The Rojava Report

News from the Revolution in Rojava and Wider Kurdistan

YPJ-Şengal: We Will Resist With The Spirit Of All Our Berivans

  The Yekîneyên Parastina Jin a Şengal (YPJ-Şengal), or Women’s Defense Units of Şengal, held its first congress between 12-13 February in the mountains of Şengal (Sinjar) – reports an … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

Turkish PM Threatens Rojava: We Will Attack At The First Opportunity

    In an interview with Al Jazeera Arabic Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu blamed the recent attacks in Ankara on the YPG and suggested that Turkey was preparing for … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · 6 Comments

New Interview With YPS Commander In Şirnex On Ongoing War In North Kurdistan

  In a new interview for Özgür Gündem journalist Ersin Çaksu sat down with Xalid Şevger, the YPS commander in Şirnex (Turkish: Şırnak), on the occasion of the 17th anniversary … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

31 More Bodies Brought To Hospital Following Massacres In Cizre

  Şirnek/Cizre – The bodies of 31 more people have been brought to Cizre State Hospital following the attacks carried out by state forces on buildings where scores of wounded … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

American Tanks Will Leave Diyarbakir

  Local residents in Diyarbakir are voicing their anger at the United States and European countries for providing Turkey with weapons while failing to condemn its security services’ attacks against … Continue reading

February 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

I See Freedom Inside The YPJ: An Interview With A YPJ Fighter

  An a new interview for JINHA carried by Özgür Gündem, journalist Ebîr Ehmed speaks with 24-year old Lîlav Xabûr, an Arab fighting with the Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) in … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · 4 Comments

Turkish State Kills Close To 200 Civilians Over Past 6 Months

According to data compiled by the Human Rights Association of Turkey’s (TİHV) Documentation Center Turkish state security forces have killed 198 civilians since the introduction of a near-continuous series of … Continue reading

January 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Three Women Shot As They Attempt To Bring Wounded Youth To Hospital In Cizre

  Three women are reported to have been shot by Turkish security forces in Cizre as they attempted to bring Helin Öncü to hospital, according to a report from DIHA … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

6-Story Building Collapses In Sur Following Turkish Army Shelling

(ANF) A six-story building has collapsed in the Savaş neighborhood of the Sur district of Diyarbakır following a heavy bombardment by the Turkish Army. Turkish security forces are shelling the … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Interview with YPS Commander In Şirnex, North Kurdistan

In a new interview for Özgür Gündem, reporter Ersin Çaksu speaks with Roni Botan, a commander with the Civilian Defense Units (Yekîneyên Parastina Sivîl / YPS) in the Kurdish town … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

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