Category Archives: Turkey

Turkish Military Junta Should Admit Defeat In Afrin

By Arian Mufid: It is four weeks since the start of the notorious military offensive on Afrin by the second-biggest Nato force in the world, Turkey. The Turkish military apparatus designed their operation ‘Olive Branch’ to last for a few days, not a few weeks, to take control of Afrin but their progress has been…

Between Burning Baghdad Down and Attacking Afrin: 760 Years of Invasion

By Rebwar Rashed: It was 29th January, 1258, exactly 760 years ago when the Mongol Turks invaded Baghdad. By the 10th February, in just two weeks, they burned down Baghdad, destroying everything that was culturally valuable including the famous library, The House of Wisdom and almost everything belonging to the Sassanid Empire. The Mongol Turks…

The Afrin Resistance Will Prevail

By the Co-Presidency of the KCK Executive Council: TO OUR PEOPLES AND THE PUBLIC OPINION The AKP-MHP fascist rule, in collaboration with the anti-human gangs has launched an occupation attack against Afrin. They want to totally strip Afrin, an oasis of democracy for Syria and the Middle East, of the Kurdish population and replace them…

Why Is The Cruel World Silent On Afrin?

By Arian Mufid: The Turkish state has made the West of Kurdistan, Rojava, high priority to attack and started the most brutal invasion of Afrin, the Kurdish enclave in the north of Syria. The hatred the Turkish state has towards Kurds can be measured to the same level as that of Nazi Germany towards the…

Do Not Let Afrin Become Another Kobane

Emergency Statement on Turkey and Afrin: January 23, 2018 We, the undersigned academics and human rights activists, insist that the leaders of Russia, Iran, and the U.S. ensure that the sovereignty of Syrian borders is not breached by Turkey and that the people of Afrin in Syria, be allowed to live in peace.  Afrin, whose…

Impending Attack on Afrin: Letter to UN Secretary-General 

By Dr Amir Sharifi: Letter to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres Dear Mr. Guterres I am ouraged by the Turkish government’s war propaganda and impending attack against Kurds in Syria, particularly, Afrin, and a city of about one million residents. I am certain that you are aware of the grave situation; however, I am alarmed…

Erdogan, a Runaway Man!

By Rebwar Rashed: Despite Mr. Ocalan’s call for a peaceful solution of the Kurdish question on the Kurdish New Year, Newroz, in 2013, Erdogan instead chose steps in the opposite direction, for instance: to militarize the Kurdistan region even more than previous governments; to build military outposts everywhere, even on top of those mountains which…

Statement In Support of Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag – Co-Chairs of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey

By the Peace in Kurdistan Campaign:  On 6 and 7 December 2017 Figen Yuksekdag and Selahattin Demirtas, co-chairs of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), are to be tried in separate courts in Ankara, Turkey. They face a range of charges accusing them of inciting violence and making propaganda for a terrorist organisation. Figen and Selahattin…

Absence of Evidence at Trial of Gultan Kisanak and Sebahat Tuncel

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign Report: The sixth hearing in the trial of Gultan Kisanak, co-mayor of Dyarbakir, and Sebahat Tuncel, co-leader of the HDP-affiliated DBP, took place on 3 November. It was attended by freelance journalist and editor John Hunt, as a UK observer. The hearing was held in Malatya, 150 miles from Dyarbakir, and…

All Democratic Forces Must Condemn Alleged Turkish State Executions – KNK

KNK Statement: We call on all democratic forces to condemn alleged state executions by the Turkish state. The actions of Turkey must not be tolerated any longer and the United Nations, European Union, Council of Europe and all those who stand for democracy must condemn the actions of Turkey in the strongest terms. In the…

External Forces Against A Kurdish Referendum

By Dr Jan Best de Vries: After World War 1 the present borders of Iraq and Syria were drawn by respectively England and France on the basis of the presence of oil fields in these areas, their former mandates after destruction of the vilayets under Ottoman rule. So neither these present western powers nor the …

Ending Turkish Aggression against Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Afrin (Rojava)

By Dr Amir Sharifi: The Honorable Dianne Feinstein United States Senate 331 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Feinstein: I am writing to express my outrage at the Turkish military aggression against Syrian Democratic Forces in Syria (SDF). At a decisive moment when ISIS caliphate is waning in its last citadel and…

Turks Teaching Trump to Dump

By Dr. M. Koohzad: President Erdogan of Turkey came to Washington threatening, demanding, asking, even begging for a few things he badly needed. He wanted the U.S. to dump the Syrian Kurds who are bravely fighting ISIS, extradite his old friend Fethullah Gulen to Turkey to be executed, and fire Mr. Brett McGurk, the American…

Yes, We Are All PKK!

By Rebwar Rashed: It’s by now very clear that Turkey has done and will continue do everything in its power to demonize the PKK and blame it for every bad thing affecting Turkey, especially the violence that’s mushroomed there. The PKK is a political party that emerged in 1979 but decided to take arms in…

Turkey Has Slid Into International State Terrorism!

By Rebwar Rashed: By now everyone is aware of the atrocities that the Turkish State has committed since 29th October 1923 against Armenians, Assyrians, Kurds, non-Sunni religious such as Allawites and others like the Jewish community, the Yazidis etc. Anyhow, the subject of this article is not about Turkish state terrorism inside Turkey, but rather…