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HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş sentenced to 5 months in prison
Waar Media - 2017-02-22 16:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) of Turkey Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş has been sentenced on Tuesday by the 2nd Criminal Court of First Instance in Doğubeyazit to 5 months in prison. Demirtaş, who was detained since November 4, 20 ...

SDF Close in on IS in Deir Al-Zour, Northern Syria
BAS News - 2017-02-22 14:00
ISTANBUL — The US-backed Kurdish-majority Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are leading the military operation against the Islamic State (IS) in Raqqa, Syria have reached into the Deir al-Zour province. Deir al-Zor is around 140 kilometers away from ...

HDP applies to ECHR over arrests of its leaders
Waar Media - 2017-02-22 12:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) of Turkey has filed an application at the European Court of Human Rights regarding the continued arrest of its co-leaders , Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag. The application was filed in Stra ...

Barzani: Kurdish Attendance at MSC Signifies Promising Future
BAS News - 2017-02-22 12:04
ERBIL — The Kurdish attendance at the Munich Security Conference and the meetings with world leaders is denoting a promising future for the Kurdistan Region, said the Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Tuesday. Barzani stated on social media th ...

Turkey strips Yuksekdag of MP status, sentences Demirtas to five months
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 10:43
Turkey's parliament on Tuesday stripped the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party's (HDP) co-leader, Figen Yuksekdag, of her status as a member of parliament and jailed the other co-Leader Selahattin Demirtas, Reuters reported. ...

Kurdish-Arab SDF enters Syria's Deir al-Zor: source
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 10:43
The U.S.-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance has crossed into Deir al-Zor province for the first time as part of an offensive against Islamic State, a Kurdish military source said on Tuesday. ...

Pro-Kurdish HDP leader kicked out of Turkish parliament / Amberin Zaman
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 10:43
Turkey’s beleaguered pro-Kurdish bloc was dealt a further blow Feb. 21 when the parliament stripped its imprisoned co-leader of her seat. An appeals court upheld Figen Yuksedag's conviction of spreading terrorist propaganda. ...

Barzani discusses IS, France support to Peshmerga with Hollande in Paris
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 10:43
Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani, met with French President Francois Hollande in Paris on Tuesday when the two sides discussed war against the Islamic State (IS) and Paris’s support to Kurdistan Region and the Kurdish forces of Peshmerga. ...

Turkey sees change in U.S. stance toward operation in Syria's Raqqa: defense minister
Reuters - 2017-02-22 09:52
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's defense minister said on Wednesday there had been a slight change in the stance of the United States toward an operation on Syria's Raqqa and the role of a Syrian Kurdish militia as a result of Turkey's persistence on the matte ...

HDP Files Application in ECHR Over Its Co-Leaders Detention
BAS News - 2017-02-22 00:12
ISTANBUL — Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) of Turkey has filed an application in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over its co-leaders, Demirtas and Yuksekdag, who were arrested along with 11 other HDP members of Parliament (MP) in No ...

Kurdish father living in diaspora for 42 years finally meets son
Rûdaw - 2017-02-21 21:01
Ahmed was arrested in Baghdad after the demise of the Kurdish Aylul Revolution. ...

Barzani "Yezidi Community's Representative": Yezidi Leader
BAS News - 2017-02-21 18:43
He says Yezidi people are hopeless at the international community's protection ERBIL — No country can settle the issues of the Yezidi community in Iraq and only Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani can truly represent the Kurdish Yezidi people and g ...

Intensification of state violence in the Kurdish provinces of Turkey | Red Pepper
Redpepper - 2017-02-21 16:58

KRG signs pre-financed oil deal with Russia’s Rosneft
Rûdaw - 2017-02-21 13:52
The deal will bring Kurdish crude oil to new international markets ...

Heavy traffic between Erbil and Paris: Barzani and Hollande to meet today
Rûdaw - 2017-02-21 13:12
“Mr. President, we have always seen France as a supporter of the Kurdish nation. ...

