Turkey: DI Condemns Sacking of Prominent Journalist

Defend International is deeply concerned that the prominent Turkish newspaper columnist Mr. Kadri Gursel has been sacked from his position over a social media post, in which he reportedly criticised Turkey’s President.

DI President Dr. Widad Akrawi urged the Turkish authorities to ensure that Mr. Gursel and his colleagues are able to carry out their work under safe conditions, without hindrance, harassment or intimidation.

Save Free World: Ensure Security of Civilians

Defend International strongly condemns the Paris terrorist attacks and stands in solidarity with France in this terrible time of mourning. DI is launching a new campaign titled “Save Free World: Ensure Security of Civilians,” to raise awareness about the new reality in the world and urge the authorities to act immediately to ensure the safety and security of citizens in all countries.

Edisun Song And #SaveYazidis

DI is pleased to inform its members and friend of a new article published recently about the talented Edisun band and their generous support of the Yazidis’ plight. “While the World’s Asleep,” a short poetic ballad from rock band Edisun is being shared by DI to raise world awareness about the ongoing persecution of the Yazidis.

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