“Anger in Turkey over news of departure of last ISIS fighters from Rakka” headlined Le Monde.
Following the attribution to her of the Freethinker Prize last November 5th in Zurich, Switzerland, through Amnesty International Geneva, is organizing an exhibition of some twenty prints of Zehra Doğan’s works, on November 24th.
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.
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.
A reflection, begun and worth pursuing in depth. One that examines the struggle of women against the Turkish state in terms of a struggle against power, violence and war.
(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 […]
After the dead-end referendum in Iraki Kurdistan, starting another column on geopolical news from Irak and Syria as “an attentive observer” would amount to nothing but a compilation of news published elsewhere, if those “news” did not add weight to the Kurdish question considered as a possible way out.
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.
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.