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Explosions kill 6 civilians, injure more than 30 in Qamishlo

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

Three explosions in the city center of Qamishlo on Monday has left 6 civilians dead and at least 30 wounded, say local reports and AFP. Qamishlo is located in the northeastern region of Rojava near the border with Turkey. It is …

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Call to Action: Kurdish political prisoner denied medical aid in Iran

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Kurdish political prisoner Zeynab Jalalian continues to be denied sufficient medical treatment, writes Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) who has spoken to Ms. Jalalian’s family. Zeynab Jalalian is a Kurdish woman in the beginning of her thirties who was …

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Kurdish teacher detained by Iran: Freedom for Zara Mohammedi

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Zara Mohammedi, a 27-year-old Kurdish teacher, was arrested on May 23rd, 2019 by Iranian authorities for teaching Kurdish children to speak and read in their mother tongue. She was arrested alongside two other teachers, Idris Menbari and Rebwar Menbari; they …

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Who am I? Kurdistan’s Resistance in Art

Posted on by Naila Bozo

                My summers in Syria were hazy but not just due to the heat and the dust swirled up by cars moving fast through the streets. The people of Qamişlo (Al-Kamishli), a city …

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The song of Kurdistan met with barking bullets and choking gas

Posted on by Kenan Meral

In the most authentic sense, the establishment of Rojava will reject the chaos of terror, pursue the enfranchisement disempowered classes of all varieties, and primarily export the culture of democracy. With the keen will power of strong women and men, …

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Mother, I Am Guerrilla

Posted on by Naila Bozo

He looked like my father, the grey-haired, tanned Kurdish mayor of a little district made up of only 120,000 people in southeastern Turkey. To me, most Kurdish men who have fathered children look alike. They are stern. They are sometimes …

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Kurdish-American Ibrahim Parlak Accused of PKK-affiliation Faces Deportation to Turkey

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Mr. Ibrahim Parlak, a 52-year-old Kurdish restaurant owner from Michigan, USA, faces possible deportation to Turkey where he was imprisoned and tortured before fleeing to the United States in the early 1990s. Mr. Parlak was active in the Kurdish rights …

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Three Kurdish Politicians Killed by Turkish Armed Forces

Posted on by Naila Bozo

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 …

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