Iraq

Response to the Turkish Consul General's claim that Turkish military operations in Iraqi Kurdistan never target civilians.

During a press conference on 15 July 2020, Hakan Karacay, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in Erbil, responded to a question about the ongoing Turkish military operation in Iraqi Kurdistan by saying, “We have never targeted any civilians.”

“We are unable to go outside freely and without fear”:  Civilian impacts of the new military bases on Zine Asterokan

Report: The construction of new military bases by the Kurdistan Peshmerga Forces near the town of Warte in March 2020 and the following Turkish Air Force cross-border bombardments of the area in April and May are escalating local residents’ fear of further violence and a possible outbreak of war in the region. 

Urgent Action: Turkey bombing villages in Kurdistan

A deadly Turkish military escalation is unfolding at this very moment in Iraqi Kurdistan. We need you to act now! This week, the Turkish military bombed 81 locations in Iraqi Kurdistan, allegedly targeting Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq's border areas and disputed territories. This region is also home to CPT's partners, who live and farm in this mountainous region with their families, communities, and migrant farmers.

IRAQI KURDISTAN: What is it like to be displaced?

Zewka is one example among hundreds of villages in Iraqi Kurdistan that have become casualties of the political tension and greed of their neighboring countries, Turkey and Iran. For the past thirty years, Turkey and Iran’s air and land assaults have led to the death and injury of hundreds of innocent civilians and the displacement of thousands of villagers who live along their borders

Prayers for Peacemakers 25 March 2020 Iraqi Kurdistan

Please pray for all Christian Peacemaker Teams and their partners as they are affected by COVID-19 and government responses to this virus. The teams, including CPT Iraqi Kurdistan, and their partners are living under quarantines in response to COVID-19. Even as this pandemic spreads, state violence and oppression still affect our partners just as they did before Covid-19 appeared in Wuhan, China.

Oraciones para les Constructores de Paz, 12 de Febrero del 2020 Kurdistán Iraquí

Hoy, recordemos en nuestras oraciones las luchas de los pueblos Indígenas para detener la destrucción continua de sus tierras ancestrales en el Kurdistán Iraquí, en la Isla Tortuga, en Palestina y alrededor de todo el mundo. La sed insaciable del mundo por los recursos que las industrias transnacionales y locales buscan satisfacer es más fuerte que el respeto de los gobiernos por los derechos humanos—incluyendo los derechos de los pueblos Indígenas—y los derechos de Pachamama/Madre Tierra. La semana pasada vimos un ejemplo de esta falta de respeto cuando la policía Canadiense, fuertemente militarizada, protegió a una compañía de combustibles fósiles que destruía la tierra de Wet’suwet’en, tal como las compañías petroleras han hecho con las granjas y aldeas Kurdas en Kurdistán.
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