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HDP members kept in jail for early elections: Demirtas

HDP members kept in jail for early elections: Demirtas

KurdPress - 2017-08-14 09:26
Turkey Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) jailed Co-chairperson Selahattin Demirtas has said HDP deputies are being kept in prison as part of a government strategy for snap elections, tr24 reported on Sunday. ...
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HDP parliament member released from prison

KurdPress - 2017-09-10 16:47
A court in Turkey southeastern Kurdish province of Diyarbakir ordered the release of pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Kars deputy Ayhan Bilgen on September 8, eight months after he was arrested as a part of a terror investigation. ...

HDP members begin ‘justice watch’ outside Ankara court

KurdPress - 2017-09-06 09:07
Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) on Tuesday began a “conscience and justice watch” in front of the Constitutional Court in Ankara to protest unfair treatment of detained party members. ...

Pro-Kurdish HDP to hold rallies in six provinces

KurdPress - 2017-09-02 09:48
Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) will hold rallies and workshops in six provinces, folk festivals in 13 cities, and stage 17 regional and provincial visits, following its recent “Conscience and justice watches.” ...

Barzani: Neither I Nor Any of My Relatives Will Run for President

BAS News - 2017-08-20 15:42
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said on Sunday that neither he nor any of his relative would run for president in the upcoming presidential elections. “The elections will be held in November as scheduled. Neither I nor any of my relativ ...

Five Family Members Killed in Roadside Bomb South of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-15 12:38
ERBIL — Five members of one family were killed on Tuesday in a roadside bomb attack near Qara Tapa town, south of Kirkuk. Mohammed Omer, head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) branch office in the town said that the family was traveling between A ...

Two US service members killed in Iraq

CNN - 2017-08-15 08:39
Two US service members were killed and five were injured Sunday during combat operations in northern Iraq, according to a statement from US Central Command. ...

Nearly 500 IS Members Reunited in Mount Hamrin: Report

BAS News - 2017-08-14 16:43
ERBIL— In the rugged areas north of Diyala province the Islamic State (IS) members are reinforcing their ranks in their newly proclaimed State of Mountain (Wilayat al-Jabal), according to a report by the Voice of America. The Kurdish section of the VOA o ...

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. ...

UK export agency OKs $117 mln in finance for Iraq power projects

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
BAGHDAD,— Britain’s export credit arm has announced $117 million in financing for General Electric and training provider Enka UK to help build two gas power projects in Iraq. UK Export Finance will support the early stages of construction of two GE-power ...

Six IRGC Members Killed in Kamyaran, Iran

BAS News - 2017-08-10 10:32
ERBIL — Six members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were killed over the past two days due to the armed conflicts that erupted between IRGC and a group of unidentified armed men in Kamyaran, a county in Kurdistan Province of Iran. A local ...

Kris Maharaj: Jailed for 31 years in Miami

BBC - 2017-08-09 00:01
A British man has told BBC 5 live that he's been in state prison in Florida for more than 31 years for a double Miami murder 'he didn't commit'. ...

Two Chinese Tourists Arrested in Germany For Performing Hitler Salute

Waar Media - 2017-08-07 16:37
WAAR-DUHOK: Two Chinese tourists were arrested in Germany Saturday after they performed a salute praising Adolf Hitler, which the country has banned. The tourists were performing the “Heil Hitler” Nazi salute and taking photos of themselves outside the R ...

HDP lawmaker Besime Konca released from prison

KurdPress - 2017-07-30 13:23
Turkey Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Siirt deputy Besime Konca was released from prison on July 29 after the approval of her appeal against a 2.5-year prison sentence for disseminating terror propaganda. ...

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 ...

HDP nationwide protests to continue until November

KurdPress - 2017-07-26 10:27
Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputies launched a series of protests on Tuesday that will continue until November 4, the anniversary of the detention of HDP Co-chair Selahattin Demirtas along with eight other party deputies, Turkish M ...

Erdogan calls Demirtas a terrorist

KurdPress - 2017-07-16 21:44
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-chairperson Selahattin Demirtas during a press conference on Saturday, the Diken news website reported. ...