Kurdistan National Congress (KNK)

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The Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) is a coalition of organisations from across Europe, formed by exiled Kurdish politicians, lawyers, and activists. With its head office in Brussels, the KNK has offices in many major cities and brings together representatives from across the Kurdish region to lobby national governments, the EU, the UN and other international organisations, raise awareness of the situation in Kurdistan through the media and in public forums, and working alongside politicians, human rights groups and NGO’s to bring attention to political issues and human rights violations in Kurdistan.

Statement 17th March 2016: The Turkish State is Continuing its Massacre of Kurds and destruction of Towns While the World Remains Silent. Read the statement here. 

Declaration of the conference of European Left Parties in Amed on the 21th of February 2016

Turkish government forces continue killing Kurdish civilians, despite the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued an injunction on the practice, KNK Press Release, 23 January 2016

Turkish state and government launch all-out war against the Kurds, KNK Press Release, 6 January 2016

The Turkish State Continues its Attacks in Kurdistan, KNK Statement, 30 December 2015

About the war against the Kurds in Turkey, KNK Information File, December 2015 (pdf)

We Demand Immediate Withdrawal of Turkish Troops from Kurdistan, KNK Statement, 6 December 2015

Stop Turkish Aggression! KNK Press Release, 23 November 2015

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Stop the IS-AKP genocide and feminicide in Kurdistan! KNK Women’s Commission Dossier, 22 November 2015.

To The Press and Public: Turkey committing military assaults in KurdistanKNK Press Release, 18 November 2015

The Turkish General Election and the International Day of KobanéKNK Press Release, 3 November 2015

The AKP government is trying to manipulate the Kurdish ceasefire and the massacre, KNK Press Release, 19 October 2015

State Terror Against The Kurdish People And All Supporters Of Peace, KNK Press Release, 10 October 2015

Massacre in Ankara, KNK Press Release, 10 October 2015

Turkish state is committing crimes against humanity in Kurdistan! KNK Dossier, 8 October 2015.

The Real Face of Erdogan, KNK Information File, 30 September 2015 (pdf)

HDP Co-President Selahattin Demirtaş, two Ministers, Several Deputies on March to Besieged City Cizre, KNK Press Release, 11 September 2015 (pdf)

Disturbing Coordinated mob -attacks, and lynchings against the Kurds in Western Turkey, KNK Press Release, 10 September 2015 (pdf)

Turkish state terror continuing in Kurdistan, KNK Press Release, 27 August 2015.

AKP knows no bounds in its war against the Kurds, KNK Press Release, 20 August 2015.

URGENT: State Terror in Kurdistan: The Turkish State Recommences Burning of Kurdish VillagesKNK Press Release, August 18, 2015

Kurds in Turkey under threat of massacre KNK Press Release, August 18, 2015

STOP AKP- IS COLLABORATION! STOP THE WAR AGAINST KURDS! The Turkish State’s attacks and their impact on the status of the Kurdish IssueKNK Information File, 6 August 2015 (pdf)

Joint Declaration by Kurdish, Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian Parties and Associations, KNK Press Release, 6 August 2015.

Urgent Appeal: Turkey’s military attacks against the Kurds continue, KNK Appeal, 30 July 2015.

Congratulations on the liberation of the town of SirrinKNK Press Release, 27 July 2015

Turkish Jets is bombing Kurdish Guerrillas and civilians in South-Kurdistan (Iraq)KNK Urgent Press Release, 24 July 2015

A new Massacre by ISIS in Suruç district of Urfa- North Kurdistan, TurkeyKNK Press Release, 20 July 2015

Attempted massacre against Kurds in Turkey: hundreds of civilians injured, at least 4 dead,KNK Press Release, 6 June 2015

The violent Iranian Regime, Ferinaz and the Mahabad uprisingKNK Press Release, 8 May 2015

The Hague declaration: Joint diplomatic committee of Kurdistan political groupsKNK Press Release, 27 April 2015

The Peace Process In Turkey-Kurdistan Has Reached A Serious StageKNK Information File, 9 March 2015 (pdf)

Remembering Srebrenica, Vukovar, Rwanda, Halabja, Shengal…? KNK Information File IV, 11 October 2014

ISIS increased their attacks in West Kurdistan (Syria) with the support of Turkey, KNK Information File III, 23 September 2014 (pdf)

Stop the ISIS attacks on Kobanê: Stop the continuing arms supplies to ISIS from Turkey, KNK Statement, 17 September 2014

An Act of Genocide Against Ezidi Kurds, KNK Information File – II, 24 August 2014 (pdf)

ISIS continues massacres in Kurdistan: In Koco village nearly 600 civilians were shot and buried. KNK Statement, 18 August 2014

ISIS Attacks And Kurdish Resistance In Kurdistan, KNK Information File, 11 August 2014 (pdf)

Call for Urgent Prevention of Human Tragedy in Sinjar Region, KNK Statement, 4 August 2014

Canton Based Democratic Autonomy of Rojava: A Transformation Process from Dictatorship to Democracy, KNK information file, May 2014.

Stop the ISIS crimes against humanity, KNK Statement, 6 July 2014

A people’s quest for freedom and democratic autonomy, KNK Information Dossier, March 2014 (pdf)

Turkey Local Election Results, 30 March 2014, KNK Dossier, 30 March 2014 (pdf)

The Kurds in Syria are Surrounded by Terrorist Groups, KNK Press Statement, 24 March 2014

Information File on the Kurds in Syria, KNK Brussels Information File, January 2014

One woman’s revolt against the Wall of Shame: The female mayor of Nusaybin, Ayse Gokkan, has started a death fast among the mines between the border of Turkey and Syria, KNK Statement, 1 November 2013

The victimisation of Kurdish politicians and representatives in Europe, KNK Statement, April 2013

Information Dossier: Paris Assassinations of Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Dogan and Leyla Soylemez, KNK UK Information File, 21 January 2013

Open letter: Call for a thorough investigation into the apparent assassination of three Kurdish politicians in exile in Paris, KNK Open Letter, 12 January 2013

Turkey is supporting and setting Jihadist groups against the Kurds, KNK Statement, 26 November 2012

Hunger Strike Information Dossier: 61st day of hunger strikes by Kurdish prisoners, KNK Information File, 11 November 2012 (pdf)

Information Dossier on the Kurdish Politician Adem Uzun, KNK Information File, 26 October 2012 (pdf)

Accept the demands of the hunger strikers, KNK Statement, 25 October 2012

Information file on the hunger strikes of Kurdish political prisoners in Turkish jails, KNK Information File, 23 October 2012 (doc)

On the 9th October 1998, KNK Statement, 9 October 2012

A full year has passed and still no news from Ocalan, KNK Statement, 26 July 2012

Hunger Strike in Strasbourg ends after 52 days, KNK Press Statement, 21 April 2012

Open letter to the President of UNICEF, KNK Letter, 1 March 2012

Dossier: Stop the political genocide and femicide against the Kurds in Turkey! Freedom for Abdullah Ocalan!KNK/CENI Dossier, February 2012

Allegations against the Kurds are dangerous, baseless and unworthy of a European politicianKNK Statement, 30 January 2012

The Use of Chemical Weapons by Turkey: KNK Information File, November 2011 (doc)

Turkish Army Attacks on South Kurdistan: KNK Information File, September 2011 (doc)

A Dangerous Concept: a ‘Tamil solution’ to the Kurdish Question: KNK Statement, August 2011

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