Sat, 02 Jul 2022 15:01

Journalist: ‘The police and the judges try to take the state’s revenge’

A court in Diyarbakır (Amed) sentenced Kurdish journalist Abdurrahman Gök to 18 months in prison for ‘terrorist propaganda’ over his news photos posted on social media. Some of the photos he’d taken back in March 2017 document the instance a young man was murdered by the police during Newroz demonstrations in Turkey’s Kurdish-majority city of ... More

Sat, 02 Jul 2022 14:02

Crushing freedom movements is what NATO does – a weekly news review

Sarah Glynn To be considered for NATO membership, Sweden and Finland have been forced, by Turkey, to sign a memorandum that pits them against the Kurdish freedom movement and undermines their own purported democratic values. This is not just a hurdle to be overcome to allow them to join NATO. Crushing freedom movements is what ... More

Sat, 02 Jul 2022 14:01

Crushing freedom movements is what NATO does – a weekly news review

Sarah Glynn To be considered for NATO membership, Sweden and Finland have been forced, by Turkey, to sign a memorandum that pits them against the Kurdish freedom movement and undermines their own purported democratic values. This is not just a hurdle to be overcome to allow them to join NATO. Crushing freedom movements is what ... More

Sat, 02 Jul 2022 13:34

Brutal treatment of inmate by guards recorded in Turkish prison

Mezopotamya News Agency (MA) released a video on Saturday showing a prisoner being subjected to violence and ill treatment by guards in a Turkish prison. The incident at Kürkçüler E type prison in Turkey’s southern province of Adana on 22 February 2022 occured after the prisoner Şehmuz Emen, suffering shortness of breath according to his ... More

Sat, 02 Jul 2022 08:07

German politicians react to blocking of access to DW and VOA in Turkey

German politicians reacted to the decision by a Turkish court to block access to international news outlets Deutsche Welle (DW) and Voice of America (VOA). DW and the Turkish-language Website of VOA were blocked on Thursday upon complaints by the Turkish Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) that the two news outlets did not comply ... More

Sat, 02 Jul 2022 08:03

‘The New Resolution Process’

Selahattin Demirtaş, the jailed former co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), wrote on the rumours regarding the likelihood of a new ‘resolution process’ to be launched by the political administration in Turkey in response to the Kurdish question, and on those that Abdullah Öcalan, the jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), may ... More

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 16:02

Swedish Justice Minister says extradition subject to Swedish and European law

Sweden’s Justice Minister Morgan Johansson told state-controlled Sveriges Television that Swedish citizens would not be extradited to Turkey, and that such matters would be settled by the courts. “In Sweden, independent courts apply Swedish law. Swedish citizens are not extradited to other countries,” Johansson told SVT in a written statement. The minister did not deny ... More

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 14:17

Who will win, who will lose?

Akın Olgun This is the beginning of a new period for the Kurdish political movement. We can say with confidence that the Turkish state will continue its operations geared towards removing Kurds as an actor from societal processes. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its ally Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) enact policies to ... More

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 14:16

Who will win, who will lose?

Akın Olgun This is the beginning of a new period for the Kurdish political movement. We can say with confidence that the Turkish state will continue its operations geared towards removing Kurds as an actor from societal processes. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its ally Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) enact policies to ... More

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 14:15

View from the Swedish Left: Sarah Glynn talks politics with Daniel Riazat MP

Sarah Glynn Daniel Riazat is a member of the Swedish Left, a party with 27 MPs in the Riksdag. On the day that Sweden and Finland signed a memorandum conceding to Turkey’s demands to clamp down on Kurds, in order that Turkey lift its veto on the two Nordic applications for NATO membership, Riazat posted ... More

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