Kurds in Europe are organising demonstrations in many cities to protest ISIS’ siege of Kobani (Northern Syria) and Turkey’s negligence to the massacre of Kurds at its border. The protests in Turkey already claimed 43 lives in the last 10 days, but the political consequences seem to extend to European countries as well.
On the night of 6 October, Kurdish activists briefly occupied the Dutch Parliament which made to the world headlines. I made an interview with two Kurdish activists, Engin and Neslihan, who took part in the occupation to ask what they want from the Dutch and Turkish governments.
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In his PhD-project “political baggage and ideological remittance” PhD student Efe Kerem Sözeri set out to explore ideological differences between Turkish migrants in Europe and their non-migrant neighbors by looking into the socio-political baggage Turkish migrants may have brought from Turkey. At the same time, he studies how ideological orientations and political attitudes are transferred back to Turkey via transnational ties. Through a comparison of migrant and non-migrant families in Turkey he aims to explore the differences between family trees which share the same roots, but grew different branches. Lees verder