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Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar (Born in Hewler, Kurdistan 1989) is a British-Kurdish blogger — MSc in International politics, and Bachelor degree in Law from Kingston University.

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Latest posts by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

Turkey’s ‘Kurdish Question’ on Fire Again

The AKP-led peace between Turkey and Kurdish militants brokered in late 2012 seems like a distant memory amid an upsurge of violence.

Photo of Peshmerga Combatant Breastfeeding Her Child Captivates Kurdish Media

Kurds Blame Arab Refugees for Deadly Suicide Bombing in Capital Erbil

Some social media users are pointing the finger at South Kurdistan's influx of refugees after an unusual suicide car bombing killed five people on Wednesday.

Western Media Is Obsessed With Kurdish Female Fighters Battling ISIS

Social networking sites are abuzz with pictures of female Peshmergas. However, there are dozens of examples which illustrate women fighters are not new, but have existed within Kurdish communities historically.

Is Öcalan Key to Kurdish Negotiations with Turkey?

Hundreds of Kurdish political prisoners have been on hunger strike in Turkey for 67 days. They demanded an end to a founding member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Abdullah...

Turkish Police Use Tear-Gas Against Protesting Mothers

Kurdish political prisoners have reached their 55th day of hunger strike. There are hundreds of political prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey, and this has led to solidarity protests throughout...

Turkey: Silent Treatment of Hunger Strike met with Anger by Kurds

Hundreds of Kurdish political prisoners in Turkey have entered an indefinite hunger strike. The non-violent protest has gone unnoticed by international media agencies and human rights organisations.

Turkey: Hundreds of Kurdish Political Prisoners go on Hunger Strike

Hundreds of Kurdish political prisoners have entered an indefinite hunger strike, challenging Turkey's treatment of Kurdish political prisoners. Through their protest, some are demanding re-trials and language rights while others...

Turkey: Kurds Respond on Social Networking Sites to AKP Congress

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan hailed Turkey as a rising democratic power at the Justice and Development Party (AKP)'s conference last week. But criticism was vibrant on social networking sites such...

Turkey: Thousands Protest in Istanbul Against War on Syria

Turkey's military has attacked Syrian targets in response to the killing of five Turkish civilians by Syrian government forces. In Turkey, the slogan Savasa hayir, which means “no to war,”...

Turkey: Little Optimism Over Kurdish Rebel Negotiations

Last week the Turkish Prime Minister signalled the start of much-needed negotiations between the Kurdistan Worker's Party and the government. The news was not met with optimism, because successive Turkish...

Turkey: Prime Minister Signals Negotiations with Kurdish Rebels

The Prime Minister of Turkey has signaled that he will negotiate with Kurdish rebels after months of deadly violence. In the past Turkey has been unwilling to do so despite...

Turkey: Riot Police Continue to Clash with Kurds Celebrating Newroz

Kurdish people are the largest ethnic group in Turkey. They have been subject to state-sanctioned discrimination and human rights violations. Today, in Yuksekova, which is a district in the Hakkari...

Turkey: Police Attack Kurds Celebrating Newroz

Thousands of Kurds took to the streets in celebration of Newroz across Turkey today but were dispersed with water cannons and tear gas. The celebration marks the first day of...

Egypt: Turkey's Response to Kurds Questioned as Erdogan Speaks in Cairo

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's speech about the Palestinian bid for a statehood at the Arab League was translated online live by members of social networking sites, namely Twitter, for...

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