Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Main Characteristics of the Regime --III

Dr. İsmail Beşikçi has written a nice article at Kurdistan Post which analyzes the double standard put in place against the Children of the Sun. The article makes good points on Fethullah Gülen's role in assimilating Kurdish children and how state supports his activities. Here is the relevant parts of the article translated for your pleasure:
Main Characteristics of the Regime --III

"The twelfth wave"

As part of the Ergenekon investigations, on 13 April 2009, some individuals were detained. The detained included some university presidents (current and retired) and some NGO workers. Some professors' homes were searched. Home of Prof. Dr.Türkan Saylan, the president of Association in Support of Modern Living (ASML), was searched and some documents were confiscated. Tijen Mergen, who administers "Father, Send me to School" campaign in Milliyet daily, was detained. Tijen Mergen, who is on the Board of Management for Dogan Holding, was released a few days later. ASML was searched, some documents were confiscated. CEO Gülseven Yaşar was nowhere to be found.

When we look at the Turkish press after 12 April, we see a great deal of support for those detained as part of the Ergenekon investigations. Starting 14 April 2009, there have been systematic detentions and arrests of Democratic Society Party (DTP) managers, members, and sympathizers. With raids in different cities, over 300 people associated with or sympathizing with DTP were detained, over 150 were arrested [the number of people detained so far is over 400]. While Turkish press showed great interest in those arrested for Ergenekon investigation, it didn't show any interest in DTP. It was stressed in the press that the Ergenekon detainees were under pressure and the operation unfair. The injustice done to DTP was overlooked, nobody spoke of it. It's clear that there is discrimination among the two cases [Ergenekon and the recent detainment and arrest of DTP-related individuals].

Articles praising President of ASML Dr. Türkan Saylan, "Father, Send me to School" campaign manager Tijen Mergen, and Gülseven Yaşar. The articles described how these individuals helped the needy families and provided scholarships for students. It was told "Ms. Türkan didn't deserve this". Dr. Saylan's poor health was brought up to discredit detainment of these ladies further.

In this article, I would like to touch on a subject the Turkish press didn't mention and tried to hide with diligence. The real intention of ASML, "Father, Send me to School" and "Girls Let's Go to School" campaigns, Multi Purpose Community Centre (MPCC), and Modern Education Association (MEA) can only be understood when these organizations and activities are considered within the context of the Kurdish Question. The Turkish press, Turkish intelligentsia mentions of people who work at such organizations as "modern" and "humane". The main purpose of these organizations and activities is to assimilate Kurdish girls into Turkishness. The understanding is that 'mother tongue is learnt from the mother. Therefore it's more important to assimilate the Kurdish girls who are future mothers'. This is the main reason why these organizations focus more on Kurdish girls. Assimilation is the main reason for the dormitories built for girls at Regional Boarding Primary Schools (RBPS) located in Kurdish regions.

It is a known fact that these efforts have support and collaboration from militarist organizations and entities and Turkish Industry and Businessmen Association (TIBA). There is no collaboration with Human rights' organizations or entities. These issues were analysed in an article titled "What is ASML Giving to Kurds?", which appeared in Kurdistan-post on 19 March 2008.

During the last 25 years, one of the important realities of Kurdish geography has been involving burning of houses, razing of villages, and destruction of sources of income [by the state]. People have been forced to leave their home and made homeless.

[Similar events have been at play for the border villages of South Kurdistan. Iran and Turkey have been constantly bombing the border villages and destroying livestock, farms, and infrastructure.]

The "unsolved homicides" have been an important and continuous phenomenon as well. The Gendarmerie Intelligence and Anti-Terror Unit (JITEM) has kidnapped and killed young Kurdish people, Kurdish villagers, traders, business men, etc. JITEM killed Kurds with torture, put their bodies in mass graves, throw into wells, destroyed in acid wells or incinerated them. It's stressed that number of such murders is over 17,000.

Neither any of the organizations like ASML, MPCC, MEA, etc. nor any of their workers has had the smallest criticism of state forces for the atrocities being committed against Kurds. They won't let such news [news related to persecution of Kurds by state forces] appear on their Internet sites or in the press. The systematic persecution of Kurds is ignored. The attention is given to the children of the families who are made homeless, poor, and in need of help. This attention is a requirement for applicability of assimilation policies; it's a necessity of the assimilation policies.

In the last few years, 7 & 8-year-old Kurdish children have been detained, tortured, arrested, and put into prisons because they throw stones at the police and armoured vehicles. They are tried for 25-year sentences. They are not tried at the children's court; with a modification in the anti-terror law, it is made possible to try the children who throw stones at police or armoured vehicles as adults. These children are placed into adult prisons. Even 6-year-old Kurdish children are detained and tortured. In Diyarbakir [Amed], Van [Wan], Batman [Êlih], Adana, and Mersin there are close to 300 children ages 8-15 who are already in prison and being tried. None of the organizations like ASML, MPCC, MEA, etc. has said anything about children being detained, tortured, put in prison, or tried [as adults]. These organizations [ASML etc] and people who work for them find the persecution policies against children as positive.

