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.
We recently published an interview with Ercan Jan Aktaş, concerning conscientious objection in Turkey, and the aggravation of conditions for conscientious objectors under the state of emergency.
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 […]
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.
A promise made is a promise kept. There will be a 2nd Rojava Film Festival. And we insist on announcing its content even though Rojava is not an easy region to reach these days, what with the wars and other threats surrounding it. Second “ROJAVA FILM FESTIVAL”
Memed Aksoy, a Kurdo-British film-maker died in Raqqa, victim of an attack by ISIS that also killed a Kurdish journalist and fighters.
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.