YRJ pays tribute to Seyit Evran

Journalist and author Seyit Evran, who was considered a mainstay of the Kurdish press, died at the age of 54 from a serious heart disease.

The Women’s Press Union (YRJ) based in North-East Syria released a statement paying tribute to Kurdish journalist Seyit Evran who died in Rojava at the age of 54 due to heart disease on 22 September.

Offering condolences to the family of the Kurdish journalist, YJR said: “Martyr Seyit has a long history of revolutionary struggle of the Kurdish people and Kurdistan, in the pursuit of truth and making it heard by the whole world.”

YRJ noted that Seyit Evran was an editor of the Özgür Ülke newspaper and suffered injuries when its headquarters in Istanbul was bombed on 3 December 1994.

“He is a founding member of the Revolutionary Free Press in Rojava and North-East Syria. He trained dozens of journalists to follow the path of resistance. Martyrs Dilîşan Îbîş and Nûjiyan Erhan are the symbols of this tradition,” said the YRJ statement.