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Kurdistan Youth Migration on Decline: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-24 20:28
ERBIL— The youth and people no longer migrate to Europe and abroad in large numbers, rather, those who migrated return home, said the director of migration in Kurdistan Ministry of Interior. Speaking to the official page of the Kurdistan Democratic Party ...

Turkmens Prefer Kurds to Shi'ite-Dominated Baghdad Govt : Leader

BAS News - 2017-07-24 17:30
He says the US will back the referendum if it's assured about granting rights to all components ERBIL— Turkmen parties in the Kurdistan Region have informed the US consular office in Erbil that the Turkmens in Kurdistan support the independence referendu ...

Peshmerga Commanders Call on Baghdad to Schedule Hawija Operation

BAS News - 2017-07-24 17:13
ERBIL — Commanders of Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces call on Iraqi government to avoid further delaying the operation to liberate Hawija city in southern Kirkuk province from the Islamic State (IS). Sheikh Jaafar Mustafa, a senior commander of Peshmer ...

Preventing the business Income of Baha’i Citizens in Urmia

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-24 15:54
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, on Wednesday 19 July 2017, officers from the Public Housing Administration of Urmia from eastern Kurdistan more than 11 shops in the city, which were the location of the business of Baha’i ...

Execution of 2 prisoners at Parsilon Prison Khorramabad

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-24 15:54
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, on Saturday 22 July 2017, two prisoners with the identity of “Iraj Qobadi” from Kuhdasht and “Kavous Maleki” from Aligudarz in Parsilon Prison Khorramabad of east Kurdistan were executed. ...

Turkish Troops Killed, Injured in PKK Attack

BAS News - 2017-07-24 15:22
ERBIL — At least one Turkish soldier was killed and two others were injured during a Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack on their military convoy in the country’s Kurdish-populated southeast. Siirt Governor Ali Fuat Atik told Anadolu Agency that the at ...

8th Kurdistan International Film Festival to Happen in August

BAS News - 2017-07-24 14:40
ERBIL — Kurdistan International Film Festival (KIFF) has prepared its 8th annual event to happen in August titled ‘Towards Referendum and Kurdistan’s Independence”. Shakhawan Mustafa, director of the festival, told BasNews that the event has been schedul ...

Kirkuk Votes on Joining Kurdistan for Independence: Governor

BAS News - 2017-07-24 11:11
KIRKUK — Kirkuk Governor Najmaddin Karim has stated that allowing people to have their voice on their future is a legitimate right supported by international laws, reiterating that Kirkuk will be included in the upcoming referendum on Kurdistan’s indepen ...

Over 85% of Yezidis in Favor of Kurdistan’s Independence: Leader

BAS News - 2017-07-24 11:11
SINJAR — Kurdish Yezidis support the referendum and independence of Kurdistan Region, describing it as “a significant step towards connecting Sinjar city to Lalish temple.” Mir Dasin Faruq Bag, a leader of the Yezidi community, told BasNews that the Kurd ...

Peymana ku Kurdistan kir çar parçe: Lozan

ANHA/Kurdî - 2017-07-24 09:58
Bûyerên ji Şerê Cîhanê yê 1. heta pevajoya Lozanê qewimîn, hê di arşîva gelek welatan de veşartî ne. Raperînên Kurd ên bi Lozanê re dest pê kirin, ev 94 sal in didomin. Gelo vê pêvajoyê çawa dest pê kir? ...

In der politischen Sackgasse

Civaka Azad - 2017-07-24 04:00
ISKU | Informationsstelle Kurdistan e.V. Über die Beziehungen zwischen Türkei und Europäischer Union, Civaka Azad. 23.07.2017 Die Beziehungen zwischen der Türkei und der Europäischen Union als höchstem sowie umfangreichstem Einheitsprojekt souveräner Sta ...

28 Kanunisaniyi Unutma-Ragip ZARAKOLU

Kurdistan Post - 2017-07-24 03:00
Daha en başından daha cumhuriyet kurulmadan da önce Ankara, sadece Komünistlere değil solun her türüne karşı düşmanca bir tavır takınacaktı. Gerçekliğin alaturka kabulü: “Evet, yaptık, gerekirse yine yaparız!” Örneğin soykırım konusunda, bugün cehalet ve ...

Dünya Forum: Nikola Tesla... Yeryüzünde Bir Uzaylı

Kurdistan Post - 2017-07-24 03:00
Nikola Tesla, tüm uluslar için barış ve bilim adına birleştirici bir güç ve ilhamın simgesidir. O, bilimsel gelişme alanında çağdaşlarının çok ilerisinde, gerçek bir vizyona sahipti. İcatlarını insanlığın iyiliği ve gelişimi için ücretsiz biçimde kullanm ...

