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Erdogan to be probed for war crimes

Postby Maximus » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:08 pm

A group of lawyers, lawmakers and civil rights activists are urging authorities in Germany to investigate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

It focuses on alleged crimes by Turkish security forces against Kurds in the town of Cizre. Among other things, they say Erdogan should be held responsible for the suspected deaths of Cizre civilians who hid in basements from Turkish artillery and later found burned alive.

Prosecutors are obliged to investigate such complaints to determine if there is evidence for charges.

A group of German politicians and public figures have filed a lawsuit against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accusing him of committing war crimes against his country's Kurdish minority. It is relevant to note that he recently lifted Turkish soldiers immunity to provide them with a legal shield.

Erdogan is not the only Turkish official whom the suit targets. Ex-prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu and interior minister Efkan Ala, as well as senior members of the police and army. ... st-erdogan
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