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Demirtaş: Our arrest was planned by AKP officials
ANHA - 2017-01-19 17:17
Jailed Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş spoke to Cumhuriyet daily from Edirne F-Type Prison on December 27, 2016. The reportage was only able to be published recently due to it being seized by the Edirne prison for a period of ...

Congresswoman Gabbard makes unannounced trip to Syria
Daily Mail - 2017-01-19 03:36
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has made an unannounced trip to Syria and Lebanon, traveling to the region two months after she sat down with... ...

Pro-Kurdish leader faces years in prison for 'insulting' Erdogan
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-18 19:26
A file picture of the imprisoned Co-leader of Turkey's opposition pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas. (Photo: Reuters) ...

Kurdish-Led Syrian Democratic Forces Refuse to Support Astana Meeting Results
Sputnik - 2017-01-18 17:46

Ilham Ahmad met the American officials
ANHA - 2017-01-18 15:35
The co-chair of Democratic Syrian Council Ilham Ahmad met the officials of current administration of the American president Barak Obama and other officials of the president-elect Donald Tramp administration. ...

PYD to open representative office in Washington
KurdPress - 2017-01-18 09:24
Syria's Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) will open its representative office in the US capital of Washington, Ilham Ahmed, the co-chair of the Syrian Democratic Council, which includes the PYD, told Sputnik Tuesday. ...

Turkish prosecutor seeks up to 142 years in prison for Demirtas
KurdPress - 2017-01-18 06:04
Indictments regarding the jailed co-leaders of Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have been completed, with the prosecutor seeking up to 142 years in jail for Selahattin Demirtas and up to 83 years in jail for Figen Yuksekdag, the party’s ...

Turkish prosecutor demands 142 years imprisonment for Kurdish leader Demirtaş, EU rapporteur outraged
ARA News - 2017-01-18 02:36
ARA News Amsterdam – Kati Piri, the EU’s Turkey rapporteur on Tuesday called the indictment by Turkish prosecutors seeking extended prison terms for leaders of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ “outrag ...

Iran's Kurdistan Democratic Party elects new leader
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-17 23:52
Khaled Azizi submitted his resignation letter last month and politburo approved his request on Monday. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Turkey seeking up to 142 years in jail for co-head of pro-Kurdish opposition party
Deutsche Welle - 2017-01-17 18:39
Turkish prosecutors are seeking jail terms of 83 and 142 years for the co-leaders of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP). The leaders were arrested in November, drawing strong international condemnation. ...

142 years in prison asked for Demirtaş and 83 years for Yüksekdağ
ANF/English - 2017-01-17 14:54
Indictment has been finalized in the investigation against HDP (Peoples' Democratic Party) Co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ who both are jailed since November 4. ...

PYD holds conference in Syria’s Hasaka
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 12:41
Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party in Syria (PYD) on Monday held a conference in Sere Kaniye city in Hasaka Governorate, where the Co-heads of the PYD, Salih Muslim and Asiya Abdullah, chaired the conference amid participation from different political ...

Raqqa tribes declare support for SDF
ANHA - 2017-01-17 09:06
KOBANE – Arab tribes in Raqqa declared their support for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters and urged young people to join the ranks of the SDF in the fight against ISIS. Members of the Arab tribes in Raqqa stated that they supported the fighters ...

Word 'Kurdistan' sparks debate at Turkey Parliament
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 09:06
The use of the word “Kurdistan” by a lawmaker of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) sparked a heated debate at the Turkish Parliament on Sunday. ...

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 ...

Syrian peace talks in Astana will ‘fail’ as Kurds are excluded: council
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Syrian Democratic Federal Council in Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria) has said the peace talks in Astana will “fail” as Syrian Kurds are not being included in order to please Turkey. The Council released a written stateme ...

PYD holds conference in Syria’s Hasakah to discuss future of Rojava
ARA News - 2017-01-17 00:20
ARA News Sere Kaniye – The Kurdish Democratic Union Party in Syria (PYD) held a conference in Sere Kaniye city in Hasakah Governorate on Monday. The Co-heads of the PYD, Salih Muslim and Asiya Abdullah, chaired the conference amid participation from diffe ...

Kurdish leader says excluding SDF from Syria peace talks ‘huge mistake’
ARA News - 2017-01-17 00:20
ARA News Kobane – Excluding the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from the upcoming Syria peace talks in Astana is a huge mistake, said Kurdish political leader Salih Muslim on Monday. Salih Muslim, Co-chair of the Democratic Union Party in Syria (PYD), told ...

