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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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A Terrorist Lives in Turkey

Posted on by Naila Bozo

Since summer last year Turkish armed forces have been laying siege on neighborhoods and entire districts in Kurdish towns and cities under the guise of state-imposed, around-the-clock curfews, killing more than 250 civilians and displacing 350,000 people in the Kurdish …

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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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Questioning the legitimacy of the Kurdish struggle

Posted on by Naila Bozo

On November 1st, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) regained its majority in Turkey’s parliament which will secure the continuation of the single-party government that has been ruling Turkey the past 13 years. The votes were much to the dismay …

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Who Gets To Allow A Kurdish State In Syria?

Posted on by Naila Bozo

“I am saying this to the whole world: We will never allow the establishment of a state on our southern border in the north of Syria.” Such were the words of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, president of Turkey, to guests during …

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Dutch journalist arrested in Turkey

Posted on by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

A Dutch journalist Frederike Geerdink has been arrested by Turkish authorities on Tuesday morning. She is widely known to have covered Kurdish-related incidents in the country. She tweeted from her personal account, “Terrorism police just search my house, team of …

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Roboskî Massacre and Snowden: A new year for Kurdish activists

Posted on by Naila Bozo

Three years ago, a U.S. Predator drone spotted movement on Turkey’s border with Iraq. As part of a close collaboration between the U.S. and Turkey with the task of closely monitoring the Kurdish armed fighters of PKK (Kurdistan Worker’s Party), …

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In Turkey, a Child is a Terrorist

Posted on by Naila Bozo

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, wrinkled, callused, steady hands …

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