Monthly Archives: March 2014

Turkish police shoots 10-year-old boy with a tear-gas canister

Posted on by Asli Sena Kücükyildiz

Yesterday, the 10-year old Mehmet Ezer was shot in the head by the police with a tear-gas canister. The incident took place during a rally for the pro-Kurdish BDP in Silvan, a town of Diyarbakir. After getting the initial treatment …

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Celebrating Newroz in Rojava

Posted on by Naila Bozo

Once forbidden in Syria by the oppressive Baath regime, Newroz is now openly being celebrated by the Kurdish people in Rojava (northern regions of Syria). Before the Syrian uprising began in March 2011, Kurds went to Newroz celebrations knowing that …

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Remembering Halabja: 26 years later

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Today marks the 26th anniversary of the Halabja Genocide that claimed the lives of more than 5,000 Kurdish civilians in a poison gas attack carried out by the state of Iraq on the orders of then president Saddam Hussein. The …

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No language, no life

Posted on by Naila Bozo

Sweet freedom, everyone is looking, so come here Sweet freedom, our eyes are tired because we have been looking for so long Mihemed Şexo, a legendary Kurdish musician, sang this song with as much longing for freedom as his ardent …

Posted in Discrimination, Political Prisoners, Turkey | 1 Comment