Open Letter to Boris Johnson

By Arian Mufid: The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs King Charles St LONDON SW1A 2AH Dear Secretary of State I came across your article in the Daily Telegraph on Saturday 17 February entitled “Poor Pangolin is being butchered in the name of male virility”. I was quite…

Afrin: Symbol of Kurdish Bravery and Resistance

By Dr. Rashid Karadaghi: Seldom in history has there been such deep, uninterrupted, irrational, relentless, extreme, and somewhat inexplicable hatred by a state against an ethnic group that constitutes a significant portion of its population as well as that of its neighboring states. Such is the case of Turkey and its Kurdish citizens, who are…

Freedom for Ocalan: Let There Be Peace!

  By Rebwar Rashed: The occupation of Kurdistan by four different countries meant many problems for the Kurds, among them having the world as an enemy. These four countries, always totalitarian and believing in the doctrine of military might with semi fascistic and fascistic behavior, were successful in using trade- and economic relations, i.e. buying…

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…

As The New Year Opens, Politics is Dying: KRG Politicians Must Go

By Arian Mufid: A year ago Kurdish politics in the south of Kurdistan was awash with nice predictions. It is safe to say that 2017 — which brought the terrorist attacks of ISIS to an end, but also the referendum disaster, political shocks and economic uncertainty, the death of Nawshirwan Mustafa the leader of Goran,…

More Than 2000 People Have Arrest Warrants But Not Been Arrested Yet

By Stop Organization for Anti-Corruption: More than 2000 people have arrests warrant in the Kurdistan region but none of them have been arrested yet. An official from the Ministry of the Interior reveals that some of these people have immunity, and the addresses of some of them are not known and some other have left Kurdistan….

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…

Non-Party Petition Coming From The Pan-Kurdish Global Diaspora

By Sissy Danninger: A group of long-time friends – Kurds and non-Kurds – in Vienna, Austria, have just started an appeal to the French President Emmanuel Macron and the British Prime Minister Theresa May in German and English. The English text reads: Non-Party Petition Coming From The Pan-Kurdish Global Diaspora To the present chiefs of governments…

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…