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PKK Arrests a KDP-S Official in Qamishlo, Rojava

PKK Arrests a KDP-S Official in Qamishlo, Rojava

BAS News - 2017-08-23 14:53
ERBIL — The Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian wing of the PKK, arrested a member of the local council of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S), in the town of Karki Laki in Qamishlo in Rojava (the Syrian Kurdistan). "A patrol of PYD gunm ...
PKK Arrests a KDP-S Official in Qamishlo, Rojava - BAS News

IS Stranded Convoy Arrives in IS-held Areas in Deir Ezzor, Syria

BAS News - 2017-09-14 11:47
ERBIL — The busloads of the Islamic State (IS) militants and their families stranded in the Syrian desert finally arrived in the IS-held territories of Der Azzor Province in eastern Syria. The IS convoy that set out from Lebanon’s Qalamoun town on August ...

PKK Accused of Killing 3 Workers in Southeast Turkey

BAS News - 2017-08-28 14:05
ERBIL — Three construction workers were killed on Monday in an attack allegedly carried out by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey’s southeastern Kurdish areas. The attack was carried out on a road construction site in the Dugundagi neighborhood of ...

[IN PICTURES]: ENKS Organizes Sit-in against PYD’s Violations in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-08-24 14:10
QAMISHLO — The Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) organized a sit-in on Wednesday in front of the United Nations Office in Qamishlo to denounce the practices of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian wing of PKK, against the opposition parties ...

PKK Establishes Ezidkhan Self-Governance Council in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-08-23 15:59
PKK aims to separate Sinjar from Kurdistan Region, says Mayor of Sinjar SINJAR — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has established a self-governance council in Sinjar, in a bid to separate the Yezidi region from Kurdistan. According to a report by Kurdistan ...

U.S. Defense Secretary meets Masoud Barzani in Erbil

KurdPress - 2017-08-23 11:37
U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani in Erbil on Tuesday, August 22, where he was expected to push against plans to hold a referendum on independence, a U.S official said. ...

Erdoğan: Kudüs için dayanışma çağrısı yaptı

ZERnews - 2017-08-21 12:03
Kudüs Haberleri - ZERnews: Türkiye Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, İslam dünyasına Kudüs için dayanışma çağrısı yaptı."Ürdün'ün Kudüs'teki kutsal mekanların korunmasına ilişkin rolüne önem verdiğimizi özellikle belirtmek isterim." diyen Erdoğan "Ürdü ...

Almanya’dan Erdoğan’ın Çağrısına Sert Yanıt

Kurdistan Post - 2017-08-19 03:02
Almanya Dışişleri Bakanı Sigmar Gabriel, Türkiye Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan'ın, “Almanya'da Türkiye düşmanı partilere oy vermeyin” çağrısına sert tepki gösterdi. Almanya Dışişleri Bakanı Gabriel, Erdoğan'ın Almanya'daki Türkiye vatandaşlarına 24 ...

Gorran and KDP Likely to Make New Agreement: Gorran Official

BAS News - 2017-08-17 18:37
ERBIL— Change Movement (Gorran) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will meet to settle their issues and there is a chance that they also work out a new agreement, said a Gorran official. In a statement to BasNews on Thursday, Sheikh Omar Kakahama, ...

PKK Arrests Member of KDP-S Local Council in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-08-14 10:48
ERBIL — The security forces of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), arrested on Saturday a local official of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S) in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan). A local officia ...

Christians Will Vote in Favor of Kurdistan’s Independence: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-07 15:17
ERBIL — The Christian population of the Kurdistan Region supports the independence for the region and will vote ‘yes’ in September 25th referendum on Kurdistan’s secession from Iraq, said a Christian official from Ankawa district, western Erbil. Ano Anka ...

Turkmen Party Launches "Yes" Campaign in Support of Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-07 10:04
ERBIL — The Turkmen Nation Party has kicked off a "Yes" campaign to support the imminent independence referendum in Kurdistan, saying that they believe the rights of minorities would be better secured in an independent state of Kurdistan. “The fate of bo ...

Coalition Airstrikes Destroy IS Financial Headquarters in Syria

BAS News - 2017-08-04 23:51
ERBIL — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) announced that its warplanes conducted a series of airstrikes on Thursday in the area of Deir ez-Zor, Syria, destroying the group's financial headquarters and killing two senior IS members. Acco ...

Official Calls for Constructing a New Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-07-25 18:18
ERBIL— The local administration of the war-ravaged Kurdish town of Sinjar demands the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)'s support for constructing a new Sinjar," according to an official. In a statement to BasNews on Tuesday, Sinjar Mayor Mahma Khalil, ...