The death of a Kurdish child is no longer newsworthy in Turkish « big media ». The war goes on killing children, silently.
After 13 days in custody and in isolation, journalist-photographer Çağdaş Erdoğan, was placed in preventive detention in Istanbul on September 13 under the now-traditional accusation of belonging to a terrorist organization.
Zeynep Koçak questioned author and journalist Ercan Jan Aktaş, a conscientious objector now exiled in France… A friendly interview, published in Turkish in Kopuntu on September 30th 2017.
Archeologists have insisted on being involved in the demolition and reconstruction projects carried out in the historical neighborhood of Sur (Diyarbakır), destroyed by Turkish governmental forces.
The Turkish President’s spokesperson Ibrahim Kalın has declared that “all is ready for an intervention in Efrîn.” The AKP’s attacks and threats against the gains of the Kurdish people continue.
Ferhat Öncü is one of the HDP members of Parliament imprisoned in Turkey… He represents the town of Şırnak and has been in detention since November 4 2016. He was arrested along with nine other members of Parliament, including HDP Co-Presidents Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ. Today a life sentence to be served in full was requested against […]
Gabar was a French national who joined the YPG in Rojava. He was interviewed for a book titled “La Commune du Rojava”, éditions SyllepsE, 2017. Wounded at that time, Gabar had vowed to return to the fight.
Promesse faite, promesse tenue. Il y aura bien un 2e festival du film au Rojava. Et nous en annonçons les contenus, même si le Rojava, encerclé par les guerres ou les menaces n’est toujours pas région facile à atteindre aujourd’hui.
I’d been off Facebook for a while. I’d had enough of it; most of all, I didn’t find any social usefulness to this media. And yet its a damned useful information relay, as long as censorship doesn’t cut us off.
Erdoğan’s opposition to the “independence referendum” proposed by Barzani in Iraki Kurdistan met with the assent of a quasi majority of States, with the exception of Israel.
A number of journalists are in jail in Turkey. Therefore, that is where several of them work. It is also where they meet those fighting for another future in Turkey, and who are jailed for that reason.
Turkey’s AKP regime is making full use of European anti-terrorist “institutions” and “cooperations” in order to organize the hunt against its opponents.
When the question is raised of a “solution for Syria” and, beyond, for all of the Middle East, the most common answer always consists in a Nation-State patterned on those exported for over a century.
Here is the list of journalists imprisoned in Turkish jails as of August 9th (source : “Media monitoring” on the P24 platform, updated on a regular basis.) Loup Bureau appears on the list since his arrest, with 163 others.
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Here you are, impatient for the liberation of a journalist our media defines as a terrorist. Are you as impatient that he bring you news of our country, Turkey ?
Coming at a few days’ interval, the arrest of French journalist Loup Bureau and the heavy sentences handed down to two Czech nationals, Markéta Všelichová and Miroslav Farkas, also arrested at the checkpoint between Turkey, Irak and Syria in November 2016, bring more light to the Turkish regime’s intentions.