Öcalans’s Newroz 2014 message: Time for Negotiations

Greetings to all those whose hearts are ablaze with the fire of Newroz for peace and freedom! I greet our people who have turned the magnificent Newroz fire into a celebration of revival and democracy in Mesopotamia – the cradle of civilisations. Via all of you I send my love to all the youth and women of my country. I call on all those who have opened room for peace in their heart and hear our voice as wel ...

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Öcalan vs. Türkiye kararı: Avrupa’da İnsan hakları açısından kötü bir gün

AİHM'nin, Öcalan vs. Türkiye (No. 2) davası hakkında verdiği karara ilişkin Uluslararası İnisiyatif'in açıklamasıdır.   Avrupa İnsan Hakları Mahkemesi bugün Sayın Abdullah Öcalan'ın Türkiye'ye açtığı dört dava hakkındaki daire kararını yayınladı. AİHM'ne yapılan sikayetler İmralı Adası'ndaki izolasyon koşulları, ağırlaştırılmış müebbet hapis cezasında şartlı tahliye olasılığının olmaması, Sayın Öcalan'ın av ...

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Öcalan vs. Turkey decision: A bad day for human rights in Europe

Statement of International Initiative on the ECtHR decision in Öcalan vs. Turkey (No. 2) The European Court of Human Rights today published its chamber decision in a set of applications by Abdullah Öcalan against Turkey. The complaints referred, among others, to the isolation conditions on Imrali Island, the aggravated life sentence with no possibility of parole, the overhearing of all consultations with hi ...

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The Öcalan Moment – Statement of the International Initiative

No-one who walks through a major city in Europe can escape the movie posters these days. In huge letters they portray Nelson Mandela in three words: “Revolutionary, prisoner, president‟. Behind them we see Mandela with a fist raised into the air. Hollywood condenses the history of revolutions into stories of 120 minutes. In real life, the struggles are much longer, too long, painstakingly long. Mandela was ...

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Ocalan’s tribute to Nelson Mandela: “A shining star that enlightened the peoples of Africa”

The tears that are being shed worldwide for Nelson Mandela today, the stories that are being shared about him and the wisdom that he bequeathed to all other freedom movements shows us what an outstanding individual he was. The history of the peoples of the world is mostly shaped through the callous insolence of those trying to hold the masses in their grip. This insolence at times appears because the whole ...

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Nelson Mandela: A Freedom struggle that changed the perception of the whole world

To the Family of Nelson Mandela, the South African Nation, ANC and SACP As we mourn the loss of one of the great leaders of humanity we can see that even in his passing away Mandela yet again reminds us of how a persistent struggle for freedom can change the perception of the whole world. The grave oppression and brutal exploitation of peoples which was supported by political and theoretical division along ...

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Looking for translations: “Free Öcalan!”

Please help us translate "Free Öcalan!" or "Freedom for Öcalan" into as many languages as possible. Please tell us also if you find mistakes! AR - Arabic: الحرية لاوجلان ARC - Syriac: ܚܐܪܩܬܐ ܩܐ ܐܘܟܠܢ BR - Breton: Frankiz evit Ocalan CA - Catalan: Llibertat per a Ocalan CAU - Laz: Ocalani oxuşk'vit CKB - Kurdish: ئازادی بۆ ئۆجەلان (Soranî) DE - Deutsch: Freiheit für Öcalan EL - Greek: Λευτεριά στον Οτσαλάν E ...

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Freedom for Öcalan – sign here

We support the demand  “Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan and the political  prisoners in Turkey”. Öcalan’s freedom will mark a breakthrough for the democratization of Turkey and peace in Kurdistan. To sign the petition of the release of Öcalan click  [button color="green" link="http://www.freeocalan.org/?page_id=59" size="big" target="_self" font="helvetica" textcolor="ffffff" align="left"] Sign the petition [/b ...

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Somersault alaturca – Play it again, Sam!

Press statement on the occasion of the 14th anniversary of Öcalan's abduction, 15 February 2013 14 years after the abduction of Abdullah Öcalan in an international operation by intelligence services, the Kurdish question in Turkey is more current than ever. Not even this act, undertaken in violation of international law, was able to change this. At one time declared “Public enemy no 1″, today leading Turkis ...

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Öcalan’s historical Newroz 2013 Statement

I SALUTE THE FREEDOM NEWROZ OF THE OPPRESSED I salute the people of the Middle East and Central Asia celebrating this awakening, revival and resurgence day of Newroz with extraordinary participation and unity... I salute all the peoples celebrating Newroz, which is the daylight and turning point of a new era, with great enthusiasm and democratic tolerance... I salute all the travellers on this grand path to ...

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Council of Europe Side Event on Öcalan

On Tuesday 25 June 2013 the Parliamentary Assembly of Coucil of Europe (PACE) will host a side event under the title "The negotiations between the Turkish government and Abdullah Öcalan on the solution of the Kurdish question in Turkey". The event is sponsored by the Unified European Left Group. ...

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