Category Archives: UK

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign Says ‘Congratulations’ to Jeremy Corbyn

By Peace in Kurdistan Campaign: Jeremy Corbyn MP Leader of the Labour Party Dear Jeremy Peace in Kurdistan would like to send its warm congratulations to you on the great news of your victory in the Labour leadership contest. Your election will be greeted with enthusiasm as excellent news by all who believe in a…

As Turkey Massacres Kurds, UK Arms Fair Welcomes Turkish Officials and Military Companies

By Corporate Watch: Right now in London, tanks, guns, drones and missiles are being transported to the EXCEL Centre in preparation for next week’s DSEI Arms Fair – one of the biggest arms fairs in the world. Since Monday, protesters have been successfully blocking the vehicles that are transporting the weapons, and even gatecrashing the set-up…

No to War! Stand in Solidarity With the Kurdish People!

By the Democratic Peoples Alliance: UK Protest on Friday 11 September 2015, 3-6pm, 10 Downing Street (nearest station Westminster) Turkey, in particular President Erdogan and his AKP party, has once again begun a war with the Kurdish movement inside its own country. The peace process which had been continuing over two years has come to…

Shilan Ozcelik Trial Begins at the Old Bailey – First PKK Trial in Over a Decade

Peace in Kurdistan Press Release: Kurdish woman Shilan Ozcelik, who was arrested in January for allegedly attempting to join the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), will appear in court on Monday 7 September, 10am, for the first day of her trial. The 18 year old was charged with ‘engaging in conduct in preparation to for giving…

Ignoring Self-Determination: The Imperialist Agenda and The Artificial Failed State of Iraq

By M.I. Augustine: From the time Cyrus the Great of Iran conquered Babylon in 539 B.C., all the way until British cartographers created something called “Iraq” in 1920, the area along the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers was never a united political entity.  Due to one very important business interest, the British, after WWI, clumsily drew…

Witnessing HDP Victory in Turkey: Election Monitors Report Back (London, 7 July)

Peace in Kurdistan Press Release: Where: Committee Room 6, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA When:  Tuesday 7 July 2015 // 6.30pm – 8.30pm Hosted by Kate Osamor MP KT Comment: Following the abominable ISIS massacre in Kobane – an atrocity that was clearly initiated from inside Turkey – the building of solidarity with the HDP…

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…

Delegation from Britain heads to Turkey to observe crucial election

Peace in Kurdistan Press Release: A delegation of election observers from Britain is setting off for Turkey this week to monitor the proceedings of a vital general election whose outcome will determine the country’s future direction for a generation. The campaign has primarily pitted the authoritarian politics of Erdogan’s AKP against the challenge from the…

Democratic Union Party’s Response to UK Government Report 2015

By Saleh Muslim: In March 2015, the UK Government published a report in response to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee (titled: UK Government Policy on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq). In this report, the Government outlined its policies towards Iraqi Kurdistan and Syrian Kurds. The report (paragraph 15) unfairly criticised our party, the…

Kurdistan – A Place Where Leaders are Made

British Expertise International Awards Press Release: Kurdistan Leadership Project awarded the British Expertise International Awards Finalist for 2015 The not for profit leadership development project, ‘Kurdistan – A Place Where Leaders are Made’, recently became a finalist for the British Expertise International Awards 2015, in a new category called: ‘Outstanding International Leadership’ sponsored by The Leadership…

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…

Drop the Terrorism Charges against Silan Ozcelik

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign Press Release: We are extremely concerned by the news that Silan Ozcelik, an 18 year-old woman from the Kurdish community in north London has been remanded for allegedly trying to join the Kurdish resistance against ISIS in northern Syria. Yesterday, Silan was charged with ‘engaging in conduct in preparation to for…

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…

Is NATO behind the creation of ISIS?

By Freeyad Ibrahim: I believe the fact of the matter is that NATO forces, the United States, Britain and France are very much behind the creation of ISIS or ISIL. The general idea is that these were fighters that were initially trained in NATO camps in Jordan. The US and EU, especially the UK, have…

Help A Refugee Child This Winter: Charity Auction, 20 Nov, London

By Rescue4Children: Rescue4Children charity auction event will be raising funds towards humanitarian aid for refugee children and internally displaced families living in the various camps of Iraqi-Kurdistan and Syria Thursday 20 November Saint Mary’s Church – Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it…