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Kurdish FM: KRG and Rojava should have seat at Astana talks
Rûdaw - 2017-01-19 11:58
Rojava Kurds will have a fractured attendance at the talks ...

A Look Inside Kurdish Restaurant The Gundis
The Kurdish Project - 2017-01-19 08:29
Learn more about a new Kurdish restaurant in Lakeview, Chicago, called The Gundis. The post A Look Inside Kurdish Restaurant The Gundis appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Poll says Turkish people welcome Erdogan Kurdish policy
KurdPress - 2017-01-19 06:30
A survey conducted by Kadir Has University has revealed a change in outlook on the government’s Kurdish policy. For the first time in years, the number of people who find the Kurdish policy “successful” (33.8 percent) outnumbered those who find it “unsuc ...

Why Trump Should Support a Kurdish State | The National Interest
Nationalinterest - 2017-01-19 03:09

Iranian Kurdish group: Terrorism won’t be our response to attack on our headquarters
Rûdaw - 2017-01-19 02:48
'Terrorism is sewn into Iran, but terrorism does not scare the PDK ...

PUK, KDP to agree to jointly meet other Kurdish parties
Rûdaw - 2017-01-19 02:48
“The region’s crisis could only be solved through PUK-KDP agreements,” ...

Syrian Kurds fractured in Astana peace talks, PYD excluded
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-18 22:06
A protester draws a heart around the word "Rojava" protesting against its removal, while delegates take part in a conference in Syria's Kurdish-controlled northern regions, in the town of Rmeilan, Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), December 29, 2016. (Photo: Reut ...

Netherlands to train more Peshmerga, support Kurdish agriculture: Dutch PM
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-18 22:06
The Dutch PM Mark Rutte speaking to Kurdistan24 in Davos following the meeting with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, January 18, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

UN urges Iran to halt Kurdish juvenile’s execution
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-18 19:26
Iran remains one of several states which executes juvenile offenders despite its strict prohibition under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Iran is a member, according to the U ...

Pro-Kurdish leader faces years in prison for 'insulting' Erdogan
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-18 19:26
A file picture of the imprisoned Co-leader of Turkey's opposition pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas. (Photo: Reuters) ...

A look inside The Gundis, Chicago's first Kurdish restaurant - Chicago Tribune
Chicagotribune - 2017-01-18 19:06

PYD to open representative office in Washington
KurdPress - 2017-01-18 09:24
Syria's Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) will open its representative office in the US capital of Washington, Ilham Ahmed, the co-chair of the Syrian Democratic Council, which includes the PYD, told Sputnik Tuesday. ...

Syria’s Kurdish National Council officials have been invited to Astana talks
KurdPress - 2017-01-18 09:24
Representatives of Syria’s Kurdish National Council have been invited to the intra-Syrian talks slated for January 23 in Astana, Kazakhstan, a source told RIA Novosti. ...

Turkish prosecutor seeks up to 142 years in prison for Demirtas
KurdPress - 2017-01-18 06:04
Indictments regarding the jailed co-leaders of Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have been completed, with the prosecutor seeking up to 142 years in jail for Selahattin Demirtas and up to 83 years in jail for Figen Yuksekdag, the party’s ...

Kurdish Linguist - Group SSI - United States
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Kurdish National Council to join Syria peace talks in Astana
ARA News - 2017-01-18 02:36
ARA News The Kurdish National Council (KNC), which is part of the Syrian opposition’s National Coalition (SNC), on Tuesday announced that they will participate in the peace talks in Astana scheduled for January 23. Fuad Aliko, a member of the Kurdish Unit ...

Turkish prosecutor demands 142 years imprisonment for Kurdish leader Demirtaş, EU rapporteur outraged
ARA News - 2017-01-18 02:36
ARA News Amsterdam – Kati Piri, the EU’s Turkey rapporteur on Tuesday called the indictment by Turkish prosecutors seeking extended prison terms for leaders of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ “outrag ...

Moscow State Linguistic University Now Offers Kurdish Language Courses
Rojikurd - 2017-01-18 00:08
The largest and the oldest university specializing in linguistics in Russia, Moscow State Linguistic University (MSLU), has included the study of Kurdish language in its curriculum of 35 languages. Currently, 12 students are enrolled in Kurdish language c ...

Imprisoned Kurdish filmmaker denied hospitalization
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-17 23:52
Keywan Karimi, an independent Kurdish filmmaker from Baneh, Kurdistan Province, was charged with “insulting sanctities” for his documentary “Writing on the City.” (Photo: Archive) ...

