.

(04/043) Torture and Ill-treatment in Custody…

4 persons who were among 20 persons detained during house raids conducted on 5 April 2016 in Silopi district of Şırnak were reportedly beaten in custody.

(04/044) Unionists on Trial in Adana…

Adana Penal Court of First Instance No 17 started on 6 April 2016 to hear the case against 13 unionists and members of professional chambers who were detained for distributing leaflets on 6 October 2016. The indictment wants the defendants to be sentenced for “violating the Law on Meetings and Demonstrations”.

After the identification and testimonies of the defendants, the court adjourned the hearing to 13 July 2016 for the completion of deficient documents.

(04/045) Gezi Park Trails…

Çağlayan (İstanbul) Penal Court of First Instance No 65 continued on 6 April 2016 to hear the case against 44 persons including 41 lawyers launched in connection with a protest staged in the Çağlayan Court House during the Gezi Park demonstrations.

The indictment wants the defendants to be sentenced for “violating the Law on Meetings and Demonstrations”. After the testimonies of the defendants, the court adjourned the hearing to 28 September 2016 for the completion of deficient documents.

(04/046) Detentions and Arrests…

The Public Prosecutor in İstanbul objected the release of 31 persons including 9 lawyers who were detained on 16 March 2016 in İstanbul. Peace Penal Judge No 1 ordered on 22 March 2016 arrest of 21 persons including the lawyers Hüseyin Boğatekin, Ramazan Demir, Ayşe Acinikli and Ayşe Gösterişlioğlu. After the decision, Hüseyin Boğatekin and Ayşe Gösterişlioğlu were arrested at Çağlayan Court House. The lawyers Ayşe Canikli and Ramazan Demir were also arrested on 6 April 2016 at Çağlayan Court House.

Health worker Ercan Üzün and teacher Fatma Akkaya who were detained in Dargeçit district of Mardin were arrested on 6 April 2016 on the allegations of “making propaganda of an illegal organisation” with the posts on social media.

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) executive for Hakkari province Rahmi Kurt who was among 8 persons detained during the raid of HDP premises in Hakkari was arrested on 6 April 2016 on the allegations of “making propaganda of an illegal organisation”.

KJA member Gülli Kara who was among 5 persons detained in Van was arrested on 6 April 2016 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”.

Erciş Municipality Assembl member Halil Yılmazer, municipality workers Fesih Ağtepe and Abdulkadir Köroğlu who were among 16 persons detained during house raids in Erciş district of Van were arrested on 6 April 2016 on the allegations of “disrupting the unity and territorial integrity of the state”. Former Co-Chair of Democratic Regions Party (DBP) in Erciş district Abidin İnce was also arrested on the allegations of “insulting the State President”.

31 March / 1-4 April 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

31 March / 1-4 April 2016 Daily Human Rights Report

(04/001) Curfew in İdil…

Round-the-clock curfew in İdil district of Şırnak was lifted on 30 March 2016 on the 43rd day of the implementation. The Governorate of Şırnak imposed night curfew in İdil between 21.30 and 04.30.

Bodies of 9 persons who died during the operations and were not identified were buried on 30 March 2016 in Mardin.

(04/002) Curfew in Cizre…

After the completion of the operations, the night-curfew in Cizre district of Şırnak reached its 33rd day as of 4 April 2016.

Harun Çağlı (4) and Ayşenur Geçit (6) were killed on 31 March 2016 when an object they found exploded in Cudi quarter.

Şerwan Bakır (Şerger Mazdek) who was buried in Silopi district of Şırnak for not being identified after being killed in Cizre was identified after DNA test and her/his family buried her on 1 April 2016 in Diyarbakır.

(04/003) Curfew in Yüksekova…

Curfew and operations in Yüksekova district of Hakkari reached its 22nd day as of 4 April 2016.

30 March 2016, Governorate of Hakkari imposed curfew in on Vezirava (Vezirli) village and Çimenli hamlet where operations were conducted.

(04/004) Curfew in Sur…

After the completion of the military operations in Sur district of Diyarbakır, the curfew reached its 117th day as of 30 March 2016.

On 30 March 2016, the bodies of 7 persons were transferred to Gaziantep for identification. 3 bodies were also transferred to Elazığ on 1 April 2016.

