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EU urges Russia to free detained protesters
Rojikurd - 2017-03-28 00:06
The police crackdown stopped “the exercise of basic freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly – which are fundamental rights enshrined in the Russian constitution,” the EU’s said on Monday. The US and the EU have slammed Moscow for detaini ...

Syrian Kurds Discuss Constitution in Geneva, Want Independence or Confederation
Sputnik - 2017-03-26 11:27

Pakistan's parliament votes to reinstate secret military courts
Reuters - 2017-03-21 19:23
KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan's parliament on Tuesday amended the constitution to reinstate secret military courts that try civilians charged with terrorism offences, something activists have warned will lead to human rights abuses. ...

Syrian Kurds Ready to Take Part in Commission on Constitution Elaboration
Sputnik - 2017-03-20 17:37

Next intra-Syrian talks set for late March – UN envoy
United Nations - 2017-03-11 04:32
The next round of the United Nations-facilitated intra-Syrian talks is expected to convene on 23 March to discuss issues related to governance, constitution, elections and counter terrorism, the UN Special Envoy for Syria has said. ...

PKK Presence in Kurdistan Against Iraqi Constitution: Official
BAS News - 2017-03-09 16:18
ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) presence in Kurdistan Region is not legal, said a Kurdish official. “According to the Iraqi constitution, the presence of any armed forces in Kurdistan Region, outside the control of Peshmerga Ministry, is against l ...

Turkey PM says Ankara respects Iraq’s territorial integrity
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
ANKARA,— Turkey’s prime minister Tuesday stressed that Ankara respects Iraq’s territorial integrity as well as its constitution. At the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s parliamentary group meeting, Binali Yildirim underlined how the Iraqi Kurd ...

Kurdistan Voice Radio congratulates the 4th anniversary of ANHA
ANHA - 2017-03-01 15:13
Kurdistan Voice Radio (Sawt Kurdistan) congratulated the 4th anniversary of Hawar news agency constitution. ...

Turkey respects Iraq’s territorial integrity, constitution, says PM
NRT - 2017-02-28 16:21

New Syria constitution unable to guarantee Kurdish rights: representative
KurdPress - 2017-02-28 09:19
The representative of Syrian Kurds National Council (ENKS) in Syria opposition coalition noted that the new Syrian constitution would not guarantee Kurdish rights in the country, adding that the council tries for the implementation of a federal system in ...

Syrian Kurds seeks own autonomous region
KurdPress - 2017-02-28 06:43
A Kurdish source has stated that Kurds in Syria demand to participate in effort to prepare Syria’s draft constitution and want the war-torn country to be federal. ...

Kurds at Geneva Talks to Insist on Participation in Drafting Syrian Constitution
Sputnik - 2017-02-27 03:14

Guatemala blocks entry to Dutch ship providing abortions
Reuters - 2017-02-24 03:30
PORT OF SAN JOSE, Guatemala (Reuters) - Guatemala's army detained a boat carrying a supply of abortion pills on Thursday and prevented it from picking up women seeking to end their pregnancies, saying the move was prohibited by the country's constitution. ...

President of Azerbaijan appoints his wife as first vice-president
Waar Media - 2017-02-21 12:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Azerbaijan’s first lady Mehriban Aliyeva has been appointed as the country’s first vice president. Azeri president Ilham Aliyev signed the relevant decree on Tuesday. “Based on Article 1031.1 of the Constitution of Azerbaijan, I appoint Mehri ...

Tehran wants assurance Kurdish independence won’t 'threaten' Iran’s security, official says
Rûdaw - 2017-02-20 09:26
'I told them bluntly that if Baghdad fails to abide by the constitution, the Kurdistan Region has a right to employ other options ...

Kurdish Islamic party says yes to Turkey’s new constitution
Rûdaw - 2017-02-15 20:51
It has a small support base, compared to the secular pro-Kurdish HDP ...

