Tensions escalate between Kurdish YPG forces and Turkish troops north Syria

Tensions escalate between Kurdish YPG forces and Turkish troops north Syria

Clashes continued for the third consecutive day between Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Turkey’s military in several areas in northern Syria, military s ...

Raqqa Civilian Council calls for aid for 100,000 IDPs from ISIS-held areas

Raqqa Civilian Council calls for aid for 100,000 IDPs from ISIS-held areas

Published by ARA News on 28th of April 2017 On Thursday, the Raqqa Civilian Council called on the international community to provide more aid to the people of Raqqa. “As the Syrian ...

Conference report: “Iraqi Faili Kurds exiled by former regime to Iran, wish to return home”

Conference report: “Iraqi Faili Kurds exiled by former regime to Iran, wish to return home”

Newssite Ekurd Daily published the following report on the 2nd International Conference on Faylee Kurds at the European Parliament. BRUSSELS,— The current Iraqi government still ho ...

Turkey deports foreigners working with Syrian refugees

Turkey deports foreigners working with Syrian refugees

Published by The Washington Post on 26th of April 2017   By Karen DeYoung and Kareem Fahim April 26 The Turkish government this week deported foreigners working with Syrian re ...

Kurds demand no-fly zone in Syrian Kurdistan after Turkish airstrike

Kurds demand no-fly zone in Syrian Kurdistan after Turkish airstrike

Published by EKurd Daily on 27 April 2017 QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Fighting erupted on Wednesday along Syria’s Kurdish northeastern border between Turkish forces and Kurdish mi ...

Heavy clashes hit Rojava as Syrian Kurds respond to Turkish attacks

Heavy clashes hit Rojava as Syrian Kurds respond to Turkish attacks

Published by ARA News on April 27, 2017 Artillery of the Turkish army on Wednesday hit the Kurdish town of Derbassiye in Syria’s northeastern Hasakah province, shutting down the ro ...

Ms Burcu Çelik, HDP Deputy for Mus, is jailed (HDP statement)

Ms Burcu Çelik, HDP Deputy for Mus, is jailed (HDP statement)

Dear friends, President ErdoÄŸan and the AKP government have launched a new wave of repression against our party immediately after the controversial referendum on 16 April 2017, whi ...

Statement Regarding Turkish Military Aggression in Rojava-North Syria and Shingal (Rojava-North Syria Representation Office in Benelux)

Dear all,   On behalf of all Rojava-North Syria Representation Offices in Europe: Please find below a statement regarding last night's attacks by the Turkish army against Cizire and Shingal from the Representation Offices of Rojava-North Syria in Europe.   Best Regards,   Sheruan Hassan Chair of the Rojava-North Syria Representation Office in Benelux   ...

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The Turkish army is attacking Yezîdî Kurds and Rojava villages (announcement KNK)

Turkish warplanes bombed Şengal (Sinjar-Iraq/Kurdistan) and Dêrik (Karaçokê-Rojava/Kurdistan). According to the latest information, 26 Turkish warplanes attacked Amûd and Geliyê Kersê of Şengal/Sinjar. The bombardment is still going on.  It has been learned that prior to the aerial operation, communication networks had been completely cut in Dêrik and its surrounding areas. Many civilian Kurds and Kurdish f ...

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Calls for referendum annulment rise in Turkey – Amberin Zaman

Published by Al-Monitor on 18th of April 2017 Allegations of fraud in Turkey’s April 16 referendum show no signs of abating despite government denials that any irregularity occurred. Today, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) petitioned the Supreme Electoral Board (YSK) for the vote on boosting the powers of the presidency to be annulled. CHP Deputy Chairman Bulent Tezcan, who lodged the app ...

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Global Empire – Turkey After The Referendum (video)

Published by Telesur on 18th of April 2017 Tariq Ali introduces a short film shot for The World Today. It was filmed a few weeks ago before Turkey’s Referendum which was passed only yesterday. The main opposition party and international election observers have declared a number of electoral irregularities. This film shows just how oppressed the opposition party and it’s supporters were before yesterday’s re ...

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Lack of equal opportunities, one-sided media coverage and limitations on fundamental freedoms created unlevel playing field in Turkey’s constitutional referendum, international observers say

First findings of the Organization for Security and Co-operationin Europe (OSCE) on the Turkish referendum of the 16th of April 2017 Published by OSCE on 17/4/17 ANKARA, 17 April 2017 – The 16 April constitutional referendum in Turkey was contested on an unlevel playing field, and the two sides in the campaign did not have equal opportunities, the international observers concluded in a statement released to ...

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Iraqi Yazidis mark New Year, celebrated ‘Red Wednesday’

Published by Ekurd Daily on 19th of April 2017 LALISH, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Thousands of Yazidis flocked to a shrine in Iraqi Kurdistan region to mark the New Year on Wednesday, in the minority’s biggest gathering since it was targeted for genocide by jihadists. Charshama Sor (meaning Red Wednesday) is the celebration of Yazidi New Year which occurs in April every year on the Wednesday. Wearing traditi ...

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Kurdish political prisoners’ hunger strike ends – but the struggle continutes

Published by Morning Star on the 19th of April 2017 The situation for human rights in Turkey is dire, and on course to become much worse, says ROSA GILBERT YESTERDAY (18/4/17), a hunger strike in Turkish prisons by Kurdish political prisoners was called off after 62 days — a number of hunger strikers had gone blind and were approaching death. The Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), representing Kurds in Turk ...

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Hunger Strikes in Turkish Prisons: Information Note (HDP)

Hunger Strikes in Turkish Prisons: Information Note Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Prison Committee  6 April 2017  The hunger strike protests of political prisoners in Turkish penitentiary institutions have reached a critical point. The protest was initiated in Izmir Şakran High Security Prison on 15 February 2017 to draw attention to gross human rights violations and inhumane living conditions in prisons, ...

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What’s going on in Turkey’s prisons? – Mahmut Bozarslan

Published by Al-Monitor on April 3, 2017 Hunger strikes in Turkish prisons, joined briefly by the country’s top Kurdish politician, aim to draw attention to mounting allegations of ill-treatment and other violations of inmate rights since last year’s coup attempt. DIYARBAKIR, Turkey — Myriad allegations of rights violations in Turkish prisons have marked the aftermath of last year’s coup attempt as thousand ...

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Opposition HDP co-leader Demirtas and other prisoners end 35 day hunger strike

This article was posted on 1 April 2017 on KomNews. Opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-leader Selahattin Demirtas and other Kurdish prisoners ended a 35-day hunger strike in Edirne Prison after authorities promised to resolve issues relating to prison conditions and rights violations. Demirtas and another HDP lawmaker Abdullah Zeydan’s hunger strike lasted less than 24 hours. The pair had joined ...

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