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Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar (Born in Hewler, Kurdistan 1989) is a freelance British-Kurdish writer based in London. She completed her law degree at Kingston Law school.

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Latest posts by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar

18 November 2012

Is Öcalan Key to Kurdish Negotiations with Turkey?

Hundreds of Kurdish political prisoners have been on hunger strike in Turkey for 67 days. They demanded an end to a founding member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Abdullah...

5 November 2012

Turkish Police Use Tear-Gas Against Protesting Mothers

Kurdish political prisoners have reached their 55th day of hunger strike. There are hundreds of political prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey, and this has led to solidarity protests throughout...

21 October 2012

Turkey: Silent Treatment of Hunger Strike met with Anger by Kurds

Hundreds of Kurdish political prisoners in Turkey have entered an indefinite hunger strike. The non-violent protest has gone unnoticed by international media agencies and human rights organisations.

17 October 2012

Turkey: Hundreds of Kurdish Political Prisoners go on Hunger Strike

Hundreds of Kurdish political prisoners have entered an indefinite hunger strike, challenging Turkey's treatment of Kurdish political prisoners. Through their protest, some are demanding re-trials and language rights while others...

6 October 2012

Turkey: Kurds Respond on Social Networking Sites to AKP Congress

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan hailed Turkey as a rising democratic power at the Justice and Development Party (AKP)'s conference last week. But criticism was vibrant on social networking sites such...

Turkey: Thousands Protest in Istanbul Against War on Syria

Turkey's military has attacked Syrian targets in response to the killing of five Turkish civilians by Syrian government forces. In Turkey, the slogan Savasa hayir, which means “no to war,”...

2 October 2012

Turkey: Little Optimism Over Kurdish Rebel Negotiations

Last week the Turkish Prime Minister signalled the start of much-needed negotiations between the Kurdistan Worker's Party and the government. The news was not met with optimism, because successive Turkish...

28 September 2012

Turkey: Prime Minister Signals Negotiations with Kurdish Rebels

The Prime Minister of Turkey has signaled that he will negotiate with Kurdish rebels after months of deadly violence. In the past Turkey has been unwilling to do so despite...

20 March 2012

Turkey: Riot Police Continue to Clash with Kurds Celebrating Newroz

Kurdish people are the largest ethnic group in Turkey. They have been subject to state-sanctioned discrimination and human rights violations. Today, in Yuksekova, which is a district in the Hakkari...

18 March 2012

Turkey: Police Attack Kurds Celebrating Newroz

Thousands of Kurds took to the streets in celebration of Newroz across Turkey today but were dispersed with water cannons and tear gas. The celebration marks the first day of...

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