Geography

Slaughtered Kurdistan of Iran

The world never talks about what Iranian regime does to Kurds in East Kurdistan, Iranian regime killed 175 Kurds in last 3 weeks in East Kurdistan, and threw 15 of them to lakes and deep rivers near Snanadej and Bokan, Kurdish people themselves found those dead bodies underwater. Amnesty International …

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From Poet to Vice President

October 22, 2019 The Vice President Old Executive Office Building Washington, DC 20501 Dear Mr. Vice President, I consider it my duty and my honor to serve my people through my writing as a poet and a translator, particularly bringing Walt Whitman into Kurdish. I have watched as you reacted …

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We Will Choose Our People

Mazloum Abdi The world first heard of us, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), amid the chaos of our country’s civil war. I serve as our commander in chief. The SDF has 70,000 soldiers who have fought against jihadi extremism, ethnic hatred, and the oppression of women since 2015. They have …

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A Kurdish Girl’s Lonely Death

Kani Xulam Text remarks delivered on February 18, 2016 at the Woman’s Club of Roland Park, Baltimore, Maryland. We are all gathered here today, in safety and comfort. That is good, and we owe the privilege to a “government of the people, by the people, for the people,” as Abraham Lincoln once …

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Jailed for singing in Kurdish

Turkey claims that she does not hate Kurds but hate terrorists. This for many Kurds in Turkey would not be a true statement as they experience otherwise in everyday life. Turkey has used anti-terror measures even before the establishment of PKK party. Since the establishment of new Turkey which born …

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Why Turkey’s Kurdish strategy will remain ineffective

More than 12,000 Kurds live in the camp, located on a slope of the Qarachokh Mountains. How they ended up there is a long and tragic story, which began in the ’90s, when Turkey emptied and set on fire 4,000 Kurdish villages as part of a military campaign to “root …

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Jail for saying “don’t let children die”

Ayse Celik, a teacher living in the city of Diyarbakir in southeast Turkey, will go to prison on April 20 with the accusation of “terrorist propaganda” for saying, “don’t let children die,” on a popular talk show. Celik was sentenced to 15 months with the charge of “terrorist propaganda” in …

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Missing Kurdish Groom

A groom was arrested on his way to his wedding, in Turkeys Diyarbekir province. The groom was accused of insulting president Erdogan on social media posts/messages. The groom got sentenced to prison for three years and nine months! So the bride who claims the authorities choose this day by purpose, …

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