29/11/11

Why Did Erdogan Apologise For The Dersim Massacre?

Ruwayda Mustafah



Sabiha Gökçen holding a bomb before the bombardment operation over Dersim with her Breguet 19.
Fato Dersimi was among those who fled Dersim, which is a predominately Kurdish district in Northern Kurdistan. When Turkish troops were killing Kurdish civilians between 1936 and 1939, children and women were instructed to hide in the caves surrounding the Dersim area. Fato sought refuge in the mountains. It didn't take long for the Turkish armed forces to find the caves where women and children were hiding. Her father writes in his memoirs;


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