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 …Posted in Displacements, Free speech, Human Rights Watch, Journalists, Political Prisoners, Protests, Suppression, Terror, Turkey | Tagged Freedom, Guerrilla, Kurdish rights, Kurds, PKK, Turkey, War | Comments Off on Mother, I Am Guerrilla
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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 …Posted in Censorship, Discrimination, Displacements, European Union, Executions, Terror, Turkey | Tagged EU, Kurds, PKK, Refugees, Terror, Turkey | Comments Off on A Terrorist Lives in Turkey
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 …Posted in Activism, Call to Actions, Discrimination, Displacements, Executions, Free speech, Journalists, Kurdistan, Media, Protests, Terror, Torture, Turkey, Urgent, Violence, Women | Tagged Kurdish rights, Kurdistan, PKK, Turkey, Violence, women | Comments Off on Three Kurdish Politicians Killed by Turkish Armed Forces
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 …Posted in Discrimination, Syria, Terror, Turkey | Tagged Freedom, ISIS, Kurdish rights, Kurds, PKK, Syria, Turkey | Comments Off on Questioning the legitimacy of the Kurdish struggle
A few months back, a friend asked me if I could help a photographer translate a few interviews from his trip to Syria and Iraq. I agreed to do it without asking who the photographer was or about the content …Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged Joey L, PKK, Rojava, Yezidi, YPG, YPJ | Comments Off on Guerrilla Fighters of Kurdistan: A conversation with photographer Joey L.
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 …Posted in Free speech, Journalists, Turkey | Tagged Geerdink, Journalist, Kurds, PKK, Turkey | Comments Off on Dutch journalist arrested in Turkey
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), …Posted in Activism, Free speech, Terror, Turkey, Youth | Tagged Kurds, NSA, PKK, Roboski, Snowden, Turkey | Comments Off on Roboskî Massacre and Snowden: A new year for Kurdish activists