Mahmut Bozarslan


Police detain Sebahat Tuncel, co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Democratic Regions Party, during a protest against the arrest of Kurdish lawmakers, in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, Nov. 4, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Sertac Kayar)

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Is Turkey wiping out Kurdish institutions during lengthy state of emergency?

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 | Mahmut Bozarslan, Contributor

Turkey is continuing is massive purge of suspects — many of them Kurds — in the July 15 coup attempt, dismissing thousands more civil servants in the past week.

Who's fighting whom in Iraq's Sinjar?

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 | Mahmut Bozarslan, Contributor

After KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani warned that the KRG may resort to force to expel the Kurdistan Workers Party from Sinjar, tensions rose in the region.

Why are Yazidis being uprooted again?

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 | Mahmut Bozarslan, Contributor

The Yazidis of Iraq who escaped Islamic State assaults and took refuge at a camp in Turkey have been told to pack up and move to other camps.

Turkey’s emergency rule hits thousands of destitute Kurds

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 | Mahmut Bozarslan, Contributor

Like dozens of Kurdish media outlets, local administrations and civic groups, a charity helping some of Turkey’s poorest Kurds has fallen victim to Ankara’s post-coup crackdown.

Turkey's Sirnak now nothing but rubble

Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 | Mahmut Bozarslan, Contributor

The nine-month-long curfew on Sirnak was lifted after security forces cleared the trenches, barricades and booby traps of the PKK urban warfare units. But Sirnak is now one big pile of rubble.

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Mahmut Bozarslan

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Mahmut Bozarslan is based in Diyarbakir, the central city of Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast. A journalist since 1996, he has worked for the mass-circulation daily Sabah, the NTV news channel, Al Jazeera Turk and Agence France-Presse (AFP), covering the many aspects of the Kurdish question, as well as the local economy and women’s and refugee issues. He has frequently reported also from Iraqi Kurdistan. On Twitter: @mahmutbozarslan

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