Selahaddîn Eyyubî ve Yahudî Düşmanlığı-İbrahim Sediyani

Kurdistan Post - 2017-07-24 03:00
Belirli aralıklarla gündemi işgal eden İsrail – Filistin sorunu, son yaşanan Mescîd-i Aqsa olaylarıyla birlikte yeniden hararet kazandı. Filistin – İsrail mes’elesi her gündem oluşunda veya İsrail’in ülkedeki Araplar’a yönelik şiddet ve zor kullanımı söz ...

"Referandom dê navçeyên 140 vegerîne ser herêma Kurdistanê"

BAS News - 2017-07-23 21:41
BasNews-Çavdêrê siyasî û pisporê di warê yasa û destûr de Aso Kerîm ragihand: “Ji ber ku ew navçe hestiyar in û gelek pêkhate li wir hene, bi baweriya min gerek mîsaqî şeref di navbera pêkhateyan de hebe, ew jî ji bo ku di destûrê bê yê Kurdistanê de maf ...

Kurdish Diaspora in Germany Demands EU Support Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-07-23 18:34
ERBIL— In a rally in support of the Kurdistan independence referendum, the Kurdish diaspora in Germany called on the EU Parliament not to stand in the way of Kurdistan for independence. The demonstrators, who came from Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria, stage ...

Prison sentence for Kurdish politician by German court

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-23 15:00
Following a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, the Hamburg High Court sentencing in Germany a two years and nine months jail for Kurdish politician from north of Kurdistan Zaki Eroglu issued. It should be noted that Zaki Eroglu was arrest ...

PKK Arrests More Than 40 Own Officials in Syria

BAS News - 2017-07-23 14:52
Most of them have been charged with corruption ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)'s offshoot in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), has arrested over 40 of its own leaders in the region. Sherzad Abbas, an official from the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENK ...

Iran Executes Two Kurdish Inmates in Lorestan

BAS News - 2017-07-23 12:16
ERBIL — Two Kurdish prisoners were executed on Saturday in Khorramabad central prison in Lorestan Province, in western Iran. According to Hengaw website for monitoring human rights in Iranian Kurdistan, authorities in Parsilon Prison of Khorramabad city ...

Gorran may speak with KDP on independence: official

KurdPress - 2017-07-23 11:48
A Change Movement (Gorran) official said they were ready to hold talks with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on the question of referendum and reactivation of the parliament if the KDP was "serious" in thawing the ice and laying the groundwork for rec ...

Baghdad cannot prevent referendum in Kurdistan Region: Mahmoud Osman

KurdPress - 2017-07-23 08:02
A former Iraqi parliament deputy and Kurdish politician, Mahmoud Osman, stated over the plan of Kurdistan Region to hold a referendum of independence on September that the central Iraqi government in Baghdad will not be able to prevent the referendum. ...

Worsening condition lake Urmia from eastern Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-23 02:12
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, the Urmia Lake situation in eastern Kurdistan is compared to the same Compared to the month of July of the previous year 32% negative and this reflects the unfavorable conditions of the la ...

Parks in Memory of Martyrs of IS Battle to Be Build in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-07-22 19:47
ERBIL— In most towns and cities of the Kurdistan Region parks will be built up in memory of the martyrs who scarified their lives in the battle against the Islamic State (IS). Luqman Sherwani, the spokesperson for Kurdistan Board of Environment Protectio ...

Turkey-PKK Conflict Claims Almost 3,000 Lives in 2 Years: Report

BAS News - 2017-07-22 15:33
ERBIL — The armed conflict between Turkey and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) claimed around 3,000 lives over the past two years since the truce between the two sides broke on July 20, 2015, the International Crisis Group (ICG) reported on July 20. Crisis ...

KRG Drawing Roadmap to Fight Drug Addiction

BAS News - 2017-07-22 12:11
ERBIL — The number of drug addicts in the Kurdistan Region is said to be slightly rising whereas the rehabilitation centres in the region to treat patients are not competent. According to Kurdish officials, only 111 people are currently receiving treatme ...

Kurdish Artists Express Support for Kurdistan’s Independence in Zagreb

BAS News - 2017-07-22 10:46
ERBIL — A group of Kurdish artists gathered on Friday in the Croatian capital to participate in an international event and show support for the imminent independence referendum on Kurdistan’s independence. The Kurdish delegation raised the Kurdistan flag ...

Kuşatılmışlık Mı Bağımsızlık Mı?