Kurds urge Russia’s support to federalization for Syria
KurdPress - 2017-02-21 12:27
Kurds from Syria, Iraq and Turkey made a joint declaration during the Kurdish National Conference held in Moscow, Russia on Friday and urged Russia to support federalization of Syria and to protect the status of northern Kurdish-majority Syrian region, wh ...

Iran has not rejected the ‘status quo’ in Kurdistan Region, Kurdish official says
Rûdaw - 2017-02-21 08:57
Iran is taking a 'wait and see' attitude to Kurdistan Region independence ...

Turkish army says killed 34 Kurdish militants in air strikes in Kurdistan Region
KurdPress - 2017-02-21 08:51
Turkish military said its warplanes launched air strikes against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq on Monday and killed 34 militants in two separate bombardments, Reuters reported. ...

A Kurdish backpack carrier lost his life after spending two days in hospital
Rojikurd - 2017-02-21 00:00
A Kurdish backpack carrier who had been involved in accident in mountainous area in Sardasht, died after spending two days in hospital. Kurdpa News agency stated that on Monday Feb 14th 2017 Khalid Qaremani, a Kurdish backpack carrier fell off the high mo ...

Judicial sentences issued by the revolutionary court against Oshnavieh citizens are continued
Rojikurd - 2017-02-21 00:00
Following a heavily sentences imposed on seven Kurdish citizen in Oshnavieh, another four were also sentenced to a long times imprisonment. Mirovayeti revolutionary court branch one in Urmieh have sentenced four Kurdish citizens of Oshnavieh to a total of ...

Iranian military forces shot gunfire, and killed four people and wounded another one in Salmas
Rojikurd - 2017-02-21 00:00
Four backpack carrier were killed and another wounded due to a gunfire shot by the Iranian armed forces. Mirovayeti stated that on Sunday Feb 10th 2017 a group of Kurdish backpack carrier were ambushed in the border region between Salmas and Turkey and th ...

Consolidating unity the legitimacy of the Supreme Kurdish Committee
Kurdish Globe - 2017-02-20 23:31

Kurdish man in abuse video of Arab IDPs is a ‘volunteer citizen’, Peshmerga says
Rûdaw - 2017-02-20 22:47
The video shows two young men beaten by sticks , climbing out of a ditch ...

Kurdish Hashd Militias, Threat of Future Fratricidal War: MP
BAS News - 2017-02-20 16:50
Over 1,200 Kurdish youth have joined the Shi'ite militias ERBIL — There is a "dangerous plot" behind recruiting Kurdish youth in Shi'ite Hashd al-Shabi forces which aims at setting the stage for a "fratricidal war" among Kurds, warned a Kurdish lawmaker. ...

Kurds Urge Russia to Support Federalization for Syria
BAS News - 2017-02-20 12:26
They call for strengthening Russian-Kurdish relations ISTANBUL — Kurds from Syria, Iraq and Turkey made a joint declaration during the Kurdish National Conference held in Moscow, Russia on Friday. They urged Russia to support federalization of Syria and ...

Tehran wants assurance Kurdish independence won’t 'threaten' Iran’s security, official says
Rûdaw - 2017-02-20 09:26
'I told them bluntly that if Baghdad fails to abide by the constitution, the Kurdistan Region has a right to employ other options ...

Top Turkish, US Military Officials Discuss SDF, Raqqa Operation
BAS News - 2017-02-19 23:08
ISTANBUL — The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph Dunford, met his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar at the NATO's Incirlik airbase in Turkey on Saturday. The discussion was reportedly mainly about the US support for the predominantly Kurdish ...

Turkey Calls on US to Send Special Forces to Syria
BAS News - 2017-02-19 22:05
Ankara demands US to stop supporting Syrian Kurdish forces LEEDS — Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu proposed on Sunday that the US should send its own Special Forces to Northern Syria to support the moderate opposition forces fighting against t ...

