After 9 months of the failed coup against the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the country's political order has taken a turn this Sunday with a referendum. After the vote, Turkey's system will cease to be based on a parliamentary government to be a presidentialist, which means that power will fall almost completely on Erdogan.
The Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) General Command released a statement marking March 8th, International Women’s Day. In the statement made in front of the YPJ General Command building in Serêkaniyê, dozens of YPJ fighters and commanders were present.
Turkish police fired plastic bullets, baton-charged and detained several women protesting about the arrest of the HDP deputies, last week.
After a detention order issued by Diyarbakır Public Prosecutor's Office, anti-terror units police detained Amed Metropolitan Municipality co-mayor Gültan Kışanak at Diyarbakır Airport and co-mayor Fırat Anlı in his house, on Tuesday 25 October.
We are following with concern the news coming from Turkey about the Istanbul Court order to close independent and historical Kurdish daily paper Özgür Gündem and the detention of at least 29 journalists and workers of the same newspaper.
We publish here an article written by the Kurdish News Agency Firat News.
Today marks the 5th year that Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan has been denied meetings with his lawyers.
Workers’ Day in Turkey will be celebrated once again amidst tension and war. War in Kurdistan, repression in the rest of Turkey but also war in the workplace.
The Kurdistan People's Defence Forces (HPG) Central Command has sent the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, People?s Army (FARC-EP) a video message on the 50th anniversary of its founding. The message reads as follows: