This article is based on a series of interviews done in Kobanê in January 2017. The author, Margot Cassiers, is a staff member at the Kurdish Institute in Brussels (Belgium).
During the press conference held in Hamburg after the G20 meeting, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared the following concerning Selahattin Demirtaş – the Co-President of the HDP Party jailed since November 4: “This man is a terrorist. He is such a terrorist that he sent my Kurdish brothers into the street and had 53 of my […]
Turkish video documentarist and filmmaker Kazım Kızıl to appear in court on July 10th. The first hearing of Kazım Kızıl case will take place Monday, July 10th, at 10:00 in Izmir, Bayraklı Courthouse.
In a recent article in french, we published comments by Selahattin Demirtaş, praising the virtues of « popular humor » in order to be heard and understood without hatred or spite, despite all the seriousness of the repression.
In Turkey’s history, “Gezi” is the most important resistance movement triggered by environmental questions.
This is not the first time hunger strikers go up against the Turkish State, risking their lives and often afflicted by serious side effects at the end of their tug of war.
This article is not an exhaustive analysis of contemporary Turkey. Far from it. It is nothing but a series of photographs, exposed or over-exposed. Putting words in order on disturbing realities helps in feeling better. Giving them out to read, a relief.
The White House, through the voice of Trump in person, approved the supply of weapons to the Kurdish militias of the YPG fighting the djihadists of ISIS in Syria, a spokesman for the Pentagon declared on Tuesday… Sound the trumpets !
“Turkey is a safe country”. This is what European heads of State keep stating in order to justify the agreement for “the retention and exchange” of migrants and refugees. A refutation must be made of this denial of reality.
Nuriye Gülmen universitaire, et Semih Özakça enseignants en grève de la faim, font appel aux consoeurs, confrères, associations et syndicats du monde enseignant, en Europe et ailleurs, pour soutenir leur lutte.
Un rapport sur les destructions massives et les graves violations des droits dans le Sud-Est de la Turquie vient d’être publié par la commission des droits humaines des Nations Unies.
At first, it was nothing but a rumor. But Orhan Pamuk, the Turkish Nobel Literature Prize winner has confirmed : a long interview he had given the daily Hürriyet for publication on February 13th was not published… because it contained criticism of the constitutional reform.
Dr. İbrahim Kaboğlu, a prominent jurist has been put on the list of the academics discharged by the infamous decree of February 7th. Dr. İbrahim Kaboğlu isn’t just anybody in Turkish constitutional law…His name is among the first to be quoted when the notion of « Constitution » comes up. He teaches constitutional law at Marmara University, […]
Dans la nuit de la démocrature turque, des voix continuent inlassablement à déchirer les ténèbres. Elles trouvent aussi des relais en Europe.
We could use the metaphore of « musical chairs » concerning the arrests and liberations of these last three days if they didn’t constitute literal politico-judiciary harassment under police rule.