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HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş sentenced to 5 months in prison
Waar Media - 2017-02-22 16:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) of Turkey Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş has been sentenced on Tuesday by the 2nd Criminal Court of First Instance in Doğubeyazit to 5 months in prison. Demirtaş, who was detained since November 4, 20 ...

SDF Close in on IS in Deir Al-Zour, Northern Syria
BAS News - 2017-02-22 14:00
ISTANBUL — The US-backed Kurdish-majority Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are leading the military operation against the Islamic State (IS) in Raqqa, Syria have reached into the Deir al-Zour province. Deir al-Zor is around 140 kilometers away from ...

HDP applies to ECHR over arrests of its leaders
Waar Media - 2017-02-22 12:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) of Turkey has filed an application at the European Court of Human Rights regarding the continued arrest of its co-leaders , Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag. The application was filed in Stra ...

Wrath of Euphrates progresses, the two wings would meet
ANHA - 2017-02-22 12:34
The fighters of the Democratic Syrian Forces liberated Jarwan village from the hands of ISIS, and the 2nd and 3rd wings approached each other. ...

Wrath of Euphrates: two other villages liberated
ANHA - 2017-02-22 12:34
Syrian Democratic Forces’ progress is underway and two villages have been recently liberated from the ISIS mercenaries. ...

Turkey strips Yuksekdag of MP status, sentences Demirtas to five months
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 10:43
Turkey's parliament on Tuesday stripped the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party's (HDP) co-leader, Figen Yuksekdag, of her status as a member of parliament and jailed the other co-Leader Selahattin Demirtas, Reuters reported. ...

Kurdish-Arab SDF enters Syria's Deir al-Zor: source
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 10:43
The U.S.-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance has crossed into Deir al-Zor province for the first time as part of an offensive against Islamic State, a Kurdish military source said on Tuesday. ...

ABD merkezli anket şirketinden referandum anketi
IMPN - 2017-02-22 09:44
ABD merkezli National Democratic Institute'nün anayasa değişikliği referandumuna ilişkin yaptığı anketin sonuçları açıklandı. ...

Syrian Democratic Forces enter Deir al-Zor province for first time
NRT - 2017-02-22 07:35

HDP Files Application in ECHR Over Its Co-Leaders Detention
BAS News - 2017-02-22 00:12
ISTANBUL — Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) of Turkey has filed an application in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over its co-leaders, Demirtas and Yuksekdag, who were arrested along with 11 other HDP members of Parliament (MP) in No ...

Operation Wrath of Euphrates fighters foil car bomb attack
ANHA - 2017-02-20 22:29
RAQQA – The Operation Wrath of Euphrates fighters foiled a bomb-laden vehicle attack, capturing the ISIS member driving the vehicle. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters leading the Raqqa campaign captured a gang member attempting to carry out a bo ...

The story of two sisters from Raqqa, both struggling against ISIS
ANHA - 2017-02-20 21:12
Kavser Sheikh Ahmad, who left occupied Raqqa city one and a half year ago, is treating the wounded Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters as a nurse in the Operation Wrath of Euphrates campaign. Kavser is the sister of Jihan Sheikh Ahmad, the spokeswoman ...

Residents of Ciwês village are returning to their lands
ANHA - 2017-02-20 17:23
RAQQA – The residents of Ciwês village which was liberated by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) a few days ago are returning to their lands. The residents of Ciwês village in the east of Raqqa who were rescued from ISIS during the Operation Wrath of Euph ...

Reforms will help Kurdistan Region to become independent: advisor
KurdPress - 2017-02-20 14:05
The advisor to Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) political office believes that reforms in Kurdistan Region needs taking courageous steps and it will help the region walking towards independence. ...

Turkey must respect martyrs’ cemeteries
ANHA - 2017-02-20 13:49
KOBANÎ- The Democratic Society Movement warned the Turkish government about bombarding Martyrs’ cemetery in Qandil Mountains, and said that these attacks are against the most precious for Kurdistan so the Turkish state must be careful about that and respe ...

