Is Turkey blocking attempts to investigate war crimes against women in Afrin?

Apparent censorship of parliamentary inquiries from MPs concerned by reports of kidnappings and sexual violence in Turkish-controlled Syria suggests that the government is actively hindering attempts to investigate these atrocities in the wake of a groundbreaking UN report.

A screenshot of the record of Taşdemir’s written questions, noting that they were submitted on September 7, 2018 and answered on November 30, 2020.
The questions posed by HDP MP Taşdemir and answer provided by Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu.
All four recorded written questions mentioning Afrin, Syria submitted after October 1, 2020.



Researcher following Kurdish politics, Syria, Turkey.

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