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Security turns U.N. in Geneva into ghost town as China's Xi visits
Reuters - 2017-01-18 17:52
GENEVA (Reuters) - Security blanketed the United Nations' European headquarters on Wednesday to avoid any risk or embarrassment to visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping, while police swiftly ended a small pro-Tibetan protest on the square outside. ...

China's Xi says willing to help resolve Ukraine crisis
Reuters - 2017-01-18 05:13
BEIJING (Reuters) - China is willing to play a constructive role in seeking a political resolution to the crisis over Ukraine, Chinese President Xi Jinping told his Ukrainian counterpart, adding that he considers the eastern European country a friend. ...

New President of the European Parliament determined
ANF/English - 2017-01-17 13:36
Antonio Tajani has been elected as the President of the European Parliament. ...

Barzani leaves Kurdistan Region for Switzerland
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 09:06
Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani left the region on Monday to visit the European country of Switzerland. ...

Poroshenko says Ukrainians at risk of losing faith in EU path
Reuters - 2017-01-16 23:48
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday Ukrainians risked becoming disillusioned with Ukraine's pro-European path if there are further delays to plans to cement its closer integration with the European Union. ...

KES und KEMSA beschließen Zusammenarbeit
Kurdisch-Europäische Gesellschaft - 2017-01-16 03:51
Als gemeinnützige, überparteiliche und europaweit agierende Organisationen haben die Kurdish-European Society (KES)... ...

KES and KEMSA have agreed on cooperation
Kurdish-European Society - 2017-01-15 23:40
The Kurdish-European Society (KES) and the Kurdish-European Medical Students Association (KEMSA) have... ...

The President of KES gives a speech at KEMSA in Berlin
Kurdish-European Society - 2017-01-15 04:03
On 13 January 2017, the President of the Kurdish-European Society Kahraman Evsen... ...

KES-Präsident hält Grußwort bei KEMSA in Berlin
Kurdisch-Europäische Gesellschaft - 2017-01-14 20:54
Bei der Informationsveranstaltung der Kurdish-European Medical Students Association (KEMSA) am 13.1.2017 an... ...

HRW says Trump, European populists are a threat to human rights
NRT - 2017-01-13 09:57

KES delegation visits grave of Ghassemlou
Kurdish-European Society - 2017-01-12 21:52
On 7 January 2017, the President of the Kurdish-European Society (KES), Kahraman... ...

Soaring childlessness among southern European women - report
BBC - 2017-01-11 15:16
Uncertain employment and a lack of family-friendly work policies help explain the rise, says a report. ...

Italy arrests two for hacking into emails of ECB's Draghi, former Italy PM Renzi
Reuters - 2017-01-10 14:47
ROME (Reuters) - Italian police arrested two siblings on Tuesday for hacking into the emails of European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and thousands of other accounts. ...

Andy's Sister - An Upcoming Pop-Punk-Band From Europe
Corduene - 2017-01-10 14:37
Andy's Sister is an upcoming, European pop-punk band that'll rock your next party! How did the band emerge? Where do they go and what about with that name? Find out more in our interview with the young band from southern Germany. Corduene: How did your Ba ...

IFJ-EFJ call for the release of 6 journalists in custody for 17 days
ANF/English - 2017-01-10 13:46
The International and European Federations of Journalists called for the release of six journalists kept in custody since December 25 for publishing articles about the leaked emails of Berat Albayrak provided to the media by Redhack hacker group. ...

KES delegation visit Kurdish representation in Paris
Kurdish-European Society - 2017-01-09 23:18
On 7 January 2017, the President of the Kurdish-European Society (KES) Kahraman... ...

'European Forum for Peace Against War and Dictatorship' established
ANF/English - 2017-01-09 17:17
European Forum for Peace Against War and Dictatorship has been established in Rosa Luxembourg Foundation in Berlin, with the participation of 67 activists from different professions, many of whom have been recently forced to leave Turkey. ...

EU's Juncker faces renewed pressure over Luxembourg tax policy
Reuters - 2017-01-06 16:08
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker faces renewed claims that he impeded EU moves against corporate tax avoidance when Luxembourg's prime minister, casting a shadow over his political future as a tussle over the bloc's t ...

Austrian defense minister eyes plan to overhaul EU migrant policy: Bild
Reuters - 2017-01-05 20:46
BERLIN (Reuters) - Austria's defense minister has drafted a plan that would overhaul the European Union's migrant policy by establishing a ceiling for migration and only permitting applications for asylum from outside the EU, Germany's Bild newspaper repo ...

