Wednesday, November 14, 2018

ANALYSIS

Mexmûr (Makhmour) located in the triangle between Mosul, Kerkûk and Hewler in Northern Iraq/South Kurdistan, is a place where over 10.000 Kurds from Southeastern Turkey/North Kurdistan, especially from the Botan Region, found refuge. The people, who fled the war of the Turkish state in the early 90s, stayed in...
Would a human being set fire to their own house? Yes, they would! Would a human cut the tree banch they sit on? Yes, indeed! Would humanity, as often repeated in Yasar Kemal’s novel “Ince Memed”, pull a knife on the table they eat on? Oh yes! Would a...
4 years have passed since the 73rd genocide of the Êzîdîs in Sinjar (Şengal), but tens of thousands of people are still displaced from their homes, and thousands remain captive in the hands of the terrorists who perpetrated this crime against humanity.  However, the people of Sinjar survived and...
Thoughts about democratic autonomy vs. nation state, by Duran Kalkan, member of the executive council of KCK in an interview with Kurdistan Report. and was translated and published in English by the Internationalist Commune of Rojava.  How can we understand democratic autonomy or democratic confederalism? Is it a system that is...
Every day, hundreds of lorries pass the Iraqi-Turkish border towards Zaxo/Zakho, Duhok, Hewlêr/Erbil or Silêmanî/Sulaimaniyah. Some pass the Kurdish cities and drive all the way into central Iraq. The goods that these lorries transport over the border usually can no longer be sold in the Turkish market, their quality...
Judge Essa Moosa passed away at the end of February (2017). His death – its timing – seemed symbolic. For his had been a consistent voice of optimism, of hope, in the quest for a peaceful, political solution to the long and bloody conflict between the Turkish state and...
The Roots of the AKP The AKP, as we know, was born from the ‘Milli Görüs’ movement led by Necmettin Erbakan. People in Turkey appreciated Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his friends partly for this reason. The social democrat, nationalist and liberal coalition, which was led by Bülent Ecevit, who served...

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