"Dehumanizing practices in times of war make it extremely difficult to achieve successful reconciliation and peace."

Tutkal, S. (2020). Dehumanization on Twitter in the Turkish–Kurdish conflict.

The involvement of Turkish state in spreading dehumanizing images on twitter:
I've come across many kurds being DM'ed and harassed across social media with the images of dead kurds. I get it sometimes as well, I have never seen so many dead bodies until seeing twitter message requests from Turks.

Seeing it framed academically is good work @SerhatTutkal


This wasn't so long ago and is more radicalising than demoralising.
And the dehumanisation of unarmed members of opposition - Future Syria Party had rejected the SNC for not recognizing Syria's Kurds and became part of the SDF.

Her murder by Turkish-backed militias was celebrated by certain Turkish news agencies.
"Turks with a stronger national identification trust Kurds less"

"Turkish high national identifiers consider the nation as reflecting their ethnic group rather than an inclusive category"

Out-group trust and conflict understandings: The perspective of Turks and Kurds in Turkey
Kinda weird seeing the same rhetoric employed over and over again since 1923.

RACIST REPRESENTATIONS OF KURDS IN ‘SÖZ’
This was in the 2020 UNHRC report about Syria.

Systematic looting, rape and torture of Kurdish civilians occurred in Afrin and Serêkaniyê by Turkish-backed militias under the supervision of Turkish forces.

Read it here: undocs.org/en/A/HRC/45/31

Follow: twitter.com/AfrinWomen?s=20
I'd like to thank @Caki____ on the previous tweet and all his work on documenting the abuse of civilians prior. Related to the previous tweet, here's a horrifying thread on the forced prosititution network that sprung up in Afrin post-Turkish invasion.

"Dehumanization increases instrumental violence, not moral violence...Perpetrators may humanize victims to generate moral meaning. The failure to recognize victims as humans increases apathy to the 'other' when committing violence for instrumental ends"

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…

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