Barzani to Visit Paris
BAS News - 2017-02-19 22:05
The Kurdish President will be meeting with François Hollande to discuss bilateral ties and war on IS ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani will be visiting Paris on Tuesday to meet with his counterpart François Hollande, according to Élysée w ...

Coalition, Kurdish Forces Kill Senior IS Member in Hawija
BAS News - 2017-02-19 21:23
The eliminated jihadist was responsible for Kirkuk’s Tax Department of the extremist group ERBIL — Erbil Security Forces (Asayish) in cooperation with the US-led coalition forces have killed a senior Islamic State (IS) member in Hawija district, Kirkuk p ...

US Pays Tribute to Peshmerga Sacrifices: Official
BAS News - 2017-02-19 21:04
ERBIL — The US Special Presidential Envoy for Global Coalition to Counter Islamic State (IS), Brett McGurk has reiterated his country’s support for Peshmerga forces, saying they pay tribute to the sacrifices made by the Kurdish forces. Following a meetin ...

Barzani: We Support Roj Peshmerga's Return to Rojava
BAS News - 2017-02-19 20:44
Roj Peshmerga have the right to operate in their homeland, Barzani says MUNICH — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated the Syrian Kurdish Roj Peshmerga have the right to operate in their homeland, Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) along with other loc ...

Peshmerga Not Part of Western Mosul Operation: Official
BAS News - 2017-02-19 17:00
The Kurdish forces will be staying on their current position with no advancement ERBIL — Kurdish Peshmerga forces are not taking part in the new military offensive by the Iraqi army aiming at the liberation of western Mosul, said a Kurdish official. “Pes ...

Barzani and Turkish PM Meet in Munich
BAS News - 2017-02-19 16:16
Barzani also met with Brett McGurk MUNICH — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Binali Yildirim, the Turkish Prime Minister, met on Sunday in Germany and spoke of a range of pressing issues in the Mideast. The Kurdish delegation led by Barzani ...

Experts say return to Kurdish peace process in Turkey is unlikely
KurdPress - 2017-02-19 14:11
Experts stated that a return to peace talks between the Turkish government and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) is unlikely, after rumours that peace talks could re-start in Turkey. ...

TIHV: At least 310 civilians died in the Kurdish region since August
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-19 13:44

The US is listening to Turkey over Syria, says defence minister
Rûdaw - 2017-02-19 13:36
Turkey wants Kurdish forces left out of the Raqqa operation ...

Erdogan Demands from HDP Voters to Say ‘YES’ in Referendum
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 09:23
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday appealed to the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) voters to say yes in an upcoming referendum on a bill that will give him unprecedented powers. The constitutional reform provides ...

Asya Abdullah: Turkey has no role in the Raqqa operation
ANHA - 2017-02-18 22:57
NEWS DESK – The PYD co-chair Asya Abdullah said after meetings with Russian and Kurdish officials in Moscow that no stability was possible in the Middle East without the Kurdish question being solved. Asya Abdullah criticized the exclusion of the Rojava K ...

Kurdish project try to bring down KRG's 2000 ton fish deficit
Rûdaw - 2017-02-18 21:00
The project costs $24 million and provide 500 jobs when completed ...

German Defense Minister Shows Support for Kurdistan Independence
BAS News - 2017-02-18 19:15
Having a sovereign state is a decision at the hands of Kurdish people, Von Der Leyen says MUNICH — German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has made it clear that her country will respect a decision by Kurds for having an independent country of their ...

Turkey: Car Bomb Attack Kills Two Civilians In Sanliurfa Province
BAS News - 2017-02-18 19:15
LEEDS — A car bomb explosion killed two people including a 10-year-old child and injured at least 18 others in the predominantly Kurdish town of Viransehir in southern Turkey on Friday night. A car bomb attack took the lives of two civilians including a ...

Kurdish delegation headed by Masoud Barzani to Munich discuss independence with US, Iran, Germany
Rûdaw - 2017-02-18 18:54
“The issue has been discussed with all the delegations with no exceptions ...

