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 ...Read more ›
The ÅžehÃ®d Rustem CÃ»dÃ® Camp of MexmÃ»r city came under a missile attack on 6 December at 18:45 with the local time. According to a statement by the Campâ€™s Assembly, five people (member of the local self-defence units) has been killed and three wounded. Accommodating around 12.000 refugees, the Camp has since the 1990s been under the protection of the United Nations (UN). The people who came in had neither a p ...Read more ›
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 KNKâ€™s initiative, it has been a long time that a series of consultation meetings demanded by the Kurdistanian peoples and their aspirations have been held. In the National Consultation Summit of SilÃªmanÃ®, which included various sectors of socie ...Read more ›
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 17th General Meeting in the Eindhoven, Holland on 14-15 October with the participation of many of its members and guests from southern and western Kurdistan (BaÅŸÃ»r and Rojava), Russia, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Unites Sta ...Read more ›
KURDISH PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE WELL-BEING OF KURDISH PEOPLEâ€™S LEADER ABDULLAH OCALAN (KNK statement)
URGENT CALL TO THE EU-INSTITUTIONS, PRESS & PUBLIC There are worrying news surrounding the health of the Kurdish Peopleâ€™s Leader Abdullah Ocalan. For the past two days, some circles are spreading news on social media that Mr Ocalan has died in prison. We as the Kurdish people are concerned for Mr Ocalanâ€™s life. Recent rumours and discussions in the Turkish media as to whether he is still alive has creat ...Read more ›
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 ...Read more ›
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. Itâ€™s a sad day when hundreds of families mourn the terrible loss of life a ...Read more ›
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 byÂ 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 ...Read more ›
“PKK is geen terroristische organisatite” – Alle betrokkenen in PKK-dossier buiten vervolging gesteld!
Op dinsdag 14 september sprak de Kamer van Inbeschuldigingstelling in Brussel zich uit over de rechtszaak tegen 36 Koerdische politieke activisten en mediahuizen. Het eerdere vonnis in deze jarenlange rechtszaak, aangespannen door de Turkse staat en een Belgische openbare aanklager, werd bevestigd: "Het Turks-Koerdische conflict moet beschouwd worden als een gewapend conflict en de terrorisme-wetgeving kan ...Read more ›
The current state is against the interests of the Kurdistanian peoples (KNK statement) Yesterday, 2 March, an armed group related to the Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) entered Åžingal, intending to force their way into the town of Xanesor (near Musol in Iraq). This gave rise to tension culminating, in this morning, in a confrontation between those armed men and the Åžingal Defence Units (YPÅž). There h ...Read more ›