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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.

Syrian Kurds say they are ready for Raqqa operation

Syrian Kurds say they are ready for Raqqa operation

Published by ARA News on October 27, 2016 US Secretary for Defence Ashton Carter said that the battle for Raqqa would start within weeks, and Syrian Kurds confirmed they are ready to join the offensive on the Islamic State’s (ISIS) capital. Aldar Xelil, a member of...

Press Release: Turkish attack on Kurdish municipalities

Press Release: Turkish attack on Kurdish municipalities

October 26, 2016 The capture of Kurdish mayors is an attack on Kurdish democratic self-rule. It has been a long time that the AKP government (R.T. Erdogan), epitomising the Turkish state and the classic politics of the Turkish Republic, has launched a multi-faceted...

Project: Women’s House of Kobanê

Project: Women’s House of Kobanê

This project is aimed at constructing a three-floor building with a surface of 1500 square meter. Funded by a contribution of the Waldensian Evangelical Church based on the Italian ‘eight per thousand’ system, the structure will be built by local companies and managed...

Stop Turkish invasion in Northern-Syria

Stop Turkish invasion in Northern-Syria

Turkish fighter-jets are bombing villages in Shehba and Efrin-Rojava-Kurdistan In an active pursuit to prevent the development of the resistance situation against terrorism and extremist groups, the Turkish air forces bombed the villages of Um Al Housh and Um Al Qura...

Syrian Kurds say Turkish strikes kill 10 fighters, wounds 20

Syrian Kurds say Turkish strikes kill 10 fighters, wounds 20

Published by Ekurd Daily on October 20, 2016 BEIRUT,— A senior commander of the main Syria Kurdish militia, which has been supported by the United States, confirmed Turkish jets and artillery were still attacking his forces north of Aleppo, but disputed the casualty...

Erdogan’s plans for executive presidency firm up – Amberin Zaman

Erdogan’s plans for executive presidency firm up – Amberin Zaman

Publisehd by Al-Monitor on October 19, 2016 A key official in Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has announced that a referendum to change Turkey’s parliamentary system to an executive presidency may be held in April, fueling further debate about the...

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