NATO Providing Military Training to Roj Peshmerga: ENKS Official
BAS News - 2017-02-18 16:40
Roj Peshmerga are prepared to leave for Rojava, Sa'id Omar, ENKS member, says ERBIL — North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is providing the Syrian Kurdish Peshmerga force known as "Roj Peshmerga" with military training, Sa'id Omar, a member of Syria ...

Asya Abdullah: Interests of Kurds unaffected by Russian-Iranian-Turkish cooperation
Waar Media - 2017-02-18 13:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Collaboration that Russia, Iran and Turkey are maintaining the sphere of peace settlement in Syria does not affect the interests of the Kurdish people in any way, Asya Abdullah, the co-chairperson of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) told a new ...

It's Time for Kurds to Achieve Independence: Trubinkov
BAS News - 2017-02-18 12:53
Independence is a legitimate right of Kurds, Vyacheslav Trubnikov says MUNICH — It is time for the Kurdish people in the Kurdistan Region to achieve independence, Vyacheslav Trubnikov, a Russian journalist and former diplomat told BasNews on Saturday. Tr ...

IS Captive Says He Has Raped 200 Women and Killed 500 People
BAS News - 2017-02-18 11:52
He was captured by the Kurdish Counter-terrorism forces during Kirkuk attack ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) militant Ammar Hussein who is now a captive in Sulaymaniyah province confessed that he has raped more than 200 women from Iraqi minorities particu ...

Will the US leave Syrian Kurdish partners for Turkey? / Murat Yetkin
KurdPress - 2017-02-18 09:33
U.S. Chief of Joint Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford is set to visit Turkey on Feb. 17. Following the Feb. 9 visit of CIA head Michael Pompeo, Dunford is the second high-ranking U.S. official’s visit to Turkey, as part of a Middle Eastern tour. ...

Turkey: The Kurdish region since the coup attempt | Green Left Weekly
Greenleft - 2017-02-18 04:55

Kurdish factions still hopeful to break stalemate in parliament
Rûdaw - 2017-02-18 03:25
KDP says “We expect that the PUK is ready to strike a deal with us," ...

Visiting UK Defense Minister praises Peshmerga role against IS
KurdPress - 2017-02-18 01:57
The UK Secretary of Defense Michael Fallon praised the role of Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the fight against the Islamic State (IS). ...

UN Praises BCF on Great Job in IDP Camps
BAS News - 2017-02-17 22:03
LEEDS — The UN Coordinator for Iraq, Lisa Grande said Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) has provided the best humanitarian aid to the displaced people on the territory of the Kurdish Region, during her visit to the Hassan Shan camp for Internally Displace ...

Kurdish Delegation to Discuss Independence with Iraqi PM in Munich
BAS News - 2017-02-17 16:50
The delegation will seek international support for statehood in Munich conference ERBIL— A senior delegation from the Kurdistan Region, led by President Masoud Barzani, will ask Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to agree to independence of Kurdistan, ...

Kirkuk: Peshmerga, Coalition Forces Foil IS Plan to Attack
BAS News - 2017-02-17 16:50
A group of IS snipers killed KIRKUK — Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the US-led coalition airpower on Friday foiled an Islamic State (IS) attack in Kirkuk province, killing several extremists. After noticing IS military mobilizations near the western Kirku ...

Kurdish officials say Syria talks in Geneva will fail without the Kurds - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-02-17 04:33

Sulaymaniyah Youth Finds and Returns $160,000
BAS News - 2017-02-17 02:58
SULAYMANIYAH — A Kurdish resident of Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region, on Wednesday this week found $160,000 in the marketplace and surprised the owner by returning the whole cash. Masoud Sulaiman, 31, is a public servant. He told BasNews that on Wednesday ...

Baghdad Set to Fully Liberate Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-16 19:51
The process will resume after securing eastern Mosul ERBIL — Baghdad has set plans to free the entire city of Mosul and it's only a matter of some measures for the operation to resume, said a Kurdish lawmaker. Speaking to BasNews on Thursday, Shakhawan A ...

