Prayers for Peacemakers: This week the bombing started again.

Pray for the Kurdish villagers living in the mountainous border regions between Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkey. In 2012, Turkey and the Kurdish resistance entered into a delicate truce.  The bombing ended in the area where the villagers of Basta live. They rejoiced and put money into building a new mosque with the hope that people would come back to the village.

These are some pictures from the beautiful village of Basta in the mountainous border regions between Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkey. In 2012, a delicate truce was begun between Turkey and the Kurdish resistance. There was an end to the bombing in the area where the villagers live. They rejoiced and put money into building a new mosque with the hope that people would come back to the village.

This week the bombing started again. CPT phoned our friend, the muktar of Basta, Kak Bapir to see how the situation was for them. He said that some rockets had fallen- they had not harmed people or buildings but shrapnel had come close to the dwellings. They were going to decide over the next few days if they should flee the village and go down to the valley.