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 …Posted in Displacements, Free speech, Human Rights Watch, Journalists, Political Prisoners, Protests, Suppression, Terror, Turkey | Tagged Freedom, Guerrilla, Kurdish rights, Kurds, PKK, Turkey, War | Comments Off on Mother, I Am Guerrilla
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 …Posted in Call to Actions, Discrimination, Displacements, Journalists, Terror, Turkey, Violence | Tagged Cizre, Kurdistan, Kurds, Massacre, Turkey | Comments Off on A letter from the basement of death in Cizre
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 …Posted in Activism, Call to Actions, Discrimination, Displacements, Executions, Free speech, Journalists, Kurdistan, Media, Protests, Terror, Torture, Turkey, Urgent, Violence, Women | Tagged Kurdish rights, Kurdistan, PKK, Turkey, Violence, women | Comments Off on Three Kurdish Politicians Killed by Turkish Armed Forces
Serdal Benli, a Kurdish-Danish politician, received the following mail from journalist Asya Tekin who is currently in the Kurdish town of Cizre in Şirnak province. Right now I am in the town of Cizre in Şirnak province. For the past …Posted in Journalists, Terror, Turkey, Urgent, Violence | Tagged Curfew, Killing, Kurdistan, Turkey | Comments Off on Journalist from besieged city of Cizre: Help us!
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 …Posted in Free speech, Journalists, Turkey | Tagged Geerdink, Journalist, Kurds, PKK, Turkey | Comments Off on Dutch journalist arrested in Turkey
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, …Posted in Discrimination, European Union, Free speech, Journalists, Political Prisoners, Terror, Torture, Turkey | Tagged ISIS, Islamic State, Kurds, Rights, Syria, Terror, Turkey | Comments Off on A false Messiah: Turkey’s negative role in the Middle East
The Alliance for Kurdish Rights is committed to mobilize public opinion, collect information and disseminate knowledge about human rights abuses against the Kurdish people throughout the Middle East. This also applies to human rights abuses in the Kurdistan Regional Government …Posted in Censorship, Free speech, Journalists, Kurdistan | Comments Off on CPJ: Mountain Of Impunity Looms Over Kurdistan Journalists
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