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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.

TURKEY FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY YEAR IN REVIEW (HDP report)

TURKEY FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY YEAR IN REVIEW (HDP report)

Report published by the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) on the 21st of January 2017 about the crackdown on freedom and democracy in Turkey. TITLES:  MEDIA/PRESS FREEDOM  ACADEMIC FREEDOM  CRACKDOWN ON NGOs & CSOs  DISMISSALS FROM STATE...

Turkey seeks 15 year sentences for singing Kurdish songs

Turkey seeks 15 year sentences for singing Kurdish songs

Published by KOMNNEWS on 3th of February 2017 A prosecutor in Turkey has demanded fifteen year sentences for twelve young men who were arrested last year for singing in Kurdish. Fourteen youths, including two children were arrested on 20 August last year for singing...

PETITION: Stop the Genocide of the Kurdish People in Erdogan’s Turkey

PETITION: Stop the Genocide of the Kurdish People in Erdogan’s Turkey

Sign and share this petition on the website of Change.org Beloved Believers in Rights of All People! With Trump heading the American government; it up to you and I to be the Protectors of Human Rights here and around the World! We must speak up! Only the attention of...

Invitation for the 2017 Newroz Celebrations

Invitation for the 2017 Newroz Celebrations

Brussels, february 9, 2017 Dear Friends, We would like to cordially invite you to join us for the Newroz (Kurdish New Year) that will take place in Diyarbakir, Van, Mardin and other kurdish and turkish cities, between March 17 and 22, 2017. Newroz, the spring equinox,...

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