KCK - Kurdistan Democratic Communities Union

Supporting and building structures of self-administration in Kurdistan, the Middle East and beyond.

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our statements

We regularly publish statements on political and social developments in Kurdistan, the Middle East and beyond. Find our official statements here.

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our interviews

In regular interviews KCK representatives share their perspective on the latest political agenda in the region and beyond. Find the latest interviews here.

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our publications

We occasionally publish reports about important developments in Kurdistan and the Middle East or brochures with background information.

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our motivation

Find out more about our home region Kurdistan, the political idea we strive to put into practice and the importance of Abdullah Öcalan for our everyday work.

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women`s freedom.


KCK co-chairs

Cemil Bayik

After having been active in the Kurdish freedom struggle since the mid-70s, Cemil Bayik became co-chair of the KCK Executive Council in 2013.

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Besê Hozat

Having been active in the struggle for the freedom of the Kurdish people since the mid-90s, Besê Hozat was elected co-chair of the KCK Executive Council in 2013.

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"The KCK is vital not only for solving the problems of the Kurds, but also of the Arab, Turkish, Iranian, Afghan and Caucasian societies and all other communities experiencing similar problems."
Abdullah Öcalan
"The Kurdish struggle could become a model for a worldwide movement towards genuine democracy, co-operative economy, and the gradual dissolution of the bureaucratic nation-state."
David Graeber

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Cemil Bayik – Co-Chair of the KCK Executive Council

In-depth analysis of the Palestinian question, where it came from, how it is currently being handled by the different actors on the global and regional levels and how a possible solution to the...

Cemil Bayik – Co-Chair of the KCK Executive Council

In the interview Bayik is focusing on the situation of Abdullah Öcalan and the global campaign for Öcalan's physical freedom and a political status for Kurdistan, Bayik also evaluates the recent youth...

Duran Kalkan – Member of the KCK Executive Council

Kalkan answers questions about the approach of the Kurdish Freedom Movement to the political actors in South America as well as the Palestinian question. In general, he speaks about the understanding...

Duran Kalkan – Member of the KCK Executive Council

Comprehensive analysis by Duran Kalkan on the newly launched global campaign for the physical freedom of Abullah Öcalan and for a status to Kurdistan. He also speaks about the development of the third...

The Court that Sentences Politicians to Prison is a Genocidal Court

Dozens of HDP executives, members, and politicians were given heavy sentences in the conspiracy of the Kobanê process, which is part of the Kurdish genocide policies and was opened with the aim of...

Duran Kalkan, Member Of The KCK Executive Council

In this extensive interview Duran Kalkan, member of the Executive Council of the KCK, talks about the role of the CPT in the isolation and torture of Kurdish peoples leader Abdullah Ocalan, the...

We Celebrate the Kurdish Language Day

“The level of development of language expresses the level of development of life," as Abdullah Öcalan, the leader of the Kurdish people, once put it. In other words, a society's level of...

Respectfully Commemorating Deniz Gezmiş and his Comrades

We commemorate with respect Deniz Gezmis, Yusuf Arslan, and Hüseyin Inan, three leaders of the socialist movement in Turkey, on the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of their execution. Furthermore, we...

Condolence Message for Celal Başlangıç

It is with great sadness that we have learned that Celal Başlangıç, an esteemed journalist, writer and a person known for his struggle, has passed away. First of all, we extend our condolences to his...

Mustafa Karasu, Member Of The KCK Executive Council

In-depth interview with Mustafa Karasu, Member of the KCK Executive Council, who answers questions regarding the importance of May 1st and the significance of the month of May for the Kurdish freedom...

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