The fight for Kurdistan - the Guardian briefing

  • The Guardian
  • 11/10/2014
The Kurds are the world’s largest stateless ethnic group and find themselves on the frontline in the battle with Islamic State View Article

UK premiere of ‘1001 Apples’ a film in remembrance of ‘Anfal’ the Kurdish Genocide, on its 26th anniversary

  • 07/04/2014
Taha Karimi’s documentary masterpiece at the BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN on Sunday 13th April 2014 at 3:00pm View Article

Terror inside The Turkish Family

  • - By Sheri Laizer
  • 21/03/2014
My father’s footsteps echo like gunshots on the stairs. I am hiding in the wardrobe, my face hidden in the hem of my school uniform and my father is coming. View Article

To Forgive … Or Not To Forgive

  • - By Dr Rashid Karadaghi
  • 21/03/2014
“Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” View Article

Once Again … What is in a Name?

  • - By Dr Rashid Karadaghi
  • 10/03/2014
It is well-known that American universities abroad are named for the city where they are located and two of the best known such universities are the American Uniuversiy of Beirut and the American University in Cairo. View Article

Kurdish Filmdays in Copenhagen: 3rd Copenhagen Kurdish Filmdays (CKF)

  • 12/02/2014
In Denmark, the count down for the 3rd Copenhagen Kurdish Filmdays (CKF) has begun. For four days filmenthusiasts can enjoy a long list of films, which FOKUS-A and Cinemateket has put together for the program during February 20-23 View Article

Endless Reckoning

  • - By Sheri Laizer
  • 02/01/2014
Ban-Ki Moon presents the report of the UN Chemical Weapons Inspectors on the use of outlawed chemical weapons in Syria. He does not say who was responsible. View Article

Kurdish Journalist gunned down in Iraqi Kurdistan

  • - By Dlshad Amin
  • 17/12/2013
Mr Kawe Germyany was gunned down in his doorway in the Town of Kalar, in Iraqi Kurdistan, on 05/12/2013 View Article

Gorran, Badinan; A Retrospective

  • - By Hishyar Abid
  • 10/12/2013
From the outset Gorran began as a popular response to reject the prevailing status quo, to call for proper democracy, transparency, equality and the rule of law View Article

The Kurds of Rojava (Syria) and the Political Paradox of Western Democracies

  • - By Dr.Amir Sharifi
  • 12/11/2013
In the Western mainstream press and media, we have rarely come across reports of the unfolding religious violence against Kurds in Northern Syria (in Kurdish Rojava, Western Kurdistan in Kurdish) over the past weeks View Article

For the great Kurdish poet Sherko Bekas

  • - By Shamal Zahir
  • 10/08/2013
for the great Kurdish poet Sherko Bekas who passed away on the 4th of August 2013. The leaves of the trees...and the morning breeze... Even the sunlight! View Article

FIVE PREVIOUS PKK CEASEFIRES SINCE 1993 – Better prospects for the sixth ceasefire of Newroz 2013?

  • - By Sheri Laizer
  • 29/07/2013
PKK leader announces a (unilateral) televised ceasefire for 25 days on 17 March 1993. View Article

The Closing of Turkey’s Kurdish Opening

  • Journal of International Affairs - By Michael Gunter
  • 01/07/2013
During the summer and fall of 2009, the continuing and often violent Kurdish problem in Turkey seemed on the verge of a solution when the ruling AK Party (AKP) government announced a Kurdish Opening or Initiative View Article

Southern Kurdistan, towards the past or future?

  • - By Aziz Sheikhani
  • 13/06/2013
During the 8 years war between Iran and Iraq, particularly the last two years, the Kurds of southern Kurdistan had suffered a lot under the Iraqi policy. View Article

The Wise Man of the Turks

  • - By Dr Aland Mizell
  • 16/05/2013
A wise man is someone who knows and sees differences between good and evil, just and unjust, right and wrong, ethical and unethical, moral and immoral. View Article

Kidnapping of Bishop Polis Al Yazigi and Bishop John Abraham and killing the driver

  • 29/04/2013
Condemnation and denunciation For the kidnapping of Bishop Polis Al Yazigi and Bishop John Abraham and killing the driver and demanding their immediate release View Article

Prevent Turkish nationalist celebrations in Berlin and other German cities!

  • Society for Threatened Peoples
  • 22/04/2013
Open letter to the organizers, patrons, supporters, media partners and participants of the "Holiday of National Sovereignty and Children" on April 23 ("Nisan Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayram?", April 23) View Article

Arab Spring, Kurdish Spring?

