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DCP: Our common goals are managing region and organizing it

ANHA - 2017-11-21 11:00
A member of the Presidential Body of the Democratic Conservatives Party Basman al-Assaf said that they joined the Democratic Nation’s list because the objectives of their party is shared with all the participating parties' objectives in the list. ...

Jamaican Shipwreck: Will Merkel Go Down with the Ship?

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-11-21 07:22
For more than a month, representatives of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), have been engaged in preliminary discussions about creating a coalition governme ...

Sico: “Right person in right place” is our goal

ANHA - 2017-11-20 11:12
NEWS DESK – Secretary-General of the Kurdish Democratic Party in Syria, Abdul Karim Sico has stressed that the Democratic Nation List will work to put the right person in the right place. The Secretary-General of the Kurdish Democratic Party in Syria, Abd ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Abducts Two KDP Members in Pirde, SE Erbil

BAS News - 2017-11-19 17:13
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi abducted on November 14 two members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Pirde town, 50 km to the southeast of Erbil. Confidential sources told BasNews that Hashd al-Shaabi militias abducted Ba ...

Oso: PKK sacrificed thousands of martyrs to liberate oppressed peoples

ANHA - 2017-11-19 12:06
The administrative in the Democratic Community academies Abdul Ghani Oso said that Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has sacrificed thousands of martyrs for sake of the freedom of the oppressed peoples, and without the ideas and sacrifices of the martyrs of t ...

Kofan Kanaan: Elections are historic stage for North Syria people

ANHA - 2017-11-19 10:28
The secretary of the Rojava Democratic Party, Kofan Kanaan has explained that while Syria is undergoing critical crises, holding democratic elections would be the greatest victory for the people of North Syria appealing to the people of North Syria to par ...

KDP Faction Returns to Iraqi Parliament

BAS News - 2017-11-19 03:46
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) faction has decided to send its lawmakers back to the Iraqi parliament, said an MP. The Kurdish lawmakers will attend Sunday’s parliamentary session in Baghdad, according to MP Shakhawan Abdullah. Following th ...

Attacks against HDP are ongoing

ANHA - 2017-11-18 13:47
NEWS DESK- The Turkish police have raided Co-chair of the Democratic Peoples Party’s (HDP) house in the Bagçli Afler Muhammed Qara Dag district and have arrested him. The Justice and Development Government continues its attacks on the Democratic Peoples P ...

Secret meetings between Baghdad and Hewlêr

ANHA - 2017-11-18 13:47
NEWS DESK– Media sources said that secret meetings are carried out between the Iraqi Government and the government of Başûr Region “South Kurdistan.” According to media sources of Kurdistan Democratic Party PDK, a parliamentary in the State of Law in Iraq ...

Massoud Barzani may step down, a potential blow to his ruling family

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Longtime Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani has been president of the northern autonomous region since 2005 and has seen his family-dominated Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) only grow in influence since. Last mo ...

Call for separate hearings against HDP co-chairs Mr Selahattin Demirtaş and Ms Figen Yüksekdağ as well as hearings of co-mayor of Diyarbakır, Ms. Gültan Kışanak, and co-chair of Democratic Regions Party (DBP), Ms. Sebahat Tuncel

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2017-11-17 06:05
Dear Madam / Sir, Please find below two invitation letters regarding separate hearings of the legal cases against HDP co-chairs Mr Selahattin Demirtaş and Ms Figen Yüksekdağ as well as hearings of co-mayor of Diyarbakır, Ms. Gültan Kışanak, and co-chair o ...

Raids in Wan… arresting co-chair of municipality, a member of HDP

ANHA - 2017-11-15 15:11
NEWS DESK- Turkish police raided the home of municipality co-chair of Wan city of the Democratic Peoples Party (HDP), Handan Bagci, and the Democratic People’s Party (HDP), Handan Karakwan. The co-chair of Wan municipality Handan Bagci was arrested by Tur ...

KDP’s secretary: we will join elections serving Syrian North people

ANHA - 2017-11-14 12:56
The secretary of Kurdish Democratic Party (the Party) in Syria and the member of Kurdish National Coalition’s presidency Neser al-Din Ibrahim said that they are a part of Democratic North-Syria Federation, and they will join the elections that are suppose ...

