Undemocratic government take-over of Kurdish municipalities continues (update)

Undemocratic government take-over of Kurdish municipalities continues (update)

Below is the list of democratically elected co-mayors from the Kurdish region imprisoned by the Turkish regime. Added to this is the list of municipalities led by the pro-Kurdish D ...

Aleppo Mince. Sixty-eight dead lives.

Aleppo Mince. Sixty-eight dead lives.

This text was published on Guernica on 25 February 2017. By Selahattin DemirtaƟ, translated from Turkish by Nicholas Glastonbury This week in the PEN/Guernica Flash series, we feat ...

In photos: Animals shot, houses burned, people tortured in blockaded Kurdish villages

In photos: Animals shot, houses burned, people tortured in blockaded Kurdish villages

Published on KomNews on 2 March 2017. The military blockades of Korukoy (Xeraba Bave) and Doganli (Talate), two villages in Turkey’s southeastern Nusaybin district were lifted on W ...

Invitation for Observing the Referendum in Turkey on April 16th, 2017

Invitation for Observing the Referendum in Turkey on April 16th, 2017

Dear friends, Below you will find an invitation for international observers for the upcoming referendum in Turkey 16th of April. The referendum for the Constitutional amendments to ...

International Mother Language Day – Ez mafĂȘ xwe dizanim! I know my rights!

International Mother Language Day – Ez mafĂȘ xwe dizanim! I know my rights!

21 February is International Mother Language Day, a day that promotes ‘preservation and protection of all languages used by people of the world’. While an estimated 50 million peop ...

TURKEY FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY YEAR IN REVIEW (HDP report)

TURKEY FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY YEAR IN REVIEW (HDP report)

Report published by the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) on the 21st of January 2017 about the crackdown on freedom and democracy in Turkey. TITLES: ï€±ï€ź MEDIA/PRESS FREED ...

Turkey seeks 15 year sentences for singing Kurdish songs

Turkey seeks 15 year sentences for singing Kurdish songs

Published by KOMNNEWS on 3th of February 2017 A prosecutor in Turkey has demanded fifteen year sentences for twelve young men who were arrested last year for singing in Kurdish. Fo ...

PETITION: Stop the Genocide of the Kurdish People in Erdogan’s Turkey

Sign and share this petition on the website of Change.org Beloved Believers in Rights of All People! With Trump heading the American government; it up to you and I to be the Protectors of Human Rights here and around the World! We must speak up! Only the attention of the world at large will stop the genocidal actions of Turkish authorities against the Kurds! Only our pressure on Turkish President Erdogan wi ...

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Siege of Kurdish village continues: 6 people killed, 2 children taken hostage – reports

Published by KOMNEWS on 20 February 2017 The siege of a village in Turkey’s southeastern Kurdish region and reports of torture and killing has led to consternation. According to latest reports two children have been taken hostage by security forces and six people killed. Korukoy (Xerabe Bava) village in Mardin’s Nusaybin district has been under siege since 11 February by Turkish security forces. A  curfew w ...

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Siege of Kurdish village: 39 detained, 2 disappeared, 3 killed – reports

Published by KOMNEWS on 19 February 2017 The siege of Kurdish village Korukoy in Turkey’s southeastern Nusaybin district continues. According to reports 39 people have been detained, two disappeared and three killed. Several women who were able to leave the village to be taken to hospital spoke to reporters about developments in the area, which has been under siege for nine days. Necla Dogan told Sujin news ...

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What’s Happening in Koruköy? Ongoing military operations and communications blackout in Kurdish village (HDP statement)

Ongoing military operations and communications blackout in Kurdish village What's Happening in Koruköy? We demand urgent information from reliable sources. For the last nine days, there has been no communication with the people in K0ruköy (Xereba Bava), a village in Turkey's southeastern district of Nusaybin (Mardin province), that is under round-the-clock military curfew and has been cut off from electrica ...

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Ez mafĂȘ xwe dizanim! I know my rights!

Ez mafĂȘ 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 language teachers in Turkey This manual is the result of the Erasmus+-project “Ez mafĂȘ xwe dizanim”, which means “I Know my Rights” in Kurdish. The project aims to enhance the awareness of the universal right to education in your own m ...

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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 State and secure a measure of political autonomy in their homeland. How President-elect Trump manages the competing interests and alliances in Syria will directly affect the Kurds’ destiny. He ought to stand with these steadfast Amer ...

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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 lasted 104 days. Demolition still continues in several parts of the district, where the curfew also continues in 6 neighborhoods. Homes have been demolished and 40.000 people have become homeless. There isn’t even rubble left behind f ...

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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 authorities continued their search for the main suspect in the attack. The Turkish parliament on Tuesday voted in favor of extending its state of emergency, which was set to expire January 19, for an additional three months. Deputy P ...

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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 criticized Iraqi Kurdistan government for closing YAZDA group office in Duhok city. Murad called on Iraqi Kurdistan to reverse the decision, writing on social media that it is a “shame to close the (organisation) that supports my campaign ...

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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 the curfew that was declared by the governorate in the district on March 14, 2016. Families of 83 people applied to Mardin Forensics Institution in order to retrieve their relatives’ bodies since the curfew was partially lifted o ...

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