KCK - Kurdistan Democratic Communities Union

Support and build 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 the 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 wordwide movement towards genuine democracy, co-operative economy, and the gradual dissolution of the bureaucratic nation-state."
David Graeber

recent news

sept 20,2021

KCK statement criticizing the international silence in the face of the continuous use of chemical weapons by the Turkish state against the guerilla forces in South Kurdistan.

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sept 19,2021

KCK statement commemorating Şükrü Serhat, who was recently murdered by the Turkish state in Süleymaniye, and calling for an increased global struggle against Turkish fascism.

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sept 11,2021

KCK statement on the first anniversary of the KCK offensive “Time for Freedom” inluding a call to continue the struggle for the defeat of AKP-MHP fascism and the freedom of Abdullah Öcalan.

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sept 07,2021

New KCK brochure including an interview with Duran Kalkan about the history of the armed struggle in Kurdistan and lessons to be learned for today`s freedom struggles across the world.

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sept 06,2021

KCK statement on recent KDP attack on guerrilla forces and the danger of clashes with the KDP that would have grave consequences for the Kurdish people.

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