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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:55 pm    Post subject: Iranian HMI + HPI Parties Condemn Turkey Invasion To Kurds Reply with quote

Iranian HMI + HPI Parties wrote:
Iranian HMI + HPI Parties Condemn Turkey Invasion To Kurds:

The press release of two nationalist parties is an example of national solidarity.


Iranian HMI Party: Condemn Kurdish Massacre


سرکوب کردهای ترکیه ادامه دارد

Iranian HPI Party: Turkey Attacks to Kurdish Region Is Considered As Very Clear Open Invasion To Iranian Nation

هجوم تركيه به سرزمين‌هاي كردنشين تجاوز آشكار به ملت ايران است
http://activistchat.com/PanIranistPartyPositionKurdistan.doc


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United We Stand With Kurds As Part of 200 Million Iranian Nation Against Turkish Army Invasion and Massacre ....

Major News Media wrote:

Must Watch CNN Video: Turkish copters pound Kurd rebels
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/10/30/turkey.kurds.ap/index.html?section=cnn_latest#cnnSTCVideo



AFP wrote:
Iraq's Kurdish leader rejects 'orders' from Turkey

Tue Oct 30, 5:54 AM ET

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071030/wl_mideast_afp/turkeykurdsunrestiraqbarzani_071030095440

ANKARA (AFP) - Iraq's Kurdish leader Massud Barzani said in an interview published Tuesday that he would not take orders from Turkey to crack down on Turkish Kurd rebels based in his autonomous region.

Barzani, president of the Kurdish regional government that holds sway in northern Iraq, regretted Ankara's refusal to hold direct talks on the crisis over the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebels.

"You do not speak to me, then you ask me to do things against the PKK. How can this be?" he told Turkey's Milliyet newspaper. "I am a friend of Turkey but I am not taking orders from Turkey or anyone else."


wikipedia wrote:
Shameful Armenian Genocide By Turks from 1915 to 1917 .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_genocide

The Armenian Genocide (Armenian: Հայոց Ցեղասպանութիւն ("Hayoc' c'ejaspanut'iwn"), Turkish: Ermeni Soykırımı) ó also known as the Armenian Holocaust, Great Calamity (Մեծ Եղեռն "Mec Ejer'n" ) or the Armenian Massacres ó was the forcible deportation and massacre[1] of hundreds of thousands to over 1.5 million Armenians during the government of the Young Turks from 1915 to 1917 in the Ottoman Empire.[2]

It is widely acknowledged to have been one of the first modern, systematic genocides,[3][4] as many Western sources point to the sheer scale of the death toll as evidence for a systematic, organized plan to eliminate the Armenians.[5] The event is also said to be the second-most studied case of genocide after the Nazi Holocaust.[6] To date twenty-two countries have officially recognized it as genocide. The government of the Republic of Turkey rejects the characterization of the events as genocide.[7]

Other Sources:
http://www.unitedhumanrights.org/Genocide/armenian_genocide.htm



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:57 pm    Post subject: Turkey: Fighting with Kurds will surge Reply with quote


Children approach Turkish soldiers on patrol near the Iraq border, in the province of Sirnak, southeast Turkey, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007. Turkish attack helicopters fired rockets into Kurdish rebel positions in mountains near the Iraq border, one of several clashes as government forces kept up the pressure on the guerrillas. Two Turkish soldiers were killed in the fighting, according to reports. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

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Turkey: Fighting with Kurds will surge

By SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press Writer
Tue Oct 30, 5:04 PM ET
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071030/ap_on_re_mi_ea/turkey_iraq_91

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's prime minister said Tuesday increased military action against separatist Kurdish rebels was "unavoidable" and pressed the United States for a crackdown on guerrilla bases in northern Iraq.

Turkish helicopters pounded rebel positions near the border with rockets for a second day and Turkey brought in troops by the truckload in an operation against mountainside emplacements.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told members of his party in parliament "it is now unavoidable that Turkey will have to go through a more intensive military process."


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Turkey's Islamist President Abdullah Gul (2nd R) and his Islamist wife Hayrunnisa Gul (R) welcome their guests during a reception at the Presidential Palace in Ankara October 30, 2007. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY)


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Pan Iranist Party Condemn Kurdish Massacre


سرکوب کردهای ترکیه ادامه دارد

Turkey Attacks to Kurdish Region Is Considered As Very Clear Open Invasion To Iranian Nation

هجوم تركيه به سرزمين‌هاي كردنشين تجاوز آشكار به ملت ايران است



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:06 pm    Post subject: Kurds in Turkey Reply with quote

Kurds in Turkey

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurdish_people

Main articles: Kurds in Turkey, Turkish Kurdistan, Human rights in Turkey, and Kurdistan Workers Party
About half of all Kurds live in Turkey. According to the CIA Factbook they account for 20 percent of the 70 million people of Turkey, thus numbering about 15 million people.[48] Other estimates vary between 12 to 15 million. They are predominantly distributed in the southeastern corner of the country.[9]

The best available estimate of the number of persons in Turkey speaking a Kurdish-related language is about five million (1980). There are about one million speakers of Dimli (Southern Zaza), and about 140,000 speakers of Kirmanjki (Northern Zaza), which has about 70 percent lexical similarity with Dimli. These estimates are from 1999 in the case of Dimli and 1972 in the case of Kirmanjki. About 3,950,000 others speak Northern Kurdish (Kurmanji) (1980).[49] While population increase suggests that the number of speakers has grown, it is also true that use of the language has been discouraged in Turkish cities, and that many fewer ethnic Kurds live in the countryside where the language has traditionally been used. The number of speakers is clearly less than the 15 million or so persons who identify themselves as ethnic Kurds.

