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For Abdullah Öcalan! For the Kurdish Freedom Struggle!

February 15 marks the 22nd year since the leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Öcalan was violently abducted by Turkish commandos while seeking refuge from the Greek Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya

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TURKEY’S CRUEL JAILING OF Leyla Güven

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign has just published an open letter to Britain’s Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the Rt. Hon. Dominic Raab MP, on the recent sentencing of  Leyla Güven

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How Syria’s Afrin became hell for Kurds

Afrin was once in a Kurdish majority region where women had more rights than elsewhere in Syria, a patriarchal country in a bloodthirsty war

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Families of Er and Dağ appeal to international community 

Abdurrahman Er and Mazlum Dağ were sentenced to death on 11 February 2020 by the Second Hall of the Erbil Criminal Court in the Autonomous Region of Iraqi Kurdistan . Their parents spoke to GR about the latest situation of their sons

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Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Turkish writers behind bars 0

Sadly Turkey once again rises to the ‘top of the heap’ when it comes to international protests and campaigns. Holding almost 300,000 of its citizens behind bars

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World Kobanê Day and the revolution in Rojava 0

On 1st November 2014, millions of people around the world took to the streets to express their solidarity with the heroic resistance of Kobanê

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TURKEY: Detentions and arrests of HDP representatives continue… 0

Statement by Foreign Affairs Spokespersons regarding the recent arrests in Kars, including co-mayor Ms Sevin Alaca and 15 local politicians

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Afrin’s Torment – Turkey’s War Crimes 0

As part of its destructive policy for the region, Turkey invaded and occupied the NE Syrian and Kurdish area of Afrin on March 18, 2018, having been given a green light by the so-called super-powers, Russia and the USA

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Lawyer Ebru Timtik dies on day 238 of death fast 0

Lawyer Ebru Timtik has passed away after a heart failure on day 238 of her death fast demanding fair trial

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An interview with YPG/YPJ commander Meryem Kobane, on the anniversary of the Rojava Revolution – PART ONE

On the occasion of the 8th Year of the Rojava Revolution, we spoke with Meryem Kobane, one of the YPG/YPJ commanders who not only defended Kobane in 2015, inflicting a heavy defeat to ISIS, but who is also a leading figure in the Rojava Revolution

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ISIS women in al-Hol Camp say Turkey helps jihadists to escape 0

Some 68,000 people currently live in Camp-Hol, including 30,000 ISIS jihadists with their families

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Lawyer Timtik’s health worsening on 183rd day of death fast 0

Türkmen visited Timtik in Silivri Prison 6 days ago and said that she has found her very weak. Her face bones were visible and she had difficulty in focusing

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İlhan Sami Çomak. The Poet Turkey Fears 0

SPEAK UP, the Turkish human rights platform based in Istanbul, Diyarbakır and Eskişehir, have recently released their interview with İlhan Sami Çomak, the Kurdish poet, unjustly imprisoned since 1994

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Hunger strikes in Turkish prisons 0

Political prisoners in Mardin and Urfa went on an indefinite hunger strike against the unbearable conditions of detention.

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Turkish drones killed three women in Kobanê  0

On 23 June, three activists of the women’s movement in north-east Syria were killed as a result of a drone attack carried out by Turkey in the village of Helincê (Halinja) near Kobanê

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Meral Çiçek on the bombing of Maxmur Refugee Camp 0

Dr. Jeff Miley interviewed Meral Çiçek about the recent Turkish bombing of the Maxmur Refugee Camp and Sinjar (Shengal)

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Turkey’s Constitutional Court rules that jailing Demirtaş violates his rights 0

Selahattin Demirtaş has been in jail since November 2016 on terrorism-related charges. He faces a sentence of up to 142 years in jail if found guilty in the main case against him.

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Turkey is Working To Pursue Societal Violence Against Religious Minorities in Syria

In a report on June 9, Genocide Watch described the deportation of residents in the territories under the control of Turkish government as a crime against humanity

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Conditions worsening in Turkey’s prisons due to COVID-19

Feleknas Uca and Hişyar Özsoy, co-spokespersons of the HDP Foreign Affairs Commission, have released a statement on the worsening conditions in Turkey’s prisons due to the coronavirus pandemic

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