Considering the environment in which these children live, these actions [throwing stones at the police and armoured vehicles] could be considered as freedom of expression. These children's family homes have been incinerated and villages destroyed. They don't have a healthy life in the suburbs of cities where they live. No job, no food, no health services, no education... Security forces constantly curse at these children's parents and belittle them. Children's homes are raided often, mother, father, older brother, grandfather, etc, are harassed. Under these conditions, it should be accepted as natural that these children are angry at the police and express their anger by throw stones at the police.



To be human, humanization, is an important goal for every individual, every society. How does one become human? How is humanization achieved? The basic indication of humanization, the main criteria of a human, is the way he treats others. Let's remember Bulgaria in 1985-1988. Bulgaria was pressuring its Turks to change their names. Turks were being told "if you change your name and get a Bulgarian name, you will have a chance to advance in Bulgarian Communist Part and in Bulgarian government. Otherwise you will face heavy difficulties...". Bulgaria's actions faced heavy criticism and blame in Turkey from the state, government, press, universities, and NGOs. Bulgarian authorities were blamed with being imperialist, colonialist, primitive, assimilating, backwards and fascist. Of course, the policy Bulgaria had in place for Turks was to assimilate Turks into being Bulgarians. This was causing big reactions in Turkey. Humanization shows itself right at this point. Organizations like ASML, "Father, Send me to School" and "Girls Let's Go to School" campaigns, MPCC, MEA, and people who work for them were forcefully against the process of assimilating Turks in Bulgaria but they voluntarily implement Turkish state's assimilation policies against Kurds. That's why, here, a process against humanization exists. It's obvious that this is a primitive and backwards process.


Destroying villages and sources of income, "unsolved" murders, hundreds of thousands of people being forced to leave their homes, denial of Kurdish identity, and assimilation policies, without a doubt, aim to destroy the Kurdish community and Kurdish national values. It goes without a doubt that these actions and policies have made life difficult for Kurds and hurt the Kurdish nation. However, it has to be stressed that these practices have been hurting Turkish society and Turkish community values as well. Propositions planned and put in place to destroy the Kurdish community are in fact destroying the Turkish communal values. Turkish universities and press are mouldering away. Hiding and twisting the facts about Kurdish question becomes academia's main purpose. Hiding the facts and events has turned into being main function of the press. JITEM bombed a book store on 9 November 2005. The perpetrators were caught at the scene. We know how the events developed after that. [the military made sure the bombers are set free.]

Firing the prosecutor who filed charges against these bombing suspects who were members of JITEM, Van [Wan] Court sentencing each of these perpetrators to 39 years in prison... Supreme court's voiding of these sentences and the case being forwarded to the military court... Military supreme court's letting these suspects walk away in one sitting...

What do such opposite interpretations of law between military and civilian courts show? It shows rotting of judicial organizations. Yasin Hayal, the person who had a major role in murder of Hirat Dink, was sentenced to three years in Trabzon because he bombed a work place. In Diyarbajir [Amed], the children who throw stones to police and armoured vehicles are being tried for 25 year sentences. These are indications of a rotten judicial system. It's known that the Turkish press generously praises the Palestinian children who throw stones at Israeli soldiers and tanks. Those children and their parents are praised constantly. When Kurdish children do the same, then it becomes "who is turning these children against us?". Having such double standard in thinking is nothing but a rotting of the conscience.

Kurdish Renaissance

The Turkish state, for the sake of destroying and assimilating the Kurds, is letting the main organizations of the state such as judiciary, education, and press go rotten. However, despite all these persecutions, the Kurds are still standing. In fact, Kurds are living a Renaissance today.

How is it that Kurds are living a Renaissance? There has been some criticism directed to Prof. Türkan Saylan from some right wing individuals who are close to Fethullah Gülen. These individuals blame Prof. Saylan with being a missionary and providing scholarship to PKK members. The perspective of these right wing individuals on the Kurdish question is similar to that of state's. Especially, Gülen's followers are trying to promote and spread Turkishness in Kurdish regions under the disguise of "religious and spiritual values". Just like how Kurdish is forbidden to children who are taken away from their families and sent to RBPS, Kurdish is forbidden in the Kur'an schools organized by Fethullah Gülen's followers. Spreading Kur'an schools in the region [Kurdish] is state's policy. Children who attend to these Kur'an schools stay at dormitories. While the state objects Kur'an schools and Islamic movements in the west [of Turkey], it encourages both in the Kurdish regions. State's policy is "to leave Kurds behind, to melt Kurdish demands within religious movements". That's why as far as Kurdish question is concerned, there is a great deal of similarity between Kemalism's Turkishness, which is disguised in 'education' and the Turkishness disguised in 'religious and spiritual values'. However, one can say that Fethullah Gülen's followers have a relatively more humane approach to the Kurdish question than Kemalists.