Turkey arrests Iranian Kurdish writers
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-16 19:37
Demonstrators scuffle with riot police during a protest against the arrest of pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers, in Ankara, Turkey, Nov. 4, 2016. (Photo: Reuters) ...

Word 'Kurdistan' sparks debate at Turkey Parliament
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-16 15:23
Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Sibel Yigitalp speaking at the Turkish Parliament. (Photo: DHA) ...

Only IS a target, not Kurds: US official tells Turkey
KurdPress - 2017-01-16 11:46
The only target for the US-led coalition is IS, and not the city of Manbij that has been cleared from IS by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Acting US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Elissa Slotkin, said ...

US Assistant Secretary of Defense tells Turkey: only ISIS a target, not Kurds
ARA News - 2017-01-16 01:54
ARA News Acting US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Elissa Slotkin, said the only target for the US-led coalition is ISIS, and not the city of Manbij that has been cleared from ISIS by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Fo ...

HDP: Turkey snap elections blackmail to lawmakers
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-15 20:03
Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) spokesperson Ayhan Bilgen. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Fierce Merkel critic resigns from conservative party
Reuters - 2017-01-15 16:58
BERLIN (Reuters) - A fierce internal critic of German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Sunday she would resign from the center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, accusing Merkel of having harmed the country with her migration policy. ...

NS Federation: we are not committed to Astana resolutions
ANHA - 2017-01-15 13:26
The executive body of the North Syria Democratic Federation announced that they are not committed to resolutions of Astana meeting, and assured their struggle to construct a democratic federal system in north Syria. ...

Turkey Parliament bans HDP lawmaker for using ‘G-word’
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-15 13:00
A file picture of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Garo Paylan sitting at the Turkish Parliament. (Photo: AA) ...

‘Astana talks will fail’
ANF/English - 2017-01-15 10:05
North Syria Democratic Federal System Execution Council announced that Astana talks are bound to fail and they would not be bounded by the results of a meeting that excludes them. ...

Any talks on future of Syria is doomed to fail without Kurds: co-leader
KurdPress - 2017-01-15 08:11
The co-Leader of Syria Kurdistan Democratic Community, Aldar Xelil, told Kurdpress that any talks on the future of Syria is doomed to fail without the presence of the Kurds in the country. ...

Rojava: IDPs from former ISIS strongholds allowed to return home, ISIS supporters to be prosecuted
ARA News - 2017-01-15 02:06
ARA News Hasakah – Thousands of people have been displaced from villages and towns in Hasakah Governorate due to ongoing clashes between the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants. The local Rojava Self-Administratio ...

SDF fighters liberate Odyan village in Raqqa campaign
ANHA - 2017-01-14 18:57
RAQQA – Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters leading the Wrath of Euphrates campaign have liberated the village Odyana in western Raqqa. On Friday heavy clashes broke out between SDF fighters and ISIS militants in the village Odyan, located northeast o ...

KDP announces reform within party
Waar Media - 2017-01-14 18:42
Waar, Duhok: Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has announced that it was willing to replace the heads of its offices across Kurdistan Region, as part of a reform plan within the ruling party. The announcement came after the KDP leadership met on Saturday t ...

Rojava to be a federal region, not an independent state: Salih Muslim
KurdPress - 2017-01-14 12:06
Salih Muslim, the co-chairman of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), says that their proposal for Rojava, a de facto autonomous Kurdish region in northern Syria, later renamed Federal Democratic Region of Northern Syria, is to have it be a f ...

Turkey’s Kurdish lawmaker Nursel Aydogan sentenced to almost 5 years in prison
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— A Kurdish lawmaker in Turkey’s parliament from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has been sentenced to almost 5 years in prison, on charges of committing crimes on behalf of PKK organization. Nursel Aydogan was ...

Syrian Kurdish-led forces drive Islamic State from 130 villages near Raqqa
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The powerful Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have driven the Islamic State (IS or Daesh) fighters from 133 villages in the northeastern Syrian Raqqa province during the second phase of the Operation Wrath of Euphrat ...

ANHA captures scenes from the Raqqa campaign fronts
ANHA - 2017-01-14 01:08
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters leading the Wrath of Euphrates campaign to liberate Raqqa city liberated a land encompassing two thousand and 144 km2 from ISIS gangs. ...

