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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.

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels clash with Kurdish-led forces near Al-Bab

UPDATE by the Kurdish Institute staff: Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are trying to recaptrure Al-Arima, a city held by Daesh (IS) between Manbij and al-Bab,while Turkish airplanes are bombing them at the same time. Also multiple attacks by Turkish 'FSA'-rebels on SDF...

Urgent Call: Worsening Situation in Turkish Prisons (HDP statement)

23/11/2016   Urgent Call: Worsening Situation in Turkish Prisons Recently there have been several news and claims in the Turkish and international media that uprisings might be provoked in the prisons of Turkey to provide the government the excuse and opportunity to...

Turkish extremists tried to set the Kurdish Institute on fire again

On Thursday, November 17th, 2016, thousands of people gathered in Brussels to raise awareness about the increasingly authoritarian policies in Turkey. The demonstrators consisted of Kurdish, Turkish, Armenian, Alevi and many other groups, but also of Belgian and...

Is Turkey on the fast track to fascism? – Cengiz Çandar

Published by Al-Monitor on November 4, 2016 (after the arrests of the HDP-parliamentarians) An email I received around noon today from a young Turkish academic with impeccable credentials, whom I know very closely, ended with the following precautionary note: “*PLEASE...