Raising awareness for Kobane — autonomous Kurdish city

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Kurds protest in the Kurdish-populated city of Wan to raise awareness about Kobane — 17/09/2014.

The Kurdish fighters in Rojava (western Kurdistan) have been fighting renewed advances from the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) for the past week. Continue reading

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International conference in Paris and the Kurds

-Leaders and diplomats from nearly thirty countries have gathered in the French capital to discuss military action against the self-declared Islamic State (formerly, ISIS) in Iraq. Continue reading

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Back again, blogging in my own little corner!

10156152_629086923845841_1912343336189244745_nI’ve been absent from the blogsphere for quite some time, and with good reason. I recently graduated, got married, have an eight-month old son and much more! Continue reading

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Kurdish mother and her twins to begin prison sentence

yomamah.pngA Kurdish mother has been convicted for selling books related to Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK). She is a new mother, her twins are 6-months-old. As a new mother myself, I can’t put into words how incredibly frustrated I have become over this news. Continue reading

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Kurdish ‘spring picnics’ are a nightmare

trash.pngWhen spring arrives, so do the Kurdish version of picnics, which are akin to a “nightmare” for me. Our gleeful neglect and disregard for the environment is an embarrassment — while others look at our countryside they see a nation that fights for independence but disrespects the soil it seeks to represent. What good is our nationalistic sentiment when so many are keen on destroying it. Continue reading

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Oil companies are ruining the standard of living for villagers in Kurdistan

oil.pngWhen thinking about ‘villages’ what should come to your mind is greenery, refreshened scenery, cows, goats, horses but most certainly not bumpy roads and pollution. Ironically enough, in Kurdistan the only villages we pay attention to are known as ‘American villages’ and ‘English villages’ while forgetting our own villages. Continue reading

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Kurdish soldier reduced to tears

befunky_artwork.jpgKurdistan’s Regional Government (KRG) has failed to pay the salary of a significant number of Kurdish armed forces (Pêşmerge) although according to recent estimates, Southern Kurdistan contains around 45 billion barrels of oil – 6th largest oil reserve in the world.

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