German MPs file war crime lawsuit against Turkey

German MPs file war crime lawsuit against Turkey
Copyright 
By Euronews
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

The Turkish military shelled the town of Cizre in the southeast for five months last year, and then claimed it had killed 600 PKK fighters in its war with the Kurdish militant…

ADVERTISEMENT

The Turkish military shelled the town of Cizre in the southeast for five months last year, and then claimed it had killed 600 PKK fighters in its war with the Kurdish militant group.

Human rights group Amnesty International said the military put two hundred thousand lives at risk and its attacks amounted to collective punishment.

Now German MPs Ulla Jelpke and Andrej Hunko as well as a German singer, Konstantin Wecker, are filing a lawsuit against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as well as his deputy and his interior minister, accusing them of war crimes.

The governor of Sirnak province where Cizre is located, said no distinction was made between civilians and fighters.

Amnesty said that young children, women and elderly people were killed and that snipers and heavy weaponry were used in civilian areas.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Istanbul welcomes Hamas and Egypt to conduct important talks

Turkey cable car accident: 174 people stranded in air rescued

Cable car crash in Antalya kills one, leaves many stranded