EUTCC Newsletter December 2022
Happy New Year
The New Year has started. For Turkey, the Kurds & the Middle East, the question is whether dictatorships and wars will dominate the year or whether the slogan Jin Jiyan Azadî will bring peace and freedom to the peoples. The EUTCC remains committed to the aspirations for democracy. Continue reading “EUTCC Newsletter December 2022”
EUTCC Newsletter July 2022
EUTCC Commentaries #18: Turkish Racism Against Kurds: Colonial Violence, Racist Slurs and Mob Attacks
by Güllistan Yarkın, Independent Researcher, Istanbul
This commentary focuses on how the Turkish state facilitates military urbanism as revanchist and racialized mechanisms of collective punishment to suppress grassroots mobilization, oppositional politics.
Report by Yazidi Justice Committee human rights lawyers Continue reading “EUTCC Newsletter July 2022”
EUTCC News briefing
Commentaries #15: Delisting the PKK as a terrorist organization
By Prof. Michael Gunter, Tennessee Technical University, US
Delisting the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) as a terrorist organization would be a bold, imaginative move by Turkey, the European Union (EU), and the United States (US), among others, that might contribute to the peace process and benefit all concerned parties. However, Turkey presently does not want to acknowledge collective rights for its ethnic Kurds, and is willing to grant merely limited and begrudgingly individual rights such as mother-tongue language in the schools and a Kurdish TV channel, among a few others. Thus, there remains a very long way still to go, but delisting the PKK is surely one important start along this necessary journey.
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