Jan 31, 2016 I was deeply moved by your tearful humanitarian plea to your colleagues in the Turkish Parliament for ambulances to remove 28 maimed and bleeding Kurdish civilians—victims of Turkey’s lawless war—to hospitals in the town of Cizre in Turkish Kurdistan. I am even more stirred that you have now camped at the Ministry… Continue reading

Jan 21, 2016 today’s posting comes from pat davis. no relations to paul davis, the author of “turkey needs a dr. king” op-ed about our vigil in yesterday’s rudaw english. pat is a poet, playwright, writer and a wonderful human being who toils tirelessly for the good of wronged and abused folks from central america… Continue reading

15/01/2016 Çima Serok Obama ji ber wan mafên mirovan yên kuTirkîye bêrawestan binpê dike bêdeng dimîne? Gava Hikumeta Tirkan, kurdan bombebaran dike, ma Emerikayê çavê xwe li wan bineqîne? Emerîka ji dewleta Tirkan re çekan dabîn dike. Lê Tirkiye van çekan ji bo gelên kurd qetil bike kar tîne, ku ew tekane hêza kurd ya… Continue reading

Jan 15, 2016 Başkan Obama Türkiye’nin dur durak bilmeyen, korkunç insan hakları ihlallerine neden sessiz kalıyor? Türk hükümeti, Kürt sivilleri bombalarken, Amerika bu saldırıları görmezden mi gelecek? Amerika, Türk devletine silah temin ediyor; Türkiye’yse bu silahları, IŞİD canilerine karşı kahramanca savaşan ve onları yenen tek güç olan Kürt halkını katletmek için kullanıyor. Amerika’nın bu duyarsızlığı,… Continue reading

Nov 30, 2015 We’ve heard the old saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” We can now add: “Don’t judge a book by a quote in it!” The quote that troubles me is from a recent book about Turkey’s 11th president (2007-2014), Abdullah Gul: “We must have a vision that avoids slogans, focuses on… Continue reading

Kani Xulam   Oct 6, 2015 The year was 249 BC. Rome was snarled in its First Punic War against mighty Carthage. One of the two Roman consuls for the year, Publius Claudius Pulcher, thirsted for “glory” and wanted to humiliate the great Carthaginian naval power. The fact that Romans were new to seafaring and… Continue reading