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 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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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

June 21,2022

Parts of an interview with Duran Kalkan, member of the KCK Executive Council, about the latest developments in Kurdistan, the Middle East and the world, including false rumors about talks with Abdullah Öcalan.

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June 17,2022

Statement condemning Turkey´s latest attack on Şengal [Sinjar] and calling for an end of the silence of regional and international forces.

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June 16,2022

Extensive interview with Xebat Andok, member of the KCK Executive Council, about the KDP´s policy, its history and the role given to the KDP by the international and regional powers.

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may 31,2022

Statement on the importance of the guerrilla offensive of June 1, 2004 and its continuation today in the war in South Kurdistan against Turkish fascism.

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may 28,2022

Statement by the KCK Foreign Relations Committee on Turkey´s attack on South Kurdish civilians in Bamernê and the KDP´s attempts to legitimize Turkey´s occupation policy.

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