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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.

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...

Manifestation au R-P Schuman – Lundi 28 à 12H30

Manifestation au R-P Schuman – Lundi 28 à 12H30

Bonjour, Plus de 25 prisonniers politiques et opinions Iraniens sont en grève de faim, depuis 30 jours. Leurs vies sont en réelles dangers. Le régime Islamique Iranien ne s’arrête jamais de torturer les prisonniers et il ne respecte non plus la convention mondiale des...

Call to Observe the Hearing of Ms. Figen Yüksekdağ

Call to Observe the Hearing of Ms. Figen Yüksekdağ

Dear Friends, HDP Co-Chair Ms Figen Yüksekdağ was arrested on 4 November 2016 along with Co-Chair Mr. Demirtaş and 8 other HDP deputies. The second hearing of Ms. Yuksekdag’s case, for which she is under pre-trial detention in Kandira F Type Prison, will be held on 18...

KRG doubles down on independence vote after Baghdad meeting

KRG doubles down on independence vote after Baghdad meeting

This article was published on Al-Monitor on 23 August 2017. Written by Omar Sattar. The Kurdish delegation's visit to the Iraqi capital Aug. 14 failed to change the declared stances on the Kurdistan region independence referendum scheduled for Sept. 25, but did set...

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