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Emin Özmen
Turkish by birth but not Kurdish, I grew up in a culture where the Kurdish issue is ever-present. For years, I have tried try to understand this complex issue, which to date remains sensitive. Kurds have suffered many woes since World War One and the redefinition of their borders. So, since 2014, I have dedicated a lot of my work to the Kurdish community in Southeast In the Southeast part of Turkey, mainly Kurdish, the fragile cease-fire achieved in 2013 between the AKP and fighters Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has been shattered. Again, Kurdish civilians find themselves hostages of a 30-year-old...
Sorry, your search for "Turkish by birth but not Kurdish, I grew up in a culture where the Kurdish issue is ever-present. For years, I have tried try to understand this complex issue, which to date remains sensitive. Kurds have suffered many woes since World War One and the redefinition of their borders. So, since 2014, I have dedicated a lot of my work to the Kurdish community in Southeast In the Southeast part of Turkey, mainly Kurdish, the fragile cease-fire achieved in 2013 between the AKP and fighters Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has been shattered. Again, Kurdish civilians find themselves hostages of a 30-year-old conflict that has already took the lives of over 40,000 people. When the conflict reignited in the summer of 2015, a new generation of Kurds was initiated into the violence. Young Kurdish militants seized control of neighborhoods in towns in the southeast. The Turkish military placed entire towns under 24-hour curfews and shelled residential areas, killing hundreds of civilians and militants," had no results.

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