U.S., European weapons used to commit war crimes in Iraq: Amnesty
Reuters - 2017-01-05 11:29
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Militias fighting alongside Iraqi troops against Islamic State are committing war crimes using weapons provided to the Iraqi military by the United States, Europe, Russia and Iran, Amnesty International said on Thursday. ...

New EU president says rest of bloc unified on dealing with Brexit
Reuters - 2017-01-04 11:40
BRDO PRI KRANJU, Slovenia (Reuters) - The European Union is more unified in its policy toward Britain's leaving the bloc than on anything else in its past, the new holder of the EU presidency said on Wednesday. ...

Kurdistan University has scientific cooperation with universities in Europe, Kurdistan Region
KurdPress - 2017-01-02 12:37
Chancellor of University of Kurdistan stated the university has enjoyed a good improvement in the past years and added that currently, the university is undertaking a scientific project with European universities and universities in the Kurdistan Region ...

French filmmakers ask Iran to release detained Kurdish director
Rojikurd - 2016-12-31 05:56
French filmmakers asked France and other European countries to pressure Iran to release an imprisoned Kurdish filmmaker, Human Rights Activists News Agency (MIROVAYETI) reported. Keywan Karimi, an independent Kurdish filmmaker from Baneh, Kurdistan Provin ...

European cities ramp up security for New Year after Berlin attack
Reuters - 2016-12-30 15:22
BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - European capitals tightened security on Friday ahead of New Year's celebrations, erecting concrete barriers in city centres and stepping up police numbers after the Islamic State attack in Berlin last week that killed 12 people. ...

EU supports UNICEF in Iraq with additional €7 million
ARA News - 2016-12-28 01:32
Geneva (UN) – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has received a new pledge of 7 million euros from the European Union to support the UN agency’s work in Iraq, where an estimated 11 million are in need of humanitarian assistance – half of them chi ...

Georgian Parliamentary Election Results and Aftermath
Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2016-12-27 13:43
[Editor’s Note: This blog entry follows up on the author’s E-Note “Of Georgian Personalities and Politics: European Dreams, National Elections, and Future Days” that appeared on October 7, 2016.] Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Georgian Dream (GD) electoral bloc ap ...

European activists organize "Civil March for Aleppo"
Orient News - 2016-12-27 02:01

Kurdish Yazidi Activists Receive EU’s Sakharov Prize for Human Rights
The Kurdish Project - 2016-12-25 00:15
Kurdish Yazidi activists Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar have accepted the European Union’s Sakharov Prize for human rights. The post Kurdish Yazidi Activists Receive EU’s Sakharov Prize for Human Rights appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Finland wants EU deals with Iraq and others on migrants
E-Kurd - 2016-12-24 12:50
BRUSSELS,— Finland said on Wednesday it would push the European Union to step up efforts to curb illegal migration by negotiating agreements with Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia. European leaders are due at a summit on Thursday to discuss results from their ...

Inclusion of Syrian Kurds in peace talks crucial for reaching a settlement: ESU
E-Kurd - 2016-12-24 12:50
BRUSSELS,— Inclusion of Syrian Kurds in any forthcoming international talks on the Syrian conflict resolution is crucial for reaching a realistic settlement, David Vergili, a representative of the European Syriac Union ESU in Brussels, told Sputnik on Wed ...

Syriac Christian fighter killed in Raqqa operation
ARA News - 2016-12-21 23:00
ARA News Raqqa – The Syriac Military Council (SMC) on Wednesday announced the death of their member Hauro Hani, during the Euphrates Wrath Operation for Raqqa. David Vergili, a representative for the European Syriac Union, told ARA News that the fighter j ...

IFJ/EFJ: We'll denounce Maxime Azadi's arrest in the Council of Europe
ANF/English - 2016-12-21 21:58
The International and European Federations of Journalists described the arrest of ANF News Director Maxime Azadi in Belgium as "a dangerous precedent and is likely to threaten the security of Kurdish and Turkish exiled journalists in Europe”. ...

Kurdish journalist arrested in European capital “on Turkey’s request”
ARA News - 2016-12-20 17:56
ARA News Brussels – The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) on Tuesday said that the Kurdish journalist Maxime Azadi was arrested in Brussels three days ago by Interpol on Turkey’s request. “And so Belgium proceeds to arrest French-Kurdish journalist ...

