Shortly after Aslı Erdoğan’s release on probation in January 2017, journalist Ayşe Arman conducted a very long interview with her. After the interview was published in a Turkish newspaper with partial censorship, the journalist re-published in full on her blog.
Ferhat Encü is the HDP’s elected member of parliament for Şırnak. He has been in detention since November 4 2016. He was arrested at the same time as nine other members of parliament, including HDP’s Co-Presidents Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ.
Reina is one of the most famous nightclubs in Istanbul. It was attacked on this, the beginning of the 2017 New Year.
We present two magnificent strips from the Italian artist Gianluca Costantini whose motto is “everything is art, everything is political” Gianluca in colaboration with journalists has produced a few strips of “graphic journalism” including some about Turkey.
Zehra Doğan, presently incarcerated in the Type E penitentiary of Mardin, wrote a letter to JINHA, the news agency of which she is an editor. She describes prisons as places of resistance.
By decrees n° 675 and 676 promulgated on October 29 2016 in light of the state of emergency enforced since the attempted coup d’état on July 15, the Turkish government closed down 2 news agencies, JİNHA and DİHA. In all, 10 newspapers and 3 magazines were shut down.
Zehra Doğan is a journalist for the feminist news agency JINHA. Because of her articles and drawings, she has been accused of being a member of an illegal organisation, and is currently being held in the women’s prison at Mardin.
Since mid 2015 conditions have become harsher for political prisoners in Turkey. Repression crossed another threshold following the coup d’état and the state of emergency.
In Kobanê, Syrian Kurds were not only defending a strategic Middle Eastern outpost. They were also defending a utopian concept of government. One they are putting into practice. It is called democratic confederalism. Öcalan is no stranger to it.
In Southeastern Turkey, « administrators » were designated by decree on 28 Kurdish mayoralties. The democratically elected Co-Mayors were removed from office as of 9 am this morning. Spontaneous demonstrations are occurring in some localities.
An article in the July 2016 edition of the Monde Diplomatique, returns to the epistolary relationship between Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the PKK and the American anarchist thinker, Murray Bookchin.
Lorsque nous parlons sur le fond du “democratic system in progress” au Rojava, du confédéralisme démocratique, du communalisme dans des billets, ne voulant ni jargonner, ni réciter un bréviaire, nous recherchons toujours des sources simples et pourtant suffisamment développées pour inciter nos lecteurs et lectrices à approfondir davantage par eux mêmes.
Nous relayons par solidarité avec les militants anarchistes arrêtés, emprisonnés et torturés en Azerbaïdjan, un appel international à “faire du bruit” pour eux entre le 28 mai et le 5 juin, devant consulats ou ambassades.
Un appel international à mobilisation pour l’accueil des migrants a été lancé par le Collectif Soutien Migrants 13. Nous nous en faisons l’écho en plusieurs langues…
15 Mayıs 2016’da #HerYerdeGeceAyakta, #KüreselAyakta demek için 7 ve 8 Mayıs 2016 tarihlerinde hep birlikte Paris’e ! Paris#53
Un rapport accablant sur les dommages causés au patrimoine culturel du fait des opérations militaires menées par les forces armées turques dans le district de Sur, coeur historique de la ville de Diyarbakır (Amed en kurde).