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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.

Koerdische figuranten gezocht/Kurdish extras wanted

Voor Zagros, de nieuwe langspeelfilm van de Iraaks-Belgische filmmaker Sahim Omar Kalifa, zijn we op zoek naar mensen die zouden willen komen figureren op de luchthaven van Oostende op donderdag 16/06. We draaien tussen 10u en 22u en je krijgt een vergoeding van 20...

Regional Kurdish party in AKP’S crosshairs

Published by Al-Monitor 9 June 2016 DIYARBAKIR, Turkey — The Sirnak Popular Assembly meeting that included the Democratic Regions Party (DBP) in Silopi, Sirnak province, declared self-rule on Aug. 10, 2015, under the slogan, “From now on we as the people will build...

Kurdish TAK militants claim Istanbul bombing

The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons have claimed responsibility for the attack on Tuesday and warned Turkey is not safe for tourists Published by Middle East Eye on Friday 10 June 2016 Militant Kurdish group the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK) on Friday claimed a car...

Nusaybin: Turkey ends operations, imposes curfews in southeast

Published by Kurdistan 24 on Saturday, 4 June 2016 DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Kurdistan24) – On Saturday, Turkish authorities imposed round-the-clock curfews on the surrounding areas of the southeastern Kurdish city of Diyarbakir after authorities called an end to operations...

EP Group Chairpersons: Erdoğan regime must be stopped

Published by Kurdish Question on 8 June 2016 The EP group chairpersons pointed out that Erdoğan was resorting to anti-democratic and dangerous attempts targeting freedoms. The EP general assembly have the lifting of the immunities and the attacks of the Turkish state...

Will Afrin be the next Kobani? Al-Monitor Report

Published by Al-Monitor 9 June 2016 One of the most telling signs of Turkey’s involvement in the Syrian civil war is the Bukulmez outpost at Reyhanli. The view from the outpost’s tower illustrates graphically Ankara’s position in the uprising against the Syrian...

Istanbul bomb attack on police bus kills 11

Published by BBC News 7 June 2016 A car bomb attack targeting a police bus has killed seven officers and four civilians in central Istanbul. It was the fourth major attack in Turkey's largest city this year. No group has claimed it, but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...