Frederike Geerdink

Only the struggle can bring justice to Roboski

Fréderike Geerdink Nine years ago today, 34 boys and men were murdered by the Turkish state in what we know now as the Roboski massacre. I happened to have investigated this massacre throughly, wrote a book about it and I know for a fact that the mass murder was a deliberate act.Read More

How much longer can the Kurdistan Government in Iraq be

by Fréderike Geerdink At least eight deaths already in the protests against partially paid and delays in unpaid salaries, unemployment, the deteriorating economic situation in general, corruption and nepotism in the Kurdistan Region in Iraq. In Duhok, military vehicles are on the streets to prevent demonstrations from breaking out while in cities in the south […]Read More

In its 43rd year, it’s still not the PKK that

by Fréderike Geerdink The gangs of Daesh were a few hundred metres away from the military base of the PKK at the frontline near Kirkuk. That fact didn’t distract the fighters that evening. Some were slaughtering a sheep that had been brought in from a base closer to the city, others were sitting on the […]Read More

Want to get rid of the Grey Wolves? Here’s what

Fréderike Geerdink After France, my own country the Netherlands has also taken the first steps to ban the Grey Wolves. And as much as I hate the Grey Wolves, banning them makes no sense whatsoever. Not only because it is for very good reasons – you know, the freedom of association, rooted in constitutions and […]Read More

How President Barzani can save himself, Dağ and Er

by Fréderike Geerdink The Kurdistan Region in Iraq has never fully abolished the death penalty. People are sometimes sentenced to death, mostly for terrorism related crimes and for exceptionally cruel murders, but usually, the Region’s president refuses to ratify death sentences. It cannot be ruled out though that the two men who were sentenced to […]Read More

Repeating old mistakes in Şengal won’t break the chain

Fréderike Geerdink In the spring of 2017, amid rising tensions between several armed groups in the Şengal region of Northwestern Iraq, a young woman died. Hundreds of people came to offer their condolences to the family of the woman. Some of those in the women’s tent looked not just sad, but also exhausted and hopeless. […]Read More

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