PKK Teaches Strict Militancy to Yezidi Children: MP
BAS News - 2017-02-16 19:31
The MP accuses PKK of abusing children for political and military ambitions ERBIL — Kurdish Yezidi children of Sinjar are trained on radicalism and militancy by Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) guerrillas, said a Yezidi MP to Kurdistan Parliament. PKK trie ...

SDF Pledges to Respond to Turkish Army if Moves to Manbij
BAS News - 2017-02-16 14:35
After Al Bab, the Turkish military will move on to Manbij and Raqqa, Erdogan says ISTANBUL— Kurdish forces will protect Manbij if Turkish-backed forces in Syria or Turkish troops will move into the city, Ilham Ehmed, co-leader of the Syrian Democratic Co ...

Mosul Will Be Rendered Uninhabitable After It's Liberated: Hoshyar Zebari
BAS News - 2017-02-16 13:44
The fighting in west Mosul will prove more ferocious ISTANBUL — By the time all of Mosul will be liberated from Islamic State (IS) the city will be uninhabitable, according to Hoshyar Zebari, an Iraqi Kurdish politician. Although eastern Mosul has offici ...

Turkey says U.S. not insisting on Kurdish role in Raqqa operation
Reuters - 2017-02-16 13:14
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's defense minister said on Thursday the new U.S. administration has a more flexible approach to Syria and is not insisting on the Kurdish YPG militia being involved in the operation to drive Islamic State from its Raqqa stronghol ...

Turkish official discussed PYD with US defense secretary
KurdPress - 2017-02-16 09:37
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik discussed the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) with U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis late on Feb. 15 at a NATO summit in Brussels, a Turkish Defense Ministry official has said. ...

Kurds will not recognize conferences' decisions on Syria: Asya Abdullah
KurdPress - 2017-02-16 09:37
The co-chair of Syria pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party said that Syrian Kurds will not recognize the decisions of international conferences on Syria, if they take place without Kurds participation. ...

Kurdish conference takes place in Moscow
KurdPress - 2017-02-16 09:37
Representatives of Kurdish groups across the Middle East have met in Moscow on Feb. 15 to attend a conference on Kurds and their future, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

The Dickinsonian : Kurdish Hacker Infiltrates Clarke Forum Website
Thedickinsonian - 2017-02-16 03:04

42 detained, 6 remanded in custody in the Kurdish region
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-15 23:42

IS Militants Drown 13 Iraqi Civilians in Central Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-15 22:34
LEEDS — Islamic State (IS) militants drowned 13 Iraqi civilians in central Mosul over charges of "collaborating with the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and the Kurdish Peshmerga Forces," a source told al-Sumaria News on Wednesday. According to the source wh ...

Kurdish conference brings four parts of Kurdistan together in Moscow
Rûdaw - 2017-02-15 22:26
“the Kurds are one, and Kurdistan is one," ...

ENKS not Participating in Military Talks in Astana: Leader
BAS News - 2017-02-15 20:55
The Syrian Kurdish political party will be attending the upcoming Geneva negotiation ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) has revealed that the party will not take part in Syrian peace talks taking place in Astana due to the fact that negot ...

Maliki Should Be Sued Over Aircraft Purchase Corruption: MP
BAS News - 2017-02-15 20:55
Iraq is paying $1 million every month for the delays in the receipt of the aircraft ERBIL — Kurdish factions in the Iraqi parliament are expected to sue the Iraqi former PM and current VP Nouri al-Malki over the corruption of the T-50IQ aircraft purchase ...

Kurdish Islamic party says yes to Turkey’s new constitution
Rûdaw - 2017-02-15 20:51
It has a small support base, compared to the secular pro-Kurdish HDP ...