(04/005) Curfew in Şırnak…

Curfew and operations in Şınak reached its 20th day as of 4 April 2016.

Bayram Tatar was shot to death and 2 persons from the same family were wounded during the clashes on 31 March 2016 in İsmetpaşa quarter.

(04/006) Curfew in Nusaybin…

Curfew and operations in Nusaybin district of Mardin reached its 22nd day as of 4 April 2016.

Municipality worker Mehmet Pitek (40) was shot to death on 3 April 2016 in front of his house.

Abdulsetar Cibara (16) who was living in Qamişlo city in Rojava region of Syria on Nusaybin border and was wounded on 27 March 2016 with bullet from the clashes in Nusaybin died on 3 April 2016 in the hospital.

(04/007) Children Died during Police Station Construction…

Ayaz Özdemir (6) and Furkan Öner (6) died when the outer wall of Turgut Özal Priamary School collapsed on 30 March 2016. The wall was demolished by a construction vehicle carrying concrete blocks to the construction of a police station next to the school in Ben û Sen quarter of Yenişehir district in Diyarbakır. A child was also wounded during the incident.

(04/008) Operations and Attacks in the Southeast…

During the armed clashes on 27 March 206 in Yüksekova district of Hakkari, 10 members of YPS and YPS-JIN were killed. According to the news appeared in the press on 30 March 2016, 2 of them were identified as Vahit Şahin and Hayat Orhan.

YPS member Ahmet Akdeniz (Kamuran Amed) was reportedly killed during an armed clash on 30 March 2016 in Cumhuriyet quarter of Yüksekova.

The bodies of 12 YPS members who were killed during the clashes in Yüksekova were reportedly transferred to Erzurum on 2 April 2016 for identification.

2 police officers died, 4 police officers and 2 journalists were wounded when an armoured vehicle was attacked on 31 March 2016 with a rocket launcher in Nusaybin district of Mardin.

1 gendarmerie soldier who was wounded during an armed clash in Nusaybin reportedly died on 1 April 2016 in the hospital.

5 police officers were wounded when a bomb exploded on 2 April 2016 during the passage of an armoured vehicle in Fırat quarter of Nusaybin.

5 gendarmerie soldiers and 1 police officer died when a bomb exploded in a house on 2 April 2016 in Dicle quarter of Nusaybin. 4 police officers were also wounded during the explosion.

1 police officer was reportedly killed during an armed clash on 31 March 2016 in Oran quarter of Yüksekova. 1 police officer died and 2 police officers were also wounded during another clash on 2 April 2016.

1 police officer was killed during an armed clash on 1 April 2016 in Yeni Mahalle quarter of Şırnak. 1 gendarmerie solider was killed during the clash on 2 April 2016 in Dicle quarter.

According to the news appeared in the press on 30 March 2016, YPS members Mahmut Sürgit and Mehmet İnal were killed during the clashes in Şırnak.

7 police officers died, 14 civilians and 13 police officers were wounded when a bomb vehicle exploded on 31 March 2016 during the passage of an armoured vehicle in Bağlar district of Diyarbakır.

Military induction centre in Kızıltep district of Mardin was attacked on 1 April 2016 with a bomb vehicle. A Syrian who was working as night-watchman in a construction site nearby the induction centre died, 2 soldiers and 3 civilians were wounded during the attack.

3 militants wre reportedly killed and 1 militant was wounded during an armed clash that broke out on 31 March 2016 in the rural area of Mutki district in Bitlis.

1 militant died during an armed clash on 1 April 2016 in Amanos Mountains region of Belen district in Hatay.

(04/009) Death in Custody in İstanbul…

On 30 March 2016, 1 detainee was stabbed to death and 2 detainees were wounded during a fight among detainees in custody in Şehit Vedat Ulusoy Police Station.

(04/010) Torture and Ill-treatment in Kocaeli…

According to the news appeared in the press on 31 March 2016, Hakan Ergin and Deniz Yalçın who recorded on 30 March 2016 and shared the footage of the children demanding help on the windows of a rehabilitation centre in Kocaeli on the allegations of being subjected to torture were detained on 30 March 2016 and beaten in the Bekirpaşa Police Station.

