"In the context of war, a war crime is a punishable offense under international law, for violations of the laws of war by any person or persons, military or civilian. War crimes can be committed during international armed conflict or internal armed conflict."
~ War crime.
~ War crime.
Some photos of Turkish atrocities against HPG guerrillas have surfaced on the web. KurdishMedia picked them up, but incorrectly gives the impression that these atrocities were committed during the "recent Turkish aggression on southern Kurdistan". That is clearly not what is said on the webpage where these photos are found. Instead, it is clearly stated that these are photos of HPG guerrillas captured alive in 2007 by the barbaric Turkish army.
A small sampling of the photos:
The photos can be found on the original site here, or on a .pdf at the KurdishMedia link. WARNING: photos are extremely graphic and disturbing. Don't come crying to me if you have nightmares because you didn't pay attention to the warning.
Here's a translation of the Turkish text that accompanies the photos:
You cannot avoid the responsibility of this genocide
As "reverence for the dead" the Turkish army continues to commit crimes against humanity by tearing apart the bodies of Kurds they have murdered!
They have a place for this violence in the AKP government's belief . . . . You monsters, is this your belief?
Here is the Turkish state's crimes against humanity! Can a state become as low as this?
Can the Turkish army refute this crime against humanity?
How are you going to render an account before history for these crimes against humanity?
HPG guerrillas that have been caught alive and murdered in 2007.
We are curious if, in Vietnam, which left a big scar in history, such violence occured . . .
NATO and the West, who gave you the most modern weapons and training to let you commit more crimes against humanity, are also as guilty as you!
Now, compare those photos with the photos of Turkish soldiers captured alive, held prisoner, and released by HPG. Do you see so much as a scratch on HPG's Turkish POWs?
We know exactly who the terrorist barbarians are, don't we? The terrorist barbarians know exactly who they are. And like it says at halkarinsesi.com, NATO and the West are just as guilty.
Remember that fact if any European tourists get blown up this summer and don't expect any sympathy here.