STOP TURKEY`S WAR ON THE KURDS: Turkey air strikes hit Afrin, a Kurdish city in Northern Syria, killing and wounding several civilians (KNK statement)

STOP TURKEY`S WAR ON THE KURDS: Turkey air strikes hit Afrin, a Kurdish city in Northern Syria, killing and wounding several civilians (KNK statement)

STOP TURKEY`S WAR ON THE KURDS Turkey air strikes hit Afrin, a Kurdish city in Northern Syria, killing and wounding several civilians Not only the Kurds even Christians, Arabs and ...

Stop Turkey`s war on the Kurds and #DefendAfrin (KNK statement)

Stop Turkey`s war on the Kurds and #DefendAfrin (KNK statement)

The seven year long internal conflict in Syria turned into an international war, which resulted in the killings of hundreds of thousands of people and the displacement of millions, ...

Stop Turkey`s war on the Kurds and #DefendAfrin

Stop Turkey`s war on the Kurds and #DefendAfrin

The seven year long internal conflict in Syria turned into an international war, which resulted in the killings of hundreds of thousands of people and the displacement of millions, ...

Film DIL LEYLA @ festival Elles Tournent

Film DIL LEYLA @ festival Elles Tournent

ELLES TOURNENT FESTIVAL #10, 25 – 28 JANUARY 2018 Film DIL LEYLA (Asli Özarslan): Sam/Zat 27/01/2018, 17:00 À 26 ans, la charismatique Leyla devient la plus jeune maire de Cizre, c ...

Call to Observe the trial of HDP co-chairs Mr. Selahattin Demirtaş and Ms Figen Yüksekdağ (HDP)

Call to Observe the trial of HDP co-chairs Mr. Selahattin Demirtaş and Ms Figen Yüksekdağ (HDP)

HDP’s co-chair Mr. Selahattin Demirtaş was arrested on 4 November 2016 together with co-chair Ms. Figen Yüksekdağ and seven other MPs. Mr. Demirtaş has been in Edirne F Type Prison ...

A vivid picture of hypocrisy: Macron and Erdogan trade arms as Kurds mourn

This article was published on The Region on 6 January 2018. Five years ago Tuesday, three revolutionary Kurdish women— PKK founding member Sakine Cansiz, KNK Representative to France Fidan Dogan and youth activist Leyla Soylemez—were murdered in Paris on the orders of the Turkish state. This year, just days after the PKK’s capture of high-ranking MIT agents proved the Turkish state’s role in the assassinati ...

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Homage to Demirtas: As he steps down, more leaders will rise

This article was published on The Region on 5 January 2018. Selahattin Demirtas, who is the co-leader of the ‘Peoples’ Democratic Party’ (HDP) in Turkey, will be stepping down from his position. This comes after a recent HDP party meeting where a letter from Demirtas was read out before the congress. It is a heavy blow to the Kurdish party, which is the third largest and youngest Turkish party in government ...

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Peace in Kurdistan petition: No Exclusion of Democratic Federation of Northern Syria From Geneva Peace talks

The inclusion of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria in the peace talks in Geneva is of fundamental importance.  We are concerned that the international community does not betray Rojava and the millions of civilians relying on it for survival. The Democratic Federation of Northern Syria has been at the forefront of the battle against ISIS. It has been the “boots on the ground” for the US led coaliti ...

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TEV-DEM statement on recent Bashar Assad statement

Dear Sir/Madam, The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the International Coalition against ISIS have now triumphed over the most brutal organisation that committed all forms of barbarism against the international community. Along with the ongoing fight against the extremist groups, we have been working hard to establish a democratic system in Northern Syria based on religious toleration, inter-ethnic cooper ...

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In Turkey, academics asking for peace are accused of terrorism – Judith Butler and Başak Ertür

Published on the Opinion pages of The Guardian on 11 December 2017 A petition asking Turkey to end violence against Kurds has been distorted by the president’s regime – and its signatories vilified. We must rally behind them! Last week the trials began in Istanbul of those who signed the Academics for Peace petition in January 2016. A total of 148 trials are scheduled through to May 2018, with new trials ex ...

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The Trial of Figen Yüksekdağ and Selahattin Demirtas – Blog by International Observer and Barrister, Margaret Owen

Published by Peace in Kurdistan 8 Deecmber 2017 Blog post from International Trial Observer and Barrister, Margaret Owen (pictured) Wednesday, December 6 Ms Figen Yüksekdağ is charged, under the Anti Terror Law, with inciting violence, making propaganda for a terrorist organisation ( PKK)  and establishing and managing a terrorist organisation. These accusations were made on the basis of speeches she had ma ...

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A short documentary on Ilisu Dam project: ‘Water’s Date of Death’

Published by Jin News on 12 December 2017 The people living in 12.000-year-old town Hasankeyf speak about the heritage of their region and what the planned destruction would mean for culture, ten thousands of people and nature in a 20-minute documentary by Ali Ergül called “Water's Date of Death”. The 12,000 year old city of Hasankeyf will be submerged if the Ilisu Dam project is completed. The director Ali ...

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EUTCC Final Resolution 2017

14th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON "THE EU, TURKEY, THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE KURDS" Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 of January 2017 European Parliament, Brussels   DEMOCRATIC ALTERNATIVE TO TYRANNY AND CHAOS IN THE MIDDLE EAST - KURDISH VISION AND STRATEGIES THE FINAL RESOLUTION OF THE 14th ANNUAL EUTCC CONFERENCE 2017   The Annual International Conference on the EU, Turkey and the Kurds was hosted by t ...

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On Human Rights Day (KNK statement)

10th December is Human Rights Day which is celebrated internationally. Today we are celebrating its seventieth anniversary. It was sixty-nine years ago, on 10 December 1948, when the world was just emerging from the aftermath of the Second World War whose horrors claimed so many victims and whose impact affected all peoples. The people of Kurdistan did not go unaffected by the Second World War, in fact sinc ...

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