Operation Wrath of Euphrates fighters liberate two villages
ANHA - 2017-02-19 20:30
RAQQA – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) leading the Operation Wrath of Euphrates liberated the villages Nûfel and Ezîz whilst the campaign’s second front encircled another village, it has been reported. The third phase of the Operation Wrath of Euphrat ...

Erdogan Demands from HDP Voters to Say ‘YES’ in Referendum
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 09:23
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday appealed to the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) voters to say yes in an upcoming referendum on a bill that will give him unprecedented powers. The constitutional reform provides ...

Operation Wrath of Euphates fighters liberate Şiwêhan village
ANHA - 2017-02-18 18:37
RAQQA – The Operation Wrath of Euphrates fighters continue advancing towards Raqqa city. The second front of the campaign announced that Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters liberated Şihêwan village. The third front advanced by 4 km, it has been repor ...

PYD holds its first conference in Holland
ANHA - 2017-02-18 16:35
On Saturday morning, the activities of the first conference of Women Organization in the Democratic Union Party started in Holland, under the slogan "The Free Woman Is the Guarantee of North Syria Federation". ...

Rojda Felat: the joint of al-Raqqa youth is a good step for the Arabic component
ANHA - 2017-02-18 14:04
The commander of Syrian Democratic Forces Rojda Felat described the joining of al-Raqqa men and women in SDF as a good step for the whole Arabic component and thirstiness for freedom. ...

Amed.. Arrest Warrant Against Idris Baluken
Waar Media - 2017-02-18 13:45
WAAR-DUHOK: A court in Amed (Northern Kurdistan) on Friday issued an arrest warrant against an opposition lawmaker released from prison last month. Idris Baluken, the parliamentary group leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), was among at least a ...

Asya Abdullah: Interests of Kurds unaffected by Russian-Iranian-Turkish cooperation
Waar Media - 2017-02-18 13:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Collaboration that Russia, Iran and Turkey are maintaining the sphere of peace settlement in Syria does not affect the interests of the Kurdish people in any way, Asya Abdullah, the co-chairperson of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) told a new ...

Third front advances 8km in Raqqa campaign
ANHA - 2017-02-17 15:06
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters in the third front of the Wrath of the Euphrates campaign have advanced 8km. Heavy clashes are reportedly taking place in the village of Cûis. ...

165 SDF fighters join the Raqqa campaign
ANHA - 2017-02-16 21:32
KOBANÊ – 165 more Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters from Raqqa joined the Wrath of Euphates campaign after completing their military and political training. The Martyr Faysal Abu Leyla Academy in the Canton of Kobanê ended its fifth education cycle ...

Turkish Authorities Demand 25 Years Imprisonment For HDP Spokesperson
BAS News - 2017-02-16 19:51
LEEDS — The Diyarbakir Prosecutor's Office is seeking a 25-year prison sentence for the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) spokesperson Ayhan Bilgen, who was detained on the 31st of January on "terrorism related charges”, a source told Turkish media on Thur ...

Third front joins the Wrath of Euphrates
ANHA - 2017-02-16 14:41
The third phase of the Wrath of Euphrates campaign, which the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters had been initiating in two fronts, has now been joined by a third front. ...

SDF Pledges to Respond to Turkish Army if Moves to Manbij
BAS News - 2017-02-16 14:35
After Al Bab, the Turkish military will move on to Manbij and Raqqa, Erdogan says ISTANBUL— Kurdish forces will protect Manbij if Turkish-backed forces in Syria or Turkish troops will move into the city, Ilham Ehmed, co-leader of the Syrian Democratic Co ...

Turkish official discussed PYD with US defense secretary
KurdPress - 2017-02-16 09:37
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik discussed the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) with U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis late on Feb. 15 at a NATO summit in Brussels, a Turkish Defense Ministry official has said. ...

