Turkey’s political genocide operations against the Kurds continue

Dozens of people are arrested in Turkey on daily basis.

The AKP-MHP government’s political genocide practices continue. While six more people were jailed in Antep, a house raid was carried out in Adana and a lawyer was given prison sentence in Hakkari.


A total of 57 people were taken into custody in a political genocide operation carried out in the scope of an investigation by the Chief Prosecutor’s Office in Antep on November 14.

10 more of the detainees have been referred to court and six of them were remanded in custody; Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Şahinbey district branch co-chair Mehmet Özkan, Democratic Regions Party (DBP) Antep branch administrator Nafi Demir, HDP provincial branch former co-chair Güler Erat, HDP Şahinbey district branch former co-chair Bircan Demir, HDP Antep branch accountant Kasım Şan and Nesibe Çınar. The arrestees were sent to Antep H Type Closed Prison.

The number of those jailed in the operation has thus risen to 19.


Chief editor of the Radyo Dünya, which was shut down with a statutory decree, Medine Gümüş’s family house in Seyhan district of Adana was raided by the police this morning. Gümüş who faces an arrest warrant for allegedly “spreading propaganda for a terrorist organization” was abroad and therefore couldn’t be taken into custody.


Harika Günay Karataş, a lawyer in Yüksekova district of Hakkari, stands trial at Hakkari Heavy Penal Court for allegedly “spreading propaganda for a terrorist organization”. During a hearing on Thursday, she was sentenced to 3 years, 1 month and 15 days in prison. The lawyer’s social media posts of the past 7 years were added in the case file.