Security forces ‘psychologically harassing’ people in İdil: HDP
DHA photoThe Turkish security forces have harassed residents of the southeastern district of İdil by loudly playing an ultranationalist Turkish march to prevent people from attending a Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) march, the party has said in a statement.
“On June 13 Monday our MP delegation met with citizens in the Idil district of Şırnak,” the HDP, which is focused on the Kurdish problem, said in a press statement in English released on June 16.
“To [prevent] the meeting, Turkish security forces harassed the people by blaring recordings of a Turkish ultranationalist march by the Ottoman Military Band: a march from the Ottoman age: Your ancestors, your grandfathers, your descendants, your father/Turkish nation is always victorious/Your armies, many times, have been renowned throughout the world/Turkish nation!/Love your nationality passionately/Overwhelm the enemy of the motherland/The damned shall suffer abjection,” the HDP said, quoting the lyrics of the march.
The HDP recalled that the first curfew in İdil was declared on Feb. 16. “The curfew was supposed to be lifted according to an official announcement, but the city is still under siege. During the 115-day siege, 69 people were killed. The local people are trying to get back to their normal life, but the psychological harassment by the state forces continues,” the HDP said, providing a link to the video of the incident.