Turkey Continues to Support ISIS in Syria

In a recent statement to ANHA (Hawar News Agency), the Spokesman of the North-East Syrian Internal Security Forces, Ali Hesen accused Turkey of being the “main supporter” of ISIS cells active in the region. The statement follows a recent increase in ISIS activity in the region. The democratic autonomous administration of North-East Syria has played … Read more

In Memory of David Graeber

The unexpected and tragic death of the anthropologist, activist and author David Graeber has lead to an outpouring of grief and remembrance from across the globe. David’s work as a theorist was never afraid to ask difficult questions. His essays and books, including: ‘Debt: The First 5000 Years’, ‘Bullshit Jobs’ and many more; are constant … Read more

German and British Complicity in Turkey’s Drone Warfare

With military operations being waged by Turkey in dozens of countries, drone warfare has become a key part of the regime’s arsenal. Azerbaijan, Southern Kurdistan, Northern Syria, Northern Kurdistan, Yemen and Libya are just some of the areas where Turkish drones have played an active role. These drone strikes have often targeted civilians, including women’s groups … Read more

Global Day of Action Sees Protests Against Turkish Violence

Organisers and community groups across the world took part in a global weekend of action in solidarity with the democratic revolution in Rojava. The revolution’s multi-ethnic feminist democracy has long been considered a threat by Turkey as it poses an alternative to the violent nationalist policies of the regime. As part of these actions activists … 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

Turkish Drones Kill Three in Attack on Kurdish Women’s Group

A drone strike carried out by Turkish military forces has killed three Kurdish women as part of an attack targeting Kurdish feminist activists. The attack hit the village of Helîncê in Kobanê on the evening of Tuesday 23rd June.  Reports suggest that three women including Kongra Star Fırat Region Coordination member Zehra Berkel were killed … Read more

Turkish Air Force Bombs Southern Kurdistan

On Sunday the 14th of June, the Turkish air force launched 81 separate air strikes across Southern Kurdistan (Northern Iraq) in an apparent escalation of military operations in the region. Several of the 81 locations hit by Turkish bombardment were civilian settlements such Maxmur, Shengal, Kandil, Zap and Xakurk. Previous air strikes against the refugee … Read more

Ethnic Cleansing and Patriarchal Violence in Turkish Occupied Afrin

Following the illegal invasion of the Kurdish city of Afrin in Syria in 2018 the area has been under the control of Turkey and its Jihadist allies. The Turkish occupation has seen continued acts of horrific violence especially against women and ethnic cleansing. Evidence from the occupation has shown repeated acts of violence, looting and … Read more

UK Academic says Öcalan Has a Crucial Role to Play in Peace Negotiations

In an interview with Kurdish journalist Erem Kansoy, UK academic Dr Thomas Phillips – lecturer in law and supporter of the London-based Peace in Kurdistan Campaign explained the key role of the imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan for peace negotiations in Turkey. He also touched about the ruling AKP party’s approach to political prisoners and the importance … Read more

Turkish Forces Occupy 5,000 Hectares of Farmland

In the Til Temir district of Northern Syria, Turkish forces have occupied 5,000 hectares of agricultural land effectively making it impossible for many local farmers to harvest their crops. This increases the threat of famine in the region following the burning of 2,000 hectares of crops by Turkish forces earlier this year. In a statement … Read more