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The Sheikh Jarrah Intifada

Sheikh Jarrah has revealed the issues at the heart of Palestine; it has seeped into Haifa, Lydda, Majd al-Krum, Rahat, Beersheba, and Jaffa as they’ve risen to the rescue of Gaza, whose blood is squeezed into the spirit of Jerusalem

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HDK pays tribute to writer Yaşar Kemal

Peoples’ Democratic Congress (HDK) Culture and Art Commission commemorated world-renowned writer Yaşar Kemal, who died on 28 February 2015.

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Kurdish rapper refuses to do his military service

“I do not want to support the war policy of the rulers who promote militarism in order to maintain their existence,” said Kurdish rapper Gewr from Siirt refusing to join the military service.

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Irish republicans pay tribute to Bobby Sands by reading his diary entries

Former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams says that to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Bobby Sands hunger strike, 17 activists will read one of Bobby’s 17 diary entries.

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The State was preparing the end of the soldiers in PKK captivity

Some of the soldiers and policemen killed in the Turkish airstrike on Gare warned back in 2018 that the Turkish state was disregarding their lives and putting them in danger.

The Turkish army bombed a detention center in Gare that held soldiers, police officers and MIT agents captured by the guerrillas, killing thirteen of the inmates.

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Catalan students express solidarity with Boğaziçi protests

The Asociaciò d’Estudiants Progressistes (From the Association of Progressive Students-AEP) in Catalunya denounced in a written statement the situation that the students of Boğaziçi University.

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Turkish state official admits Paris murders

The former head of the General Staff’s intelligence department, Ismail Hakkı Pekin, admitted in a television broadcast that the murders of the three Kurdish women revolutionaries in Paris in 2013 were a state operation.

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Permanent state of emergency, the border gate that never opens: politics prohibited here

In Van, the largest city of the Serhat Region in Northern Kurdistan, the policies implemented by the state turned the city into a “forbidden” zone economically, socially and culturally. This is the only city where the AKP extended the de facto state of emergency after the coup attempt.

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3 journalists and 2 activists sentenced to prison in Hewler

Three journalists and two activists in Hewler, the capital of the Kurdistan Region, were sentenced to 6 years in prison each over the same charges, facing reaction from many parliamentarians.

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KCK: We will liberate our Leader and Kurdistan this year

KCK called on the youth, the women, and the whole Kurdish people to step up their struggle to achieve the freedom of Abdullah Öcalan and a free Kurdistan.

February 15 marks the 22nd anniversary of the abduction of Abdullah Öcalan from the Greek embassy in Nairobi to solitary confinement on Imrali. In addition to Turkey, international powers such as the United States and its allies were directly involved in the PKK leader’s abduction.

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