Lecture du Projet de Constitution russe pour la Syrie sous l’angle des objectifs de la guerre | Mondialisation - Centre de Recherche sur la Mondialisation
Mondialisation - 2017-02-09 20:20

Kurdish Issue: How Russia's Draft Constitution May Prevent Syria's Fragmentation
Sputnik - 2017-02-07 19:36

Syria’s safe zones and draft constitution
Orient News - 2017-02-07 02:01

Syrian opposition, Turkey reject discussing new constitution
Orient News - 2017-02-05 02:04

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 24, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
Iraq’s State of Law Coalition MP: Not against Kurdish state if complies with constitution Baghdad: Iraq’s State of Law Coalition would not be against a Kurdish state if it was according to the constitution, one of the party’s lawmakers said on Tuesday. S ...

Syrian draft constitution mentions ‘decentralized Syria’, not federalism
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
ASTANA, Kazakhstan,— A Russian-proposed draft of the Syrian constitution falls short of mentioning federalism as a system of governance in the war-torn country, but hints at larger cultural and administrative freedoms within a decentralized Syria, accord ...

Kurds glad for removing ‘Arab’ from Syria’s official name in draft constitution
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
MOSCOW,— Syrian Kurds welcome the exclusion of the word “Arab” from the “Syrian Arab Republic” title in the Russian draft of the Syrian constitution, a member of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) said Friday. “There are some very positive suggestions amon ...

Syrian Kurds welcome Russian-proposed draft constitution for Syria
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
PARIS,— In an interview with Sputnik, Halit İsa, a representative of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in France, revealed the details of his Friday meeting in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. “Mr. Lavrov familiarized us ...

Sputnik présente le projet de Constitution syrienne élaboré par la Russie
Sputnik - 2017-02-01 12:38

Syria disagrees with Russia on Kurdish autonomy
KurdPress - 2017-02-01 11:49
The Syrian government completely rejected any form of Kurdish autonomy and has reportedly proposed amendments to change the Russian draft proposal for a new Syrian constitution. ...

Syrian Kurds Welcome Russia's Proposed Draft Constitution for Syria
Sputnik - 2017-01-31 13:05

Russia: Syrian draft constitution includes elements from Kurds and opposition
Almasdarnews - 2017-01-30 17:19

A Russian constitution for Syria
Orient News - 2017-01-30 02:00

Russia’s draft constitution for Syria: Overview and commentary
Orient News - 2017-01-30 02:00

Russia: Moscow never proposed Kurdish autonomy in Syrian constitution draft
Almasdarnews - 2017-01-28 06:42

Kurds welcome 'Arab' dropped from official title in Syria draft
KurdPress - 2017-01-27 23:06
A member of the Democratic Union Party said Friday that Syrian Kurds welcome the exclusion of the word "Arab" from the "Syrian Arab Republic" title in the Russian draft of the Syrian constitution. ...

Turkish PM blames CHP for ‘acting with HDP’ against constitution change
KurdPress - 2017-01-27 23:06
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim slammed the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) for “acting with the [pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party] HDP” in criticizing government-supported constitutional changes ahead of a key referendum this ...

TASS: Russian Politics & Diplomacy - Diplomat says Moscow never proposed Kurdish autonomy in Syrian constitution draft
TASS - 2017-01-27 12:34

Russia stresses proposed constitution in meeting with Syrian opposition
Rûdaw - 2017-01-27 11:31
Lavrov said Geneva talks postponed to end of February ...

Kurds Glad to See 'Arab' From Syria's Official Title in Draft Constitution
Sputnik - 2017-01-27 10:59

Turkish lawmakers approve constitution change
KurdPress - 2017-01-22 06:46
Turkish lawmakers early on Jan. 21 approved a new constitution as deputies completed voting on 18 articles. ...

Pouvoirs illimités pour le président turc Erdogan
Institut kurde - Paris - 2017-01-22 02:31
LEMONDE.FR ┃MARIE JÉGO La réforme controversée adoptée par le Parlement doit encore être approuvée par référendum au printemps Dix-huit articles de la Constitution ont été modifiés, de façon que le président devienne le maître absolu du pays. ...

VIDEO: Khizr Khan calls upon Trump to avoid discrimination, respect constitution
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-20 20:04
Khizr Khan, the father of an Army captain killed in Iraq who has criticized the US President-elect Donald Trump, speaking with Kurdistan24 in Washington DC, United States. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Turkish MPs brawl in parliament during debate on constitution (Video)
NRT - 2017-01-20 11:13

Turkish PM expects easy ride in second round of voting on new constitution
Rûdaw - 2017-01-17 16:45
He also ruled out snap elections ...

