78 Kurdish civilians killed, 298 jailed after June 7 elections in Turkey

A Turkish armored vehicle burned down by Kurdish youth in Amed (Diyarbakir) following police attacks

ANKARA (ANF) – Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Law and Human Rights Commission has released the balance sheet for the period between June 17 and August 26 which witnessed a total crackdown on Kurdish population, including murder of civilians, political elimination operations and attacks on HDP offices.

Accordingly, 78 people have lost their lives since after June 7 elections, during which 1,628 people were taken into custody and among them 298 were jailed. Between 4 and 19 August, nine offices of the party were attacked by racist groups.


According to the figures compiled by HDP, 78 civilians lost their lives between June 17 and August 26 in Bursa, Adana, Ardahan, Urfa-Suruç, Kilis, İstanbul, Şırnak-Cizre, Şırnak-Silopi, Şırnak-İdil, Mersin, Amed, Mardin-Nusaybin, Mardin-Artuklu, Ağrı-Sıtkiye, Zergelê, Ağrı-Diyadin, Sakarya, Bitlis-Tatvan, Muş-Varto, İstanbul, Hakkari-Yüksekova.


Between 4 and 19 August, nine offices of the HDP were attacked by racist groups in Kocaeli, Kırşehir, Burdur, İstanbul, Antalya, Adana and Osmaniye.