Social Struggle

My stories about social struggles come from Turkey, Kurdistan, Syria and the Netherlands. There are articles in Dutch and in English, and some of them are available in both languages.

 

‘Wij rouwen niet, wij maken films’ – De Groene Amsterdammer, February 2020
(in English) Rojava Film Commune: ‘We don’t mourn, we make films’ – Patreon, February 2020

Kurdish singers follow in the footsteps of dengbej-singing ancestors – Ahval, December 2019

De verbazing over een feminist met een hoofddoek is vermoeiend – NRC Handelsblad, December 2019

Moet u al bijna kotsen? – Frontaal Naakt, September 2019
(in English) Are you close to vomiting? – Patreon, September 2019

Raqqa’s bits and pieces (a short documentary film) – Patreon, August 2019

Raqqa krabbelt op – De Groene Amsterdammer, August 2019
(in English) Raqqa recovers and wants recognition – Patreon, August 2019

‘Het slavernijverleden brengt ons juist dichter bij elkaar’ – NRC Handelsblad, October 2018

Turkije en Nederland begrijpen elkaar steeds beter – De Volkskrant, July 2018
(in English) Turkey and the Netherlands’ converging ideologies – Ahval, July 2018

If it’s liberated, Mosul won’t be safe for minorities unless it adopts grassroots democracy – The Huffington Post, October 2016

‘Dit land haat de Koerden. Dat besef doet pijn.’ – Vrij Nederland, May 2016
(in English) ‘The war in Southeast-Turkey – ‘This country hates the Kurds.’ – Byline, May 2016

‘Ik wil niet zijn wie ik in Nederland ben’ (persoonlijk relaas over uitzetting uit Turkije) – Volkskrant Magazine, December 2015

Turkey’s election was soaked in suppression and blood – The Huffington Post, November 2015

Yazidi candidate hopes for historic first in Turkish election – Al-Monitor, may 2015

Kurds in Turkey atone for their role in the Armenian genocide – Global Post, May 2015

Kurds pay respects to Armenians – Al-Monitor, April 2015

Diyarbakir Kurds rally to show support for Prophet Muhammad – Al-Monitor, January 2015

ISIS advance: 200,000 Syrian Kurds find a cold reception as they flee Kobani across border into Turkey – The Independent, October 2014

Kurds not giving up on education in mother tongue – Al-Monitor, September 2014