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
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has issued a special report that puts Turkey as the number 1 country in the world with the most jailed journalists for the second …Posted in Censorship, Free speech, Journalists, Media, Political Prisoners, Trials, Turkey | Comments Off on Turkey: World’s biggest prison for journalists – again
On November 16, Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, uttered the word “Kurdistan” in public when he was giving a speech in the Kurdish city of Amed, its official name being Diyarbakir after order from Atatürk in 1937, the …Posted in Discrimination, Free speech, Hunger Strikes, Kurdistan, Language, Political Prisoners, Protests, Torture, Trials, Turkey, Youth | Comments Off on What peace process, Erdogan and Barzanî?
Ahmet Kaya was born in the autumn of 1957 in Malatya. Soon after the 1970 coup in Turkey, Ahmet’s family immigrated to Istanbul in hope of better job opportunities. His interest in singing at an early age was noticed by …Posted in Activism, Kurdistan, Language, Trials, Turkey | 1 Comment
Zeynab Jalalian is a 31-year-old Kurdish woman who was arrested in May 2008 in Kermanshah for her alleged membership of an illegal Kurdish opposition party within Iran and charged with “enmity against God”. Around January 2009, Zeynab was sentenced to …Posted in Discrimination, Iran, Political Prisoners, Torture, Trials | Comments Off on Zeynab Jalalian: Refused medical treatment in Iranian prison
In December of 2011, a group of 40 Kurdish men and young boys were crossing the border of Iraq into Turkey with mules carrying smuggled goods. Sugar and fuel made up the large bulk of their contraband. As they approached …Posted in BDP, Trials, Turkey | Comments Off on Justice For the Roboski Massacre Will Not Be Found In a Military Court
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 …Posted in Discrimination, Displacements, Trials, Turkey | 1 Comment
The Saturday Mothers of Turkey gathered in the Galatasaray Square in Istanbul this week again instead of visiting their children at their graveyards. Meeting at the Galatasaray Square for the 437th time this year with the pictures of their beloved …Posted in BDP, Campaigns, Protests, Trials, Turkey, Women, Youth | Comments Off on Saturday Mothers of Turkey: “Human Life or Political Power?”