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
Serdal Benli, a Kurdish-Danish politician, received the following mail from journalist Asya Tekin who is currently in the Kurdish town of Cizre in Şirnak province. Right now I am in the town of Cizre in Şirnak province. For the past …Posted in Journalists, Terror, Turkey, Urgent, Violence | Tagged Curfew, Killing, Kurdistan, Turkey | Comments Off on Journalist from besieged city of Cizre: Help us!
The Women’s Initiative for Peace (based in Turkey) is calling on everyone to take a stand against Turkey´s proposal of creating a buffer zone in Syria. The statement can be read in full below: Urgent Call: Stand Against Demands for …Posted in Activism, Call to Actions, Displacements, Protests, Syria, Turkey, United Nations, Urgent | 1 Comment
We left Erbil in the morning two weeks ago to meet the Yezidis who had managed to escape ISIS terror, Shoresh Rahem, KRG’s representative in Sweden, another friend and I. The camps in Duhok and Zakho were filled with people …Posted in Call to Actions, Displacements, Genocide, Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria, United Nations, Urgent | Tagged Iraq, ISIS, Kurds, UN, Yezidis | 1 Comment
The disastrous situation in Kurdish cities in Iraq and northern Iraq continues after The Islamic State (IS) a week ago took control of cities in the area. Up to 150,000 Yezidi Kurds are still trapped in the mountains and they …Posted in Call to Actions, Discrimination, Genocide, Iraq, Kurdistan, Terror, United Nations, Urgent | Tagged Iraq, IS, Kurd, Kurdistan, Yezidi | Comments Off on Interview with Zerin Khalaf, a Yezidi Kurd
A two week long battle has been raging in Rojava, Syria for control of the Kurdish city of Serê Kaniyê, right on the Turkish-Syrian border. Two Islamist brigades, Jabhat al-Nusra and Ghuraba al-Sham, affiliated with the Free Syrian Army have attempted …Posted in Reports, Syria, Turkey, Urgent, Violence | Comments Off on Report: FSA brigades attack Serê Kaniyê
In the deadly night raid by Turkish jets, local residents and activists from Sirnex have told us 20 people are reportedly killed. Among them; Salih Encu, M. Ali Tosun and Yüksel Ürek. The number of injured is currently unknown because …Posted in Turkey, Urgent | Comments Off on 20 Villagers reportedly killed by Turkish jets, and many injured
A Kurdish Med student has been arrested in Iran. Rojin Mohemedi was arrested upon her return to Iran. She studied at Manila Medical School of Philippines and has been transferred to Evin prison. The charges against her include incitement of …Posted in Iran, Kurdistan, Urgent, Women | Comments Off on Kurdish girl arrested in Iran