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A Journey into the Dark Heart of Turkey's Prison System

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A Kurdish Citizen of Turkey Sentenced to a Five-year Imprisonment in Iran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-10-10 02:00
A Kurdish citizen of Turkey who had travelled to Orumiyeh to visit his family in May was arrested by security forces and sentenced to five years of Imprisonment by the Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh on charges of cooperating with one of the Kurdish parti ...

Turkish, Iraqi forces start joint drill after KRG referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-27 10:15
A day after the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) was held, Turkish and Iraqi armed forces launched a joint military exercise on the Turkish-Iraqi border, in the Silopi district of Turkey’s Sirnak province. ...

MiT Chief Visits Erbil for Release of Two Personnel Abducted by PKK

BAS News - 2017-09-14 10:41
ERBIL — Chief of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MiT), Hakan Fidan, traveled to Kurdistan Region on Tuesday, September 12 to discuss with the Kurdish officials the issue of the two MiT personnel abducted by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in ...

US concerned over Turkey’s S-400 purchase from Russia

Waar Media - 2017-09-13 18:17
WAAR-DUHOK: Pentagon spokesman Johnny Michael said on Tuesday that the US has relayed its concerns to Turkish officials over the purchase of an S-400 air defense system from Russia. In a written statement to CNBC on Tuesday, Michael said that a NATO inte ...

Iran: A Kurdish Student Banned from Studying at Master’s Level

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-09-12 02:00
On Friday, Sept 1, 2017, the final results of the entrance exam for Master’s level was announced in Iran and one of the Kurdish students was deprived of the right to continue his study at this stage on the pretext of being a “Starred student”. (“Starred ...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects Turkey’s travel warning

Waar Media - 2017-09-11 16:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Chancellor Merkel has dismissed Turkey’s warning about traveling to Germany, saying that Turkish citizens are more than welcome to visit. Ankara had cautioned that its citizens run the risk of facing racism or terrorism. No Turkish citizen sh ...

Another defeat for Islamic State

The Economist - 2017-09-09 09:03
The Syrian army pushed into the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor on September 5th, breaking the three-year-old siege of a government-held enclave by Islamic State (IS). It is a victory for Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s blood-soaked dictator, and yet another defeat ...

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 ...

PM repeats Turkey’s opposition to Kurdistan Region referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-06 12:40
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has reiterated Turkey’s strong opposition against the Iraqi Kurdish autonomous government’s bid to hold an independence referendum late September, describing the move as a “grave mistake.” ...

The self immolation of a Kurdish woman in Javanrud , East of Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-09-05 23:43
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, on Monday 4 August 2017, a young woman died because of burning by self immolation over the last few days. According to the news, “Galavizh Veisy” is a young woman from Javanrud and living ...

Arrest of a Kurd girl by the forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-23 04:39
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, in the city of Baneh, east of Kurdistan, on Monday 20 August 2017, IRI security forces raided a hotel in the city and launched a 28 years old girl named Sara Rostami from city of Sanandaj ...

38th year of Khomeini’S Fatwa against the Iranian Kurds

Roji Kurd - 2017-08-19 00:01
Roji Kurd: In mid-August, without sufficient preparations and regardless of army’s advice, the Revolutionary Guard marched on the Kurd-held town of Paveh, falling into a major ambush. The defeat prompted Khomeini to approach the heads of the army and the ...