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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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Turkish Police likely killers of Tahir Elçi

Tahir Elçi, the Kurdish human rights lawyer, was shot dead in Diyarbakır, in Turkey’s Kurdish southeast (Northern Kurdistan), on November 28, 2015, while holding a press conference calling for peace in the region

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DUBLIN – DAY OF PROTEST FOR AFRIN

Following the many worldwide protests against the Turkish invasion of the independent Kurdish region of Afrin in northern Syria, Ireland’s Kurdish community staged their protest in the heart of Dublin’s centre, O’Connell Street (Sráid Uí Chonaill), on Wednesday 28th March

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CIZRE: TWO YEARS ON STILL WAITING

“For 79 days, the people of Cizre witnessed an exceptional massacre in history. For the sake of a humane and free life, they lost their daughters and sons during the resistance. Yet they have not surrendered, and have not asked

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Tahir Elçi. ON A DAY THIS WEEK, IN NOVEMBER, 2015

On a day this week, 28 November, 2015, Tahir Elçi, Kurd, Lawyer and Human Rights defender was shot in Diyarbakir, Northern Kurdistan

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Cizre, Northern Kurdistan… After Tragedy – Farce…

Cizre. Evidence shows these were intentional massacres and deliberate executions that ‘cannot be explained only as a result of the fighting

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The Struggle for Peace in Northern Kurdistan…

In amidst the deep silence of the western  media in the face of the violent suppression of Turkey’s Kurds

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ROJAVA! …Political upheaval…military conflict…social revolution…

In the 2 years since the Turkish military declared war on the Kurdish people in the south east of their country (in Northern Kurdistan) there has been little concerted protest from the ‘Left’

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