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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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

august 13,2022

Statement on the 38th anniversary of the start of the armed guerrilla struggle in Kurdistan against Turkey´s colonialism.

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august 12,2022

Statement on the imminent threat of new Turkish attacks on Rojava/North and East Syria calling on everybody to put up a fierce resistance.

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august 02,2022

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 the support of international powers for Turkey´s war crimes in South Kurdistan.

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august 01,2022

Statement commemorating the 8th anniversary of the massacre committed against the Êzidî people in Şengal [Sinjar].

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July 21,2022

Statement condemning Turkey´s latest attack on Arab tourists in the South Kurdish Perexê Village of Derkarê Town (Zaxo area).

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