Sirnak


Sirnak
   Sirnak is a small city in southeastern Turkey and now also the name of a new Turkish province in southeastern Anatolia. Formerly Sirnak was part of Hakkari province. On the pretext that units of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) were hiding there, the Turkish army virtually destroyed the city on 18 August 1992. Official reports put the death toll at 34, but at least another 500 were killed over the next 30 days. Sirnak thus became a byword for excessive brutality by the Turkish military in its struggle against the PKK. Similar military operations also took place against such other ethnic Kurdish towns in Turkey as Cukurca, Dargecit, Yuksekova, and Lice, among others.

Historical Dictionary of the Kurds. .

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  • Sirnak — Şırnak Hilfe zu Wappen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sirnak — Şırnak 37°31′19″N 42°27′25″E / 37.52194, 42.45694 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sırnak — Şırnak 37°31′19″N 42°27′25″E / 37.52194, 42.45694 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Şirnak — Şırnak 37°31′19″N 42°27′25″E / 37.52194, 42.45694 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Şırnak — Şirnex Administration Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Şırnak — is a town in southeastern Turkey, the capital of Şırnak Province.Surrounded by high mountains, Sirnak is a new and small province of Turkey in Eastern Anatolia, and was once a town of Hakkari province. The Habur border gate with Iraq is here on… …   Wikipedia

  • Şırnak — Vorlage:Infobox Ort in der Türkei/Wartung/Landkreis Şırnak Hilfe zu Wappen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Şırnak — Para otros usos de este término, véase Provincia de Şırnak. Şırnak Bandera …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sirnak — Original name in latin rnak Name in other language Shirnak, Sirnak, rnak, Ширнак State code TR Continent/City Europe/Istanbul longitude 37.52278 latitude 42.45944 altitude 1396 Population 52743 Date 2012 01 18 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Sirnak — Admin ASC 1 Code Orig. name Şırnak Country and Admin Code TR.80 TR …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II


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