Turkey’s High Election Board on Monday the 18th banned 12 Kurdish politicians from running for the national election set in June. The 12 politicians are among the dozens of independent candidates running which the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) …Posted in Discrimination, European Union, Free speech, Kurdistan, Leyla Zana, Reports, Sources, Suppression, Trials, Turkey | Comments Off on Turkey lifts ban on some Kurdish candidates, results remain to be seen
Monthly Archives: April 2011
UPDATE: New videos added at the end of the post. Despite attempts to pacify Kurdish protests by granting citizenship to most of Syria’s stateless Kurds, protesters have come out in several Kurdish towns yesterday (April 8). The peaceful protesters made …Posted in Activism, Free speech, Syria, Videos, Youth | 1 Comment
For over 50 years, over 300,000 Kurds in Syria were labeled foreigners in a 1963-census that was carried out in an arbitrary manner which restricted the “foreigner” Kurds acquiring employment, education, health, property, or even marriage. The government has banned …Posted in Activism, Arabic, Culture, Discrimination, Displacements, Human Rights Watch, Kurdistan, Suppression, Syria | Comments Off on Kurds in Syria Granted Citizenship: What Now?
Following the nation-wide protests in Syria, in which the Kurdish towns took an active part, the Assad regime is attempting to mollify the Kurdish protesters. A new decree by the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is set to grant some stateless …Posted in Activism, Syria | Comments Off on Syria to Grant Citizenship to Some of its Stateless Kurds
Despite attempts by the Assad regime to mollify Kurds with offers of reform, they have once again gone out to the streets of their towns in Syria to protest against the regime and demand freedoms. The protests today (April 1) …Posted in Free speech, Syria, Videos | 1 Comment