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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

The Esedullah Team And The History Of State-Directed Mass Violence In Kurdistan

The following article – Teşkilat-ı Mahsusa’dan Esedullah Timi’ne devlet aklı: Kontrgerilla – was written by  Cihan Başakçıoğlu for DİHA and was carried in Özgür Gündem. It has been translated into … Continue reading

December 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Guerillas In Şengal City Center

A new operation to liberate Şengal (Sinjar) from ISIS control began this morning and is continuing with all a speed, reports an article Özgür Gündem compiled by ANHA. The operation, … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Growing Anger At Government, Erdoğan Over Rising Military Casualties In Turkey

There is growing anger at the AKP government and President Erdoğan being voiced by the families and relatives of Turkish soldiers killed in rising violence over the past month, according … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Varto Remains Under Popular Control With No Turkish Police Or Army In City Center

As of this evening Varto, or Gimgim Zazakî/Kurmancî, remains under popular control, according to a report from ANF. According to information provided by DBP Party Council member Sırrı Sever at … Continue reading

August 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

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

Tamil Eelam And The Rojava Revolution: An Interview With A Tamil Activist In Europe

The following interview was conducted by the Rojava Report with Athithan Jayapalan, a Tamil activist living in Europe. In the interview Athithan dicusses the current state of the Tamil Liberation Struggle and … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

IMPR President: ‘The Canton Model Should Be Implemented Across The Region’

The following interview with Dr. Veysel Ayhan, President of the International Middle East Peace Research Center (IMPR), was conducted by Hicran Urun for Özgür Gündem. In the interview Dr. Ayhan … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kobanê Residents Continue To Return Home

5 families from Kobanê who had been staying in the district of Erciş in Wan (Van) province  following the ISIS assault on the city have been able to return home … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Guerillas And Democracy – Metin Yeğin On The Upcoming PKK Congress

The following article “Gerilla ve demokrasi” was written by Metin Yeğin and appeared in Özgür Gündem. It has been translated into English below. There is a feeling in the air … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

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