Monthly Archives: December 2014

Roboskî Massacre and Snowden: A new year for Kurdish activists

Posted on by Naila Bozo

Three years ago, a U.S. Predator drone spotted movement on Turkey’s border with Iraq. As part of a close collaboration between the U.S. and Turkey with the task of closely monitoring the Kurdish armed fighters of PKK (Kurdistan Worker’s Party), …

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Students arrested for commemorating Roboski massacre

Posted on by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

At least 90 students from Cukurova University have been arrested for attempting to commemorate the Roboski massacre (also referred to as Uludere massacre) in Adana on Thursday, 25th of December. Turkish F16 jets pounded a group of 40 Kurdish teenagers …

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Refugee children from Kobane at risk of malnutrition

Posted on by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

Thousands of people fled Kobane when Islamic State (IS/formerly ISIS) militants seized control of several areas within the autonomous canton in September 2014. Some of the refugees have taken refuge in Suruc district of Urfa, an estimate of 20,000 children …

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Yezidi children commit suicide to avoid ISIS sex slavery — Report

Posted on by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

In August 2014, Islamic State (IS/ISIS) militants seized control of Shingal, a predominately Kurdish-Yezidi (also referred to as Ezidi) town. Thousands of men were rounded up, and killed because of their religious affiliation. Women were kidnapped, some sold on the …

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Refugees from Kobane attacked in Antalya

Posted on by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

At least eighty refugees from the autonomous canton of Kobane were attacked in Kayak village, Manavgat district of Antalya province in Turkey. They were reportedly attacked by racists, and several people sustained injuries for attempting to find cheap labour in …

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In Turkey, a Child is a Terrorist

Posted on by Naila Bozo

First a picture of a boy. Then a black flood overlaid with meter upon meter of red, yellow and green fabric, moving in waves on the shoulders of those beneath it. Finally pale hands, dark hands, wrinkled, callused, steady hands …

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Two Kurdish minors arrested by Turkish authorities for protesting

Posted on by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

Two Kurdish teenagers have been arrested by Turkish authorities in Derik district of Mardin on alleged membership of a terrorist organisation. The minors, aged 16 and 17 were detained for participating in a demonstration in solidarity with the autonomous Kurdish …

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