Something strange happened in New York last month. President Erdogan of Turkey met with two daughters of Malcom X, Ilyasha and Qubilah. The meeting was short, but its meaning will long reverberate through the ages for Kurds as well as the students of Malcolm X. Ilyasha Shabazz compared the Turkish leader to her late father… Continue reading
Both men grew up in the same country, Turkey. One was a Turk, the other a Kurd. The Turk wanted to become a journalist. The Kurd hoped to be a lawyer. Both accomplished their goals, and both lucked out in their choice of wives, marrying their sweethearts who added luster to their lives. The Turkish… Continue reading
September 18, 2016 “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” –Mother Teresa Acclaimed Turkish journalist Ece Temelkuran, who commands an astonishing two million Twitter fans on her cutting-edge microblogging universe, is her country’s most popular columnist. Kurds should probe her sensational new book, Turkey, the… Continue reading
Dec 30, 2015 “A spectre is haunting Europe—the spectre of communism.” So started the Communist Manifesto of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in 1848 and enough time has passed to say that the spectre did some good and a lot of harm when it finally showed up in Saint Petersburg, Russia, with a little bit… Continue reading
Nov 29, 2015 Namo Abdulla of Rudaw discusses Mr. Elci’s assassination with Joshua Walker and Kani Xulam.