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

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

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

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

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

Turkish Artillery Fire Targets Wheat Fields in Syria

More than 80 hectares of wheat fields were set ablaze by artillery fire west of the city of Kobanê. Turkish forces and their Jihadist allies appear to be targeting Kurdish farmers’ crops in an effort to starve the inhabitants of North Eastern Syria. The 2019 Turkish invasion of this region saw ethnic cleansing and was … Read more

Turkish Border Guards Shoot Another Kurdish Civilian Dead

According to a report by the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, the Turkish Border Guard (Jandarma) have shot dead a Kurdish farmer. The farmer was working on his land near Dirna Aghi in the Jal Agha/Al-Jawadiyah district of Al-Qamishli (Qamişlo), when the Jandarma shot him. The shooting of civilians by the Turkish border guards is … Read more

Turkish Rocket Attacks Against Rojava

According to reports from the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, Northeastern Syria has been hit by numerous rocket attacks in recent days. Turkish military forces and their allied Jihadist proxies “fired several rockets in the early hours of Friday morning, targeting the villages of Al-Fakkah, Abboush, Qabbour, Qarajnah, Qabr Al-Kebar and Al-Darrarah in Tal Tamr … 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