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US Urges YPG to Rebrand Itself in Order to Receive Legitimacy

BAS News - 2017-07-23 00:38
IZMIR — The US urged its main ally in the Syrian fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS) to rebrand itself, in order to avoid further opposition from Turkey, the head of US special forces said on Friday. US Army General, Raymond Thomas, said durin ...

Iran "Green with Envy" with Kurdistan's Development: HDK-Iran Official

BAS News - 2017-07-22 18:38
He says Iran regards the Kurdistan Region as "second Israel." ERBIL— The opposition of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Kurdistan Region's imminent independence referendum sources from their resentment towards the developments of Kurdistan, said the p ...

Fair trial impossible in Erdogan's Turkey: Demirtas

KurdPress - 2017-07-20 16:39
Turkey's jailed pro-Kurdish opposition leader said no judge could stand up to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, expressing doubts he could ever have a fair trial after the president publicly labeled him a terrorist. ...

Trump Ends Covert Aid to Arab Rebels Trying to Topple Assad

Waar Media - 2017-07-20 16:37
WAAR-DUHOK: The US has ended its clandestine support to Syria’s armed Arab opposition, American officials have disclosed. The program was separate from US aid to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighting the Islamic State (ISIS), and the en ...

Nach Festnahmen in Türkei: Merkel fordert Freilassung

Tagesschau - 2017-07-18 22:09
Die Verhaftung von Menschenrechtlern in der Türkei hat scharfe Kritik ausgelöst. Bundeskanzlerin Merkel forderte die Freilassung des deutschen Aktivisten Steudtner. Opposition und SPD drängten auf einen härteren Kurs gegenüber der türkischen Regierung. ...

Kurds should be included in Geneva intra-Syrian talks: Russia

KurdPress - 2017-07-16 08:56
The Kurds need to be incorporated in the Syrian opposition delegation at the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva as an important political and military force, as well as a part of the Syrian society, Russian Ambassador to the UN Office in Geneva Alexey Borodavki ...

Türkei: Ein Jahr nach dem Putschversuch

Civaka Azad - 2017-07-16 04:00
ISKU | Informationsstelle Kurdistan e.V. Elke Dangeleit, 15.07.2017 Am 15. Juli jährt sich der gescheiterte Putschversuch zum ersten Mal. Erdogan nahm vor einem Jahr dies zum Anlass, die Opposition auszuschalten. Die Zahl der Inhaftierten steigt stetig. ...

Syrian rebels claim SDF spokesman injured in IS attack

KurdPress - 2017-07-14 18:14
Syrian opposition forces and some Turkish media have claimed that the Spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Talal Silo, has been wounded in an attack by the Islamic State (IS). ...

Erdogan’s terrorists in Turkey / Abdullah Bozkurt

KurdPress - 2017-07-10 13:41
The Turkish government under autocratic president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s perpetual emergency rule last week expanded its definition of terrorism by calling the main opposition Republican Peoples’ Party (CHP) “accomplices of terror” and “pawns of foreign p ...

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. ...

PYD Abducts ENKS Leader in Rojava: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-08 19:54
ERBIL— The security forces affiliated with the PYD (Democratic Union Party) on Saturday abducted a leader of its opposition alliance, the ENKS(the Kurdistan National Council of Syria). Osman Mlo, the ENKS representative in Turkey, told BasNews that the P ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – July 6, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
Gorran MP denies disputes inside the Movement over electing the new leader Sulaimani: Iraqi MP from the Change (Gorran) Movement, an opposition party Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, stated that the Gooran is planning to elect a new leader after revered director ...

Gorran to elect new leader

KurdPress - 2017-07-06 09:46
A member of the Movement for Change (Gorran), an opposition party in Kurdistan Region of Iraq, stated that the movement is planning to elect a new leader after revered director coordinator of the party, Nawshirwan Mustafa, passed away some two months ago. ...

Sadr urges Kurdistan to call off independence referendum

KurdPress - 2017-07-05 08:33
Iraq's opposition leader and influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has urged Kurdistan's President Masoud Barzani to call off September's referendum to determine whether the Kurdish region should split from Iraq. ...

Erdoğan accuses marchers for justice of supporting terrorism

Waar Media - 2017-07-02 13:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Targeting the ‘March of Justice’ initiated by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday accused the opposition of supporting terrorism. Speaking to provincial heads of the governing Justic ...
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