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Fired Kurdish Workers Retaliate Against Turks and Open Small Businesses

The Kurdish Project - 2017-08-10 04:53
The following article was originally published in Independent. In the centre of where various pedestrian cobble stone streets meet, in the hip and relatively progressive suburb of Kadıköy, Istanbul, Serdar Bascitin sits with a humble smile, surrounded by ...

Justice and Conscience Sit-in in Wan after Istanbul and Amed

ANHA - 2017-08-06 14:35
The sit-in of "Justice and Conscience" that was organized by the parliamentarians of Democratic Peoples' Party in Wan city started on Sunday after it has lasted for 6 days in Yogûrtçû Park in Istanbul city and Amed earlier. The participants in the sit-in ...

Iranian FM Zarif arrives in Turkey

KurdPress - 2017-08-01 13:07
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif landed in Istanbul on Tuesday leading a high-ranking political delegation to participate in Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) extraordinary meeting on Palestine and al-Aqsa. ...

76 Prozent für härtere Gangart gegen Erdogan

K-Medya - 2017-07-23 02:56
Das Verhältnis zwischen Deutschland und der Türkei hat in dieser Woche einen neuen Tiefpunkt erreicht. Grund ist die Verhaftung des Berliner Menschenrechtlers Peter Steudtner (45). Er wurde bei einem Workshop in Istanbul Anfang Juli festgenommen, jetzt or ...

Huge crowd rallies in Istanbul against Turkey's post-coup crackdown

Reuters - 2017-07-10 01:28
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's main opposition leader told a huge protest rally on Sunday that the country was living under dictatorship and pledged to keep challenging the crackdown launched by the authorities after last year's failed military coup. ...

Turkish Parliament Bans the Use of Word "Kurdistan" in the Parliament

BAS News - 2017-07-07 23:20
ISTANBUL — The Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its far-right allies in the Turkish Parliament agreed to pass a resolution submitted on Friday that would ban the word 'Kurdistan' to be used by lawmakers in Parliament. According to the resolution p ...

Russian Defence Minister arrived in Istanbul and he will meet with Erdogan

Waar Media - 2017-07-02 17:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is hosting Russian Federation Defense Minister Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shoygu on Sunday at the Tarabya Presidential Palace in İstanbul, CNN Türk reported. Shoygu’s visit takes place following a recent exch ...

Turkey detains Zhiyar Gul and deported him to Kurdistan region.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-01 16:13
According to news reports from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association and a news source from the Roj news and analytical site, journalist Zhiyar Gul, a BBC correspondent for the BBC, arrested on Thursday evening of June 29th in Istanbul. It was said that ...

Thousands protesting in Ankara over lawmaker’s arrest

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Enis Berberoglu, a lawmaker from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), arrives at the Justice Palace, the Caglayan courthouse, to attend a trial in Istanbul, Turkey March 1, 2017. (Photo: Reuters) ...

Turkey's Erdogan says Arab demands on Qatar unlawful

Reuters - 2017-06-25 13:55
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday dismissed calls for Turkey to close a military base in Qatar and said a wider list of demands issued by four Arab states was an unlawful intervention against the Gulf emirate's sovereignty. ...

CHP mi Adalet Arıyor !

Vengma - 2017-06-16 00:06
CHP istanbul milletvekili Enis Berberoğlu tutuklanınca,CHP bütün illerde adalet yürüş başlattı. Adalet arıyor. Kılıçdaroğlu, “adalet herkese lazımdır. Adalet için bir bedel ödenmesi gerekirse, bu bedeli ödemeye hazırım” diyor. Kılıçdaroğlu hala anlamamış, ...

Chaldean Iraqi Nationals Residing in US Awaiting Deportation

BAS News - 2017-06-14 19:48
ISTANBUL — About 100 Iraqi nationals are awaiting deportation after having been taken into custody by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials and relocated from the immigration detention center in Detroit, Michigan to Northeast Ohio Co ...

UN Concerned About Increasing Civilian Casualties in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-14 19:48
ISTANBUL — US-led coalition airstrikes have resulted in a "staggering loss of civilian life" in Syria, the UN war crimes investigators said on Wednesday. "We note in particular that the intensification of air strikes, which have paved the ground for an S ...

