Category Archives: YPG

ISIS Can Be Defeated and Eliminated by Kurds

By Arian Mufid: For the Kurds, August 2014, when ISIS attacked the KRG (Kurdistan Regional Government) areas and tried to approach Erbil, represents so much more than just another example of Arab nationalism tarnished with Islam. ISIS was supported by Iraqi Arab nationalists and local Arab tribes in Mosul who wanted them to take control…

‘Kobani is the heart of the world!’: Solidarity in Manchester and worldwide – but more is needed

By a Manchester Correspondent: Today Kurds and their supporters all around the world have shown their solidarity with the historic and remarkable resistance of the Kurdish YPG/YPJ army against the ISIS jihadi-fascists. In sunlit Manchester UK several hundred women, men and children joined a lively march through our city centre streets, followed by a rally…

A Letter from Kobane

Translated by Anwar Soltani: Dear Mum, I am alright. We had a small party for my birthday yesterday. I think I am 19 now. My colleague, Azad, dedicated a song to me on the subject of ‘mother’. Azad has a good voice and was in tears while he was singing; he, like myself, was thinking of…

150 Peshmargas ‘fly to Turkey’, planning to join YPG in Kobani

KT News: Around 150 Peshmargas from the Kurdistan Region have today flown out of Erbil to join the prolonged battle against ISIS in Kobani, according to media reports. The soldiers were said to be flying to Silopi in Turkey, from where they would travel by road across the Syrian border to the besieged Kurdish town…

Global Rally against ISIS – for Kobanê – for Humanity!

By 130 international signatories: Date for the Global Rally: Sat. 1st Nov 2014, 2pm ISIS launched a major multi-front military campaign against the Kurdish region of Kobanê in northern Syria. This is the third ISIS onslaught on Kobanê since March 2014. As the ISIS was unsuccessful on the two previous occasions, they are attacking with larger…

IS, Turkey and the Kurdish Question

By Zwan Mahmod: The advance of the Islamic State (IS) in the past year across, first in Syria and then Iraq, both surprised and worried players in the region. Its incursions into northern and western Iraq led to the fall of prime Nouri-Al Maliki as Iraqi Prime Minister and it forced Kurdish involvement. Ground fighting…

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…

Resistance in Kobane continues on its 33rd day – London protest, 19 Oct

Kurdish Assembly UK Press Release: Protest March: Sunday 19th October, 1pm BBC, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus The resistance in Kobane continues on its 33rd day as Islamic State attacks once again intensify following coalition bombing. Islamic State militants have been attacking the city of Kobane in Rojava, Northern Syria since…

Turkey’s enmity to Kurdish people hinders NATO’s war against ISIS

Ayoub Barzani

By Ayoub Barzani: One of the main Turkish phobias that clouds reasonable thinking is the Kurdish issue. The majority of the political parties in Turkey, left, right, secular, religious, nationalist or liberal, are indoctrinated by the outdated and petrified Kemalist ideology, which has no patience for any ethnicity in Turkey. This attitude goes against the…

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…

Stand Up For Kobanê

By  Adina Akkaya:  In the sweltering summer of 2014, I and tens of thousands of others from all backgrounds took to the streets of London to march in solidarity with the Palestinians. As innocents lost their lives, a feeling of utter helplessness led me to stand up and be part of a collective voice which…

KDP diplomatic failure has shocked the people of Kurdistan

By Arian Mufid: After Mosul was seized by IS forces in June, the KRG (Kurdistan Regional Government) managed to secure some ‘disputed’ areas belonging to the south of Kurdistan, after these areas were abandoned by the Iraqi army. A few weeks later, Masud Barzani, leader of the KDP (Kurdistan Democratic Party) and president of the Kurdistan…

Support Kurdish Resistance forces of YPG and YPJ in Kobane: London demo, Sat 11th Oct

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Turkey promised us a safe corridor; South Kurdistan must also stand with Kobanê: Salih Muslim

KT News: YPG/YPJ forces continue to tenaciously resist ISIS attacks within the city of Kobanê while, across the Turkish border, the authorities have responded to huge Kurd protests with bullets, gas, mass arrests and curfews. Salih Mulsim, co-chair of the PYD (Democratic Union Party) said yesterday that the Kobanê Kurds “fight with Kalashnikovs against tanks and…

YPG: A call to all the Kobani protestors in Europe

By Redur Xelil: On behalf of the fighters of People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Women Protection Units (YPJ) and all the defenders of the city of Kobani, we salute you. We ask you to be vigilant during your protests and all activities that you are holding for Kobani. Please only unfurl YPJ and YPG flags…