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).
Three leaders of the union for the private security sector, “Güvenlik-Sen”, tied to DISK (the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey) denounced three union members to the Republic’s Prosecutor for « insulting the President » when they expressed opposition against their leadership.
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 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 !