Turkey Kurdish lawmaker sentenced for almost five years for PKK ties
KurdPress - 2017-01-13 21:44
Nursel Aydogan, a member of Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison for acting on behalf of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), according to media reports on Friday, Sputnik news agency repor ...

45 villages, 20 hamlets liberated in Raqqa campaign
ANHA - 2017-01-13 21:22
After the Kadiriya and Ayn Issa fronts of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) leading the Raqqa campaign joined together, fighters have now liberated 450 km2 of land from ISIS gangs. ...

Turkey court sentences pro-Kurdish lawmaker to 56 months in prison
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-13 18:42
An archive picture of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Nursel Aydogan speaking at the Turkish Parliament. (Photo: DHA) ...

Over 530 ISIS jihadis killed, 133 villages liberated in the second phase of Kurdish-led Raqqa campaign
ARA News - 2017-01-13 00:13
ARA News Raqqa – At least 536 Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants have been killed and 133 villages liberated by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) since the launch of the second phase of the battle for Raqqa last month, military sources reported ...

“We determined our own principles for the solution to the crisis in Syria”
ANF/English - 2017-01-12 13:47
Northern Syria Democratic Federation Co-chair Hediye Yusuf: We declared the federation project for the solution to the Syrian crisis, it is a part of the solution. We made this decision together with all the peoples of the Emancipated Northern Syria. ...

Another group of liberated villages citizens joined SDF
ANHA - 2017-01-12 12:49
After the liberation of their villages, a number of people from Jabar al-Sharki and al-Gharbi villages joined the Democratic Syrian Forces. ...

Turkey detains Kurdish HDP lawmaker Ziya Pir
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— A lawmaker from the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) was arrested Tuesday for allegedly “insulting a public officer”, a public prosecutor said, Anadolu Agency reported. According to Diyarbakir Chief Public ...

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP lawmaker Leyla Birlik released from prison
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
SIRNAK, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— A lawmaker from Turkey’s Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) arrested earlier in the province of Sirnak in Turkish Kurdistan was released Wednesday, according to judicial sources, Anadolu Agency reported. HDP Sirnak D ...

Turkey’s jailed HDP leader Demirtas says ‘I’m not a PKK spokesperson’
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
EDIRNE,— The jailed co-chair of the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has said he is not “a manager, member, spokesperson or a sympathizer” of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in testimony in a case against him for allegedly “insulting” President ...

Syria won’t return to dictatorship post war, PYD leader says
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
Manish Rai | Ekurd.net Mr Salih Muslim is the current co-chairman of The Kurdish Democratic Union Party or PYD. The PYD is one of the most dominate player in Syria currently this is mostly because of its control over most effective and formidable Kurdish ...

KDP forces did not allow us to go to Erbil, Gorran deputy tells Kurdpress
KurdPress - 2017-01-11 11:02
A parliament lawmaker from the Movement for Change (Gorran) told Kurdpress that the forces of ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) prevented him and a lawmaker from Islamic Community of Kurdistan (Komal) to Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region. ...

KDP and PUK politburos to meet in Erbil today
KurdPress - 2017-01-11 08:04
The ruling party of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet on Wednesday for discussions around their political ties and situation in the region. ...

U.S. lawmakers want Russia sanctions over hacking, Ukraine, Syria
Reuters - 2017-01-11 02:07
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican and Democratic senators said Tuesday they want to slap a wide range of sanctions on Russia over its cyber activities and actions in Syria and Ukraine, and force President Donald Trump to formally waive them if he has ...

Democratic Autonomy suitable model for Aleppo
Kurdish Question - 2017-01-10 20:40
Democratic Autonomy suitable model for Aleppo ...

A joint operation caused a senior mercenary killing
ANHA - 2017-01-10 12:47
NEWS DESK- The so-called Minister of Economy of ISIS was killed during a special operation in Deir ez-Zur north east of Syria. According to what Democratic Syrian Forces sources have said, SDF, Commandos teams, and Battalion 404 for Difficult Missions car ...

Policeman wounded in gun attack outside Greek socialist party office
Reuters - 2017-01-10 09:05
ATHENS (Reuters) - Attackers shot at riot police guarding the offices of Greece's socialist Democratic Alliance party in central Athens early on Tuesday, slightly wounding one officer, Greek police said. ...

