The Rojava Report

News from the Revolution in Rojava and Wider Kurdistan

Monthly Archives: July, 2015

Communal Economy Grows In Rojava Despite War

Rojava is quickly becoming a center of trade and production despite the shortages and sufferings caused by the ongoing war, according to an article from ANHA carried by Özgür Gündem. … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · 7 Comments

HDP Leader Demirtaş To AKP: We Have Nothing To Lose

In a statement to the media yesterday HDP Co-President Selahattin Demirtaş called the recent state crackdown on Kurdish activists and the military strikes against PKK bases along the Turkish-Iraqi border … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

ISIS Commander Denies Any Conflict With Turkey

In an interview with a Turkish journalist an ISIS official has denied there is any conflict between Turkey and ISIS and maintains that relations between the two are the same … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Forest Planted In Kobanê In Memory Of Suruç Bombing Victims

Over 250 trees were planted in Kobanê in memory of the 32 people killed in the ISIS bombing of Suruç earlier this week, according to an article from DİHA carried … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Suruç Bomber Was Known To Turkish Security Services

Şeyh Abdurrahman Alagöz, the 20 year-old suspected in the ISIS suicide bombing which killed 32 socialist activists in Pirsûs (Suruç) on Monday, was well known to Turkish security services and … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Suruç Bombing Victims Were Bringing Books And Toys To Kobanê

The victims of today’s ISIS bombing attack had traveled from Ankara and Istanbul to Pirsûs (Suruç), on the Turkish-Syrian border, in order to help with reconstruction of Kobanê. They had … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

YPG Leads Multi-ethnic Force Defending Al-Hasakah From ISIS

The YPG is leading a multi-ethnic force defending Hesekê (Al-Hasakah) against continuing ISIS efforts to capture the city, says an article in today’s Özgür Gündem. In addition to YPG and … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Calls For Protests As Turkey Constructs New Ditch Along Border With Rojava

A call for protests has been issued in North Kurdistan in response to Turkey’s most recent efforts to isolate Rojava, writes Bilal Güldem in a new article for Özgür Gündem. … Continue reading

July 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview With Burkan al-Firat Commander: We Are Fighting To Rebuild A Democratic And Inclusive Revolution

The following interview with Burkan al-Firat Command Center Spokesperson Şervan Dervîş was conducted by Ersin Çaksu for Özgür Gündem. In the interview Dervîş speaks about the recent victories won against … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Karker Heval: The Life Of A Revolutionary And Internationalist Martyred In Kobanê

The following piece tells the story of Rifat Horoz, who became better known by his nom de guerre Karker Kobanê after he traveled to the city to aid in Kobane’s … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

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