Category Archives: Germany

Turkey: More Pressure on Minority Groups – Liberal Religious Community of Alevis Is Under Suspicion

Society for Threatened Peoples Press Release: The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) is concerned about the fact that the Islamic government under Recep Tayyib Erdogan is putting pressure on the liberal religious community of the Alevis and other minority groups following the failed military coup in Turkey. “Erdogan’s regime is not only threatening Turkish people…

Qubad Talabani Faces Arrest In Germany But Tells KT ‘I Did Not Make Threats’

KT News: A warrant has been issued by the Hamburg Public Prosecutor in Germany for the arrest of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) deputy prime minister Qubad Talabani, who is accused of threatening to “break every bone” of a Kurdish-German businessman, according to reports in NDR and ‘Süddeutsche Zeitung’. Talabani today spoke to KT to deny…

Yazidi Genocide: How Faisal’s Family Was Massacred

By Amy L. Beam, Ed.D: Faisal Mahmud Kharow is an Ezidi from Shingal, Iraq. Twelve members of his family were mercilessly executed and 22 females and a ten-day-old infant boy were kidnapped on August 3, 2014, during the genocidal attack on Shingal by Islamic State gangs. I interviewed Faisal in Germany, where he now lives…

Syria’s secret sources and suppliers of chemical weapons

By Dr. M. Koohzad: A few retired and retarded American generals tell us, mainly on the 24-hour news channels, that possessing chemical weapons is illegal. This is true, according to the Geneva Convention of 1925. But, countries that have not signed this document are not obligated to follow the law. The US did not sign…

The man who bit Ataturk’s nose – a fairy tale

By Pervin Bilgin:  Introduction: This article was written by Mrs. Pervin Bilgin, a retired teacher from the Turkish education system who has many memories. She is a granddaughter of Shekh Saeed, which makes her message even more significant. With her permission, I have translated into English a beautiful article from her book, ‘Firket Babamın Kasidesi’….

Patriotism from a Kurdish perspective

By Dilar Dirik: I have always been skeptical of people who were proud of things that they did not choose. Growing up in Germany, where patriotism is always a delicate issue, I was aware of the dangers of extreme nationalism and the implications thereof. The thing that bothered me about patriots is the fact that…

In Europe, the brutal hand of the Syrian secret services

Syrian Kurds protest in 2011

By Eric Bruneau: 8th February  2012. A group of about 50 demonstrators stand in front of Berlin’s Russian embassy, waving Syrian uprising and Kurdish flags, in protest against the Russian foreign minister’s trip to Syria. The same day, Mr Ferhad Ahma, a Syrian Kurd born in 1974 in al-Qamishli, agrees to talk about his personal…

Germany bans Kurdish demo but can’t hide its guilt

By Hardi Baban: The German authorities have banned a Kurdish demonstration that was scheduled to take place today,  26th November, in protest at the 18-year-old ban on Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) activities in Germany. An estimated 10,000 people were expected to participate in the demonstration called by the Federation of Kurdish Associations in Germany, YEK-COM,…