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Kurdistan News Blog - Regular news from Kurdistan and Turkey. We must not allow the escalation by the Turkish military forces to happen!

DTP’s Tuðluk faces five years' imprisonment

Pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) deputy leader Aysel Tuðluk and
the party's Diyarbakýr branch chief, Hilmi Aydoðdu, were charged on Tuesday
with praising the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and its jailed
leader Abdullah Öcalan in a speech, each facing up to five years'
imprisonment.

In a speech in Diyarbakýr on Sept. 3 of this year, Tuðluk had said: “Close

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Kurdish daily Özgür Gündem banned for 15 days

A court in Istanbul decided yesterday to stop publication and distribution
of a Kurdish newspaper for 15 days in an ongoing investigation into certain
news articles and commentaries.

According to court, 13 articles have been published that contain Statements
of PKK leaders and Kongra-Gel.

The court said in its decision that the newspaper abused the freedom of
expression and spread terrorist propaganda.

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Petition to Chairmanship of TBMM the Grand National Assemby of Turkey

Women constitute to half the population of our country, unfortunately they only represent 4.36 percent of the parliament and only 1 percent in local municipals. Due to the male dominancy in the political field it makes it difficult for women to participate and be represented. It is quite clear that not having the representation of women in politics is by all means is a deficient democracy. An arrangement is essential to overcome this deficiency, such as a quota system. “Joint Presidency” is also a positive practice in political parties to serve and establish gender equality in society.

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Article 301 Cases Against Writers Continue

Balbal protests obstacles in front of freedom of opinion and Penal Code
article 301 at Justice Ministry gates after being sentenced to 10 months for
his book "Flowers of Blood From A Captive General on Ararat".

The suffering of Turkish writers and publishers under controversial Penal
Code article 301 continued in the first week of October with one author
staging a protest in front of the Justice Ministry in capital Ankara and a

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Turkish Government blocks viewers from watching ROJ TV

Turkish authorities have entered a new stage in their long campaign against
free Kurdish television and broadcasting in Northern Kurdistan (Turkey) by
successfully blocking one of the main Kurdish television stations
broadcasting from Denmark. According to a number of sources in Northern
Kurdistan, the Turkish Government has successfully blocked viewers in
Kurdistan from watching the Kurdish television station, ROJ TV.

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Kurdish flag used as shooting target in Turkish military exercises

The Turkish army is conducting mass scale military exercises in the district
of Cizre Shirnak, North Kurdistan (southeast Turkey). During the exercise,
tens of tanks from the Tank Battalion aimed at a target made from the
colours of the Kurdish flag as well as an actual Kurdish flag, which is
officially used in South Kurdistan.

Many of the NGO’s and political parties in the area described this as

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declaration concerning state terror in Turkey

3.1 Solidarity with EKD (Labourer Women Association)
3.2 LET’S STOP THE STATE-TERROR IN TURKEY!
3.3 We will not be overwhelmed Press Release of Atilim
3.4 Press Release of Atilim from 22.09.2006
3.5 State of emergency practiced by Turkish State Press Release of ICAD
3.6 Ibrahim ciceks Letter from the Prison, September 19, 2006
3.7 Call for solidarity against repression von Alp Altinors

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Koma Komalen Kurdistan declare Ceasefire

To the press and the public opinion

Our region, the Middle East, is going through an important change. Day after
day the events unfolding show us that nationalism and anti-democratic
positions are the main actors behind the confrontations, leaving us in an
impasse without any hope for a solution to the problem.

The only correct position to adopt in the region is the one that follows the
principles of dialogue and democracy with respect for all the religious and

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THE FASCIST ATTACKS WILL NOT DISCOURAGE US!

DARE TO STRUGGLE FOR A NEW WORLD!

THE FASCIST ATTACKS WILL NOT DISCOURAGE US!

Statement by ILPS Turkey Chapter

The ruling classes in our country show their loyal collaboration to imperialism by deciding to send soldiers to Lebanon. Dissidents inside the country are blockaded and attacked by state force, because they constitute a big problem of the imperialist policies
For this reason, the ruling classes have developed and expanded their lynch culture in order to turn the people up against each other. The destroying-denying attacks against the Kurdish people, 9 year old Mizgin that was killed and the bomb attack in Diyarbakir show that these attacks continue.

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Security Courts Relaunched For Journalists!

The cases of journalists charged with "propaganda" and prosecuted at
Criminal Courts of First Instance for interviews conducted with armed
organization leaders are being transferred to Specialized High Criminal
Courts under recent amendments made to Turkey's Anti-Terror Law.

Initially subject to the transfers are a group of 4 Turkish journalists
whose cases have been continuing at lower level courts.

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