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Ankara has given security forces a blank check to kill Kurdish civilians: HDP

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HDP'li Ziya Pir: Barzani 6 dil biliyor, ya siz?

BAS News - 2017-09-24 10:18
BasNews - HDP Diyarbakır Milletvekili Ziya Pir, Başkan Barzani'ye çıkışan Türkiye Başbakanı Binali Yıldırıma "Barzani 6 dil biliyor. Siz bunların hangisini konuşabiliyorsunuz ki?" şeklinde yanıt verdi. Kürdistan Bölgesi'nde düzenlenecek bağımsızlık refer ...

Turkey pro-Kurdish HDP holds 'justice rally' in Diyarbakir

KurdPress - 2017-09-19 08:52
Turkey pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) held a grand meeting in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir titled “Justice, Conscience and Democracy” in protest of the current state of democracy in Turkey and arrests of its lawmakers. ...

Erdogan, Trump agree to meet during UN assembly

Waar Media - 2017-09-10 16:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday, according to Turkish Presidency. Two leaders, said a statement by the Presidential Press Office, agreed to hold a private meeting d ...

Hawija Liberation Plan Not Discussed with Peshmerga Yet: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-10 14:22
ERBIL — The Iraqi army has not discussed the forthcoming Hawija operation with the Peshmerga forces, a Peshmerga official said on Sunday. "The federal government has not discussed the plan to liberate Hawija with Peshmerga so far," Jabar Yawar, Secretary ...

Turkish Court Decides to Release HDP Lawmaker

BAS News - 2017-09-08 20:10
ERBIL — A Turkish court in the city of Diyarbakir decided to release the lawmaker and former spokesperson of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP), Ayhan Bilgen, from prison on Friday. The HDP member was arrested for the third time in January t ...

Turkish court orders release of HDP former spokesman

Waar Media - 2017-09-08 16:19
WAAR-DUHOK: A Turkish court has ordered the release of a parliamentarian who was the former spokesman for Turkey’s pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party’s (HDP), a party official said on Friday. The court ruled that Ayhan Bilgen be released after a month ...

Kurdish Security Forces Capture 2 IS Militants

BAS News - 2017-09-08 00:50
KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces in Kirkuk captured on Thursday two Islamic State (IS) members who had participated in offensives against Peshmerga forces. The first insurgent is revealed to be from Riyaz district of Kirkuk province, whose father was a m ...

Turkey Claims It Killed 2 PKK Guerrillas on KRG Border

BAS News - 2017-09-07 15:50
ERBIL — Turkish security forces claim that they have killed two members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Wednesday after a counterattack on Kurdistan Region’s border with Turkey. Hakkari governor's office said in a statement that the counterattac ...

[VIDEO]: Militiamen Conduct Massive Attack in Central Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-09-07 15:00
The security forces do not intervene to stop the gunmen BAGHDAD — A group of gunmen has conducted an armed operation in the center of Baghdad and the security forces in the capital city remained on the fence, apparently due to their incapability to bring ...

Security Forces Kill 17 IS Militants North of Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-07 00:37
ERBIL — Iraqi forces killed 17 Islamic State (IS) militants in the northern province of Nineveh on Wednesday, as part of the ongoing operations against the extremist group. The Iraqi Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said in a statement the Army’s 15th D ...

HDP on Kurdistan’s Independence Vote: Historic Day

BAS News - 2017-09-06 12:57
ERBIL — The planned independence referendum on 25th September will make it a “historic day” for Kurds, to which the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) offers total support, said Osman Baydemir, the party’s spokesperson. “We call on the people to go to the p ...

Dozens of IS Militants in Tel Afar Surrender to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-08-29 18:12
ERBIL— Fleeing with their families, tens of Islamic State (IS) members gave themselves in to the Peshmerga forces on Tuesday, according to a report. Iraqi al-Sumaria news cited an informed source from Kurdistan Peshmerga forces as saying the IS members a ...

No Hashd al-Shaabi Ranks Withdrew from Tal Afar Battle: Statement

BAS News - 2017-08-23 18:04
ERBIL— The reports which allege some ranks of the Hashd al-Shaabi forces have withdrawn from the operation to retake Tal Afar are "baseless", according to a statement by the Joint Operation Command. The statement published by Iraqi War Media Cell refuted ...

Iraqi Forces Advance Towards Southern Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-20 23:30
ERBIL — The joint Iraqi forces have advanced three kilometers towards the town of Tel Afar from its southern areas, according to a statement by the Shi'ite Arab militias of Hashd al-Shaabi. The statement released on Sunday, said the joint Iraqi forces ad ...

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. ...