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Journalists failed by Turkey's justice system, a Nobel nomination, and France's "anti-thug" law - IFEX

Journalists failed by Turkey's justice system, a Nobel nomination, and France's "anti-thug" law - IFEX

IFEX - 2019-03-01 06:20

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Over 50 Islamic State militants killed by U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria’s Baghouz

E-Kurd - 2019-03-29 09:46
BEIRUT,— At least 50 Islamic State IS militants were killed Thursday by U.S.-led airstrikes on a caves area in eastern Syria, a war monitor reported. The air raids targeted the caves in the Baghouz, the last IS redoubt in the eastern countryside of Deir ...

Kurdish votes will be crucial in Turkey’s local elections

E-Kurd - 2019-03-25 21:44
ISTANBUL,— Millions of Kurdish votes will be crucial in determining the fate of Turkey’s March 31 local elections, as a pro-Kurdish party has made the strategic decision to send votes to an opposition rival to challenge the ruling party in key races in I ...

Turkey’s terror sponsorship is worse than imagined

E-Kurd - 2019-03-25 15:24
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute I have written much over the years about Turkey‘s complicity with terrorism over the past decade. Interviews with a captured Islamic State prisoner, however, make clear that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s t ...

Kurds to be key swing vote in Turkey's local elections

Washington Times - 2019-03-25 02:39
ISTANBUL (AP) - Millions of Kurdish votes will be crucial in determining the fate of Turkey's March 31 local elections, as a pro-Kurdish party has made the strategic decision to send votes to an opposition rival to challenge the ruling party in key races ...

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP party campaigns in shadow of Erdogan threats

E-Kurd - 2019-03-21 14:44
BATMAN, Turkey Kurdistan,— Under daily attack from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and with dozens of its mayors in jail, Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish party is fighting an uphill battle for this month’s local elections. Defiant in the face of threats, the Pe ...

1st Anniversary of Afrin Invasion & Occupation

Dr. Widad Akreyi - 2019-03-15 18:35
Dr. Widad Akreyi issued a statement today regarding the Afrin invasion and occupation by Turkey. “One year ago… the Turkish army and its radical Islamist proxies slaughtered children and civilians in Afrin, while the international community failed to act… ...

Ankara to open border gate with Turkey-occupied Syria’s Kurdish Afrin next week: minister

E-Kurd - 2019-03-05 22:55
ANKARA,— A border gate between Turkey and Turkey-occupied northern Syria’s Kurdish Afrin region is ready and will be opened next week, Turkey’s Trade Minister was quoted by state media as saying on Tuesday, advancing a project aimed at speeding up aid an ...

Barzani, Pompeo Discuss Politics in Iraq by Phone

BAS News - 2019-03-05 21:09
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, held a phone call on Tuesday evening for talks on the political affairs in Iraq. According to a statement by Barzani's office, the pair shed light on the lates ...

US to End tTrade Preferences For Turkey, India

Waar Media - 2019-03-05 14:03
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. on Monday announced its intention to terminate preferential tariff systems for Turkey and India which are aimed at bolstering the trading prospects of developing nations. The end of Turkey’s designation under the Generalized System of ...

Turkey’s Erdogan to Visit Iraq

BAS News - 2019-03-02 13:23
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Iraq in the near future to develop ties with Baghdad, especially in the field of trade and economy, the country’s envoy said. According to Turkish Ambassador to Iraq cited by Iraqi media outlets, ...

Women’s Lecture on “International Women’s Day”

SDF Press - 2019-03-01 03:07
Raqqa – The “Women’s Committee” organized a lecture in People municipality in the city of Raqqa. The lecture was attended by Women’s House, Women’s Council, Rural Women’s Committee and the City population. Next: “We organized the day”: “Alone, and stood w ...

Risks to Mexico journalists remain despite Amlo's promises

BBC - 2019-02-28 02:11
Mexico’s president promised to put an end to the murders of journalists, but attacks continue. ...

HDP report on Turkey’s prisons

ANF - 2019-02-26 14:51
The number of detainees and convicts in Turkey has doubled in the last 10 years and the number of prisons has increased by almost half. ...

Safe zone on Syria border must be under Turkey’s control, Erdogan says

E-Kurd - 2019-02-23 23:56
ISTANBUL,— Any safe zone along Turkey’s border with Syria must be under Turkish control, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday in an interview with broadcaster CNN Turk. He was speaking after a senior U.S. administration official said on Friday Washi ...

Spotlight: Turkey's Erdogan hopes for EU support in Syria by raising refugee threat: analysts - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Xinhuanet - 2019-02-23 21:02

There Should be No Power Vacuum During US Pullout from Syria: Turkey

BAS News - 2019-02-23 19:33
ERBIL - Turkey has told the US that there must not be a power vacuum during the US troops' withdrawal from Syria, state-run media said on Saturday. According to Anadolu Agency, the remarks were made by Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar during his mee ...

Deputy minister Litzman probed by police's anti-corruption unit | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-02-14 20:52

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 “ ...