Category: Women

Kurdish Lawyers Founding Own Legal System in Rojava

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The struggle of the people of Rojava (West Kurdistan/Northern Syria) is not merely characterized by its armed resistance against the Syrian army or Al Qaeda-linked rebel groups. It is unique in that Kurdish civilians early in the uprising opened Kurdish …

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From Pen to Sword: Kurdish Women Warriors in Syria

Posted on by Naila Bozo

In January 2011, I got lost in Qamişlo, the unofficial capital of Rojava (West Kurdistan/northern Syria). I wandered around the streets that all looked alike: broken pavements, small houses side by side with flat roofs, bigger and three-storey high buildings …

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Saturday Mothers of Turkey: “Human Life or Political Power?”

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The Saturday Mothers of Turkey gathered in the Galatasaray Square in Istanbul this week again instead of visiting their children at their graveyards. Meeting at the Galatasaray Square for the 437th time this year with the pictures of their beloved …

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Fatwa Announced from Mosques to Kill Kurds in Rojava, Say Survivors of Massacre

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Three of the families who fled to the desert to survive the massacre committed by Al-Nusra and FSA militants in the Tel Aran and Tel Hasil districts of Aleppo arrived in Afrin. Out of the 3 families that consisted of …

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Kurdish correspondent detained in Istanbul

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Mütha Çetin, a correspondent working for Dicle News Agency (mostly covers news about the Kurdish issue) has been detained in Istanbul, Fırat News Agency (ANF) reported. Çetin has been detained by police officers for an unknown reason while trying to …

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79-Year-Old Kurdish Mother: “I don’t want to die in this prison!”

Posted on by Uzay Bulut

The Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan said on the occasion of the international human rights day on 10 December 2012 the following: Protecting and developing human rights, democracy and principles of the state of law have been some of our …

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No Mother’s Day for Kurdish Mothers

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Kurdish mothers did not celebrate Mother’s Day this year either. Some of them have children who are guerillas in the mountains, some of them are behind bars, and some have lost their lives in conflicts. Özgür Gündem Newspaper in Turkey …

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17-year-old Kurdish high school student killed by fascists in Turkey

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Kahraman Kaya, a 17-year-old Kurdish boy who was attacked by a fascist group in Istanbul and was taken into intensive care since the incident, lost his life today. Last Thursday, 10 Kurdish students went outside the school to come together …

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