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Kurdish Diaspora in Germany Demands EU Support Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-07-23 18:34
ERBIL— In a rally in support of the Kurdistan independence referendum, the Kurdish diaspora in Germany called on the EU Parliament not to stand in the way of Kurdistan for independence. The demonstrators, who came from Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria, stage ...

Turkey’s PKK Conflict Kills almost 3,000 in Two Years

International Crisis Group - 2017-07-20 21:11
20 July 2017 marks the two-year anniversary of a collapsed ceasefire that previously held for two-and-a-half-years between Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Crisis Group's new analysis of open-source data reveals that the ongoing cycle of vi ...

Onslaught of security forces to support the human chain from Lake Urmia

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-16 15:02
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, on Friday, 14 July 2017, a community of civil, environmental and local people was held to protect the attention of authorities and other governmental and non-governmental organizations, bo ...

Turkey waiting … and waiting … to intervene in Afrin / Fehim Tastekin

KurdPress - 2017-07-15 11:52
Turkey has mobilized thousands of troops to combat the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin, Syria, and made sure those moves were well-publicized. There were even media reports that July 5 would be the launch date. The areas around Afrin and ...

IS Moved Yezidi Abductees from Mosul to Syria: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-02 01:49
DUHOK — The Islamic State (IS) is believed to have moved the Kurdish Yezidi abductees from Mosul to its-held areas in neighbouring Syria as the Iraqi city is almost fully liberated and yet thousands of Yezidis remain with obscure fate, a Kurdish official ...

Kirkuk Governor: security is under control

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
Dr. Najmaldin Karim, Governor of Kirkuk Province, specializes in Neurosurgery and received his degree from George Washington University(US). Karim was a founding member of the Kurdish National Congress of North America and its president from 1991 to 1999. ...