HDP’s Osman Baydemir Released Shortly after Being Detained in Istanbul

BAS News - 2017-11-12 21:20
ISTANBUL — Kurdish politician and spokesperson for the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Osman Baydemir, was released on Sunday after being shortly detained by Turkish authorities in Istanbul. Baydemir was arrested at 16:45 local time after ar ...

PYD Hampers ENKS Conference, Arrests Two KDP-S Leaders in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-11-08 10:25
ERBIL — Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian Kurdish ruling party in the Syrian Kurdistan region (Rojava), arrested two senior members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S) on Tuesday. On Tuesday, the PYD security forces arrested promine ...

Military Operations Won’t Resolve Erbil-Baghdad Issues: KDP

BAS News - 2017-11-07 18:31
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Leadership Council met on Tuesday and discussed the current political and military situation in Kurdistan Region and the internal party’s issues. President Barzani chaired an inclusive meeting of the KDP Leade ...

Turkey Sentences Kurdish Lawmaker to 10 Years Imprisonment

BAS News - 2017-11-03 20:41
ERBIL — A court in Diyarbakir sentenced on Friday a Kurdish lawmaker to 10 years in prison over terrorism charges. Selma Irmak, a member of the Turkish parliament from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), was convicted of having links to the ...

Demo in Sweden to commemorate to Kobani resistance

ANHA - 2017-11-02 15:31
NEWS DESK– The Kurdish community in Sweden organized a demonstration commemorating the resistance of Kobani at the invitation of the Democratic Union Party and youth organizations. a number of Swedish parties also participated in the demonstration. Repres ...

Turkey Sentences HDP Lawmaker to 1 Year Imprisonment

BAS News - 2017-11-01 20:55
ERBIL — A court in Diyarbakir on Wednesday sentenced a Kurdish opposition lawmaker to 11 months and 20 days in prison for insulting a public servant. MP Ziya Pir is from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP). The court overruled an appeal by Pi ...

Turkish authorities arrest 3 HDP members

ANHA - 2017-11-01 16:14
NEWSDESK- Turkish police has raided this morning several houses of Othmania city, and arrested 3 members of the Democratic Peoples Party. The members arrested by the Turkish police are “Kamiran Babrak, Abdullah Torhan and Birsen Karatash”. The reason beh ...

KDP Branch Office in Sulaymaniyah Attacked

BAS News - 2017-10-31 20:13
SULAYMAANIYAH - Unknown armed men opened fire at the branch office of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Sulaymaniyah overnight on Monday, officials confirmed. As a result of the attack, the building sustained minor damages with no casualties, head of K ...

PYD: Ocalan represents people’s voice and will of Middle East

ANHA - 2017-10-31 15:24
GIRKÊ LEGÊ– Members of the Democratic Union Party in Girkê Legê district demanded the Turkish state to disclose the health and safety of the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocalan, in a statement. Dozens of the Democratic Union Party members have gathered ...

KDP Condemns the Attack Against PUK Branch Office in Zakho

BAS News - 2017-10-29 23:22
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has condemned the attack on a political branch office belonging to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Zakho. In an official statement released on Sunday, the KDP describes the action as a subversive att ...

KDP and PUK Meet over Recent Crisis

BAS News - 2017-10-25 21:05
ERBIL — The politburos of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) met on Wednesday to discuss the recent tensions with Baghdad and a way out of the crisis. According to a press release issued after the meeting, the two maj ...

KDPI Forces on Alert as Iranian-backed Militias Approach Their Bases

BAS News - 2017-10-22 00:50
ERBIL — The Peshmerga forces of Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) are now on full alert after Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias and military personnel of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) attempted on Saturday to approach the opposition grou ...

KDP forces left Gwer region: PUK official

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
A member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) stated that the Peshmerga forces affiliated with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) left the region of Gwer, southern Erbil. ...