Turkey suspends Kurdish lawmaker Garo Paylan for ‘genocide’ comment
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
ISTANBUL,— A pro-Kurdish lawmaker has been temporarily suspended from the Turkish parliament for saying the word “genocide” during heated discussions on changes to the constitution, state media has said. Member of parliament for the Peoples’ Democratic Pa ...

First four basic articles of constitution will not change: Turkish PM
KurdPress - 2017-01-16 11:46
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has ruled out any possible change to the Turkish constitution’s first four articles, following a recent controversial remark by a Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy on the issue, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

Turkish parliament set to vote on second round of constitutional reforms
Rûdaw - 2017-01-16 10:39
"the new constitution will have a galvanizing effect on Turkey ...

Iraqi president says issues must be resolved through constitution
NRT - 2017-01-14 14:58

Clashes in Turkish parliament over changes to constitution
SBS - 2017-01-13 10:25

HDP MP: The amendments will grant unlawful powers to the President
ANF/English - 2017-01-12 11:15
HDP parliamentarian Sancar stated that if the dictatorship constitution is adopted, the president will have unlawful powers and this will lead to a system of revenge in Turkey. ...

Turkish parliament debate on constitution ends in a brawl (Video)
NRT - 2017-01-12 08:12

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP party to boycott constitutional reform vote
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
ANKARA,— Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party to boycott a parliamentary vote on a controversial new draft constitution aimed at giving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greater powers, in protest over the arrest of its MPs. The Turkish parliament voted on Tuesday to ...

Turkish parliament votes to advance 'Presidential Constitution' bill
Kurdish Question - 2017-01-10 20:40
Turkish parliament votes to advance 'Presidential#039; bill ...

Kurdish PYD Ready to Table Proposals for Constitution Referendum Talks in Astana
Sputnik - 2017-01-10 16:08

Turkey Parliament debates constitution with 11 HDP members jailed
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-09 23:07
Turkish Parliament. (Photo: AA) ...

Turkish Parliament session on 'Dictatorial Constitution' begins
ANF/English - 2017-01-09 15:43
AKP-MHP brought up the constitutional amendment that will legalize the dictatorship of Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan to the parliament. ...

Turkish police fire tear gas at protest against stronger presidency
Reuters - 2017-01-09 12:50
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of people outside parliament on Monday protesting against planned changes to the constitution that would expand the powers of President Tayyip Erdogan. ...

Syrian Regime Demands Kurds Respect Sovereignty of Syria: Activist
BAS News - 2017-01-03 15:48
The activist says Kurds are also asked to agree to Bashar al-Assad's presidency and lay down arms ERBIL — The Syrian regime, among other conditions, is trying to convince Kurds to carry on with the current Syrian Constitution and make no negotiations ove ...

Syrie: les Kurdes se dotent d’une Constitution pour leur «région fédérale» |
Khabarpress - 2016-12-31 18:03

Syrie: les Kurdes se dotent d’une Constitution pour leur «région fédérale»
45enord - 2016-12-31 04:07

Les Kurdes de Syrie se dotent d'une Constitution pour leur "région fédérale" - L'Orient-Le Jour
Lorientlejour - 2016-12-31 00:42

Syrie: les Kurdes se dotent d'une Constitution pour leur "région fédérale"
Institut Kurde - Paris - 2016-12-31 00:01

Syria Kurds adopt constitution for federal region - Channel NewsAsia
Channelnewsasia - 2016-12-30 22:55

Premier obstacle franchi pour le projet constitutionnel d’Erdogan
Rojbas - 2016-12-30 22:50
Le chef de l’Etat souhaite réformer la Constitution, sans disposer de la majorité parlementaire requise. Une commission parlementaire turque a approuvé vendredi 30 décembre le projet de réforme constitutionnelle voulue par le chef d’Etat, Recep Tayyip Erd ...

Syrie: les Kurdes se dotent d'une Constitution pour leur "région fédérale"
RTBF - 2016-12-30 21:13

Syrie : les Kurdes ont désormais une Constitution, Afrique - Moyen Orient
Lesechos - 2016-12-30 19:51

Syrian Kurdistan drops Rojava word in its draft constitution
Rûdaw - 2016-12-29 18:36
it is a move to include other ethnic and religious components ...