Rasim Ozan Kütahyalı, published an article titled “Fethullah Gülen and Abdullah Öcalan” in Taraf daily on 22 April 2009. The author says that both Fethullah Gülen and Abdullah Öcalan have support of masses in Turkey and the state and the public need to get used to the fact. This is not a complete view, however. Fethullah Gülen and Abdullah Öcalan are not in the same situation. The line Fethullah Gülen represents against Kurds and the Kurdish question is the line mobilized by the state and the deep state. The state is able to use anyone, any organization, any opportunity, and any means to weaken Kurds, Kurdish movement, and PKK. Left wing, right wing, liberals, religious movements, etc. It's a known fact that Hizbullah [in Turkey] was established by the state to fight PKK, in fact, the patriotic Kurds in the cities. [it seems now the state has openly assumed the role Turkish Hizbullah assumed in the past]. It's also a known fact that Fethullah Gülen's followers have distorted and published incomplete versions of Said-i Kurdi's writings about Kurds. [Said-i Kurdi, also known as Said-i Nursi was a Kurdish Imam who authored the books which Gülen movement republished distorted versions (all references to Kurds and Kurdishness have been removed or altered into Turks and Turkishness). These distorted books are used by the Gülen's movement for religious education]. No doubt, there are Kurds who publish Said-i Kurdi's writings without distortions and criticize the Gülen movement for their anti-Kurd stand.

I have stated above that Gülen's followers take advantage of Kurds' situation and accumulate Kurdish children into Kur'an schools and forbid them Kurdish language, make an effort to raise these children in an environment with Turkish language and culture. The clergy against these impositions are defending Kurdish language and culture. Despite all oppression, great interest in Kurdish language and culture is building among workers, traders, young people, students, clergy, women, and villagers. This can be considered as a Renaissance. There is no way this process can be stopped either. In this context, for sure there will be efforts to develop a consciousness of homeland.


İsmail Beşikçi

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Village Guard System: yet another way to legally kill Zaroken Roj

The massacre of Zangirt (Bilge) village on 5 May 2009 resulted in killing of 44+3 people (3 babies were not yet born). 6 people were injured. DTP pointed out the failure of Village Guard system and requested it's halt. Deputy Prime Minister Cemil Cicek, who said "Kurds are now neighbors with Armenia" after DTP won local elections in Igdir, now says "DTP being against Village Guard system is enough reason to keep it in effect".

Dr. Ismail Beşikçi recently summarized the issue of village guards for Bianet:
Village guard system

At the basis of all the reasons listed above lies the denial of the existence of a Kurdish people. The state’s basic Kurdish policy is assimilation. When some insist on holding on to their Kurdish identity, a rise in state terror is common practice. The village guard system came about in this context. Forcing Kurds to kill Kurds is a systematic state policy. The state did not only give the village guards arms, they also gave them wide-ranging authority. All kinds of illegal activities carried out by village guards against their own people, Kurds, were met with tolerance or studiously ignored by the state.

Kidnapping young women, highway robbery, rape, racketeering, and taking over the land of those who left the villages when they refused to become village guards – all this became more common in the process.

State protecting feudalism

Feudal institutions like tribes, sheikhs, and large landholders have been protected by the state itself because the state can prevent national developments among Kurds with the tribes and sheikhs it has tied to itself. It is true that today’s Kurdish nationalist movement and social struggles and their leaders have emerged from the working classes and poor Kurds. The village guard system offered these feudal relations not only psychological but also material support. It is possible to see these people at public bids. Licences to open petrol stations are given to these people. The dealership rights for certain basic consumer goods are given to these people and their relatives.

The tribal leaders and sheikhs who were sent to the gallows for struggling against the state in the 1920s and 1930s were those who did not adopt the official position.
The state, with it's military can be quite convincing to sign people up to be village guards. Those who decline being a village guard simply have to move away leaving everything behind or their villages will be burnt, they will be shot, you name it. Once you become a village guard, it's not easy to leave being one either. Your "resignation" simply won't be accepted. After the massacre of Zangirt village, 26 village guards in Wan wanted to lay down their arms and wanted out. The military will not let them go. If you keep insisting then what happened at Zangirt village will happen and everyone will get massacred.

