Following a judiciary decision banning his book “Rojava: Kürtlerin Zamanı” (Rojava: the time of the Kurds) Turkish investigative reporter Fehim Taştekin, whose reports on Syria have aroused interest in the general public, published a reaction on his Twitter account Wednesday.
The death of a Kurdish child is no longer newsworthy in Turkish « big media ». The war goes on killing children, silently.
As could have been predicted, the sequels to the referendum initiated by Massoud Barzani in Kurdistan do not in any way resemble a path strewn with rose petals.
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.
Turkey declared on Saturday that rebel Syrian groups had launched a military operation in Idlib Syria, where a Djihadist alliance is blocking efforts for an imposed truce between insurgents and the Syrian government.
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.
Fatoş İrven, or “İrwen” (with the Kurdish spelling she commonly uses) a Kurdish woman, teacher and artist was thrown in jail following a court decision resting on no evidence – in application of the “anti-terrorist” law, of course.
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.
Memed Aksoy, a Kurdo-British film-maker died in Raqqa, victim of an attack by ISIS that also killed a Kurdish journalist and fighters.
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.
He lived with close friends in Gazi, one of Istanbul’s popular and revolutionary neighborhoods. Like all young journalists, he did not have a fixed roof or home. He wandered like a pilgrim with his backpack and took photos.
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.
The Democratic Federation of Northern Syria has grown thanks to the addition of a new district : Shahba. This is major news.
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.
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