YBŞ commander: Our troops are stationed at their trenches

ANHA - 2017-10-17 15:44
The commander of Şengal Resistance Units (YBŞ) in Dijwar Faqeer pointed out that the militants of the Popular Crowd entered the areas controlled by Kurdistan Democratic Party’s Peshmerga, noting that their forces are stationed in their trenches, stressing ...

Why was Şengal and Kirkuk handed over?

ANHA - 2017-10-17 15:10
DILYAR JAZEERI NEWS DESK- On September 25, the referendum on the independence of Başûr Region (South Kurdistan). This referendum was initiated and determined under the supervision of the Kurdistan Democratic Party(KDP). Most of the regional and internatio ...

PYD elections in Syrian Kurdistan illegitimate

KNC Geneva - 2017-10-17 13:45
On 21st of September 2017, the first municipal elections organized by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) took place in northern Syria in territories under their control. Thereby, administrative committees for the municipalities of the Kurdish regions were e ...

The PDK escapes from Germian as well

ANHA - 2017-10-17 11:03
NEWS DESK- the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) had fled from the region of Germian after fleeing from Kirkuk Şengal, and Makhmour. The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) are continuing to hand over areas under their control to the Popular Crowd. After the ...

PDK delivers Şengal to the Popular Crowd

ANHA - 2017-10-17 09:54
NEWS DESK– Democratic Party of Kurdistan’s(KDP) Peshmerga handed over the center of Şengal district and its countryside to the Popular Crowd. According to the information obtained from Şengal, Peshmerga withdrew from the center of Şengal district and its ...

After Şengal, PDK Peshmerga hand over Makhmour

ANHA - 2017-10-17 09:54
NEWS DESK– The Kurdistan Democratic Party’s Peshmerga withdrew from Makhmour district south of Hewler, after it had handed over positions in the district of Şengal to the Popular Crowd. According to the Roj News news agency, the Peshmerga of the Democrati ...

” Our best consolation is liberation”

ANHA - 2017-10-17 09:54
NEWS DESK- The Democratic Leftist Party in Syria paid condolences to our agencies on the loss of our correspondents Delishan Ibish and Hogir Muhammed. “The best condolence for us and all the martyrs is the liberation of al-Raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor from the c ...

Allawi: Barzani agreed to freeze, postpone referendum’s results

ANHA - 2017-10-16 15:36
NEWS DISK – Vice President of Iraqi Republic, Iyad Allawi, said that the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani had agreed to postpone and freeze the results of the referendum and resort to the constitution, noting that this approval cam ...

KDP and PUK to Discuss Situation of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-15 11:11
ERBIL — The politburos of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will meet today, October 15, to discuss the security issues of Kirkuk and the Shi’ite militia’s threats against Kurdistan. The meeting will be attended ...

KDP Lawmakers Continue Boycotting Iraqi Parliamentary Sessions

BAS News - 2017-10-10 20:52
ERBIL — Kurdish lawmakers from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) have decided to continue boycotting the parliamentary sessions in Baghdad for the sanctions the central government has imposed on Erbil. The KDP parliamentary faction made it clear that ...

KDP, PUK to Meet over New Political Roadmap

BAS News - 2017-10-08 15:40
ERBIL — The two major Kurdish political parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will soon resume their meetings to discuss new roadmaps for the future of politics of Kurdistan Region. Advisor to KDP’s politbur ...

Another Russian Oil Producer Expected to Operate in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-10-07 17:52
ERBIL — Russia is urging its oil companies to begin operating and invest in Kurdistan Region in the energy sector, said a Kurdish official. The representative of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Moscow Khoshawi Mala Ibrahim told BasNews that Russia do ...

HDP’s Baydemir Sentenced to 17 Months Imprisonment by Turkey

BAS News - 2017-10-05 19:43
ERBIL — Turkish judicial authorities sentenced on Thursday the Kurdish politician Osman Baydemir to 17 months imprisonment. Baydemir, who is also the spokesperson for pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), was accused by a criminal court in Diyarba ...

KDP on Passing of Talabani: We Lost a Friend

BAS News - 2017-10-03 22:04
ERBIL — With the passing of Jalal Talabani, the Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and former president of Iraq, Kurds have lost a prominent politician, said the politburo of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Tuesday. After yea ...

