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

recent news

oct 18,2021

Interview with Mustafa Karasu, member of the KCK Executive Council, about today`s most important political developments in Kurdistan, the Middle East and beyond.

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oct 07,2021

KCK statement condemning the start of the International Conspiracy 23 years ago and calling for an increased struggle for Abdullah Öcalan`s freedom.

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oct 06,2021

Interview with KCK co-Chair Cemil Bayik about today`s most important political developments in Kurdistan, the Middle East and beyond.

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oct 04,2021

An extensive interview with Besê Hozat and Cemil Bayik, KCK co-Chairs, about the principles, goals, achievements and relations of the Kurdish Freedom Movement.

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sept 23,2021

Interview with Duran Kalkan, member of the KCK Executive Council, about today`s most important political developments in Kurdistan, the Middle East and beyond.

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