Mazlumder (the Association of Human Rights and Solidatiry for Oppressed People) just released it's report to the media. It turns out the people in Zangirt village wanted to lay down their arms and get out of the Village Guard system. (http://firatnews.com/index.php?rupel=nuce&nuceID=7523) According to Mazlumder's report, head of the village has argued with the commander of the military post, located 3 miles from the village. I suppose that explains why the soldiers arrived at the village two hours after the massacre although they were notified (and heard the gunshots too) as soon as the shootings started. But wanting to lay down arms was not the only reason. Some of the villagers wanted to come back home from the west, where they had to migrate because they had refused to be village guards at the time. Their lands were confiscated by the village guards who committed this massacre. These people wanted their lands back. On one hand you have the local military commander who wants to show everyone what it costs to lay down arms and refuse being village guards and on the other hand you have the brutal village guards who are slaves of their greed and want to take over other people's property. The result, 44 people plus 3 babies in their mothers' womb were killed and 6 people injured.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) in Turkey published the statistics associated with Village Guards for the past 17 years. HRW wants the village guard system to come to a halt. The report specifies the incidents annually. HRW built the data from applications made to them and the news. Here is a summary of atrocities committed from 1992 to 2009:
Number of villages burnt down: 38
Number of villages vacated: 14
Rape and harassment: 12
Kidnapping: 22
Assault with firearms: 294
Number of civilians killed: 183
Number of civilians wounded: 259
Number of people went missing at their hands: 2
Number of civilians executed: 50
Number of extortions: 70
Number of people tortured and mistreated: 562
Number of people detained: 59
Number of people forced to suicide: 9
Number of forest arsons: 17

Killing and wounding of civilians

1992-2002: 132 killed, 176 wounded
2003: 12 killed, 17 wounded
2004: 12 killed, 21 wounded
2005: 3 wounded
2006: 3 killed, 9 wounded
2007: 6 killed, 4 wounded
2008: 18 killed, 23 wounded
January-March 2009: 6 wounded
[Zangirt (Bilge) Village massacre included, 2009: 44+3 Dead (3 women were pregnant), 12 wounded as of May 7]

Torture and ill treatment of individuals

1992-2002: 454 people
2003: 30 people
2004: 17 people
2005: 21 people
2006: 11 people
2007: 14 people
2008: 14 people
January-March 2009: 1 person [does leaving 70 children as orphans cause ill treatment? You figure this one out!]
The act that defines village guards' power is kept secret and not shared with the public. A pretty convenient way to keep the heroin trade going, isn't it?

Saturday, 2 May 2009

351 Kurdish Children Killed by Turkish Security Forces

In the past 20 years, 351 Kurdish children and babies were killed by Turkish security forces. The highest number of Kurdish children killed was in 1992. In 1992, the state murdered 115 Kurdish children and babies. Here is a chart showing how many Kurdish children and babies were killed during the past 20 years:
An optimist could claim that the number of children and babies murdered by the state is decreasing. You may think that the fascist forces have developed some compassion toward kids. This is wrong, however. They are just not firing bullets upon children as much now (this may be considered in the EU compliance context!). This statistic doesn't include children who have been beaten, like what happened recently in Colemerg (Hakkari). 16 year old İ.Ş who lost his left eye, 10 year old Ş.B. who's skull has been fractured, and the babies who were hurt because security forces got too trigger happy with their tear gas and repeatedly and randomly keep shooting them into houses are not included in this list. After all, it was the prime minister who said "women, children, whoever it is, the security forces will do whatever is necessary". Compassion just-does-not-mean shooting children with gas canisters nor does it mean beating children to death with butts of weapons then throwing them into prison. Speaking of imprisoning children:
Over 1,500 [Kurdish] children on trial

In answer to a motion in parliament, Minister of Justice Mehmet Ali Şahin reported that 1,572 [Kurdish] children were put on trial in 2006 and 2007 for “terrorism crimes” under the Turkish Penal Code and the Anti-Terrorism Law. 174 [Kurdish] children were convicted, 92 of them in Diyarbakır [Amed], in the southeast [Kurdistan] of Turkey.

The list of murdered children and babies is below and it tells a story to the careful eye. For example, pay attention to how many people have been killed in March, around Newroz of 1992. Also pay attention to last names. For example, look at 6 and 7 November 1992. It seems they killed whole families.

