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 Making of Kurdish IdentityI. These stereotypes historically legitimized the rule over the Kurds.

Nor does the anti-ISIS war demoktatik the west reduce the Syrian Kurds or the PYD to operating merely in a colonial theatre, without their own historical agency or alternative objectives. Mehmet Kurt, series editor. View the discussion thread. A hastily put together decolonial argument can become the most useful tool for the very colonial mechanisms it intends to criticize.

The stories of Iranian Kurds and the conditions they live in are the least known, not only by the international community but also by fellow-Kurds living in three neighbouring countries, due to an intense isolation. Demorkatik the colonial gaze Hakan Sandal 23 September And then, in this closing contribution, there are ‘the intersecting modalities of power.

Does that mean that the PYD is beyond criticism? We publish high-quality investigative reporting and demokatik we train and mentor journalists and wider civil society; we publish in Russian, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese and English.

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. Critical engagement Kurdish scholars and activists have long criticized the western media depiction of Kurdish women fightersas this depiction actively and purposefully overshadowed anob history, ideology, and the politics behind them.


Concisely, Kurdish annon was divided demo,ratik four parts and Kurdish people were distributed among Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey as a consequence of the Treaty of Lausanne in by imperial powers. Transformation Where love meets social justice. Our paradise or their theatre? They were subjected to various atrocities, varying from cultural assimilation, to epistemic violence, to massacres, in each of these countries.

The constant concern with addressing an international audience and acknowledging its representations as the absolute truth lead to serious flaws. 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 author enumerates a list of accusations towards the PYDthe Democratic Union Party, without critically engaging with or elaborating any of these serious claims. Syria Conflict Democracy and government Equality International politics. On the contrary, the channel of critique should be kept open, but with a careful and nuanced consideration of the historicity of different struggles. Every authoritarian tendency should be closely monitored.

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We should indeed take these claims seriously, but the demlkratik of critical engagement provides a tool for surrounding authoritarian powers that oppose organized Kurdish existence. Please check individual images for licensing details. The political unfairness, in addition, distorts the power of the demookratik argument and transforms it into a condemnatory iteration, cementing the epistemic violence against the Kurds.


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

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.

This interest has become manifest in two distinct versions. A clear step backwards: We encourage anyone to comment, please consult the oD commenting guidelines if you have any questions.