Arab youths join new education cycle in Girê Spî
ANHA - 2017-01-09 19:45
GIRÊ SPÎ – The fourth education cycle of the Democratic Arab Youth Union has been put to start in Girê Spî (Tal Abyad). In order for youth to take on the active roles in social and military fields in the Rojava Revolution, the Democratic Arab Youth Union ...

SDF fighters liberate one village, three hamlets in Raqqa campaign
ANHA - 2017-01-09 19:45
RAQQA – SDF fighters leading the Raqqa campaign and advancing from the Ayn Issa front liberated a village and three hamlets, it has been reported. According to ANHA reporters, Syrian Democratic Forces fighters advancing from the Ayn Issa front liberated t ...

Yüksekdağ: Women are following the path of Sakine, Fidan and Leyla
ANF/English - 2017-01-09 15:43
Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ commemorated Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez who were killed in the heart of French capital on January 9, 2013. ...

Êzidîs call upon the PKK and the world
ANF/English - 2017-01-08 15:52
The final declaration of the Democratic Êzidî Society Coordination meeting held in Shengal, where delegates from across Kurdistan, Europe, Russia and Armenia came together, was issued. ...

US-backed SDF forces expel ISIS from eight villages northern Syria
ARA News - 2017-01-08 01:27
ARA News Qamishli – Subsequent to clashes with Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Saturday captured eight villages in Syria’s northeastern Raqqa Governorate, military sources reported. Renewed clashes hit t ...

Annual meeting of DAA activities begin
ANHA - 2017-01-07 11:58
Activities of the annual meeting of Democratic Autonomous Administration begin in Afrin canton with the participation of 71 head and deputies in Ayinda Hall in the center of Afrin canton. ...

IS Preparing to Lose Strategic Town in Syria
BAS News - 2017-01-06 20:54
SDF continues advancing towards central Raqqa LEEDS — The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have managed to take control over the ancient Castle of Ja'bar in the northwestern countryside of al-Tabaqa city in Syria, while the Islamic State (IS) mili ...

I’m not a PKK manager, member, spokesperson or sympathizer: Demirtas
KurdPress - 2017-01-06 20:54
The jailed co-chair of Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has said he is not “a manager, member, spokesperson or a sympathizer” of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in testimony in a case against him for allegedly “insulting” President R ...

Turkey's imprisoned Kurdish leader denies links with PKK
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-06 19:12
The imprisoned co-chair of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas seen speaking to his supporters at a rally during his 2014 bid in the presidential elections. (Photo: AP) ...

PYD Arrests ENKS Leaders and Conscripts Youth in Rojava
BAS News - 2017-01-06 18:34
Many people have forcibly been enlisted into military service by PYD in Rojava ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) has begun a large-scale campaign of arresting leaders of the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) in Syrian Kurdistan ...

YPG Has to Return Control of Territories to Damascus: Official
BAS News - 2017-01-06 17:43
Haisam Hasoun says sooner or later, YPG has to return the control of all the territories under its control ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People's Defense Units (YPG) which is the major constituent of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will soon abandon the ...

US 'identifies agents behind Russian DNC attack'
BBC - 2017-01-06 11:58
The agents allegedly handed stolen Democratic emails to WikiLeaks before the US presidential election. ...

Turkey releases Kurdish lawmaker, detains mayors
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-06 00:14
A file picture of the released Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Leyla Birlik. (Photo: DHA) ...

Syrian Democratic Forces seize more ground west Raqqa, push to ISIS capital
Kurdish Question - 2017-01-05 23:02
Syrian Democratic Forces seize more ground west Raqqa, push to ISIS capital ...

HDP Condemns Thursday’s Attack in Izmir
BAS News - 2017-01-05 21:14
LEEDS — The pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Central Executive Board released a statement on Thursday, condemning the attack that took place in front of a courthouse in the western Turkish city of Izmir earlier the day. "We condemn the attack ...

Turkey PM expects Trump to stop supporting YPG
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-04 20:02
Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (FSA) fighters and a US special operations forces soldiers are seen in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqa, May 25, 2016. (Photo: AFP) ...

MSD: We won't remain silent on the Turkish state's attacks
ANF/English - 2017-01-04 16:49
Syrian Democratic Council condemned the attacks of the Turkish state, and said they will not remain silent on the occupation and violation of their land. ...

