The curfew declared by the Turkish state in Mardin’s Nusaybin district on March 14 continues in the 6 neighborhoods in the district with most of the district’s population. The houses damaged during the curfew with artillery from tanks and mortars are being demolished as well as undamaged ones. The demolition has been completed in Zeynelabidin and Kışla neighborhoods while the demolition in Dicle, Fırat, Abdulkadirpaşa and Yenişehir neighborhoods continue. The barbed wire fences surrounding the Zeynelabidin and Kışla neighborhoods haven’t been removed, even though the destruction and pillaging are done. People are not even allowed through to the cemetery in the area.
The sound of dozens of construction machines working simultaneously in four neighborhoods demolished by the Turkish state forces can be heard all over the city. The people try to enter the streets, now turned into open land, and figure out their plots.
At the fifth anniversary of the massacre in Roboskî, we wanted to remind everyone of the stories of the 36 people.
34 people from Roboski and Bujeh villages of Şırnak’s Uludere district, 28 of them from the same family, were massacred by bombs from Turkish jet fighters on December 28, 2011.
As the fifth anniversary of the massacre draws close, those responsible for the massacre are still in the dark. At a time when deaths are reduced to numbers, we as the ANF will remind you of the stories of those murdered in Roboskî.