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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.

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,...

Ez mafê xwe dizanim! I know my rights!

Ez mafê xwe dizanim! I know my rights!

Ez mafê xwe dizanim! I know my rights! Manual on human rights education and the right to mother tongue education Based on the experiences of Kurdish youth workers and Kurdish language teachers in Turkey This manual is the result of the Erasmus+-project “Ez mafê xwe...

Long March from Luxembourg to Strasbourg on day 7

Long March from Luxembourg to Strasbourg on day 7

Published by ANF on February 7, 2017 Participants of the Long March that launched in Luxembourg with the demand of freedom for Abdullah Öcalan and status for Kurdistan aim to reach the town of Sarre-Union in Bas-Rhin province today in the seventh day of the action....

9000 HDP members detained, 2500 jailed in one and a half years

9000 HDP members detained, 2500 jailed in one and a half years

Published by ANF on February 6, 2017 HDP's Yıldırım said attacks against the HDP have intensified, adding: “We are not just a political party, we are a popular movement. We are a tree that takes its strength from its roots. The more you prune us, the stronger we get.”...

Turkey bombs Kurdish villages northwest Syria

Turkey bombs Kurdish villages northwest Syria

Published by ARA News on February 7, 2017 Kurdish officials on Monday accused the Turkish army of shelling the villages of Maranaaz, Vilat al-Qadi, Sheikh Issa east of Afrin district and entering Syrian territory. Turkish media confirmed the shelling. “Turkish army...

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