We had already collected a number of testimonies concerning arbitrary controls on entry into Turkey by persons living abroad but originally from Turkey, whether binationals or not.
A text by a journalist and surprising traveller, a lover of the Middle East, attentive to the political solutions underway despite recurring wars, and bloody upheavals of decrepit nation-states drawn with rulers and treaties, or violently erected against the mosaics of peoples, their history, religions, cultures and common pasts.
Coops in the Kurdish Movement, an Emancipation Tool for Women. Two Testimonies. Following the adoption of the democratic confederalism paradigm by the PKK in 2005 as a continuity in the political evolution begun in the nineties, the legal Kurdish movement in Northern Kurdistan (Turkey) began a process of autonomization from the Turkish State.
Frei Denken, the Swiss Association of Free Thinkers, awarded its “Freethinker Prize” for 2017 to journalist and artist Zehra Doğan, jailed in Turkey, and to Masih Alinejad
In March 2012, Zehra Doğan became one of the co-founders of JINHA, the all-female press agency banned and shut down since by Turkish State decree in October 2016.
(For English readers : in French, the word cafard describes the bug known as ‘cockroach’. It also designates a police informer.) Today, I offered my neighbor flowers. You find that odd? Well, I have to tell you I was only taking out an insurance. Ah ! I haven’t told you about the cockroaches in the […]
by Chris Den Hond – October 24 2017 | Roj Info Interview of Patrice Franceschi by Chris Den Hond and Jean Michel Morel.
Once again İrfan Aktan is the one who shines a light, more necessary than ever, following the liberation under surveillance of one of the teachers on hunger strike. He does so through the intervention of Veli Saçılık, who has been of one of the protagonists since the very beginning of this power struggle.
A powerful short film. And a sort of wink in Zehra Doğan’s direction… Twelve minutes of animated images, like the artist’s hand taking revenge on destiny.
Zehra, is this then the way women live? Aragon would have written to you in this way, we are sure of it. But your words are the ones we are inserting in this article, the ones with which you could have answered him.
This is a new translation of an article published in Turkish, denouncing the trivialization of torture in Turkey, not to say its promotion by groups and factions within and outside the State.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]