Short documentary on the 2019 Imralı Peace Delegation

  A group of human rights activists, among them British actress Maxine Peake and former Icelandic Minister of Justice Ögmundur Jónasson, travels to Turkey to visit the imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan. He is currently being held in Imrali Prison, under conditions of complete isolation. Here is a short documentation of the 2019 Imralı Peace […]

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Democratic Revolution in Rojava

Written by Mathew Little I’ve been doing a lot of reading about Rojava (the predominantly Kurdish region in Northern Syria) recently and I think what they are doing in terms of building democracy from the street upwards (in contrast to our barely representative systems) deserves our studied attention. It certainly appears very impressive and they aren’t […]

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Your Freedom and Mine: Preface

  Written by Federico Venturini. The article below has been originally published as a preface in the book Your Freedom and Mine: Abdullah Öcalan and the Kurdish Question in Erdogan’s Turkey Your Freedom and Mine began with the idea of shining a brighter light on the work of the EUTCC International İmralı Peace Delegations. Given […]

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August 9, 2018

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Feminicide: the endless war of the patriarchal system

–   Havin Guneser is one of the keynote speakers at our upcoming conference in Thessaloniki. Here is a speech she gave in Rome in 2014.   Dear Friends; I first of all would like to say that I am indeed very happy to be here amongst you all in discussing the freedom struggle of women in […]

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August 11, 2017

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State terror, human rights violations, and authoritarianism in Turkey

Report of the Third Imrali Peace Delegation, based on its Visit to Turkey, Feb. 13-19, 2017, in which TRISE members Dimitri Roussopoulos and Federico Venturini took part.   INTRODUCTION The events of the past year-and-a-half demonstrate very clearly that there can be no democracy in Turkey without a peaceful resolution of the Kurdish question. The political situation in […]

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April 3, 2017

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Report from Social Ecology Seminar in Istanbul and International Peace Delegation

  On February 15-16, four TRISE members traveled to Istanbul to participate in a ten-member peace delegation. Our purpose was to attempt to restart the peace talks concerning the Turkish-Kurdish conflict, which had been suspended since the spring of 2015, by meeting with members of the Turkish state and with Abdullah Öcalan, imprisoned on Imrali Island […]

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