Vengma - 2017-07-22 03:24
Hasan Dere/ Asırlardır sömürge kalmış, bu nedenle zulümler görmüş, itilip kalkılmış yoksul Kurdistan halkına, eğer bir bağımsız devlet olma ışığı göründüyse; aydın, tüm gücüyle bunun önünü açan ve bağımsızlığı ermeleri için çabalayan adam olmak zorundadır ...

'Gecekondusunu Yıktırmamak İçin Çocuğunu Rehin Alıp...'-Yavuz Baydar

Kurdistan Post - 2017-07-22 03:00
Şimdi bıçak kemiğe değil artık iliklere dayanmışken AB'nin tepesindeki Juncker, Mogherini ve Hahn gibi isimlerden, sert çıkış bekleyenler,bir kez daha hayal kırıklığına uğrayacaklar. Bazı aklıevvel yabancı STK temsilcilerinin pompalaması ve Berlin'e sunu ...

Bir Kuşaktan Bahsetmek: Gençleri ve Değişimi Anlamak

Kurdistan Post - 2017-07-22 03:00
Yaşadığımız zaman diliminde olup biteni anlamlandırmak keskin bir zekâ gerektirir. Ancak günümüzde sloganlar ve klişeler bolca kullanılmaktadır. Daha spesifik olmak gerekirse, kuşakları tanımlamak için fazlasıyla klişe sözcükler kullanmaktayız. Herkes, g ...

Continuity of fire in the forests of east Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-21 23:38
According to the information received by the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, on Thursday 20July 2017, in two other parts of east Kurdistan in the province of Kermanshah, one of which is the forest area, pastures and other parts of the village of “Halt ...

First Social Innovation Hackthon Organised in Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-07-21 19:50
IZMIR — The first Social Innovation Hackathon in Erbil, Kurdistan Region, will take place on the 21st and 22nd of July, organised by Re:Coded, a humanitarian innovation non-profit organisation, the UN International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said o ...

Clashes Erupt between Sunni and Shi'ite Militias in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-21 17:59
ERBIL— The Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and the Sunni militias in the city of Mosul confronted each other on Friday in Mosul and several fighters sustained wounds in the fight. Kurdistan 24 news channel reported that the clashes began after ...

Yezidis Won’t Miss This Historic Chance of Referendum: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-21 13:20
SINJAR — A Yezidi official stated that people of Sinjar, a Yezidi predominantly region, are willing to participate in the referendum on Kurdistan Region independence and they won’t miss this long-awaited historic opportunity. Mahma Khalil, mayor of Sinja ...

PYD-Held KDP-S Senior Official Suffering Critical Health Condition

BAS News - 2017-07-21 08:52
ERBIL— The health condition of an abducted member of the central committee of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)-Syria is deteriorating in a prison of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), said an official. In a statement to BasNews on Thursday evening, Ah ...

Business as usual: Festnahme eines kurdischen Aktivisten in Berlin

Civaka Azad - 2017-07-21 04:00
ISKU | Informationsstelle Kurdistan e.V. Pressemitteilung von AZADÎ e.V., Rechtshilfefonds für Kurdinnen und Kurden in Deutschland, 19.07.2017 Ungeachtet der jüngst erneut bekräftigten Bereitschaft von Präsident Erdoǧan zur Wiedereinführung der Todesstra ...

Folter, Repression und Vertreibung in der Türkei

Civaka Azad - 2017-07-21 04:00
ISKU | Informationsstelle Kurdistan e.V. Pressemitteilung von IPPNW – Internationale Ärzte für die Verhütung des Atomkrieges, 20.07.2017 Die ärztliche Friedensorganisation IPPNW fordert die Bundesregierung anlässlich der jüngsten Verhaftung von Menschenr ...

Darbeci Gülen Cemaatiyle Mücadelenin Başarısızlığı-Mustafa Peköz

Kurdistan Post - 2017-07-21 03:00
15 Temmuz 2016 tarihindeki Gülen Cemaati merkezli darbe girişiminden sonra geçen bir yıllık süreçte, darbeye yol açan politik ve toplumsal nedenlerin bütünüyle açığa çıkartılması ve Cemaat’in tasfiye edilmesi stratejik bir mesele olarak ele alınmadı. Ter ...

Suriye’deki Kafkasya Lejyonu: Kadirov’dan Ötesi-Fehim Taştekin

Kurdistan Post - 2017-07-21 03:00
Rusya, Çeçenleri topyekûn şeytanileştirmek yerine El Kaide ve IŞİD’e katılan Çeçenlere yanıt olarak müttefik Çeçenleri ‘barışı koruyan güç’ sıfatıyla sahaya sürdü. Şimdi buna Halep ve Humus’ta ‘inşa eden güç’ etiketi ekleniyor. Dış politikada Rus vizyonu ...

