Kedistan [English] # Around the Web

Kedistan is a webmagazine with an original and libertarian attitude, treating of Middle Eastern news in general, of Turkey more specifically, of cats, of sub-Mediterranean culture. And, every time, of equal parts of humanity, women and men both. Kedistan -ecranKedistan, is also a teeny-tiny platform that aims for openness and collaborativeness and that relies on a small team : which means that the magazine belongs to no one. Or rather, it belongs to all those who keep it alive: its editorialists, its translators, its correspondents, its photographers, its technicians, sometimes the same functions belonging to the same person, and sometimes it relies on the wider network.

Shahba, life devoid of peace for Kurdish refugees

Winter, the snow making everything more difficult, the cold and pitiless night. The bombs…You can feel all this in Northeastern Syria. Shahba, where refugee camps begin and war (...)

22 February
Iran on the eve of a contested election: the voice is all that remains

“Tanha sedast ke mimanad”, the voice is all that remains… The words come from Iran. On March 8th 2018 we, friends, accomplices, colleagues, comrades, kedis, filled with (...)

21 February
Turkey: Errare humanum est, perseverare diabolicum

Concerning Turkey, there are words one is well advised to use as headers in every article, video, analysis or documentary: “following the 2016 coup…”. I will respect the rule and (...)

20 February
The Disastrous Economy Leads to Suicide in Turkey

Suicides due to misery and economic conditions have been on the rise in Turkey for several years. When purchasing power and debts go along with the disappearance of social (...)

18 February
Media Censorship • “The son-in-law is a whizz at business”

This January 20, the daily Cumhuriyet revealed under the heading “The son-in-law is a whizz at business” that Berat Albayrak, Minister of Treasury and Finance, and incidentally (...)

18 February
Osman Kavala • The Endless Gezi Trial in a few words

The inquest into the so-called “Gezi Park” case accelerated at the time of the arrest of businessman and philanthropist Osman Kavala, on October 18 2017. During the first year (...)

17 February
“With both hands, cousin mine…” says a well-known French off-color ditty

So, apparently you French people are stuck with a politician caught with his hands down his pants? Over here, we usually catch them with their hands “in the cookie jar”. But (...)

17 February
Canal Istanbul: a policy of devastation

Had I not translated a document on this topic for Kedistan a few weeks ago, I might have missed today’s article in The Guardian from London. The article is titled Erdogan’s (...)

17 February
The Özgür Gündem newspaper trial • Aslı, Eren and the others…

An nth trial for the Özgür Gündem newspaper on this February 14 2020: on the benches of the accused: novelist Aslı Erdoğan, linguist Necmiye Alpay, jurist Eren Keskin and the (...)

13 February
Interview • Zozan Samî Mistefa, doctor in Rojava

Rojava, at the epicenter of the war’s hellzone in Northeastern Syria… Here the world has unleased all of its violence. Here, the world is an accomplice to the crimes against (...)

12 February
Members of Grup Yorum on hunger strike, in more than critical condition

Three organizations – Istanbul Medical Doctors, the Artists” Assembly and Artists’ Initiative – had already raised the alarm last January 20, to attract attention to the hunger (...)

8 February
Turkey • Disappearance of a Syriac couple in a village of Şırnak

Hürmüz and Şimoni Diril, a Syriac couple from the village of Mehre (Kovankaya in Turkish) in the district Beytüşşebap of the Southeastern province of Şırnak have disappeared since (...)

7 February

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