It was evening we barely escaped. Like the rain falling we could not stop. We were a train of tears as we were walking there like a winding trail of smoke a village climbing a mountain. We were wet, were …Posted in Culture, Discrimination, Executions, Kurdistan, Political Prisoners, Turkey, Women | Tagged Kurdish rights, Women's day | Comments Off on Remembering Leyla, Fatma, Asya, Zara – remembering Kurdish women
We are not a pitiful people but not one year passes by without a great injustice or tragedy occurring to the Kurdish people. Most recently, the Turkish state launched airstrikes against Rojava, an autonomous administration of Northeastern Syria, marking an …Posted in Displacements, Kurdistan, Turkey | Tagged KRG, Kurds, Rojava, Turkey | Comments Off on KRG: Support Kurds, not Turkey
In the most authentic sense, the establishment of Rojava will reject the chaos of terror, pursue the enfranchisement disempowered classes of all varieties, and primarily export the culture of democracy. With the keen will power of strong women and men, …Posted in Activism, Kurdistan, Syria, Turkey | Tagged Kurdish rights, Kurdistan, Kurds, Syria, Turkey, War | Comments Off on The song of Kurdistan met with barking bullets and choking gas
I recognized the importance of Syria in my life through my separation from it. The hours before going to the airport made me feel weak. The departure …Posted in Kurdistan, Suppression, Syria, Turkey | Tagged Assad, Rojava, Syria, YPG | Comments Off on Who Owns The Syrian Revolution?
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
According to Evrensel Media, the Women’s Commission of Kobane Canton, one of three cantons that make up the Rojava self-rule, has passed new regulations that ban underage marriages, polygamy and exchange of brides within the family. Zêrîn Kutay and Rabîa …Posted in Kurdistan, Syria, Women | Tagged Kobane, Rights, Rojava, Syria, women | Comments Off on Kobane Canton Bans Polygamy, Underage Marriage
In July 2015, I went to the city of Kobane in the Kurdish de facto autonomous region in Syria called Rojava to work at a hospital in my capacity as a medical student. Kobane became a symbol of unwavering resistance …Posted in Kurdistan, Syria, Violence | Tagged Rojava Syria YPG YPJ Kurds | Comments Off on To Martyr Zozan: My time at the military hospital in Kobane
“I am saying this to the whole world: We will never allow the establishment of a state on our southern border in the north of Syria.” Such were the words of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, president of Turkey, to guests during …Posted in Kurdistan, Syria, Turkey | Tagged Freedom, Kurds, Syria, Turkey | Comments Off on Who Gets To Allow A Kurdish State In Syria?