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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.

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...

#SOS Turkey

#SOS Turkey

#SOSTurkey is an open platform of organizations and individuals who support the hundreds of thousands of people who fell victim to the purges and human rights violations in Turkey. The platform is committed to the democratization of Turkey. It is a broad solidarity...

Kurdish MP on hunger strike prepared to “protest to the death”

Imprisoned HDP MP Leyla Güven is in critical condition after 68 days of hunger strike to demand an end to the isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan. Her pulse is between 55-60, while her blood pressure is about 5-7. She can’t receive liquids any longer,...

Press Release: Turkey’s attack on Rojava resuscitates ISIS

Press Release: Turkey’s attack on Rojava resuscitates ISIS

December 13, 2018 The Turkish state’s hostility towards the Kurdish people and its threats against Rojava continue. On December 12, 2018, the Turkish Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, during his speech at a meeting with the defense industry, declared the following: “Whilst we...