  • - By Sheri Laizer
  • 04/04/2013
It is Kurdish New Year, Newroz, and the birdsong in the mountains is intense. Frogs join in the chorus by the streams and the wild boar plunge deep into the forest of dwarf oak that cover the hills of Kurdistan between Iraq and Turkey. View Article

Why a third party is missing in the Turkish- Kurdish Peace Process

  • - By Dr Aland Mizell
  • 03/04/2013
The conflict in Southeastern Turkey between the government of the Republic of Turkey and the Kurdish rebel group (specifically the PKK) has been going on for more than three decades. View Article

Updated: Halabja’s Wounds

  • - By Dr Rashid Karadaghi
  • 23/03/2013
I wrote the following short piece twenty-two years ago under a pen name about the gassing of the people of the town of Halabja, the Kurdish Hiroshima, by the criminal Saddam regime. View Article

The full version of Mr Öcalan's Newroz statement: Let all the oppressed have a free and happy Newroz!

  • 22/03/2013
Greetings to all peoples of Middle East and Central Asia who celebrate newroz, the day of revival and rejoice, with the greatest participation in the world… View Article

Salafist Jihad – The whirlwind of destruction in Syria

  • - By Sheri Laizer
  • 22/03/2013
THE BLACKEST kind of war disembowels Syria. Its fitful beginnings two years ago are now a distant echo of long-suppressed aspirations for democratic change, overtaken by far less democratic forces including that of Salafist Jihad. View Article

Kurdish Book Club is launching a newly published Kurdish book, “Who Are The Kurds?”

  • 04/03/2013
As part of a series of seminars, Kurdish Book Club, is pleased to invite you to the launch of and a seminar about a newly published book in Kurdish. View Article

Book review in London :Along the Way Picking Flowers by Nawshirwan Mustafa Amin

  • 17/02/2013
The series will kick off on the afternoon of Saturday, 23rd February. In the first of the seminars the Kurdish writer, Mr. Samad Mala Ahmad, will be presenting an evaluation of Nawshirwan Mustafa Amin’s book series, Along the Way Picking Flowers. View Article

The Kurdish American Education Society will present two special upcoming Educational events

  • 17/02/2013
KAES Education Committee will present to the UNA-USA members an update on the situation in the Greater Kurdistan. View Article

Free Adem Uzun the liberation of A genuine Kurdish diplomat: Adem Uzun

  • EUTCC - Turkey Civic Commission
  • 05/02/2013
The international community while waiting for creative dynamics in context with the complicated Turkish-Kurdish dialogue at the same time Mr. Adem Uzun as one of the architects of Kurdish diplomacy is arrested in Paris. View Article

Barzani’s foreign policy risks Kurdistan’s long term future

  • - By B Mohammed
  • 03/02/2013
Kurdistan region president, Massoud Barzani’s, burgeoning ties with the Turkish republic risk isolating the Kurdistan region of Iraq, creating a dependent region and ultimately risks the region’s future. View Article

Save the Lives of Zaniar and Loqman Moradi in Iran

  • Kurdish Human Rights Advocacy Group
  • 20/01/2013
Kurdish Human Rights advocacy Group condemns the continuing arrest and persecution of political prisoners in Iran. View Article

The Kurds in a transforming Middle East

  • KNC - North America
  • 20/01/2013
Dr. Hisyar Ozsoy will be the keynote speaker on the topic, "The Kurds in a Transforming Middle East". The event will be held at the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on January 26, 2013 (Saturday) at 7:00 p.m. View Article

Forbes and the world’s most powerful people deception

  • - By Ivan Simic
  • 17/01/2013
Every year we have the opportunity to read Forbes “the World’s Most Powerful People” list which is showing us who, by Forbes opinion, is the most powerful in the world. View Article

Demand justice for Sardasht Osman

  • Number of organisations
  • 17/01/2013
Sardasht Osman was a 22 years old Iraqi Kurdish final-year university student from Erbil, who was kidnapped on 4 May 2010 outside the College of Arts in Arbil, where he studied English. View Article

Letter of appeal concerning the brutal murder of three Kurdish women activists in Paris

  • - By Dr Amir Sharifi
  • 14/01/2013
We members of the Kurdish Communities in Southern California are outraged, appalled, and anguished by the barbaric assassination of Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Dogan, and Leyla Solyemez View Article

Kurds Resolute Demands in Negotiation with Turkey

  • Kurdish American Education Society
  • 11/01/2013
This morning in Paris, the lives and voices of three brave Kurdish lionesses were gunned down tragically. Despite this tragedy, still unexplained as to who is to blame or why View Article

IN MEMORY OF Sakine Canziz, Fidan Dogan and Leyla Söylemez

  • EU Turkey Civic Commission
  • 10/01/2013
It was with shock and grief we received the horrible news about the deaths of our dear friends who were massacred in Paris today in the most grotesque way. View Article

“You Cannot Occupy Arab Land”!

