The Rojava Report

News from the Revolution in Rojava and Wider Kurdistan

Monthly Archives: October, 2013

Thousands Protest Executions in Iran along Border

Thousands of people have marched to Turkish-Iranian border in order to protest the execution by Iran of two Kurdish political prisoners last week, according to a report in ANF. The … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Who Closed the Border Gate?

Controversy and anger continues to grow around the question of who exactly was responsible for the refusal to allow Salih Muslim to cross back into the KGR last week, according … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Kurdish Leaders and Academics Propose New Model for Middle East in Washington

In a historic conference entitled “The Kurdish Role in the New Middle East,”  which took place yesterday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C, prominent Kurdish leaders and academics … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Iranian Security Forces Surround Selmas Following Execution of Kurdish Political Prisoner

Iranian police and soldiers have surrounded the city of Selmas and forbidden entry to area following the execution of the Kurdish political activist İlham Mamed yesterday, October 26th, according to … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kürkçü: There is a Large Possibility Önder will be Our Candidate for Istanbul

Ertuğrul Kürkçü told reporters that Sırrı Süreyya Önder will most likely be the newly formed Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) candidate for mayor of Istanbul in the upcoming municipal elections next … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reactions from Local Opposition Parties over KRG’s Treatment of Salih Muslim

Opposition parties in Southern Kurdistan – or the Federal Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRG) – have reacted negatively to the decision by Hewler (Erbil) to prevent Salih Muslim from crossing … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wives of Village Guards: Put Down Your Weapons

Wives of “Village Guards” (Turkish Korucu) have challenged their husbands to leave their positions as village guards, while calling for the village guard system to be demolished – according to … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sırrı Süreyya Önder: The HDP Will Be A Party Where Decisions are Taken Together

According to an article in today’s Özgür Gündem, Sırrı Süreyya Önder  – a BDP MP from Istanbul – sat down with reporters from DİHA in order to talk about the … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Turkish Police Attack Mourners at Funeral after Suicide Attack in Rojava

Police attacked crowds of mourners attempting to meet the bodies of two brothers, Ömer and Mehmet Karana, as they were taken across the Nusaybin-Qamişlo border crossing – according to an … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ankara’s Wall is (and always has been) Illegitimate

In a new article from Özgür Gündem, the paper talks about the history of the division of Northern and Western Kurdistan, and the growing illegitimacy of Ankara’s policies surrounding the … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

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