Tensions began on Sunday morning when Kurdish demonstrators in Istanbul threw stones and firebombs during a rally to protest the solitary confinement of imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan.
Later, paramilitary police blocked thousands of other pro-Kurdish demonstrators from reaching the northwestern port town of Gemlik to stage an unauthorised demonstration. The port is used by Ocalan's lawyers to travel to the prison island of Imrali, where the rebel leader is the only inmate.
Paramilitary troops stopped dozens of buses packed with demonstrators before they could reach Gemlik, in the western province of Bursa.
Turkish police stopped and turned back tens of thousands of Kurds heading
with buses towards Gemlik in western Turkey to carry out a gigantic peaceful
demonstration in support of the Kurdish national leader Abdullah Ocalan.
the story gets Worse.....................
Turkish and Iranian forces have bombarded a number of border villages in the region between the north of Iraq, and Iran and Turkey. [Kurdistan]
The weekly Hawlati newspaper (Independent Kurdish Newspaper) stated that the Turkish-Iranian bombarding of these villages has led to severe physical damages in them.
The newspaper pointed out that the Turkish bombarding of Bishon village, which is affiliated to Bairan in the north of Iraq [Kurdistan], which took place the day before yesterday, has led to the eruption of a great fire in the forests in the region.
On the other hand, the Iranian bombarding of Nazadagh region, near Khwakork Mountain has led to severe physical damages in the village and the death of a great number of cattle that the villagers are raising.
and WTF is the kidnapped Dr. Roya Toloui...............where are the feminazis when you really need them?
Jailed Women's Rights Activist Needs Your Help
Dr. Roya Toloui, a champion of the rights of Iran's Kurdish minority and of women was detained from her home in Sanandaj on August 2. She is reported to be facing charges of "disturbing the peace" and "acting against national security." 'Human Rights First' is calling for her immediate and unconditional release from detention.