Turkish Army Razes Forest in Bitlis

Earlier this month, as part of military operations in Bitlis, Turkish forced burned thousands of acres of local forests to the ground. Locals estimate that almost 90% of the forest was destroyed by the fires. The fires are part of a military operation launched against 24 villages in the majority Kurdish region of Bitlis. This … Read more

Turkish Expansionism Causes Tension With Neighbours

The past few weeks have seen growing tension between Turkey and other states in the Eastern Mediterranean. The discovery of gas reserves of the coast of Turkish-occupied Cyprus have seen increased Turkish military presence in the area. Things came to a head in recent days as patrols by Turkish naval vessels and aircraft entered Greek … Read more

Comms Blockade: Tell TUI to Stop Supporting Turkish War Crimes

On the 18th and 19th of July we ask you to take action online, as part of the global call for solidarity with the democratic revolution in Rojava. We are targeting TUI travel agents for an online communications blockade. Join our Facebook event for updates about the blockade. For more information on why we have … Read more

Stolen Grain Sparks Protests Against Turkish Forces in Syria

Locals in the Turkish occupied city of Girê Spî (Tal Abyad) and the town of Siluk, have taken to the streets protesting increasing repression by occupation forces. The city has been under occupation by Turkish forces since the invasion of Northern Syria in 2019. The occupation has taken its toll on the local economy too … Read more

Forest Set Ablaze by Turkish Army in Amed

As part of efforts to intimidate the majority Kurdish population of the Amed region, Turkish military forces set a forest near Barin on fire. The operation was launched on the 30th of June with Turkish forces systematically burning the forests. As the flames began to approach nearby Kurdish neighbourhoods, residents began to protest the threat … Read more

The Devastating Impacts of Flooding Hasankeyf

Despite opposition from civil society, local residents and environmentalists the Turkish governments Ilisu dam project and its flooding of the 12,000 year old town of Hasankeyf have continued unabated. As predicted by many, the devastating impacts of the flooding have greatly affected the area both on an ecological and human level. At least 80,000 people … Read more

Turkish Artillery Fire Targets Wheat Fields in Syria

More than 80 hectares of wheat fields were set ablaze by artillery fire west of the city of Kobanê. Turkish forces and their Jihadist allies appear to be targeting Kurdish farmers’ crops in an effort to starve the inhabitants of North Eastern Syria. The 2019 Turkish invasion of this region saw ethnic cleansing and was … Read more

Save the Tigris Campaign: Stop the filling of the Ilisu Dam

Destroying cultural heritage, threatening regional stability Stop the filling of the Ilisu Dam Despite strong domestic and international opposition, the Turkish government has commenced filling the reservoir of the controversial Ilisu Dam on the Tigris River in the Kurdish Southeast of Turkey without giving any official warning to those still living in the area. Neither … Read more

Filling of Ilisu Dam has started! Join the resistance with the “Hasankeyf Watch”!

The Turkish government has started filling the controversial Ilisu Dam Reservoir on the Tigris River in the Kurdish Southeast of Turkey. We call on all people and organizations to stand against this act of destruction. Join or visit the Hasankeyf Watch in the 12,000 year old town Hasankeyf! Photos shared on social media from the … Read more

Art performance in the Vatican for Hasankeyf

Artists of the group ‘Compagnie bien à vous Armanc Kerborani’ are drawing attention to the planned destruction of the historic city of Hasankeyf. With the support of Zehra Dogan (artist and journalist), the group gave recent performances in Paris at the Louvre Museum under the Pyramid on Thursday, 27 June 2019 and in Berlin at … Read more