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Lawyers Meet PKK Leader Ocalan for First Time in 7 Years

Lawyers Meet PKK Leader Ocalan for First Time in 7 Years

BAS News - 2019-05-06 14:39
ERBIL — Lawyers were allowed to meet the jailed leader of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan for the first time since 2011. The meeting took place on 2nd May on Turkey’s Imrali Island, where the Kurdish politician is being held since 1999, ac ...
Lawyers Meet PKK Leader Ocalan for First Time in 7 Years - BAS News

Turkish Jets Attack Villages North of Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-05-28 12:23
ERBIL — Turkish warplanes bombarded the vicinity of Kurdish villages in north of Sulaymaniyah province, Kurdistan Region, on Tuesday. The attacks allegedly were targeting the positions of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), but they have caused panic among t ...

PKK Leader Ocalan Calls for Hanger Strike Ending of Supporters

BAS News - 2019-05-26 13:30
ERBIL — The jailed leader of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, has called on his supporters to end their hunger strike. “During the meeting, Ocalan insisted on his call for the termination of hunger strikes and death-fasts, which have achi ...

Lawyers Visit PKK's Ocalan Again

BAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL - Lawyers of the jailed leader of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan, visited the Kurdish leader on Turkey’s Imrali Island on Wednesday. Turkish media reports said that the two lawyers will have regular meetings with Ocalan as Turkey ha ...

Lawyers visit PKK leader Ocalan for first time in years

Alaraby - 2019-05-08 13:55

KCK on Ocalan’s Message: Demands of the Resistance Not Met

BAS News - 2019-05-07 13:28
ERBIL — Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), the umbrella group which includes the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), has responded to a message sent out by the jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan from his prison on Turkey’s Imrali island, saying that their demands ...

Jailed PKK leader Ocalan 'wants SDF to avoid conflict in Syria'

Al Jazeera - 2019-05-07 06:05
Ocalan, who met lawyers first time in eight years, calls on Kurdish-led SDF to consider Turkish sensitivities in Syria. ...

Ocalan says conflict in Syrian Kurdistan should be avoided: lawyers

E-Kurd - 2019-05-06 21:17
ISTANBUL,— Lawyers for Turkey’s imprisoned Kurdish leader and the head of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan said that they met with their client on May 2 in Imrali prison near Istanbul for the first time since 2011. Two of Ocalan’s lawyers r ...

Turkey’s jailed Kurdish leader Ocalan meets lawyers for first time since 2011

E-Kurd - 2019-05-06 18:57
ISTANBUL,— The Kurdish leader of Turkey’s militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, has met his lawyers for the first time in eight years, one of them said on Monday. “This is the first meeting with the lawyers since 2011. The meeting last ...

Lawyers visit PKK leader Ocalan for first time since 2011

Gulan Media - 2019-05-06 18:08

PKK’s Ocalan Sends a Message form Prison

BAS News - 2019-05-06 15:48
ERBIL - Lawyers of Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) held a conference on Monday to read their client’s message to the public. The lawyers were allowed to meet with Ocalan for the first time since 2011. The meeting took ...

Lawyers visit PKK's Ocalan for first time in eight years

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-06 13:59

Lawyers visit PKK leader Ocalan for first time since 2011

Rûdaw - 2019-05-06 13:20

IS leader appears in video for first time in 5 years

FOX News - 2019-04-30 06:47
The leader of the Islamic State group has appeared for the first time in 5 years in a video released by the extremist group's propaganda arm. ...

IS leader appears in video for first time in 5 years - The Monitor

Themonitor - 2019-04-29 21:18

IS leader al-Baghdadi appears in video for first time in 5 years - StarTribune.com

Startribune - 2019-04-29 21:00

ISIS leader appears in video for first time in 5 years

Concordmonitor - 2019-04-29 20:16

Paris Refuses to Repatriate IS French Nationals Held in Syria

BAS News - 2019-04-23 21:40
ERBIL - Paris has refused to repatriate the Islamic State (IS) French nationals held in Syria, arguing that a judge was not able to rule on the matter "given it involved negotiations with foreign authorities." "The Council of State (Conseil d'Etat) rejec ...

Sarah Jessica Parker shines light on Turkey’s jailed Kurdish leader Demirtas

E-Kurd - 2019-04-14 03:18
Kani Xulam | The Jerusalem Post Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a severe case of Kurdophobia, but we may have to give the devil his due on this one. He has somehow let Selahattin Demirtas pen Dawn, a work of 12 fictional short stories, from hi ...

Massoud Barzani, who does not represent Kurdistan, visits Jordan for WEF

E-Kurd - 2019-04-08 16:45
AMMAN,— The former president of Iraqi Kurdistan region and leader of Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani, met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Sunday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa. Barzani ...