Detailed list of Kurdish children and babies murdered by the state:
(adapted from http://firatnews.com/index.php?rupel=nuce&nuceID=6884)
day (if known) Month: Name Surname (age), Location

1989 (Total number of children killed: 2)
19 July: Mahmut Yaşar (10), Şırnak
20 September: Fahrettin Ertaş (10), Şırna

1990 (Total number of children killed: 21)
20 March: Abidin Tuncer (10), Cizre
1 April: Berivan Kara (1), Uludere
1 April: Behecan Kara (9), Uludere
31 May: Canan Özen (8), Derik
10 June: Rahime Kayran (10), Basa
10 June: Meryem Kayran (10), Basa
10 June: Taibet Öner (3), Basa
10 June: Vasfiye Öner (10), Basa
10 June: Sait Kahraman (4). Basa
10 June: Hayrettin Öner (5), Basa
10 June: Fatma Kayran (15), Basa
10 June: Mehmet Kayran (5), Basa
10 June: Hüseyin Kayran (3), Basa
10 June: Haniye Özdemir (10,) Basa
10 June: Takviye Öner (15), Basa
10 June: Ömer Bestaş (16), Basa
14 June: Cevdet Güler (14), Hakkâri
14 June: Fehime Güler (9), Hakkâri
6 August: Faruk Aktuğ (13), Silopi
30 October: Ş. Pınar (11)
12 December: Hadi Dalan (11), Lice

1991 (Total number of children killed: 12)
28 February: Salih Talayhan (17), Şırnak
4 May: Murat Ardıç (13), Bingöl
8 June: Emine Latifeci (11), Hazro
25 June: Rinde Latifeci (13), Hazro
10 July: Behzat Özkan (14), Diyarbakır
3 August: Hediye Dilçe (18), Cizre
12 August: Ferzan Ceylan (12), Dargeçit
12 August: Abdullah Ceylan (12), Dargeçit
6 September: Ömür Eriş (11), Kurtalan
20 October: Nezahat Kızıl (6), Siirt
20 November: İsmet Mirzaoğlu (15), Ahlât
24 December: Veysi Aktaş (13), Lice

1992 (Total number of children killed: 115)
6 January: Emine Turan, Nusaybin
14 February: Seyfettin Kapkaçin (18), Mardin
14 February: Abdülselam Özbey (15), Mardin
15 March: Mehmet Evren (12), Cizre
18 March: Vesile Say (9), Dargeçit
18 March: Bedia Say (15), Dargeçit
18 March: Yasin Say (17), Dargeçit
18 March: Sami Say (10), Dargeçit
19 March: Hıdır Acet, Nusaybin
21 March: Muhrise Altay (18), Cizre
21 March: Hüseyin Altan (14), Cizre
21 March: İsmet Arvas (16), Van
21 March: Çetin Bayram (16), Van
21 March: Davut Soyvural (15), Gercüş
21 March: Mehmet Emin Acar (10), Şırnak
21 March: Nebat Kakuç (17), Şırnak
21 March: Bülent Zeyrek (16), Şırnak
21 March: Emin Tetik (15), Şırnak
21 March: Mehdi Günen (9), Şırnak
21 March: Halil Bebek (2), Nusaybin
21 March: Ahmet Kaya (1), Nusaybin
21 March: Fatma Kaçmaz (4), Yüksekova
22 March: Hatice Acar (5), Şırnak
22 March: Kadriye Kakın (17), Şırnak
22 March: Mehmet Nezir (13), Şırnak
24 March: Medeni Aydın (18), Batman
24 March: Bahri Çınar (12), Ömerli
25 March: Nihat Celasun (14), Cizre
25 March: Fatma Kaçmaz (14), Yüksekova
25 March: Medeni Tunç (14), Siirt
25 March: Medine Sevgi (18), Siirt
27 March: Süleyman Ayal (14), Urfa
29 March: Bişeng Anık (16), Şırnak
29 March: Mehmet Ekinci (7), Mazıdağı
29 March: Şeyhmus Aktürk (16), Dargeçit
11 April: Yasin Çetin (16), Mevzitepe
11 April: Hasan Ayar (11), Mevzitepe
17 April: Cazım Kortak (17), Savur
17 April: Mustafa Ok (18), Savur
18 April: Metin Kıratlı (10), Yüksekova
21 April: Yusuf Bodur (1), Midyat
21 April: Abdurrahman Yeşilmen (12), Midyat
21 April: Hamza Bulut (8), Midyat
22 April: Ayşe Balım (18), Silopi
4 May: Bişar Bilen (10), Uludere
4 May: Hanım Tunç (12), Uludere
9 May: Sıraç Nergis (17), Nusaybin
9 May: Selim Ata (17), Nusaybin
9 May: Sait Sağlam (17), Nusaybin
3 June: Mehmet Naif Çevik (9), Nusaybin
10 June: Kemal Şili (18), Tatvan
10 June: Mahmut Güreş (12), Tatvan
12 June: Emir Eyvani (7), Muş
22 June: Gülbahar Tunç (8), Gercüş
22 June: Behçet Tunç (17), Gercüş
22 June: Abdurrahman Gök (14), Gercüş
22 June: Şükrü Gök (10), Gercüş
22 June: Sultan Gök (12), Gercüş
22 June: Emrullah Gök (4), Gercüş
22 June: Haşim Gök (3), Gercüş
22 June: Yeni doğmuş bir bebek, Gercüş
26 June: Medine Kartal (18), İdil
27 June: Yılmaz Tatar (12), Şırnak
June: Abdülcelil Toy (14), Siirt
June: Sadık Turlu (15), Siirt
11 July: Gülistan Evin (6), Şemdinli
11 July: Rehan Evin (8), Şemdinli
22 July: Abdurrahman Akbalık (17), Nusaybin
25 July: Kadir Balık (13), Dicle
28 July: Nurcan Özatak (2), Hakkâri
July: Zuhal Avcı (9), Kulp
July: Çiğdem Esmer (10), Kulp
6 August: Hüseyin Bayılmaz (10), Nusaybin
10 August: Mehmet Erbek (12), Mardin
22 August: Zeliha Nasanlı (10), Siverek
23 August: Murat Dağkeser (10), Siverek
23 August: Orhan Dağkeser (4), Siverek
23–24 August: İbrahim Artunç (7), Şırnak
23–24 August: Remziye Artunç (10), Şırnak
23–24 August: Güler Sökmen (3), Şırnak
23–24 August: Veysi Sökmen (6), Şırnak
23–24 August: Sema Sökmen (9), Şırnak
23–24 August: Gülüm Güngen (6), Şırnak
23–24 August: Medine Güngen (14),Şırnak
5 September: Fuat Keskin (14), Doğubeyazıt
7 September: Mesut Dündar (15), Cizre
10 September: Cumali Çetrez (9), Hamur
10 September: Şefika Çetrez (7), Hamur
18 September: Ahmet Alan (10), Solhan
1 October: Hüseyin Esrai (16), Kars
3 October: Aziz Bal (17), Dargeçit
20 October: Sinan Demirtaş (18), Nusaybin
24 October: Zeyni Dağ (17), Nusaybin
1 November: Devrim Eleftoz (1), Silvan
5 November: Şurzan Demirkapı (16), Kovancılar
6 November: Milet Samur (14), Şemdinli
6 November: İkmal Samur (18), Şemdinli
6 November: Gülsüme Samur (4), Şemdinli
6 November: Reber Samur (1), Şemdinli
7 November: Şivan Çığırga (3), Cizre
7 November: Nadire Çığırga (10), Cizre
7 November: Sinem Çığırga (13), Cizre
7 November: Fatma Çığırga (9), Cizre
7 November: Bahar Çığırga (7), Cizre
22 November: Coşkun Benzer (12), Kilis
22 November: Fırat Geçmez (18), Silvan
3 December: Mehmet İşler (18), Midyat
6 December: Melek Bora (10), Dargeçit
16 December: Garibe Karasakal (18), Nusaybin
17 December: Veysi Başar (8), Diyarbakır
17 December: Fatma Can (17), Diyarbakır
24 December: Nafi Kalemli (14), Viranşehir
December: Hüseyin Ensari (16), Kars
December: Mehmet Yusufi (15), Başkale
December: November Oval (14), Yüksekova