From 1915 to 1918, Kurds struggled to end Ottoman rule over their region. They were encouraged by Woodrow Wilson's support for non-Turkish nationalities of the empire and submitted their claim for independence to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. The Treaty of SŤvres stipulated creation of an autonomous Kurdish state in 1920, but the subsequent Treaty of Lausanne in 1923 failed to mention Kurds. In 1925 and 1930 Kurdish revolts were forcibly suppressed.


Kurdish mother and baby near Lake Van, 1973Following these events, the existence of distinct ethnic groups like Kurds in Turkey was officially denied and any expression by the Kurds of their ethnic identity was harshly repressed. Until 1991, the use of the Kurdish language Ė although widespread Ė was illegal. As a result of reforms inspired by the EU, music, radio and television broadcasts in Kurdish are now allowed albeit with severe time restrictions (for example, radio broadcasts can be no longer than sixty minutes per day nor constitute more than five hours per week while television broadcasts are subject to even greater restrictions). Additionally, education in Kurdish is now permitted though only in private institutions.


Coffee shop in Diyarbakır, 1909.As late as 1994, however, Leyla Zana, the first female Kurdish representative in Turkey's Parliament, was charged for making "separatist speeches" and sentenced to fifteen years in prison. At her inauguration as an MP, she reportedly identified herself as a Kurd. Amnesty International reported that "[s]he took the oath of loyalty in Turkish, as required by law, then added in Kurdish, 'I shall struggle so that the Kurdish and Turkish peoples may live together in a democratic framework.' Parliament erupted with shouts of 'Separatist!', 'Terrorist!', and 'Arrest her!'".[50]

The Partiya KarkerÍn Kurdistan (PKK), also known as KADEK and Kongra-Gel, is considered by the US and EU to be a terrorist organization dedicated to creating an independent Kurdish state in a territory (traditionally referred to as Kurdistan) consisting of parts of southeastern Turkey, northeastern Iraq, northeastern Syria and northwestern Iran. It is an ethnic secessionist organization using force and threat of force against both civilian and military targets for the purpose of achieving its political goal.

Between 1984 and 1999, the PKK and the Turkish military engaged in open war, and much of the countryside in the southeast was depopulated, with Kurdish civilians moving to local defensible centers such as Diyarbakır, Van, and Şırnak, as well as to the cities of western Turkey and even to western Europe. The causes of the depopulation included PKK atrocities against Kurdish clans they could not control, the poverty of the southeast, and the Turkish state's military operations.[51] Human Rights Watch has documented many instances where the Turkish military forcibly evacuated villages, destroying houses and equipment to prevent the return of the inhabitants. An estimated 3,000 Kurdish villages in Turkey were virtually wiped from the map, representing the displacement of more than 378,000 people.[52][53][54][55]

Nelson Mandela refused to accept the Ataturk Peace Award in 1992 because of the oppression of the Kurds. After the rejection, Turkish press called him An Ugly African and Terrorist Mandela[56].
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Taazi Thug FM on surprise visit to Turkey
Thu. 01 Nov 2007
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http://www.iranfocus.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=13002

Tehran, Iran, Nov. 01 - Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki will travel to Ankara late on Thursday to hold talks with Turkish officials, state media reported.

Mottaki will discuss Iran-Turkey bilateral relations as well as regional issues during the visit, the official news agency IRNA quoted an Iranian embassy official in Turkey as saying.

Mottaki travelled to Baghdad on Wednesday to meet and hold talks with Iraqi officials.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan visited Tehran earlier this week.

Mottaki has made at least four other trips to Turkey since becoming Foreign Minister.

Mottaki has a chequered history in Turkey and was once expelled for his involvement in terrorism when he was the Islamic Republicís ambassador to Ankara.

He has been accused of involvement in a series of terrorist attacks in Turkey in the late 1980s, according to Iranian exiles and defectors from the theocratic regime.

Turkish authorities had asked him to leave the country in 1989, when he was Iranís ambassador in Ankara, after his role in several terrorist incidents in Turkey became known.

As a radical Islamist in his student days in Indiaís Bangalore University, Mottaki was a fervent supporter of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. He returned to Iran during the revolution and joined the ranks of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) soon after the fall of the Shahís regime in 1979. After taking part in the bloody campaign against Kurdish dissidents, Mottaki moved to the Foreign Ministry, where for some time he was the IRGC liaison officer.

Mottaki was appointed Iranís ambassador to Turkey in 1985 and it was during his tenure in Ankara that the Revolutionary Guard-turned-diplomat became involved in a number of terror attacks and assassinations of dissidents, according to Iranian opposition figures and defectors. In the 1980s and the early 1990s, at least 50 Iranian dissidents were kidnapped or assassinated in Turkey by Iranian secret agents often working closely with diplomats from Iranís embassy and consulates.

On Mottakiís watch, the Iranian embassy in Ankara and the consulate-general in Istanbul were turned into safe houses for agents of Iranís notorious secret police hunting down Iranian dissidents, according to exiles.

The Turkish authorities ordered Mottaki to leave Turkey in October 1989 for his role in assassinations and kidnappings in that country. The expulsion was couched in diplomatic terms, and Turkey agreed to allow Iran to avoid public embarrassment by withdrawing its ambassador.

Mottaki later became Vice-president of Islamic Cultural and Communications Organisation, an agency created by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for export of the Islamic revolution to other parts of the Muslim world.

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