Kurds will not recognize conferences' decisions on Syria: Asya Abdullah
KurdPress - 2017-02-16 09:37
The co-chair of Syria pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party said that Syrian Kurds will not recognize the decisions of international conferences on Syria, if they take place without Kurds participation. ...

Turkmen youth condemn the International Conspiracy
ANHA - 2017-02-15 19:10
GIRE SPI – Turkmen youth stated that Abdullah Ocalan, despite his presence in isolation, had spread his democratic-nation philosophy. The young people of Hemak Tirkmen village, east of Girê Spi, stated that they condemn the abduction of the Kurdish people ...

From One Withdrawal to Another – Life Under Daesh
The Global Coalition - 2017-02-15 16:54
Daesh mines villages, kill civilians near Tabqa City. On 27 January, two men were killed in the village of Jarniya (70 km northwest of Tabqa City) by Daesh mines planted there ahead of advancing Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) forces. The explosion also i ...

New Platoon of KDPI Peshmerga Concludes Training
BAS News - 2017-02-15 09:52
A graduation ceremony was held for them in Kurdistan mountains ERBIL — A graduation ceremony was held on Saturday, February 11, for a new platoon of Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) Peshmerga. The ceremony, which was labeled the 223th training c ...

Kurdish-led SDF Aims at Fully Freeing Raqqa
BAS News - 2017-02-15 00:51
LEEDS — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are planning to fully liberate the city of Raqqa in the near future, the chairman of the Kobani provincial government, Anwar Muslim told Sputnik on Tuesday. "We are carrying out a successful offensiv ...

HDP will not boycott constitutional referendum: deputy
KurdPress - 2017-02-14 22:10
Turkey Kurdish-issue focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has denied claims that it will boycott Turkey’s upcoming constitutional referendum. ...

Interview with Ilham Ahmad Co-chair of Syria Democratic Council (MSD)
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-14 19:52

PUK to Meet KDP after Concluding Discussions with Gorran
BAS News - 2017-02-14 18:52
Issues pertaining to government, parliament and Erbil-Baghdad relations will be discussed ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), two major political parties in Kurdistan Region, will be meeting to continue ta ...

KDP-S Official Accuses PYD of Jailing Members without Verdict
BAS News - 2017-02-14 18:26
He demands PYD to "stop chasing" their cadres ERBIL— Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S) will put further pressure on the Democratic Union Party (PYD) to free the its supporters and members who were jailed without any trial, said a KDP-S official ...

Federation and DAA is the product of Ocalan perspective and philosophy
ANHA - 2017-02-14 13:37
NEWS DESK– The coordination of the Democratic Autonomous Administration assured that the DAA is one of the products of Ocalan’s perspective in addition to the project of northern Syria Federation. The coordination denounced the arrestment and isolation on ...

Geneva 4 repeats other Geneva meetings: Salih Muslim
KurdPress - 2017-02-14 09:39
The co-Leader of Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), Salih Muslim, stated that Geneva 4 will have nothing new as the PYD and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have not been invited to the talks. ...

Congo police open fire on sect supporters in capital Kinshasa
Reuters - 2017-02-14 08:55
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Police in Democratic Republic of Congo launched an assault on the residence of the leader of a separatist religious sect in Kinshasa early on Tuesday and fired live ammunition and tear gas at his supporters, a Reuters witness said. ...

IS Hopes Counterattacks Keep SDF Away from Raqqa: Monitor
BAS News - 2017-02-13 23:42
Heavy clashes emerged on Monday between the SDF and IS jihadists ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants on Monday carried out a counter attack against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in hopes of blocking their advancing towards Raqqa, the de facto capit ...

Maliki behind KDP's Threats of Boycotting Iraqi Polls: MP
BAS News - 2017-02-13 17:07
He blamed Iraqi VP for upholding a "dangerous" political majority principle ERBIL — The reason why Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) speaks of possibility of boycotting the Iraqi elections is that at the same time, Iraqi VP Nouri al-Maliki talks of princi ...

