Teach genocide!
Teach genocide!Teach genocide! Kurdistan and Hayastan - Hand in Hand: September 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

An exercise in disinformation: linking PKK to NKR

Photo: Onnik Krikorian. Armenian fighter in Karabakh.

Kurdish figthers in northern Kurdistan

This is a news analysis by Yelena Osipova and Emil Sanamyan about Turkish conspiracies about the Kurdish involvement in Karabakh and Armenian involvement in the PKK to justify a Turkish involvement in the Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Diyabakır Mayor acquitted of publishing invitation cards in Kurdish

The mayor of the southeastern city of Diyarbakır was acquitted yesterday of charges of publishing the 6th Culture and Art Festival's invitation cards in Kurdish, Zaza, English and Armenian in addition to Turkish, the Anatolia news agency reported.

“Municipalities invite people to that kind of festival in languages other than Turkish,” said Diyarbakır Mayor Osman Baydemir's lawyer, Muharrem Erbey, in his defense. Many municipalities in Turkey organize that kind of festival, Erbey said and demanded Baydemir's acquittal, saying Baydemir's behavior illustrates his respect for Anatolian civilization.

Osman Baydemir

Baydemir was tried for three-and-a-half years imprisonment on charges of “violating the prohibitions specified within the law on the Turkish alphabet and its applications,” according to article 222 of the Turkish penal code, and “misconduct in office” because he financed the cards from the municipality's budget. The court found Baydemir innocent on both counts and acquitted him.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Armenians in Kurdistan

Kurdish National Congress of North America , congratulates the Armenian National Committee

October 13, 2007

ANCA and Armenian Communities
Armenian National Committee of America
1711 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

On Wednesday, October 10th, the United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs approved a resolution describing the killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during World War I as an act of genocide in a 27-21 voting. The United States House Foreign Affairs Committee adopted the resolution the following day. The KNC-NA regards this as an important event in eliminating denial and recognizing the truth of the crimes committed against humanity.

We, the Kurdish National Congress of North America (KNC-NA), would like to congratulate the Armenian National Committee of America and other Armenian Communities for their success in spreading awareness and achieving their goal of convincing the US representatives to recognize the genocide.

The members of the KNC-NA believe in the rights of all nations and peoples and the continued strive for liberties and peace. We hope that this recent event will lead to pressures on the Turkish Republic to recognize all past and present atrocities against Armenians, Assyrians, Kurds and other groups and will change its direction to eventually find and implement peace and democracy. Although the recent resolution has no binding effect on the U.S. foreign policy, we hope that the recognition of the Armenian Genocide will not only serve as justice for the
Armenian peoples, but also as a step towards promoting a truer American aim of supporting democracy in the Middle East.

The KNC-NA is in full solidarity with the Armenian people in their quest for justice. We condemn all acts of war crime and genocide. We hope these milestones will only serve as steps toward everlasting peace in our world.


Kamal Artin, Chair of Public Relations Committee
Kurdish National Congress of North America

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Armenian Union Ezids about Gül's visit to Armenia

Aziz Tamoyan

The leader of the World and Armenian Union Ezids Aziz Tamoyan sharply
commented on Gul's visit to Armenia. He said that as a citizen he
welcomes establishment of contacts with Turkey buy he is sure this
process should not take place at the expense of breaking of the
national interests of Armenia and the rights of national minorities.

'Turkey implemented genocide not only against Armenians but also
Ezids, Greeks and assyrians. For this reason it should say sorry to all
of us', - Aziz Tamoyan said.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Kurdish legend Sivan Perwer is part Armenian

Sivan announced to his fans after a concert in Stockholm, Sweden, that it is true that he is part Armenian. He has an Armenian grandmother and has Armenian friends in Sweden and Lebanon.
He is from Riha (Urfa), northern Kurdistan (east Turkey).

In this song, Sivan sings about a Syriac (suryoyo) girl.

Sivan Perwer - Sare


Sarê rabe êvar e, delalîkê rabe êvar e
Sîyê girtî zinare
Sî ket ber dîware
Min bi heyrana gerdenê
Wan biskê te yî li dar e

Sarê keça Sûrya ye, delalîka dayik û bava ye
Min go Sarê were vir
Sûryoyî xeber daye
Dinê me ji hev cuda ye, lê dilê me di hev de maye
Em gelek ji hev hezdikin
Ferqa dîn qet nemaye
Sarê tu Sara min î, rindikê tu yara min î
Ez bi heyrana gerdenê, wan biskên te yên şekirî
Zar û ziman ne zor e, ger tu dixwazî fêr bibî
De were te fêr bikim, da bi Kurdî xeber bidî