Category Archives: Kobane

International Call Leads To Global Day Of Action For Kobane And For Humanity

Peace in Kurdistan Press Statement: Join us for a rally in London on Trafalgar Square on 1 November 2-5pm! Hundreds of individuals and organisations representing thousands of members from across the world have signed an urgent call for action appealing to people all over the world to show solidarity with Kobane, which is still under…

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…

Solidarity and Double Standards: Why Palestine but not Kurdistan?

By Zwan Mahmod: The Palestinian cause is well known and many, all around the world, stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people. A people without a state who have been struggling for one for nearly 70 years. This support is generally underpinned by the principle of self-determination. Compare this, though, to the campaign for Kurdish independence…

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…

Global rally for solidarity with Kobani, 1st Nov

Society for Threatened Peoples Press Release: The Society for Threatened Peoples supports the appeal of exile-Kurds and their friends in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia for a Global Rally to show our solidarity with the citizens of the Kurdish town Kobani in Northern Syria. On Saturday 1st November 2014 there shall be big and smaller demonstrations…

Kurdish reinforcements to Kobane and embedded journalists

By a Kurd in Washington: Dear KT, Is it possible that Kurdish journalists in the Kurdistan Region could request that the Ministry of Peshmerga allows a few Kurdish journalists to be embedded with the Kurdish reinforcements which will be deployed in Kobane? This is extremely important as they can report to the world how heroically the…

Chuck Hagel: Turkey’s Friend in High Places​

By Dr. M. Koohzad: This article was first published by CounterPunch American Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s Remote Reporting About the Mideast From South America American Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is flying between few South American Capital cities. He gave a lecture about climate change. Since being followed by the mainstream media, he was asked two…

Kobane: MEPs call on Turkey to do more to help city under threat by IS

European Parliament Press Release: Turkey should do more to help Kurds fight off the IS threat in Kobane, many MEPs said in a debate on the besieged Syrian city on 22 October. They also condemned the violence by IS and said more should be done to tackle the terrorist group and help its victims. Some…

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…

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…

Kobani: IS attack and Turkish national interests

Shakhawan Shorash

By Shakhawan Shorash: Under Turkey´s influence, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) refused the Kurdish demands of recognition of Kurdish rights and insisted on the fight under the slogan, “We are all Syrians and fight for a free Syria.” The Western countries respected the Turkish and FSA position and ignored Kurdish demands, which became clear at…

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…

Southern Californians Rally in Solidarity with Kobani; Condemn IS and Turkey

By Dr Amir Sharifi: Los Angeles: Hundreds of pro-Kobani activists marched on in Westwood, Los Angeles to condemn the Islamic State (IS) and their murderous onslaught against Kurds, saying that they will continue their protest against IS terrorism in Kobani.  Improvised signs were being made by women activists as more protesters joined the demonstration. The…

Games that are a playing – Lives that are a living

By Shenah Abdullah:  “It’s no use for the world talking about me and my people when I still have to wake up the next morning worrying about my sons and daughters missing and how to comfort their children. Everyone is responsible. What can you do to comfort my burning heart?” Words of a grandmother who…

Turkey Censors Twitter and Websites During Kobani Siege

By Amy L. Beam, Ed.D: On Oct. 9, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Lutfi Elvan Elvan stated that Twitter withheld “provocative tweets against Turkey’s national security” during the recent protests. “We faced tweets that threatened our national security, unfortunately provoking some of our citizens and even inviting others, like terrorist groups, to…