Two Kurdish protesters have died of gunshot wounds sustained during fierce clashes with Turkish soldiers in the country’s southeast on Saturday, AFP writes. Three people, including two soldiers, were hospitalised after the demonstrators opened fire, hurled stones and fireworks at …Posted in Protests, Suppression, Turkey, Violence, Youth | 1 Comment
The events in Syria, the abhorrent actions of Boko Haram, the increasing violence in Ukraine are just a few headlines that have summoned our attention of late. But now, Kurds in Southern Kurdistan under the protection of the Kurdistan Regional …Posted in Call to Actions, Culture, Discrimination, General, Kurdistan, Violence, Women, Youth | Tagged Women Violence Murder KRG Kurdistan | 3 Comments
On April 23, 1920, The Grand National Assembly of Turkey was established. This day was later dedicated to the children of Turkey and the world and it was declared The Holiday of National Sovereignty and Children. Numerous events are organized …Posted in Turkey, Youth | Comments Off on Happy Children’s Day: 633 children killed in Turkey in 2013
On April 7, Kurdish students at the Near East University in Nicosia were attacked by a group of between 50 and 60 people, reports Dicle News Agency. The group …Posted in Violence, Youth | Comments Off on Kurdish students attacked in Cyprus
Yesterday, the 10-year old Mehmet Ezer was shot in the head by the police with a tear-gas canister. The incident took place during a rally for the pro-Kurdish BDP in Silvan, a town of Diyarbakir. After getting the initial treatment …Posted in BDP, Leyla Zana, Turkey, Violence, Youth | 1 Comment
In the beginning of the 1990s, when intense battles were taking place between PKK and the Turkish Security Forces, the Law on the Fight Against Terrorism (Terörle Mücadele Kanunu, TMK) was …Posted in Call to Actions, Political Prisoners, Trials, Turkey, Youth | Comments Off on Juvenile prisons in Turkey should be closed
Ergani – 6 members of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party’s (BDP) youth assembly were Friday night detained by undercover police, reports Dicle News Agency. They were arrested after leaving a football match and brought to Ergani District Police Headquarters. …Posted in BDP, Political Prisoners, Turkey, Youth | Comments Off on 3 youth members of BDP arrested for propaganda
On November 16, Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, uttered the word “Kurdistan” in public when he was giving a speech in the Kurdish city of Amed, its official name being Diyarbakir after order from Atatürk in 1937, the …Posted in Discrimination, Free speech, Hunger Strikes, Kurdistan, Language, Political Prisoners, Protests, Torture, Trials, Turkey, Youth | Comments Off on What peace process, Erdogan and Barzanî?