Sabiha Gökçen holding a bomb before the bombardment operation over Dersim with her Breguet 19. Fato Dersimi was among those who fled Dersim, which is a predominately Kurdish district in Northern Kurdistan. When Turkish troops were killing Kurdish civilians between …Posted in BDP, Genocide, Turkey, Violence | Comments Off on Turkish state apology to Kurds, 75 years too late.
The operation was called “Anfal Campaign;” Anfal means “Spoils of war” in Arabic. This was a genocidal campaign that was followed by a series of systematic attacks against the Kurdish population and their means of livelihood – villages, agriculture, infrastructures, …Posted in Arabic, Discrimination, European Union, Genocide, Iran, Iraq, Reports, Syria, Turkey, United Nations, WMD | 12 Comments
Kurdish language has been banned in Turkey since the creation of its modern borders in 1923. The Kurds were not allowed to speak their mother tongue, not even in their own homes, in the streets, in any social gatherings, let …Posted in Culture, Discrimination, Free speech, Genocide, Kurdistan, Suppression, Turkey, United Nations | Comments Off on 19th Century mentality in 21st Century: Kurdish language still banned in Turkey
Opinion piece cross-posted from MideastYouth.com, written by Behar. The hypocrisy of the world never ceases to amaze me! In the world of politics, itâ€™s all but expected that a nation should pursue its own interests at the cost of others, …Posted in Culture, Discrimination, Displacements, Genocide, Turkey | Comments Off on Opinion: The Hypocrisy of Defending Turkey
Tomorrow, March 16th, marks the 22nd anniversary of the Halabja poison gas attack which was carried out as part of the Al-Anfal genocide campaign to terrorize the Kurdish population and peshmerga rebels in northern Iraq. The attack, which was executed …Posted in Activism, Genocide, Iraq, Suppression, Terror | 1 Comment
One of the most common traits of every individual genocide is it is consistently negated by its perpetrators. This is mainly rampant in societies that do not possess democratic system of power. A very lucid instance is the republic of …Posted in Genocide, Iraq, Suppression, Turkey | Comments Off on On Turkey’s Genocide of the Kurds
On March 16th, supporters of Kurdish and human rights will come together to commemorate the anniversary of the Halabja poison gas attack, which was carried out by Iraqi forces against Kurdish civilians in the Iraqi town of Halabja in March …Posted in Campaigns, Featured, Genocide, Illustrations, Iraq | 5 Comments
Below is a report by the Hewlar Tribune about the unearthing of three mass graves in Iraqi Kurdistan. The graves were filled with remnants of 272 bodies of Kurdish children who were murdered during the Al-Anfal campaign by Saddam Hussein. …Posted in Genocide, Iraq, Mass Graves | Comments Off on Iraqi Kurdistan: Hundreds of Children Found in Mass Grave