Category: Discrimination

A Terrorist Lives in Turkey

Posted on by Naila Bozo

Since summer last year Turkish armed forces have been laying siege on neighborhoods and entire districts in Kurdish towns and cities under the guise of state-imposed, around-the-clock curfews, killing more than 250 civilians and displacing 350,000 people in the Kurdish …

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A letter from the basement of death in Cizre

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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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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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Questioning the legitimacy of the Kurdish struggle

Posted on by Naila Bozo

On November 1st, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) regained its majority in Turkey’s parliament which will secure the continuation of the single-party government that has been ruling Turkey the past 13 years. The votes were much to the dismay …

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From Damascus Street to Kurdistan

Posted on by Naila Bozo

The resilience of the Kurdish people in the face of decades upon decades of oppression has awed many people around the world yet elicited no sufficient, if any, pressure from foreign governments. Living in what is described as an “invisible …

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A false Messiah: Turkey’s negative role in the Middle East

Posted on by Naila Bozo

This article is cross-posted from New Internationalist It has been called ‘the secret war’, ‘the unknown war’ and ‘a war inside a war’; all names for a battle that began when the Islamic State (IS) launched its attack on Kobanê, …

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Saturday Mothers Come Together For The 500th Week

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

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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Turkish Police Attack Kurds Protesting Closure of School

Posted on by Naila Bozo

When Turkey’s ruling party AKP announced its “democratic package” that among other things included reforms meant to address Kurdish calls for greater rights, some people expressed hope in this promise while others, especially Kurds, remained skeptical. AKP and its supporters …

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