Breaking News from Kurdistan, Europe and Middle East

Washington should rename street ‘Selahattin Demirtas Avenue’

Washington should rename street ‘Selahattin Demirtas Avenue’

Rûdaw - 2018-11-30 15:55
Washington should rename 2525 Massachusetts Ave NW to something more equivalent. The obvious choice is “Selahattin Demirtas Avenue.” ...
Washington should rename street ‘Selahattin Demirtas Avenue’ - Rûdaw

US Commanders Propose Allowing Syrian Kurds to Keep Weapons

BAS News - 2018-12-29 10:36
ERBIL — While preparing for withdrawing the troops from Syria, the US commanders have recommended to Washington to allow the Syrian Kurdish fighters to keep the weapons their country has supplied for the war against the Islamic State (IS). Speaking to Re ...

Good Riddance to General Mattis and the Rest of Washington's Mad Dogs of War - Antiwar.com Original

Antiwar - 2018-12-26 09:03

SDF: IS Intensifies Attacks Amid US Pullout

BAS News - 2018-12-23 21:20
ERBIL - The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said that the Islamic State (IS) insurgents have intensified their offensives against the Kurdish-led fighters after Washington's announcement of withdrawing the US troops from Syria. "The Daesh militants have s ...

A Road to Dialogue After Nicaragua’s Crushed Uprising

International Crisis Group - 2018-12-19 17:01
Public resentment is high in Nicaragua after street protests in April were crushed in a brutal government crackdown. To prevent further unrest, President Ortega should implement agreed electoral reforms while international actors maintain diplomatic pres ...

The death penalty is now unconstitutional in Washington state. California should be next | The Tribune

Sanluisobispo - 2018-12-13 19:26

European Parliament to discuss the ECHR ruling on Demirtas

ANF - 2018-12-11 13:36
The European Parliament is taking the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling about Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas on the agenda to be discussed. ...

Iraq Seeks a 2-Year Waiver from US to Continue Importing Iranian Gas

BAS News - 2018-12-07 16:58
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is asking the United State for an extension to the waiver over purchasing gas from neighboring Iran. Earlier in November following the imposition of the US sanctions agains Iran, Washington gave Baghdad 45 days exemption to c ...

Hearing of HDP's Demirtas postponed

ANF - 2018-12-05 20:40
On the finalization of his sentence, Selahattin Demirtas said, “We are not afraid of being tried.” ...

Turkey court upholds conviction of prominent jailed Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas

E-Kurd - 2018-12-05 13:33
ANKARA,— A Turkish court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by jailed prominent Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas against his conviction for “terrorist propaganda”, his lawyer said, in a fresh blow to the prominent politician considered a potential rival to ...

Prison sentences for HDP’s Demirtas and Onder approved

ANF - 2018-12-05 11:19
Turkish judiciary has rapidly approved prison sentences for HDP former co-chair Selahattin Demirtas and former MP Sırrı Sureyya Onder after the ECHR verdict for Demirtas’ release. ...

Turquie: la condamnation de l'opposant kurde Demirtas confirmée en apppel

Institut kurde - Paris - 2018-12-04 20:26
La justice turque a rejeté mardi l'appel du leader kurde Selahattin Demirtas contre sa condamnation à quatre ans et huit mois de prison pour "propagande terroriste", a indiqué son avocat. ...

Washington should rename the street of Turkish Embassy after Demirtaş - columnist | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2018-12-01 04:43

Türkei: Kurdischer Politiker Selahattin Demirtas bleibt in Haft

Rp Online - 2018-11-30 17:13

Turkish court rules to keep Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas in jail: lawyer

E-Kurd - 2018-11-30 15:55
ANKARA,— A Turkish court has ruled that the charismatic Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas remain in prison, his lawyer said on Twitter on Friday, after top EU officials last week called for the politician’s swift release, Reuters reported. On November 2 ...

Kurdenpolitiker Selahattin Demirtas erneut verurteilt | Aktuell Europa | DW | 07.09.2018

DW - 2018-11-29 22:30

Turkey must free Selahattin Demirtas, European rights court says - BBC News

BBC - 2018-11-29 17:50

HDP’s Demirtas Says Erdogan Determined to Keep Him in Prison

BAS News - 2018-11-24 10:21
ERBIL — Former co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, said that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is determined to keep him in prison despite a verdict to release him issued by the European Court of Human Rights. ...

Kurdistan 24: Bernard-Henri Levy honored for ‘Peshmerga’ and ‘The Battle of Mosul’

Justice for Kurds - 2018-11-15 02:17
WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan24) – The French writer, philosopher, and film director, Bernard-Henri Levy, was honored in Washington for two films about the Kurdish fight against the Islamic State (IS): “Peshmerga” and “The Battle of Mosul.” The organization, A ...

Human-rights groups should attend trial of suspects in Khashoggi killing, Turkey says - The Globe and Mail

Theglobeandmail - 2018-11-14 19:53

US Appoints New Ambassador to Iraq

BAS News - 2018-11-08 12:12
ERBIL — The United States has appointed a new diplomat to replace current Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman, the White House announced on Wednesday. The new ambassador is said to be Matthew Tueller, who currently serves as Washington’s top diplomat in ...