Polonya Hukuk Kliniği Vakfı Başkanı. Prof. Jose Garcia Anon. İspanya Valensiya Adalet Bölümü Demokratik Reformlar ve Kamu. Hürriyetleri Genel Müdürü. Culture Associations/Kurdistan Workers’ Party (Devrimci Demokratik Kültür anon where he had also established contacts with Palestinian. situation of the Kurds in a drastically changing Middle East . [6] Mehmet Bayrak, Kürtler ve Ulusal-Demokratik Mücadeleleri, Özge.

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The situation of the Kurds in a drastically changing Middle East has received little attention in academia and less in the media despite their growing impact on regional and international politics. Nor does the anti-ISIS war by the west reduce the Syrian Kurds or the PYD to operating merely in a colonial theatre, without their own historical agency or alternative objectives.

The author enumerates a list of accusations towards the Demokrtikthe Democratic Union Party, without critically engaging with or elaborating any of these serious claims. These stereotypes historically legitimized the rule over the Kurds.

Mehmet Kurt, series editor. They were subjected to various atrocities, varying from cultural assimilation, to epistemic violence, to massacres, in each of these countries. This similarity lends unintentional support to the colonial domination of the Kurds and tends to reproduce the status quo. DemocraciaAbierta Global platform for Latin American voices.

This also reinforces the stereotype historically attributed to the Kurds, in four parts of Kurdistan: Ghazzawi gives ten links in two very short paragraphs, accusing the PYD without including even a single statement given by the PYD or a single bit of counter-evidence against these accusations. A clear step backwards: However, instead of perceiving anti-oppression struggles as monoliths, it is more productive and accurate to read the distinct struggles against various oppressive mechanisms and dispersed powers.


The constant concern with addressing an international audience and acknowledging its representations as the absolute truth lead to serious flaws.

Our paradise or their theatre? When this discourse surrounding the Kurds is evaluated starting with the stereotypes attributed to them, and then their results, the need for a layered understanding of decolonization becomes visible. Does that mean that the PYD is beyond criticism? If you have any queries about republishing please contact us. Armas de naon y uso de la fuerza letal en Argentina.

Please check individual images for licensing details. Redirecting the colonial gaze Hakan Sandal 23 September New firearms regulations and police use of lethal force in Argentina. Critical engagement Kurdish scholars and activists have long criticized the western media depiction of Kurdish women fightersas this depiction actively and demokratlk overshadowed the history, ideology, and the politics behind them.

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Syria Conflict Democracy and government Equality International politics. And then, in this closing contribution, there are ‘the intersecting modalities of power. It is located in northern Syria. The sharp turn the author makes from a decolonizing queer perspective to an anti-Rojava narrative renders the intention of the demokratim ambiguous.

His doctoral research focuses on the intersection of ethnic, gender, and sexual identities, with particular focus on Kurdish LGBTIs.

Kurdish scholars and activists have long criticized the western media depiction of Kurdish women fightersas this depiction actively and purposefully overshadowed the history, ideology, and the politics behind them. On the contrary, the channel of critique should be kept open, but with a careful and nuanced consideration of the historicity of different struggles.


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We should indeed take these claims seriously, but the absence of critical engagement provides a tool for surrounding authoritarian powers that oppose organized Kurdish existence. We publish high-quality investigative reporting and analysis; we train and mentor journalists and wider civil society; we publish in Russian, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese and English. We encourage anyone to comment, please consult the oD commenting znon if you have any questions. The biggest stateless people living in the Middle East are on the verge of a new status, not only in Iraqi Kurdistan, where a referendum for independence takes place on September 25,but also in Syria and Turkey.

The stories of Iranian Kurds and the conditions they live in are the vemokratik known, not only by the international community but also by fellow-Kurds living in three neighbouring countries, due to an intense isolation. The other has been one of critique and scepticism, especially towards the western liberal discourse surrounding TQILA. The political unfairness, in addition, distorts the power of the decolonial argument and transforms it into a condemnatory iteration, cementing the epistemic violence against the Kurds.

A hastily put together decolonial argument can become the most useful tool for the very colonial mechanisms it intends to criticize. This interest has become manifest in two distinct versions.

View the discussion thread. Eventually, the piece itself becomes, quite unfortunately, a stereotypical anti-Rojava treatise hidden in an otherwise well argued decolonial queer text.