Global voices have sung, painted, played and spoken for Hasankeyf and Tigris!

On 14th September 2019 many people from Turkey, Europe and other countries have joined the Global Action Day “Sing, play, paint or do something for Hasankeyf”. Once more they all stated “It is not too late for Hasankeyf” and stood with performances and actions for saving Hasankeyf and the Tigris River which are threatened by … Read more

Images and Videos from the Global Action Day “Do, sing, play for Hasankeyf” on 14.09.2019

Video Player00:0000:24 Children from Urfa Video Player00:0001:30 from Urfa Video Player00:0000:02 from Urfa Basra/Iraq Basra/Iraq Poem from students in Wan Paintings from friends From the Ida Mountains Video Player00:0000:23 Deniz Deman Zehra Doğan Video Player00:0000:22 Farqin Art for Hasankeyf Poem from Hamburg: hasankeyf Video Player00:0000:49 From Nuremberg Video Player00:0000:25 Diyar Video Player00:0000:54 Emekçi Video Player00:0001:57 … Read more

Ilisu Dam Reservoir grows according to new satellite images

Satellite images from 7.9.19 show that the Ilisu Dam Reservoir is growing. It affects already one third of the planned Tigris River stretch to be flooded. At least 20 villages have been flooded. If this continues the dam reservior will achieve soon Hasankeyf and will increase the ecological, social and cultural destruction. The struggle against … Read more

Police accused of ‘disproportionate and aggressive response’ to protest at Turkish embassy in London

lice reportedly threatened protesters with CS gas outside the Turkish embassy in London on 7 June. They arrested one person, while another had to be taken to hospital. “Devastating ecological, historical and social consequences” Around 50 people joined a protest to call on Turkey not to destroy hundreds of majority-Kurdish villages within its borders. The … Read more

Turkey is about to wipe hundreds of historic Kurdish villages off the map

First published by The Canary By Eliza Egret The Turkish state has long been unrelenting in its plans to wipe out Kurdish culture. And in its latest move, it has vowed to begin filling a controversial dam within its borders on 10 June. This will see hundreds of majority-Kurdish villages submerged under water, literally wiping … Read more

Supporters of Kurdish hunger strikers say ‘boycott holidays in Turkey!’

On 18 May, demonstrations were held in several cities around Wales and England calling on holidaymakers to boycott tourism in Turkey. Kurdish Solidarity Cymru and the Kurdistan Solidarity Network say that tourism in Turkey supports the repressive military policies of the Turkish state. Boycott Turkey Kurdish activists have repeatedly called for holiday-makers to boycott Turkey … Read more

Activists call for boycott of tourism to Turkey because it ‘funds the state’s war on the Kurdish people’

Activists in cities across the UK are planning to picket travel agencies on 4 May. They want to persuade people to boycott holidays in Turkey. Kurdish activists have repeatedly called for holiday-makers to boycott Turkey in protest at the state’s crimes against Kurdish communities. It represses Kurdish people living within its borders, for example, and … Read more

‘All that blood is on their hands’ – an eyewitness calls out the arms industry’s role in Turkey’s attack on Afrin

An internationalist volunteer has spoken to The Canary about joining the armed resistance against the Turkish invasion of Afrin in northern Syria last year. In 2012, a revolution began in the majority-Kurdish region of Rojava in northern Syria. People organised themselves into communes, declared autonomy, and began practising stateless direct democracy. The revolution, however, was … Read more