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Another Parliamentarian “HDP” arrested

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-01 01:16
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, Aisha Ajar Yasharan, a representative of the city of Elieh in the People’s Democratic People’s Party, was arrested by the Turkish police, two days ago, another member of parliament Saadat ...

Turkish Parliament Expels 2 HDP Lawmakers for Absenteeism

BAS News - 2017-07-27 17:19
ERBIL — Turkish parliament’s General Assembly voted on Thursday to dismiss two lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) reportedly for absenteeism. Tugba Hezer Ozturk, a deputy representing Van, and Faysal Sariyildiz, who represents ...

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. ...

Turkey extends state of emergency for forth time

KurdPress - 2017-07-18 08:20
The Turkish parliament extended the ongoing state of emergency on July 17 by three more months starting from July 19, its fourth such extension after a coup attempt last July. ...

Kurdish Party in Turkey Slams Parliament’s Bill to Ban Word "Kurdistan"

BAS News - 2017-07-09 23:27
ERBIL — Kurdistan Freedom Party (PAK), a small faction with no parliamentary representation, called on the Kurdish people to claim the words “Kurd, Kurdish, and Kurdistan” against the wave of anti-Kurdish actions, stirred by the Turkish government. In a ...

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 ...

Kurdish MP Threatened with Expelling from Turkish Parliament

BAS News - 2017-07-07 11:41
ERBIL— A new project for the internal regulation of Turkish Parliament is begin prepared by the ruling AKP (Justice and Development Party) and MHP (Nationalist Movement Party) which may cost a Kurdish MP her membership in the parliament. Reports indicate ...

PKK and Turkey obliged to ceasefire

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
Osman Baydemir is a Kurdish member of Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in the Turkish Parliament. He is also a lawyer and human rights activist in Turkey. Previously, he was the mayor of Diyarbakir. As a human rights activist and as a politician, Osman Bay ...

Kurdistan Region Independence Not a Threat to Turkey: AK Party's MP

BAS News - 2017-06-09 17:58
ERBIL — The independence of the Kurdistan Region from Iraq will not constitute a threat to Turkey therefore Turkey has no objection to the move, said a Justice and Development (AK Party) member of the Turkish parliament. Galip Ensarioğlu, AK Party’s MP f ...

Turkish parliament approves bill to deploy troops in Qatar

Waar Media - 2017-06-08 11:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s parliament on Wednesday approved a draft bill allowing its troops to be deployed to a Turkish military base in Qatar, an apparent move to support the Gulf Arab country when it faces diplomatic and trade isolation from some of the big ...

Basimeh Kuvnja Peoples Democratic Party “HDP” city “Sirte” was arrested

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-05-30 09:46
According to reports of Kurdistan Human Rights Association , today Monday 29 of May of 2017, “Basimeh Kuvnja” northern Kurdistan representative of Sirte from the list of HDP and HDP spokesman for the Turkish Parliament, was arrested at the airport Alih. S ...

Turkish Parliament to Oust Two More HDP MPs

BAS News - 2017-05-25 12:10
ISTANBUL — Discussions are being held regarding stripping two pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) MPs of their positions in the Turkish parliament. The Speaker's Council of the parliament was called into session on Wednesday, with the ruling Just ...

Hoisting PKK and Turkish Flags in Kirkuk Against Constitution: MP

BAS News - 2017-05-10 16:59
ERBIL — Raising Kurdistan Workers' Party's (PKK) flag in Kirkuk city is against the Iraqi federal constitution, said a Kurdish lawmaker. Mohamed Osman, a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) member of the Iraqi parliament, told BasNews that hoisting any fl ...

HRW criticizes Turkey’s crackdown on Kurdish opposition

E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
ISTANBUL,— The Turkish government has jailed 13 members of the pro-Kurdish democratic opposition in parliament on terrorism charges and taken direct control of 82 municipalities in the Kurdish southeast region, suspending and incarcerating elected mayors ...

MP urges Iranians to avoid Turkey trip

KurdPress - 2017-03-12 08:32
A member of Iran’s parliament called on citizens to avoid traveling to Turkey in protest at insulting treatment of Iranian nationals by a Turkish officer at Bazargan-Gurbulak border crossing. ...

Turkey’s Kurdish lawmaker Leyla Zana faces 20 years in anti-PKK probe

E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Leyla Zana, a prominent Kurdish rights activist and member of Turkish parliament from the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), is facing several charges over links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK, under ...

Cavusoglu: ‘Turkey will hit PYD in Manbij unless it retreats’

Waar Media - 2017-03-03 11:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey will attack the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (PYD) in Rojava-Manbij, northern Syria “unless the group withdraws,” Turkey’s foreign minister said Thursday. Speaking to journalists outside the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Me ...