Meeting Turkman component requirements, Federation
ANHA - 2017-01-04 14:18
The member of The Constitutional Assembly of Democratic Federation of northern Syria Ibrahim al-Hassen said that the federal system have equally given people of the area their rights, and met the expectation of Turkman component, as he assured that federa ...

MSD: our forces would not stand arm-folded to Turkish occupation
ANHA - 2017-01-04 14:18
Syria Democratic Council(MSD) decried the Turkish outrageous violation of Rojava-North Syria and assured that Turkey has ambitions in the region and wants to thwart the democratic federal project of north Syria assuring that their forces would not stand a ...

Turkish PM calls on Trump to end ‘shameful’ Obama policy on PYD
KurdPress - 2017-01-04 08:15
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has called on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to end the Obama administration’s “shameful” policy toward Turkey over the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) forces. ...

Syrian Democratic Forces seize more ground west Raqqa, push to ISIS capital
ARA News - 2017-01-04 04:41
ARA News Raqqa – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Wednesday made new gains in the fight for Raqqa, pushing further to the Islamic State’s (ISIS) de facto capital. Backed by US-led coalition’s airstrikes, SDF troops were able to expel ISIS ...

British and Canadian Volunteers Killed in Fight against IS: Monitor
BAS News - 2017-01-04 04:38
The foreign fighters were fighting alongside SDF in Syria ERBIL — A British and a Canadian national in the ranks of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been killed while fighting against Islamic Sate (IS) militants near Raqqa, Syria. According to the Syri ...

Turkey Pressures US to Stop Supplying YPG with Weapons
BAS News - 2017-01-04 00:25
Turkey's Prime Minister says Ankara Expects Donald Trump to stop supporting the Kurdish armed groups in northern Syria SOFIA — Ankara expects the US President-elect Donald Trump to stop supplying weapons to the Kurdish forces in Syria, as the Democratic P ...

A tunnel mercenaries dug found in Shali
ANHA - 2017-01-03 17:59
Fighters of Syria Democratic Forces have found a tunnel ISIS mercenaries dug in the village of Shali situated north of Ain Issa under the campaign of Wrath of Euphrates. ...

SDF fighters liberate three more Raqqa villages
ANHA - 2017-01-03 17:59
RAQQA – Three more villages in western Raqqa have been liberated by fighters leading the Raqqa campaign in four fronts, it has been reported. According to reports, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters who began advancing from the town Tal Saman, locate ...

Human Rights NGO Reveals "PYD Violations" in December
BAS News - 2017-01-03 15:48
A pregnant woman lost her unborn in a stoning event in Qamishlo, the NGO says ERBIL — The Democratic Union Party (PYD) forces in the past month "committed tens of violations" mainly against the members of their Kurdish opposition parties as well as their ...

KRG closes Yazda offices following embargo on Shingal
Ezîdî Press Kurdistan - 2017-01-03 06:26
Offices belonging to the Yezidi NGO Yazda have been formally closed by police forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq for unknown reasons, Yazda announced via Twitter. This comes after the governing Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) pu ...

Perpetuating Kurdish art within school curricula
ANHA - 2017-01-02 12:44
The curriculum preparation committee of Education Commission of Democratic Society in Afrin canton prepared a music book according to the ancient Kurdish tradition inherited over generations. ...

HDP blames government for terror attacks in Turkey
KurdPress - 2017-01-02 12:37
The political responsibility for the terrorist attack that occurred just after midnight at a night club in Istanbul rests with the Turkish authorities, pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) said. ...

Kurdish-led SDF announces liberation of 110 villages, death of 277 ISIS militants in fresh operations near Raqqa
ARA News - 2017-01-02 00:49
ARA News Raqqa – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday reported the liberation of 110 villages in the western countryside of Raqqa Governorate since the launch of the second phase of the battle for Raqqa last month. “Our forces have so ...

Turkey jails Kurdish HDP senior official Aysel Tugluk
E-Kurd - 2017-01-01 04:37
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— A court in southeastern Kurdish Diyarbakir province sent a senior official of the opposition Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to jail pending trial on charges of having links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Part ...

Syrian Kurds not included in ceasefire nor Astana peace talks: PYD leader
E-Kurd - 2017-01-01 04:37
ANKARA,— Syria’s Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) was not invited to join the new ceasefire deal in Syria, the party co-chairman, Salih Muslim, told Sputnik. “We aren’t included… Nobody asked us to join the truce because countries in the region deny t ...

