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Kurdish MP Arrested in Turkish Airport

Kurdish MP Arrested in Turkish Airport

BAS News - 2017-07-29 17:48
ERBIL— Saadet Becerikli, a Kurdish lawmaker from the People's Democratic Party (HDP), was arrested on Saturday by Turkish police in Batman Airport. Turkish media reported that Becerikli was taken to an unknown destination after landing in the airport in ...
Kurdish MP Arrested in Turkish Airport - BAS News

The joint secretary (HDP) of Mersin City was sentenced to prison.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-26 04:37
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association Report, Mohammad Mirza Soylemz, the secretary general of the People’s Democratic People’s Party (HDP) Mersin in northern Kurdistan, who was arrested on 12 August 2017, was sentenced to prison by the Turk ...

Demirtaş claims AKP-MHP alliance will soon go to snap election in Turkey

Waar Media - 2017-08-13 18:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) have begun preparations for snap elections in Turkey, jailed pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party’s (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has claimed. ...

Iranian authorities executed a Kurdish political prisoner in Sanandaj

Hengaw - 2017-08-03 03:00
Hengaw: An Iranian Kurdish political inmate was executed on Wednesday, August 2, by the Iranian authorities in Sanandaj city of Kurdistan province, The post Iranian authorities executed a Kurdish political prisoner in Sanandaj appeared first on Human Rig ...

Another HDP Lawmaker Detained

BAS News - 2017-08-02 19:52
ERBIL — Turkish police arrested pro-kurdish lawmaker from the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) on Wednesday. Local media reported MP Lezgin Botan was detained at the airport in the eastern province of Van before he could fly to Ankara. He is accused of su ...

Two Kurdish Yezidis Killed in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-07-30 10:35
ERBIL — A number of unknown armed men killed overnight on Saturday two Kurdish Yezidi people in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad. The two individuals are from the Yezidi areas around Sinjar in northern Iraq, and currently living with their families in an IDP camp ...

US increases military support to Kurdish-led forces in Syria

Aranews - 2017-07-30 01:18
ARA News The United States has increased its military support to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in a step to accelerate the anti-ISIS Raqqa campaign, military sources reported on Saturday. A spokesman for the SDF confirmed to ARA News th ...

Kurdish Family Found in a Refrigerated Container in Ireland

BAS News - 2017-07-23 00:38
IZMIR — A Kurdish family "lucky to be alive" was discovered in a refrigerated container on a ferry in southeastern Ireland, a source from the Irish authorities said on Saturday. According to the authorities, the 40-foot refrigerated container was found o ...

Kurds in Germany condemn Turkish aggression on Afrin

ANHA - 2017-07-22 18:18
GERMANY- Dozens of Kurdish community people in Emden city in Germany have gone on a sit-in to condemn the Turkish attacks on Afrin and al-Shahba to support their people’s resistance. To continue the campaign that was launched by Kurdish Women Organization ...

IS Minister of Agriculture Arrested in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-22 15:33
MOSUL — The minister of agriculture of the Islamic State (IS) was arrested on Saturday by the Iraqi security forces in west Mosul. Falah Rashid, IS minister of agriculture, was arrested on Saturday in the newly liberated western half of Mosul. An Iraqi m ...

Demirtas wants to address parliament through video conference

KurdPress - 2017-07-19 10:35
The imprisoned co-leader of Turkey pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, issued a petition to the Parliamentary Speaker’s Office to address his party group from prison via audio-visual information technology (SEGBIS) as a respo ...

Salaheddin Demirtash presented a message to the people

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-09 15:08
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, the leader of the People’s Democratic Party, Salaheddin Demiretash, wrote a message to the Kurdish People in Prison that this message contains the following points. Demirtash also writes I told If they ...

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP deputy gets suspended sentence and political ban

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
ANKARA,— Turkey’s pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) parliamentary group deputy chairman and Muş deputy Ahmet Yildirim received a suspended sentence and a ban from politics in a trial for insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Accordi ...