Tag Archives: Kurds

Turkey | Turkish Artist Zehra Doğan Sentenced to Prison for Painting of Kurdish Town Attack

by Perwana Nazif

The Turkish-Kurdish painter and journalist Zehra Doğan has been sentenced to 2 years, nine months, and 22 days in prison for creating a painting which depicted the destruction caused by Turkish security forces in the Nusaybin district of Mardin province, a Kurdish region in Turkey.

After ISIS, YPJ will continue fighting patriarchal oppressive attitudes in Middle East: Hanna Bohman

by Ruken Isik

It has been almost six years since war broke out in Syria, affecting the lives of millions of Syrians. Since the start of the war, Western media has been covering the war widely. With the battle in Kobané, this media also started reporting on Kurdish fighters and specifically the Kurdish women fighters at the forefront in the fight against radical jihadist group, Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh). This fight captured the attention of citizens living in the West.

Turkey | The will of 5 million Kurds under custody! Free the HDP deputies now!

This statement by leadership of Revolutionary Worker’s Party (Turkey) was published on 4 November, immediately after the police raids on the homes of the HDP MPs for the Turkish audience in Turkish. It was translated into English by several comrades.The footnotes are by editor. 

Turkey | Turkish Police Detain HDP Co-Leaders and MPs

November 3

Turkey’s Interior Ministry has confirmed that 11 Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers have been detained by police in operations across the country tonight.

Those detained include HDP co-chairs Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag.

Turkey uses emergency decree to shut down internet on 11 Kurdish cities to ‘prevent protests’

Turkey’s government on Thursday cut mobile and landline internet access in 11 cities in the southeast area of the country for the second day in a row.

The decision came after locals took the streets in protest over Diyarbakır’s co-mayors, Gültan Kışanak and Fırat Anlı, being detained on “terrorism” charges.