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Quite some interesting information and news from the Kurdish regions – Bakur (Turkey), Başȗr (Iraq), Rojava (Syria) and Rojhilat (Iran) – is rarely, if ever, reported by the mainstream media.

The Kurdish Institute tries to fill this gap by reporting on a regular basis through its own news page recent facts and events, both from the Kurdish regions and from the rest of the world.

Kurds demand no-fly zone in Syrian Kurdistan after Turkish airstrike

Published by EKurd Daily on 27 April 2017 QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Fighting erupted on Wednesday along Syria’s Kurdish northeastern border between Turkish forces and Kurdish militiamen, as tensions boiled over in the aftermath of deadly Turkish air strikes the...

Heavy clashes hit Rojava as Syrian Kurds respond to Turkish attacks

Published by ARA News on April 27, 2017 Artillery of the Turkish army on Wednesday hit the Kurdish town of Derbassiye in Syria’s northeastern Hasakah province, shutting down the road between Derbassiye and Serikaniye. Furthermore, clashes broke out between Kurdish...

Ms Burcu Çelik, HDP Deputy for Mus, is jailed (HDP statement)

Dear friends, President Erdoğan and the AKP government have launched a new wave of repression against our party immediately after the controversial referendum on 16 April 2017, which, according to the OSCE/ODIHR’s observation mission, did not meet the standards of the...

Calls for referendum annulment rise in Turkey – Amberin Zaman

Published by Al-Monitor on 18th of April 2017 Allegations of fraud in Turkey’s April 16 referendum show no signs of abating despite government denials that any irregularity occurred. Today, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) petitioned the Supreme...

Global Empire – Turkey After The Referendum (video)

Published by Telesur on 18th of April 2017 Tariq Ali introduces a short film shot for The World Today. It was filmed a few weeks ago before Turkey’s Referendum which was passed only yesterday. The main opposition party and international election observers have...

Iraqi Yazidis mark New Year, celebrated ‘Red Wednesday’

Published by Ekurd Daily on 19th of April 2017 LALISH, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Thousands of Yazidis flocked to a shrine in Iraqi Kurdistan region to mark the New Year on Wednesday, in the minority’s biggest gathering since it was targeted for genocide by jihadists....