New Medical Research Suggests Coronavirus Cases Exceed Official Estimates

Data compiled by doctors working on the ground in the provinces of Amed (Diyarbakır) and Urfa suggests there may be significantly more Covid-19 cases than Turkish officials have publicly admitted. The research published in a report by Deutsche Welle earlier this week , raises serious questions about Turkey’s response to the Coronavirus epidemic. The southeastern provinces … Read more

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

Comms Blockade: Tell TUI to Stop Supporting Turkish War Crimes

On the 18th and 19th of July we ask you to take action online, as part of the global call for solidarity with the democratic revolution in Rojava. We are targeting TUI travel agents for an online communications blockade. Join our Facebook event for updates about the blockade. For more information on why we have … Read more

Forest Set Ablaze by Turkish Army in Amed

As part of efforts to intimidate the majority Kurdish population of the Amed region, Turkish military forces set a forest near Barin on fire. The operation was launched on the 30th of June with Turkish forces systematically burning the forests. As the flames began to approach nearby Kurdish neighbourhoods, residents began to protest the threat … Read more

Leaked Documents Show Transfer of Huge Sums from Libya to Turkish Arms Company

A recently leaked document details the transfer of €169 million by the al-Sarraj government to the accounts of the Turkish state owned arms company SSTEK. Turkey’s continued involvement in the Libyan civil war has drawn criticism with some branding it a return to Ottoman imperialism. The document also shows that the head of the Finance … Read more

Lawyers March Against State Repression

Following a new bill proposing to restrict lawyers’ ability to criticise the Turkish state, lawyers from across Turkey have joined a march protesting the bill. Chairpersons of bar associations from all over the country started the march to Ankara last Friday from several provinces. They are protesting against a draft law by the Erdoğan regime … Read more

Hunger Strikers Protest Conditions in Turkish Prisons

Several political prisoners inside the Turkish carceral system have launched hunger strikes. Political prisoners in Mardin and Urfa have started an indefinite hunger strike against the unbearable conditions of detention. In the E-type prison in Mardin, Elif Deniz, Ronahi Sırdaş and Melek Evren have started an indefinite hunger strike against the violations they have suffered. … Read more

New Wave of Repression Against Opposition Parties

Despite growing protests, the Turkish state continue to arrest political opponents and suppress criticism of military operations against Kurdish communities. As with previous attacks on democracy, many of these repressive measures have targeted the pro-Kurdish rights HDP party. In the province of Batman, 7 people were arrested during raids by Turkish gendarmes. Those arrested in … 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

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