ENKS to Take Part in Next Round of Syrian Peace Talks
BAS News - 2017-02-13 02:10
PYD Excluded from the negotiations LEEDS — The ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) has been excluded from the upcoming peace talks in Geneva despite Russian insistence on the inclusion of the pary. No representative from the ...

Syrian Democratic Forces seize more ground east Raqqa amid ISIS retreat
Kurdish Question - 2017-02-12 23:41
Syrian Democratic Forces seize more ground east Raqqa amid ISIS retreat ...

PYD, Syrian Regime discuss a strategy against Turkish-Euphrates Shield operation
Waar Media - 2017-02-12 12:26
WAAR-DUHOK: Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Saturday met with representatives from the Syrian regime, agreeing to raise Syrian flags in several Kurdish areas. The Turkish Anadolu Agency reported that in the meeting, which was held in a Rus ...

Saleh Muslim” conspiracy on Ocalan targets all ME peoples”
ANHA - 2017-02-12 12:15
The Co-Chair of Democratic Union Party (PYD) Saleh Muslim stated that the conspiracy plotted against leader Ocalan does not only target him, contrarily, it also targets all Middle East peoples since his philosophy and perspectives are not restricted only ...

PYD delegation meets with Syrian representatives, blame Turkish-led operations
KurdPress - 2017-02-12 08:14
Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Saturday met with representatives from the Syrian government, agreeing to raise Syrian flags in several Kurdish areas. ...

PYD, Syrian Regime Uniting against Turkish-led Operations
BAS News - 2017-02-12 03:08
ROJAVA — Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Saturday met with representatives from the Syrian regime, agreeing to raise Syrian flags in several Kurdish areas. The Turkish Anadolu Agency reported that in the meeting, which was held in a Russia ...

Raqqa campaign: Khaniz and Makman fronts meet
ANHA - 2017-02-11 21:14
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters leading the third phase of Wrath of Euphrates campaign on Saturday joined together as both fronts met. ...

HDP co-leader faces jail over 'insulting' Erdogan
KurdPress - 2017-02-11 14:25
Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-leader Figen Yuksekdag is facing a prison sentence of up to five years on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a judicial source said Feb. 10. ...

How close are we to a solution in Syria? / Amed Dicle
KurdPress - 2017-02-11 14:25
On Feb. 4, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched the third phase of the operation to liberate Raqqa, which had begun on Nov. 4, 2016. Named Wrath of Euphrates, this operation's second phase began on Dec. 10, 2016, and many settlements have been liberate ...

YPG Police Opens Fire at a Civilian Refusing to Join Army
BAS News - 2017-02-11 13:23
PYD security forces also arrested two members from KDPS and ENKS ERBIL — The People's Defense Units (YPG) forces, the armed wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) opened fire at a civilian after he refused to join YPG, Democracy Center f ...

Osman Baydemir, Dilek Ocalan to visit Russia
KurdPress - 2017-02-11 10:16
Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputies, Osman Baydemir and Dilek Ocalan are planned to visit Russia to participate in a Moscow conference that is planned to discuss the situation an fate of Kurds in the region. ...

Kurdistan region has never been a part of Iraq: official
KurdPress - 2017-02-11 10:16
A parliament deputy from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) stated that Kurdistan Region has never been a part of Iraq. ...

Kobani: Woman Sets Herself on Fire in Front of PYD Office
BAS News - 2017-02-11 00:27
The incident comes a few days prior to anniversary of Ocalan’s arrest KOBANI — A Kurdish woman overnight Thursday on Friday set herself on fire in front of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Kobani, north of the country. Activists confirm ...

Raqqa campaign: Sninh village liberated
ANHA - 2017-02-09 15:58
RAQQA – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) leading the Raqqa campaign liberated the Sninh village after heavy clashes, it was reported Thursday. ANHA correspondents following the Wrath of Euphrates campaign reported that the village Sninh in northeast Raq ...

Salahaddin Bahaddin: KDP and PUK tried to convince as for converting political process in KRG
Waar Media - 2017-02-09 15:07
WAAR-DUHOK: The secretary-general of Kurdistan Islamic Union, said yesterday February 8 at his party’s anniversary in Sulaimani city, that KDP (Kurdistan Democratic Party) and PUK (Patriotic Union of Kurdistan) for more than one time tried to convince ou ...

