Long March from Luxembourg to Strasbourg on day 7

Published by ANF on February 7, 2017 Participants of the Long March that launched in Luxembourg with the demand of freedom for Abdullah Öcalan and status for Kurdistan aim to reach the town of Sarre-Union in Bas-Rhin province today in the seventh day of the action. Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:30 AM NEWS DESK - ANF Participants of the Long March that launched in Luxembourg with the demand of freedom for Abd ...

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PETITIE: VUB-wetenschapper in Iran ter dood veroordeeld

Gepubliceerd door De Morgen op 3 februari 2017 Teken de petitie voor zijn vrijlating HIER Een Iraanse professor die voor de Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) werkt, is bij een bezoek aan zijn thuisland opgepakt en ter dood veroordeeld. Ahmadreza Djalali wordt beschuldigd van collaboratie met vijandelijke staten. "We moeten ons scherp verzetten", zegt rector Caroline Pauwels. De 45-jarige Djalali was in april ...

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The West is also responsible for Erdogan dictatorship: Kurdish diplomat Adem Uzun

Published by Kurdish Question on 21 February 2017 Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) Executive Council member Adem Uzun has accused Western countries of also being responsible for what he called “the rise of the Erdogan dictatorship in Turkey.” Speaking to Sidar Dersim from Yeni Ozgur Politika, Uzun assessed his organisation’s activities in 2016 and said Kurds had achieved important gains in the diplomatic s ...

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9000 HDP members detained, 2500 jailed in one and a half years

Published by ANF on February 6, 2017 HDP's Yıldırım said attacks against the HDP have intensified, adding: “We are not just a political party, we are a popular movement. We are a tree that takes its strength from its roots. The more you prune us, the stronger we get.” Monday, February 6, 2017 10:45 AM AMED - ANF - MELEK YÜKSEL HDP Group Deputy Chair Ahmet Yıldırım stated that 9000 HDP members have been deta ...

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Turkey bombs Kurdish villages northwest Syria

Published by ARA News on February 7, 2017 Kurdish officials on Monday accused the Turkish army of shelling the villages of Maranaaz, Vilat al-Qadi, Sheikh Issa east of Afrin district and entering Syrian territory. Turkish media confirmed the shelling. “Turkish army and affiliated terrorists are heavily shelling east Efrin [Afrin] from Azaz city since Monday evening — the attacks continued until the moment,” ...

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Kurdish politician Ahmet TĂŒrk urges ‘new peace era’ in Turkey after jail

Published by Ekurd Daily on February 6, 2017 MARDIN, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— A respected pro-Kurdish politician said Sunday after his release following over two months in jail that both Kurds and the Turkish government should embrace a new era of peace to end a decades-long conflict. Former mayor of the southeastern city of Mardin Ahmet Turk, 74, was held in November on terror charges, but his arrest caus ...

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Moscow to host pan-Kurdish conference on February 15

Published by ARA News + Ekurd Daily on February 7, 2017 A pan-Kurdish national conference will be held in Moscow on 15 February with the participation of Kurds from Iran, Turkey, Iraq and Syria. Abdulsalam Ali, a member of the Democratic Union Party in Syria (PYD), said that they would discuss the current situation in the Middle East and the divisions of zones of influence in the region. Among the participa ...

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U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian forces launch offensive toward Raqqa

Published by Ekurd Daily, Febr. 4, 2017 RAQQA province, Syria,— The Kurdish-led alliance of U.S.-backed militias said it had started a new phase of its campaign against the Islamic State-held city of Raqqa on Saturday, aiming to complete its encirclement and sever the road to militant strongholds in Deir al-Zor province. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said in a statement the action was being undertaken ...

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