IS Attack in Mosul Kills Dozens of Soldiers, Civilians

BAS News - 2017-06-14 19:09
ISTANBUL — Eleven members of the Iraqi Federal Police forces and six civilians died during attacks perpetrated by about 100 Islamic State (IS) militants on Wednesday, according to Iraqi sources. An Iraqi police officer was killed and another was injured ...

First Yezidi Cemetery Opened in the US

BAS News - 2017-06-14 15:59
ISTANBUL — A ceremony marking the establishment of the first Yezidi cemetery in the US took place this week. The 20-acre field was purchased for $150,500 by the United Yezidi Community of America (UYCA). The land, which was acquired in late 2016, is loca ...

Islamic State Attacks Abroad Likely to Increase

BAS News - 2017-06-10 15:41
ISTANBUL — Countering statements by US military officials who correlated the reduction of Islamic State (IS) attacks with the continued losses its territories in Syria and Iraq, analysts are saying that IS attacks will likely increase. "As perverse as it ...

Christian Population in Iraq Reduced by a Third, in Syria by Half

BAS News - 2017-06-10 00:34
ISTANBUL — The number of Christians in Iraq and Syria is at an all-time low, according to a recent report. The Iraqi Christian population had dwindled from “well over 300,000” in 2014 to 200,000-250,000, with an additional number of Christians displaced ...

Iraq to Triple Its Oil Refining Capacity

BAS News - 2017-06-09 23:47
ISTANBUL — Iraq is making plans to increase its refining capacity in the next four years. The aim is to increase the current capacity of 500,000 barrels a day (BPD) to 1.5 million BPD by 2021. Although Iraq is the third-largest oil producer in the world, ...

Gazprom Neft to Expand Its Presence in Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-06-09 23:47
ISTANBUL — One of the largest oil producers in Russia, Gazprom Neft, is considering increasing its presence in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The company is already working in the southern Kurdistan Region, with prospective works in the Garmian, Shakal an ...

Iraqi-Iranian Center to Combat Dust Storms to Open in Karbala

BAS News - 2017-06-06 12:31
ISTANBUL — An agreement to combat dust storms has been signed by Tehran and Baghdad. The joint center will be located in a 200-hectare area in Iraq's Karbala, located about 100 km from Baghdad. The agreement to open a joint center was signed by Mohammad ...

Date of Advance into Raqqa's Border to be Announced on Tuesday: SDF

BAS News - 2017-06-05 23:02
ISTANBUL — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are led by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the operation to oust Islamic State (IS) militants out of Raqqa and its surrounding areas, will announce the date of the advance into the city’ ...

20 Iraqi Intelligence Units Abroad to be Shut Down

BAS News - 2017-06-05 00:23
ISTANBUL — Iraqi intelligence abroad has not been contributing to the anti-terrorist efforts and therefore should be closed down, said Iraqi MP. Twenty intelligence units abroad in the Arab countries have not been sending reports back to Iraq for the pas ...

Coalition Rejects Turkey’s Claim on Raqqa Operation

BAS News - 2017-06-04 23:13
ISTANBUL — Turkish claims that the People’s Protection Units (YPG), which are leading the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the operation to oust Islamic State (IS) militants from Raqqa and its vicinity, have began their advance into the city’s borders w ...

Operation to Advance into Raqqa in a Few Days: YPG Spokesman

BAS News - 2017-06-03 22:05
ISTANBUL — The advance into the city of Raqqa will begin in the next “few days,” said a representative of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which are leading the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the operation to oust the Islamic State (IS) mi ...

Kurdish Publishing House Deprived of Kadıköy Book Fair in Istanbul

BAS News - 2017-06-03 13:31
ISTANBUL — Avesta Publishing House, one of the largest Kurdish publishing houses, was prevented from participating in the Kadıköy Book Fair which will be held between June 3-11 at Haydarpaşa Gar in Kadıköy district of Istanbul. The Kadıköy Municipality, ...

Russian Oil Giant Expanding Its Footprint in Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-06-03 13:31
ISTANBUL — Rosneft, the Russian government majority-owned oil company, is expanding its footprint in the Kurdistan Region with the signing of a new cooperation deal this week. The cooperation agreement which was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin ...

