Abdullah Demirbas

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Relatives mourn a woman who died after a mortar hit her home during clashes on Jan. 3 in the city of Diyarbakir’s Sur district, in southeast Turkey. Credit Ilyas Akengin/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Entire towns and districts are under siege. Tanks ram through narrow alleys closed off by barricades and trenches. Residents are trapped indoors for weeks because of curfews. Those who venture outside risk sniper fire. Their bodies lie on the streets for days before they can be collected. Bullets fly in through windows and buildings collapse under shelling, killing those seeking shelter at home.

This is not Syria. This is Turkey, the European Union candidate country once hailed as a champion of the Arab Spring. The conflict that restarted here after the breakdown of talks between the Turkish state and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or P.K.K., last summer has turned into a devastating war in Kurdish towns and cities.…  Seguir leyendo »