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 …Posted in Journalists, Terror, Turkey, Urgent, Violence | Tagged Curfew, Killing, Kurdistan, Turkey | Comments Off on Journalist from besieged city of Cizre: Help us!
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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
“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 …Posted in Kurdistan, Syria, Turkey | Tagged Freedom, Kurds, Syria, Turkey | Comments Off on Who Gets To Allow A Kurdish State In Syria?
On a morning in 2012, the Turkish police knocked on the door of Mehmet Öztekin’s house. He was then taken away by the police who would not provide any explanation or evidence for the charges that gave them authority to …Posted in Health, Political Prisoners, Turkey | Tagged Ill prisoner, Kurd, Turkey | Comments Off on Seriously Ill Prisoner Denied Sufficient Medical Treatment in Turkey
During protests to commemorate the execution-like killings of three Kurdish activists in Paris on January 9, 2013, clashes erupted in the Cizre district of Şırnak in North Kurdistan (southeastern Turkey) which led to Turkish police shooting and injuring yet another …Posted in Kurdistan, Turkey, Youth | Tagged Kurdish rights, Police, Protests, Turkey | Comments Off on Another Kurdish Youth Shot by Turkish Police
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) …Posted in Syria, Turkey, Violence | Tagged Kurdish, Rojava, Syria, Turkey, War, YPG | 3 Comments
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