1993 (Total number of children killed: 66)
11 January: Gülistan İşiyok (12), Kulp
12 January: Nezir Ergün (8), Cizre
12 January: Hacer Ergün (6), Cizre
12 January: Hıdır Ergün (17), Cizre
31 January: Naze Ekici (12), Şırnak
31 January: Şemsi Ekici (4), Şırnak
31 January: Hamza Ekici (6), Şırnak
17 February: Esra Saçaklı (8), Silvan
20 February: Abide Ekin (3), Basa
7 May: Gürgiz Bayındır (5), İdil
23 May: Naim Aslan, Yüksekova
25 May: Semra Bayram, Silvan
18 June: İrfan Fidan (17), Savur
7 July: Mahmut Aydemir, Silopi
7 July: Fadile Aydemir (6), Silopi
7 July: Ayşe Yıldız, Silopi
11 July: Dinçer Levent (16), Hamur
11 July: Feride Levent (15), Hamur
13 July: Canan Çiftçi, Diyadin
13 July: Dilşah Çiftçi, Diyadin
13 July: Ender Çiftçi, Diyadin
13 July: Ruken Çiftçi (6), Diyadin
20 July: Azad Sabırlı (7), Bahçesaray
20 July: Yunus Sabırlı (2), Bahçesaray
20 July: Bahar Turan (3), Bahçesaray
20 July: Sevil Ağaç (7), Bahçesaray
20 July: Suzan Turan (10), Bahçesaray
20 July: Yıldız Güzel (13), Bahçesaray
20 July: Nezahat Elmalı (12), Bahçesaray
20 July: Eylem Elmalı (4), Bahçesaray
20 July: Azime Elmalı (14), Bahçesaray
20 July: Muhammet Yaşar (8), Bahçesaray
20 July: Hanım Yaşar (4), Bahçesaray
20 July: Hürriyet Sevgili (12), Bahçesaray
24 July: C. M. (12), Silvan
30 July: Elif Rani (7), Pazarcık
30 July: Gözde Rani (4), Pazarcık
14 August: Zeynep Çağdavul (18), Digor
14 August: Selvi Çağdavul (16), Digor
14 August: Gülistan Çağdavul (18), Digor
14 August: Yeter Keremciler (14), Digor
14 August: Zarife Boylu (16), Digor
14 August: Necla Geçener (14), Digor
August: Seyhan Doğan (12), Dargeçit
August: Abdurrahman Coşkun (18), Dargeçit
August: M. Emin Aslan (18), Dargeçit
11 September: Seyithan Balçık, Cizre
11 September: Mesut Balçık, Cizre
13 September: Yusuf Bozkurt (14), Şırnak
13 September: Halit Akıl (12), Şırnak
21 September: Ahmet Arcagök (11), Diyarbakır
28 September: İdris Ülüş (12), Yüksekova
30 September: Sercan Ülüş (7), Yüksekova
2 October: Şakir Öğüt (7) Altınova/Muş
2 October: Cihan Öğüt (4) Altınova/Muş
2 October: M. Şirin Öğüt (1) Altınova/Muş
2 October: Aycan Öğüt (6) Altınova/Muş
2 October: Çınar Öğüt (3) Altınova/Muş
9 October: Zana Zoğurlu (16), Lice
9 October: Lokman Zoğurlu (17), Lice
10 October: Yalçın Yaşa (13) Diyarbakır
22 October: Dilbirin Canpolat (3,5), Lice
22 October: Suna Canpolat (2), Lice
22 October: Hüseyin Canpolat (15),Lice
17 December: Halil Leco (13), Ovacık
December: Mahmut Erol (15), Dargeçit

