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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.

Kobanê, two years after Daesh

Kobanê, two years after Daesh

Published on Kedistan on 13 July 2017. This article is based on a series of interviews done in Kobanê in January 2017. The author, Margot Cassiers, is a staff member at the Kurdish Institute in Brussels (Belgium). We enter the city at night, but at a time when no...

Demirtas’s open call to the chair of the AKP

Demirtas’s open call to the chair of the AKP

First of all, I will return your insult that targeted the will of millions in my name. However, from another point of view, I would like to “thank you” because of your confession. You have saved us from the burden of trying to prove that the ongoing procedure against...

Turkey’s real target on way to Idlib: Kurds – Fehim Tastekin

Turkey’s real target on way to Idlib: Kurds – Fehim Tastekin

Published by Al-Monitor on July 2, 2017 (Pictures altered by Kurdish Institute) Turkey wants to be part of the de-escalation process in Syria, especially if that means it can multitask and wipe out the Kurdish corridor at the same time. Turkey supposedly...

Ankara’s offer to Moscow: Give us Afrin for Idlib – Metin Gurcan

Ankara’s offer to Moscow: Give us Afrin for Idlib – Metin Gurcan

Published by Al-Monitor on July 3, 2017 Tension is escalating rapidly west of the Euphrates River, especially in the area of Syria's Afrin canton controlled by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), and at Idlib, controlled by a motley collection of...

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