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

Thousands Pay Respects To Grup Yorum Musician İbrahim Gökçek

Ibrahim Gökçek, bassist of the folk band Grup Yorum, led a death fast protest for 323 days in protest at the state repression against his group. With the protest, the 39-year-old musician demanded the lifting of the concert ban of Grup Yorum, an end to police raids against the Idil cultural centre, the release of … Read more

Activists across Wales, Scotland and England call for a boycott of holidays in Turkey

People from all over Wales, Scotland and England held pickets and direct actions targeting travel agents on Saturday 4 May. Their message was simple: ‘Don’t Holiday in Turkey’. Kurdish activists have repeatedly called for holiday-makers to boycott Turkey in protest at the state’s crimes against Kurdish communities. Focus on TUI The actions have been focused … Read more