The Rojava Report

News from the Revolution in Rojava and Wider Kurdistan

Monthly Archives: October, 2013

Salih Muslim: The Bullet that Killed My Son Came From Turkey

In a recent interview on Ronahi TV broadcast from Rojava, the co-President of the PYD Salih Muslim told the television channel that the bullet that killed his son came from … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

In Kumkapı Kurdish Refugees Live with Refugees from the Entire World

Thousands of refugees from scores of different countries are currently living in the Istanbul neighborhood of Kumpapı, many without legal rights or access to the basic necessities of life, according … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kurds Fear A Retreat to the Past

With the beginning of the peace process started by  the Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan, Kurds are moving back to the villages from where they were  forcefully expelled and had their … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Human Rights Defenders: Let’s Tear Down That Wall

  A committee from the Human Rights Foundation (İnsan Hakları Derneği – İHD) inspected the wall now rising on the Nusabyin-Qamislo border  and made a call to “tear down the … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

YPG Captures Weapons Depot, Another Tank near Efrin

Despite the YPG’s declaration of a cease-fire prior to the celebration of Eid al-Adha, attacks by al-Qaeda affiliates and units allied with the Free Syrian Army against areas under control … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lawyers of Rojava: We Have Freed Ourselves From The Dirty Law Of the Regime

One of the most significant developments of the revolutionary struggle in Rojava has been the institution of a new system of law and the opening of people’s courts. The Rojava … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Syriac Priest: Let Us Build A Life Around Öcalan’s Philosophy

A Syriac Orthodox Priest in Germany, Şemun Demir, spoke in a recent interview with ANF about the problems confronting minorities in Syria and the possibility for a common future for … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

YPG Repels Al-Qaeda in Girkê Legê, Captures Tank

Units of the YPG have made advances following clashes early yesterday morning with the Islamic State or Iraq and Syria (ISIS), al-Nusra and other al-Qaeda affiliated groups in the Çilaxa … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kürkçü: We Will Show that Autonomy is Necessary for Everyone

The BDP MP from Mersin, Ertuğrul Kürkçü, has stated that his party, along with the HPD, will struggle to create a new state structure based on local administration both in … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Olive Harvest Time In Rojava

Following the economic collapse in Syria that followed the beginning of the conflict in March 2011, Kurds are reclaiming their lands and creating economic opportunities in harsh conditions by encouraging … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

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