Syrian Kurds agree on federal draft constitution
K24 Video - 2016-12-29 01:06

'Rojava' no longer exists, 'Northern Syria' adopted instead
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-28 19:45
Co-chairs of Northern Syria Federal System Organizing Council discussing the draft constitution of a federal region for northern Syria, Rmeilan, Rojava, Syria, December 28, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Charter talks should be suspended until arrested MPs released: HDP
KurdPress - 2016-12-28 15:51
An ongoing debate in Turkey’s parliament on a proposed new charter violates the current constitution and universal law, People’s Democracy Party (HDP) lawmaker Mithat Sancar has said, demanding constitutional talks be halted until imprisoned HDP lawmaker ...

Turkey’s new proposed constitution disappoints Kurds
Rûdaw - 2016-12-17 08:18
The AKP has been promoting the need to make constitutional amendments at every rally, ...

Turkey's New 'Presidential Constitution' Offers No Solution to Kurdish Question
Kurdish Question - 2016-12-10 20:30
#039;s New 'Presidential#039; Offers No Solution to Kurdish Question ...

Kurdish federal zone in Syria temporary: Bashar al-Assad
KurdPress - 2016-12-09 16:40
The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday that the Syrian constitution doesn’t allow federalism and that the federal structures created by the Kurds in northern Syria “are temporary.” ...

Assad says Kurdish federal zone in Syria ‘temporary’
Aranews - 2016-12-09 01:40
ARA News The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday that the Syrian constitution doesn’t allow federalism and that the federal structures created by the Kurds in northern Syria “are temporary”. This although the majority of Syrian Kurds want fe ...

Turkey’s ruling AKP party set to submit constitution bill within two weeks
E-Kurd - 2016-12-01 09:59
ANKARA,— Turkey’s ruling AK Party will submit to parliament within two weeks a draft constitution reform law that will expand presidential powers, the head of the assembly’s constitutional commission said on Monday. Dogan news agency cited the AKP’s Musta ...

Iraqi PM says he is not against federalism
KurdPress - 2016-12-01 03:28
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has stated that he is not against federalism in his country if it is within law and according to the Iraqi constitution. ...

Iraqi PM says he is not against federalism
KurdPress - 2016-11-30 21:53
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has stated that he is not against federalism in his country if it is within law and according to the Iraqi constitution. ...

MPs should read Iraq’s constitution before wanting to ignore Erbil
Rûdaw - 2016-11-21 08:45
The system in Kurdistan is federal and parliamentary and is entrenched in the Iraqi constitution ...

Erdogan could govern Turkey until 2029 under plans to change constitution
E-Kurd - 2016-11-20 21:16
ANKARA,— President Tayyip Erdogan could govern Turkey until 2029 with expanded executive powers under proposals the ruling AK Party hopes will go to a referendum next spring, officials who have seen the latest draft told Reuters on Wednesday. Erdogan and ...

Arrests of HDP lawmakers violate constitution: CHP
KurdPress - 2016-11-19 09:38
Turkey main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has stated that the arrests of pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputies, including two of its co-chairs, violate Turkey’s constitution. ...

Turkish needs democratic constitution not presidential system: HDP co-chair
KurdPress - 2016-11-06 05:04
A majority of the Turkish society does not want a presidential system but a democratic constitution to provide stability, pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Figen Yuksekdag said on Oct. 25. ...

Turkish needs democratic constitution not presidential system: HDP co-chair
KurdPress - 2016-10-26 08:37
A majority of the Turkish society does not want a presidential system but a democratic constitution to provide stability, pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Figen Yuksekdag said on Oct. 25. ...

Russia's Putin says need to quicken work on new Syrian constitution
Dailymail - 2016-10-20 03:08
BERLIN, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said that during talks on Wednesday with French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor... ...

Turkey to restart efforts to change the constitution, expand presidential powers: PM
E-Kurd - 2016-10-12 14:31

Iraqi MP: In Iraq, PKK is a legal force and Turkey is illegal
ANF/English - 2016-10-07 14:18
Iraqi MP Mıhemed Osman said: “Turkey’s military force didn’t come to Iraq in the framework of the Iraqi constitution. They came by the request of one party and one person. Any forces outside the bounds of the Iraqi constitution are invasion forces." ...