(04/011) Pressures in Prisons…

According to the news appeared in the press on 1 April 2016, 4 prisoners including a child incarcerated in Diyarbakır E-type Prison, 4 prisoners incarcerated in Diyarbakır D-type Prison and Democratic Regions Party (DBP) Co-Chair for Van province Ökkeş Kava incarcerated in Van F-type Prison were reportedly transferred to other prisons.

(04/012) Person Convicted in Mersin…

Mersin Heavy Penal Court No 2 concluded on 31 March 2016 to hear the case against former Co-Chair of YAKAY-DER Mersin branch Şirin Eruncak launched in connection with the posters seized in the premises of the association. The court sentenced the defendant to 1 year and 8 months’ imprisonment for “making propaganda of an illegal organisation”.

(04/013) Conscientious Objector Acquitted in Muğla…

Muğla Penal Court of First Instance No 4 concluded on 30 March 2016 to hear the case against conscientious objector İnan Mayıs Aru launched on charges of “alienating people from military service”. After the final defence as to the accusations, the court acquitted the defendant.

(04/014) Persons Convicted in Mersin…

Mersin Heavy Penal Court No 2 concluded on 1 April 2016 to hear the case against 5 persons including a child launched for listening to Kurdish music and dancing in Erdemli district of Mersin and publishing the recordings on the internet.

The court sentenced the defendants Vedat Azrak, Samet Bozdağ, Vedat Korkmaz, Zafer Yiğiter to 2 years and 6 months’ imprisonment for “making propaganda of an illegal organisation” S.Y. was sentenced to 1 year 4 months.

(04/15) Academics for Peace Operations…

The academician against whom an arrest warrant was issued for being signatory of the Academics for Peace petition when she was abroad was detained on her arrival to Turkey. She was arrested on 31 March 2016 on the allegations of “making propaganda of an illegal organisation” and “insulting the state and its organs”.

(04/016) March Prevented in Şanlıurfa…

The police prevented a group of persons who wanted to go from Diyarbakır to Amara village of Halfeti district in Şanlıurfa for the birthday of Abdullah Öcalan. The group was stopped nearby Siverek district and 60 persons were detained.

(04/017) Activists Attacked in Ankara…

A group of Revolutionary High School Students (DEV-LİS) was attacked by soldiers on weekend discharge on 3 April 2016 on Yüksel Avenue in Ankara. The police detained 15 activists of DEV-LİS after the attack.

(04/018) Commemoration Intervened in Aydın…

On 2 April 2016, 22 persons who wanted to visit the grave of Ali Arabul, former editor-in-chief of the paper Atılım, in Didim district of Aydın were detained on the allegations of “making propaganda of an illegal organisation”.

(04/019) Protest Intervened n Ankara…

The police prevented members of People’s Houses (Halkevleri) who wanted to stage a protest on 2 April 2016 during in Ankara after the arrest of the teacher Muammer B. (54) for raping male students in Ensar Foundation’s houses in Karaman. The police detained 30 members of the People’s Houses.

(04/020) Commemorations Intervened…

On 30 March 2016, the police intervened the students of Mimar Sinan University in Bomonti campus who wanted to commemorate 10 persons killed during Kızıldere Massacre on 30 March 1972. 6 students were detained.

14 persons in Mersin and 27 persons in Ankara were also detained for taking part in the commemorations.

(04/021) Public Statement Intervened in İstanbul…

The police intervened a group of lawyers who wanted to make a public statement on 30 March 2016 in front of Çağlayan Court House in İstanbul before the hearing of the court case against 22 members of Progressive Lawyers Association (ÇHD). Backbone of lawyer Zeycan Balcı was reportedly broken during the attack of the police.

(04/022) Students Detained in Ankara…

On 31 March 2016, the police raided the Cebeci campus of Ankara University with anti-riot water cannon vehicle TOMAs allegedly because of a fight between 2 opposing groups. Despite the warnings of the academicians and faculty administration, the police threw tear gas nto the faculty buildings. 19 students were detained during the police intervention.

(04/023) Detentions and Arrests…

The public servant Asiye Bulut and Halil Köse who were among 3 persons detained in Dargeçit district of Mardin were arrested on 29 March 2016 on the allegations of “making propaganda of an illegal organisations” with the posts on social media.

