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An emergency rally at Sydney Town Hall Square called for the immediate end to the cruel and illegal isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan. Video by Peter Boyle.

Rojava

Turkey has struck more than 90 villages and towns in North East Syria since November 19, reports Susan Price. Meanwhile, international voices of condemnation are growing.

Women defend Rojava

Journalists, political parties and movements from Latin American and African countries condemned the invading Turkish state's attacks on North and East Syria (Rojava) and called for action, reports ANF English.

Parties from across the Asia-Pacific have issued the following joint statement in response to the attacks by Turkey and Iran on Kurdish communities.

Peoples Democratic Party - HDP

The pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey has called for immediate action against Turkey’s cross-border attacks on North East Syria and Northern Iraq to prevent another humanitarian catastrophe, reports Susan Price.

Turkish forces near the Syrian border

The Socialist Alliance (Australia) released the following statement in response to Turkey's genocidal attacks on North East Syria and Northern Iraq and attacks on Kurdish populations inside Iran.

Hands off Rojava

The Kurdish-led administration in North and East Syria hit back after Sweden’s foreign minister implied he would distance his country from the self-governing region in order to appease Turkey, reports Medya News.

Purple Color of Kurdish Politics

A new book edited by jailed former co-mayor of Diyarbakır, Gültan Kışanak, is set to teach the world a lesson about Kurdish women’s determination and resolve, reports Medya News.

Peoples Democratic Party - HDP

People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Foreign Affairs Commission co-spokesperson Hişyar Özsoy discusses Turkey’s growing international presence, domestic politics, and how the party is preparing for next June’s elections.

Semra Guzel

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) MP Semra Güzel, a 38-year-old medical doctor, became the latest elected representative of this major left-wing party to be jailed in Turkey, reports Peter Boyle.

HDP congress Ankara

About 30,000 people, including more than 100 international guests, attended the 5th Congress of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in Ankara, Turkey on July 3, reports Peter Boyle.

YPG fighters

Academic and Australian Kurdish solidarity activist John Tully responds to the announcement that Sweden and Finland struck a deal with Turkey to betray the Kurds for NATO membership.

Occupy Gezi protest in 2013

Turkish police arrested 170 protesters around Istanbul’s Taksim Square on May 31, as crowds gathered to mark the 9th anniversary of the nationwide anti-government demonstrations that began in nearby Gezi Park, reports Medya News.

Kurdish and Arabic words

A teacher in Turkey’s southern province of Mersin, was issued a fine for communicating in Kurdish and Arabic with his students, reports Medya News.

Kurdish letters w, x and q

Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled that the refusal by a public office to register a baby with the name “Ciwan” — which contains the Kurdish letter “W” — was constitutional, reports Medya News.

A Free Ocalan protest in Sydney, Australia

Every year since the imprisonment of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan 23 years ago, an international peace delegation has collected evidence on the treatment of political prisoners in Turkey, reports Peter Boyle.

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