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
Zozan Yasar, a 29-year-old Kurdish journalist residing in the UK, has been charged by Turkey with disseminating terrorist propaganda. The Turkish Prosecution Services have raised charges against Ms. Yasar, alleging that she has been doing propaganda on behalf of the …Posted in Activism, Discrimination, Free speech, Journalists, Language, Suppression, Turkey, Women | Tagged Free Speech, Journalism, Kurdish rights, Kurdistan, Kurds, Turkey | Comments Off on Turkey: 29-year-old Kurdish journalist charged with terrorist propaganda
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
On January 21st, Anadolu Agency, the state-run Turkish news agency, ran a story with the headline “Muslims pray in Mecca for Turkey’s victory in Afrin” implying a positive moral foundation of Turkey’s “Operation Olive Branch” with the goal of securing …Posted in Displacements, Human Rights Watch, Suppression, Syria, Turkey, Uncategorized | Tagged Analysis, Kurds, Syria, Turkey | Comments Off on “Operation Hypocrisy” – A Legal Criticism of the Turkish Military in Afrin
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
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
Since summer last year Turkish armed forces have been laying siege on neighborhoods and entire districts in Kurdish towns and cities under the guise of state-imposed, around-the-clock curfews, killing more than 250 civilians and displacing 350,000 people in the Kurdish …Posted in Censorship, Discrimination, Displacements, European Union, Executions, Terror, Turkey | Tagged EU, Kurds, PKK, Refugees, Terror, Turkey | Comments Off on A Terrorist Lives in Turkey
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?