Turkey: Singer and politician Ferhat Tunc receives violence threats


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11 May 2011


Turkey:
Singer and politician Ferhat Tunç receives violence threats


A gendarmerie commander reportedly ordered village guards to “break Ferhat Tunç’s legs” as Ferhat Tunç was starting a tour in villages in Cemisgezek/Dersim area to meet with rural inhabitants and formulate projects related to Kurdish and Aleviti issues, and the 30-year long conflict in the region.

The Kurdish singer Ferhat Tunç is now a Parliamentary Candidate for the Democracy and Freedom Party.

“When we visited the villages today, we were followed a car with mysterious persons. They followed us in every village we visited,” he told. “We are not afraid JITEM (Gendarmerie Intelligence and Anti-terrorist Unit). We have nothing to lose anymore because we are no longer free in our ancestral land and we will fight this,” said Ferhat Tunç.

 

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Kurdish Info – 11 May 2011:

‘Threats against Dersim independent candidate Ferhat Tunç’


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