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A letter from the basement of death in Cizre

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

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 …

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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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Journalist from besieged city of Cizre: Help us!

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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 …

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Lipstick Revolution

Posted on by Naila Bozo

              One day they are terrorists, the next day they are femme fatales fighting Islamic State (Daesh). The discussion of whether Kurdish female fighters are the first, the second or something third is a …

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Halabja Is Our Present And Our Future

Posted on by Naila Bozo

I wanted to write a moving piece. I wanted to write in commemoration of the Halabja Massacre that claimed the lives of more than 5,000 Kurdish civilians in a poison gas attack in 1988 carried out on the orders of Saddam Hussein, …

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Celebrating Kurdish Women: ‘Today, They Rewrite Their Own History’

Posted on by Naila Bozo

Today, people are celebrating International Women’s Day. To some it is a day to celebrate women like Mother’s Day but to others it is a day to mark women’s past, present and future struggle to achieve empowerment and equality with …

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Before Snowfall: An Interview with Hisham Zaman

Posted on by Asli Sena Kücükyildiz

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, …

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Iran: Two Kurdish Political Prisoners Executed

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A France-based organisation, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network claims that it has confirmed reports that brothers Ali and Habib Afshari have been executed. They were arrested in late 2010/early 2011 on charges of  ‘waging enmity against God’ through ‘propaganda activities’ and ‘membership in a dissident …

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