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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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A false Messiah: Turkey’s negative role in the Middle East

Posted on by Naila Bozo

This article is cross-posted from New Internationalist It has been called ‘the secret war’, ‘the unknown war’ and ‘a war inside a war’; all names for a battle that began when the Islamic State (IS) launched its attack on Kobanê, …

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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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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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Turkey jails Kurdish politician

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Leyla Zana is an outspoken critic of Turkey’s evident discrimination against the Kurdish minority. She has been fighting for Kurdish human rights for many years and was previously imprisoned for 10 years, a harsh price for her peaceful activism. The …

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