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Mehmet Aksoy

Kurdish Blood for Arab Lands?: Prospects for Raqqa

[IRPGF fighters at Tabqa, June 2017]

The founding editor of KurdishQuestion.Com, a beloved British-Kurdish activist and filmmaker Mehmet Aksoy was killed by ISIS in Raqqa while he was shooting a documentary on the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Women’s Protection Units (YPJ). Jadaliyya Turkey Page co-editor Ayça Çubukçu was at the Kurdish Community Center in London on September 27, 2017 where the Kurdish community and Kurdish solidarity activists came together to mourn the loss of this ...

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Mehmet Aksoy was founder and editor-in-chief of the website He received an MA in Filmmaking from Goldsmiths University. He made several short films, published short stories, and translated a collection of poetry. He also wrote and lectured extensively on the Kurdish question. While residing in Rojava Kurdistan-Northern Syria and working as a press officer for the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), he was killed in an ambush by ISIS forces on 26 September 2017.