Category: Free speech

Mother, I Am Guerrilla

Posted on by Naila Bozo

He looked like my father, the grey-haired, tanned Kurdish mayor of a little district made up of only 120,000 people in southeastern Turkey. To me, most Kurdish men who have fathered children look alike. They are stern. They are sometimes …

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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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We Are All Tahir Elçi

Posted on by Naila Bozo

His voice was one of reconciliation and promotion of a peaceful solution to the decades long struggle between the Turkish state and the armed Kurdish resistance movement, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). But on Saturday the voice of Mr. Tahir …

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Dutch journalist arrested in Turkey

Posted on by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

A Dutch journalist Frederike Geerdink has been arrested by Turkish authorities on Tuesday morning. She is widely known to have covered Kurdish-related incidents in the country. She tweeted from her personal account, “Terrorism police just search my house, team of …

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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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In Turkey, a Child is a Terrorist

Posted on by Naila Bozo

First a picture of a boy. Then a black flood overlaid with meter upon meter of red, yellow and green fabric, moving in waves on the shoulders of those beneath it. Finally pale hands, dark hands, wrinkled, callused, steady hands …

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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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Interview: Roj TV, ECHR and Wikileaks

Posted on by Naila Bozo

In July 2013, I penned a piece about the trial of the Kurdish TV-station Roj TV at the Supreme Court in Denmark and its alleged links to PKK. I wrote about the dubious grounds that the final verdict was based …

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