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Turkey’s jailed top Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas nominated for 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

Turkey’s jailed top Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas nominated for 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

E-Kurd - 2019-02-02 20:13
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Turkey’s jailed top Kurdish politician and former leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas was nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for being “courageous” and “ ...
Turkey’s jailed top Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas nominated for 2019 Nobel Peace Prize - E-Kurd

Turkey’s HDP says Erdogan must apologize for ‘insulting Kurdish values, existence’

E-Kurd - 2019-03-01 18:12
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan must apologize for recent comments in which he “insulted Kurdish values and existence,” the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said this week. “Wherever he goes, the AKP ...

HDP Should Go to North of Iraq if It Wants a Kurdistan: Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-02-26 23:37
ERBIL - If the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) wants a Kurdistan, it can go to northern Iraq, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, criticizing the party for using the name "Kurdistan" for the predominately-Kurdish areas in ...

Hunger striker Yagiz has trouble speaking

ANF - 2019-02-19 13:23
The hunger strikes are held in the Hewler Representation Office of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). ...

Yagiz determined to continue the hunger strike resistance

ANF - 2019-02-10 13:59
Member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Hewler, Nasir Yagiz continues his hunger strike on the 82nd day. Despite his deteriorating health, Yagiz says that he will continue the hunger strike as long as the isolation of Ocalan is in place. ...

‘Strong suspicion’ Turkey police shot rights lawyer Tahir Elci: Diyarbakir bar association

E-Kurd - 2019-02-08 21:50
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— The bar association in Diyarbakir, Turkey’s biggest Kurdish city, on Friday said three police officers should be treated as suspects in the 2015 murder of a prominent rights lawyer. The remarks came after British inves ...

Jailed Kurdish lawmaker Demirtaş nominated for Nobel Prize

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2019-02-08 15:26
A Swedish lawmaker on Friday nominated the jailed former leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, left-wing news site Gazete Duvar reported. Thomas Hammarberg, a Social Democrat and huma ...

Turkey says work on roadmap for Syria's Manbij has accelerated

Reuters - 2019-02-07 01:52
Work to implement an agreement between Turkey and the United States over the Syrian town of Manbij has recently accelerated, Turkey's foreign minister said on Wednesday, adding that militants from Kurdish YPG militia still remained inside the town. ...

Turkey′s Kurdish presidential candidate Demirtas forced to campaign from prison | Middle East| News and analysis of events in the Arab world | DW | 18.06.2018

DW - 2019-02-06 12:04

Swedish MP nominates jailed Kurdish politician Demirtas for Nobe

Rûdaw - 2019-02-02 09:31

HDP candidates met people in Van and Mardin

ANF - 2019-02-01 10:03
Before the upcoming local elections set for March, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is meeting people and introducing its candidates. ...

Document of Turkey's war against the Kurds revealed

ANF - 2019-02-01 09:16
The presence of Turkish state’s strategic plan of war against the Kurdish people, first launched on July 24, 2015, has become clearer. Egyptian TEN TV published the document. ...

US Calls 'Unacceptable' Turkey's Attack on Kurdish Fighters in Syria

Commondreams - 2019-01-28 02:22

Iraqi Kurdish political parties express support for protesters, criticize Turkey, KRG

E-Kurd - 2019-01-27 17:16
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish political parties in Iraqi Kurdistan region expressed support for protesters in Shiladze, criticized Turkey’s airstrikes and Kurdistan Regional Government threats against the protesters. On Saturday night, Kur ...

One dead after protesters storm Turkish military camp in north Iraq: Kurdish officials

Reuters - 2019-01-27 13:30
One protester was killed and at least 10 others wounded when they stormed a Turkish military camp near Dohuk in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region on Saturday, burning two tanks and other vehicles, residents and Kurdish officials said. ...

Syrian government condemns Turkey presence in north Syria as violation of deal

E-Kurd - 2019-01-26 23:30
DAMASCUS,— The Syrian government on Saturday condemned Turkey’s military presence in Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria) as a violation of a 1998 protocol between the two countries. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has insisted the Adana Protocol gi ...

Turkey Frees Hunger-Striking Kurdish MP

BAS News - 2019-01-25 12:21
ERBIL — A Turkish court has ordered the release of Leyla Guven, a Kurdish lawmaker from the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) who has been on a hunger strike for 11 weeks. Guven however will be monitored as the court’s order was supervised release. Turkish ...

Swedish Left Party former leader supports Leyla Guven

ANF - 2019-01-23 13:50
Former leader of the Swedish Left Party Lars Ohly said, “We support Leyla Guven who is fighting for an end to the isolation against Ocalan.” ...

Syria’s Islamic jihadist leader backs Turkish assault on Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-01-14 22:39
BEIRUT,— The head of an Islamic jihadist group, the former leader of the Nusra Front, dominated by members of the former Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria voiced support Monday for Turkey’s plans to attack Kurdish forces. Turkey has for weeks threatened to lau ...

Continued Arrest of Political and Environmental Activists in Kurdistan: Former Deputy of Kurdistan Branch of National Unity Party Arrested

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-01-09 02:00
Following further arrest of Kurdish activists in various cities of Kurdistan, Zanyar Zamiran, a former deputy of the Kurdistan branch of National Unity Party was arrested and transferred to the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre. Kurdistan Human Ri ...