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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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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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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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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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Foza Yusif: Turkey and ISIS fear the power of women

PYD co-presidency council member Foza Yusif said that the attacks of the brutal forces such as Turkey and ISIS cannot force women to take a step back from their will and the struggle for freedom.

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Amnesty International launches urgent action for Zeynab Jalalian

The human rights organization Amnesty International has launched an urgent action for Zeynab Jalalian. The Kurdish woman imprisoned in Iran is seriously ill and being tortured. She is denied medical treatment because she shows no remorse.

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Dengbêj of the Future: Herêm Nêrgîz

Herêm Nêrgîz was interested in Dengbêj at an early age in a musician family, and today she is taking Dengbêj and Baglama training by singing folk songs and strans.

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Court accuses MA journalist Aslan of “spreading provocative reports”

The investigation against journalist Mehmet Aslan has been concluded. The journalist is now charged with “membership of a terrorist organization” and “spreading provocative reports”.

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