Thousands of people fled Kobane when Islamic State (IS/formerly ISIS) militants seized control of several areas within the autonomous canton in September 2014. Some of the refugees have taken refuge i...

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 th...

At least eighty refugees from the autonomous canton of Kobane were attacked in Kayak village, Manavgat district of Antalya province in Turkey. They were reportedly attacked by racists, and several peo...

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, wrink...

Two Kurdish teenagers have been arrested by Turkish authorities in Derik district of Mardin on alleged membership of a terrorist organisation. The minors, aged 16 and 17 were detained for participatin...

This article is cross-posted from New Internationalist It has been called ‘the secret war’, ‘the unknown war’ and ‘a war inside a war’; all names for a battle that began when the Islamic S...

On Thursday, reports spread on social media that activist Kader Ortakaya had been shot by the Turkish army when she was forming part of a human chain by the Suruç-Kobanê border. The 28-year-old soci...

Today, Kurds and non-Kurds alike took to the streets all over the world to show their solidarity with the ongoing Kurdish fighters who are defending the city of Kobane against Daesh (IS) attacks that ...