Category: Turkey

Mustafa Gurbuz: Where are Turkey, the PKK and the Kurds Going?

The PKK has become increasingly aggressive as its demands have long been postponed

William Blum: The Islamist State

You cannot destroy modern, relatively developed and educated societies, ripping apart the social, political, economic and legal fabric, torturing thousands, killing millions, and expect civilization and human decency to survive

Peter Van Buren: Seven Worst-Case Scenarios in the Battle with the Islamic State

Worst-case scenario: America’s pan-Middle Eastern war marches into its third decade with no end in sight

Preeti Kaur: Fighting and Hoping for Freedom: Kobani and beyond

It is important not to forget the Kurdish women and men that have been tortured, imprisoned, subject to extra-judicial executions, and those political prisoners that remain in prison charged or convicted of dubious offenses

Iskender Doğu: ISIS fighter in Kobanê: “Erdoğan has helped us a lot”

ISIS defiant as Syria’s civil war threatens to spill over into Turkey: “Erdoğan has helped us a lot, but we don’t need him anymore. Turkey is next.”

Noam Chomsky: Origins of ISIS

Interview on a general overview of the state of the Middle East, and the role that Turkey has played in it

Iskender Doğu: Kobanê Refugee Girl: “ISIS Destroyed My Dreams”

Kurdish refugees from Kobanê are in want of solidarity and support while the Turkish army is accused of sharing intelligence with ISIS forces in Syria

Various Contributors: Help Kobanê!

Exert Pressure on Your Governments in order to Prevent a Massacre in Kobani and a Re-escalation of the Civil War in Turkey

Joris Leverink: Hope and despair grips Kurds as Kobanê continues to resist

A report on the battle for Kobanê and the Kurdish struggle for democratic autonomy

Taylan Tosun: Kobane, Turkey, Peace, Justice?

In the last two days, hundreds of Kurds took the street mainly in Kurdish cities and towns of Turkey to protest Turkish state’s support to IS

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