Turkey invites three Kurdish leaders to Astana peace talks
Rûdaw - 2017-01-17 19:53
'If political subjects are discussed in Astana talks, we will bring up the Kurdish question ...

Turkey's pro-Kurdish party leader faces 142 years in prison
Daily Mail - 2017-01-17 19:25
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish prosecutors charged the chairman of the country's pro-Kurdish party on Tuesday with leading a terror organization, engaging in ... ...

Turkey seeking up to 142 years in jail for co-head of pro-Kurdish opposition party
Deutsche Welle - 2017-01-17 18:39
Turkish prosecutors are seeking jail terms of 83 and 142 years for the co-leaders of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP). The leaders were arrested in November, drawing strong international condemnation. ...

Kurdish Statehood Trade-off; Winning Throne, Failing ‘National Dream’
Kurdishpolicy - 2017-01-17 13:32
Kurds are no longer the kingmaker in Baghdad and financially, Kurdistan cannot even go back to its old deal with Baghdad by getting 17 percent of the national budget. Iraq is imposing many conditions on the KRG before sending any money while from 2006 to ...

PYD holds conference in Syria’s Hasaka
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 12:41
Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party in Syria (PYD) on Monday held a conference in Sere Kaniye city in Hasaka Governorate, where the Co-heads of the PYD, Salih Muslim and Asiya Abdullah, chaired the conference amid participation from different political ...

Moscow state university offers Kurdish language courses
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 12:41
Moscow State Linguistic University (MSLU), the largest and the oldest university specializing in linguistics in Russia, has included the study of Kurdish language in its curriculum of 35 languages. ...

Kurdish-led SDF repel aggressive ISIS attack
Rûdaw - 2017-01-17 11:39
The clashes occurred in the area of the strategic Tabqa Dam ...

Four Turkish police officers killed in Diyarbakir bomb blast
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 09:06
Four Turkish police officers were killed in a bomb blast in the southeastern Kurdish city of Diyarbakir on Monday, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. ...

Word 'Kurdistan' sparks debate at Turkey Parliament
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 09:06
The use of the word “Kurdistan” by a lawmaker of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) sparked a heated debate at the Turkish Parliament on Sunday. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 14, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
Kurdish teachers continue protests against Kurdistan government austerity measures Sulaimani: A group of Kurdish teachers in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan protested austerity measures and the withholding of salaries on Saturday, continuing teacher dem ...

Turkey suspends Kurdish lawmaker Garo Paylan for ‘genocide’ comment
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
ISTANBUL,— A pro-Kurdish lawmaker has been temporarily suspended from the Turkish parliament for saying the word “genocide” during heated discussions on changes to the constitution, state media has said. Member of parliament for the Peoples’ Democratic Pa ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 15, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
Bodies of three Kurdish Yazidi refugees who died in Switzerland arrive in Iraqi Kurdistan Erbil: The bodies of three Kurdish refugees who died in a car accident in Switzerland were handed over to Kurdistan Region on January 15. On Sunday, Khairi Khanasour ...

Turkey says If U.S. wants Kurds at Syria talks, invite Islamic State too
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
ISTANBUL,— If the United States wants to invite Kurds to the upcoming Syrian peace talks it might as well invite the Islamic State jihadist group too, said Turkey’s foreign minister Saturday whose country views Kurdish fighters in Syria as extremists. The ...

Saudi Arabia consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan should be closed, Iranian commander warns
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An Iranian top commander warned on Friday that the consulate of Saudi Arabia should leave the Kurdish capital of Erbil because their presence in Kurdistan Region destabilizes peace and causes chaos, he claimed. Moha ...

Iraq’s Abadi asks why Kurdistan withholds salaries despite selling oil: MP
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has asked why the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) doesn’t pay public servants as it sells 1.3 million barrels of oil per day (bpd), a lawmaker has disclosed. A Kurdish lawmaker in the Iraqi Parliament, Ho ...

Journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan accuse security forces of attack and abduction
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A reporter from the KNN Channel accused Kurdish security forces on Sunday of being behind an attack on him and his cameraman in the city of Barda Rash, north of iraqi Kurdistan Region’s capital of Erbil. The reporte ...

