Update, and Saleh Muslim in Leicester 19 November 2016

Hi, for updates on the situation for Kurds, especially those in Syria please see http://supportkurds.org which has a blog a day. There are Facebook pages for International Support Kurds in Syria and for Leicester Kurdish Solidarity Campaign.

I’m pleased to say that Saleh Muslim came to speak in Leicester. These are some notes from his speech:

PYD and young people are the future. The international crisis need solving.

Things will change like they have since World War 1 and World War 2.

This is War World 3: policies and the systems need changing.  The world has become a small village. People are looking for democracy. There is a lot of talk about nation states – the situation has to change … people don’t want to lose their power. Continue reading “Update, and Saleh Muslim in Leicester 19 November 2016”

Bombing in Qamishlo

2016 July 27 QamishloJuly 27 2016: ANF: Search and rescue works at the scene of the Qamishlo attack

More than 50 people died and many others were wounded in today’s truck bomb attack in Rojava’s Qamishlo city.

Cizîr Canton Interior Council Co-President Kenan Bereket who spoke to Ronahi TV on the deadly truck bomb attack that hit the Qamishlo city this morning said that more than 50 people lost their lives and many others were wounded. Continue reading “Bombing in Qamishlo”

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”