For Abdullah Öcalan! For the Kurdish Freedom Struggle!

February 15 marks the 22nd year since the leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Öcalan was violently abducted by Turkish commandos while seeking refuge from the Greek Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya

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KCK: We will liberate our Leader and Kurdistan this year

KCK called on the youth, the women, and the whole Kurdish people to step up their struggle to achieve the freedom of Abdullah Öcalan and a free Kurdistan.

February 15 marks the 22nd anniversary of the abduction of Abdullah Öcalan from the Greek embassy in Nairobi to solitary confinement on Imrali. In addition to Turkey, international powers such as the United States and its allies were directly involved in the PKK leader’s abduction.

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This Year, We Will Liberate our Leader and Kurdistan

February 15 marks the 22nd anniversary of the abduction of Abdullah Öcalan from the Greek embassy in Nairobi to solitary confinement on Imrali. In addition to Turkey, international powers such as the United States and its allies were directly involved in the PKK leader’s abduction.

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Beştaş: AKP has reached a level denying the existence of the Kurds

An indictment in relation to Kobane with demand for over ten thousand years of prison sentences has been prepared against 108 people including politicians following the decision of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights demanding Turkey to release Selahattin Demirtas, former co-chair of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) .

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Nationalists in the North of Ireland protest PSNI

An egregiously insensitive example of PSNI harassment has led to a surge in nationalist support for disbandment of the hated police force.

A small number of survivors and families of victims of an infamous loyalist atrocity were set upon last week as they gathered in a socially distanced manner to lay flowers on the memorial site where the killings took place, on Belfast’s Lower Ormeau Road.

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Urgent call for an international response to Turkish military invasion of South Kurdistan

Earlier this morning, between 3 AM and 6 AM local time, the Turkish Armed Forces initiated a large-scale cross-border military offensive in the region of Garê in South Kurdistan (Northern Iraq). Turkish airstrikes targeted the villages of Guzê, Meyrokê, Siyanê, Çemşerîtkê, Yekmalê and Kanîsarkê, and soldiers were dropped into the region with Cobra and Sikorsky helicopters. Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters have been fighting since dawn to repel the invading forces, and heavy clashes are ongoing.

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Students of Boğaziçi University: We will not step back!

For years many people have predicted that tensions in Turkey are deteriorating even further. Regardless of whether they are supporters or opponents of the government, it was clear that the state was losing its power and would seek to regain it by force. As the government would increase oppression, it was obvious that it would be met with resistance. It would not be mistaken to see what is happening in Boğaziçi as such. The resistance shown against such violence, attack, torture, arrest and detention changed everything.

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The death basements of Cizre: Five years on, victims are still fighting for justice

At least 177 people were burned alive or shot by the Turkish military in what became known as the “death basements of Cizre” in February 2016. Five years later, impunity continues and denies the victims justice.

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Resistance in Sur: Workers find body during excavation work

A body believed to belong to a person killed by the Turkish state during the autonomous-government resistance in 2015 was found in the borough of Sur, in Amed.

Speaking to Welat Newspaper on condition of anonymity an employee of a company working in Sur said that they found a “body wrapped in a white cloth” during the excavations carried out on 5 February in the area between the Catholic Church and Hasırlı Mosque.

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147 writers send a statement of solidarity to Boğaziçi University students

A joint text was published by 147 writers in support to Boğaziçi University students. “We stand by the resistance at Boğaziçi University. We will not bow to persecution and oppression,” said the writers.

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