Roadside bomb in Turkey’s Kurdish Diyarbakir kills four police officers
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Four Turkish police officers were killed and nine more wounded when a roadside bomb hit a passing police bus in the Kurdish southeastern province of Diyarbakir on Monday, the local governor’s office said. The bom ...

Political conflict in Iraqi Kurdistan could turn into armed conflict: Speaker
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— There is a possibility for the political conflict in Iraq’s Kurdistan region to turn into an armed conflict, because some political parties have influence over some of the armed forces in the Kurdish region, Kurdistan ...

Turkey suspends Armenian MP for mentioning genocide
ARA News - 2017-01-17 03:06
ARA News Ankara – Garo Paylan, an Armenian member of the Turkish Parliament, was suspended by the authorities for mentioning “genocide against minorities” in a speech during talks on Constitutional amendments. Paylan is an MP for the pro-Kurdish People’s ...

PYD holds conference in Syria’s Hasakah to discuss future of Rojava
ARA News - 2017-01-17 00:20
ARA News Sere Kaniye – The Kurdish Democratic Union Party in Syria (PYD) held a conference in Sere Kaniye city in Hasakah Governorate on Monday. The Co-heads of the PYD, Salih Muslim and Asiya Abdullah, chaired the conference amid participation from diffe ...

Kurdish leader says excluding SDF from Syria peace talks ‘huge mistake’
ARA News - 2017-01-17 00:20
ARA News Kobane – Excluding the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from the upcoming Syria peace talks in Astana is a huge mistake, said Kurdish political leader Salih Muslim on Monday. Salih Muslim, Co-chair of the Democratic Union Party in Syria (PYD), told ...

Two Blasts Hit Kurdish South-east Turkey
Rojikurd - 2017-01-17 00:09
Two separate explosions occured in the Kurdish south-east Turkey which killed and wounded a number of people. Three police officers have lost their lives and three others were wounded by a roadside bomb in Sur district of the Kurdish province of Diyarbaki ...

Blast targeting police in southeast Turkey kills 4 officers
Daily Mail - 2017-01-16 21:52
ISTANBUL (AP) — A roadside bomb in a pre-dominantly Kurdish city in southeast Turkey on Monday killed four policemen and wounded two others, according to the... ...

HDP demands answers over strip-search of Kurdish kids by Turkey police
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-16 21:23
Screenshot of a video that shows a strip search of kids by allegedly Turkish forces in the city of Diyarbakir. ...

Moscow university offers Kurdish language
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-16 19:37
Russian students tell Kurdistan24 they learn Kurdish out of the 35 languages offered in their university because they want to ensure a great future for themselves. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Turkey arrests Iranian Kurdish writers
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-16 19:37
Demonstrators scuffle with riot police during a protest against the arrest of pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers, in Ankara, Turkey, Nov. 4, 2016. (Photo: Reuters) ...

The Kurdish painter Aras Majeed Talib ( 1969-2016)
Kurdish Globe - 2017-01-16 18:27

“US won’t stand in the way of Kurdish independence,” retired US General
Kurdish Globe - 2017-01-16 18:27

Syrian Kurds appeal to resolve Rojava's political disputes
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-16 15:23
Protesters hold Kurdistan and People's Protection Units (YPG) flags during an open-ended demonstration to denounce the Turkish bombardment in the Kurdish areas of northern Syria, London, United Kingdom, Feb. 21, 2016. The YPG is the PYD's military wing, w ...

Word 'Kurdistan' sparks debate at Turkey Parliament
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-16 15:23
Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Sibel Yigitalp speaking at the Turkish Parliament. (Photo: DHA) ...

KRG speaker: Independent Kurdish state complex issue
KurdPress - 2017-01-16 11:46
When Yusuf Mohammed Sadiq took up the position of speaker of the Kurdish parliament at the age of 36, the political circles in Iraq, and in particular the Kurdish ones, were shocked, as having a young man in this senior position was an unexpected develop ...

Only IS a target, not Kurds: US official tells Turkey
KurdPress - 2017-01-16 11:46
The only target for the US-led coalition is IS, and not the city of Manbij that has been cleared from IS by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Acting US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Elissa Slotkin, said ...

70k people under ISIS in Hawija face ‘severe’ shortage of basic needs
Rûdaw - 2017-01-16 10:39
The town and surrounded area is besieged by Kurdish, Iraqi forces ...

US support to Kurds because of oil: export
KurdPress - 2017-01-16 08:18
A political expert in U.S. affairs believes Washington’s support to Kurdistan Region of Iraq is because of the region’s oil reserves and that’s for the same reason that it supports Kurdish independence from Baghdad. ...

