· July, 2009

Stories about Kurdish from July, 2009

Turkey: Kurdish Newspaper Confiscated

Children of the Sun reports that the July 8th issue of the Kurdish newspaper Azadiya Welat was confiscated by authorities after it published allegations of a 23-year old woman who was raped by men claiming to the be the police. Reportedly, there have been more than 10 complaints of police...

Turkey: Kurdish Freedom Movement Extend Ceasefire

Kurdish blogger Hevallo writes that “Kurdish political leadership Koma Civaken Kurdistan, (KCK) has announced that the ceasefire called by the Kurdish Freedom Movement to give the opportunity for solving the Kurdish Question in Turkey by political and peaceful means has been extended.” The original deadline was July 14th; it has...

Iraq: Alcohol in Iraqi Kurdistan

“In Ankawa, the Christian quarter of Arbil, there are so many alcohol shops with fake beer brands made in Turkey. There are also real beer trademarks, but that's also from Turkey (Efes). In the ‘Muslim’ part of Erbil (Hawler) you can also get alcohol, but it's mostly ‘sealed’ off with...