At my age, my far-sightedness has long corrected my myopia. But, on learning what a European Consul said about Turkey and Instanbul, I suddenly realize the extent to which my glasses must be fooling me. Because France whose influence still shines all the way to Istanbul is always right, isn’t it?
To the World Water Council My objective today, coming here with my canoe, rowing from Bordeaux to Marseille, is to draw everyone’s attention on the importance of water as precious source of life for all living beings of our planet, and remind once again that it is a living resource and not a good.
We have learned of the recent failure of an operation organized by the MIT (Turkish Intelligence Service) targeting leaders of the PKK.
After describing her struggle as a journalist, presenting a few of her artistic creations, putting forth her persistence and her courage during exchanges and multiple meetings in the past two weeks, talking some more about Zehra Doğan takes on the appearance of an appeal.
Kedistan relaie volontiers un communiqué de Defend Mediterranea, réseau antifasciste et solidaire méditerranéen contre l’expédition identitaire Defend Europe et l’Europe forteresse. Vous le trouverez ici en 7 langues.
Turkey’s AKP regime is making full use of European anti-terrorist “institutions” and “cooperations” in order to organize the hunt against its opponents.
When the question is raised of a “solution for Syria” and, beyond, for all of the Middle East, the most common answer always consists in a Nation-State patterned on those exported for over a century.
Here is the list of journalists imprisoned in Turkish jails as of August 9th (source : “Media monitoring” on the P24 platform, updated on a regular basis.) Loup Bureau appears on the list since his arrest, with 163 others.
The Douarnenez Film Festival is a great and ongoing adventure since 1978. Every year the festival explores a different destination through film, music, conferences and extends a hearty invitation to meet cultures, stories, artistic creations and struggles of peoples across the world.
Here you are, impatient for the liberation of a journalist our media defines as a terrorist. Are you as impatient that he bring you news of our country, Turkey ?
Coming at a few days’ interval, the arrest of French journalist Loup Bureau and the heavy sentences handed down to two Czech nationals, Markéta Všelichová and Miroslav Farkas, also arrested at the checkpoint between Turkey, Irak and Syria in November 2016, bring more light to the Turkish regime’s intentions.
Le magazine Kedistan s’associe bien volontiers à ces IIe Rencontres sur l’Ecologie Sociale qui se tiendront à Bilbao en octobre. Peut être même que le petit bout de la queue d’unE kedi passera par là…
Here is a translation of an article by Evrim Kepenek published in Gazete Şûjin , quoting women artists’ reactions to Zehra Doğan being denied possession or use of drawing material in jail.
Reminder : journalist and artist Zehra Doğan has been sentenced to 2 years and 9 months in jail. She is imprisonned in Diyarbakir since June 12th. She had previously spent 141 days of incarceration in Mardin, up until December 9th 2016.
Zehra Doğan was forced back into jail last June. She has been incarcerated in Diyarbakır (Amed) since.
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).