RESISTANCE HISTORY

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The guerrilla fighter Zinarin wrote her diary in the form of letters to her friend and comrade, Melsa. Below is the second part of excerpts we are publishing from her diary.   11 February 1997 Here is the battalion of Çiyaye Sipi (a region in Kurdistan) and here is the women's unit......
The guerrilla fighter Zinarin, whose diary we will now publish in extracts, wrote her diary in the form of letters to her friend and comrade, Melsa. From the diary of Selma Doğan (Zinarin), part 1 1 February 1997, Heftanin/Geliyê Pisaga  My dear friend, while I was descending a snowy valley - I don't...
"Tu kulîlka azadî yî (You are the flower of freedom) Strana welatê me yî (You are the song of our homeland) Hespê şeh î dibezî (The kings horse runs) Çîyan û zinaran, bira" (The mountains and rocks are brothers) * "Revolutionary is he who determines his own destiny," an Irish poet once...
The films that we have made in the mountains over the past five years, from Tîrêj to Bêrîtan3, do not belong only to us. These films belong to all guerrilla fighters who live in the mountains. That is the most beautiful thing about the mountains. Here everything that is...
The following is an interview with PKK co-founder Mustafa Karasu, conducted by İsmet Kayhan. The interview is about Haki Karer, a Turkish internationalist and co-founder of the PKK.  The years in which Haki Karer began to study at the university were the years of strong repression as a result of...
The infamous fascist military coup d’état on September 12, 1980 in Turkey constitutes a major turning point in the history of the country. It launched a period that normalized violence, suppression, censorship, torture and extrajudicial killings, and targeted the revolutionary forces in Turkey and Kurdistan in particular. As result of...
Halil Dağ was one of the important pioneers of Kurdish film. We have published a tribute to him on 1. April 2020. The following text is an excerpt of a book with selected texts of him, translated into German by Meral Çiçek, was already in print, but could not...
Hozan Mizgîn died 28 years ago. The singer and guerrilla commander is a central figure of the Kurdish freedom and women's movement, which shaped Kurdish resistance music. Even almost three decades after her death, the life of the artist and guerrilla commander continues to inspire the lives of her companions...
Viyan Amara is a freedom fighter of the PKK. The present text is an excerpt from her diary from 1997, in the second part of which she describes the selfless way in which comrade Sebrî Meredo (Reşit Tokpınar) became a martyr. It is about the events during an enemy...
Viyan Amara is a freedom fighter of the PKK. The text below is an excerpt from her diary from 1997, in which she talks about the first steps towards the creation of the autonomous women’s army. Steps towards the women's army in Cîlo My name is Viyan Amara, I was born...