Category Archives: UK

Kurdistan – A Place Where Leaders are Made

British Expertise International Awards Press Release: Kurdistan Leadership Project awarded the British Expertise International Awards Finalist for 2015 The not for profit leadership development project, ‘Kurdistan – A Place Where Leaders are Made’, recently became a finalist for the British Expertise International Awards 2015, in a new category called: ‘Outstanding International Leadership’ sponsored by The Leadership…

Will it be Winning the Battles and Losing the War for the Kurds?

By Dr. Rashid Karadaghi: I fear for Kurdistan. I fear for the future of my people — the Kurds. Given past experiences and current indications, I fear that, in the end, when this bloody war with ISIS is over — and it will be over some day — we will come away empty-handed despite the…

Drop the Terrorism Charges against Silan Ozcelik

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign Press Release: We are extremely concerned by the news that Silan Ozcelik, an 18 year-old woman from the Kurdish community in north London has been remanded for allegedly trying to join the Kurdish resistance against ISIS in northern Syria. Yesterday, Silan was charged with ‘engaging in conduct in preparation to for…

Picket Outside Holloway Prison for Shilan Ozcelik, Imprisoned for Allegedly Wanting to Join Fight Against ISIS, 13th March 2015, 6PM!

KNK Press Release: The Kurdish community and supporters of the Kurdish struggle are incensed at the arrest and imprisonment of 18 year old Shilan (Silhan) Ozcelik, who is accused of wanting to join the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS). The UK government in its steadfastness…

Is NATO behind the creation of ISIS?

By Freeyad Ibrahim: I believe the fact of the matter is that NATO forces, the United States, Britain and France are very much behind the creation of ISIS or ISIL. The general idea is that these were fighters that were initially trained in NATO camps in Jordan. The US and EU, especially the UK, have…

Help A Refugee Child This Winter: Charity Auction, 20 Nov, London

By Rescue4Children: Rescue4Children charity auction event will be raising funds towards humanitarian aid for refugee children and internally displaced families living in the various camps of Iraqi-Kurdistan and Syria Thursday 20 November Saint Mary’s Church – Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it…

We have the will to fight, give us the weapons to outgun ISIS: Bayan Sami Rahman

KT Report: The KRG (Kurdistan Regional Government) High Representative to the UK, Bayan Sami Rahman, told an audience in London last night that, following their recent successes in Zumar and Shingal, Kurdish peshmarga forces need more material support from the West. “We are not getting the tanks and helicopters we need to inflict a strategic…

Kurdistan: Why International Support is Crucial (Panel discussion with PYD & KRG reps, London 15th Nov)

By SOAS Kurdish Society: Saturday 15th November 2014 5:30pm – 7:30pm SOAS, University of London, Lecture Theatre G2 (details below) Guest panellists taking part in the debate include: Dr Alan Semo – UK Representative of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) Bayan Sami Rahman – KRG High Representative to the UK Michael Stephens – Deputy Director of RUSI Think Tank in Qatar…

Stand Up Against ISIS (Fundraising Comedy Show, London 16th Nov)

Organised by independent Kurdish Youth: On Sunday 16th November at the Flyover venue in Portobello, independent Kurdish youth have organised a fundraising comedy evening titled ‘Stand-Up Against ISIS’ Buy your tickets here: standupagainstisis.eventbrite.co.uk Comedian, Kae Kurd, will host a night of fun-filled laughter accompanied by four UK comedians who are sure to blast you away with jokes….

UK trade unions back the Kobane resistance against ISIS

KT News: Two UK trade unions have issued statements in support of the Kurdish resistance in Kobane. Unite – the UK’s biggest trade union – offers “support and solidarity to the people of Kobane who have been in a relentless battle over the past month to protect their city, their human rights and secular society”….

‘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…

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…

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…

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…

Tales of Genocide: charity film screening, London 19 Oct

By Karam Kurda: On Sunday 19th October 2014, C4K have organised a charity evening in Notting Hill, London at the Portobello pop up cinema. It is a free event with a wonderful program that includes an exclusive film screening, a seminar, silent art auction, songs and poetry. Doors will open at 6.00pm until 10.30pm The…