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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

CPT INTERNATIONAL | Lent 2020: Take Action for Peace

Our #CPTJusticeJourney began at the start of Lent, on February 26th. Since then much has changed as communities across the world respond to the spread of the Coronavirus. While Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) have suspended physical accompaniment across programs, we continue to seek out ways to be present, adapting to online strategies of advocacy and accompaniment in response to our partners’ needs.
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