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Turkey: Two years without Wikipedia - IFEX

Turkey: Two years without Wikipedia - IFEX

IFEX - 2019-04-29 22:33

Turkey: Two years without Wikipedia - IFEX - IFEX

A citizen from Paveh sentenced two years in prison

Kurdpa - 2019-05-24 12:59
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish citizen from Paveh was sentenced to two years in prison after three months of arrest and unknown fate. ...

Wikipedia takes Turkey’s ban to the ECHR

ANF - 2019-05-24 12:50
Wikipedia appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against Turkey banning access to the online encyclopedia two years ago. ...

Two Kurdish citizens were sentenced to 10 years in prison

Kurdpa - 2019-05-05 11:20
Kurdpa Agency: Two Kurdish citizens from the Margavar Rural District were sentenced to 10 years in prison by the Revolutionary Court of Urmia. ...

A Prisoner Hanged in Tabriz Prison on the Charge of Rape

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-04 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): A prisoner charged with “rape” was executed at Tabriz Central Prison on Apr 30, 2019. “The 32-year-old man from Maragheh, who charged with “rape” and sentenced to execution two years ago, was held at Tabriz Prison,” ...

Security Forces Attempted to Arrest a Kurdish Activist in Kermanshah

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-04 02:01
Kurdish Human Rights Network (KHRN): Kermanshah Security Polices visited the house of Shahriar Tahmasebi’s mother to arrest this Kurdish activist and transfer him to prison to serve his two years imprisonment sentence, but he was not at home. The officers ...

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 ...

Turkey's top court says journalists' rights violated: NTV

Reuters - 2019-05-02 20:54
Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that authorities had violated the freedom of expression and personal security of two journalists detained on terrorism charges after the 2016 attempted coup, broadcaster NTV said. ...

Turkey marks second year without Wikipedia - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2019-04-30 16:39

Absence of relevant sector hinders progress of Kurdish cinema in Turkey: Kurdish filmmaker

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-29 19:13
Audience members prepare to watch two short films by Kurdish filmmaker Tahsin Usman, Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo: Kurdistan 24) ...

Tabqa city regains its luster on the second anniversary of its liberation

SDF Press - 2019-04-28 01:09
Tabqa – Two years after the liberation of the city of Tabqa by the Syrian democratic force on 1 May 2017 from the ISIS terrorists. The city is living an unprecedented stability for years, due to the effort made by the Syrian democratic forces that liberat ...

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 ...

Kurdish Political Prisoner Transferred to Orumiyeh Intelligence Office

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-04-23 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Esmat (Mohammad) Salahshour, a political prisoner who has been serving his sentence at Orumiyeh Central Prison since two years ago, was transferred to the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Orumieh yesterda ...

Two years of the Civil Council of Raqqa

ANF - 2019-04-18 17:46
Two years have passed since the founding of the Civil Council of Raqqa. Despite limited possibilities, the Civil Council has been able to implement important projects. ...

Turkey ends state of emergency after two years - BBC News

BBC - 2019-04-11 17:30

IS Remnants Still Active in Raqqa: SDF

BAS News - 2019-04-03 23:50
ERBIL - Although the militant group of Islamic State (IS) was defeated in Syria's Raqqa nearly two years ago, the insurgent group's remnants are still active in the region, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday. Talking to the ...