New CIA director reportedly in Ankara
Waar Media - 2017-02-09 15:07
WAAR-DUHOK: US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo has arrived in the Turkish city Ankara, local media reported on Thursday. The CIA director is reportedly set to discuss with Turkish authorities the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD ...

Two Kurdish delegations to visit Baghdad: official
KurdPress - 2017-02-09 12:50
A deputy from Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in the Iraqi parliament stated that two delegations from Kurdistan Region are to make a visit to Baghdad in a near future. ...

Kurdish MP Leyla Zana briefly arrested by Turkish authorities
KurdPress - 2017-02-09 09:42
Leyla Zana, a lawmaker from Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) was briefly detained by authorities in the predominantly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, Turkish media reported. ...

Raqqa’s Arab tribes support Kurdish-led forces in fight against IS
KurdPress - 2017-02-09 09:42
Arab tribal groups in Syria’s northeastern Raqqa Governorate have shown support to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the anti-IS Euphrates Wrath Operation. ...

Turkish Government Detains Hdp Deputy Leyla Zana
Rojikurd - 2017-02-09 00:07
The Turkish government detained high-profile Kurdish MP for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Leyla Zana on Wednesday (February 8), as part of Turkey’s ongoing crackdown on Kurdish officials. Zana was brought into custody and taken to a detention center ...

MP Leyla Zana Briefly Arrested by Turkish Authorities
BAS News - 2017-02-08 22:24
LEEDS — Leyla Zana, a lawmaker from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) was briefly detained by the Turkish authorities in the predominantly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, Turkish media reported. The MP from the pro-Kurdish HDP has been detained by the Turk ...

KDP Leaders Vote to Renew Talks of Independence with Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-08 14:35
The decision was made during a meeting of KDP Leadership Council ERBIL — In the meeting of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Leadership Council on Wednesday the council decided to form a committee which will discuss independence for Kurdistan Region w ...

WAAR: reveal KDP’s politburo reformation
Waar Media - 2017-02-08 14:05
WAAR-DUHOK: Mahmod Mohamad spokesman of KDP (Kurdistan Democratic Party), revealed to WAAR that KDP Politburo board announced the names of same officials branches: Sarbast Tirwanshi for Duhok branch. Ali Tatar for Zakho branch. Omer Oraey for Amedy branc ...

It’s our right to vote ‘no’ in referendum: HDP
KurdPress - 2017-02-08 10:48
Turkey Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has stressed that it has the right to vote “no” in the upcoming referendum, which will decide whether Turkey’s current parliamentary system should be shifted to an executive presidency. ...

SDF fighters liberate Abû Sûse village
ANHA - 2017-02-07 14:04
RAQQA – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) leading the Wrath of Euphrates campaign to liberate Raqqa city announced they had liberated the village of Abû Sûse, northeast of Raqqa. ANHA reporters on the ground reported Tuesday that SDF fighters advancing f ...

“Al-Shahba people should play their role in the federation” Alo said
ANHA - 2017-02-07 12:04
SULIEMAN AHMAD AFRIN– Jamal Alo an executive of the Democratic Federation of North Syria called al-Shahba people to play a pioneer role in preserving the unity of Syrian people and land by joining the North Syria Federation. Democratic Federation of North ...

Eastern neighborhoods: federation is an ideal project for Syrian crisis
ANHA - 2017-02-06 10:39
Fraternity of People Council in Aleppo city discussed with liberated eastern neighborhoods councils the democratic Federal project of northern Syria, and it is considered the best solution of Syrian crisis. ...

Tel Afar Operation Imminent: Official
BAS News - 2017-02-06 01:09
Peshmerga to participate in the assault ERBIL — A military operation to liberate Tel Afar from Islamic State (IS) will be launched very soon with Kurdish Peshmerga forces taking part in the mission, said a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official. Citin ...