KRG Politicized Forces Pose Threat to Human Security
Kurdishpolicy - 2017-01-16 06:37
This article argues that the politicization of the Kurdish military and security forces has a diverse and severe impacts on human security, and stability. The lack of nationalized armed force in Kurdistan remains the biggest threat to the future of Kurdis ...

Iran court sentences Kurdish political prisoner to five years in prison
Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-01-16 02:00
“In the past few days, the branch two of Orumiyeh (also known as Urmiye) Revolutionary Court headed by judge Ali Sheikhlou sentenced a Kurdish political prisoner to five years in prison,” a reliable source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). “ ...

Tortured Kurdish religious prisoner on hunger strike in need of urgent prison leave
Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-01-16 02:00
”Foad Yousefi, a 35-year-old Kurdish prisoner, has been on a hunger strike since Monday December 26, 2016 in protest to the unwillingness of prison authorities to grant him sick leave. Today on the 20th day of his hunger strike, his health is deterioratin ...

US Assistant Secretary of Defense tells Turkey: only ISIS a target, not Kurds
ARA News - 2017-01-16 01:54
ARA News Acting US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Elissa Slotkin, said the only target for the US-led coalition is ISIS, and not the city of Manbij that has been cleared from ISIS by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Fo ...

KES and KEMSA have agreed on cooperation
Kurdish-European Society - 2017-01-15 23:40
The Kurdish-European Society (KES) and the Kurdish-European Medical Students Association (KEMSA) have... ...

Syrian opposition leaders call for inclusion of Kurdish faction in Astana talks
Rûdaw - 2017-01-15 21:19
'It’s very unfortunate that Ankara has excluded the PYD from both peace talks and the ongoing ceasefire ...

Kurdish tea shop celebrates the life of renowned singer Hesen Zirek
Rûdaw - 2017-01-15 21:19
Chances are you would hear Zirek's songs when you visit Kurdish tea shop ...

VIDEO: American volunteer tells of motivation to aid Peshmerga
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-15 20:03
Tom Kelly, a 66-year-old former American-football coach, provides relief aid to Kurdish Peshmerga and Mosul civilians in the Kurdistan Region, Jan. 14, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Turkey Parliament bans HDP lawmaker for using ‘G-word’
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-15 13:00
A file picture of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Garo Paylan sitting at the Turkish Parliament. (Photo: AA) ...

Syrian Kurdish regions will not be connected: expert
KurdPress - 2017-01-15 11:32
A political expert and a Birmingham University professor, Scott Lucas, believes that Syrian Kurdish regions will not be connected to each other and the Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG), the forces that are controlling the regions, will finally acc ...

‘No peace without the freedom of Öcalan’
ANF/English - 2017-01-15 11:28
Families of Halit Oral and Mehmet Yalçın, who set their bodies on fire with the motto of ‘You Cannot Put Out Our Sun,’ called upon Kurdish people to rise up against the isolation of Öcalan. ...

Iranian Kurdish lifter nominated for Best Lifter of 2016
KurdPress - 2017-01-15 08:11
Iranian Kurdish weightlifting champion Kianoush Rostami has been nominated by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for Best Lifter of the Year 2016. ...

Turkey repeats opposition to inclusion of Kurds in Syria peace talks
KurdPress - 2017-01-15 08:11
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated on Saturday, January 14, that Turkey remained opposed to the inclusion of the Syrian Kurdish YPG in Syria peace talks due to be held this month in the Kazakh capital Astana. ...

Rival Kurdish parties in Syria discuss challenges, potential solutions for ongoing crisis
ARA News - 2017-01-15 05:35
The post Rival Kurdish parties in Syria discuss challenges, potential solutions for ongoing crisis appeared first on ARA News. ...

The Kurmanji Kurdish: A language in danger
SBS Radio - Podcast - 2017-01-15 05:02

The President of KES gives a speech at KEMSA in Berlin
Kurdish-European Society - 2017-01-15 04:03
On 13 January 2017, the President of the Kurdish-European Society Kahraman Evsen... ...

300 Years Term Issued for Iranian Kurdish Inmates in 2016
Rojikurd - 2017-01-15 00:07
In 2016, some 81 Kurdish inmates from Iran received in total 300 years of custody for different felonies. In the same time, six Iranian Kurdish women were also altogether sentenced to 162-month term, a human rights watch organization reported. According t ...