PYD’s 7th conference resumed on 2nd day

ANHA - 2017-09-28 11:59
The activities the 7th ordinary conference of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) have been launched, the party’s manifesto and internal order will be discussed and amended in addition to electing a new co-chair of the party ...

Muslim: we would resist any attack on Başûr

ANHA - 2017-09-26 14:45
The co-chair of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) Saleh Muslim stated to the Middle East Newspaper that People Protection Unites (YPG) would stand beside the Kurdish people in Başûr (South of Kurdistan) if an attack happened. ...

Leyla Zana Urges UN SG to Support Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-24 23:27
ERBIL — Leyla Zana, a prominent Kurdish lawmaker from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey, urged the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to show support for the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for the 25th of September. ...

PUK opposes KDP on holding referendum in Kirkuk

KurdPress - 2017-09-24 11:58
While the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is stressing on holding the planned referendum of Kurdistan Region in Kirkuk province, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is against holding the referendum in the province which is considered as a disputed te ...

HDP: We stand with the people of Catalonia

KurdisCat - 2017-09-23 05:13
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Central Executive Board released a statement voicing solidarity with the people of Catalonia for the "Independence Referendum".HDP stated that the Spanish government is trying to prevent the "Independence Referendum", whic ...

Mob attack on Kurdish funeral sparks outrage in Turkey / Sibel Hurtas

KurdPress - 2017-09-20 09:26
Aysel Tugluk, the deputy chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), is a well-known Kurdish politician in Turkey who is currently in jail on terrorism-related charges, like many other HDP members. But the reason her name made headlines this week was un ...

No forces are allowed in Kirkuk, official tells Kurdpress

KurdPress - 2017-09-20 09:26
A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) stated that the situation in the Kirkuk, a city in northern Iraq and the capital of Kirkuk province, is stable after clashes on Monday in a rally supporting the referendum of Kurdistan Region, set for Septe ...

US gives PYD arms it doesn’t sell to Turkey: Erdogan

KurdPress - 2017-09-20 09:26
The United States gives weapons to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) for free but does not want to sell weapons to Turkey for a price, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. ...

Abadi Prevents Iraqi President from Attending UNGA Meeting: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-19 19:25
ERBIL— The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi did not allow for the Iraqi President Fuad Massum to attend the session of the UN General Assembly, according to a Kurdish official. Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) politburo member and former Iraqi financ ...

Swedish Ruling Party Voices Support for Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-19 18:47
ERBIL— The Social Democratic Party of Sweden on Tuesday voiced support for the imminent referendum on independence of the Kurdistan Region (due on Monday), according to media reports. The issue of Kurdistan referendum was on the agenda of the discussions ...

Turkey pro-Kurdish HDP holds 'justice rally' in Diyarbakir

KurdPress - 2017-09-19 08:52
Turkey pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) held a grand meeting in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir titled “Justice, Conscience and Democracy” in protest of the current state of democracy in Turkey and arrests of its lawmakers. ...

Turkish police arrests HDP’s MP Sîbel Yîgîtalp

ANHA - 2017-09-14 13:22
NEWS DESK– Turkish police arrested Sîbel Yîgîtalp who is a parliament in Democratic Peoples’ Party in Amed city. Sîbel now said on her Twitter account that she is in front of her home and the Turkish police has arrested her. A.H ANHA ...

PYD celebrates 14th birthday

ANHA - 2017-09-14 11:18
In conjunction with the 14th anniversary of the Democratic Union Party founding, the party organized a party at the Mohammed Sheikho Center for Culture and Art. ...

Turkish police politically exterminating HPD MPs

ANHA - 2017-09-13 16:34
NEWS DESK- The Turkish police raided on Wednesday morning the houses of the parliamentarians in Democratic Peoples’ Party in Konya city, and arrested many members of the party. The co-chair of Democratic Peoples’ Party Erol Şan and the last two administra ...

KDP, PUK, Gorran hold Joint meet over reactivating Parliament

Waar Media - 2017-09-12 17:09
WAAR-DUHOK: The three main Kurdish parties, KDP, PUK and Gorran to hold a joint meeting on Tuesday over reconvening the Kurdistan Region’s parliament after it has been adjourned since 2015. According to an official, Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Patr ...

