Tag Archives: Kurds

“Rojava revolution is a response to the plot against Öcalan”

On the 19th anniversary of the October 9 plot against Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan, HPG and YJA Star guerrillas said that the Rojava Revolution is a response to the plot.

Speaking to ANF Turkish service the guerrillas said the plot against Öcalan is frustrated and they will continue to struggle until the Kurdish leader is free.

Top YPG commander accuses Syria, Russia and Turkey of conspiring over Afrin issue

The general commander of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), Sipan Hemo, has accused the governments of Damascus, Moscow and Turkey of conspiring against the YPG over the Afrin issue.

The accusation comes amid escalating tensions between the Syrian-based YPG militia and Ankara over whose sphere of control the region of Afrin in northern Syria should fall into. To this end, Turkey has heavily shelled YPG position in the region of Afrin and threatened a ground invasion via its proxies.

Kurdish forces ready for ‘historical resistance’ against Turkish occupation in Afrin and Shehba

Mehmud Berxwedan, the People’s Defense Units (YPG) commander in Afrin, spoke to Voice of America and commented on the recent escalation and possibility of war in the Afrin and Shehba region.

In the past several days there have been many reports published by Turkish media saying that the Turkish army and their supported militants are preparing a large-scale operation against Afrin, as a commander of the YPG, how do you see these reports? What is the current situation in Afrin?

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.