Monthly Archives: August 2013

When Cars Become Weapons: Plainclothes Police Officers Run Over and Kill 17 Year Old Kurdish Boy

Posted on by Uzay Bulut

State violence in Turkey knows no boundaries, which has claimed the life of another Kurdish child today. While a road was blocked during a demonstration in the Kurdish town of Cizre in Şırnak on 23 April, two police officers opened …

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Press Freedom Has No Nationality

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Last week, on the 19th of August, it became official. The most watched Kurdish channel, Roj TV, closed its doors due to a request by Danish courts which rejected their appeals. The Roj TV trials were heavily influenced by Turkish …

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Kurdish Prisoner on Hunger Strike Due to Torture

Posted on by Uzay Bulut

Sevcan Dönmez, a Kurdish prisoner in Kocaeli T Type Prison in Turkey, has been allegedly persecuted and tortured by warders and prisoners on the excuse that he is Kurdish and Alevi, Dicle News Agency (DIHA) reported. Not being able to …

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Kurdish unity amidst crisis in Syria

Posted on by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

The Syrian civil war has penetrated deep division lines throughout Syria between secularists, Islamists, regime-loyalists and Kurds. Among victims of the regime are Kurds who are fleeing their homes due to violence perpetuated by terrorist groups such as al-Nusra that …

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Kurdish activist Anvar Hossein Panahi released from Iranian prison

Posted on by Tasbeeh Herwees

It was barely dawn when Iran security officials arrived at the home of Anvar Hossein Panahi six years ago to take him away from his family. Without an arrest warrant, they barged into his home, insulted his family, roughed up …

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18 August 1992: When Şirnak Was Turned Into a Dead City

Posted on by Uzay Bulut

Yesterday was the 21st anniversary of the massacre that took place in the Kurdish city of Şırnak in Turkey. In an attempt to wipe Şırnak off the map on 18 August 1992, Mete Sayar, Turkish brigade commander, attacked the city, …

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Turkish PM Erdoğan: “We don’t have a plan for providing education in Kurdish!”

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Amid the discussions on to what extent the “package” that the government is to announce to resolve the Kurdish issue will make way for democratization, PM Erdoğan said that they do not have a plan for regulating education in the …

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Witnesses speak about the Massacre in Aleppo

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

The survivors of the Tel Aran and Tel Hasel massacres in Aleppo told about the savagery of the acts of terror committed by the Al-Qaeda militants, Firat News Agency (ANF) reported. The Kurdish massacre committed by the Al-Qaeda militants that …

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