Turkey: Kurdish Mothers Tortured for Requesting Peace

On August 7, millions of people gathered at a meeting venue in Istanbul’s Yenikapi area for a joint demonstration called the “Democracy and Martyrs Rally” to protest the July 15 coup attempt.

The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), the country’s third biggest party, was not allowed to attend.

The Turkish newspaper Hurriyet, covered the rally, declaring, “Millions stand for democracy in Turkey.”