Federal Administration publishes new year message
ANHA - 2016-12-31 21:10
NEWS DESK – The Northern Syria Democratic Federal System Constituent Assembly Administration published a statement celebrating the new year for the people of the region and wished in 2017 for the Syrian crisis to be solved in democratic ways. The statemen ...

The first bakery opened in al-Raqqa liberated villages
ANHA - 2016-12-31 16:47
The first bakery was opened in recently liberated villages of al-Raqqa western countryside in Tal Othman village by Democratic Society Movement. ...

US sends 70 trucks of arms for Syrian Democratic Forces
KurdPress - 2016-12-31 09:24
Syrian media claimed that the U.S. has sent some 70 trucks full of arms and ammunition for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). ...

Constituent assembly for a Democratic Federal Syria releases final declaration
Kurdish Question - 2016-12-31 03:49
Constituent assembly for a Democratic Federal Syria releases final declaration ...

Foza Yusif: Federalism protects the interests of all Syrian people
ANHA - 2016-12-30 21:40
Foza Yusif, member of the Democratic Federalism Political Committee of Northern Syria, noted that with the democratic federalism, they intended to defend the rights of all Syrian people and that the federalism would be built with the essence of unity in n ...

Final declaration of the Federal System Constituent Assembly conference
ANF/English - 2016-12-30 13:56
The final declaration of the Northern Syria Democratic Federal System Constituent Assembly issued a call to all circles in Syria to take active part in the building of a Democratic and Federal Syria. ...

Final resolution of the Federal System Constituent Assembly conference
ANF/English - 2016-12-30 11:38
The final resolution of the Northern Syria Democratic Federal System Constituent Assembly issued a call to all circles in Syria to take active part in the building of a Democratic and Federal Syria. ...

KDP officially asks PKK to leave Shingal
Waar Media - 2016-12-29 18:43
Waar, Duhok: Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has officially asked the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to leave the Shingal area. “We urge all PKK fighters to withdraw from Shingal,” KDP official Ahmed Kani said in a statement, adding that the area was lib ...

‘Afrin: Three dead after forced recruitment by PYD
KNC Geneva - 2016-12-29 16:19
Report Kurdish National Council in Syria – Geneva Office Last week numerous persons were forcefully recruited in the district of ‘Afrin by the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the militia of the Democratic Union Party (PYD). Contrary to the provisions in ...

Syrian Democratic Front Unites Internal Opposition Groups, Including Kurds
Sputnik - 2016-12-29 14:44

Saleh Muslim: Kurds should not repeat past faults, take advantage of new balances
ANHA - 2016-12-29 14:27
Saleh Muslim the co-chair of the Democratic Union Party called Kurds to take advantage of the changes taking place in the middle east by standing together, and considered that parties handicapping holding a Kurdistan national conference will not be tolera ...

Using force against PKK in Iraq’s Sinjar will damage KDP: PKK
E-Kurd - 2016-12-29 10:41
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Using force to push the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to withdraw from Sinjar would damage the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the political wing of PKK, Group of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK), said on Sunday. K ...

Turkey detains senior Kurdish HDP party official Aysel Tugluk
E-Kurd - 2016-12-29 10:41
ANKARA,— Senior official of Turkey’s Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Aysel Tugluk was detained by an anti-terrorism police team Monday under suspicion of having links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), local media reported. According to the An ...

HDP’s Aysel Tugluk sent to jail
KurdPress - 2016-12-29 10:35
A court in Turkey southeastern Kurdish province of Diyarbakir sent a senior official of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) to jail pending trial on terrorism-related charges on Wednesday evening, according to a judicial source. ...

Second day of Northern Syria Constituent Assembly conference takes place
ANHA - 2016-12-28 21:19
The second day of the second Democratic Federalism Constituent Assembly has continued in the town of Rmeilan. ...

Second Northern Syria Constituent Assembly conference starts
ANHA - 2016-12-28 03:30
RIMÊLAN – The first session of the second conference of the Northern Syria Democratic Federal System Constituent Council has been completed. 163 council members attended the first day of the conference in the town of Rimêlan on Tuesday. After the opening ...

Scores of ISIS militants taken captive by Syrian Democratic Forces
ARA News - 2016-12-27 23:26
ARA News Aleppo – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday captured a number of ISIS militants after clashes in western Raqqa Governorate, military sources and activists reported. At least four Islamic State’s (ISIS) jihadist fighters were ...

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