Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan talks to the media in Istanbul February 3, 2014. Dozens of their colleagues are in prison or on trial, thousands of faceless opponents hound them on Twitter, and phone calls from government officials warn them over their coverage - all hazards of the trade for Turkey's journalists. Government critics who refuse to be muzzled can find themselves sacked. Others avoid trouble, such as the broadcaster which screened a documentary on penguins last June while police sprayed thousands of demonstrators in Istanbul with tear gas. What has erupted in the past few weeks - a probe into alleged corruption at the heart of Erdogan's government - might seem like a gift to Turkey's cowed and long-suffering press.   REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: MEDIA PROFILE HEADSHOT POLITICS)

“Treason” In Turkey: Asking for Peace

On January 11, 2016, a group of academics and researchers from Turkey and abroad called “Academics for Peace” signed and issued a declaration entitled, “We will not be a party to this crime.” In it, they criticized the Turkish government for its recent curfews and massacres in Kurdish districts, and demanded an end to violence against Kurds and a return to peace talks.

“We declare that we will not be a party to this massacre by remaining silent and demand an immediate end to the violence perpetrated by the state,” the declaration said.

  • simus1

    Lies. Lies.
    turks would never slaughter Kurds, ………………. or Amenians for that matter.

    Why they can’t wait for the saudis to show up and provide a bit of distraction while they go about their great task is a puzzle.