Tag Archives: kurdish language

Turkey banned the Kurdish language in social media, too

Turkey’s anti-Kurdish policy is taking on new dimensions every day. While the Kurdish language has been officially banned in Turkey for nearly a century, and even Kurdish politicians have been and continue to be indifferent to it, Turkey is imposing more and more restrictions on the Kurdish language. Qars Governor Turker Okuz dissolved the city […]

Kurdish singer: Turkish gendarmerie warned me not to sing a Kurdish song, otherwise…

Jasim Bashboga, a Kurdish singer from the Tatvan region of Turkey’s Bitlis province, known as Jasim the Singer, announced that the gendarmerie had summoned him and officially warned him that he had no right to sing in Kurdish. The singer added: “I was taken to a room in the gendarmerie where it was written” MIT/Turkish […]

New ban on Kurdish language in Turkey

According to the Turkish constitution, all citizens of that country officially are called as Turk and everyone’s language is considered as Turkish. If a person introduces himself as a non-Turk, he “commits an illegal act.” For the past century or so, even speaking Kurdish has been banned. In the latest move, the government ordered that […]

Shukri Yabato: Kurds of Turkey are not interested in their own language

The Turkish government’s policy towards the Kurds is very harsh and repressive. The country did not allow the Kurds to speak even for many years. It took various measures to eliminate the Kurds and turn them into Turks. There were various popular uprisings against the government, but it suppressed all. In the 1970s, various Kurdish […]

Turkey: role of Kurdish language in earthquake

An earthquake hit Turkey in the early days of the year that killed and injured hundreds. Rescue forces have taken various steps to carry out their duties, including trying to get the living off the rubble as quickly as possible. Since Xarpet and Malatya – quake-stricken areas – are Kurdish, so there is the issue […]