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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 ...

Pro-Kurdish HDP deputy faces loss of parliament seat

KurdPress - 2017-07-22 15:36
A Turkish parliamentary joint commission chaired by ruling Justice and Development (AKP) Istanbul Deputy Mustafa Sentop decided by a majority of votes to revoke the seat of Faysal Sariyildiz due to missing too many sessions of parliament. ...

À la recherche de la littérature kurde

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2017-07-12 12:08
Réfugiés, Trans et Intersexes d’Istanbul, langue des signes turque… Le Festival a pris son rythme de croisière, avec des salles qui refusent du monde, des débats archi-combles sous le chapiteau. Focus sur la littérature kurde et Utopia 56, association mor ...

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 ...

Der lange Marsch: Gerechtigkeit für alle

TAZ - 2017-07-03 20:34
Seit 19 Tagen marschiert die CHP für Gerechtigkeit von Ankara nach Istanbul. Die prokurdische HDP besuchte den Marsch am Montag. mehr... ...

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 ...

KDP-S Supports Kurdistan Region Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-06-14 16:17
ISTANBUL — Senior Kurdish officials of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S) said that the party endorses the upcoming referendum on Kurdistan Region’s independence from Iraq. “This is the right of South Kurdistan [the Kurdistan Region of Iraq] ...

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 ...

Russia Determined to Block All IS Attempts to Exit Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-06-01 14:31
ISTANBUL — Islamic State (IS) militants’ attempts to exit from Syria’s Raqqa will be blocked, declared Russia, which has already rendered two such attempts unsuccessful. Russian forces will “continue to take all necessary measures to stop Islamic State u ...
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