Screening of 7 Kurdish Movies at New York Film Academy in Los Angeles

New York Film Academy Showcasing Kurdish Cinema New York Film Academy Los Angeles; Kurdish Cinema, December 16, 2016 7: 00 PM to 10:00 PM The prestigious New York Film Academy will be screening seven Kurdish short films and documentaries for the first time. The event organized by Khalid Hamalow, is a 100-minute program of seven…

Fall of Aleppo May Initiate End of Revolution

By Manish Rai: After reclaiming almost all of Aleppo, Syria’s former commercial capital, President Assad has got his biggest prize of the war. It puts his forces in control of the country’s four largest cities as well as the coastal region, and cap a year of steady government advances. It should be remembered that more…

Iran and Turkey are Dragging Kurds Into Their Cold War in the Middle East

By Abdul-Qahar Mustafa: The rivalry between Turkey and Iran over dominating the Middle East is not something new. It is in fact the legacy of the historical conflict between two empires, the Persians and Turks who dominated Middle East several times and under different names and ideologies in history. However, these two ethnicities have developed…

Semi-Sultan Erdogan’s Payments to General Flynn; Turkish State Terrorism and the Kurds

By Dr. M. Kamiar: On the American Election Day of November 8, 2016, retired Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn, now President Trump’s National Security Advisor, suggested the U.S. should extradite coup suspect Mr. Gulen to Turkey. On the Election Day, General Michael Flynn (November 8, 2016) penned an article for The Hill newspaper entitled, “Our…

Turkey: An Embarrassing Experience for the West!

Rebwar Reshid

By Rebwar Rashed: The Western World is haunted by the problem of how to handle its conscience caused by its avoidance of being adequately critical of Turkey. The West needs a clear-eyed, realistic approach and a revolutionary re-thinking in order to understand and handle Turkey as it becomes the potential trigger to start the third…

The American Presidential Election of 2016 and the Middle East: The Biggest Losers and Winners

By Dr. M. Koohzad: It was a “shock and awe” moment. But, it was good and great. I was delighted that Ms. Clinton, a war criminal, was unable to fool most of the Americans most of the time. Hillary or Killary, with all of the help and support from her political party, the White House,…

The Arrest of Ahmet Turk: Erdogan’s Bloody Dictatorship Must Be Stopped

By Arian Mufid: In light of Monday’s events in Turkey in which prominent Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (HDP) MP Ahmet Turk was arrested, I reflected on the time three years ago in July 2013 when I met this great man for 25 minutes in Erbil, the capital of south Kurdistan. Following the meeting I…

Urgent Call: Worsening Situation in Turkish Prisons

By Hişyar Özsoy, Deputy Co-chair of HDP Responsible for Foreign Affairs: Recently there have been several news and claims in the Turkish and international media that uprisings might be provoked in the prisons of Turkey to provide the government the excuse and opportunity to execute planned massacres against prisoners. We know that the government has…

The Plight of Leyla Birlik: UK MEP is Barred from Visiting the Jailed HDP MP

By Julie Ward, MEP: Leyla Birlik is one of 10 HDP deputies who have been imprisoned by the Turkish state in the last 3 weeks following the brutal crackdown on political opposition. Leyla is a democratically elected MP representing Sirnak in Southern Turkey. She was elected on November 1st 2015 when HDP won 59 seats…

Closing Down of NGOS in Turkey is Another Step Towards Tyranny

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign Statement: First the Turkish authorities came for the politicians, then they came for the journalists and the lawyers, the academics and students, then the political advisors and now it is the turn of NGOs. Hundreds of NGOs have become the latest victims to feel the wrath of President Erdogan and his…

The Repression And War Crimes Inflicted On Turkey’s Kurds

By John Hunt: This article was first published by the Morning Star “Be Smart, We’ll Be Back.” Neatly stencilled onto a wall in central Nusaybin, the warning is less crude than other graffiti scrawled by Turkish soldiers on walls and inside homes after they’ve besieged and pulverised Kurdish towns across south-east Turkey, but in context…

Anatolian Democratic Forces (ADF)

 By Dr Jan Best de Vries: When in Turkey half of the population, Turks and Kurds alike, is arrested and fired by the regime in power with the consent of the other half, the actual situation is that of a civil war. When an army is to be formed to restore democracy in this country,…

Free HDP and Divest From Turkish Fascism: International Appeal and Message of Solidarity

Joint Statement by Armenian, Kurdish and Ezidi Organizations in the USA: We express our outrage at the arbitrary arrests of Turkey’s opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-leaders Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, and its 10 MPs on November 4, 2016. With the charges of treason and association with terrorism, HDP MPs are the latest victims…

HDP: We Will Win – No Matter What!

HDP Statement, issued in Diyarbakir: We would like to begin our statement by first condemning the bomb attack that took place in Diyarbakır on November 4, 2016. We wish mercy on those who lost their lives and extend our condolences to their relatives and to our people. We wish a swift recovery to the injured…

The End of Democracy in Turkey

HDP Statement: Last night the purge of President Erdogan against our party has reached another peak: our Co-Chairs Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yüksekdag, along with 11 further Members of Parliament of our party have been detained across Turkey last night. More arrests are to be expected. The goal of these measures is to shut down…