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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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. Instead of subverting the colonial form of knowledge that is criticized in the piece, the author redirects the colonial gaze towards the Kurds. New firearms regulations and police use of lethal force in Argentina. Our paradise or their theatre?

The author enumerates a list of accusations towards the PYDthe Democratic Union Party, without critically engaging with or elaborating any of these serious claims. Transformation Where love meets social justice. View the discussion thread. Syria Conflict Democracy and government Equality International politics. They were subjected to various atrocities, varying from cultural assimilation, to epistemic violence, to massacres, in each of these countries.

The constant concern with addressing an international audience and acknowledging its representations as the absolute truth lead to serious flaws.


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

Redirecting the colonial gaze Hakan Sandal 23 September A clear step backwards: Kurdish scholars and activists have demokratii criticized the western media depiction of Kurdish women fightersas this depiction actively and purposefully overshadowed the history, ideology, and the politics behind them. And then, in this closing contribution, there are ‘the intersecting modalities of power. 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.

We encourage anyone to comment, please consult the oD commenting guidelines if you have any questions. We publish high-quality investigative reporting and analysis; we train and mentor journalists and wider civil society; we publish in Russian, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese and English. His doctoral research focuses on the intersection of ethnic, gender, and sexual demokratuk, with particular focus on Kurdish LGBTIs.

The other has been one of critique and scepticism, especially towards the western liberal discourse surrounding TQILA. Mehmet Kurt, series editor. Please check individual images for licensing details. This interest has become manifest in two distinct versions. Critical engagement Kurdish scholars and activists have long criticized the western media depiction of Kurdish women fightersas this depiction actively demokrwtik 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.

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Xemokratik should indeed take these claims seriously, but the absence of critical engagement provides a tool for surrounding authoritarian powers that oppose organized Kurdish existence.


It is located in northern Syria.

Sections openDemocracy Free thinking for the world. 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 Making of Kurdish IdentityI. Drmokratik, the piece itself becomes, quite unfortunately, a stereotypical anti-Rojava treatise hidden in an otherwise well argued decolonial queer text.

If you have any queries about republishing please contact us. 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.

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. DemocraciaAbierta Global platform for Latin American voices. 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.