Category Archives: PKK

Turkey is Deceiving the Democratic and Public Opinion

Rebwar Reshid

By Rebwar Rashed: All of a sudden, on July 23rd, Turkey surprised the world by announcing the decision to join the US coalition against ISIL. Turkey has been supporting all kinds of Islamic terrorists in Syria at least for the last four years. Turkey had it´s well known agenda, which included destroying the Kurdish liberation movement,…

Strathclyde Students Honour Kurdish Leader Imprisoned For 15 Years

Peace in Kurdistan Press Release: Leading Scottish writer James Kelman was among the speakers at a ceremony to honour imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan held at the University of Strathclyde Students Association (USSA) in Glasgow on Saturday 20 June. Kelman reflected on history and recalled how, “The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) had been a legitimate…

The Hague Declaration: Joint Diplomatic Committee of Kurdistan Political Groups

By Joint Diplomatic Committee of Kurdistan Political Groups: Freedom-loving Kurdish nation, Political forces, Families and relatives of the martyrs of Kurdistan, In this crucial phase of our history in which the entire region of the Middle East and gulf states are suffering civil, ethnic, religious and regional war, with the big threat against the struggle of…

Radicalising Democracy: Power, Politics, People and the PKK

By Assistant Professor Joost Jongerden, Wageningen University: This article was first published by Radical Turkey – Centre for Policy and Research on Turkey Abstract In 2005, the Partiya Karkêren Kurdistani (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) (PKK) announced that it considered the nation-state a hindrance on the road to freedom, and that its strategic objective was not the…

Turkish Army Kills Civilian during Arbor Day Activities

By Dr. Amy L. Beam: On April 11, 2015, the Turkish army shot from a helicopter and killed Cezmi Budak, former co-chair of the HDP party in Diyadin in eastern Turkey. Local Kurdish residents were going to the outskirts of Yukari Tütek village in the Tendurek Mountains for their annual Arbor Day activities on Saturday…

Picket Outside Holloway Prison for Shilan Ozcelik, Imprisoned for Allegedly Wanting to Join Fight Against ISIS, 13th March 2015, 6PM!

KNK Press Release: The Kurdish community and supporters of the Kurdish struggle are incensed at the arrest and imprisonment of 18 year old Shilan (Silhan) Ozcelik, who is accused of wanting to join the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS). The UK government in its steadfastness…

Beytüşşebap Was Our Shingal

By Dr. Amy L. Beam: A year has passed since I went to a wedding in Beytüşşebap and promised to return with an interpreter.  Now there’s a new baby and Denize is getting married to her cousin in Van.  Only four months ago she had dressed up in her khaki guerilla clothes and Kurdish neck…

Turkey’s Internal Islamist Dangerous Tensions

Rebwar Reshid

By Rebwar Rashed: The birth of the state of Turkey from the ruins of the Ottoman Empire in 1923 meant major changes. Mustafa Kemal, the Ataturk, as a president had the opportunity to put his ultra-nationalistic project into practice by forcing large political changes on the people of the area; for example, by waging a…

Reflections on the Roboski Massacre: How’s the Peace Process Doing?

By Dr. Amy L. Beam: On Dec 28, 2014, thousands of people will gather in the small mountain village of Roboski, Uludere in far southeast Turkey for the third year memorial of the Roboski massacre.  As reported by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) May 15, 2012, the U.S. flew the drone over Roboski and passed…

Time to Recognize the True Ally

Rauf Naqishbendi

By Rauf Naqishbendi: The rise of fanatic Islamist Caliphates has brought a deplorable economic and social epoch to Kurdish history. At the same time, it has heightened the spirit of nationalism, and is issuing an emergency call for unity amongst Kurds. Jihadists from different terrorist affiliations have been ganging up on the Kurds. Although the…

Oil and Gas in West Asia

By Dr. Jan Best de Vries: The wars in Syria and Iraq are in reality just being waged for oil and gas. In 2011 Sunni Turkey and Qatar had agreed to build a gas pipeline which would bring natural gas from Qatar through Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Turkey to Europe. However, Shiite Iran and the Alawite…

Turkey: The Cradle of Lies, Atrocities and Enmity

Rebwar Reshid

By Rebwar Rashed: The lying machine of Turkey has become an enterprise that is almost impossible to answer. It is enormous, professional and highly experienced. The conspirators theories against the Jews, Kurds, Armenians, Europe and all the “others” are not just polemics, but rather a method of work, a consciously chosen method, aimed primarily to…

World is watching Turkey through Kobanê

Osamah Golpy

By Osamah Golpy: We heard little about the role of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) and other radical Islamists until after IS overran Iraq’s second-largest city of Mosul. Since then, the brutal IS advance on the Kurdish city of  Kobanê in northern…

Free Mr. Ocalan and Solve the Kurdish Question!

Rebwar Reshid

By Rebwar Rashed: In this very moments of writing this article Kurds are being killed either by IS, the Islamic State, or by Turkey, a member of NATO and candidate to the EU. Talking about Mr. Ocalan compels us to retell about much else of the history of the Middle East, otherwise it’s impossible to…

Genocide: 10 Reasons Why Ezidis Refuse to Return to Shingal

By Amy L. Beam, Ed.D: Since Sept 3, 2014, Dr. Amy L. Beam has visited with hundreds of Ezidis in 12 refugee camps in Turkey.   While camp directors and international media continue to say the Ezidis will return to Shingal “when it is safe,” she has not found one Ezidi refugee who agrees.  To the…