EU officials visit Iraqi Kurdistan, express concerns about governance in ISIS-free areas
ARA News - 2016-12-20 00:59
ARA News Erbil – Foreign Ministers of the Benelux on Monday visited the Kurdistan Region after visiting Baghdad. The European officials stressed the importance to find a solution for governing the areas recaptured from ISIS once the extremist group is def ...

What next for Syria, its allies and foes after fall of Aleppo?
The Guardian - 2016-12-18 04:33
Assad’s regime remains weak, his backers are already falling out and western influence in the Middle East is at a low ebbWhile US and European politicians wring their hands and indulge in recriminations over the fall of Aleppo, Russia, Iran and Bashar al- ...

Kurdish diaspora to support Kurdistan independence
Waar Media - 2016-12-17 15:09
Waar, Duhok: Kurds in the diaspora will take to the streets in several European cities in support of current bids to declare the independence of Kurdistan Region from Iraq. Kurdish youth movements in Europe are preparing for demonstrations across Europe o ...

Billionaire Mohed Altrad looking to buy-out Gloucester but has to convince authorities it would not be a threat to European competition
Daily Mail - 2016-12-17 03:21
The Aviva Premiership could have another billionaire owner if Syrian-born Mohed Altrad can convince rugby’s powerbrokers he does not pose a threat to Europe’s top club competitions. ...

European Court of Human Rights Requests Turkish Gov’t Defense Over Long Curfew in Cizre
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2016-12-16 22:52

ECHR demands written statement from Turkey on Cizre and Sur cases
ANF/English - 2016-12-16 14:31
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) demanded the Turkish government submit a written statement on the practices in curfews implemented throughout Turkey since August 2015. ...

Êzidî Kurdish women that escaped ISIS cruelty receive Sakharov Price
ANF/English - 2016-12-14 12:46
Êzidî Kurdish women Lamiya Bashar and Nadiya Murad, who have escaped ISIS cruelty, received the European Parliament’s Sakharov for Freedom of Thought. ...

US airstrikes kill 'Islamic State' militants linked to Paris attacks
Deutsche Welle - 2016-12-14 04:01
The men had planned attacks on Western targets at the time they were killed, a US official said. Germany has warned of increased attacks on European soil amid large-scale operations to uproot the group in Iraq and Syria. ...

Ezidi women accept human rights award
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-13 21:46
Nadia Murad (C) and Lamiya Aji Bashar (R), both Kurdish women of the Ezidi faith receive their 2016 Sakharov Prize from European Parliament President Martin Schulz (L) during an award ceremony at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, Dec. 13, 201 ...

'Kurdish Conference' in European Parliament Calls for Return to Peace Negotiations in Turkey
Kurdish Question - 2016-12-12 19:01
'Kurdish#039; in European Parliament Calls for Return to Peace Negotiations in Turkey ...

Turkey minister wonders if EU official is PKK member over questions about torture
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-10 21:57
Turkey's Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag seen with the European Parliment rapporteur Kati Piri, Ankara, 08, 12, 2015. (Photo: Turkey's Justice Ministry) ...

Salih Muslim: Kurds are also fighting for the peoples of the region
ANF/English - 2016-12-08 11:03
In the last section of the first day of the 13th Kurdish Conference in the European Parliament, PYD Co-chair Salih Muslim said, “The Kurds are fighting not just for themselves but also for the peoples of the region.” ...

Demirtaş: Our struggle for freedom will continue even in prison
ANF/English - 2016-12-07 15:29
Selahattin Demirtaş sent a message to the 13th Kurdish Conference at the European Parliament, to which he could not attend because of his imprisonment, and said “Our struggle for freedom and democracy will continue even in prison.” ...

Sheikh Maksoud Council: societies in Europe supplied mercenaries with chemicals
ANHA - 2016-12-07 11:56
Muhamad Sheikho the Co-Chair of TEV-DEM Council in Sheikh Maksoud accused the European Union and Turkey of providing facilities for societies that back the National coalition and supply them with chemicals. ...

EU offers money to Assad regime for influence - Times Orient Net - The Times The European Union (EU) is offering money to Assad regime in an attempt to have ..
Orient News - 2016-12-04 02:02

EP to host 13th International Conference on “EU, Turkey and the Kurds"
ANF/English - 2016-12-03 14:58
The European Parliament will host the 13th International Conference on “EU, Turkey and the Kurds" on 7-8 December this year. ...

