22 March 2016
Amnesty International’s Turkey expert, Andrew Gardner, has said that the Turkish army’s operations in the South-east of Turkey is resulting in collective punishment of the Kurdish people.
Speaking to Russia Today, Gardner said “Amnesty International is watching the situation very closely. Tensions are rising in the region. The rights of the people living in the region are being seriously infringed upon”.
Gardner went on to say, “we cannot understand why the Turkish government is doing this and they are not allowing for the people to access food and basic goods. This can only be defined as collective punishment”.