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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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From Damascus Street to Kurdistan

Posted on by Naila Bozo

The resilience of the Kurdish people in the face of decades upon decades of oppression has awed many people around the world yet elicited no sufficient, if any, pressure from foreign governments. Living in what is described as an “invisible …

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Turkish Police Attack Kurds Protesting Closure of School

Posted on by Naila Bozo

When Turkey’s ruling party AKP announced its “democratic package” that among other things included reforms meant to address Kurdish calls for greater rights, some people expressed hope in this promise while others, especially Kurds, remained skeptical. AKP and its supporters …

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From a Kurd to Kurds: We Must Stand Firm on LGBT Rights

Posted on by Naila Bozo

Photo by Bezav Mahmod (www.bezavmahmod.com)   I am sitting on a couch in a small dorm room, flicking through the pages of the latest issue of Vogue Magazine. My friend is pouring me Kurdish tea that he just made in …

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Kurdish Boy Found Disabled, Alone On Mount Sinjar Passed Away

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Terrifying stories about the plight of the people in Kurdistan and Iraq fleeing the terrorist group Islamic State are shaking the world and has forced the international community to take immediate action to relieve their suffering. The United Nations has …

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Yezidi refugees without passports denied access to Turkey

Posted on by Asli Sena Kücükyildiz

In his last speech he held as the head of AKP last week, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claimed: “The only country that opened its doors to the Yezidis is Turkey, we have accepted 2 thousand Yezidis and are sending help to …

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Interview with Zerin Khalaf, a Yezidi Kurd

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The disastrous situation in Kurdish cities in Iraq and northern Iraq continues after The Islamic State (IS) a week ago took control of cities in the area. Up to 150,000 Yezidi Kurds are still trapped in the mountains and they …

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