Our interviews

june 07, 2021

Parts of an interview with Mustafa Karasu, member of the KCK Executive Council. Mustafa Karasu talks about the political reasons for the ongoing total isolation of Abdullah Öcalan, the use of chemical weapons during the Turkish attacks on South Kurdistan and the support of the KDP for them, the recent attack on the refugee camp Maxmur in South Kurdistan, the mob structures within the Turkish state and US and EU support for Turkey`s genocide against the Kurdish people.

Parts of an interview with Duran Kalkan, member of the KCK Executive Council. Duran Kalkan talks about the international support for Abdullah Öcalan`s freedom, the all-out attacks of the Turkish AKP-MHP regime against Rojava and South Kurdistan, the urgent need for protests against the Turkish occupation of South Kurdistan, the importance of Sedat Peker`s confessions and the dangerous mentality of the mob rule in Turkey.

In the name of the KCK Mustafa Karasu, member of the KCK Executive Council, calls on all revolutionary-democratic forces of the peoples of the world, all workers, women and oppressed communities to show their solidarity with the Kurdish people and the Kurdish Freedom Movement. He calls for a united struggle against the heavy Turkish attacks on South Kurdistan and the fascist AKP-MHP regime.

In an interview Mustafa Karasu, member of the KCK Executive Council, comments on the legitimacy of the Palestinian struggle and its significance for the freedom struggle of the Kurdish people. He also calls on everybody to take a clear stance against the Kurdish genocide of the AKP-MHP regime.

Parts of an interview with Cemil Bayik, co-Chair of the KCK. Cemil Bayik talks about the total isolation of Rêber Apo [Abdullah Öcalan], the meaning of martyrs for the PKK, the danger of the current Turkish attacks on South Kurdistan, the need for protests and actions in support of the guerrilla, the disruption of the Euphrates river by Turkey, the current situation in Sinjar, the use of chemical weapons by Turkey during its current attacks on South Kurdistan, the ongoing hunger strike in Turkish prisons and calls on the people of the USA and Europe to protest against their governments` support for the fascist Turkish regime.

Parts of an interview with Duran Kalkan, member of the KCK Executive Council. Duran Kalkan talks about the necessity of effective and determined actions against Turkish fascism, international support for the AKP-MHP fascism, the importance of the PKK for preventing the Kurdish genocide and the serious threats that come with the current attacks on South Kurdistan.

Parts of an interview with Duran Kalkan, member of the KCK Executive Council. Duran Kalkan talks about the `Day of the Armenian Genocide`, EU support for Turkey, the necessary attitude for the struggle for democracy, the need for an intensified struggle and May 1.

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april 15, 2021

In an interview with `Responsible Statecraft`, a publication of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, Cemil Bayik answers questions about the PKK`s policy, the war with Turkey, the Turkish operation in Gare, the US approach towards the PKK, the US and EU Middle East policy and the political situation in Iraq.

Cemil Bayik Interview April 15, 2021

april 12, 2021

In an exclusive interview Cemil Bayik, KCK co-Chair, gives an insight into the political strategy of the KCK. He explains how the KCK evaluates the NATO policy in the Middle East, the strategy the KCK seeks to pursue together with the international democratic forces and what kind of relations the KCK wants to establish with other peoples and democratic forces.

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march 27, 2021

Part two of a comprehensive interview with KCK co-Chair Cemil Bayik about the threat to close down the HDP, Turkey`s decision to leave the Istanbul Convention, the support of Rojava for Abdullah Öcalan, a KDP attack on Newroz day, the ongoing hunger strikes, the characteristics of PKK militants, the importance of Abdullah Öcalan`s birthday and the protests for justice of the families Senyasar and Izol in Turkey. Read the interview in form of a brochure here: Pt. 2 Interview Cemil Bayik March 27, 2021

march 27, 2021

Part One of a comprehensive interview with KCK co-Chair Cemil Bayik about the meaning of the claims about Abdullah Öcalan`s health spread by the Turkish state, the worldwide protests in response to these claims, the most important political messages of this year`s Newroz, the historical and current meaning of Newroz, the attacks of the Turkish state on the population in North Kurdistan and the impact of the Gare resistance and the guerrilla`s Newroz celebrations in the mountains.

february 24, 2021

In an exclusive interview Duran Kalkan, member of the KCK Executive Council, gives an insight into the ideological and political tenets of the KCK. He explains how Democratic Modernity constitutes a solution to the problems of Capitalist Modernity, the democratization of all realms of life through `Democratic Autonomy`, how `Democratic Confederalism` can solve the crisis caused by the nation state paradigm and the concept of a `Democratic Nation` as an alternative to the monist `state nation`.

january 29, 2021

KCK co-Chair Cemil Bayik talks about the anniversary of Abdullah Öcalan`s imprisonment, the reasons for the growing international support for Abdullah Öcalan`s freedom, the recent visit of the Turkish Defense Minister to Iraq and South Kurdistan, the threats of Turkey to attack Sinjar, Maxmur and Derik, the ongoing talk about reforms in Turkey and the EU support for the Turkish regime, the resistance in the mountains and cities against the regime of Erdogan and Bahceli and the progress and importance of the current KCK campaign `End isolation, fascism and occupation – Time to ensure freedom`.

november 26, 2020

Part Two of a comprehensive interview with KCK co-Chair Cemil Bayik about the necessary steps to avoid a new war in South Kurdistan, the latest talk about reforms in Turkey and the general situation of the Turkish regime, the policy of the Turkish state against the Kurdish society in North Kurdistan (southeast Turkey) and ways to defend themselves against them, the importance of the ongoing resistance of the guerrilla and the increasing urban guerrilla actions of the HBDH and YPS in Turkish cities.

november 26, 2020

Part One of a comprehensive interview with KCK co-Chair Cemil Bayik about the continuation of Abdullah Öcalan`s isolation despite increasing international criticism, the achievements of the PKK`s 42 year-long struggle, the PKK`s global role in the resistance against Capitalist Modernity and its internationalist policy, the first three months of the ongoing KCK campaign „End isolation, fascism, occupation – Time to ensure freedom“ and the latest developments in Sinjar following the Baghdad-Erbil deal of October 9, 2020.

november 7, 2020

Duran Kalkan, member of the KCK Executive Council, comments on the Baghdad-Erbil deal on Sinjar which was made public on October 9, 2020.

november 2, 2020

KCK co-Chair Besê Hozat talks about the recent decision of the Turkish state to increase the isolation of Abdullah Öcalan, the progress of the ongoing KCK campaign „End isolation, fascism, occupation – Time to ensure freedom“, the critical state of the AKP-MHP-regime in Turkey, the importance of “World Kobanê Day” and the current situation in Rojava, the dangers resulting from the Baghdad-Erbil deal on Sinjar made public on October 9, 2020, the deployment of KDP troops in guerrilla held areas of South Kurdistan and the importance of the guerrilla in the mountains, the urban guerrilla in Turkish cities and the protests of women and the youth.

october 9, 2020

KCK co-Chair Cemil Bayik talks about Abdullah Öcalan`s resistance in the Imrali prison island, the international policy behind his imprisonment, the goal of the latest KCK campaign „End isolation, fascism, occupation – Time to ensure freedom“, the importance of the recently announced “International Day for the Freedom of Abdullah Öcalan”, the necessary steps to successfully defend Rojava, the influence the Kobanê resistance and the international solidarity still play today, the reasons for the latest arrest of many HDP members in Turkey and the effect of the attack on a peace rally in Ankara on October 10, 2015 on Turkey today.