Meryem Mirzakhani’nin Matematiğe Öncülük Eden Mirası – Siobhan Roberts

Kurdistan Post - 2017-07-21 03:00
Geçtigimiz cuma Günü henüz kırk yaşındayken hayatını kaybeden İranlı matematikçi Meryem Mirzakhani, meslektaşları tarafından karmaşık yüzeyler -bilim kurgu matematik- ve geometri konusunda ‘üstat’ olarak görülüyordu. Küçük kız çocuğu Anahita için ise o b ...

3 years imprisonment for teacher from Saghez in eastern Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-20 22:41
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association Report, “Taher Ghaderzadeh”, a teacher of mathematics at Saghez School in eastern Kurdistan, was sentenced by the appeals court to 3 years suspended imprisonment, while the previously mentioned court was ...

Thousands of hectares of Kousalan forests burned in the fire.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-20 22:41
According to the report of the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, from the night of 16 July 2017 to today, Wednesday 19 July 2017, after a 4-day fire in the forests of Kousalan in the city of Marivan, from East Kurdistan, more than 1,000 hectares of rang ...

Friday 22 July 1988, chemical bombardment “Rijab” and “Zardah”

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-20 22:41
Kurdistan Human Rights Association : At the last days of the end of the Iran-Iraq war, after the bombing of Halabja in the south and Sardasht in eastern Kurdistan by the Ba’ath regime of Iraq and the tensions of the Islamic Republic of Iran this morning o ...

The ban on women cycling in the city of Marivan in eastern Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-20 22:41
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association Report and the Forat news agency, the IRI’s security forces in Marivan City this morning, Thursday,20 July 2017, prevented women from cycling along the Zaribar Lake route and while they were mistreated b ...

Turkey’s PKK Conflict Kills almost 3,000 in Two Years

International Crisis Group - 2017-07-20 21:11
20 July 2017 marks the two-year anniversary of a collapsed ceasefire that previously held for two-and-a-half-years between Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Crisis Group's new analysis of open-source data reveals that the ongoing cycle of vi ...

2000 hezar keçên Êzdî dê bibin pêşmerge

BAS News - 2017-07-20 20:58
BasNews-Berpirsa Hêza keç a fermandeya Şingalê ya pêşmergyên Kurdistanê diyarkir ku, 2 hezar keçên Êzdî navê xwe tomarkirin û dixwazin bibin pêşmerge daku, axa Kurdistanê biparêzin. Berpirsa Hêza keç a fermandeya Şingalê ya pêşmergyên Kurdistanê Xatî Şin ...

KRG Exporting Agricultural Products

BAS News - 2017-07-20 20:51
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region is now able to export surplus agricultural products as the industry is growing in the region. Kurdistan Region’s Minister of Agriculture, Abdulsattar Majid, told BasNews several different products are among those Kurdistan Region ...

Kurdish Journalist's Health Condition Deteriorating in PYD Prison

BAS News - 2017-07-20 19:48
ERBIL— A Kurdish journalist has been abducted and imprisoned by the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and his physical and psychological condition is deteriorating in the prison, according to a report by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official p ...

Independent Kurdistan “a Solution Not a Problem”: Kurdish FM

BAS News - 2017-07-20 16:55
ERBIL — The establishment of an independent state of Kurdistan would be a solution to the ongoing crisis in the region and not a problem, said Falah Mustafa, head of Kurdistan Region’s Department of Foreign Relations. Mustafa, who is now in Washington fo ...

Kurdish referendum to divide Mideast: official

KurdPress - 2017-07-20 16:39
Representative of the Iraqi Turkmen Front in Turkey, Hicran Kazanci, has reiterated rejection of a planned referendum on the secession of Kurdistan region from Iraq. ...

KDP and Gorran Senior Officials Meet Soon: Gorran MP

BAS News - 2017-07-20 16:32
ERBIL— To discuss the imminent independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region, Gorran (Change) Movement and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will meet soon, a Gorran lawmaker confirmed. Bestun Fayeq told BasNews on Thursday that in the high level me ...

Russia Won’t Oppose Kurdistan’s Independence Vote: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-20 14:02
ERBIL — Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa in Russia's Foreign Ministry, Valerian Shuvaev, stated that his country does not oppose Kurdistan Region’s referendum on independence. Kurdistan’s bid for independence has been discussed during ...

