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Turkey OKs military intervention, warns Iraqi Kurds on vote

Washington Times - 2017-09-25 09:06
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish parliament on Saturday renewed a bill allowing the military to intervene in Iraq and Syria if faced with national security threats - a move seen as a final warning to Iraqi Kurds to call off their Monday independence referendu ...

Turkey to Extend Military Mission in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2017-09-22 20:55
ISTANBUL — Turkey aims to extend the state's authority to launch cross-border military operations in both northern Iraq and Syria for another year. The Prime Minister of Turkey, Binali Yildirim from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) submitte ...

Third Dialogue Workshop in Istanbul successfully completed

KNC Geneva - 2017-09-21 23:03
From 15 to 18 September 2017, the third dialogue workshop organized by EZKS with the Syrian opposition took place in Istanbul. In addition to representatives of the Kurdish National Council in Syria, participants with a Druze, Assyrian and Jesidian backgr ...

Conference Held in Istanbul on Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-10 23:48
ISTANBUL — A number of Kurdish academics, journalists and politicians gathered together on Sunday in the Turkish city of Istanbul to participate in a conference organized by the Initiative to Support the Independence Referendum. The conference had the pu ...

Work Materials of the first Dialogue Workshop on Power Sharing

KNC Geneva - 2017-09-08 23:58
In the following, we will present the materials of the first dialogue workshop on power sharing, which took place in Istanbul from 18 to 20 April, as PDF files. The first presentation deals with the reasons for the establishment of power sharing mechanism ...

Dialogue Workshop on Minority Rights and Minority Protection

KNC Geneva - 2017-09-06 17:40
From 27 to 30 May 2017, the second Dialogue Workshop of the KNC on the subject of minority rights and minority protection took place in Istanbul. In addition to representatives of the Kurdish National Council in Syria, participants with a Druze, Assyrian, ...

IS Suspect Stabs Turkish Officer to Death in Istanbul

BAS News - 2017-08-14 14:29
ISTANBUL — A suspected member of the so-called Islamic State (IS) stabbed to death a Turkish police officer in the city of Istanbul on Sunday. The IS suspect, who was detained earlier for planning a suicide attack in Turkey, stabbed the officer at around ...

Turkey reinforces military units on Syrian Kurdistan border

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
ISTANBUL,— Turkish news agencies say the country has increased its military presence along its southern border against threats from Kurdish militants in Syrian Kurdistan, northern Syria. The official Anadolu news agency said Saturday that Turkey dispatch ...

Turkey’s Erdogan says new military moves in Syrian Kurdistan imminent

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s president reiterated Saturday that new cross-border operations into Syria are in the works as the country boosts its military presence along the border against threats from Kurdish militants in Syrian Kurdistan. President Recep Tayyip ...

Turkey begins building ‘security’ wall with Iranian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
ISTANBUL,— Turkey has begun building a “security wall” along part of its border with Iranian Kurdistan, regional officials said Tuesday, in a move aimed at stopping Kurdish separatists. Pictures showing huge concrete blocks being moved into place were pu ...

Turkish minister says Iraqi Kurdistan vote to harm energy cooperation

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
ISTANBUL,— Turkish Minister of Energy Berat Albayrak said a decision by the Kurdish leaders to hold referendum on independence of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region will harm its energy cooperation with Turkey. Speaking to broadcaster Haberturk on Thursday, Albayra ...

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 ...

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 deports BBC World Kurdish correspondent

KurdPress - 2017-07-02 07:30
A BBC World Kurdish correspondent and filmmaker was detained by police at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport for five hours and then deported on June 29. ...

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 ...
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