the-boys-are-dead-coverThe boys are dead

On the evening of December 28, 2011, the Turkish air force bombed a group of Kurdish smugglers, consisting of mostly underaged boys, close to the village of Roboski. In the incident, 34 people were killed. The Turkish authorities promised a full and fair investigation into the massacre, but nothing of the sort took place. Dutch journalist Frederike Geerdink visited Roboski and began asking questions about the incident. The more answers she found and insights she got, the more she realised she was dealing with a microcosm of Turkey’s Kurdish question. She decided to write down her experiences and discoveries in this book.

Published in August 2015 at Gomidas Books in London. Available at Amazon. The Dutch version of this book was nominated for the Brusse Prize for best journalistic book of 2014.