Yusuf Polat and Emin Sezek who were detained in Siirt and E.G. was detained in Ardahan were arrested on 29 March 2016 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation” and “making propaganda of an illegal organisation”.

Manolya Bulut, correspondent with the JİNHA news agency and student in Atatürk University, was detained on 30 March 2016 on the allegations of “making propaganda of an illegal organisation”.

Mehmet Şerif Han who was among 13 persons detained in Vezirava village of Yüksekova district in Hakkari was arrested on 31 March 2016 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”.

During the operations conducted on 31 March 2016, 18 persons in Kargapazar village of Karlıova district in Bingöl, 5 persons in Batman, 3 persons in Dargeçirt district of Mardin, Democratic Regions Party (DBP) executive for the province Hatice Dayan in Siirt, 2 students in Sincan district of Ankara, 4 persons in Birecik of Şanlıurfa, and 3 persons in Kasrik town of Şırnak were detained.

Samir Tiryaki and Muhammed Uzun who were detained in Karlıova, Serhat Yılmaz who was among 5 persons detained in Batman, 3 persons detained in Dargeçit, and Hatice Dayan who was detained in Siirt were arrested on 1 April 2016.

Co-Mayor of Dargeçit district in Mardin province Zeynep Sipçik who was among 4 persons detained on 30 March 2016 during a road control in Midyat district of Mardin was arrested on the same day on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”. Kızıltepe Co-Mayor Leyla Salman and Dargeçit Municipality Assembly member Yüksel Oğuz were also arrested on 31 March 2016 on the allegations of “protecting criminals”.

Temporary substitute teacher Hamdiye Saklı who was on duty in Erciy village of Başkale district in Van was arrested on 1 April 2015 on the allegations of “making propaganda of an illegal organisation”.

İnönü University students Taner Evren, Hasan Kaya, Mahmut Derin, Uğur Akın, Hüseyin Sayar, Kerem Çoban, Mehmet Timur and Ümit Doğan who were detained during house raids in Malatya were arrested on 1 April 2015 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”.

4 persons including DBP Co-Chair for Bulanık district of Muş province Faruk Çiftçi who were detained along with 10 persons during house raids were arrested on 2 April 2015 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”.

Nadir Çapan was arrested on 2 April 2015 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation” in Silvan district of Diyarbakır for the photographs he took in Kobanê when he was working for Dicle News Agency (DİHA).

The police conducted operations on 2 April 2016 against the members and supporters of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in İzmir and detained 8 persons including Co-Chairs for the province. 5 of the detainees were arrested on 3 April 2016.

Municipality Assembly member Abdulkerim Akdoğan, Nasrettin Anuk, Rojda Tokçu and Sultan Taş who were detained in Yüksekova district of Van were arrested on 2 April 2016 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation” and “aiding an illegal organisation”.

The police conducted house raids on 2 April 2016 in Adana and detained 17 persons for “taking part in demonstrations on various dates”.

30 March 2016 HRFT Daily Human Rights Report

30 March 2016 Daily Human Rights Report

(03/204) Curfew in Sur…

After the completion of the military operations in Sur district of Diyarbakır, the curfew reached its 112th day as of 30 March 2016.

Furkan Erkaplan whose body was kept in Malatya Forensic Institute was identified by his family on 29 March 2016.

13 persons who died during operations in Sur district were reportedly buried in the garden of a house due to the on-going armed clashes. The buried persons were not identified.

(03/205) Curfew in İdil…

The curfew in İdil district of Şırnak reached its 41st day as of 28 March 2016. İsmail Gürbüz (19) and Servet Yıldız were identified by their families on 29 March 2016.

(03/206) Operations and Attacks in the Southeast…

HPG militants reportedly closed a road on 29 March 2016 in Lice district of Diyarbakır and abducted Justice and Development Party Chair for İspir district in Erzurum province Salih Zeki Çetinkaya.

Gendarmerie soldier H.Ş. (22) allegedly committed suicide on 29 March 2016 in a military vehicle in Nusaybin district of Mardin.

Technician Mehmet Sadık Altürk who was wounded when a riot police department in Şırnak was attacked on 20 March 2016 died on 29 March 2016 in the hospital in Ankara.

1 police officer was reportedly killed during an armed clash that broke out on 29 March 2016 in Dicle quarter of Şırnak.

