Category Archives: France

Non-Party Petition Coming From The Pan-Kurdish Global Diaspora

By Sissy Danninger: A group of long-time friends – Kurds and non-Kurds – in Vienna, Austria, have just started an appeal to the French President Emmanuel Macron and the British Prime Minister Theresa May in German and English. The English text reads: Non-Party Petition Coming From The Pan-Kurdish Global Diaspora To the present chiefs of governments…

Paris Assassinations Cover-up: We Are All Sakine, Fidan and Leyla!

Kurdish Women’s Movement of Europe Statement: On the 9th of January, 2013, three Kurdish female politicians Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Dogan and Leyla Saylemez were assassinated in Paris. In the time after the assassinations the documents, tapes and witnesses all pointed towards the Turkish Intelligence Services (MIT) as the organisers and perpetrators of this heinous attack. The…

‘Just Because a Suspect Has Died the Turkish State Cannot Escape Trial’: Families of Paris Assassinations Victims

A joint statement by the families of PKK founding member Sakine Cansiz, KNK member Fidan Dogan and Kurdish Youth Movement member Leyla Saylemez who were murdered on 9th January 2013 in Paris. We were informed on 16.12.2016 Friday night by our lawyers that “according to the latest medical report of suspect Omer Guney he was…

Kurdish Nation in Mourning for the Attack on French Liberties

Mufid Abdulla

By Arian Mufid: When the Kurdish nation in south Kurdistan was being defeated by Saddamist forces in March  1991, it faced no other choice than to resort to the hills and mountains of Kurdistan. During this time one woman who played a significant role in speaking out about the plight of the Kurds and who…

Message of Sympathy and Solidarity to the French People

By Dr. Amir Sharifi: Consul general of France in Los Angeles Dear Mr. Christophe LEMOINE : We members of the Kurdish American Education Society and the greater Kurdish community in Southern California express our horror at the barbarous attack on the French people in Paris. The death of so many innocent people has deeply shaken…

Paris Attack Is Attack On The Free World!

By the Kurdistan National Congress: Mr. President Hollande, The People, the Government and the Parliament of France! We condemn yesterday’s November 13th terrorist attack in Paris. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the French people. This terrorist attack, like so many before it, is an assault on democratic and freedom principles…

Will it be Winning the Battles and Losing the War for the Kurds?

By Dr. Rashid Karadaghi: I fear for Kurdistan. I fear for the future of my people — the Kurds. Given past experiences and current indications, I fear that, in the end, when this bloody war with ISIS is over — and it will be over some day — we will come away empty-handed despite the…

Appeal to the French Government to Renew Funding to the Kurdish Institute of Paris

By Dr.Amir Sharifi: Consul general of France in Los Angeles February 26, 2015 10390 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 410 Los Angeles, CA 90025-6915 Dear Mr. Axel Acruau: We members of the Kurdish American Education Society and the larger Kurdish community in Southern California are saddened that the Kurdish Institute of Paris, an academic and cultural…

Message of Solidarity with the French People

By Kurdish American Education Society: The following message was delivered to the French General Consul in Los Angeles on behalf of the Kurdish American Education Society (KAES) and the Kurdish community. Dear Mr. Axel Acruau: We members of the Kurdish American Education Society and the larger Kurdish community in Southern California express our revulsion and…

KCK Statement on the Paris Massacre

By the KCK Co-Presidency: To the Press and the Public Opinion We vehemently condemn the assault and massacre conducted by the fascist thugs against the weekly satirical magazine and we offer our deepest condolences to the families and relatives of the victims, the French press, and the French people. Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook…

Sorry Charb – We Couldn’t Protect You!

Mohammed Ismail

By Mohammed Ismael: I am not French; I do not understand the French language. I can’t cite any French authors. French culture is totally foreign to me. Should I visit France it would be a total culture shock for me. But today I know how the French feel. I want to speak French and sing…

The Message of Political Islam; Rojava’s Answer of Unity

Dr. Jan Best de Vries: For some unknown reason in the Western world a distinction is made between “moderate” (f.e. Mr. Erdogan) and “radical” (f.e. Mr. Al-Bagdhadi) islamists. As long as “allah akbar” is shouted to legitimize rape, murder and destruction by jihadists both in West Asia (Kobane) and Europe (Paris), this distinction is rather…

Oil and ISIS

By Freeyad Ibrahim: The terror organization , so-called ISIS, undeniably has multifunctional missions and tasks to achieve in the Middle East. It began first in Iraq. First: to be involved in Iraqi interior affairs and to impose a government to their liking, and that is what has happened recently. Second: to put pressure on the…

French Revolution

Issa Chomani

By Issa Chomani: If we want to understand about the French revolution, we may go to the libraries or access Kurdish websites. But we will be disappointed by the lack of books and reliable sources: there are fewer texts written in Kurdish or translated into Kurdish about the French revolution than the fingers of your…

Free Adem Uzun

By Friends of Adem Uzun: Initiative by Peace in Kurdistan Campaign and Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC) UK The Kurdish politician Adem Uzun was arrested in France on 6 October 2012. Having been denied bail, Adem remains in detention awaiting a trial which could be months away. Adem Uzun is a prominent activist working to…