US Not Backing off from Supporting SDF: Source
BAS News - 2017-02-05 14:11
The US is planning to increase the number of its troops to 1,000 in northern Syria ERBIL — A senior military source from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) denied that the US-led global coalition is opting out of its support to the SDF after Donald Trump ...

PYD Using Ex-IS Members Card against Erbil: Official
BAS News - 2017-02-05 10:14
Many Ex-IS Arabs have joined PYD in Syria ERBIL — The head of Sinjar mayoral council stated that the Arabs which have previously served in the Islamic State (IS) ranks have now joined the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD). PYD, a Kurdistan Work ...

Germany’s Merkel meets with Turkey’s Kurdish HDP lawmakers
E-Kurd - 2017-02-05 08:42
ANKARA,— German Chancellor Angela Merkel met members of Turkey’s Kurdish HDP party on Thursday during her visit to capital Ankara. Merkel met with Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party HDP’s parliamentary group leader Idris Baluken, HDP’s deputy for foreign ...

KDP says parliament speaker fueled tensions in Iraqi Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-02-05 08:42
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Spokesman of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Muhammad Ali Yasin, blamed Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s Parliament Speaker, Yusuf Muhammad Sadiq, for fueling tensions in the autonomous region in the north of Ira ...

IS Chief of Mosul Airport Guards Killed
BAS News - 2017-02-05 08:42
He was targeted at Mosul airport MOSUL — An Islamic State (IS) prominent leader was struck by the global coalition's air force late Saturday in Mosul. Esmat Rajab, Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)'s official from Mosul said the IS leader targeted by coal ...

Syrian Democratic Forces Discover Daesh’s Bomb-Making Facility
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-04 23:32

SDF Spokesman: Thousands of youth from Raqqa are joining the campaign
ANHA - 2017-02-04 20:40
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Official Spokesman Talal Silo stated on Saturday that 5,000 fighters, mostly Raqqa youths, had joined the Wrath of Euphrates campaign to liberate Raqqa. ...

Third Phase of Raqqa Assault Lunched by SDF
BAS News - 2017-02-04 13:46
The aim of the new phase of the operations is to cut the route between Raqqa and Deir al-Zour ERBIL — The third phase of Raqqa assault was launched by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) after concluding the second one by liberating a large area around th ...

Parliament speaker fueled tensions in Kurdistan Region, KDP spokesman tells Kurdpress
KurdPress - 2017-02-04 12:17
The Spokesman of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Muhammad Ali Yasin, blamed Kurdistan Region’s Parliament Speaker, Yusuf Muhammad Sadiq, for fueling tensions in the autonomous region in the north of Iraq and that’s why “he lost his post as the regio ...

Demirats meets with family members in prison
KurdPress - 2017-02-04 08:21
The co-Leader of Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas met his family in Idirneh Prison where he was imprisoned about two months ago for alleged link with the Kurdistan Workers’ party (PKK). ...

Congo police kill at least eight in clashes with sect, activists say
Reuters - 2017-02-03 16:52
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Police in southwestern Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday killed at least eight members of a separatist religious sect, local activists said, escalating tensions in a normally peaceful part of a conflict-ravaged country. ...

Merkel and HDP Lawmakers Meet in Turkey
BAS News - 2017-02-03 15:50
LEEDS — The Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, has met with pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) representatives during her visit in Turkey. The German Chancellor has met with representatives of the pro- Kurdish HDP while on a visit in the Turk ...

Gorran Ready for New Round of Talks with KDP: Official
BAS News - 2017-02-03 03:45
Gulistan Sa’id says negotiation the only peaceful way out of crisis SULAYMANIYAH — The Change Movement (Gorran) is ready to receive Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) delegation as part of a new round of negotiations to overcome the political deadlock in t ...

Arrest Warrant Issued for Anther HDP Lawmaker
BAS News - 2017-02-02 23:33
LEEDS — The court in Diyarbakir has issued arrest warrant for Feleknas Uca, member of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey. The decision for the arrest has been made on the basis of a claim that Uca is a member of the Kurdistan Worke ...

