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
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!
In July 2015, I went to the city of Kobane in the Kurdish de facto autonomous region in Syria called Rojava to work at a hospital in my capacity as a medical student. Kobane became a symbol of unwavering resistance …Posted in Kurdistan, Syria, Violence | Tagged Rojava Syria YPG YPJ Kurds | Comments Off on To Martyr Zozan: My time at the military hospital in Kobane
As many as 5,000 women and girls are victims of honour killings every year worldwide, often killed by members of their own family. Many honour killings have also taken place in Europe and America including the murder of Fadime Şahindal, …Posted in Culture, Kurdistan, Violence, Women, Youth | Tagged Before Snowfall, Honour killing, journey, Kurdistan, movie, women | Comments Off on Before Snowfall: An Interview with Hisham Zaman
Recently, my friend and fellow Kurdish rights activist Firat Jacob Tas came home from a trip to Kobanê in Rojava (northern Syria) that has been the battleground for intense fighting between Kurdish armed forces YPG/YPJ and the Islamic State (IS) …Posted in Syria, Turkey, Violence | Tagged Kurdish, Rojava, Syria, Turkey, War, YPG | 3 Comments
In August 2014, Islamic State (IS/ISIS) militants seized control of Shingal, a predominately Kurdish-Yezidi (also referred to as Ezidi) town. Thousands of men were rounded up, and killed because of their religious affiliation. Women were kidnapped, some sold on the …Posted in Kurdistan, Violence, Women | Comments Off on Yezidi children commit suicide to avoid ISIS sex slavery — Report
First a picture of a boy. Then a black flood overlaid with meter upon meter of red, yellow and green fabric, moving in waves on the shoulders of those beneath it. Finally pale hands, dark hands, wrinkled, callused, steady hands …Posted in Free speech, Political Prisoners, Protests, Terror, Turkey, Violence, Youth | Tagged Kurds, Peace, Terror, Turkey | Comments Off on In Turkey, a Child is a Terrorist