Operation to Defeat IS Will Continue One More Year: Commander

BAS News - 2017-06-03 13:31
The Canadian mission in Syria and Iraq will likely extend, says a Canadian Commander ISTANBUL — Eradication of the Islamic State (IS) will require about one more year, said commander of Canada’s joint task force Brigadier-General Daniel MacIsaac. The Can ...

New NATO Senior Civilian in Iraq Assumes Office

BAS News - 2017-06-02 23:32
ISTANBUL — The new North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) Senior Civilian in Iraq assumed office on June 1. Paul Smith of the United Kingdom replaced Richard Froh of Canada as a representative of the alliance at large and NATO Secretary General in p ...

Turkey to Build a Wall Along Its Borders with Iran and Iraq

BAS News - 2017-06-02 23:32
ISTANBUL — Plans to build a wall along the Turkish-Iraqi and Turkish-Iranian border are in the works, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Currently, approximately 650 km out of the total 911 km-wall along the Turkish-Syrian border that began to ...

HDP Spokesperson Released Shortly After Arrest by Turkish Authorities

BAS News - 2017-06-02 19:29
ISTANBUL — The spokesperson of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Osman Baydemir, was taken into custody and released after being interrogated by the Turkish authorities on Friday. Baydemir was arrested by the police and taken to a court in ...

IS Calls on Followers to Use eBay for Terrorist Attacks

BAS News - 2017-05-31 23:42
ISTANBUL — The latest issue of the Islamic State’s English language magazine Rumiyah is urging its followers to use popular buy-and-sell platforms such as eBay, Craigslist and Gumtree to lure users in order to take them hostage and use them for attacks. ...

US Officials Confirm Delivering Arms to SDF

BAS News - 2017-05-31 00:34
ISTANBUL — The US military has shipped another instalment of weapons to the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which are leading the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the operation to oust Islamic State (IS) militants from Syria’s Raqqa. Thi ...

180,000 Civilians Trapped in Mosul’s Old City

BAS News - 2017-05-31 00:15
ISTANBUL — Approximately 180,000 people currently in the Old City neighbourhood in western Mosul,- all living with severe water and food shortages, with no electricity or humanitarian assistance, have been called to leave, according to UN Iraq. “Displace ...

SDF Reached Vicinity of Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-05-31 00:15
ISTANBUL — The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which are leading the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the operation to oust Islamic State (IS) militants out of Syria’s Raqqa, have reached the vicinity of the city’s border on Tuesday. The advanc ...

Turkish Military Says It Killed 13 PKK Members in Border Areas

BAS News - 2017-05-28 14:10
ISTANBUL — Thirteen Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) members were killed by the Turkish Air Force in northern Iraq on Sunday morning. The deaths resulted from an air operation targeting the Avasin-Basyan region in Duhok province of Kurdistan Region. The gu ...

Kurdish Novelist Jan Dost Publishes Latest Work Named “Kobani”

BAS News - 2017-05-28 00:50
LODZ — Renowned Kurdish Novelist Jan Dost on Friday unveiled his new novel named after his brith town, Kobani, during an event organised by Bas Media Organisation in Istanbul. During the even, attended by many writers, intellectuals and journalist from T ...

NATO to Join Us-led Coalition in Battle Against IS

BAS News - 2017-05-26 01:03
ISTANBUL — In an effort to maintain its relevance in the post-Soviet world, the 28-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will join the US-led international coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS), announced NATO Secretary-General Jens Stolte ...

Turkish Parliament to Oust Two More HDP MPs

BAS News - 2017-05-25 12:10
ISTANBUL — Discussions are being held regarding stripping two pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) MPs of their positions in the Turkish parliament. The Speaker's Council of the parliament was called into session on Wednesday, with the ruling Just ...

Thousands of US Troops May Be Deployed to Iraq in Post-IS Era

BAS News - 2017-05-20 01:25
ISTANBUL — About 20,000 US troops may be deployed to Iraq after the defeat of Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul, said former Pentagon top policy official. Post-Mosul US military presence will have the aim of stabilizing the country, said Eric Edelman ...

