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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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

recent news

december 05,2022

Statement criticizing the attitude of the CPT with regard to its latest visit to the Turkish prison island Imrali and calling for international protests for the freedom of Abdullah Öcalan.

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november 26,2022

Statement celebrating the 44th anniversary of the foundation of the PKK and highlighting the importance of the PKK´s struggle for the Kurdish people, the Middle East and humanity.

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november 20,2022

Statement condemning Turkey´s latest attacks against Rojava and other parts of Kurdistan and calling for worldwide protests of the Kurdish people and their international friends.

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november 15,2022

Statement rejecting any involvement in the latest bomb attack in Istanbul and warning of the malicious plans of the AKP-MHP government to carry out new attacks on Rojava/North and East Syria.

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november 13,2022

Statement underlining the importance of the recent international protests against Turkey´s use of chemical weapons in South Kurdistan and calling for an increased struggle against the silence of the international states.

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