Turkey suspends pro-Kurdish lawmaker for 'genocide' comment | The Times of Israel
Timesofisrael - 2017-01-14 13:11

Rojava to be a federal region, not an independent state: Salih Muslim
KurdPress - 2017-01-14 12:06
Salih Muslim, the co-chairman of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), says that their proposal for Rojava, a de facto autonomous Kurdish region in northern Syria, later renamed Federal Democratic Region of Northern Syria, is to have it be a f ...

Japan opens consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Japan opened its consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil on Wednesday following meetings between the country’s Foreign Minister Kentaro Sonoura and senior Kurdish officials, including the president and pr ...

Turkey to withdraw troops in Iraq when PKK pulls out from Sinjar: KDP MP
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
BAGHDAD,— Turkish troops deployed in northern Iraq will remain in the country as long as the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) remain in Sinjar as a “threat” to Ankara, a Kurdish member of the Iraqi Parliament, Shakhawan Abdullah, said. Abdullah who is also ...

U.S. tweet about Syrian Kurdish fighters causes a storm in Turkey
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
ISTANBUL,— A tweet sent by U.S. Central Command insisting its Kurdish allies in the fight against Islamic State (IS) in Syria are not linked to Kurdish militants in Turkey whipped up a storm Thursday, with Ankara asking if Washington had “lost its senses” ...

Kurdish Yazidi activist Nadia Murad visits Barcelona FC
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
BARCELONA,— Kurdish Yazidi activist and survivor of enslavement by the Islamic State group Nadia Murad, who became a global icon in the defense of human rights, was invited by the Barcelona Football Club Foundation to visit the Spanish city of Barcelona a ...

Russia acting as guarantor of Syrian government-Kurdish talks on federalization
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Russia is holding negotiations with influential Kurdish politicians in Syrian Kurdistan and is acting as guarantor of their talks with the Syrian government on federalization. Kurdish politician Ferid Sedun has revealed to Spu ...

Turkey’s Kurdish lawmaker Nursel Aydogan sentenced to almost 5 years in prison
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— A Kurdish lawmaker in Turkey’s parliament from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has been sentenced to almost 5 years in prison, on charges of committing crimes on behalf of PKK organization. Nursel Aydogan was ...

Syrian Kurdish-led forces drive Islamic State from 130 villages near Raqqa
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The powerful Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have driven the Islamic State (IS or Daesh) fighters from 133 villages in the northeastern Syrian Raqqa province during the second phase of the Operation Wrath of Euphrat ...

Iranian Kurdish powerlifter nominated for Laureus World Sports Award
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
TEHRAN,— Iranian Kurdish giant powerlifter Siamand Rahman who is named the strongest man in the world is in the list of Laureus Academy, nominated for the Laureus World Sports Awards of 2017. The Laureus Nominations Panel of specialists announced the list ...

Kurds to stage long march for Öcalan from Luxembourg to Strasbourg
ANF/English - 2017-01-14 11:14
Kurds will stage a long march from Luxembourg to Strasbourg, France at the 18th anniversary of the 15 February international plot against Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan. ...

Iranian Kurdish powerlifter nominated for Laureus World Sports Award
KurdPress - 2017-01-14 08:51
Iranian Kurdish giant powerlifter Siamand Rahman who is named the strongest man in the world is in the list of Laureus Academy, nominated for the Laureus World Sports Awards of 2017. ...

Turkey, US take Syrian Kurdish battle to Twittersphere / Amberin Zaman
KurdPress - 2017-01-13 21:44
In a blistering Jan. 11 editorial in the Washington Post, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu didn’t mince words: “Turkey has been expected to endure the morally bankrupt cooperation between our strategic ally and the YPG/PYD. As the PKK is ever em ...

Turkey court sentences pro-Kurdish lawmaker to 56 months in prison
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-13 18:42
An archive picture of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Nursel Aydogan speaking at the Turkish Parliament. (Photo: DHA) ...

'Trump has to understand needs of Kurdish people'
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-13 18:42
The president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and of Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief organization, Franklin Graham talks to Kurdistan24 in Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, January 12, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan2 ...

Ezidi survivor initiates football platform campaign to end human trafficking
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-13 18:42
Kurdish Ezidi survivor Nadia Murad visited Barcelona FC and met the club's celebrated players Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, Barcelona, Spain, Jan. 12, 2017. (Photo: Nadia Murad Twitter account) ...

