The Acts of the Democracies




Kurds in Turkey

Turkey begins an offensive against its substantial Kurdish minority. 3500 villages are destroyed, nearly 3 million people are driven out of their homes, and tens of thousands are killed.

Yashar Kemal, (author of 36 books and a perennial candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature) is charged with violating anti-terrorism laws in Turkey. The charges stem from an article about the oppression of the Kurds in Turkey written for a German magazine, Der Spiegel.

Because Turkey is a NATO country and has USA bases, Western criticism is muted. The USA provides 80% of Turkey's arms.

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