Financial Crisis Seriously Affects KRG Infrastructure Projects: Minister

BAS News - 2017-05-20 01:25
ISTANBUL — Kurdistan Region’s infrastructure has been neglected due to the financial constraints resulting from the reduced oil prices, said Darbaz Kosrat Rasool, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of Housing and Construction, on Friday. The in ...

Turkey’s Erdogan seeks to sway Trump in crunch U.S. talks

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
ISTANBUL,— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets Donald Trump on Tuesday in Washington for the first time as president, hoping to entice the American leader into major policy shifts to solidify a crucial but increasingly strained relationship. Tie ...

Iraq Replaced Saudi Arabia as India's Main Crude Oil Supplier in April

BAS News - 2017-05-18 01:28
ISTANBUL — Iraq became India’s leading supplier of crude oil during the month of April, according to Hindustan Times. Iraqi oil imports increased by a third from the previous month, reaching 1 million barrels per day (bpd), - an increase of eight percent ...

Amid Tensions Over Arming YPG, Erdogan, Trump Speak of Strengthening Ties

BAS News - 2017-05-18 01:00
ISTANBUL — During a joint news conference in Washington on Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan noted that although US President Donald Trump had approved arming the Syrian Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG),—a decision Ankara has been veh ...

IS in Control of Only 12 Square Kilometres in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-17 03:06
ISTANBUL — Islamic State (IS) militants currently control a few districts totalling only12 square kilometers in western Mosul, said a military spokesman on Tuesday. The Old City neighbourhood is one of the last remaining districts still under control of ...

Iraq Supports Reduction of Oil Output: Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2017-05-17 03:06
ISTANBUL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi spoke in favor of extending the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreement to reduce oil production, which was implemented in order to increase oil prices. "Iraq is with the continua ...

IS Mass Grave Found Near Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-16 01:24
ISTANBUL — A grave containing multiple human corpses was discovered on Monday in an area recently recaptured from Islamic State (IS) militants in northern Iraq. Iraqi Army’s Counter-Terrorism Service forces discovered the grave contained bodies of 20 IS ...

Aide to IS Leader Baghdadi Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-15 00:36
ISTANBUL — A close aide to Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in an airstrike on Sunday. The IS militant was formerly a high-ranking member of the al-Qaeda group. Previous to that he was an Iraqi army brigadier. He along with four ...

Thousands Escape IS-held Raqqa as Fighting Intensifies

BAS News - 2017-05-15 00:36
ISTANBUL — Approximately 13,000 civilians have fled the conflict zones in the vicinity of Raqqa in the past two days, said Raqqa Civilian Assembly Committee Chairperson Ebduselam Hemsorik. "Over the past two days, we have received 13,000 internally displ ...

Arabs in Nineveh in Favour of Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-05-15 00:24
ISTANBUL — The plans for the referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan Region from Iraq is supported by an alliance of Sunni Arab tribes in northern Iraq’s Ninevah Plains. During the upcoming referendum on the matter, they will vote for Kurdish ind ...

Iraqi Attack Helicopter Targeted by IS in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-14 00:07
ISTANBUL — An Iraqi Air Force helicopter was shot down by the Islamic State (IS) militants on Saturday afternoon in western Mosul, with no casualties after a safe landing, officials confirmed. The helicopter was supporting the advance of the People's Mob ...

Crest Energy Buys WesternZagros Oil Investor

BAS News - 2017-05-14 00:07
ISTANBUL — Crest Energy International has bought out WesternZagros, which was one of the first investors in the Kurdistan Region’s oil sector. The sale was made for $225 million cash. The cash purchase is an indication of confidence in the Kurdistan Regi ...

80 Children Killed in Single Kurdish Province of Turkey in a Decade

BAS News - 2017-05-13 17:15
ERBIL— During the past 10 years in a single province in southeastern Turkey at least 80 children have been killed in various events, including the fight between the Turkish army and the Kurdish dissidents. Addressing a press conference in Istanbul, Bahar ...

IS Expected to Scale up Attacks During Ramadan: ISW

BAS News - 2017-05-12 16:08
IS has been expanding its area of attack to further strain on the Iraqi forces ISTANBUL — Islamic State (IS) militants are expected to intensify their attacks in Iraq during the month of Ramadan which begins on May 26, according to the US-based think tan ...
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