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.
As could have been predicted, the sequels to the referendum initiated by Massoud Barzani in Kurdistan do not in any way resemble a path strewn with rose petals.
Archeologists have insisted on being involved in the demolition and reconstruction projects carried out in the historical neighborhood of Sur (Diyarbakır), destroyed by Turkish governmental forces.
Turkey declared on Saturday that rebel Syrian groups had launched a military operation in Idlib Syria, where a Djihadist alliance is blocking efforts for an imposed truce between insurgents and the Syrian government.
Ferhat Öncü is one of the HDP members of Parliament imprisoned in Turkey… He represents the town of Şırnak and has been in detention since November 4 2016. He was arrested along with nine other members of Parliament, including HDP Co-Presidents Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ.
Fatoş İrven, or “İrwen” (with the Kurdish spelling she commonly uses) a Kurdish woman, teacher and artist was thrown in jail following a court decision resting on no evidence – in application of the “anti-terrorist” law, of course.
A promise made is a promise kept. There will be a 2nd Rojava Film Festival. And we insist on announcing its content even though Rojava is not an easy region to reach these days, what with the wars and other threats surrounding it. Second “ROJAVA FILM FESTIVAL”
Memed Aksoy, a Kurdo-British film-maker died in Raqqa, victim of an attack by ISIS that also killed a Kurdish journalist and fighters.
Erdoğan’s opposition to the “independence referendum” proposed by Barzani in Iraki Kurdistan met with the assent of a quasi majority of States, with the exception of Israel.
He lived with close friends in Gazi, one of Istanbul’s popular and revolutionary neighborhoods. Like all young journalists, he did not have a fixed roof or home. He wandered like a pilgrim with his backpack and took photos.
The building of a dam in Ilisu has been under consideration for over sixty years now, with the official goal stated as soil improvement and water resources for the Tigris valley.
The mainstream media don’t talk much about Rojava and even less about what goes on there. They never talk about women’s struggles. Quickly forget that the masculine and the virile do not have a monopoly on resistance, courage and armed struggle.
The first session of Nuriye and Semih’s trial was held today, September 14, in Ankara. The two who were fired from their teaching positions have been on hunger strike since March 9 2017. They were taken into custody on May 22 and jailed on May 23rd.
Wasn’t it one of your royal first ladies who said “if they have no bread, let them eat brioche”? Apparently, this is top of the news in Turkey. Your minister of strange – I mean, foreign – affairs should be coming over shortly to do business with our government.
We consider essential the translation of this interview with Eren Keskin, lawyer and activist for human rights in Turkey, an interview which embraces the totality of the matters of today and yesterday’s justice.
In an article published by Sol Gazetesi, Ayçin Özoktay documents the exploitation of daily domestic service employees, now an integral part of the service industry which functions like other industrial sectors on a capitalist mechanism that rests on the exploitation of a work force « with no security » , « flexible » and « […]