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Turkey Defies Europe, Keeps Kurdish Leader in Prison

Turkey Defies Europe, Keeps Kurdish Leader in Prison

The Kurdish Project - 2018-12-06 09:28
Turkey defied on Friday a plea by European leaders to release the former leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition from prison. The post Turkey Defies Europe, Keeps Kurdish Leader in Prison appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...
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Iraqi Leader Warns of Iran Pushing Sunni’s Against US in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-01-02 14:07
ERBIL — Former governor of Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh, Atheel al-Nujaifi, has warned of Iran’s plan to encourage Sunnis against the presence of US forces in Iraq. Nujaifi wrote on his official Twitter account that the Sunni population in western ...

Syrian regime, Turkey, maneuver to take key Syrian city as U.S. withdraws

Jerusalem Post - 2018-12-31 12:25
Rumors began on Friday morning that the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Kurdish group that had been partners with the US in fighting ISIS, was withdrawing from Manbij. ...

Turkey to take on Kurdish forces in Syria | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR

Dailystar - 2018-12-13 03:04

Turkey vows to take on US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria

FOX News - 2018-12-13 01:08
Turkey will launch a new military operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria "within a few days," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday, a move likely to further strain ties between NATO allies Turkey and the United States. ...

Kurdish conference in EP: Turkey is outside the law

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-12-11 13:51
Human rights defenders spoke in the first session of the 15th Kurdish Conference in the European Parliament. IHD officials spoke about the rights violations and stated that Turkey has lost the characteristic of a state with the rule of law. The first pane ...

Conditional Release of A Kurdish Political Prisoner after 13 Years in Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-12-07 02:00
The Kurdish political prisoner, Mohammad Amin Abdollahi was granted conditional freedom from Birjad Prison after serving 13 years and 6 months in prison. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that Mohammad Amin Abdollahi, who was serving ...

The Works of Garage of People’s Municipality in Raqqa

SDF Press - 2018-12-06 16:41
Raqqa- People’s municipality in Raqqa has a lot of burdens upon it after the war ended. Where the garage hard works, including: Remove the debris scattered on the main entrances and sub-streets to facilitate the passage of civilians to their homes. And th ...

Turkey upholds sentencing of Kurdish politician Demirtas

The Kurdish Project - 2018-12-06 09:28
A Turkish appeals court has upheld the "terror propaganda" conviction of a former co-leader and presidential candidate of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition party. The post Turkey upholds sentencing of Kurdish politician Demirtas appeared first on The Kurdi ...

Kurdish conference in EP: Turkey is outside the law

ANF - 2018-12-05 20:40
Human rights defenders spoke in the first session of the 15th Kurdish Conference in the European Parliament. IHD officials spoke about the rights violations and stated that Turkey has lost the characteristic of a state with the rule of law. ...

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 ...

Israel, Turkey and the Kurdish question

Diliman Abdulkader - 2018-12-05 00:54
I’am not used to receiving lectures about morality from a leader who bombs Kurdish villagers in his native Turkey, who jails journalists, who helps Iran get around international sanctions,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in response to Turkish Pre ...

IS Attacks Kurdish Village in Kirkuk, Kills and Wounds Three

BAS News - 2018-12-03 10:29
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) insurgents attacked a Kurdish village in Kirkuk province overnight on Saturday, killing at least one civilian and wounding two others, security sources confirmed. The attack was carried out in Nasr village, near Rashad dist ...

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 ...

European court urges Turkey to free Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas

E-Kurd - 2018-11-20 19:19
STRASBOURG, France,— Europe’s top rights court on Tuesday called on Turkey to release the Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas, who has been held for two years on “terror” charges — a call immediately rejected by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Dem ...

European Court of Human Rights Orders Turkey to Release HDP’s Demirtas

BAS News - 2018-11-20 11:20
ERBIL — The European Court of Human Rights has delivered a verdict that stating that Turkey should free the former co-chair of pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas. “The ECHR has decided to take the necessary steps for the rele ...

A Military Anthropologist Looks at Islamic Insurgency in Aceh

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-11-14 01:45
Abstract Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje (1858-1936), a Dutch scholar of Islam, served as a “military anthropologist” in during the Aceh war […] The post A Military Anthropologist Looks at Islamic Insurgency in Aceh appeared first on Foreign Policy Research ...

Assessing a Decade of U.S. Military Strategy in Africa

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-11-14 01:45
Abstract The past decade has witnessed a sea change in U.S. military engagement in Africa. With the establishment of a […] The post Assessing a Decade of U.S. Military Strategy in Africa appeared first on Foreign Policy Research Institute. ...

Losing Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-11-14 01:45
There are American wars that last for decades, and then there are weeks of the American Presidency where it feels […] The post Losing Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan appeared first on Foreign Policy Research Institute. ...

Meeting To Discuss The Political Situation In AL- Khabour Center

SDF Press - 2018-11-13 15:38
Hasakah -Eastern township Directorate in Hasakah organized a meeting to discuss the political situation in Syria generally and in the Syrian North regions in particular at Al-Khabour Center for Culture and Democratic Art, attended by a large segment of Ha ...

Turkey court sentences Kurdish MP to 18 months in jail

The Kurdish Project - 2018-11-09 04:18
The sentencing is the first against a lawmaker in the current legislative assembly which was sworn in after the June 2018 presidential and general elections. The post Turkey court sentences Kurdish MP to 18 months in jail appeared first on The Kurdish Pr ...