Turkey will open up border gates, Erdogan warns EU
KurdPress - 2016-12-01 03:28
Turkey will open up its border gates and let refugees stream toward Europe “if the EU goes further,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened in the wake of a European Parliament vote on Nov. 24 to temporarily freeze accession talks with Ankara, Hur ...

Russia should foot Syria reconstruction bill, European leaders say
The Guardian - 2016-11-30 04:44
Diplomats have made clear EU will not sign any cheques for country run by Assad, who is accused of multiple war crimesEuropean leaders, notably the French, are privately warning Vladimir Putin that if he permits Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, to turn ...

Dîwana Dadê ya Ewropayê ji bo lîsteya terorê ya PKKê ket tevgerê
Sputnik - 2016-11-29 00:49
Dîwana Dadê ya Yekîtiya Ewropayê (European Court of Justice) ji bo ravekirina sedemên ketina lîsteya terorê ya PKKê agahî ji Komîsyona Yekîtiya Ewropayê (YE) xwest. ...

European youth community launches fact-finding mission, study trip in Kurdistan
Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-28 14:19
The DEMYC delegation met the Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani in Erbil, Nov. 27, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

The EU Energy Strategy between Unity and Schism
Kurdishpolicy - 2016-11-28 13:33
The European Union looks profoundly divided, when it comes to a united energy policy, forming two blocks: the first block consisted of the eastern European countries, or the new EU members, who are overwhelmingly dependent on Russian gas - some of them ev ...

Iranian Kurdish leader: International investors should avoid Islamic Republic
Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-28 12:36
The Secretary General of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) Mustafa Hijri spoke at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, 17/10/2016. (Photo: PDKI) ...

EU threatens Turkey with sanctions over crackdown on opposition, media
Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-28 12:36
The now imprisoned Turkey's Pro-Kurdish HDP co-chair Selahhation Demirtas (left) poses for photographers with the President of European Parliament (EP) Martin Schulz at the EP ahead of a meeting in Brussels, Jan. 27, 2016. (Photo: Reuters) ...

Erdogan droht der EU mit Grenzöffnung - The European
Theeuropean - 2016-11-26 02:03

The United Nations, European Union are Complicit in the Human Rights Abuses Carried out by the Turkish State
Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2016-11-26 01:23
The Kurdistan Human Rights Association: the attitudes and actions of the Turkish State through military attacks on Northern Kurdistan (Bakur) in its instigation of a brutal and renewed war against the Kurdish people of North Kurdistan, and it’s arrest and ...

Iran optimistic about ties with Europe: official
KurdPress - 2016-11-26 00:57
The statement recently issued by the European Union (EU) offers a positive prospect for ties with the European countries, Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said. ...

Turkey denies European lawmakers from visiting HDP leader, Demirtas
KurdPress - 2016-11-26 00:57
A group of lawmakers from five European countries, including Sergei Stanishev, the president of the Party of European Socialist (PES), were blocked from visiting jailed HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtas on the grounds of not getting permission in advance, ...

EU, Shanghai and beyond… / Yusuf Kanli
KurdPress - 2016-11-26 00:57
Is there significance in asking “If Turkey has lost its hope of becoming a member of the European Union, why should it compromise so much on Cyprus?” Put aside the awkward question of “Is Turkey a negotiating party in the Cyprus talks?”A settlement on Cy ...

Iran determined to promote ties with EU countries: president
KurdPress - 2016-11-26 00:57
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that his country is resolved to expand relations with friendly countries, particularly those in the European Union. ...

Turkey will open up border gates, Erdogan warns EU
KurdPress - 2016-11-26 00:57
Turkey will open up its border gates and let refugees stream toward Europe “if the EU goes further,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened in the wake of a European Parliament vote on Nov. 24 to temporarily freeze accession talks with Ankara, Hur ...

Suspension of accession talks: KES welcomes EU Parliament resolution
Kurdish-European Society - 2016-11-24 22:34
Today, by a large majority, the European Parliament voted for a “temporary... ...

European Parliament urges suspension of Turkey accession talks
Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-24 18:34
A file picture of the European Parliament. (Photo: Reuters) ...

