Breaking News from Kurdistan, Europe and Middle East

In Turkey, Ankara Wakes Up to Court Lifting LGBTI Events Ban | Human Rights Watch

In Turkey, Ankara Wakes Up to Court Lifting LGBTI Events Ban | Human Rights Watch

HRW - 2019-04-26 02:15

In Turkey, Ankara Wakes Up to Court Lifting LGBTI Events Ban | Human Rights Watch - HRW

Mothers detained in Bakırköy referred to court

ANF - 2019-05-13 17:16
Mothers of prisoners who were taken into custody during the police crackdown in front of Bakırköy Women’s Closed Prison, have been referred to court. ...

A Kurdish citizen was summoned to court in Razavi Khorasan

Kurdpa - 2019-05-12 20:16
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish citizen from Kalat, Razavi Khorasan was summoned to court of this city. ...

Kurdish hunger strikes for Ocalan to continue in Turkey: KCK

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 20:46
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Kurdish hunger strikes are set to continue in Turkey’s prisons and internationally as part of a struggle by the “whole of humanity” against the continued isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. A statement from th ...

Why Turkey and America Cannot Compromise in Syria

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-05-02 22:23
After three days of talks in Turkey, representatives from Washington and Ankara failed to reach agreement on the terms of a proposed safe zone in northeastern Syria. The two sides, treaty allies since 1952, share such widely divergent interests in Syria t ...

World Health Organization in Turkey: Health emergency response to the crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic - Annual Report 2018 - Turkey | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2019-05-02 13:58

Rights group: 3,000 prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey

Seattle Times - 2019-04-30 18:49
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The number of prisoners who have joined a hunger strike to press Turkish authorities to end the isolation in jail of Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has increased to close to 3,000, a human rights group said Tuesday. Human Righ ...

Rights group: 3,000 prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey

FOX News - 2019-04-30 16:23
A Turkish human rights group says close to 3,000 prisoners have joined a hunger strike to press authorities to end the alleged isolation in jail of Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan. ...

IRGC Military Manoeuvres in Shahu Mountains and Clashes with a Kurdish Armed Party

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-29 02:00
Kurdish Human Rights Network (KHRN): On Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019, the forces of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Kamyaran and the Gashki Operational Axis distributed flyers in mosques in villages around Shaho mountains to anounce the beginning of ...

Turkey Working to Secure US Green Light for Iranian Oil Imports

BAS News - 2019-04-26 15:09
ERBIL — Turkey is in negotiations with US counterparts to convince Washington to allow continued oil imports from Iran without facing sanctions. Turkish biggest refiner, Tupras, which heavily depends on oil imports from Iran, is now hoping to gain an ext ...

Four Sunni Kurdish Prisoners Transferred From Rajaee Shahr to Mahabad Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-25 02:19
Kurdistan Human Rights Network(KHRN): Four Kurdish religious prisoners – Anwar Khezri, Ayoub Karimi, Qasem Abasteh, and Dawood Abdollahi- were transferred from Karaj Prison to the Mahabad Prison for trial at the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Mahabad on A ...

Police opens fire on human rights defenders in Ankara

ANF - 2019-04-22 14:32
Turkish police attacked lawyers from the hunger strike commission and human rights defenders in Ankara, using weapons and pepper spray and detaining several people. ...

Turkey arrests suspected spies for UAE, investigating Khashoggi link

Reuters - 2019-04-19 17:43
Turkey has arrested two suspects who confessed to spying on Arab nationals for the United Arab Emirates, and is investigating whether the arrival in Turkey of one of them was related to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior Turkish offi ...

Hunger striker Özkan Özdemir continues his action in Paris

ANF - 2019-04-19 10:14
ICOR representative said that they support the hunger strike undertaken in Turkey and Kurdistan as it is their duty to show solidarity with the Kurdish activists. ...

Production of S-400 Components Can be Organized in Turkey: Russia

BAS News - 2019-04-11 23:48
ERBIL - Russia has said that the production of some components of the S-400 missile defense system could be organized in Turkey as Ankara is determined to purchase the Russian product despite Washington's disputes on the issue. "We are not talking about ...

Ankara-backed Rebels Continue to Harass Civilians in Afrin: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-04-11 23:24
ERBIL - The Ankara-backed Syrian rebels continue to commit violence against civilians in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria, while they have also arrested many residents, a human rights center said on Thursday. "The Syrian rebels and groups o ...

Another Kurdish prisoner commits suicide in Turkey over Ocalan’s prison conditions

E-Kurd - 2019-04-06 03:58
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— More Kurdish prisoners in Turkey are ending their life to protest the isolation imposed on jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, Firat news agency reported. Political prisoner Mahsum Pamay jailed in Elazığ T Type Pris ...

Owen: The silence on what is going on in Turkey is shameful

ANF - 2019-04-03 16:54
"So we want the peace process to begin again in Turkey and who must lead that peace process is Ocalan, and Ocalan cannot lead anything as long as he is in prison." ...

Kurdish Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Political Prisoners in Turkey

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-03 02:00
Kurdish Human Rights Network (KHRN): Sixteen Kurdish political prisoners in Iran’s prisons went on a three days hunger strike in solidarity with Kurdish political prisoners in Turkey who have been on hunger strike for the past several weeks. According to ...