“I don’t know why they put us in jail, we come out stronger than before”. This is what Zehra Doğan said in 2016, when she had been released for a short period from the prison of Mardin, waiting for her trial, after 141 days.
In a small street in Kobane, the walls surrounding the Kongra Star building – the women’s movement within the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria – house a vast and peaceful garden, green and flowery on this sunny day of late April.
You have quite a few stories in France about frogs and toads. Since they are meaningful to you, I’m using the opportunity to serve them up as a metaphor. These last few days, our Turkish TV backwaters were filled with croaking concerning the anticipated presidential elections in June.
The Turkish occupation of Afrin caused a massive displacement of populations and now appears as a planned and wilfull ethnic cleansing with multiple humanitarian consequences.
The Common Internationalist of the Rojava publishes on internationalistcommune.com an open letter, calling for a solidarity with Rojava. To expand the visibility of this letter, we publish it on Kedistan, and with solidarity, we join to this call.
I don’t know if they will make it all the way to my balcony but I hear your European Union has decided to blow a few more billions in Turkey’s direction.
A global appeal is launched for Afrin. Call to mobilize everywhere, together, the march 24, 2018. Share on all your networks.
A reportage from Lavrio, approximately 60 km to the southeast of Athens, done in December 2017, during a long halt in a self-governed camp of Kurdish exiles.
Zehra Doğan’s works will be exhibited in Vienna (Austria) during the week surrounding March 8th, the day dedicated to women’s struggles. The Viennese association Asyl in not, active in greeting political refugees, is organizing this exhibition of some twenty reproductions of Zehra Doğan’s works, thus placing March 8th under the sign of a persecuted Kurdish […]
You would need 7 cat lives to make up for the one being burned right now in fear and abjection in Turkey. As if power weren’t enough for him, here’s the Sultan now wanting to turn our children in martyrs for the fatherland.
Everything is happening in Turkey as if, from a permanent state of emergency, the situation was sliding into a state of domestic war, made possible by the constitutional changes of 2017.
During a speech Tayyip Erdoğan pronounced in Maraş on Saturday, in the company of a little girl in battle dress, he declared
As it did in Alep with the help of Russian forces, the Bachar regime massacres civilians and is about to reclaim the rebel enclave of the Ghouta in Syria.
In European medias, few images of the bombings and of the victims of Afrin, or only of those on the Turkish side. In the Turkish press, the ban on speech is total.