Category: Activism

Kurdish-American Ibrahim Parlak Accused of PKK-affiliation Faces Deportation to Turkey

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Mr. Ibrahim Parlak, a 52-year-old Kurdish restaurant owner from Michigan, USA, faces possible deportation to Turkey where he was imprisoned and tortured before fleeing to the United States in the early 1990s. Mr. Parlak was active in the Kurdish rights …

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Three Kurdish Politicians Killed by Turkish Armed Forces

Posted on by Naila Bozo

Three Kurdish rights campaigners affiliated with the pro-minority and pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) were on Monday night killed in Silopi, a district in the Şirnak Province in northern Kurdistan (southeastern Turkey) when Turkish armed forces who have laid siege …

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Turkey Declares Yet Another Curfew In Kurdish District

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A local governor in Diyarbakir’s Bismil district in North Kurdistan (southeastern Turkey) imposed on Sunday a curfew in neighbourhoods Ulutürk, Tekel, Dumlupınar and Fırat, reportedly in order to “ensure the security of the people” and find and detain “terrorists”. The …

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Celebrating Kurdish Women: ‘Today, They Rewrite Their Own History’

Posted on by Naila Bozo

Today, people are celebrating International Women’s Day. To some it is a day to celebrate women like Mother’s Day but to others it is a day to mark women’s past, present and future struggle to achieve empowerment and equality with …

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Iran: Two Kurdish Political Prisoners Executed

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A France-based organisation, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network claims that it has confirmed reports that brothers Ali and Habib Afshari have been executed. They were arrested in late 2010/early 2011 on charges of  ‘waging enmity against God’ through ‘propaganda activities’ and ‘membership in a dissident …

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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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Kurdish Activist Killed By Turkish Army: “Every Revolution Begins With A Small Spark”

Posted on by Naila Bozo

On Thursday, reports spread on social media that activist Kader Ortakaya had been shot by the Turkish army when she was forming part of a human chain by the Suruç-Kobanê border. The 28-year-old sociologist had been taking part in shows …

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Women’s Initiative for Peace Issues Call in Support of Kobane, Against Turkish Buffer Zone

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The Women’s Initiative for Peace (based in Turkey) is calling on everyone to take a stand against Turkey´s proposal of creating a buffer zone in Syria. The statement can be read in full below: Urgent Call: Stand Against Demands for …

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