Mahmut Bozarslan


New concrete blocks are placed next to the historic city walls at the main entrance of the Sur district of the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, March 17, 2016.  (photo by REUTERS/Sertac Kayar)

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Reconstruction work brings more gloom to southeast Turkey

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 | Mahmut Bozarslan, Contributor

Renovation work has begun in the emptied, conflict-ravaged old city of Diyarbakir, where the government's restoration project is being criticized as a security move rather than an effort to preserve internationally acknowledged historic sites.

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.

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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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