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KCK: Withdrawal of guerrillas from Turkey to begin on May 8

KCK: Withdrawal of guerrillas from Turkey to begin on May 8

By | April 25, 2013 at 6:10 pm | 2 comments

(ANF) Kurdish Communities Union (KCK) Executive Council President Murat Karayılan has held a press conference on the withdrawal of Kurdish guerrillas out of Turkish borders. The press conference, which was attended by KCK Executive Council member Zeki Şengali and...

Posted in: Featured, Turkey

Renaissance is over, say hi to dark ages

Renaissance is over, say hi to dark ages

By | September 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm | 4 comments

The bright and shining age of cultural and scientific Renaissance has created the Internet. Resulted in a mass distribution of knowledge albeit questionable. And neared its own demise with the help of a virtual economy it created. Next we have chaos. In the nineties folks...

Posted in: Featured, Opinion

Turkey: When tomorrow is yesterday

Turkey: When tomorrow is yesterday

By | August 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm | 3 comments

As of today fighting between the Turkish armed forces and PKK guerrillas in Semdinli province in southeastern Turkey continues for fifteen days. Since Turkish security forces do not allow press into the greater region, no citizen reports could be verified. The national media...

Posted in: Armenians, Featured, Kurds, Minorities

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

Roboski anxiety in season for beets

Roboski anxiety in season for beets

By | April 21, 2012 at 1:30 am | No comments

A psychological thriller from Turkish literature: Mountain villagers from Hakkari go for beet harvest and… Was it 7 am, or 8? They left without checking the time. Snow has just left the ground in Hakkari; they’ve got almost a month to dwell.  They’ll harvest the...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights

Uludere (Roboski) Massacre at International Criminal Court

Uludere (Roboski) Massacre at International Criminal Court

By | February 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm | No comments

Turkish media and public opinion all seems to have forgotten the Uludere massacre. However BDP took the matter into International Criminal Court (ICC) for review within the context of crimes against humanity. A quick response form the court stated that the application is...

Posted in: Featured, Turkey

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

Division Bells

Division Bells

By | January 4, 2012 at 6:13 pm | 5 comments

Pro-Kurdish BDP co-chair Demirtas said yesterday that the government has divided the country emotionally. He was referring to the ignorance to the pain the Kurds felt after bombing of a group of youngster smugglers on Iraqi border by the majority of the population and...

Posted in: Featured, Kurds, Opinion, Turkey

Turkey: Proud of its past, repeating all mistakes

Turkey: Proud of its past, repeating all mistakes

By | December 29, 2011 at 5:02 pm | 10 comments

 Bombs from F-16 planes killed at least 36 Kurdish smugglers. Most of the dead belonged two extended families and were carrying diesel for sale in Turkey. They were an average of 20 years old. In the villages neighboring Iraq and Syria main occupation is smuggling goods from...

Posted in: Featured, Kurds, News, Turkey

Thousands Protest Detention of Journalists in KCK Probe

By | December 21, 2011 at 9:24 am | No comments

[caption id="attachment_1536" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo courtesy of @ElifIlgaz"][/caption] Yesterday evening thousands gathered at Taksim Square in Istanbul to protest detention of over 20 journalists the same day by Turkish law enforcement on charges of...

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

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