1994 (Total number of children killed: 87)
3 January: B. A. (12), Hani
5 January: Keko Gül (12), Adana
6 January: Ali Katmış (1), Cizre
7 January: A. Halim Rüzgâr (12), Batman
10 January: Muhammet Bilgiç (5), Cizre
10 January: Ahmet Bilgiç (6), Cizre
14 January: Azad Önen (16), Diyarbakır
18 January: Süleyman Gün (15), Diyarbakır
25 January: Ahmet Efe (8), Diyarbakır
13 February: İbrahim Şeflik (5), Silopi
16 February: Hakan Yalçın (14), Diyarbakır
23 February: Bilavşan Asper (17), Tatvan
26 February: Sevgi Asma (7), Kurtalan
26 February: Sohbet Öngün (3), Sason
26 February: Hanifi Yıldız (13), Sason
26 February: Hüseyin Tekin (16), Sason
1 March: R. A. (3), Kızıltepe
19 March: Ferman Cingöz (16), Lice
27 March: Mirza Yıldırım (3), Şırnak
27 March: Mehmet Yıldırım (15), Şırnak
27 March: Abdülkerim Yıldırım (2), Şırnak
27 March: İrfan Yıldırım (5), Şırnak
27 March: Xunaf Yıldırım (3), Şırnak
27 March: Çiçek Benzer (2), Şırnak
27 March: Ali Benzer (7), Şırnak
27 March: Ayşe Benzer (1), Şırnak
27 March: Ömer Benzer (12), Şırnak
27 March: Abdurrahman Benzer (4), Şırnak
10 April: İlhami Menteş (12), Lice
10 April: Raif Menteş (13), Lice
27 April: Keziban Kalkan (15), Genç
28 May: Tuncer Güler (11), Ağrı
30 May: Şerif Ekin (13), Basa
2 June: Ahmet Kaya (13), Yüksekova
2 June: Hasan Demir (14), Yüksekova
5 June: Didar Elmas (7), Ovacık
8 June: Barzan…. (2), Silvan
25 June: Hüsnü Turan (10), Nusaybin
25 June: Eylem Tur (13), Nusaybin
25 June: Süleyman Erik (9), Nusaybin
25 June: Emrullah Zeybek (10), Bitlis
25 June: Hikmet Argün (13), Bitlis
27 June: Xanime Sincar (17), Ömerli
28 June: Hayri Yüksel (15), Ömerli
4 July: Atilla Kılıç (14), Kozluk
8 July: Nurullah Solhan (16), Kızıltepe
8 July: Emrullah Solhan (14), Kızıltepe
8 July: Selma Solhan (7), Kızıltepe
11 July: A. Menaf Tunç (14), Siirt
16 July: Kenan Dartan (12), Kozluk
31 July: Gültekin Acet (10), Bismil
5 August: Abdullah Kamçı (16), Yüksekova
8 August: Sedat Barış (18), Batman
12 August: Netice Coşkun (14), Kulp
12 August: Mümine Zümrüt (18), Kulp
15 August: Çelebi Özgüç (15), Savur
15 August: İshak Özgüç (13), Savur
22 August: Savaş Ateş (11), Dicle
22 August: Halit Güneş (13), Dicle
22 August: Bayram Güneş (13), Dicle
22 August: Vedat Balta (12), Dicle
22 August: İbrahim Balta (13), Dicle
22 August: İsa Can (15), Dicle
1 September: Nurettin Doruk (18), Diyarbakır
13 September: Sadettin Doğan (10), Lice
15 September: Sedat Öner (7), Eruh
15 September: Mehmet Sercan (9), Eruh
15 September: Cemşit Adıgüzel (13), Eruh
20 September: Şükran Yıldız (11), Çukurca
25 September: Dilek Serin (3), Dersim
25 September: Yeter Işık (16), Dersim
25 September: Elif Işık (18), Dersim
25 September: Recep Tartar (8), Genç
25 September: Kürdiye Savaş (8), Genç
25 September: Emrah Tartar (8), Genç
25 September: Faruk Savaş (11), Genç
2 October: Filiz Kayış, Ceylanpınar
3 October: İlyas Yiğit (6), Çat
3 October: Adil Boztaş (10), Kağızman
9 October: Nurşan Bulut (13), Palu
10 October: Mehmet Üste (12), Pazarcık
31 October: Hamdi Dündar (18), Yüksekova
31 October: Fikri Yılmaz (15), Yüksekova
18 November: Cüneyt Tarhan (11), Tatvan
1 December: Yunus Turgut (13), Silopi
December: Hasip Kaya (9), Doğubayazıt
December: Yılmaz Kaya (10), Doğubayazıt

