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Troops slea| lood ard o|ar|els lror relugees.

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30 Apr|| 1991
Tre lrdeperderl - Lordor
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Tr|s raler|a| ray rol oe puo||sred, d|slr|ouled or exp|o|led |r ary
Way.

Fror Rooerl F|s| |r Yas||ova, soulr-easlerr Tur|ey

8r|l|sr Roya| Var|res ard Arer|car 3pec|a| Forces so|d|ers coc|ed
lre|r Weapors |r a corlrorlal|or W|lr Tur||sr lroops or 3urday r|grl,
Wrer lre Tur||sr arry Werl or a rarpage ol |ool|rg arorg lrousards ol
Kurd|sr relugees |r lr|s rerole Tur||sr va||ey, 15 r||es lror lre
lrar|ar lrorl|er.

leav||y oulruroered ard W|lr ||ll|e arrur|l|or, lre 8r|l|sr ard
Arer|car so|d|ers - Wro laced lre Tur|s across a rarroW slrear lrrougr
lre Yas||ova carp lor severa| lerse r|rules - Were everlua||y lorced
lo Walcr |rpolerl|y as lre Tur|s loo| o|ar|els, sreels ard lood lror
lre lr|grlered relugees.

wrer l arr|ved al lre carp yeslerday, Tur||sr lroops rad jusl slo|er
ê0 ooxes ol ooll|ed Waler lror |ls lood slore. Tur||sr oll|cers rad
relused RAF ard u3 A|r Force p||ols' perr|ss|or lo l|y relugees lo a
re|groour|rg Tur||sr-rur carp, ard ar Arer|car 3pec|a| Forces oll|cer
Was lorced lo l|y 10 lors ol lood oul ol lre carp |asl r|grl lo
preverl |l oe|rg slo|er oy lre Tur|s.

Every 8r|l|sr ard Arer|car so|d|er l spo|e lo reporled Tur||sr arry
|ool|rg ol relugee supp||es over a per|od ol lWo Wee|s. ¨Tre Tur||sr
so|d|ers rere are sr|l,¨ a yourg 8r|l|sr so|d|er sa|d W|lr veror.
¨Trey dor'l seer lo care Wral rappers lo lrese Kurds - ard |l's lre
Tur|s Wro are supposed lo oe rurr|rg lr|s carp, Trey la|e Wralever
lrey Warl. 0re ol lrer sa|d lo re, 'll's oeller lo slarve lre Kurds;
lral Way We car corlro| lrer.' ¨

Re|al|ors oelWeer 8r|l|sr ard Tur|s Were rol |rproved oy ar |rc|derl
or 3alurday r|grl Wrer Tur||sr oll|cers ordered lre Roya| Var|res lo
|oWer a sra|| ur|or F|ag lrey rad ro|sled aoove a r||| rexl lo lre
carp. ¨Trey sa|d |l srou|d rol l|y r|grer lrar lre|r Tur||sr l|ag or
lre olrer s|de ol lre carp,¨ a 8r|l|sr sergearl sa|d. Lasl Wee|, lre
Arer|cars ac|roW|edged lrey rad rau|ed doWr lre ur|led 3lales l|ag
rear lre Tur||sr oorder ol 3||op| aller Tur|s corp|a|red.

Tre scarda| al Yas||ova carp ras so lar gore urreporled, parl|y
oecause |l |s so rerole, parl|y oecause ol lre des|re or lre parl ol
lre coa||l|or ral|ors lo ra|rla|r good re|al|ors W|lr Tur|ey. wrer
8r|l|sr ard Arer|car lroops l|rsl arr|ved rere over a Wee| ago,
lrousards ol relugees Were |r a p|l|lu| slale, slarv|rg ard suller|rg
lror acule d|arrroea.

ll |s sl||| arorg lre rosl squa||d ol lre carps. Far|||es s|eep 20 lo
a lerl ard lre p|ace ree|s ol seWage ard ruoo|sr. Al |easl 100 ol lre
relugees are lraq| Assyr|ar Crr|sl|ars Wro are oegg|rg lre 8r|l|sr ard
Arer|cars lo la|e lrer lo Europe oecause lrey are a|rosl as lr|grlered
ol lre Tur|s as ol lre lraq|s. ¨we rave re|al|ves |r Auslra||a, |r
3Weder ard |r Arer|ca,¨ a yourg Worar ca||ed 3uzar p|eaded W|lr re.
¨For 0od sa|e, le|| lrer We are rere.¨

l lourd severa| Kurds Wro rad served |r lre lraq| lorces |r KuWa|l,
ard rad oeer ooroed oy lre sare a|||es lrey roW re|y upor lor lre|r
salely.

url|| 3urday, RAF re||copler creWs Were l|y|rg rurdreds ol Kurds lo a
rore rorlrer|y Tur||sr-rur carp al 3erd|r||, oul yeslerday lre
reg|ora| goverror ordered lre l||grls lo oe slopped, c|a|r|rg
¨|rr|gral|or proo|ers¨.

¨A ruroer ol lre relugees raraged lo |eave ard core oac|,¨ a Roya|
Var|re so|d|er sa|d. ¨Trey lo|d us lre p|ace |s a pr|sor carp guarded
oy so|d|ers. Trey sa|d lrere Were ro red|ca| lac|||l|es. Vedec|rs 3ars
Frorl|eres, lre Frercr crar|ly, Was relused perr|ss|or lo operale |r
lre carp. Tre relugees sa|d lrey Were led or|y orce every lrree days.¨

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