PKK’s affiliated YBS discussed creation of joint Sinjar force with KDP: YBS
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
SINJAR,— The PKK-affiliated Sinjar Resistance Units (Yekîneyên Berxwedana Şengalê‎ YBS) have discussed the creation of a joint force in Sinjar in northwest Iraq with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), and the idea had found some understanding between ...

Turkey: Four Kurdish HDP lawmakers taken by force to give testimony
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Four Kurdish lawmakers from the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) were detained on Jan. 25, including Sanliurfa MP Osman Baydemir, Diyarbakir MP Imam Tascier, Igdir MP Mehmet Emin Adiyaman and Mus MP Ah ...

Syrian Kurds invited to Russian FM meeting with opposition
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
MOSCOW,— Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will hold talks with Syrian opposition parties and the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Friday. “We have invited on Friday all the opposition representatives from the political opposition that wish t ...

Kurds say Syria risks further destabilization if Assad loses power now
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
MOSCOW,— Syria risks further destabilization unless President Bashar Assad stays in power into the transitional period, a member of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) told Sputnik on Friday. “Assad should in any case remain for a certain per ...

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 ...

Turkey detains Kurdish HDP deputies Huda Kaya, Meral Danis Bestas
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Two Kurdish deputies of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Huda Kaya and Meral Danis Bestas, were detained early on Saturday as part of the crackdown against Turkey’s Kurdish political movement. According to a ...

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP deputy Ayhan Bilgen briefly detained in Ankara
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
ANKARA,— The Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy and party spokesperson Ayhan Bilgen was briefly detained detained early on Sunday at Esenboga Airport in capital Ankara as part of the crackdown against Turkey’s Kurdish political movement. Bilg ...

Turkish court releases Kurdish HDP lawmaker Idris Baluken
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— A Diyarbakır court on Jan. 30 ordered the release of Idris Baluken, the deputy group chairman and lawmaker of the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) from Diyarbakır, after nearly three months in jail. The D ...

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 ...

Turkish court arrests Kurdish HDP lawmakers over PKK links
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— A Turkish court on Tuesday placed under arrest two MPs from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), as part of the crackdown against Turkey’s Kurdish political movement. Ayhan Bilgen — the party’s offic ...

Turkey arrests two Kurdish HDP lawmakers Ocalan and Ayhan
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
SANLIURFA, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— A Turkish court on Wednesday placed under arrest two MPs from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), as part of the crackdown against Turkey’s Kurdish political movement. Ibrahim Ayhan and Dilek Ocalan, who ...

Martyrs of February Twin Bombings Commemorated in Erbil
BAS News - 2017-02-01 18:44
KRG official says Kurdistan carries on with its pledge to fight terrorism ERBIL — To mark the 13th anniversary of Erbil twin bombing attack in 2004, a ceremony was held on Wednesday in central Erbil. Officials from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) an ...

Anti- IS coalition sends armored vehicle to Syrian Kurdish-Arab forces
KurdPress - 2017-02-01 11:49
The spokesman of Syrian Kurdish-Arab forces of Democratic Syria stated that the anti-IS coalition has send a few number of armored vehicles to the forces. ...

U.S. confirms sending armored vehicle to Syrian Kurdish-Arab coalition
KurdPress - 2017-02-01 11:49
The spokesman for the anti-IS coalition in Baghdad has confirmed that the U.S. has sent armored vehicles to the Syria Kurdish-Arab Coalition of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). ...

The Syrian Democratic Council in Washington pushes for greater support
Kurdish Question - 2017-01-31 21:31
The Syrian Democratic Council in Washington pushes for greater support ...

Undermined by desertions – Life under Daesh
The Global Coalition - 2017-01-31 19:47
Daesh executes minors in Raqqa City. This week, Daesh publicly executed at least four individuals variously accused of spying for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Jordan, and the Global Coalition. However, reports indicate that these four victims were ...

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