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?
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
Mr. Ibrahim Parlak, a 52-year-old Kurdish restaurant owner from Michigan, USA, faces possible deportation to Turkey where he was imprisoned and tortured before fleeing to the United States in the early 1990s. Mr. Parlak was active in the Kurdish rights …Posted in Activism, Call to Actions, Torture, Turkey | Tagged Kurdish rights, torture, Turkey | Comments Off on Kurdish-American Ibrahim Parlak Accused of PKK-affiliation Faces Deportation to Turkey
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