Erdoğan: Turkey could hold another referendum on restoring death penalty

Waar Media - 2017-02-25 12:03
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey could head to yet another referendum to decide on whether to restore capital punishment if parliament disapproves of the change, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Feb. 24. “I said I would approve [restoring] the death pena ...

Stop defending Turkey’s secularism – it’s been a lie all along

Frederike Geerdink - 2017-01-31 19:28
Published on the World Post/Huffington Post, on 2 May 2016. Finally, after over a decade in power, the true face of Turkey’s governing Justice and Development Party, or AKP, is surfacing. The speaker of the Turkish Parliament, Ismail Kahraman, said that t ...

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. ...

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 ...

Turkey suspends Armenian MP for mentioning genocide

Aranews - 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 ...

HDP retreats from today's discussion of constitutional amendments

ANF/English - 2017-01-14 16:45
HDP group has decided to retreat from today's session of discussion on constitutional amendments in the Turkish parliament in response to HDP MP Garo Paylan's removal from three sessions of the discussion for speaking of the Armenian genocide. ...

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 ...

Turkish parliament approves key articles of constitutional reform

E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
ANKARA,— Turkey’s parliament approved key articles of a constitutional reform overnight which would allow the president to be a member of a political party and issue decrees, bringing a step closer the executive presidency sought by Tayyip Erdogan. The ru ...

Turkey’s parliament approves constitutional change

E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
ANKARA,— The Turkish parliament voted on Tuesday to press on with debate about a constitutional reform package that would expand the powers of President Tayyip Erdogan, taking another step on the path towards an executive presidency. Erdogan and his suppo ...

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP party to boycott constitutional reform vote

E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
ANKARA,— Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party to boycott a parliamentary vote on a controversial new draft constitution aimed at giving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greater powers, in protest over the arrest of its MPs. The Turkish parliament voted on Tuesday to ...

Turkish police fire tear gas at protest against stronger presidency

Reuters - 2017-01-09 12:50
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of people outside parliament on Monday protesting against planned changes to the constitution that would expand the powers of President Tayyip Erdogan. ...

Turkish police briefly detain senior Kurdish party lawmaker Pervin Buldan

E-Kurd - 2016-12-24 12:50
ANKARA,— Turkish police on Friday briefly detained a deputy speaker of parliament, forcibly taking her to a court to testify in an on-going case where she is accused of making propaganda in support of outlawed Kurdish rebels. Pervin Buldan, a senior legis ...

EU suspends Turkey EU membership talks

Waar Media - 2016-11-24 17:41
Waar, Duhok: Members of the European Parliament (MEP)s have voted against Turkey’s EU membership because of the Turkish government’s crackdown since the July coup attempt. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed as “worthless” EU’s non-binding vo ...

Turkey denies European lawmakers access to imprisoned Kurdish leader

Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-21 19:16
The head of the European Parliament delegation Sergei Stanishev who was denied access by Turkish authorities to meet with the imprisoned Kurdish HDP leader Selahattin Demirtas speaks to reporters, Edirne, Turkey, Nov. 21, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

HDP partly boycotts parliament

Waar Media - 2016-11-06 22:10
Waar, Duhok: The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) announced a partial boycott of Turkish parliament on Sunday, saying it was “halting its legislative efforts” after its two co-leaders and other lawmakers were detained on Friday. “After discussions with our ...

Pro-Kurdish HDP party quits Turkish parliament over arrests

E-Kurd - 2016-11-06 20:17
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish party on Sunday said it was pulling out of parliament after nine of its MPs including the two co-leaders were arrested in an unprecedented crackdown. The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), the third-largest party in this ...

Capital punishment soon if parliament approves it: Erdogan

KurdPress - 2016-11-06 05:04
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeated in the capital city of Ankara on Oct. 29 his decision to approve the installment of capital punishment if the parliament approves a related code, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

Capital punishment soon if parliament approves it: Erdogan

KurdPress - 2016-10-30 08:42
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeated in the capital city of Ankara on Oct. 29 his decision to approve the installment of capital punishment if the parliament approves a related code, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

Demirtas slams Erdogan for policy against Kurdish officials

Waar Media - 2016-10-29 22:45
Waar, Duhok: Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtas has slammed Turkish President Recep Tayipp Erdogan for his war against Kurdish factions in Turkish parliament. Recently, Ankara has detained several Kurdish officials in Turkey as p ...

MEPs urge the Turkish government to set press free

ANF/English - 2016-10-27 16:54
"Release journalists being held without compelling evidence of criminal activity", members of the European Parliament urged the Turkish authorities in a resolution voted on Thursday. ...
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