Kurdish Youth Club's Recent Stance...
KYC Opens a new chapter in Lincoln Nebraska
has just added a new chapter to the map of United
States. We proudly announce that Lincoln
Nebraska has joined the rest of American
cities with Kurdish Youth Club chapters. The inauguration of KYC Nebraska
chapter was done with a grand opening celebration.
event was held on Saturday October 10
2009. Kurdish Community in Nebraska
and youth participated at the grand opening party.
would like to thank all that helped to organize and make the event a reality.
We would also like to thank everyone whom helped with their effort and
knowledge in the process f making a chapter of KYC here in the heart of the
Community in Nebraska is approximately
2600 people, of which most belonging to the ancient Kurdish religion of Yezidism.
The community in Nebraska
started to flourish after a wave of migration of Kurds in the late 1980s, fleeing
the brutal Anfal campaign of Saddam Hussein. Other waves of migration brought
more Kurds there.
community of Kurdish youths in Lincoln NE
loved and welcomed the establishment of KYC in their state. They are really
looking forward to it and new and many activities from them is expected to
come. The Kurdish community have showed their at most support for establishment
of our new chapter and promised their support.
Youth Club is a non-political, non-profit youth organization dedicated to serve
the Kurdish youth through creating leadership opportunity as such in Nebraska.
KYC has many chapters across US. KYC has been able to engage the Kurdish youth
in positive self building environment to make leaders of the future.
Members in KYC are from a variety of background that are united under the
umbrella of service and contribution to their immediate and wider communities.
news on KYC was on Saturday October
29 2009 KYC chapters brought three different activities to their
communities in Washington DC,
and Atlanta Georgia.
KYC will be hosting a three day Kurdish Festival event for all Kurds in
US in Atlanta Georgia on January 15, 16,and 17 2010. For more information on
KYC please visit www.KurdishYouthClub.com
contact KYC Nebraska please email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
you for your time and I am pleased to say we have one more location down and
yet more to go.
Kurdish Youth Club
Kurdish youth in America today are getting ready and
organizing a response to the unjust Turkish invasion onto our land.
We in one voice condemn their invasion and war onto our
people. We ask the Turkish government to immediately withdraw and to put an end
to the bloodshed that they have created. It should be clear to the Turkish
government that Kurds are a proud nation. Suppression, imprisonment,
kidnapping, Abraham Tanks, F-16s, Cobra helicopters, arterial bombing nor
ground incursion and village burning can make us stop being Kurds!
It is in the best interest of both of our nations, the
region, and the world for your government to abandon the policy of Kurdish
eradication. The long history of humanity can testify that war and violence has
never brought peace and stability. Understanding, cooperation, and recognizing
our differences is the only route for peace.
We urge the international community, friends of humanity,
friends of democracy, friends of Kurds and friends of our friends to help stop
the bloodshed. Pressure must be placed on Turkey to immediately withdraw
its military and seek a nonviolent solution to the Kurdish plight.
At the same time we urge all Kurdish youth in America, Europe, Australia,
and Kurdistan to make a stand. Join us so that
we can all together put an end to this military aggression. We urge you to
educate your friends and your teachers about the plight of the Kurds. We must
demonstrate continuously, we must write and speak in public places so that
people become aware. We must actively seek an end to Turkey's
As you all know, in modern warfare, 90% of casualties are
civilians. This war is fought on our soil, in our backyard and rooftops. This
war is burning and destroying our villages, homes, livestock, bridges,
hospitals, and schools. It is killing our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers,
aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents! We must end it. We must stand all in
one voice we must demand: Kurds Want Peace! Kurds Want Peace!
Feb, 17 2008Kurdish Youth Club
Stop Turkish Aggression
We are demonstrating across America on November 2nd
2007 to express our outrage and concern about the Turkish Parliament’s recent
vote approving the use of military force to violate Iraq’s integrity and
national sovereignty by invading Iraq on the pretext of fighting Kurdish rebels
Following the Coalition Forces’
libration of Iraq
in 2003, Iraqi Kurdistan has committed to establish and enforce the rule of
law; to establish a democratic, stable and reliable form of government; and to
encourage economic growth and development in the region. As an ally to the United State
and democracy, Iraqi Kurdistan serves as a political and economical model for
similar changes that can be replicated throughout the Middle
The Kurdistan Regional
leadership has expressed on many occasions its desire to establish good
relation with each of its neighbors and its policy of noninterference in the
affairs of its neighbors.
However, the Turkish
Parliament’s recent vote in support of military aggression against Iraq
threatens to destroy all that has been developed in Iraqi Kurdistan over the
past 15 years, including the reconstruction of countless villages and towns,
and the economic prosperity that this region has worked so hard to establish,
following years of devastation and deprivation under Saddam Hussein’s genocidal
Turkey has been pursuing this same path of
military aggression against the Kurds since its establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923. History teaches us
that military aggression is not the answer that will resolve the demands of
ethnic minorities living within a broader national government. In case of Turkey, the
Kurds comprise an ethnic minority more than 20 million people.
The long-term denial by
the Turkish Government of the Kurd’s existence as a separate ethnic group (
they are referred to by the Turkish Government only as “Mountain Turks” rather
than as Kurds), and of the Kurds right to participate freely in the Turkish
political process and to only express their language, culture, and heritage
must be reversed.
While the current Turkish
Government has made some concessions regarding Kurdish rights, the Parliaments
recent vote endorsing military aggression is not the answer that will resolve
these fundamental issues. Only by initiating and pursuing good faith a dialogue
with the Kurds of Turkey can these fundamental concerns be resolved.
We thank the United States, the European Union, the Arab
League and numerous other countries and organizations that have attempted to
persuade Turkey to exercise
restraint and to avoid taking military action in Iraq.
To: Mr. Kani Xulam
In name of Kurdish Youth Club and its members, your friends
we offer you our deepest condolences. Hearing the tragic news set-forth a
of sadness and grief throughout the different Kurdish communities and
Kurdish organizations. The loss of our brothers and sisters is a grave loss
in our family of Kurd-perwers. They will be remembered not for their tragedy
for their joyous memory, for their giving spirit, and helpful hands.
We as members of KYC consider ourselves as your close friends and family.
We stand firmly with you and your family as you face this contingent hardship.
Your loss is our loss and your sadness has filled our hearts. Please accept
our open hearts, open arms, brotherhood, sisterhood, and friendship.
Your friends, brothers, sisters
Kurdish Youth Club
Kurdish Youth Club
To all KAYO members,
Thank you for the invitation. The Kurdish Youth Club would like to congratulate your effort of organizing your first conference and celebration. This is a great opportunity of exchanging ideas, networking and working on promoting the concept of Kurdistan and Kurdish cultures to others.
Our Kurdish youth need groups like KAYO and KYC to create perspective for them and put their ideas into actions. The initiative of opening a panel for discussion will evoke and inspire great thoughts and plans for future events and goals. It is important that we reach out to the youth to educate them about the purpose of our groups.
The future of KAYO, KYC and our country is the youth. We, the KYC organization fully support any actions and events that work along our mission of promoting Kurdish culture and assistance to our youth and community. Thank you again for organization such event and allowing us to participate in it.
Kurdish Youth Club