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Quite some interesting information and news from the Kurdish regions – Bakur (Turkey), Başȗr (Iraq), Rojava (Syria) and Rojhilat (Iran) – is rarely, if ever, reported by the mainstream media.

The Kurdish Institute tries to fill this gap by reporting on a regular basis through its own news page recent facts and events, both from the Kurdish regions and from the rest of the world.

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 well as hearings of co-mayor of Diyarbakır, Ms. Gültan Kışanak, and co-chair of Democratic...

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 17th General Meeting in the Eindhoven, Holland on 14-15 October with the participation...

Kurdistan Culture Week 2017: thank you + send your photos

We would like to thank everyone who helped or participated at the organization of the Kurdistan Culture Week 2017, it would not have been possible without you. Many, many thanks and see you next year! The organization committee PS You can find a selection of pictures...

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...

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...

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