Nadia Murad: World Leaders “Numb” to Our Tragedy
BAS News - 2017-02-15 20:10
She expresses concern over the footage showing two Yezidi children forced into suicide mission by IS ERBIL — Kurdish Yezidi survivor of Islamic State (IS) captivity, Nadia Murad, who is also the UN Goodwill Ambassador, has expressed concern over the inte ...

Turkmen youth condemn the International Conspiracy
ANHA - 2017-02-15 19:10
GIRE SPI – Turkmen youth stated that Abdullah Ocalan, despite his presence in isolation, had spread his democratic-nation philosophy. The young people of Hemak Tirkmen village, east of Girê Spi, stated that they condemn the abduction of the Kurdish people ...

Maliki Proposed Assigning Proxies to Kurdish Senior Posts :MP
BAS News - 2017-02-15 18:49
Kurds were not consulted for proxies, the lawmaker says ERBIL — Iraqi Vice-president Nouri al-Maliki proposed to fill with proxies the vacant senior posts allocated to Kurds in Baghdad, said a Kurdish lawmaker to the Iraqi House of Representatives. Speak ...

Over 2,500 Kurds Have Fled Tuz Khurmatu Due to Militia Atrocities
BAS News - 2017-02-15 18:49
Hashd al-Shaabi militia forces the Kurdish families out of Tuz Khurmatu ERBIL — A number of Kurdish families in the Tuz Khurmatu region in the Salahuddin province of Iraq are accusing the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as Hashd al-Shaabi, o ...

Life ceases in Rojava
ANHA - 2017-02-15 10:31
Life has ceased in the cities and towns of Rojava-North Syria in the 18 anniversary of the international conspiracy that targeted the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocalan. ...

Turkey detains 800 over alleged links to Kurdish militants - The Express Tribune
Tribune - 2017-02-15 09:57

Turkey Claims Targeting 4 PKK Positions
BAS News - 2017-02-15 01:35
Police also arrested hundreds of people in relation to PKK affiliation ERBIL — Turkish warplanes late on Tuesday targeted four military positions belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the mainly-Kurdish areas of southern Turkey, said the cou ...

Kurdish-led SDF Aims at Fully Freeing Raqqa
BAS News - 2017-02-15 00:51
LEEDS — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are planning to fully liberate the city of Raqqa in the near future, the chairman of the Kobani provincial government, Anwar Muslim told Sputnik on Tuesday. "We are carrying out a successful offensiv ...

Kurdish government reclaims 500k square metres of public land
Rûdaw - 2017-02-14 22:29
'We knew the process would not be easy and will face many difficulties' ...

Abu-Bakr Baghdadi No Longer in Mosul: MP
BAS News - 2017-02-14 18:26
He says in Mosul operation priority is now given to securing liberated areas ERBIL— There are intelligence reports which suggest that Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi, the emir of the extremist Islamic State (IS) organization has left Mosul, said a Kurdish lawmaker. ...

Barzani Outlines Future of Kurds: Ahmed Turk
BAS News - 2017-02-14 16:56
He believes democracy will not prevail in Mideast unless Kurds attain their freedom ERBIL — The unity of Kurds in Iraq will positively affect the status of Kurds in Syria and Turkey, said Ahmed Turk, the imprisoned Kurdish-Turkish politician, who also be ...

Mayor of Shingal, Kurdish crisis centre head plan Yezidi return
Rûdaw - 2017-02-14 15:30
"We are developing a plan for the restoration of the public services. ...

Two PKK Members Explode Themselves in Makhmour
BAS News - 2017-02-14 15:13
They blew themselves up in protest to the detention of the PKK jailed leader MAKHMOUR — Two Kurdish youth affiliated with Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) committed suicide by blowing themselves up on the 18th anniversary of Turkey's capture of the PKK lea ...

Kurdistan to plant 15,000 tons of potato seeds
Waar Media - 2017-02-14 13:59
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdish Ministry of Agriculture predicts that farmers will plant more than 15,000 tons of seed potatoes in mid-February, increasing the amount of potatoes produced locally. The Kurdistan Region has paid more attention to planting potatoes ...

