Turkish State Violence on the Sixth Anniversary of the Yazidi Genocide

As thousands of people across the world commemorate the sixth anniversary of the Yazidi genocide, Turkish air strikes continue to target Yazidi communities in the Shengal region. The ISIS genocide of Yazidi communities in Northern Iraq (Southern Kurdistan) shocked the world with its utter brutality in 2014. It is important to remember how the Yazidi … 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 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

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

Continued Condemnations of the Mexmûr Bombings

Across Europe, civil society, politicians, activists and Kurdish community groups have continued to condemn the Turkish bombing of the Mexmûr refugee camp. The continued embargo of the camp by the KDP regional government in Iraq has also faced strong criticism. The attack by Turkish military aircraft left three dead and drew international condemnation. In Strasbourg, … Read more

International Protests Against The Bombing of Mexmûr Refugee Camp

The shocking bombing of the Mexmûr refugee camp by Turkish fighter jets has drawn condemnation by protesters across the world. Protests have targeted both the Turkish government and the international community for its failure to condemn the violence. France: In France, activists from the Kurdish Revolutionary Youth Movement (TCŞ) staged a protest against the deadly … Read more

Turkish Military Jets Bomb Refugee Camp

Turkish Jets have bombarded a refugee camp in Mexmûr, in the Southern region of Kurdistan which is nominally under the control of Iraq. Reports indicate that the aerial attack has caused a number of deaths and casualties in the camp. The attack may be part of increased Turkish military activity across several fronts. With growing … Read more