*As published on Ahvalnews on 05.12.2017 https://ahvalnews.com/sur/ancient-heart-turkeys-biggest-kurdish-city-ripped The world’s longest 24-hour curfew continues in my hometown. The curfew that began in six districts of Diyarbakır’s ancient Sur neighbourhood has gone on for two years now. These six districts make up 75 hectares of Sur’s total 148 hectares, that is, about half of Sur. The curfews […]
WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING IN DİYARBAKIR’S SUR DISTRICT SINCE FEBRUARY 4, 2016? When are we going to raise our voices, if not now? 15. Apr. 2016 von Filiz Karahasanoğlu February, 3rd, 2016. After the ban which lasted for several weeks in 9 neighborhoods of Sur was lifted for a few hours, some families used the […]
You have Toledo, Sur is ours!
You have Toledo, Sur is ours! * …And now these historical lands of thousands years are vitalizing. Fruitfulness story is being written over again. The fortresses that witness the history will go to stand up in front of Tigris with all their majesties. Sur will open its doors with all its stature. This precious […]
Can the Kurdish question be settled by killing people in Sur? We are in Surici district with Lale Mansur, Zeynep Tanbay, Ferhat Tunc, Aysegul Devecioglu, Bahri Belen and Dilek Gokçin who came from Istanbul today. We meet Sibel Yigitalp, the HDP Diyarbakir deputy who is on constant watch in Sur. Ms. Yigitalp is able to […]