Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Erkan Oğur; “Bir Gün Kürtçe Türkü Söylemeyi Düşünüyorum”


Hasan Uşak
Halk Müziğinin iki önemli ismi Erkan Oğur ve İsmail Hakkı Demircioğlu geçtiğimiz günlerde Londra’da muhteşem bir konser verdiler. Kendi tarzları, kullandıkları müzik aletleri ve yürekten gelen sesleri ile halk müziğinin klasikleşmesine büyük katıları olan ikili ile kısa bir söyleşi yaptık. Erkan Oğur’a ilk sorum Kürtlerin beklentisi olan Kürtçe söyleyip söylemeyeceğine dair oldu. Halk müziğinin durumu ve ikilinin ortak noktaları gibi merak edilen konuları konuştuk. Kürtçe söylemek istediğini belirten Oğur, halk müziğinin tüm zamanlarda geçerli olduğunu söyledi.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Kurds in Syria 'waiting to take to the streets,' academic says


The Kurdish people of Syria have not joined the current wave of unrest with any significant demonstrations against President Bashar al-Assad and his ruling Baath party. But that could change.

The Kurds, representing around 10% of the country's population, are "ready, watching and waiting to take to the streets, as their cause is the strongest," according to Robert Lowe, manager of the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Is there a third pathway for Iraqi Kurdistan?


Hasan Usak

When Muhammed Buazizi, a 26 years old unemployed Tunisian computer engineer, set fire himself on 17 January, no one expected he would spark a revolution, perhaps even Muhammed himself. In the following days, this event led to mass demonstrations against dictator in the Middle East and North Africa. Former Tunisian President Zeynelabidin Bin Ali had to flee his country. Hosni Mubarak, president of Egypt for 30 years, forced to resign. Algeria, Libya, Bahrain and others are now in change, reform and revolution mood.

What does non-Arab Muslim world do, while Arab Muslim World is in revolution mood, in Middle East? Kurd, Turks and Persian people are main part of non-Arab Muslim world.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Kürt Dostu İngiliz Parlamenterler Toplantısında Barzani Protestosu


Hasan Uşak
İngiltere Parlamentosunda yer alan tüm partilerin milletvekillerinden oluşan Kürt Dostu Parlamenterler grubunun toplantısına Güney Kürdistan’taki ayaklanmalar damgasını vurdu. Protesto ya dönüşen toplantıda Barzani karşıtı sloganlar atıldı.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

BLOOD and BELIEF; The PKK and the Kurdish Fight for Independence: by Aliza Marcus

Hasan Usak
Review
The Kurdish conflict has directly affected the political and social conditions of Middle East since the establishment of Turkey.  From 1919 up to the present, Kurdish people rebelled for 29 times against the regimes in charge of the land they live in. Except the last rebellion of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), all the Kurdish rebellions were suppressed by force in a short period of time. The regimes including the Turkish state, after suppressing the rebellions, have implemented the denial and destruction policies against the Kurds. The continuation of the these policies against the Kurdish population in each country they live in namely Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria caused new and better organised rebellions, like a vicious circle.