Turkey

Twin earthquakes have devastated Kurdish towns and cities in Turkey and Syria. But the Turkish and Syrian governments have not been providing desperately needed emergency aid, explains Gulfer Olan.

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.

The Iranian and Turkish governments have deported more than 240,000 Afghan refugees this year, in violation of international law, reports Ben Radford.

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.