Each calling for Ocalan freedom in his own language
ANHA - 2017-02-14 13:37
Thousands of the Cizîre canton components from eastern cities of the canton have gathered in Dêrik city to take part in the protest held to decry the international conspiracy that targeted the Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. ...

Syrian Kurdish militant killed in cross-border clash: Turkish army
Reuters - 2017-02-14 10:46
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish security forces returned fire into Syrian territory controlled by a Kurdish militia on Monday and killed one member of the group, Turkey's armed forces said on Tuesday. ...

Al-Jazeera components denounce the international conspiracy
ANHA - 2017-02-14 10:27
A demonstration for denouncing the international conspiracy that targeted the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocalan was started with the participation of thousands of the components of 6 cities in al-Jazeera canton on Monday. ...

Geneva 4 repeats other Geneva meetings: Salih Muslim
KurdPress - 2017-02-14 09:39
The co-Leader of Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), Salih Muslim, stated that Geneva 4 will have nothing new as the PYD and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have not been invited to the talks. ...

YPG entrance into Raqqa a threat against Turkey’s security: deputy PM
KurdPress - 2017-02-14 09:39
The entrance of the Syrian pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) into Raqqa, northern Syria, is a threat against Turkey’s security and stability, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said. ...

A Kurdish village: Between the mountain and fruit orchards
Rûdaw - 2017-02-14 09:13

Security Chief Warns about Increasing Drug-related Crimes in Tuz Khurmatu
BAS News - 2017-02-13 23:11
TUZ KHURMATU — Kurdish authorities in Tuz Khurmatu, south of Sulaymaniyah, have warned of an increasing number of drug consumers in the town, calling for immediate action. “The number of drug consumers is surprisingly increasing among the youths in Tuz K ...

Iraqi Parliament Voted to Dissolve IHEC
BAS News - 2017-02-13 19:52
A Kurdish MP heads the committee for assigning the new electoral commission ERBIL — The board of professionals at the Iraqi House of Representatives voted to dismantle the current Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) and a committee is tasked wit ...

[IN PICTURES]: Peshmerga Foils IS Plan to Attack
BAS News - 2017-02-13 19:09
Large amount of explosives were seized from the jihadist group KIRKUK — Kurdish Peshmerga forces on the western Kirkuk frontline on Monday thwarted a terrorist plan by the Islamic State (IS) militants. “Daesh insurgents had crossed an amount of explosive ...

The tabloids’ new darling is a female Danish-Kurdish sniper fighting IS – The Post
Cphpost - 2017-02-13 17:37

The Kurdish Voice of Radio Yerevan: Book by Zeri Inanc published in Turkey | Public Radio of Armenia
Armradio - 2017-02-13 17:37

ENKS (KNC) Invited to Geneva’s peace talks for Syria
Waar Media - 2017-02-13 15:11
WAAR-DUHOK: A delegation from the Kurdish National Council (KNC-ENKS) will be present at United Nations peace talks later this month in Geneva, Switzerland, which aim to bring an end to the nearly six-year-long Syrian conflict that has Russia, Turkey, Ir ...

Kurdish private schools, collages generated around $145 million last year, study shows
Rûdaw - 2017-02-13 13:44
The rise in profits coincides with the upsurge in tuition and other school fee collections in private schools and universities ...

Manbij: thousands take to streets decrying conspiracy on Ocalan
ANHA - 2017-02-13 12:26
Thousands of Manbij people have taken to streets in massive protests to decry the isolation on the Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan holding the slogan” We Cannot Live Without our Leader” assuring that Ocalan has struggled for all Middle East peoples to live ...

Turkey obligates Kurds to demonstrate against Rojava.
ANHA - 2017-02-13 12:26
AFRIN– The Turkish state obligates the Kurds on the Turkish land to go out for demonstrations against the Kurdish people in Syria and northern Syria. Moreover, anyone who does not participate in the demonstrations would go out of the Turkish lands. Reliab ...

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