KCK - Kurdistan Democratic Communities Union

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

Our Work

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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self-administration.

women`s freedom.

ecology.

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

recent news

february 02,2023

Parts of an interview with Besê Hozat, KCK co-Chair, about the latest developments in Kurdistan, the Middle East and the world, including the rising discomfort of the Swedish and Finnish societies with the support for Turkey.

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january 23,2023

Parts of an interview with Cemil Bayik, KCK co-Chair, about the latest developments in Kurdistan, the Middle East and the world, including the possibility for Syria to solve its problems with the Kurds.

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january 18,2023

Statement commemorating Mehmet Akar who recently fell martyr in protest against the isolation of Abdullah Öcalan and calling for a creative and strong struggle against AKP-MHP fascism.

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january 15,2023

Statement commemorating the Kurdish patriot Veysi Taş who recently fell martyr after setting his body on fire to protest the isolation of Abdullah Öcalan.

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january 08,2023

Statement on the 10th anniversary of the targeted attack carried out by Turkey´s intelligence service MIT against three Kurdish women revolutionaries in Paris on January 09, 2013.

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