Category Archives: Turkey

PKK Prisoners Around Turkey Start Hunger Strike to Free Ocalan

The demands also include an end to the isolation and torture of other political prisoners. Turkey’s political prisoners from the Kurdish Worker’s Party and Kurdistan Women’s Liberation Party started a hunger strike on Wednesday, joining fellow strikers in three other … Continue reading

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The Syrian Kurds & Allegations of War Crimes: The War of Disinformation

Critics respond to Roy Gutman’s special report on the Syrian Kurdish militia.

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Podcast: What Is Happening In Kurdish Village #Korukoy Under Siege?

Kom News editors Giran Ozcan, Josef Yusuf and Mehmet Aksoy discuss developments in Korukoy village in the kurdish region of Southeastern Turkey. Image: Korukoy village in Nusaybin’s Kurdish region, southeast Turkey has been under siege since February 9th, 2017

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#EvimizNeresi? #Turkey: State Paramilitaries Evict Refugee Camp

As of February 8th, refugees living in tents in the Torbalı and Bayındır districts of İzmir are being evicted in accordance with district governorate decisions through the intervention of its gendarmerie State paramilitary force. The tent areas are being removed. … Continue reading

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#Turkey: #Meydan Anarchists — ‘We Are Being Cornered’

Late last month the editor of Meydan anarchist newspaper in Istanbul was sentenced to a year and three months in prison for “supporting terror,” the latest in a string of attempts by the Turkish State to shut down dissenting voices against Erdogan’s government. We reblog a translation of Meydan’s uncompromising response, from their latest edition.  Continue reading

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#Turkey Statement: Prison Sentence to Managing Editor of #Meydan Newspaper

On December 22, a turkish court sentenced managing editor Meydan Hüseyin Civan  of anarchist newspaper to 1 year and 3 months of imprisonment. We publish a first reaction by Meydan.

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The fall of Eastern Aleppo

Statement by YPG commander Polat Can on the fall of east-Aleppo.

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Brutal Attacks on HDP Part of Systematic Ethnic Cleansing in Turkey

It’s well known that attacks on the HDP in Northern Kurdistan (Turkey) are part of an overall repression of the Kurdish people. Attacks on their language, tradition, institutions, and way of life have been common place for years, but particularly since Erdogan’s … Continue reading

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