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
A few months back, a friend asked me if I could help a photographer translate a few interviews from his trip to Syria and Iraq. I agreed to do it without asking who the photographer was or about the content …Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged Joey L, PKK, Rojava, Yezidi, YPG, YPJ | Comments Off on Guerrilla Fighters of Kurdistan: A conversation with photographer Joey L.
At least 90 students from Cukurova University have been arrested for attempting to commemorate the Roboski massacre (also referred to as Uludere massacre) in Adana on Thursday, 25th of December. Turkish F16 jets pounded a group of 40 Kurdish teenagers …Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
Human beings are members of a whole, In creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain, Other members uneasy will remain. Hassan Rouhani took the office of president this Saturday and it appears he did …Posted in Discrimination, Iran, Political Prisoners, Protests, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Continuation of Human Rights Violations Against Kurds In Iran
Confidentiality has been decreed on the probe regarding the massacre that took place during the protest against the construction of military outposts in the Kayacık village of Diyarbakır’s Lice district Diyarbakır Public Prosecution Office authorized with the 10th article of …Posted in Protests, Turkey, Uncategorized, Violence | Comments Off on Prosecutors decree confidentiality on the probe into Lice Massacre
Dilan Alp, a 17-year old Kurdish high school student, was rushed to the hospital after she was struck to the head by a police tear gas canister during May Day celebrations yesterday. According to AFP, at least 28 people, including riot police, …Posted in Protests, Uncategorized, Women, Youth | Comments Off on Istanbul police injure 17-year old Dilan Alp on May Day
For a long time after the Syrian uprising began almost two years ago, West Kurdistan (the Kurdish northern parts of Syria, also called Rojava) remained free of fights between the regime and the Free Syrian Army. This has since changed …Posted in Call to Actions, Culture, Discrimination, Media, Protests, Syria, Turkey, Uncategorized | 1 Comment
Aleppo, Syria: One of the most diverse cities of Syria didn’t see any of the supposed ceasefire that was supposed to be implemented across Syria over Eid al Adha. Aleppo, which hosts a large Kurdish minority and has been the …Posted in Protests, Syria, Torture, Uncategorized, Violence | Comments Off on Kidnappings and Conflicts: Kurdish Civilians Heavily Affected in Syria