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PKK opposition to Zionism (2017 statement from a founding member)

PKK founding member Mustafa Karasu wrote in 2017 (just to make decades of policy totally clear): Since the emergence of the PKK, we have been against Zionism. We compared the genocide of the Kurds in Turkey with Israeli Zionism and … Continue reading

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The Guardian goes easy on the Turkish State

Just as the Turkish State’s attack on the Kurdish town of Cizre was beginning to get more attention in the Western media, Ankara decided to ease its siege. But while the Guardian reported on the reduction of the curfew in … Continue reading

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Ankara bombing – Turkey’s attempt to justify invading Syria

On 17 February, 28 people – mostly soldiers – were killed by a car bomb attack in the Turkish capital of Ankara. A further 64 were wounded. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu almost immediately tried to pin the blame on … Continue reading

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Cizre, Leyla İmret, & Turkish Democracy

The HDP co-mayor of the Cizre district of Turkey’s Şırnak Province, 28-year-old Leyla İmret, was brought into the world of politics very abruptly at an early age, with her father being killed “before her eyes” by Turkish “security forces” when … Continue reading

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Was a Civilian Killed in Diyarbakir by the PKK?

In response to the civilian death in Diyarbakir, Turkey on September 11 at the hands of suspected Kurdish militants, a comment written by ‘Drew‘ at Vice News sought to place the situation into perspective. The murdered waiter, he said, was just … Continue reading

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Demirtaş to Turkish PM: ‘Prove they were not civilians’

A week on from the start of a Turkish military siege on the city of Cizre, the co-leader of Turkey’s progressive pro-peace party (the Peoples’ Democratic Party or HDP) has insisted today that at least 20 of those killed by … Continue reading

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The Kurdish Stalingrad: Kobane and Western Inaction

The struggle in Rojava (Kurdish northern Syria) is really a struggle for humanity, freedom, and human dignity. The ‘coalition’ and its air strikes clearly do not aim to protect human life, because they’ve been useless at stopping ISIS from advancing … Continue reading

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Daesh, Imperialism, and Rojava

The Ottoman Empire (1299–1923) united much of the Arab World for centuries. In the 19th century, however, it began to decline, and the imperial powers of Europe tried to ensure their own political influence in the region. The UK, for … Continue reading

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El EIIL, El Imperialismo, y Rojava

El Imperio Otomano unía mucho del Mundo Árabe durante siglos. En el siglo 19, empezó a deteriorarse, y los poderes imperialistas de Europa intentaron asegurar su influencia en la región. El Reino Unido, por ejemplo, ocupó Egipto para ‘proteger sus … Continue reading

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