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Ankara's rejection of Kurdistan referendum unites Iraq and Turkey Kurds

Ankara's rejection of Kurdistan referendum unites Iraq and Turkey Kurds

Kurdistan24 - 2018-02-09 00:16
The now imprisoned co-leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas gives an engraving of the city of Diyarbakir to Kurdistan Region's President Masoud Barzani during a visit by his party to Erbil, Kurdistan, Sept 21, ...
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Turkey Sentences HDP Lawmaker to 30 Months in Jail

BAS News - 2018-03-01 22:42
ERBIL — A Turkish court has sentenced Kurdish lawmaker Dilek Ocalan from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) to two years and six months in prison. Ocalan, who is the niece of jailed leader of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), is accused of “te ...

HDP Calls on Ankara to Abide by Syrian Ceasefire

BAS News - 2018-03-01 00:45
ERBIL — Ayhan Bilgen, spokesperson of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) slammed on Wednesday the Turkish statement on the UN Security Council truce. The truce applies to Afrin too and Turkey must abide by the ceasefire, he added. “If you wa ...

Former HDP co-chair Kemalbay detained in Ankara over remarks on Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-02-14 13:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Serpil Kemalbay, former pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair, was arrested in Ankara on Tuesday by the Turkish authorities for allegedly “spreading terrorist propaganda” during her party’s congress, according to a security sou ...

Former HDP Co-Chair Kemalbay Detained in Ankara

BAS News - 2018-02-13 23:07
ERBIL — Serpil Kemalbay, former pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair, was arrested in Ankara on Tuesday by the Turkish authorities for allegedly “spreading terrorist propaganda” during her party’s congress, according to a security source. ...

KRG delegation to Kuwait International Conference of Iraq Reconstruction

Waar Media - 2018-02-12 22:07
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) delegates on Saturday headed to Kuwait city to participate in the International Conference of Iraq Reconstruction and Development scheduled for Monday. The delegation includes the KRG’s Minister of Planning ...

HDP holds third congress in Ankara

Waar Media - 2018-02-11 19:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Under the slogans ‘hope, bravery, determination’ and ‘together against fascism,’ Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is holding its third congress on Sunday and it is expected to elect a replacement for imprisoned co-chair Se ...

Tillerson sees tough talks with Turkey on northern Syria

Reuters - 2018-02-09 18:57
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press Turkey to rein in its military operation in northern Syria during a visit to the NATO ally next week, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. ...

HDP Announces Candidates for Party Co-chair

BAS News - 2018-02-09 01:38
ERBIL — Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Istanbul lawmaker Pervin Buldan and HDP deputy co-chair Sezai Temelli have been nominated for the position of co-chairs in the party’s upcoming congress, HDP co-chair Serpil Kemalbay said during a press ...

U.S.-led coalition forces make decisive gains against ISIS in 2017

CENTCOM - 2018-02-08 10:46
2017 was a momentous year for the U.S.-led coalition's fight against ISIS, as the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve broke the group's three-year stranglehold on Mosul, Iraq, and also liberated the group's self-proclaimed capital in Ra ...

Facing Trump’s demands, NATO to consider larger Iraq training mission

Waar Media - 2018-02-07 15:35
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States is renewing pressure on its European NATO allies to establish a long-term train-and-advise mission in Iraq, diplomats said, reviving a divisive issue for an alliance wary after a decade in Afghanistan. U.S. Secretary of Defe ...

Thousands of Kurds Across Europe Gather to Protest Turkish Attack on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-03 22:48
ERBIL — As Turkey continues its military offensive against the Syrian Kurdish forces, thousands of Kurds across Europe gathered on Saturday to condemn Ankara’s military assault on Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). Largest gatherings were held in Stuttg ...

The ghost of Kurdistan Region of Iraq on the Iranian regional hegemony

Waar Media - 2018-02-03 13:08
WAAR-DUHOK: By Yousif Zawi Since decades, the Kurds in Iraq has been in a solid relationship with regimes in Iran, in the above and following the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Within the different periods of Kurdish struggle against Bagdad governments, fre ...

HDP Lawmaker Prosecuted for Remarks on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-01-29 22:07
ERBIL — Osman Baydemir, pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker, has been prosecuted due to his statements about Afrin operation. Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has declared that an investigation has been launched against HDP Urfa M ...

Turkish Court Sentences HDP Lawmaker to 5 Years in Jail

BAS News - 2018-01-19 01:12
ERBIL — A Turkish court in Adiyaman sentenced on Thursday the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) MP Behçet Yıldırım to 5 years in prison for 6 different cases. Zeydan is charged with alleged links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) which Anka ...

HDP Co-Chair Demirtaş to Appear Before Judge for First Time

BAS News - 2018-01-11 23:10
ERBIL — Selahattin Demirtaş, pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair, is expected to appear before the court on Jan. 12 for the first time since his arrest. Demirtaş, who is currently in prison in the western province of Edirne, will stand t ...