  • - By Dr Rashid Karadaghi
  • 03/01/2013
And how is one to explain our being instrumental in rebuilding the army of the “new” Iraq, after being decimated in the 2003 Iraq liberation campaign, thereby giving Arab Iraq the tool to threaten us with, as it is doing now? View Article

Open letter: Kurds should be granted an autonomous Kurdish state in southeast Turkey

  • - By Evin Cheikosman
  • 30/12/2012
Honorable Prime Minister Erdogan, as you are aware, the long-standing Kurdish struggle for autonomy has remained a constant issue in Turkish national politics View Article

An Open Letter to the UN from Iraqi Coordination Committee of the Democratic Current -UK

  • 30/12/2012
Since its occupation in 2003 and up till now, Iraq’s remote districts survive in almost total deprivation caused by the lack of electric power. View Article

Open letter to United Nations Secretary-General

  • 25/12/2012
The United Nations as the guardian of universal human rights and peace can and should put an end to the Iraqi prime minister’s discourse of interethnic discord View Article

Cracking down on Kurds doesn’t solve any problem

  • - By Mohammed Hussein
  • 25/12/2012
Turkish governments have cracked down Kurdish people in modern Turkey from 1920s, and they have used any suppressive tools that could be helpful in order to end their demands for freedom and independency. View Article

And it has all come to this!!

  • - By Dr Rashid Karadaghi
  • 09/12/2012
Something in the news caught my attention recently like no other, for it summed up, at least in my mind, the tragedy of our people not just today but throughout our history. View Article

PYD leader puts the Kurdish case for achieving peace in Syria

  • Kurdish Democratic Union Party
  • 08/12/2012
Saleh Muslim, co-president of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), addressed a packed room in Westminster on 3 December, at a meeting hosted by Jeremy Corbyn MP and sponsored by Liberation and Peace in Kurdistan campaign. View Article

Kurdish literary genius and giant, Shokrollah Baban

  • - By Dr Amir Sharifi
  • 01/12/2012
On November 18, 2012 Shokrollah Baban, the great Kurdish poet, author, mythologist, radio programmer, and lexicographer passed away he had been afflicted with alzhmeir’s disease. View Article

Notes from hunger strikers in Los Angeles

  • - By Luqman Barwari
  • 15/11/2012
Our hunger strike group of four spent 48 hours around the clock camping in front of CNN-LA on Sunset blvd on the pavement View Article

Kurds are dying for their existence in Turkey: Hunger strike weapon of last resort

  • - By Dr Aland Mizell
  • 11/11/2012
I am not arguing or asking Turkey to give the Kurds rights, but I am asking who gave Turkey or Islamists the right to deny Kurdish basic rights, such as birth rights to a right to life View Article

KNC: Kurdish struggle for equal rights has made historic gains

  • KNC - North America
  • 10/11/2012
Those who have started on September 12 are reaching the 60th day of an indefinite and irreversible hunger strike. View Article

Will Syria’s rebels face a Kurdish Front?

  • - By Daniel Brode
  • 09/11/2012
Four decades of unabated Assad rule are testament to the Syrian regime’s mastery of sectarianism in the Middle East. View Article

KCK trial of Kurdish lawyers – Istanbul 6th November 2012

  • - By Tony Fisher
  • 09/11/2012
In November 2011 mass arrests of some 46 Kurdish and Turkish lawyers took place in raids carried out simultaneously in many Turkish cities and provinces. View Article

The unbridled despotism in South Kurdistan!

  • - By H. A Babo Barzani
  • 09/11/2012
The contingent effect on Kurdish society was short lived, due to the brutality of the Kurdish authority and the ambivalent attitude of the main opposition forces: Gorran, View Article

Kurds in the Changing Middle East Conference

  • 08/11/2012
Among speakers are Salih Muslim, the leader of the PYD, Gultan Kisanak, co-chair of the BDP and Peace Negotiator Brian Currin. View Article

The appeal letter in solidarity with political prisoners who are on hunger strike in Turkey

  • Kurdish Human Rights Advocacy Group
  • 29/10/2012
Please sign the petition of support below, spread the news about the strike. Send the appeal letter to the Turkish consulates, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Secretary General of the United Nations, human rights organizations View Article