Leicester Kurdish Solidarity Campaign leaflet

Leicester Kurdish Solidarity Campaign

What does this have to do with you? If attacks on the Kurds stopped, the Middle East would settle down, people could rebuild their lives and the world will be a better place to live – for everyone.

Syria: Syria is disintegrating but Kurds are successfully defending their area in the north – Rojava – from attacks by ISIS with minimal help from the outside. They also have a remarkable setup that is based on democracy and this protects Kurds and others in the area and maintains a working society in the midst of this terrible war. Continue reading “Leicester Kurdish Solidarity Campaign leaflet”

Kurdistan Region and Erdogan

We at keep our focus on what the rest of the world is doing to Kurds, but the impact of this is continually showing itself in the behaviour of the Kurdistan Regional Government – KRG – towards its own population and we will now also be posting about this concern: 3 July 2016

The Turkish State has applied a lot of financial and geo-political pressure on the Kurds in Southern Kurdistan (otherwise known as Kurdistan – Iraq) and on its leader of the KRG Political Party which has overall control – Masoud Barzani: http://cabinet.gov.krd/p/p.aspx?l=12&p=232It is said that some of this has been personal financial pressure to line Barzani’s pockets. Other of Barzani’s supporters explain that he needs to keep friendly with Erdogan so that KRG can survive.  Whichever way this is, and it may be a mixture of the two,  KRG is hostage to the Turkish State’s bidding. Continue reading “Kurdistan Region and Erdogan”

Indiscriminate warfare is truly appalling

Human Rights Watch: Turkey: Border Guards Kill and Injure Asylum Seekers

“Firing at traumatized men, women, and children fleeing fighting and indiscriminate warfare is truly appalling.”

“The EU shouldn’t just stand by and watch as Turkey uses live ammunition and rifle butts to stem the refugee flow,” said Simpson. “EU officials should recognize that their red light for refugees to enter the EU gives Turkey a green light to close its border, exacting a heavy price on war-ravaged asylum seekers with nowhere else to go.” Continue reading “Indiscriminate warfare is truly appalling”

Violent clashes in Nusaybin

In Mardin’s Nusaybin district where popular resistance for self-rule against the attacks of state forces endures with determination, violent clashes are taking place in Dicle and Yenişehir neighborhoods.

Unable to advance into the areas of self-rule, Turkish military and police forces continue bombing Dicle and Yenişehir neighborhoods that are protected by Civil Defense Units YPS / YPS-JIN.

Severe clashes are taking place in both neighborhoods as YPS / YPS-JIN retaliate against the intensified attacks.