Mufti Penjweni, The Awakening And Righteousness Poet

The faculty of Kurdish studies of the college of languages at the university of Sulaimaniyah in partnership with the District Directorate of Penjwen, is organising a conference about the great Kurdish poet of the locality of Penjwen, Mufti Penjweni, on 18th and 19th of August 2018. 

Stop the Turkish Invasion of South Kurdistan (Iraqi Kurdistan)

Kurdistan National Kongress (KNK) Statement: The Kurds in Iraq and Syria have been engaged in an epic battle against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, an organisation that stands in opposition not only to the Kurds, but also to the region as a whole, in its attempts to create a Salafist system. This…

General Najim al-Jubouri on Ezidi Disaster and Return to Shingal

By Amy L Beam: 42-minute Interview with Amy L Beam, May 20, 2018, Mosul, Iraq. (Interview conducted in English with no translation to Arabic. Sorry for poor sound quality.) Amy (A): General Najim, can you explain your position and responsibilities? Najim (N): I am Major General, Commander of Nineveh province. A: What responsibilities does that…

The Future of Iraq

By Payraw Anwar: Introduction The nuclear deal between Iran and P5+1 (the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council — the United states, United Kingdom, Russia, France, and China — plus Germany) and the European Union was signed in the summer of 2015. On 8 May 2018 Donald Trump the president of the United…

Solidarity of Kurdish and Armenian Voices on the Armenian Commemorative Events in Los Angeles

By Dr. Amir Sharifi: In the last week of April, Armenian communities in Los Angeles held their annual Armenian commemorative events throughout the city. Members of the Kurdish communities participated in remembrance and protest activities including the Cycle Against Denial, a bike rally through Santa Monica that raised awareness against all genocides. On April 24,…

Has the Iraqi Presidency Become a PUK Slush Fund?

By Michael Rubin: BAGHDAD—Political jockeying is well underway in Baghdad, as Iraqi political leaders seek the magic political formula which will enable formation of the Iraqi government. While a Shi’ite will take the premiership, Iraq’s most powerful post, the jockeying is on for other plum positions. Beyond key ministries—Foreign Affairs, Oil, and Defense, for example—two…

Tribunal Rebukes Turkish President Erdogan For War Crimes Against His Own People

Permanent People’s Tribunal – Press Statement: One month before the presidential election in Turkey, an international Tribunal has issued a stinging condemnation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, charging him with war crimes against Kurds in Turkey and saying that he has been “tormenting” and “causing incalculable suffering” to the Kurdish people in Southeast Turkey….

A Fifty-Seven Year Kurdish Revolution in Futility

By Rauf Naqishbendi: The Kurdish revolution in Iraq commenced in June 1961. Fifty-seven years in the making, it is one of the most protracted revolutions in the history of humankind, with tragic outcomes. This revolution was initially led by the Kurdish Democratic Party under the leadership of Mustafa Barzani. Ironically, Barzani didn’t believe in a…

Kurds Are Not Terrorists

By Dr Ibrahim Yahli: Re: Kurds Are Not Terrorists – Press Conference, Wednesday 23rd May, 11.00-11.45, House of Commons, Committee Room 14 Dear Right Honourable Member of Parliament Jeremy Corbyn, On behalf of Kurdish People’s Democratic Assembly in Britain, Kurdish Community Centre and Halkevi, I write to you to express my deepest concern and distress about the…

The Massacres and Oppression of the Kurds in 20th Century Turkey

By Helin Newroz Boztosun: The 20th century was one of the most destructive eras in Kurdish history. While you may be aware of the current Kurdish-Turkish conflict, such as Turkey’s recent attacks on Afrin, Syria, most of you probably don’t know of their historical campaigns against the Kurds, and other minorities for that matter, until…

Appeal Letter to the High Commissioner on the Imminent Execution of Ramin Hossein Panahai, a Kurdish Political Prisoner in Iran

By Dr Amir Sharifi: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Palais Wilson 52 rue des Pâquis CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland cedaw@ohchr.org Dear Mr. Wilson: Yet another Kurdish human rights activist, Ramin Hossein Panahai is in imminent danger of execution in Iran. According to Hossein Ahmadiniaz, Mr. Panahai’s lawyer the supreme court…

Throw Turkey and Iran Out of Syria First!

By Rebwar Rashed: On the New Year’s Eve of 1977 Iran was “an island of stability in one of the more troubled areas of the world” according to President Carter while he spent the night at the Shah’s palace and toasted his success. The so-called Iranian Revolution was a reality less than two years later….

Open Letter to President Emmanuel Macron of France

By Arian Mufid: The invasion of Afrin by the Turkish military state has caused many tragedies. You must have smelt the blood of Afrin’s people even though Afrin is a thousand miles away from Paris. You must have smelt the destruction; smelt the destruction of hundreds of buildings and apartments as the people were not…

Defend Afrin! National Demo, London, Sat 31 March, 2pm

It Was Not Afrin But Western Values That Fell!

By Rebwar Rashed: The Turks repeated their history when they attacked Afrin and invaded it after 60 days. In February 1258 the city of Baghdad struggled for only 13 days before the Mongol Turks burned it down. The Turks have since Baghdad´s conquest burned and exterminated Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks, Bulgarians, Arabs, Kurds and so on….