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 …Posted in Culture, Discrimination, Kurdistan, Language, Protests, Turkey, Violence, Youth | Tagged Kurdistan, Kurds, Mother tongue, Protest, Turkey, Violence | Comments Off on Turkish Police Attack Kurds Protesting Closure of School
Photo by Bezav Mahmod (www.bezavmahmod.com) I am sitting on a couch in a small dorm room, flicking through the pages of the latest issue of Vogue Magazine. My friend is pouring me Kurdish tea that he just made in …Posted in Culture, Discrimination, Suppression | Tagged Kurdish rights, Kurdistan, LGBT | 1 Comment
The disastrous situation in Kurdish cities in Iraq and northern Iraq continues after The Islamic State (IS) a week ago took control of cities in the area. Up to 150,000 Yezidi Kurds are still trapped in the mountains and they …Posted in Call to Actions, Discrimination, Genocide, Iraq, Kurdistan, Terror, United Nations, Urgent | Tagged Iraq, IS, Kurd, Kurdistan, Yezidi | Comments Off on Interview with Zerin Khalaf, a Yezidi Kurd
The events in Syria, the abhorrent actions of Boko Haram, the increasing violence in Ukraine are just a few headlines that have summoned our attention of late. But now, Kurds in Southern Kurdistan under the protection of the Kurdistan Regional …Posted in Call to Actions, Culture, Discrimination, General, Kurdistan, Violence, Women, Youth | Tagged Women Violence Murder KRG Kurdistan | 3 Comments
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
A massacre against thirtyfour men and boys has been deemed an error. The error lasted six and a half hours. At six pm, the Turkish military assessed that drone images were …Posted in Discrimination, Terror, Turkey | 3 Comments
The Kurdish people were still in mourning, commemorating the one-year-anniversary of the Roboskî Massacre that claimed the lives of 34 civilian Kurdish boys and men. Then news came in the second week of January that three Kurdish women had been …Posted in Censorship, Discrimination, Executions, Free speech, Iran, Journalists, Kurdistan, Political Prisoners, Syria, Terror, Torture, Trials, Turkey | Comments Off on May 2014 not begin with yet another funeral
On November 16, Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, uttered the word “Kurdistan” in public when he was giving a speech in the Kurdish city of Amed, its official name being Diyarbakir after order from Atatürk in 1937, the …Posted in Discrimination, Free speech, Hunger Strikes, Kurdistan, Language, Political Prisoners, Protests, Torture, Trials, Turkey, Youth | Comments Off on What peace process, Erdogan and Barzanî?