State-appointed trustee targets education, culture and arts in Kayapınar
ANF/English - 2017-01-13 14:19
The trustee appointed to Amed’s Kayapınar Municipality transformed free schools into Qoran schools, and is planning to make Zarokistan Xalxalok, which offers pre-school education in Kurdish, a center of assimilation. ...

Is Turkey wiping out Kurdish institutions during lengthy state of emergency? / Mahmut Bozarslan
KurdPress - 2017-01-13 13:42
On Jan. 7, the Turkish government issued three more state of emergency decrees, dismissed thousands more civil servants and closed 83 more nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). ...

Turkey slams US army for backing SDF
KurdPress - 2017-01-13 13:42
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman lashed out at the US military on Thursday after it re-tweeted a statement by a Kurdish-dominated alliance that Washington backs in Syria saying it had no links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighting th ...

New inquiry request on the Paris murders: Turkey gave the order
ANF/English - 2017-01-13 13:36
Antoine Comte, lawyer for the families of the three Kurdish revolutionary women murder in Paris, said: “Ömer Güney’s death benefits all parties except us. It serves the interests of the Turkish and French states, but not ours.” ...

Kurds in Europe to shout out for Öcalan’s freedom on January 14
ANF/English - 2017-01-13 13:36
KCDK-E called for a strong attendance to demonstrations and activities will be held in several countries on January 14 against the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan. ...

New inquiry request on the Paris massacre: Turkey gave the order!
ANF/English - 2017-01-13 12:42
Antoine Comte, lawyer for the families of the three Kurdish revolutionary women murder in Paris, said: “Ömer Güney’s death benefits all parties except us. It serves the interests of the Turkish and French states, but not ours.” ...

Komalên Ciwan Coordination calls for initiative for Öcalan's freedom
ANF/English - 2017-01-13 11:34
Komalên Ciwan Coordination called upon the revolutionary youth of Kurdistan to stand up for Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan and launch a freedom for Öcalan initiative that will inflict the final blow against fascism. ...

Kurdish death row prisoner writes open letter to UN Special Rapporteur
Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-01-13 02:01
Kamal Ahmadnejad, a Kurdish political prisoner sentenced to death by virtue of Qesas law (Eye for an Eye), has written an open-letter to human rights organisations and to the UN Special Rapporteur for human rights issues in Iran about the tortures he unde ...

Iranian Border Guards Wound Five Kurdish Porters
BAS News - 2017-01-13 00:51
A child aged 16 is among the casualties ERBIL — Five Iranian Kurdish porters, including an underage, were wounded on Thursday by direct shooting of Iranian border guards. A human rights watch organization, Hangaw, reported that the people were targeted w ...

5,300 Iraqi Turkmen Resettled in the Kurdish areas of Southern Turkey
BAS News - 2017-01-13 00:51
LEEDS — A camp built for more than 5,300 Iraqi Turkmen in the predominantly Kurdish Sivricehoyuk village in the province of Kahramanmaras received its first wave of refugees fleeing from the Islamic State (IS)-held town of Tal Afar and the city of Mosul ...

Barzani: Those Abandoning Mosul to IS Disliked Mosul Operation Enforcement
BAS News - 2017-01-13 00:51
The Kurdish president also said that nobody has the right to object to Kurds over territorial unity of Iraq ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated that the people who left Mosul for the Islamic State (IS) to occupy it were also reluctant ...

Iraqi Parliament Questions Chief of Baghdad Security
BAS News - 2017-01-13 00:51
A committee will conclude the questioning process in a report later BAGHDAD — Iraqi parliament has summoned the head of Baghdad Operation Command for questioning about the deteriorating security situation in the capital city. Kurdish Member of the Iraqi P ...

Nadia Murad Visits Barcelona FC to Discuss Gender Equality
BAS News - 2017-01-13 00:51
LEEDS — Nadia Murad, the 23 year-old Kurdish Yezidi woman who survived Islamic State (IS) captivity and became a global icon in the defense of human rights, was invited by the Barcelona Football Club Foundation to visit the Spanish city of Barcelona and ...

Turkey hopes Trump will stop backing Syrian Kurdish YPG: minister
KurdPress - 2017-01-13 00:40
Turkey hopes the incoming U.S. administration under President-elect Donald Trump will "correct the mistake" of allying with the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in the fight against Islamic State, Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Thursday, Reuters reported. ...

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