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On a weekly basis, a stream of information and news reaches us from the Kurdish regions: Bakur (Turkey), Başȗr (Iraq), Rojava (Syria) and Rojhilat (Iran). It is no easy task to categorize, prioritize and present all those messages in a clear and structured way.

Our partner, the ‘Washington Kurdish Institute’ is somewhat successful in this. That is why we would like to refer you to their weekly overview ‘Kurdistan’s Weekly Brief‘. You will also find the most eye-catching news items here beneath.

Iraqi Kurds vote in historic independence referendum, defying threats

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...

Stop Turkish massacre in Kurdistan (KNK statement)

Stop Turkish massacre in Kurdistan (KNK statement)

Stop Turkish massacre in Kurdistan We condemn the Turkish state’s attack on Şêladizê in South-Kurdistan (Iraq) The Turkish state, led by Erdogan, added yet another crime to its gruesome record of human rights violation. On 20 September 2017, Turkish warplanes launched...

Damage Assessment Report on Old City (Suriçi) of Diyarbakir

Damage Assessment Report on Old City (Suriçi) of Diyarbakir

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT REPORT Conflict Period and following Demolition of the Old city (SURİÇİ) of DIYARBAKIR August 1, 2017 Nevin Soyukaya Archaeologist Former head of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “DIYARBAKIR FORTRESS AND HEVSEL GARDENS CULTURAL LANDSCAPE”  ...

Kurds preparing first vote in Syrian Kurdistan: official

Kurds preparing first vote in Syrian Kurdistan: official

This article was published on Ekurd Daily on 27 August 2017. QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) on Saturday began laying the groundwork for the first local elections in the federal system they are establishing in the...

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