What next for Turkey and the Kurdish resistance after the local elections? – VIDEO

A public forum called by Peace in Kurdistan, Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC), London Kurdish Solidarity (LKS) and Democratic Kurdish Peoples Assembly UK. Date: Monday, 29 April 6pm. Venue: Unite House, 128 Theobald Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN The discussion was moderated by Dr. Thomas Jeffrey Miley and included contributions from members of the UK … Continue reading What next for Turkey and the Kurdish resistance after the local elections? – VIDEO

Report from the UK delegation to observe the municipal election in Turkey

https://kurdishsolidaritynetwork.wordpress.com/2019/04/02/report-from-the-uk-delegation-to-observe-the-municipal-election-in-turkey/ We arrived in Turkey after an urgent call by the HDP to come and monitor the 2019 local elections. Walking through the streets in Turkey, you could be forgiven for thinking that you’d entered a dictatorship. Turkish flags and pictures of president Erdoğan adorn every lamppost. The state attempts to present itself as a … Continue reading Report from the UK delegation to observe the municipal election in Turkey

*POST-ELECTION SPECIAL* KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 22-27 JUNE 2018

NEWS, COMMENTARY, ANALYSIS 1. After election boost, Turkey’s Erdogan may reward nationalists with cabinet jobs – sources 2. “The house always wins in Vegas” – analysts assess Turkey’s elections 3. Demirtaş: It is a great success that the HDP is in the Parliament 4. U.S. says respects Turkey’s vote results 5. Commentary: Five Questions: ‘Turkey … Continue reading *POST-ELECTION SPECIAL* KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 22-27 JUNE 2018

*PRE-ELECTION SPECIAL* KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 12 – 20 JUNE 2018

NEWS, OPINION, COMMENTARY, ANALYSIS 1. Reality Check: The numbers behind the crackdown in Turkey 2. Why Erdogan is entering key elections with a far-right ally 3. Can Erdogan’s economic record help him keep seat amid challenges? 4. Ahead of Turkey’s ‘biggest opinion poll’ 5. Turkey elections 2018: everything you need to know 6. Jailed Kurdish … Continue reading *PRE-ELECTION SPECIAL* KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 12 – 20 JUNE 2018

*PRE-ELECTION SPECIAL* KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 09-13 JUNE 2018

NEWS, OPINION, COMMENTARY, ANALYSIS 1. Turkey and UK battle to save fighter jet project 2. Selahattin Demirtaş and Human Rights in Turkey’s Elections 3. Demirtas offers to withdraw from Turkey’s presidential race 4.Letter by HDP’s Imprisoned Yüksekdağ: Women Will Overcome Threshold of Oppression 5. Erdogan slams Ince visit to Diyarbakir after promising Kurdish education 6. … Continue reading *PRE-ELECTION SPECIAL* KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 09-13 JUNE 2018

*PRE-ELECTION SPECIAL* KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 09-13 JUNE 2018

NEWS, OPINION, COMMENTARY, ANALYSIS 1. Turkey and UK battle to save fighter jet project 2. Selahattin Demirtaş and Human Rights in Turkey’s Elections 3. Demirtas offers to withdraw from Turkey’s presidential race 4.Letter by HDP’s Imprisoned Yüksekdağ: Women Will Overcome Threshold of Oppression 5. Erdogan slams Ince visit to Diyarbakir after promising Kurdish education 6. … Continue reading *PRE-ELECTION SPECIAL* KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 09-13 JUNE 2018

Fifth Demirtas Hearing Takes Place Two Weeks Before Election

Written by Margaret Owen (pictured), International Trial Observer and Barrister Friday 8th June I have returned to Istanbul in order to observe the fifth hearing of the trial of former HDP co-chair: Selahattin Demirtas. Given that Turkey’s presidential election is only two weeks away, we the international observers, anticipate a final verdict.Selahattin Demirtas has been … Continue reading Fifth Demirtas Hearing Takes Place Two Weeks Before Election

Turkish attack on Afrîn and our call on the international community to take urgent action

 Kongreya Neteweyî ya Kurdistanê                        Kurdistan National Congress                        Congrès National du Kurdistan کۆنگرەی نەتەوەیی کوردستان                                            Rue Jean Stas 41, 1060 Bruxelles Tel: 0032 2 647 30 84 Home Page: www.kongrakurdistan.net E-Mail: kongrakurdistan@gmail.com  Once again, the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is beating the war drum. At each and every single opportunity he … Continue reading Turkish attack on Afrîn and our call on the international community to take urgent action

The threat to Turkish democracy – Paul Maskey MP

On early December 2017 I joined an international delegation to observe trials the Turkish government had brought against leaders of the HDP (Peoples Democratic Party). The party’s co-chairs Ms. Figen Yüksekdağ and Mr. Selahattin Demirtaş were tried on 6th and 7th December respectively. Throughout the delegation, which consisted of representatives from over a dozen countries, our contact … Continue reading The threat to Turkish democracy – Paul Maskey MP