1995 (Total number of children killed: 7)
April: Erol Öztunç (2), Uludere
17 May: Ahmet Bulut (10), Ömerli
17 May: Rahim Kumru (10), Ömerli
25 May: Dinar Aras (12), Iğdır 1995
25 May: Cüneyt Aras (6), Iğdır
25 May: Ergün Aras (3), Iğdır
25 May: Ferdi Aras (2), Iğdır

1996 (Total number of children killed: 6)
2 May: Hazal Sevim (17), Baykan
8 August: Dilan Bayram (2), Adana
8 August: Berivan Bayram (4), Adana
13 November: Hatice Bozaslan (17), Derik
2 December: Oktan Çaçan (14), Diyarbakır
11 December: Mehmet Banan (15), Midyat

1997 (Total number of children killed: 7)
6 March: Musa Adsız (12), Akçakale
23 April: M. Şerif Öztürk (11), Kızıltepe
25 April: Muhammet Kulçur (12), Dumlu/ Erzurum
25 April: Gökhan Kulçur (10), Dumlu/ Erzurum
8 May: Fedai Öğürce (4), Pasinler
10 November: M. Özdemir (17), Ceylanpınar
11 November: Bilal Alanca (5), Nusaybin

1998 (Total number of children killed: 2)
January: Fatih Kaya (18), Batman
15 March: Engin Ceylan (14), Lice

1999 (Total number of children killed: 12)
14 March: Tugay Ergin (10), Hani
26 March: Abdurrahman Gezer (18), Osmaniye
17 April: Yılmaz Elüstü (17), Genç
15 May: Kenan Oğuz, Erzurum
15 May: Deniz Oğuz, Erzurum
15 May: Cansu Oğuz, Erzurum
20 June: Mehmet Algan (11), İdil
1 August: Fırat Çiçek (9), Elazığ
1 August: Onur Şahin (11), Elazığ
1 August: Sedat Karakoç (14), Elazığ,
17 August: Şaban Çadıroğlu (15), Van
25 September: İnan Cila (11), Ovacık

2000 (Total number of children killed: 3)
Serdar Günerci (17), Diyarbakır
Welat Şedal (10), Yüksekova
İsmail Şedal (8), Yüksekova

2004 (Total number of children killed: 1)
21 November: Uğur Kaymaz (12), Mardin

2006 (Total number of children killed: 8)
29 March: Abdullah Duran (9), Diyarbakır
30 March: Enes Ata (8), Diyarbakır
30 March: İsmail Erkek (8), Diyarbakır
March: Fatih Tekin (3), Batman
March: Ahmet Araç (17), Mardin
3 April: Mahsum Mızrak (17), Diyarbakır
3 April: Emrah Fidan (17), Diyarbakır
5 September: Mizgin Özbek (10), Batman

2008 (Total number of children killed: 1)
15 February: Yahya Menekşe (12), Şırnak

2009 (Total number of children killed: 1 as of 1 May 2009)
23 April: Abdülsamet Erip (14), Hakkâri