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For many years there has been a low intensity war in a part of Turkey. During those years state of
emergency has been declared, thousands of villages have been discharged and more than 40.000
people, both Turkish and Kurdish, have died. This conflict coming until today caused pain and death
of both Turkish and Kurdish children. Initiative of the Peace Mothers has been composed by 15
Kurdish, Turkish and Georgian mothers in 1999 to end the pains and provide a permanent peace who
are aggrieved because of the conflict. Initiative who carry outs its activities under the umbrella of
Peace Magazine has opened branches in Diyarbakir in 2001, in Van in 2004, in Hakkari and Yuksekova
in 2005. Members of the Initiative have endeavoured for the peace environment with press releases,
hunger strikes, sit-in acts, petitions and by going to the conflict regions as human shields. Initiative of
the Peace Mothers continues its activities without sacrificing their peaceable statements despite all
of the constraints in Diyarbakir, Istanbul, Van, Izmir, Yuksekova, Siirt, Cizre, Sirnak and Nusaybin


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