Ez mafê xwe dizanim! I know my rights!

Ez mafê xwe dizanim! I know my rights!

Ez mafê xwe dizanim! I know my rights! Manual on human rights education and the right to mother tongue education Based on the experiences of Kurdish youth workers and Kurdish langu ...

Syrian Kurds Deserve a Seat at the Negotiating Table

Syrian Kurds Deserve a Seat at the Negotiating Table

Published by The Wall Street Journal on Jan. 8, 2017 By Stuart Rollo The beginning of 2017 is shaping up to be a critical period in the Syrian Kurds’ campaign to defeat Islamic Sta ...

AKP’s Toledo plan: 6 outposts to be built in Sur

AKP’s Toledo plan: 6 outposts to be built in Sur

Published by Kurdishinfo on 3/1/2017 A whole history has been destroyed by the state forces in the intense clashes in Amed’s Sur district that started on November 28, 2015 and last ...

Turkey extends state of emergency by three months

Turkey extends state of emergency by three months

Published by DW on 4/1/2017 Following the New Year's attack at an Istanbul nightclub, Turkey has extended its state of emergency for three more months. The news came as Turkish aut ...

Nadia Murad slams Iraqi Kurdistan government over YAZDA closure

Nadia Murad slams Iraqi Kurdistan government over YAZDA closure

Published by Ekurd Daily on 4/1/2017 HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish Yazidi activist and survivor of enslavement by the Islamic State group Nadia Murad has criticiz ...

Bodies of 58 people killed in Nusaybin still not given to families

Bodies of 58 people killed in Nusaybin still not given to families

Published by Kurdishinfo on 2/1/2016 Bodies of 58 people killed in Mardin’s Nusaybin district are yet to be given to their families despite the fact that 9 months have passed since ...

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels clash with Kurdish-led forces near Al-Bab

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels clash with Kurdish-led forces near Al-Bab

UPDATE by the Kurdish Institute staff: Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are trying to recaptrure Al-Arima, a city held by Daesh (IS) between Manbij and al-Bab,while Turkish airplanes ...

A letter from the president of San Miguel PEN about the situation in the Kurdish region of Turkey

Dear President and Members of the Peace Committee of International PEN, Dear President and Members of the PEN Turkey Centre and Kurdish PEN Centre, As many of you know, the Turkish government is continuing their harsh repression of the civil rights and Freedom of Expression of their Kurdish citizens. On the 3rdof October 2016, the Kurdish Channel Med-Nuçe was shut down by their satellite provider, on Turkey ...

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Turkey: Emergency Decrees Facilitate Torture – Human Rights Watch

"Because of the state of emergency, nobody will care if I kill you. I will just say I shot you while you tried to run away." -Police officer to a detainee, overheard by family members of another detainee "You won’t make it out of here alive. We now have 30 days." -Police officer referencing the extended period of police detention to a detainee whilethreatening to rape him with a baton, as told to the detain ...

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The government will not be able to make the people’s will surrender (HDP statement)

Last night the co-mayors of Diyarbakir City Council, Ms. Gültan Kışanak and Mr. Fırat Anlı, were detained and their houses and the city council buildings were searched. This is an extremely unlawful and arbitrary practice. The Erdoğan-AKP government is continuing to disrespect the will of the people with feelings of revenge. By taking such hostile attitude toward the political will of Kurdish people, the go ...

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Stop Turkish invasion in Northern-Syria

Turkish fighter-jets are bombing villages in Shehba and Efrin-Rojava-Kurdistan In an active pursuit to prevent the development of the resistance situation against terrorism and extremist groups, the Turkish air forces bombed the villages of Um Al Housh and Um Al Qura hours after their liberation from Daesh. In addition, Turkish artillery have shelled villages in the Shehba and Efrin areas. As a result of th ...

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Özgüden à Napoli: ‘Un régime islamo-fasciste au sein de l’Europe” – Özgüden in Naples: “An islamo-fascist regime within Europe”

NAPLES - Turkey is an "Islamofascist regime within Europe, a country in which over 100 journalists are in prison", said journalist and former member of the Turkish Workers' Party Dogan Ozguden on Tuesday. Ozguden, 81, was speaking at the opening of 'Imbavagliati', the international festival of civil journalism running in Naples until September 24. "The coup in July has only served to legitimise a repression ...

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Thousands of Kurdish teachers suspended in Turkey

by Lorin Sarkis / Roni Alasor Brussels, 9 September 2016 - Middle East Diplomatic (MED) – Around 11 300 Kurdish teachers have been suspended in Turkey for alleged ties with Kurdish movement – PKK. Now, Erdogan and his pm accuse over 20 000 Kurdish teachers and many thousands Kurds working in the public administration to be associated with PKK. 40 teachers were arrested yesterday in the Kurdish capital Amed ...

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Yurdatapan: EU should be tougher with Erdogan

by Roni Alasor / Lorin Sarkis Brussels, 12 September 2016 - Middle East Diplomatic (MED) - Speaking at a briefing in the Press Club Brussels, organised by European and International Federations of Journalists (EFJ/IFJ), Sanar Yurdatapan, composer, human rights activist and initiator of Freedom of Expression network of Turkey, said that if EU wants to achieve positive changes for democracy, freedom, fundamen ...

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URGENT APPEAL against the foreign intervention by the Turkish state in Syria

We, intellectuals, writers, artists, politicians and human rights defenders, seek to draw urgent attention to the Turkish state’s invasion in Northern Syria and Rojava. The Turkish army invaded the Northern Syrian City of Jarablus on 24 August 2016, using anti-ISIS operations as a pretext. The operation was in collaboration with the Syrian arm of El-Qaida (Jabhat Fatah al-Sham) and groups like Ahrar El-Sham ...

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Solidarity with daily Özgür Gündem and its detained or harassed journalists (Info-Türk)

By: Info-Türk Solidarity with daily Özgür Gündem and its detained or harassed journalists Solidarity also with Ragip Zarakolu, Asli Erdogan, Eren Keskin and Filiz Koçali Daily Özgür Gündem, which has been shut down by court order, has been released as a special four-page edition carrying the headline “We will not give in”. The daily, published in solidarity, appeared in newsstands as a special edition of At ...

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The AKP government’s attacks against the free press continue! (press release KNK)

Turkish state closes largest Kurdish daily newspaper The voice of the Kurds and democrats Ozgur Gundem has been closed down. The daily newspaper Ozgur Gundem, known for its publications on the Kurdish question and democracy in Turkey, has been closed down by the AKP government today (16/08/2016). Ozgur Gundem was formed in 30 May,1992, and was first shut down on 14 April, 1994. Many of its issues have been ...

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