Erdogan’s blood thirst has reached an all time high with pro AKP lynching mobs literally hunting Kurds. Students are stabbed, laborers attacked and forced to defend themselves, children shot in the stomach by snipers. The mobs are organizing themselves across social media, forming groups and attacking homes known to belong to Kurdish families. Kurdish homes, businesses, shops, bookstores and dozens of HDP offices have been attacked, shot at, burned, vandalized and otherwise terrorized. Several houses with families in them have been burned, thankfully the fire department intervened, only for the fleeing terrified families to be threatened with death again by the mobs; many families in the worst targeted districts are leaving. In a number of HDP offices terrified people have barricaded themselves in as the offices are surrounded with angry mobs. In some of the more Kurdish dominated neighborhoods youth groups have been forced to form self defense groups to defend their families, homes and communities.
Attacks on HDP offices have occurred with HDP signs and slogans ripped off and replaced with the Turkish flag; the Turkish police have been seen helping to pin the Turkish flags on the walls. Other offices have been set on fire. Mobs are stopping local buses travelling between cities and checking civilian identity cards to determine who is Kurdish or not. When the bus drivers attempted to drive off to escape the racist mobs, the police intervened and stopped the buses leading to further attacks against the buses, drivers and civilians. At least two people are confirmed dead with hundreds more injured. In some cases, the police have participated in the attacks with the fascist mobs against the Kurdish civilians.
Meanwhile in the southeastern town of Cizre Kurdish mothers are forced to carry white flags just to be able to carry the bodies of their dead children so as to not get killed by Turkish special force snipers on rooftops. Yesterday a 12 year old child was shot in the stomach by snipers.
Finally, this young boys In Istanbul answered his phone at a bus stop in Kurdish. 6 Fascists attacked hi
m with knives and murdered him in broad daylight. This is nothing new though, because Kurds have been getting lynched for speaking Kurdish in public places in Turkey since forever.
The ongoing silence by the international media is also not surprising. We are forced to reduce our lives, our murders and literal lynchings into hashtags so that we are noticed, sufficiently sensationalized and politicized. You don’t make it into mainstream media anymore unless you’re a trending hashtag. nswered his phone at a bus stop in Kurdish. Six Fascists attacked him with knives and murdered him in broad daylight. This is nothing new though, because Kurds have been getting lynched for speaking Kurdish in public places in Turkey since forever.