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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This also reinforces the stereotype historically attributed to the Kurds, in four parts of Kurdistan: His doctoral research focuses on the intersection of ethnic, gender, and sexual identities, with particular focus on Kurdish LGBTIs. If you have any queries about republishing please contact us.

We should indeed take these claims seriously, but the absence of critical engagement provides demokkratik tool for surrounding authoritarian powers that oppose organized Demokrarik existence. These stereotypes historically legitimized the rule over 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 anob text. New firearms regulations and police use of lethal force in Argentina.

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. DemocraciaAbierta Global platform for Latin American voices. And then, in this closing contribution, there are ‘the intersecting modalities of power.

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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. They were subjected to various atrocities, varying from cultural assimilation, to epistemic violence, to massacres, in each of these countries. A clear step backwards: Armas de fuego y uso de la fuerza letal en Argentina. The author enumerates a demolratik of accusations towards the PYDthe Democratic Union Party, without critically engaging with or elaborating any of these serious claims.


We encourage anyone to comment, please consult the oD commenting guidelines if you have any questions. Instead of subverting the colonial form of knowledge that is criticized anpn the piece, the author redirects the colonial gaze towards the Kurds. The political unfairness, in addition, distorts the power of the decolonial argument and transforms it into a condemnatory iteration, cementing the epistemic violence against the Kurds.

Does that mean that the PYD is beyond criticism? However, instead of perceiving anti-oppression struggles as monoliths, it is more productive and accurate to read the distinct struggles against various oppressive mechanisms and dispersed powers.

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This interest has become manifest in two distinct versions. Sections openDemocracy Free thinking for the world. Nor does the anti-ISIS war by the west reduce the Syrian Kurds or the PYD to operating merely in a colonial theatre, without their own historical agency or alternative objectives. The sharp turn the author makes from a decolonizing queer perspective to an anti-Rojava narrative renders the intention of the piece ambiguous.

Concisely, Kurdish geography was divided into 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. 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.

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. A hastily put together decolonial argument can become the most useful tool for the very colonial mechanisms it intends to criticize. Redirecting the colonial gaze Hakan Sandal 23 September Critical engagement Kurdish scholars and activists have long criticized the western media depiction of Kurdish women fightersas this depiction actively and purposefully overshadowed the history, ideology, and the politics behind them.


Every authoritarian tendency should be closely monitored. Transformation Where love meets social justice.

Mehmet Kurt, series editor. Keeping these ideas at the core of my argument, in this piece, I want to suggest that Ghazzawi however unintentionally reproduces the colonial gaze on Kurds and the organized Kurdish struggle.

In addition, Ziya Gorani says: The demokgatik concern with addressing an international audience and acknowledging its representations as the absolute truth lead to serious flaws. The other has been one of critique and scepticism, especially towards the western liberal discourse surrounding TQILA.

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. Let us attempt a careful and nuanced consideration of the historicity of demokartik struggles.

On the contrary, the channel of critique should be kept open, but with a careful and nuanced consideration of demokrayik historicity of different struggles. Please check individual images for licensing details.

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

This similarity lends unintentional support to the colonial domination of the Kurds and tends to reproduce the status quo. The Making of Kurdish IdentityI. It is located in northern Syria. Syria Conflict Democracy and government Equality International politics. View the discussion thread.