NGO Calls on PYD to Free Kurdish Political Leaders

BAS News - 2017-09-11 16:30
ERBIL—An organization affiliated with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)-Syria on Monday issued a statement in which it appealed to the ruling Kurdish party to release opposition leaders and members. Afrin organization urged Democratic Union Party (PYD ...

Armed Men Open Fire at KDP Branch Office in Chamchamal

BAS News - 2017-09-11 15:24
CHAMCHAMAL — A group of unidentified armed men opened fire on Monday at the political branch bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Chamchamal, some 70 kilometres to the west of Sulaymaniyah. Nizam Nazim, head of the bureau,confirmed the repor ...

HDP parliament member released from prison

KurdPress - 2017-09-10 16:47
A court in Turkey southeastern Kurdish province of Diyarbakir ordered the release of pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Kars deputy Ayhan Bilgen on September 8, eight months after he was arrested as a part of a terror investigation. ...

KDP and PUK to Meet, Discuss Reactivation of Parliament

BAS News - 2017-09-09 15:24
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet in the upcoming days for discussions over the reactivation of Kurdistan Region Parliament, and official said. The two major parties will hold the meeting ...

Barzani is trying to activate parliament through YNK

ANHA - 2017-09-09 13:14
The head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani is trying to activate the parliament through the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (YNK) after it was closed in the fall of 2015 for a law about presidency of the region ...

Turkish Court Decides to Release HDP Lawmaker

BAS News - 2017-09-08 20:10
ERBIL — A Turkish court in the city of Diyarbakir decided to release the lawmaker and former spokesperson of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP), Ayhan Bilgen, from prison on Friday. The HDP member was arrested for the third time in January t ...

Turkish court orders release of HDP former spokesman

Waar Media - 2017-09-08 16:19
WAAR-DUHOK: A Turkish court has ordered the release of a parliamentarian who was the former spokesman for Turkey’s pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party’s (HDP), a party official said on Friday. The court ruled that Ayhan Bilgen be released after a month ...

Kurdistan MPs Reassure Finish Counterparts about Timing of Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-08 11:20
ERBIL— Lawmakers from the ruling party of Finland will defend holding the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region in the meeting of their party, the Center Party, said a lawmaker from the Kurdistan Parliament. Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) off ...

Russian Companies Eye Investment in Kurdistan: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-06 16:53
ERBIL—The Russian companies hope to invest in and develop trade exchange with the Kurdistan Region, stated the representative of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) to Moscow. Speaking to BasNews on Wednesday, Khoshawi Mala Ibrahim said following RussNe ...

HDP on Kurdistan’s Independence Vote: Historic Day

BAS News - 2017-09-06 12:57
ERBIL — The planned independence referendum on 25th September will make it a “historic day” for Kurds, to which the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) offers total support, said Osman Baydemir, the party’s spokesperson. “We call on the people to go to the p ...

HDP members begin ‘justice watch’ outside Ankara court

KurdPress - 2017-09-06 09:07
Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) on Tuesday began a “conscience and justice watch” in front of the Constitutional Court in Ankara to protest unfair treatment of detained party members. ...

Iranian Kurdish Opposition Parties Back Protests in Support of Kolbars

BAS News - 2017-09-05 18:41
ERBIL—Two Iranian Kurdish opposition parties condemned the killing of Kolbars (backpack carriers) by Iranian armed forces and voiced support for public rallies against killing them. The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (DPIK) and Kurdistan Democrati ...

People Under Hashd Al-Shaabi in Diyala Leave Their Areas

BAS News - 2017-09-05 15:48
DIYALA — Due to Hashd al-Shaabi militia forces’ actions in Diyala province, residents of a number of villages in Khanaqin district in Diyala have left their areas, said a local Kurdish official. Sheikh Jaafer Mustafa, Head of Kurdistan Democratic Party’s ...

Official denies intra-KDP dispute over referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-04 11:03
A Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official denies there are disputes inside the KDP leaders, including the party’s leader and its deputy, over the referendum of the region set for September 25. ...
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