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Thirsty for blood

Thirsty for blood

By | November 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm | No comments

The basics don’t change. The basics are: people are born with rights. That’s what we, many nations of the world, have agreed upon and have put down on paper in international treaties and declarations. The right to self-determination, the right to express yourself in your...

Posted in: Featured, Kurds, Minorities

Working on a Greek beach

Working on a Greek beach

By | September 10, 2012 at 8:08 pm | No comments

Fréderike Geerdink was in a short holiday in Greece and wrote this article for yournalistinturkey.com They earn some €30 a day, Greek youngsters working in tourism during the summer. While their country is going through hard economic times, they are happy they found a...

Posted in: Featured, Greece

Women, choices, politician and dad

Women, choices, politician and dad

By | May 29, 2012 at 1:50 pm | No comments

Fréderike Geerdink Turkey’s wanna be bedroom coach, that’s how I saw Prime Minister Erdogan being described on Twitter this weekend. Fresh in the mind is Erdogan’s call on Turkish couples some years ago to have no less than three children, now he has taken a strong...

Posted in: Featured, Turkey

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

By | May 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm | One comment

Fréderike Geerdink Esra wants to take me to the local shop. I’m not sure why, but she insists and takes me by the hand. In the shop I want to buy her and her sister a notebook because they want to practice their writing all the time. But she doesn’t like it. She wants a...

Posted in: Featured, Kurds, Minorities

The Netherlands go where Turkey is coming from

The Netherlands go where Turkey is coming from

By | April 17, 2012 at 3:10 pm | 4 comments

Fréderike Geerdink “Abdullah Gül has no right to speak”, I hear all the time as a reaction to President Gül resisting the ideology of Dutch politician Geert Wilders, which discriminates against people and marginalises them. That’s because Gül has a problem handling...

Posted in: Armenians, Christians, Featured, Greeks, Kurds, Minorities

A ‘new approach’ to the Kurdish issue: a road leading nowhere

A ‘new approach’ to the Kurdish issue: a road leading nowhere

By | March 28, 2012 at 2:44 pm | One comment

Fréderike Geerdink I have not been blogging for over a week. I have been uncertain what to blog about. Recently I have written a lot about oppression of Kurds, and I felt I needed more variety in my subjects. So I was pondering what to write about. But today, I decided to...

Posted in: Featured, Kurds, Minorities

Why I’m unhappy about the release of Şık and Şener

Why I’m unhappy about the release of Şık and Şener

By | March 13, 2012 at 11:44 am | One comment

So much for the world wide attention for press freedom in Turkey. The two most famous Turkish journalists in jail, Ahmet Şık and Nedim Şener, were set free on Monday night, pending trial. Joy all over the place and I’m happy for them too; but in a way it also makes me...

Posted in: Featured, Opinion

The Catch 22 of finding the truth about mass graves

The Catch 22 of finding the truth about mass graves

By | February 6, 2012 at 8:46 pm | No comments

Fréderike Geerdink ‘You can’t go there’, two police officers in a car tell us. I pretend to be a tourist and say: ‘But I know the view from there is so nice, why can’t we go and see it, I was here before with no problem’. ‘Maybe so’, they reply, ‘but now...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights, Kurds, Opinion, Turkey

Voices of violence

Voices of violence

By | January 11, 2012 at 10:39 am | One comment

The verdict is there: RojTV, the Kurdish TVchannel broadcasting from Belgium with a Danish license, will not be closed. Good news! A victory for the freedom of speech. Having said that, I deeply wish for RojTV to disappear naturally, or at least to radically change. I have...

Posted in: Featured, Freedom of Expression, News, Opinion

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