Iraqi Kurds vote in historic independence referendum, defying threats

Published on Ekurd Daily on 25th September 2017 HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Voting started on Monday in an independence referendum organized by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, ignoring the threats of the Kurds’ neighbors and fears of further instability and violence across the Middle East. Polling stations opened their doors at 8:00 a.m. (1.00 a.m. ET) and should close ...

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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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Fatherland: Kurdistan in photos

Fatherland. A photographic project by Italian photographer Linda Dorigo that investigates Kurdish identity, by focusing on the presence and the meaning of the mountains in Kurdish culture and society. Those who were born and raised in the mountains know how important that safe haven called home is. I, like the Kurds, come from the mountains. I, like them, feel their call and the freedom these natural elemen ...

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Invitation for the Long March: Freedom for Öcalan – Justice for Kurdistan

Invitation for the Long March Freedom for Öcalan - Justice for Kurdistan (1st to 11th February 2017) Dear Friends and Comrades, We take this opportunity to thank you again for the great solidarity, contribution, and support you have shown and continue to provide for the Kurdish cause in particular and radical-democracy in general. Together with your contribution, we have now reached a new phase where our st ...

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PUK-Gorran agreement will lead to greater democracy in Kurdistan: Nawshirwan

Published by Ekurd 18 May 2016 by Editorial Staff in Politics SULAIMANI, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’,— The head of the Change Movement (Gorran), Nawshirwan Mustafa, said on Tuesday the bilateral agreement reached with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will lead to greater democracy in Iraqi Kurdistan region and increased transparency in oil and gas revenues. Gorran and the PUK finalized a bilateral agreeme ...

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De Oslo à Ankara: deux femmes kurdes marchent 5000 km pour la paix et la justice

De Oslo à Ankara: deux femmes kurdes marchent 5000 km pour la paix et la justice Saadet Che Demir et Gulbahar Adanc sont deux jeunes femmes kurdes en provenance de Norvège, qui ont une histoire remarquable à raconter. Saadet et Gulbahar avaient été des militants kurdes depuis longtemps, mais le massacre à Cizre en septembre 2015, où l'armée turque a tué des centaines de Kurdes pendant un couvre-feux permane ...

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Van Oslo tot Ankara: twee Koerdische vrouwen wandelen 5000 km voor vrede en gerechtigheid

Van Oslo tot Ankara: twee Koerdische vrouwen wandelen 5000 km voor vrede en gerechtigheid Saadet Che Demir en Gulbahar Adanc zijn twee jonge Koerdische vrouwen uit Noorwegen, die een opmerkelijk verhaal te vertellen hebben. Saadet en Gulbahar waren al langer Koerdische activisten, maar het bloedbad in Cizre in september vorig jaar, waarbij het Turkse leger honderden Koerden doodde tijdens een gewelddadig re ...

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From Oslo to Ankara: two Kurdish women walk 5000 km for peace and justice

From Oslo to Ankara: two Kurdish women walk 5000 km for peace and justice Saadet Che Demir and Gulbahar Adanc are two young Kurdish women from Norway, who have a remarkable story to tell. Saadet and Gulbahar had been Kurdish activists for a long time, but the massacre in Cizre last September, where the Turkish army killed hundreds of Kurds during violent round-the-clock curfews, changed something in them. T ...

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Rojava’s commitment to Jineolojî: the science of women

Travelling in Rojava is to witness the ways in which the different commitments to the revolution present a conundrum. How can one system satisfy the vast differences in human aspirations? Published by Open Democracy 11 April 2016 Its 3.30pm and Daham Basha, the border control officer, is clocking off. He jumps into the car with me because his home town Rîmelan, is on the way to Amuda where I am to be hosted ...

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Experts train Kurds on unearthing, documenting mass graves in Shingal

A mass grave being unearthed in Shingal last month. AFP photo. Published by Rudaw 30 March 2016 ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – In its campaign to have the massacre of Yezidi Kurds in Shingal recognized as genocide and bringing war criminals to justice, the Kurdistan Region has reached out to international experts for training. Four experts from the Iraq Program of the International Commission on Missing Persons ...

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