Jake Hess


Jake Hess is a freelance writer based in Washington, DC. He can be reached at jakerhess [at] gmail.com.

Articles by this Author
"The AKP's 'New Kurdish Strategy' Is Nothing of the Sort"

Selahattin Demirtaş is co-president of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party of Turkey (BDP), the fourth largest political party in the country. The BDP is not formally tied to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has been in armed...

Behind the Kurdish Hunger Strike in Turkey

To hear Mazlum Tekdağ’s story is enough to understand why 700 Kurdish political prisoners have gone on hunger strike in Turkey. His father was murdered by the state in front of his Diyarbakır pastry shop in 1993, when Mazlum was just nine...