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“Operation Hypocrisy” – A Legal Criticism of the Turkish Military in Afrin

Posted on by Laszlo Bugyi

On January 21st, Anadolu Agency, the state-run Turkish news agency, ran a story with the headline “Muslims pray in Mecca for Turkey’s victory in Afrin” implying a positive moral foundation of Turkey’s “Operation Olive Branch” with the goal of securing …

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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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Who Owns The Syrian Revolution?

Posted on by Naila Bozo

                          I recognized the importance of Syria in my life through my separation from it. The hours before going to the airport made me feel weak. The departure …

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Kobane Canton Bans Polygamy, Underage Marriage

Posted on by Alliance for Kurdish Rights

According to Evrensel Media, the Women’s Commission of Kobane Canton, one of three cantons that make up the Rojava self-rule, has passed new regulations that ban underage marriages, polygamy and exchange of brides within the family. Zêrîn Kutay and Rabîa …

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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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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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‘What I Saw In Kobanê’

Posted on by Naila Bozo

Recently, my friend and fellow Kurdish rights activist Firat Jacob Tas came home from a trip to Kobanê in Rojava (northern Syria) that has been the battleground for intense fighting between Kurdish armed forces YPG/YPJ and the Islamic State (IS) …

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