International delegation to Diyarbakır and Cizre
An international delegation organised by War Resisters' International visited South East Turkey between 25-30 April. The group, including activists from Austria, Germany, Spain and Sweden, visited Diyarbakir, Cizre and surrounding towns affected by the curfews and armed conflict that have been ongoing since August 2015. During their visit, the delegation met officials, peace and human rights activists in the region. The group concluded that the violent conflict between Turkey and the Kurdish PKK has caused enormous suffering and traumatisation among the civilian population of the Kurdish regions of Turkey.
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