January 31, 2013
For Kurdish women in Turkey, guerilla tactics can offer a way out.
April 24, 2012
A day in the life of Abdullah Demirbas, the pro-Kurdish mayor of the Sur district in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir.
March 30, 2012
Diyarbakır’s 1.5 million Kurdish residents are isolated from western Turkey; they are dismissed, vilified, feared. Now they are on TV.
March 10, 2012
The New Yorker
Kurdish mayors lead hunger strike in an effort to promote peaceful negotiation, not violence.
March 9, 2012
Sumer Park is a political and cultural center for Diyarbakir's disenfranchised, offering alternatives to Kurdish youth.
January 25, 2012
What does the gentrification of an Istanbul neighborhood mean for its Kurdish population?
December 30, 2011
Diyarbakir prison, a site notorious both for its torture of Kurds and for laying the groundwork of the modern Kurdish resistance, will soon be turned into a museum--but not without controversy.
November 2, 2011
The New Yorker
The recent earthquake in Turkey devastated Van, a center of Kurdish resistance to the Turkish government. Some hope the tragedy and the rescue effort that followed will help the two sides reconcile.
October 7, 2011
Radicalized and traumatized by their experience in prison, many Kurdish youths end up back in jail while others join the PKK guerrillas.
October 3, 2011
The Atlantic, Untold Stories
Jenna Krajeski tells the story of three Kurdish boys and their unlikely friendship. Mazlon, Ferman and Hawar were arrested at local protests, accused of terrorism, and sent to prison.