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Refugee: ‘They make me feel I am less than human’

01 May 2012
You were a journalist in the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq. Why did you leave?

London demo recalls 34 massacred by the Turkish military

08 February 2012
Kurdish activists and their supporters marched in London yesterday (Tuesday) in protest at a massacre carried out by Turkish government forces.

Home Office finally forced to compensate Kurdish children detained for record 13 months

10 January 2012
The Home Office has been forced to pay six-figure compensation to a Kurdish family who were detained as children for a record 13 months.

Police raid Kurdish tent at Occupy London

27 October 2011
Police armed with machine guns raided a Kurdish tent at the Occupy protest outside St Paul’s Cathedral tonight, Thursday.

Turkey: Earthquake highlights oppression of Kurdish minority

25 October 2011
This week an earthquake has killed hundreds in south-eastern Turkey, in and around the Kurdish town of Van.

Hunger strikers win review

17 May 2011
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has agreed to review the case of three Kurdish Iranian asylum seekers who mounted a 37‑day hunger strike outside its headquarters in Croydon.

Will the Home Office let six refugees die?

03 May 2011
Six Kurdish Iranian refugees are on hunger strike in London in protest against British government plans to deport them to Iran.

Success in Hackney

28 October 2008
Following the recent successful London-wide rally hosted by the People Before Profit Charter, supporters in Hackney, east London, along with Turkish and Kurdish activists, called an organising meeting for the charter.

Kurdish protest in Sheffield

28 October 2008

Turkish invasion of Iraq is extension of ‘war on terror’

26 February 2008
Thousands of Turkish troops have launched an attack into northern Iraq in a dangerous escalation of their war against Kurdish separatists.

Turkish planes bomb Iraqi Kurds

17 December 2007
Turkish warplanes launched air raids on Iraqi Kurdish villagers in an escalation of its war on Kurdish militants. The raids were conducted with the connivance of the US military.

Refugees left to rot in Calais

11 December 2007
Rejected by Britain, abandoned by France and adrift inside fortress Europe. The countries they fled from reads like a list of the battlegrounds in the "war of terror" – Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan, Iraq, Kurdistan, Palestine, Somalia, Iran, Eritrea.

While Turkey's generals attack Iraq, Kurds and Turks demonstrate for peace.

04 December 2007
Last Saturday Turkish troops crossed into Iraq in a dangerous escalation of the conflict in the Middle East. Supported by helicopter gunships and artillery, they attacked an alleged group of fighters belonging to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) Kurdish nationalist guerrilla organisation.

US tells Turkey: We’ll crush Kurdish rebels

23 October 2007
The US has promised Turkey that it will crush Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq who are fighting for an independent homeland in eastern Turkey.

Kurdish soldiers in Iraqi army refuse to fight against Arabs

27 January 2007
Kurdish soldiers in the Iraqi army have deserted after they were told they would be deployed to Baghdad as part of George Bush's troop "surge".

Turkish and Kurdish Respect activists: 'A community is coming of age'

15 April 2006
The coalition that makes up Respect is broadening in the run-up to the 4 May council elections. A number of left wing Turkish and Kurdish activists have been selected to stand.

‘Soft dictatorship’ is US’s vision for Iraq

14 January 2006
After the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Kurdish region was held up as a democratic model for the country. But today it is ribboned with anger and disillusion.

Iraq round-up

03 September 2005
Kurds demand true democracy London-based Kurdish activist and member of Respect’s national council Sait Akgul spoke to Socialist Worker about the proposed Iraq constitution

Turkish and Kurdish solidarity

02 July 2005
Anger at a massacre by the Turkish government led 500 people to march through Stoke Newington, north London, last Saturday.

Saddam’s man Wafiq al-Samarrai has a new job

30 April 2005
The US has appointed one of Saddam Hussein’s most feared generals as "a special security adviser" to the new Iraqi government. Wafiq al-Samarrai was head of General Military Intelligence during the uprisings in the Shia south and Kurdish north following the end of the 1991 Gulf War.

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