Four Peshmerga Detainees Found in IS Prison in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-20 10:48
ERBIL — A Kurdish official announced the liberation of four Peshmerga detainees held by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul. Ismat Rajab, head of Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) branch office in Mosul, stated that the Iraqi troops discovered on ...

Story of Yezidi Child Survivors of the IS Hell - Part 2

BAS News - 2017-07-20 09:42
On August 3, 2014 the Islamic State (also referred to as IS, ISIS or Daesh) attacked Shingal (a town in Iraq's Kurdistan region also called Sinjar), most of the people living there are from the Kurdish religious community known as Yezidis. After IS overr ...

Six Major Arab Tribes in Zumar Back Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-07-19 19:16
ERBIL— Six major Arab tribes of Zumar district of Nineveh province voiced their support for the Kurdistan Region's independence referendum, due in September. Hassan Khlo, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) chief in Zumar, told BasNews on Wednesday that ...

Barzani Shows Map of Kurdistan in Europe Ahead of Referendum

Waar Media - 2017-07-19 16:47
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, as appears in a photograph, has shown a genuine map of Kurdistan to an European delegation ahead of a referendum on independence in September this year. The picture is said to have been taken recentl ...

Brother of PKK Leader Favours Independence Referendum in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-07-19 15:06
ERBIL — A brother of Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), has expressed his support for the independence referendum in Kurdistan Region, expecting over 90% "Yes" votes. Mohammed Ocalan said in an interview with Kurdis ...

Miss Kurdistan 2017 to Happen in December

BAS News - 2017-07-19 14:30
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region is preparing to select the 2017 Miss Kurdistan even though the region is already going through various challenges, said a Kurdish official. Head of marketing department at Kurdistan Region’s Board of Tourism, Sirwan Tofiq, confir ...

The teenager from Saqez ended her life by hanging himself

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-19 14:27
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, today, 18 July 2017, an adolescent girl whose identity has just been undefined, 16 years old and resident in the town of Daneshgah city of Saqez of East Kurdistan, ended her life by hangin ...

Acid pouring on three people in Ilam

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-19 14:27
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association Report,on Tuesday 18 July 2017, in Ilam city east Kurdistan an unknown man was sprayed on acid in three people, who have been reported to be seriously injured. According to an informed source, a Pride ve ...

Stricter Measures Need Be Taken for Drug Offenses in Kurdistan: MP

BAS News - 2017-07-19 13:46
Rate of drug offenses is rising in the Kurdistan Region ERBIL — A member of the Kurdistan Region Parliament warned against the increase of drug use in the Kurdistan Region and called on the authorities to take stricter procedures against drug offenses. A ...

Iran advised Kurdish leaders against referendum: FM

KurdPress - 2017-07-19 08:14
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said they have advised leaders in Kurdistan Region, including President Masoud Barzani, that they should not make the choice to hold a referendum in the region, Reuters reported. ...

AB, Kürdistan Referandumunu İzleyecek

Kurdistan Post - 2017-07-19 03:02
Avrupa Birliği'nin Kürdistan'da 25 Eylül'de yapılacak olan bağımsızlık referandumuna gözlemci heyet göndererek izleyeceği açıklandı. Referandum Yüksek Komisyonu üyesi Mihemed Hawdiyani, Avrupa Birliği’nin 25 Eylül’de yapılacak referandum için gözlemci he ...

Orhan Kotan’lı Yıllar-Ümit Fırat

Kurdistan Post - 2017-07-19 03:02
Sevgili Orhan, hatıralarımı ve duygularımı anlatmak yerine sana hitaben bir mektup yazmayı tercih ettim. Sana geçen hafta yazmak istiyordum. Ölüm günlerinizin aynı haftaya denk gelmesi, senden 9 sene önce hayatına son verilmesi ve büyüğümüz olduğu için ö ...

The fires Pataq in Sarpol Zahab are advancing forward.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-19 00:11
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association Report, the fires in the city of Sarpol Zahab continue and are still not under control. According to the latest announcement by members of the Zagros Green Association, it has been a burning down and dem ...

Barzani Shows Genuine Map of Kurdistan in Europe Ahead of Referendum

BAS News - 2017-07-18 23:26
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, as appears in a photograph, has shown a genuine map of Kurdistan to a European delegation ahead of a referendum on independence in September this year. The picture is said to be taken recently during Bar ...

The continuity and spread of fires in the forests of Kusalan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-18 18:48
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, pastures and forests of the city of Marivan from the yesterday, a vast area of the nature of these areas has been burned. According to the report of the local people of the region despite ...
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