EU suspends Turkey EU membership talks
Waar Media - 2016-11-24 17:41
Waar, Duhok: Members of the European Parliament (MEP)s have voted against Turkey’s EU membership because of the Turkish government’s crackdown since the July coup attempt. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed as “worthless” EU’s non-binding vo ...

The European Parliament votes to freeze Turkey EU ...
KurdisCat - 2016-11-24 16:32

EP temporarily freezes negotiations with Turkey
ANF/English - 2016-11-24 13:16
The European Parliament decided to temporarily freeze negotiations with Turkey after a voting on Thursday. ...

Does Turkey want to be a third-world country? / Serkan Demirtas
KurdPress - 2016-11-23 14:36
After a week of continued earthquakes in ties between Turkey and the European Union following the arrests of 12 lawmakers of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), including its co-leaders, Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, and the edito ...

Iran optimistic about ties with Europe: official
KurdPress - 2016-11-23 14:36
The statement recently issued by the European Union (EU) offers a positive prospect for ties with the European countries, Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said. ...

Turkey denies European lawmakers from visiting HDP leader, Demirtas
KurdPress - 2016-11-23 14:36
A group of lawmakers from five European countries, including Sergei Stanishev, the president of the Party of European Socialist (PES), were blocked from visiting jailed HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtas on the grounds of not getting permission in advance, ...

EU, Shanghai and beyond… / Yusuf Kanli
KurdPress - 2016-11-23 14:36
Is there significance in asking “If Turkey has lost its hope of becoming a member of the European Union, why should it compromise so much on Cyprus?” Put aside the awkward question of “Is Turkey a negotiating party in the Cyprus talks?”A settlement on Cy ...

Iran determined to promote ties with EU countries: president
KurdPress - 2016-11-23 14:36
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that his country is resolved to expand relations with friendly countries, particularly those in the European Union. ...

Economic sanctions towards Turkey discussed in EP lobbies
ANF/English - 2016-11-23 12:21
Economic sanctions towards Turkey are on the agenda for European politicians before the Turkey proposal is voted on in the European Parliament. ...

EU official denied visit to imprisoned Kurdish MP, says Turkey becoming ‘fascist state’
ARA News - 2016-11-22 02:14
ِARA News Brussels – European Parliament member Julie Ward on Monday was denied right to visiting to the imprisoned member of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and member of the Turkish Parliament Leyla Birlik. “Leyla Birlik is one of 10 HDP ...

Turkey denies European lawmakers access to imprisoned Kurdish leader
Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-21 19:16
The head of the European Parliament delegation Sergei Stanishev who was denied access by Turkish authorities to meet with the imprisoned Kurdish HDP leader Selahattin Demirtas speaks to reporters, Edirne, Turkey, Nov. 21, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

MEP Julie Ward denied access to HDP MP Leyla Birlik
ANF/English - 2016-11-21 16:29
Julie Ward, European Parliament Member from UK released a press statement after getting blocked from visiting HDP Şırnak MP Leyla Birlik in Silivri prison. ...

PES delegation: Pressure against HDP unacceptable
ANF/English - 2016-11-21 14:59
Turkish security forces prevented a delegation from the Party of European Socialists that wanted to pay a visit to HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş who is jailed in Type F Prison in the western province of Edirne. ...

PES delegation denied visit to HDP Co-chair Demirtaş in Edirne
ANF/English - 2016-11-21 13:05
Turkish police prevented a delegation from the Party of European Socialists (PES) that wanted to pay a visit to HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş who is imprisoned in Edirne province. ...

French court orders Eutelsat to resume broadcast of Kurdish Newroz TV
E-Kurd - 2016-11-20 21:16
PARIS,— European satellite TV operator Eutelsat has been ordered to reconnect the signal of Kurdish channel Newroz TV, one month after bowing to Turkish pressure to take it off the air. A Paris commercial court ruled on Monday that “the interruption of tr ...

Kurds protest in Brussels against Turkey’s crackdown on Kurdish Politicians
E-Kurd - 2016-11-20 21:16
BRUSSELS,— Thousands of Kurdish protesters from several European countries walked the streets of Brussels on Thursday, demanding that the European institutions and the international community take measures against Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s govern ...

Former French, US officials meet with Rojava officials
ANHA - 2016-11-20 14:23
DERIK – Former Foreign Minister of France Bernard Kouchner and former US ambassador to Croatia Peter Galbraith visited Rojava offcials in Derik, it was reported on Sunday. The former French minister of foreign and European affairs and co-founder of Doctor ...

