Turkey: Turkish student detained ‘after speaking Kurdish’ – Where are Human Rights NGOs?

A Kurdish student says she lost her scholarship, was kicked out of her dormitory and questioned by police after her roommates heard her speaking in Kurdish on the phone. Her roommates filed a complaint accusing Pinar Cetinkaya of terror propaganda, Milliyet reports.

Three days later, when she wanted to collect her belongings from the dormitory, the student was not even allowed to enter and was accused of wearing an explosives vest, Rudaw media network reported.

Ankara’s operation against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) began in July 2015, breaking a two-year ceasefire between the two sides and reigniting a conflict that has killed over 40,000 people since 1984. (Russia Today)