Sabiha Gökçen holding a bomb before the bombardment operation over Dersim with her Breguet 19. Fato Dersimi was among those who fled Dersim, which is a predominately Kurdish district in Northern Kurdistan. When Turkish troops were killing Kurdish civilians between …Posted in BDP, Genocide, Turkey, Violence | Comments Off on Turkish state apology to Kurds, 75 years too late.
Monthly Archives: November 2011
Turkish nationalists took to the streets of London in a so-called protest against terrorism where they chanted “Turkey is Turkish” and “Turkey will remain Turkish”. They held up racist banners such as “How happy is one who is Turkish”. This …Posted in Activism, Free speech, Turkey | Comments Off on Turkish nationalists protest in London ‘Turkey is Turkish’.
The National Party (Ulusal Parti) protested today in Turkey following the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyib Erdogan apology over the Dersim massacre where thousands of Kurdish civilians were systematically killed. The nationalist party held up banners saying, ‘We are with Ataturk’s …Posted in Discrimination, Kurdistan, Protests, Turkey | 1 Comment
A Kurdish Med student has been arrested in Iran. Rojin Mohemedi was arrested upon her return to Iran. She studied at Manila Medical School of Philippines and has been transferred to Evin prison. The charges against her include incitement of …Posted in Iran, Kurdistan, Urgent, Women | Comments Off on Kurdish girl arrested in Iran
As the Syrian revolution runs into its ninth month, protesters on the ground in Syria have yet to run out of ideas to creatively express their discontent with the regime and their demand for freedom. Kurds have been no exception …Posted in Free speech, Protests, Syria | Comments Off on Busting Moves for the Revolution: Kurdish Songs Against Assad
The offices of Asrin Hukuk Burosu in Istanbul were raided by Turkish police, and elsewhere in Turkey 70 people were taken into custody, 48 of them were lawyers. Among them is BDP’s former executive lawyer Huseyin Calisci. While Kurdish activists …Posted in Kurdistan, Turkey | Comments Off on Offices of Kurdish lawyers raided
Turkey’s main Kurdish political party has threatened to withdraw from parliament due to arbitrary arrests of its MP’s in the past months. Pro-Kurdish peace and democracy party (BDP) secured 36 seats in the June 12 parliamentary election. BDP boycotted parliament …Posted in BDP, Kurdistan, Protests, Turkey | 2 Comments
Last week, shortly after my father-in-law’s arrest, I came home to find the house dark and empty. My wife, Xezal, was supposed to be home—she had texted me just a few hours before to say she was on her way. …Posted in BDP, Free speech, Petition, Turkey | Comments Off on Low-Level Torture—A Letter From An Istanbul Prison