Further information on UA 286/94 (EUR 44/66/94, 22 July) - Turkey: torture / fear of torure / arbitrary detention: Cemil Timur, Zeydin Timur, Sevket Timur, Hasan Aykut, Fehim Yalcin, Saadi Ozlu, Osman Ozlu and an estimated 1500 Kurdish villagers, includin
New reports suggest that the villagers held in Evrek have been moved to Mezra village. Furthermore, a clash betwen guerrillas of the PKK and the security forces is said to have occurred on 22 July near Gecitli. The three villages of Aksu (Kurdish: Biloh), Binlersan (Cicekli) and Derzengin were forcibly evacuated by force and some of the houses destroyed. The villagers are reportedly being held by the road near Gecitli.