Travels in the Kurdish Blogosphere

My normal Wednesday post is late this week because well….I forgot what day it was. It has been one of those weeks. Luckily, it was a quiet week in the Kurdish blogosphere so I feel redeemed.

Hiwa from Hiwa Hopes writes about Kurdish judges in the Saddam Hussein trial, anger over the bird flu, and about a situation where the Turkish government deported an Iraqi Kurdish family.

Kurdistan Blog Count is having a contest to come up with alternate titles for this weekly column. If you have a suggestion, please comment here or on KBC.

From Holland to Kurdistan has an interesting post with a letter that was sent to him about his work for the Kurds. Vladimir has been becoming more and more active in writing news articles for various Kurdish news agencies. Most of these he posts on his blog, Kurds blast caricatures of Islamic prophet, is one of his articles from this week that deserves a good read.

Roj Bash! has some excellent historical topic postings this week: PKK in Southern Kurdistan: The Beritan Line, information for a photo exhibit on Dersim and Munzur Valley, and a brief history on the Yezidi's.

Save RojTV continues in their work to not only save their TV station but also to help further establish the legitmacy of Kurdish media, check their websites for ways to help.

Rasti writes about state terror in Turkey and the Iraqi connection with it, and an excellent reason to support Denmark.

Talk about the Passion has an interesting post on rules for guests in Kurdish households.

And I am only really going to announce this blog this week, but there now is a wonderful blog about the Kurdish city of Hasankeyf in Southeast Turkey which will be under water within the next few years due to damming on the Tigris. The site was created by journalist John Wreford and it is absolutely fantastic!

There will be no Kurdish update next week as I will be getting married, so a two week round-up will be forthcoming. Till next time!

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