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A plurality of Chinese languages

In the PRC, where Mandarin Chinese is aggressively promoted as the official language, a similar policy is still in place against Uyghur, Tibetan, Mongolian and other languages, but also against Shanghainese and Cantonese.  While English tends to view the ‘Chinese language’ as a monolith, the phrase actually represents a large diversity of both written and spoken languages, …

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Kurdish media outlets targeted in Europe condemn ‘double standards’ on free speech

Belgian authorities carried out overnight raids on two Brussels-based Kurdish TV studios. The media outlets condemned the attacks, and vowed to continue free, fair and transparent reporting. Belgian authorities carried out overnight raids on two Brussels-based Kurdish TV studios. The media outlets condemned the attacks, and vowed to continue free, …

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Kurdish congress highlights existential threats, advocates urgent unity

Kurdistan National Congress’ Adem Uzun underscored the existential threats facing Kurds in the Middle East, advocating an urgent national unity conference to safeguard their future. “Either we disappear or we secure significant gains,” stated Adem Uzun at the Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) meeting, stressing the existential threats facing Kurds as …

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Turkey’s biggest enemy is the truth: global conflict analyst

Dr. Thoreau Redcrow exposes Turkey’s manipulation of truth regarding the Kurdish resistance movement, particularly the PKK, in a recent article for The Kurdish Center for Studies. He challenges the narrative of 40,000 deaths attributed to the PKK, revealing discrepancies and highlighting Turkey’s role in civilian casualties. Redcrow criticises the media’s …

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The Amazigh Spring was a turning point and reference in the identity struggle of an entire people

Author: Aziz Baha Khrouz The Amazigh Spring (in Amazigh: ⵜⴰⴼⵙⵓⵜ ⵏ ⵉⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖⵏ or tafsut n imaziɣn) is a memorable revolt in the history of the Amazigh people’s struggle. It refers to a series of uprisings and mobilizations led by the Berber Cultural Movement (see note 1) and the entire population …

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Swedish lawyers warn persecution of Kurds leading country ‘off the rails’

Repression of Kurdish political activity at Turkey’s behest is “Kafkaesque” and “does not belong in a modern legal system or a democratic country,” twenty-five lawyers say in open letter. Political persecution of Kurds in Sweden has “gone off the rails,” twenty-five lawyers in the Nordic country have warned. Members of …

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Turkey’s local elections marked by uncertainty over Kurdish political future

Turkey holds local elections on 31 March amid uncertainty over the Kurdish dossier’s immediate future. If the main pro-Kurdish party, the People’s Equality and Democracy Party (DEM), wins the mayorships in the main cities of Northern Kurdistan, it remains to be seen whether the Turkish government will allow it to …

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Corsica’s path to autonomy completes new stage with French government deal

Agreement provides for island’s institutions to have regulatory capacity, does not specify how French right once again vocal in opposition The agreement between the French government and Corsican elected representatives on the inclusion of Corsican autonomy in the French Constitution brings the goal of a political power of its own …

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Turkey signals tougher response to PUK over PKK links amid Kurdish unity over Kirkuk

If the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) does not distance itself from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Turkey may take “further steps” in response, Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan said in an interview on Sunday. Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan has threatened the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) for not …

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Calls for recognition for Dersim massacre continue 86 years after Seyid Rıza’s execution

Calls for recognition, apology and compensation continue on the 86th anniversary of the execution of Alevi Kurdish political leader Seyid Rıza by the Turkish authorities after he led an uprising in Dersim (now officially Tunceli) that resulted in the deaths of at least 13,000 Kurdish Alevi people and became known …

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Olive trees production in Syria’s Afrin falls in hands of Turkey, SNA

The Turkish-occupied city of Afrin in northwestern Syria was known for its amazing green nature and fruitful trees, especially olive lands that used to be the center of the residents’ livelihood before occupation. The Monitoring and Documentation Department of North Press recorded the logging of 10,059 trees, 3,664 of which …

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South Tyrol’s autonomists win but lose ground as right-wing independentists double votes

The SVP, the main autonomist party in South Tyrol, won the Provincial Council election once again, although the most notable development was the growth of the pro-independence right-wing forces, which share an anti-immigration viewpoint. Seventeen elections since 1948, seventeen wins. The SVP, the main autonomist party in South Tyrol, won …

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Hamas assault echoes 1973 Arab-Israeli war – a shock attack and questions of political, intelligence culpability

The 1973 Yom Kippur War proved a watershed moment in Middle East conflict and Israel’s politics. Daniel Rosenblum/Keystone/Getty Images Dov Waxman, University of California, Los Angeles The parallels were striking – and surely not coincidental. Exactly 50 years and a day after being taken completely off guard by a coordinated …

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