Makhmur Refugee Camp The month of April has seen a sharp increase in human rights abuses by the Turkish government against the Kurds, including the sentencing of the Makhmur campâ€™s peace delegation from last October. The team contacted members of the campâ€™s governing council and set up meetings to learn more. With their approval, CPT released a reflection and an action alert to shed light on the Turkish governmentâ€™s actions. The CPT delegation met with family members of the peace delegation. The mothers, brothers, fathers, sons, husbands, and wives asked, â€śIs it too much to ask for basic rights?â€ť They told CPT delegation members, â€śWe just want peace,â€ť and expressed their willingness to risk death or imprisonment in pursuit of human rights for Kurds in Turkish Kurdistan. The team is exploring the possibility of making a film about residents of the camp, to counter accusations that they are terrorists and to help ameliorate the pressure from the Governments of Turkey, the United States, and Iraq to close the camp.