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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.

Attacks on Yazidi People in Sinjar

The current state is against the interests of the Kurdistanian peoples (KNK statement) Yesterday, 2 March, an armed group related to the Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) entered Şingal, intending to force their way into the town of Xanesor (near Musol in Iraq)....

Aleppo Mince. Sixty-eight dead lives.

This text was published on Guernica on 25 February 2017. By Selahattin Demirtaş, translated from Turkish by Nicholas Glastonbury This week in the PEN/Guernica Flash series, we feature a short story by Selahattin Demirtaş, translated by Nicholas Glastonbury. Demirtas...

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP party rallies against boosting Erdogan powers

This article was published on Ekurd Daily on 2 March 2017. ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party Thursday launched its campaign for a “No” vote in April’s referendum on whether to give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan more powers as its two leaders remained imprisoned....

Syrian Kurdistan administration sees end to economic ‘siege’

Posted on Ekurd Daily on 3 March 2017. AMUDA, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish-led administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), northwest Syria, says a new land corridor to the government-controlled west marks an economic breakthrough for their autonomous Kurdish region...

Syrian Kurds cede buffer as Turkish-backed FSA advances on Manbij

This article was posted on Al-Monitor on 2 March 2017. As if the murky constellation of conflicts in Syria were not tangled enough, Turkey seems poised to muddy the waters further by escalating its battle against the Syrian Kurdish-led force that is helping the United...

Turkey’s Kurdish lawmaker Leyla Zana faces 20 years in anti-PKK probe

This article was published by Ekurd Daily on 1 March 2017. DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Leyla Zana, a prominent Kurdish rights activist and member of Turkish parliament from the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP),  is facing several charges...