Category: Displacements

A Day with Yezidis in Camps around Duhok and Zakho

Posted on by Xoncha Nouri

We left Erbil in the morning two weeks ago to meet the Yezidis who had managed to escape ISIS terror, Shoresh Rahem, KRG’s representative in Sweden, another friend and I. The camps in Duhok and Zakho were filled with people …

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Kurdish Boy Found Disabled, Alone On Mount Sinjar Passed Away

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Terrifying stories about the plight of the people in Kurdistan and Iraq fleeing the terrorist group Islamic State are shaking the world and has forced the international community to take immediate action to relieve their suffering. The United Nations has …

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Yezidi refugees without passports denied access to Turkey

Posted on by Asli Sena Kücükyildiz

In his last speech he held as the head of AKP last week, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claimed: “The only country that opened its doors to the Yezidis is Turkey, we have accepted 2 thousand Yezidis and are sending help to …

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Yezidi residents in danger after Islamic State seizes Şengal

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Militant fighters from the Islamic State (IS) have on Sunday attacked the Yezidi village Siba Sheikh Khidir and surrounding villages, writes Êzîdî Press. Kurdish peshmerge units and armed Yezidi residents joined forces to resist IS advancing into territory under Kurdish …

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War Crimes Against Kurds in Turkey Still Go Unpunished

Posted on by Uzay Bulut

On 3 October 1993, Turkish soldiers set fire to the house of Nasır Öğüt and his family in the Kurdish town of Vartinis in Muş, burning him, his wife and seven children to death. Aysel Öğüt, the only surviving member …

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18 August 1992: When Şirnak Was Turned Into a Dead City

Posted on by Uzay Bulut

Yesterday was the 21st anniversary of the massacre that took place in the Kurdish city of Şırnak in Turkey. In an attempt to wipe Şırnak off the map on 18 August 1992, Mete Sayar, Turkish brigade commander, attacked the city, …

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Boarding Schools in Turkey: Sexual Violence Against Kurdish Children

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Lawyer Reyhan Yalçındağ called for standing in solidarity with C.A. who has been sexually assaulted by his teacher at a dormitory in the Kurdish district of Mîdyad. The family members of C.A. have also been threatened to withdraw the lawsuit …

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No Mother’s Day for Kurdish Mothers

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Kurdish mothers did not celebrate Mother’s Day this year either. Some of them have children who are guerillas in the mountains, some of them are behind bars, and some have lost their lives in conflicts. Özgür Gündem Newspaper in Turkey …

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