Kurdish children continue to die in the fruitless war between the PKK and Turkey / This episode: Abdullah Ismaili

Apparently, the sad story of Kurdish children in the Middle East is not over yet… Underdevelopment, Kolberi [cross-border smuggling], civil wars, and four decades of fruitless war between Turkey and the PKK, have become the leading causes of death for Kurdish children. Thousands of Kurdish children have been recruited, abducted, or deceived by the PKK […]

A sad story: Kidnapping a Kurdish under-age by the KDPI

Mahmood Ahmadi, son of Assad, from Hassan Nouran village, Oshnaviyeh, West Azerbaijan province, Iran, and a Kurdish under-age abducted by the KDPI armed men. The Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch (IKHRW) has previously reported on the abduction of Kurdish under-ages by PJAK and the KDPI armed men. In previous reports, the IKHRW cited the locals […]

Kawa Azizi: “PKK has been recruiting children since its foundation”

In an exclusive interview with Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch (IKHRW), Kawa Azizi, an expert on Kurdish issues, criticized the PKK for recruiting children, while stressing that “due to the PKK’s defeats at the war with Turkey, the number of guerrillas decreases, the organization recruits the children to compensate its lack of armed men, but […]

Osman Bashaghali: “arming the children is an illegal and inhumane act”

In an exclusive interview with Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch (IKHRW) on the question of child recruitment in Kurdish armed groups, Osman Bashaghali, a Kurdish journalist, believes that “we cannot expect the rules and regulations of civil society to be implemented in a state of emergency and war”. Stressing the role of culture and inciting […]

Bedri Firat: ”PKK is inhumane by child recruitment”

In an exclusive interview with the Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights Watch, Kurkish politician of Turkey Bedri Firat examined the latest developments in Kurdish affairs and called the Turkish government an occupier who is violating the sovereighty of its neighbors with its expansionist policies. While criticizing Kurdish parties and groups and the Kurdistan Regional Government, the […]

Elizabeth Tsurkov: PKK recruits 11-year-old child

Elizabeth Tsurkov, a human rights activist and postdoctoral student in political science, posted a photo of an 11-year-old Kurdish girl on her Twitter account, along with a photo of her birth certificate saying as: An 11-year-old girl was abducted from the town of Amuda, Northern Syria. The family, whose several members have already been killed, […]

In a video file, the PKK confesses to recruit child soldiers

The PKK and its branches, including PJAK, try to present a positive image of themselves in the social media, and for this, for example, they make videos about themselves in which one of its members introduces himself as a neutral journalist or media activist, but is practically unsuccessful. In the video file below, PKK unilaterally […]