A constitution for Syrian-Kurdistan: Freedom and Democracy
KNC Geneva - 2016-09-29 23:07
Erbil. On Septeber 16 and 17, eight members of the Legal Office of the Kurdish National Council in Syria met in Erbil to discuss the constitutional draft for Syrian-Kurdistan already approved by the political leadership of the KNC in July in Geneva. The l ...

Yemen’s Baha’is face persecution as they struggle to practice their faith
Rûdaw - 2016-09-13 15:59
‘The Baha’i faith is not recognized in the constitution ...

En Syrie, les Kurdes ont choisi leur capitale avant d'adopter leur Constitution
Sputnik - 2016-09-08 19:11

Syrian Kurds, allies to approve federal plan despite Turkey
Dailymail - 2016-09-08 15:04
By Tom Perry BEIRUT, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish groups and their allies will approve a constitution for a new system of government in northern Syria n... ...

France’s Sarkozy says would change constitution to ban burkinis
E-Kurd - 2016-08-29 17:06

Ilham Ahmad calls for general alarm for Ocalan
ANHA - 2016-08-14 16:47
the Co-President of the Democratic Syria Council(MSD) Ilham Ahmad said that the Turkish state is trying to restore execution back to the Turkish constitution in order to bring the Kurdish leader Abdulla Ocalan to trial again, and she called the Kurds and ...

Will Iraq's Constitution Be Amended?
AINA - 2016-07-29 05:00

Demirtaş calls for ‘braver politics, rhetoric and action’
Rûdaw - 2016-07-26 20:24
The people deserve a liberal constitution: Demirtaş ...

Kurdish-Sunni factions likely to vote down plans to rewrite Iraqi constitution
Rûdaw - 2016-07-26 11:14
Amending the constitution when Iraq is in war will push the country towards greater chaos, ...

Coalition: Erbil-Baghdad dispute over new memorandum is domestic political issue
Rûdaw - 2016-07-25 14:08
The Iraqi MPs called the Erbil-US agreement a violation of Iraq’s constitution ...

After Approving Constitution, What's Next for Syria's Kurds?
AINA - 2016-07-24 05:50

HDP is against returning capital punishment to Turkey constitution
Kurd Press - 2016-07-19 22:43
Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) stated that it is against returning the capital punishment into the constitution of the country. ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker calls for amending constitution
Kurdistan24 - 2016-07-17 19:10
The Parliament Speaker of Iraq Salim al-Jabouri. (Photo: Archive) ...

PKK’s Activities in Tuz Khurmatu Against Constitution: Kurdish MP
BasNews - 2016-07-17 16:08
TUZ KHURMATU — Hoping to expand its influence in some areas of Kurdistan Region, Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has reportedly established a youth center in Tuz Khurmatu district with its supporters writing slogans on the walls across the town. A Kurdish ...

New constitution won’t solve all problems in Turkey: Cicek
Kurd Press - 2016-07-12 20:51
Former Turkish Parliamentary Speaker Cemil Cicek has said a change in the constitution would not solve all of Turkey’s many problems, adding that it is not right to blame the current constitution for all unresolved political issues and “mentality obstacl ...

Qamishlu selected as capital in northern Syria’s federalism
Kurd Press - 2016-07-05 12:18
The draft constitution of federalism in northern Syria, dubbed “social treatment” was released in 11 chapters and 85 articles and the Kurdish-dominated city of Qamishlu has been announced as the capital of the federal system. ...

Le Kurdistan syrien se déclare indépendant
Rojbas - 2016-07-03 19:40
Le « Kurdistan syrien autoproclamé » a dévoilé sa première Constitution et a déclaré Qamishli comme capitale, a annoncé Fars citant l’agence de presse kurde Rudaw. Le groupe connu sous le nom de la délégation fondatrice de l’ordre fédéral du Kurdistan syr ...

Democratic Federal System for Rojava: draft constitution approved
Waarmedia - 2016-07-02 20:59
Waar, Duhok: A committee from the Democratic Federal System for Rojava – Northern Syria has approved a draft constitution. The draft, which comprises 11 articles and 85 amendments, states human rights and the rights of ethnicities, language, elections and ...

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