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Massacre of a Kurdish family Massacre of a Kurdish family: There were very different reactions from the government and from the opposition HDP on the massacre of a Kurdish family in Konya, Turkey, while the leaders of two allied opposition parties preferred to remain silent for many hours after the...
31.07.2021
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Muazzez Orhan raised concern over Turkey’s plan to build a wall on its border with Iran emphasizing that the action is against the Kurds. Turkey has an outpost on a hill with an altitude of 3,055 on its 295-kilometer-long Iranian border! There are 27 military...
28.07.2021
The international association CFWIJ sees police violence against women journalists in Turkeyand Northern Kurdistan as one of the most pressing problems for press freedom and has launcheda petition. The CFWIJ recognizes police violence in Turkey as one of the most urgent issues. Theirmonitoring and research in the last two years...
28.07.2021
Iran  Dozens of Kurds protested electricity shortages in Kermanshah city and declared solidarity with demonstrators in Khuzestan. The Hengaw Organization for Human Rights claimed Iranian authorities arrested 20 people after the demonstrations in Kermanshah. Simultaneously, the Iranian regime killed dozens of protestors and arrested hundreds more after a week of anti-government protests...
28.07.2021
Journalist Arzu Yildiz (left), whose name recently appeared on a hit list circulated on social media, during the filming of “The Cost of Freedom,” a documentary about refugee journalists in Canada (by James Cullingham) with Luis Nájera and Abdurahman Matar. May, 2021. Journalists and artists of Turkish origin living in...
28.07.2021
All-female militias in Syria have again swelled in numbers in recent years with many women joining the call to arms despite the risks by Elizabeth Flock-Theguardian Zeynab Serekaniye, a Kurdish woman with a gap-toothed smile and a warm demeanor, never imagined she’d join a militia. The 26-year-old grew up in Ras...
28.07.2021
KNK Co-Chair Zeyneb Murad said that there is a ground for national unity in South Kurdistan adding, “All Kurdistan parties must take a stand against attacks and occupation.” Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) Co-Chair Zeyneb Murad has released a written statement regarding her visit to southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq). Murad stated...
26.07.2021
The co-chair of the Executive Council of Afrin canton has pointed out the visit of the Turkish Minister of the Interior, Süleyman Soylu, to occupied cities Afrin and Aziz, is considered as consolidation of occupation, calling on Damascus Government to assume its responsibilities. Commenting on the visit of the Turkish...
26.07.2021
Russia has begun to follow a new policy on Israeli raids on Syria, while Erdogan is deepening his crises with the West and this time from the Cyprus gate through his quest to impose Turkish Cypriot control on part of the Varosha city. The last week’s Arab newspapers discussed the...
25.07.2021
As Turkey continues to act as though following a handbook of fascism, it becomes ever more difficult to be a Kurd. The recent attacks on the offices of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have been followed by a series of bloody assaults against Kurdish citizens that demonstrate the poisonous impact...
25.07.2021
When readers noticed that the word “Kurdistan” had been censored in a Turkish translation of a Rushdie novel, they reacted, and a quick assurance came from the publisher that the book would be recalled for correction. However it emerged that previously, a Coelho novel had been similarly censored, followed by...
25.07.2021
The last farewell has been said to Hakim Dal, a Kurdish citizen of Turkey killed last week by racist assailants. He was the latest victim of 280 racist attacks that are known to have occurred within the last 10 years in the country. A group of around 60 people, some...
24.07.2021
Iraq Security forces in Erbil released a video of five ISIS (Da’esh) terrorists admitting plans to target Eid al Adha celebrations in the city with suicide attacks. At the same time, the Kurdistan Region Security Council claimed Da’esh terrorists were planning to target locations frequented by foreigners.  The US-led coalition...
21.07.2021
Parents of Kurdish fighters killed in clashes with Turkish forces moving in to occupy Afrin in 2018 reacted to the story circulated by the Turkish state news agency of a “mass grave” discovered in Afrin. On 14 July Turkey’s Anadolu Agency broadcast news claiming that the Avesta Cemetery in Afrin...
19.07.2021
A German lawyer says the ban on the Congress of the biggest Kurdish institution in Europe violates the existing legal framework of ECHR and of the German Constitution. The 4th annual European Kurdish Democratic Societies Congress (KCDK-E), which was to be held on 11 July in Cologne, was banned by...
18.07.2021
YPG reveals that the place described in Turkish media propaganda as a ‘mass grave’ is actually a cemetery containing the graves of YPG and YPJ fighters as well as civilians, which was desecrated after Turkey’s occupation of Afrin. The bodies of People’s Defence Units (YPG) and Women’s Defence Units (YPJ)...
18.07.2021
Sarah Gylnn If you are a Kurd, the Turkish state will not let you rest in peace even after you are dead. We have seen how Turkey destroys cemeteries and desecrates the bodies of Kurdish fighters so as to torture their surviving relatives – even exhuming their graves and stacking...
17.07.2021
Vice co-chair of the MXDS says Sinjar has again become a target when the return of people began. Turkey launched a military campaign in Iraqi Kurdistan on 23 April, targeting the Zap, Metina and Avashin regions, known as the Medya Defence Zones of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Sinjar (Shengal) and neighbouring...
16.07.2021