Kurdish Institute of Brussels: Erdoğan incited the Turkish extremists
ANF/English - 2016-11-19 14:46
Chairman of the Kurdish Institute of Brussels held the Turkish state responsible for the attack on the Institute the night before, and called on European authorities to act. ...

French elected officials protest attacks on HDP and DBP
ANF/English - 2016-11-19 14:46
Mayors, parliamentarians and senators in several European countries continue their solidarity campaigns against AKP fascism’s political genocide operations targeting elected officials from HDP and BDP. ...

"Turkey responsible for the attack on the Kurdish Institute of Brussels"
ANF/English - 2016-11-19 12:49
Chairman of the Kurdish Institute of Brussels held the Turkish state responsible for the attack on the Institute the night before, and called on European authorities to act. ...

Does Turkey want to be a third-world country? / Serkan Demirtas
KurdPress - 2016-11-19 09:38
After a week of continued earthquakes in ties between Turkey and the European Union following the arrests of 12 lawmakers of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), including its co-leaders, Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, and the edito ...

Turkish officers at NATO request asylum in European countries
Rûdaw - 2016-11-18 14:21
“Some Turkish officers working in the Nato have requested asylum in the countries where they are working.” ...

Top EU officials cancel visit to Turkey
Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-17 18:49
The European Parliament (EP) rapporteur on Turkey Kati Piri. (Photo: Euranet Plus) ...

HDP MPs meet EP President Schulz in Brussels
ANF/English - 2016-11-17 11:34
The fascism of the AKP government occupies the agenda of the European Parliament as well. ...

EP visit to Turkey postponed
ANF/English - 2016-11-17 09:40
Following the AKP fascism arresting HDP parliamentarians and journalists, an European Parliament (EP) visit to Turkey was announced to be postponed due to “disagreement on the format of the meetings”. ...

Protests against the AKP government’s attacks continue in Europe
ANF/English - 2016-11-16 15:04
People of Kurdistan and their allies came together in several European cities to protest AKP fascism’s political genocide attacks and massacres against Kurdish people, and raised awareness among citizens and political parties. ...

Interview with the German broadcaster WDR: Vice-President Mithat Akay on the EU Progress Report on Turkey
Kurdish-European Society - 2016-11-15 05:29
Interview of the Vice-President of the Kurdish-European Society (KES) Mithat Akay with... ...

KES meets Kurdish organisation in Russia
Kurdish-European Society - 2016-11-14 09:51
On 13 November 2016 Kahraman Evsen, President of the Kurdish-European Society (KES),... ...

Pres. of the European Parliament Martin Shulz Pens Powerful Post in Support of Detained Members of HDP
The Kurdish Project - 2016-11-11 03:23
President of the European Parliament Martin Shulz has penned a powerful note in support of the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-leaders Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ on his Facebook page on Friday, November 4th, and hinted that the act ...

Syrian Kurds hope for recognition of federalism from new US president
ARA News - 2016-11-10 23:02
ARA News Erbil – Sinam Mohammad, the European Representative of the Rojava autonomous democratic administration, the de-facto government running Kurdish-held northern Syria, told ARA News that the Syrian Kurds hope to get more support from the newly elect ...

EU rapporteur calls for freezing accession negotiations with Turkey after crackdown on Kurds
ARA News - 2016-11-09 23:29
ARA News The European Commission’s rapporteur on Turkey, Kati Piri, on Wednesday called for freezing the EU accession talks with Turkey. “The annual Turkey report of the European Commission reflects the dire situation and the serious backlash of the rule ...

European Commission head warns Turkey slipping away from EU
E-Kurd - 2016-11-09 21:49
BRUSSELS,— European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday warned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against moving Turkey further away from Europe and jeopardising its EU membership bid. Juncker was speaking as EU member states expressed “gre ...

EU has to freeze accession talks with Turkey: Top official
Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-09 21:39
File picture of the member of the European Parliament and EU's rapporteur on Turkey Kati Piri. (Photo: Reuters) ...

Turkish PM, justice minister criticize European diplomats for HDP meeting
Rûdaw - 2016-11-09 18:46
‘We do not accept this picture ...

Kurds and European parliamentarians show support for HDP in Brussels
ANF/English - 2016-11-09 10:49
Kurds and European parliamentarians showed support for HDP in Brussels and protested AKP’s political genocide. ...

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