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Turkey’s Kurdish HDP party elects new leaders, replaces jailed chief Demirtas

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP party elects new leaders, replaces jailed chief Demirtas - E-Kurd

Turkey denies release request from ex-Kurdish HDP party leader: official

E-Kurd - 2018-02-17 21:29
ANKARA,— A Turkish court on Friday denied a request from the former head of the Kurdish opposition to be released from jail while his “terrorism” trial continues, an official for Selahattin Demirtas’s Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said. Demirtas, one o ...

Turkey detains former co-leader of Kurdish HDP party Serpil Kemalbay

E-Kurd - 2018-02-14 19:05
ANKARA,— Turkish police on Monday detained the former co-leader of Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish party, an official said, just two days after she handed over her job to a successor. Serpil Kemalbay was taken by police in Ankara in front of her home over her ...

HDP elects new co-chairs

Waar Media - 2018-02-12 22:07
WAAR-DUHOK: he Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) elected new co-chairs on Sunday, following a crackdown on the party for alleged terror links that led to the jailing of one of its leaders and hundreds of arrests. HDP unanimously elected lawmaker Pervin Bul ...

Turkish bombardment hits hundreds of shops in Rajo’s main market

ANHA - 2018-02-12 08:59
Behind the indiscriminate bombardment of the Turkish occupation army and its terrorists over the past 23 days continued heavy destruction in civilian homes, infrastructure and vital services centers in addition to the main market in the center of Rajo are ...

Pro-Kurdish HDP Elects New Leaders

BAS News - 2018-02-11 22:25
ERBIL — The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) elected new co-chairs on Sunday, following a crackdown on the party for alleged terror links that led to the jailing of one of its leaders and hundreds of arrests. HDP unanimously elected lawmaker Pervin Buldan ...

Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition elects new leaders

Reuters - 2018-02-11 17:46
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party elected new leaders on Sunday, at a congress that party officials said authorities had tried to stop by arresting hundreds of would-be attendees. ...

Syrian Kurdish forces say fighter mutilated by Turkey-backed rebels

Roji Kurd - 2018-02-04 00:03
Kurdish forces in Syria said on Friday one of their fighters was mutilated by Turkey-backed rebels, referencing a video circulating on social media. Roji Kurd; Turkey launched an air and ground offensive last month against Kurdish fighters who control the ...

YPJ fighter Barin Kobani mutilated by Turkey-backed rebels

Waar Media - 2018-02-03 13:08
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish forces in Syria said on Friday one of their fighters was mutilated by Turkey-backed rebels, referencing a video circulating on social media. Turkey launched an air and ground offensive last month against Kurdish fighters who control t ...

Turkish ground offensive in Syria to begin on Sunday, PM Yildirim says

The Defense Post - 2018-01-23 12:41
Turkey's prime minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday that a Turkish ground offensive in Efrin, Syria was likely to begin on Sunday The post Turkish ground offensive in Syria to begin on Sunday, PM Yildirim says appeared first on The Defense Post. ...