Bat­man Yezidis want to re­turn

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Given the progress of the peace process in Turkey, a num­ber of Kur­dish vil­lagers have be­gun to re­turn to their an­ces­tral homes.

The Yezidi cit­i­zens of Bat­man have also sub­mit­ted a re­quest to the Turk­ish govern­ment to re­turn to their homes, which they were forced to leave in the early 1990s for se­cu­rity rea­sons.

The state-owned TRT TV Chan­nel re­ported that the Yezidi vil­lagers have be­gun their ef­forts to re­turn to their vil­lages, but that the area’s cur­rent res­i­dents are ob­ject­ing to their re­turn.

Af­ter the Yezidis were forced out of their homes, other lo­cal res­i­dents occu- pied their vil­lages and are now re­fus­ing to move out.

The Me­zlumder As­so­ci­a­tion, an NGO, has started some ac­tiv­i­ties to sup­port the Yezidis’ strug­gle to re­turn to their home­land.

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