ROJAVA: A Utopia in the Heart of Syria’s Chaos – Film by Chris Den Hond and Mireille Court

ROJAVA: A Utopia in the Heart of Syria’s Chaos – Film by Chris Den Hond and Mireille Court

                          While battling the Islamic state, Kurds and other ethnic groups in Northern Syria are try ...

Call for separate hearings against HDP co-chairs Mr Selahattin Demirtaş and Ms Figen Yüksekdağ as well as hearings of co-mayor of Diyarbakır, Ms. Gültan Kışanak, and co-chair of Democratic Regions Party (DBP), Ms. Sebahat Tuncel

Call for separate hearings against HDP co-chairs Mr Selahattin Demirtaş and Ms Figen Yüksekdağ as well as hearings of co-mayor of Diyarbakır, Ms. Gültan Kışanak, and co-chair of Democratic Regions Party (DBP), Ms. Sebahat Tuncel

Dear Madam / Sir, Please find below two invitation letters regarding separate hearings of the legal cases against HDP co-chairs Mr Selahattin Demirtaş and Ms Figen Yüksekdağ as wel ...

The Declaration of the Consultation Summit of National Unity in Europe (KNK press release)

The Declaration of the Consultation Summit of National Unity in Europe (KNK press release)

Published on the website of the KNK on October 19, 2017. Press Release The Declaration of the Consultation Summit of National Unity in Europe October 19, 2017 At the KNK’s initiati ...

Final Declaration of the 17th General Meeting of the KNK

Final Declaration of the 17th General Meeting of the KNK

Published on the website of the KNK on 17 October 2017. During a time of critical developments in the Middle East and Kurdistan, the Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) conducted its ...

KURDISH PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE WELL-BEING OF KURDISH PEOPLE’S LEADER ABDULLAH OCALAN (KNK statement)

KURDISH PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE WELL-BEING OF KURDISH PEOPLE’S LEADER ABDULLAH OCALAN (KNK statement)

URGENT CALL TO THE EU-INSTITUTIONS, PRESS & PUBLIC There are worrying news surrounding the health of the Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan. For the past two days, some ci ...

De Koerden snakken naar naar vrijheid en gerechtigheid (Maria E. Luten)

De Koerden snakken naar naar vrijheid en gerechtigheid (Maria E. Luten)

Lezersreactie van Maria E. Luten op het artikel ‘Koerdische Mandela laat zijn volk in crisis achter’ van Judit Neurink, dat op 9 oktober 2017 verscheen in het dagblad Trouw (Nederl ...

New campaign #SOSTurkey – Sign the platform text below!

On Monday the 23th of October the Kurdish Institute, in coordination with several other organisations and supportive individuals, will launch an new campaign called #SOSTurkey   The goal is to form a broad solidarity network in support for those suffering from the purges and to demand a democritization of Turkey.   Below you will find the platform text for the campaign which is now open for all, b ...

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Petition: Call for the representation of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (previously Rojava) in the Geneva Peace talks

Syria's Kurds have a long history of opposition and a long history of struggle for the legitimate rights of their people in Syria and now the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, formed in March last year, is fighting for democratic rights for all in the territory , regardless of ethnicity , gender or religion.  The Peoples of this region have been spearheading the battle against ISIS, all too often pay ...

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Urgent statement KNK

URGENT CALL We call on all democratic forces to condemn alleged state executions by the Turkish state. This actions of Turkey must not be tolerated any longer and the United Nations, European Union, Council of Europe and all those who stand for democracy must condemn the actions of Turkey in the strongest terms. In the latest atrocity Turkish security forces are accused of the state execution of five allege ...

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Why the Kurdish referendum is none of Turkey’s business (Asli Aydintasbas, The Washington Post)

This article by Asli Aydintasbas was posted on the website of The Washington Post on 2 October 2017. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was angry last week with the neighboring Iraqi Kurds for holding a referendum on independence. “Once we put our sanctions in place, you’ll be out in the cold,” he said, addressing Turkey’s neighbors to the south. “If we turn off the [crude oil] valve, it’s over. If truc ...

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The Kurdistan National Congress/ KNK Extends Condolences to American People After The Las Vegas Concert Massacre!

PRESS RELEASE: The Kurdistan National Congress/ KNK Extends Condolences to American People After The Las Vegas Concert Massacre!   Mr. President Donald Trump, The people and the government of the United States of America!   We express our deepest sympathies to the people of America and our condolences go out to the victims. It’s a sad day when hundreds of families mourn the terrible loss of life a ...

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Iraqi Kurds vote in historic independence referendum, defying threats

Published on Ekurd Daily on 25th September 2017 HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Voting started on Monday in an independence referendum organized by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, ignoring the threats of the Kurds’ neighbors and fears of further instability and violence across the Middle East. Polling stations opened their doors at 8:00 a.m. (1.00 a.m. ET) and should close ...

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Syrian Kurds Voting for Local Leaders Want a Democratic System After ISIS – Wladimir van Wilgenburg

Published by the Globe Post on September 23, 2017 (KOBANI, Syria) – The city of Kobani in northern Syria suffered under an Islamic State siege from 2014 until the U.S.-led Coalition decided to back the Syrian Kurds, eventually defeating ISIS after a battle that lasted more than six months. Every family in Kobani has lost someone to ISIS and even now hundreds of civilians remains in the terror group’s hands. ...

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Stop Turkish massacre in Kurdistan (KNK statement)

Stop Turkish massacre in Kurdistan We condemn the Turkish state’s attack on Şêladizê in South-Kurdistan (Iraq) The Turkish state, led by Erdogan, added yet another crime to its gruesome record of human rights violation. On 20 September 2017, Turkish warplanes launched an attack on the region of Şêladizê and its surrounding villages, killing a number of civilians (at least 10) and wounding others, excluding ...

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Belgian court has ruled that the PKK is not a terrorist organisation – KNK press release

Belgian court has ruled that the PKK is not a terrorist organisation. The Court of Appeals in Belgium has announced their decision after appeals were submitted by the Turkish state and Belgian prosecutors for the initial decision made. Today a decision has been taken by the appeal court from Brussels in the case of the 36 Kurdish politicians and the Kurdish TV. The Belgian prosecutor opened a file against s ...

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LI BRUKSELÊ FESTİFALA PIŞTGIRTİYA REFERENDUMA KURDİSTANÊ – MASS RALLY FOR THE KURDISTAN REFERENDUM IN BRUSSELS

!!! Ala xwe, malbata xwe-hevjin û zarokên xwe lı mal birnekın !!! WEK HERDEM ZILAM-MÊR, MA MAFÊ HEMU MALBATÊ NİNE ? :) Roj: 16 ê İlonê / Seet: 13 – 16.00 Ci : Place du Schuman, 1000 Bruxelles ALA XWE A KURDİSTANÊ BİRNEKIN ! Organizator: Nuneratiya Hukumeta Kurdistanê a Yekitiya Ewrupaê û hemu parti û rêxıstınên Kurd û Kurdistani. MASS RALLY FOR THE KURDISTAN REFERENDUM IN BRUSSELS In cooperation with Kurdis ...

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