The Rojava Report

News from the Revolution in Rojava and Wider Kurdistan

Monthly Archives: January, 2014

Demirtaş Salutes Rojava Revolution, Warns HÜDA-PAR Against Further Provocations

(ANF) The Co-president of the BDP, Selahattin Demirtaş, is on a two-day visit to Colemêrg (Turkish: Hakkâri) Province, as part of the BDP’s campaign for the upcoming election. Demirtaş spoke … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Salih Muslim Questions Authority of NCC Statement

(ANF) The co-president of the Democratic Unity Party (Partiya Yekîtiya Demokratîk-PYD), Salih Muslim, has called into question the authority of a statement issued in the name of the National Coordination … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Efrin Becomes Last of Three Rojava Cantons To Officially Declare Autonomy

(ANF) Following Cizîre and Kobanê cantons, Efrin (Afrin) has officially proclaimed the establishment of its government of Democratic Autonomy. The President of the canton’s Legislative Council, Hêvîn Reşîd, opened the … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

Malterre: Paris Murders Investigation Should Not Stop At National Borders

(ANF) Jean-Louis Malterre, a trial lawyer for the families of the three Kurdish activists murdered in Paris last year, has taken part in a press conference at the Council of … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

President of Kobani Governing Council: Geneva 2 Is Not Binding For Us

(ANF) Enwer Mislim, the President of the Governing Body of the Kobani Canton Council, spoke to reporters upon the official declaration of autonomy today by the Kobani Canton and the … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kobanê To Declare Autonomy on January 27th

(ANF) In the Kobanê Canton of Rojava, preparations are underway for an official declaration of a Democratic Autonomous Government to take place this coming Monday, January 27th. Kobanê is one … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Funeral For Murdered Kurdish Activists 19 Years After Disappearance

(ANF) Nurettin and Nejat Yalçınkaya, disappeared 19 years ago, were buried in Istanbul yesterday accompanied by hundreds of mourners. Nurettin and his nephew, Nejat, were arrested in 1995 in the … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Salih Muslim: The Solution is Democratic Autonomy

(ANF) Salih Muslim, the co-president of the PYD, has held a press conference in Swiss Press Club in Geneva, Switzerland, where peace negotiations between the Syrian government and Western-sponsored opposition … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Rojave Celebrates After Declaration Of Autonomy

  (ANF) The Cizîre (English: Jazira) canton, one of three cantons comprising Western Syria, officially declared the establishment of the Democratic Autonomous Government today. Residents throughout the Cizîre region have … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Large Rallies for Rojava in Istanbul, Izmir, and Diyarbakir

(ANF/DİHA – Özgür Gündem) Thousands have demonstrated in Istanbul, Izmir, and Diyarbakir in support of the revolution in Rojava and with the demand that the rights of Kurds be recognized … Continue reading

January 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

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