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Prominent Swedes call on gov’t not to extradite Kurdish dissidents to Turkey

A group of prominent Swedes, including authors, journalists and human rights activists, have called on their government in a written statement not to extradite...

Turkish gov’t complicit in ISIL’s massacre of Yazidis in Syria and Iraq, says report

A recent report drafted by human rights lawyers in the United Kingdom has revealed that the Turkish government was complicit in the radical group...

Relief and concern in Sweden after NATO deal with Turkey

Sweden may have clinched a surprise deal with Turkey paving the way for its NATO membership, but Kurds and leftwing parties expressed concern Wednesday...

Germany rejects most asylum applications submitted by ethnically Kurdish Turkish citizens: report

Germany accepted only 11.5 percent of asylum applications from Turkish citizens identifying as ethnic Kurds in the first three months of 2022, Deutsche Welle...

[Opinion] Europe loves the armed Kurds, not their civilians

Türkmen Terzi During the last four decades, major EU countries have become the main supporters of armed Kurdish groups in Iran, Turkey, Iraq and Syria....

Kurdish man beaten by vigilantes in southern Turkey

A group of people reportedly stopped a car and beat a man apparently because he was Kurdish in Turkey's southern province of Antalya, according...

Wildfires inflamed anti-Kurdish sentiment in Turkey

Alin Ozinian Last week's forest fires sweeping across the eastern Mediterranean not only showed Turkey’s vulnerability in the fight against global warming and in its...

Turkey’s Kurds protest political repression in New Year celebration

Tens of thousands of people gathered in the city of Diyarbakır in southeast Turkey on Sunday to celebrate the Kurdish New Year and protest...

US says move to ban pro-Kurdish party would ‘undermine democracy’ in Turkey

The United States warned on Wednesday that efforts to ban the main pro-Kurdish party in Turkey would undermine the nation's democracy, Agence France-Presse reported. A...

Turkey looking for who to blame for disastrous hostage operation

Cevheri Güven Last week’s botched rescue mission by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) in northern Iraq that resulted in the death of all 13 hostages...

Enforced disappearances in Turkey: an old habit or a new trend?

Turkey has a long history of state-sponsored abductions and enforced disappearances, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s. At the beginning of this century, this grim...

Turkish security forces killed 5, injured 10 in SE Turkey in 2020: rights group

Turkey's Human Rights Association (İHD) on Thursday published a report on rights violations in Kurdish-majority southeastern Turkey in 2020, saying that security forces killed...

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