(03/207) Armed Attack in Tunceli…

Court House in Tunceli was attacked on 30 March 2016 with fire arms and hand grenades. One of 2 attackers was killed during the armed clash that broke out after the attack. Governorate of Tunceli announced that the attack was organised by DHKP-C (Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party – Front) and the name of the person killed during the clash was Onur Polat.

(03/208) Impunity in Extra-judicial Execution Trial in Bingöl…

On 22 October 2013, Public Prosecutor in Diyarbakır re-started the investigation concerning the killings of Mehmet Eliveren (19) and Yılmaz Eliveren (17) on 17 April 1999 in Genç district of Bingöl by Special Forces on the allegations of being PKK militants. The Public Prosecutor took the decision relying on 60 witnesses who testified to the effect that Mehmet Eliveren and Yılmaz Eliveren were not PKK militants. And a court case was launched against security officers after the completion of the investigation.

According to the news appeared in the press on 29 March 2016, Bingöl Heavy Penal Court concluded to hear the case against Genç district Security Chief Ahmet Koni, Police Commissioners Bülent Gümüşay and Ahmet Kenan Çayır, police officers Mehmet Atıcı and Mehmet Yolaçtı launched on charges of “conspiratorially killing”, “threatening”, and “fraud on official documents”.

The court acquitted the defendants on the grounds of lapse of time.

After the testimonies of the eyewitnesses and defence, the court rejected the Public Prosecutors demand for the arrests of the defendants. The court adjourned the hearing for crime scen investigation to be completed.

(03/209) Pressures in Prisons…

Herdem Acar, Şehrivan Çoban and Derya Kurtalan incarcerated in Van M-type Prison were reportedly transferred on 29 March 2016 to Sincan (Ankara) Women Prison. 18 prisoners incarcerated in Ağrı M-type Prison were also transferred to prisons in Giresun and Çanakkale.

(03/210) Fire in Tent City…

3 children from the same family were killed and 6 persons were wounded during a fire on 29 March 2016 in the tent city for Syrian refugees under the governance of Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency in Derik district of Mardin.

(03/211) Journalist on Trial in Diyarbakır…

Diyarbakır Heavy Penal Court No 4 started on 29 March 2016 to hear the case against Jin News Agency (JINHA) correspondent Beritan Canözer who was arrested on 19 December 2015 on the allegations of “aiding an illegal organisation” after being detained while following a demonstration staged to protest in the curfew and blockade in Sur district of Diyarbakır.

Since Beritan Canözer was under pre-trial detention in İstanbul, the defendant testified at the hearing through SEGBİS tele-conference system. The court decided to release the defendant to be tried without remand and adjourned the hearing to a later date.

(03/212) Newroz Celebrations…

Democratic Regions Party (DBP) Co-Chair for Diyarbakır province Hafize İpek who was among 8 members of Newroz celebrations organising committee detained during house raids in Dİayrabakır was arrested on 29 March 2016 on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation” and “making propaganda of an illegal organisation”.

(03/213) Mayor on Trial in Van…

Van Heavy Penal Court started on 29 March 2016 to hear the case against Co-Mayor of Çatak district in Van province Evin Keve who was arrested on 3 January 2016 in connection with “self-governance declaration” and dismissed from duty by the Ministry of Interior Affairs.

After the identification and testimony of the defendant, the court decided to release the defendant to be tried without remand and adjourned the hearing to a later date.

(03/214) Detentions and Arrests…

Security Forces conducted operations on 209 March 2016 against Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and Democratic Regions Party (DBP). 6 persons in Yüksekova district of Hakkari, 11 persons in Muş, 2 persons in Siirt and 1 person in Manisa were detained.

7 persons including HDP Co-Chair for Gercüş district of Batman province Edip Aslan detained in Gercüş, Şiyar Kayadağ and Lokman Ayebe who were detained in Siverek district of Şanlıurfa, Hayrettin Genç who was detained in Mersin were arrested on the allegations of “being member of an illegal organisation”.

Kızıltepe Co-Mayor Leyla Salman, Dargeçit Co-Mayor Zeynep Sipçik and Dargeçit Municipality Assembly member Yüksel Oğuz were detained during a road control on 30 March 2016 in Midyat district of Mardin.