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

Protests Against German State’s Attempt to Promote Turkish Holidays

Protests were sparked by the arrival of the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoglu and the Minister of Tourism Nuri Ersoy in Germany. The talks held between the Turkish ministers and the German government in Berlin have been seen as an attempt to revitalise German tourism in Turkey. Turkish tourism has been badly hit by Covid-19 with … Read more

Continued Turkish Air Strikes in Shengal

Turkish air strikes continued across Southern Kurdistan (Northern Iraq), with some of the heaviest bombardment in the Shengal region. Despite the Turkish state’s claims to target PKK fighters, shocking footage has shown repeated strikes against civilian targets. The Turkish state’s claims have little to no basis in international law and ignore the prominent role the … 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

Turkey Continues Undemocratic Repression of the HDP

A New Wave of Repression The Turkish state’s campaign of oppression against the HDP opposition part and of other political activists has seen increasing escalation with more arrests of democratically elected politicians especially in majority-Kurdish regions of Turkey. This new wave of repression began on Tuesday the 9th in Amed with raids against prisoner solidarity … Read more

Leyla Güven Released After Condemnation of Her Arrest

The opposition MP Leyla Güven, a member of parliament for the HDP in the region of Hakkari has been unexpectedly released by Turkish authorities after her arrest on Friday 5th drew strong criticism in Turkey and around the globe. Leyla Güven has previously drawn a great deal of attention to the cause of political prisoners … Read more

Persecution of Women’s Rights Activists in Amed

On Friday the 22nd Turkish police raided the homes of several activists involved in Women’s associations and activist groups in the majority Kurdish city of Amed. 18 activists were detained by the state, and 12 of theses detainees have now been jailed relating to terrorism charges. Four activists have now been released on bail. The … Read more

Protests in Europe and Turkey Against Seizures of HDP Municipalities

The undemocratic seizure of five more HDP municipalities by the Turkish state has provoked protests across Europe and Turkey. With activists demonstrating against the dictatorial actions in several cities and civil society groups condemning the seizures. Europe: In France, socially distanced protests took place in various cities. Kurdish Youth Movement activists in Drancy, Toulouse and … Read more