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Watch: Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Care About Us” in Kurdish

BAS News - 2017-11-24 00:54
ERBIL — A Kurdish music band has recently adopted Michael Jackson’s most controversial song, “They don’t care about us”, into Kurdish language, using some Kurdish musical instruments as well. Bajar, the band, is based in Turkey’s Istanbul, and has collab ...

Turkey Rejects Appeal by Hundreds of Lawyers to Visit Jailed PKK Leader

BAS News - 2017-11-23 23:33
ERBIL — The Turkish authorities again on Thursday rejected an appeal by 250 lawyers who had asked to meet with Abdullah Öcalan, the jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The mass appeal, signed by lawy several cities including Istanbul, An ...

Turkish police raided homes and arrested a number of citizens

ANHA - 2017-11-23 10:10
NEWS DESK – Turkish police has arrested 19 persons during their raids on citizens’ homes in 6 cities in Turkey. Turkish police raided peoples’ homes in Istanbul, Adana, Amed (Diyar Baker), Samsor, Bursa and Ilhi cities in Turkey and arrested 19 persons. A ...

Iraqi army takes control of Turkey border from Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
ISTANBUL,— Iraqi government forces on Tuesday took control of the key border crossing with Turkey in the Iraqi Kurdistan region after weeks of tensions between Baghdad and Erbil, the Turkish prime minister said. The border crossing “has been handed over ...

Erdal Öz: Çehov’un Öykücülüğü Üzerine

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2017-11-17 16:31
Tam adıyla söyleyeyim: Anton Pavloviç Çehov’la lise son sınıfta tanıştım. Istanbul Hukuk Fakültesi birinci sınıf öğrencisiyken tam bir Çehov tutkunuydum. Türkiye’de ilk Çehov öykülerini, dergilerde, Servet Lünel, Erol Güney ve Oğuz Peltek’in yaptıkları çe ...

HDP’s Osman Baydemir Released Shortly after Being Detained in Istanbul

BAS News - 2017-11-12 21:20
ISTANBUL — Kurdish politician and spokesperson for the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Osman Baydemir, was released on Sunday after being shortly detained by Turkish authorities in Istanbul. Baydemir was arrested at 16:45 local time after ar ...

Steudtner-Prozess: Menschenrechte vor Gericht

Tagesschau - 2017-10-25 08:24
In Istanbul beginnt heute der Prozess gegen den Deutschen Peter Steudtner. Zusammen mit anderen Menschenrechtlern steht er vor Gericht - das sei selbst für die Türkei ungewöhnlich, sagen Experten. Ebenfalls ungewöhnlich: die Anklageschrift. Von Christian ...

Turkey to start trial of rights activists, including Amnesty chief

Reuters - 2017-10-25 07:24
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Eleven human rights activists accused of terrorism charges were set to go on trial in Turkey on Wednesday in a case that has sparked widespread concern in the West and become a flashpoint in Ankara's tension with Europe. ...

Brand: Türkei muss fairen Prozess für Peter Steudtner garantieren

Presse Portal - 2017-10-24 13:13
CDU/CSU - Bundestagsfraktion: Berlin (ots) - Rückkehr zu rechtsstaatlichen Prinzipien einleiten Der Prozess gegen den deutschen Menschenrechtsverteidiger Peter Steudtner soll am morgigen Mittwoch in Istanbul beginnen. Dazu erklärt der Vorsitzende der Arbe ...

Imrali Body reviewed Prosecution to visit Ocelan

ANHA - 2017-10-18 15:02
Imrali Body reviewed the Public Prosecution Office to allow them to visit the leader of the Kurdish people Abdullah Ocelan as the body would deliver a statement on Thursday in Istanbul. ...

Turkey received U.S. request to solve visa crisis: Erdogan spokesman

Reuters - 2017-10-12 13:05
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has received a request from the United States to solve an escalating row between the two countries, the spokesman for President Erdogan said on Thursday, after a U.S. consulate worker was arrested in Istanbul last week. ...

Turkey seeks to isolate Syria Idlib jihadists opposing truce

Reuters - 2017-10-03 18:11
ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey is luring militants away from the jihadist alliance that controls Syria's northwestern Idlib province as a step toward implementing a deal to reduce violence there, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. ...

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. ...
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