HDP PRESS RELEASE: We condemn the arrest of the CHP MP Enis Berberoğlu

HDP PRESS RELEASE: We condemn the arrest of the CHP MP Enis Berberoğlu

We condemn the arrest of the CHP MP Enis Berberoğlu The coup targeting democracy, a process that began on 20 May 2016 with the lifting of parliamentary immunity in Parliament, cont ...

CALL FOR TARGETED ACADEMIC BOYCOTT OF TURKEY

CALL FOR TARGETED ACADEMIC BOYCOTT OF TURKEY

Background In January 2016, 2,212 academics working in or researching on Turkey signed a declaration calling on the Turkish government to end the war in the Kurdish region, seek a ...

WHW-report on the destruction of the ancient Sur district in Amed (Diyarbakir, Turkey)

WHW-report on the destruction of the ancient Sur district in Amed (Diyarbakir, Turkey)

New report on the destruction of large parts of the 7000 years old city (Suriçi) of Amed (Diyarbakir) in North Kurdistan by the Turkish state since the beginning of 2016. The Turki ...

SDF announces the launch of ‘Great Battle’ for Raqqa

SDF announces the launch of ‘Great Battle’ for Raqqa

Published by KurdishQuestion on 6/6/17 The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) General Command announced the launch of the 'Great Battle' for the liberation of Raqqa from ISIS. The hist ...

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP co-chair Yuksekdag gets another jail sentence

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP co-chair Yuksekdag gets another jail sentence

Published by Ekurd Daily on 9/6/2017 ADANA,— A court in southern Turkey on Thursday sentenced a former lawmaker and co-chair of the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to one y ...

Call to Observe the Main Case of Ms. Figen Yüksekdağ (HDP-statement)

Call to Observe the Main Case of Ms. Figen Yüksekdağ (HDP-statement)

Call to Observe the Main Case of Ms. Figen Yüksekdağ whose HDP membership and deputy status have been rescinded through political intervention in outright violation of all laws, no ...

YPG accuses Turkey of intensifying attacks on Kurdish areas north Syria

YPG accuses Turkey of intensifying attacks on Kurdish areas north Syria

Published by ARA News on May 29, 2017 The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said today that the Turkish army and allied Syrian rebels continue to attack YPG positions near Ko ...

Îlham Ehmed: Russia is threatening Kurds with Turkey

Published by ANF English on 31st of May 2017 Syrian Democratic Council (MSD) Co-chair Îlham Ehmed stated that Turkey approached Russia when they couldn’t find the support they wanted in the US to attack Rojava, and that Russia in turn threatened the Kurds with Turkey’s attacks. Îlham Ehmed wrote at her column in the Özgürlükçü Demokrasi newspaper: “Russia forcing the Kurds to choose between the Baath regime ...

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Turkey declares curfew in Kurdish province of Diyarbakir

Several Kurdish media reports on new curfews being declared on many Kurdish villages in the province of Diyarbakir. Villagers are fleeing as their homes are being bombed. Exact amount of villages currently under curfew is unclear. Published by Kurdistan24 on May 30, 2017 and Dihaber on May 31, 2017 DIYARBAKIR (Kurdistan24) – Renewed curfews on Tuesday were imposed on over 40 villages in the southeastern Kur ...

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Court issues arrest warrant for opposition HDP spokesperson Baydemir

Published by Komnews on May 30, 2017 A Diyarbakir court issued an arrest warrant for the opposition People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Parliamentary Group Spokesperson and Urfa Deputy Osman Baydemir, reports the daily Evrensel. The court issued the arrest warrant because Baydemir did not attend the hearing of an open trial against him, states the report. Speaking in HDP’s parliamentary group meeting on Tuesday ...

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Once We Beat ISIS, Don’t Abandon Us – Sinam Mohamad

Published on the Opinion Pages of The New York Times on May 11, 2017 AMUDA, Syria — At long last, those of us struggling to maintain a fledgling democracy in Northern Syria have been buoyed by the announcement from the Trump administration that the American military will begin to directly arm the Kurdish men and women who make up the backbone of the Syrian Democratic Forces. Those forces have been America’s ...

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DAY 65 and DAY 77 OF HUNGER STRIKE BY DISMISSED ACADEMICS and BEREAVED FATHER in TURKEY

Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça are in the 65th day of their hunger strike with a simple demand: “I want my job back!” Gülmen and Özakça are two education professionals among more than 7,880 academics and 150,000 public-sector workers sacked by the Turkish government without due process under state of emergency. The Turkish government has also dismissed 383 signatories of the Academics for Peace declaration ...

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Demirtaş’s Poem Has Been banned! (HDP-statement)

Published by HDP on May 4, 2017 Contagious Courage They’ll say ‘silence!’ And, they’ll say ‘no colors!’ You would have been rising up in joy, But they’ll say ‘no roses should blossom’ Then, let’s laugh so that your revolt does not get orphaned. And, if that’s a crime; then, let it be… May the smile of people remain fadeless. They’ll say ‘the sun should not rise!’ And, they’ll pull a gun on hope. But you wil ...

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Coalition confirms Tabqa liberation, calls SDF ‘most committed’ partner against ISIS

Published by ARA News on May 12, 2017 The Trump administration announced Tuesday it will arm Syria’s Kurdish fighters “as necessary” to recapture the key ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, despite intense opposition from NATO ally Turkey, which sees the Kurds as “terrorists”. The decision is meant to accelerate the Raqqa operation but undermines the Turkish government’s view that the Syrian Kurdish People;’s Protect ...

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Statement by Demirtaş’s Lawyers (HDP)

Published by HDP on the 10th of May, 2017 Today our co-Chair Mr. Selahattin Demirtaş’s lawyers held a press conference regarding his judicial process. To the Esteemed Members of the Press, and our Esteemed Guests; As you know, our client, the Co-Chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Mr Selahattin Demirtaş, was detained on 04.11.2016, at around 1 am at night at his home in Diyarbakır, and on the same day, ...

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Free Media association condemns Turkey’s attempt to shut down Kurdish channels, accuses Eutelsat of following Turkish policies

This article was published on ARA News on 3 May 2017. ARA News The Free Media Union (Yekîtiya Ragihandina Azad, or YRA), based in Qamishli, condemned on Tuesday Turkey’s attempts to pressure the French company Eutelsat to shut down three Kurdish TV-stations. “Under pressures from the Turkish government, Eutelsat tries to shut down Kurdish channels, including Ronahi,” said Abdulkarim Omer, the head of foreig ...

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Turkey waging war against Kurdish media: official

This article was published on ARA News on 2 May 2017. The Turkish government is pressuring the French satellite company Eutelsat to close down the Kurdish outlets NewsChannel and Syrian Kurdish Ronahi channel closely affiliated to the Democratic Union Party (PYD), local sources reported on Monday. Syrian Kurdish official Aldar Xelil condemned the move as a ‘conspiracy’ against the ‘Rojava revolution’. “This ...

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