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Turkey's Mass Persecution of Christians and Kurds

Turkey's Mass Persecution of Christians and Kurds

Date Published: 
Monday, 4 September, 2017
Summary: 
  • Yazidis, Alevis and women in the region are also being abused by Turkish authorities, and dozens of Kurdish journalists who have publicized this have been imprisoned.

  • This hatred of Christians and Kurds in Turkey is not restricted to government officials. It is widespread among the public, as well, and expressed extensively on social media.

  • The situation of minorities in Turkey and their persecution by Turkey -- a member of NATO and perpetual candidate for EU membership -- must be told as often and as loudly as possible.