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Quite some interesting information and news from the Kurdish regions – Bakur (Turkey), Başȗr (Iraq), Rojava (Syria) and Rojhilat (Iran) – is rarely, if ever, reported by the mainstream media.

The Kurdish Institute tries to fill this gap by reporting on a regular basis through its own news page recent facts and events, both from the Kurdish regions and from the rest of the world.

SOS Rojava & Shengal

SOS Rojava & Shengal

This campaign mobilizes support for the reconstruction of Kurdish regions in northern Syria (Rojava) and the Yezidi city of Shengal (Sinjar) in Iraq. These were both severely damaged when they were attacked by the Islamic State in 2014 and the reconstruction costs a...

EP: Negotiations With Turkey Shall be Suspended

EP: Negotiations With Turkey Shall be Suspended

The European Parliament (EP) has adopted a resolution that suggests the suspension of the accession negotiations with Turkey in its general assembly in Strasbourg. The non-binding resolution was adopted in yesterday's (March 13) session by 370 votes in favor, 109...

PRESS RELEASE: Armenophobia as a clear demonstration of Xenophobia

Full video:     Conference at the European Parliament : “Armenophobia as a clear demonstration of Xenophobia”. Brussels, 06 March 2019.-  On March 6, 2019, MEP Dr. Eleni Theocharous hosted a conference entitled...

Jailed Kurdish lawmaker Demirtaş nominated for Nobel Prize

A Swedish lawmaker on Friday nominated the jailed former leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, left-wing news site Gazete Duvar reported. Thomas Hammarberg, a Social Democrat and human rights...