Category: Call to Actions

A letter from the basement of death in Cizre

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

We bring a letter sent to Danish-Kurdish politician Serdal Benli from Kurdish journalist Asya Tekin who for the past two months has been in the Kurdish city of Cizre besieged by Turkish armed forces that has caused the deaths of …

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

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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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Take Action: Stop the Execution of 22-year-old Saman Naseem by Iran

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Amnesty International writes: Iranian juvenile offender, Saman Naseem, could be executed as early as 19 February 2015 for crimes allegedly committed when he was 17 years old. He was sentenced to death after an unfair trial. The family of Saman …

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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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Pictures: Worldwide Protests In Solidarity With Kobane

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Today, Kurds and non-Kurds alike took to the streets all over the world to show their solidarity with the ongoing Kurdish fighters who are defending the city of Kobane against Daesh (IS) attacks that have been going on for at …

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Saturday Mothers Come Together For The 500th Week

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Today marks the 500th week that the Saturday Mothers have gathered in a public square in Istanbul to demand justice for their family members who went missing at the hand of the Turkish state. The Saturday Mothers are women of …

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UN Envoy to Syria Appeals to Turkey: Allow Kurds to Defend Kobanê

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The fierce battle between the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) and the Kurdish military forces (YPG, YPJ) for Kobanê has now entered its fourth week. Kobanê is one of three cantons in the Kurdish region of Rojava (in Northern Syria) …

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