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Turk pop diva must launch Kurd show

ANKARA - As preparations continue for the opening of Kurdish TV on the country’s official broadcaster, some ruling party deputies demanded a showy start to the channel with the appearance of Sezen Aksu, the queen of Turkish pop.

Kurdish may get a boost in Turkey

Thomas Seibert, Foreign Correspondent

ISTANBUL- In what could become a major step in widening cultural rights, two newly founded state universities in Turkey’s Kurdish region are preparing to ask education authorities in Ankara for permission to set up the country’s first departments for Kurdish language and literature.

Parliament says Kurdish ’unknown’

ANKARA - ’My language is not an unknown language. Kurdish is a language which has been spoken for 10,000 years. It has its own literature, art and poetry. Currently it is spoken by 40 million people. This attitude is ’denial politics’ and goes beyond illiteracy,’ says Osman Özçelik

Isn't Kurdish free in this country?

We are waiting for the answer to the question: Isn't Kurdish free in this country?

Although Anatolia is a multi-linguistic, multi-cultural, and multi-religious community, practices  in Turkey reject multi-culturalism and multi-linguism and every passing day,  bans are given legitimacy. Despite the fact that law no 2932 banning Kurdish language was abolished  in 1991, practices that are against the law and the legislation are still continuing. 

DTP proposes Kurdish departments at universities

TZA, 25 /11/2008

Democratic Society Party (DTP) deputy from Siirt Osman Özçelik has prepared a bill for the establishment of departments for the study of Kurdish language and literature at Dicle University and İstanbul University.

کۆمه‌ڵه‌ی زمانی وه‌یلزی له‌ ئازادیی زمانی کوردی له‌ ترکییه‌ پشتیوانی ده‌کا

Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg سیمده‌یتهاس ئیر یایت گیمرائێگ ( کۆمه‌ڵه‌ی زمانی وه‌یلزی ) هاو پێوه‌ندی خۆ له‌ گه‌ڵ خه‌بات له‌ پێناو زمانی کوردی دا ڕاده‌گه‌یێنێ

سمیده‌تیهاس ئیریایت گیمرائێگ ( کۆمه‌ڵه‌ی زمانی وه‌یلزی) له‌ کۆبوونه‌وه‌ی ساڵانه‌ی خۆیدا که‌له‌ 25ی ئۆکتۆبر پێک هات هاوپێوه‌ندی خۆی له‌ گه‌ڵ خه‌باتی ئاشتیانه‌ له‌ پێناو به‌ده‌ستی هێنانی مافی ته‌واوی زمانی بۆ گه‌لی کورد له‌ ترکییه‌ ڕاگه‌یاند.

The Welsh Language Society expresses its solidarity

Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg (the Welsh Language Society) expresses its solidarity with the Kurdish language struggle

At its Annual General Meeting held on 25 October in Aberystwyth Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg (the Welsh Language Society) expressed its solidarity with the non-violent struggle to secure full language rights for the Kurdish people in Turkey.

Legell Renj: Zimaní Kurdí berew kiwé

KurdSat, progiramí LEGELL RENJ (Legel Renc) panilík legell Dr Refíq Sabir, Dr Hoger Mehmúd leser zimaní Kurdí ú giraní ew le komellgay Kurdistan saz kirdúwe.

Turkey: Kurds look for language rights

Kurdish language is today tolerated in Turkey, but mostly out of the public sphere. Thanks to the pro-EU reforms launched 3 years ago, some programs are now allowed to be broadcast in Kurdish.

Pro-Kurdish party suggests federation

Namik Durukan, Ankara, Milliyet, 30.10.2008

The controversial suggestion by the jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, to divide Turkey into regions and give broad powers to locally elected governors was presented to deputies by the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party, or DTP, this week.

  The 64-page brochure, titled “Democratic Autonomy Project” and printed in Turkish, English and Kurdish, proposes Turkey be divided into 20 to 25 regions with each region given the power to designate its own symbols and colors.

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