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

october 01,2022

Statement condemning the violence of the Iranian state against protesters in the country and calling for steps towards a democratization of Iran.

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september 25,2022

Statement condemning the Pashinyan government of Armenia for collaborating with the Turkish state by handing over two HPG guerrilla fighters.

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september 18,2022

An interview with the KCK Spokesperson Zagros Hîwa about the failure of Turkey´s foreign policy, the future of the guerrilla´s resistance against the Turkish occupation policy and the KDP´s fruitless international efforts to speak on behalf of the Kurdish people.

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september 05,2022

Statement congratulating the Kurdistan Freedom Guerrilla on the recent heavy blows it has struck against the Turkish army in South Kurdistan/North Iraq, including the shooting down of several helicopters.

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september 02,2022

An interview with Cemil Bayik, KCK co-Chair, about the latest developments in Kurdistan, the Middle East and the world, including NATO´s direct assistance for Turkey´s use of banned weapons in South Kurdistan/North Iraq.

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