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

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 ...
KCK on Ocalan’s Message: Demands of the Resistance Not Met - BAS News

Turkey: Kurdish Lawmakers, Inmates End Hunger Strike after Ocalan’s Call

BAS News - 2019-05-26 16:29
ERBIL — Kurdish lawmakers and political prisoners across Turkey ended their hunger strike after jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, called for the termination of the strike. Lawmakers from Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) ...

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 ...

PKK Taxation Disturbs People in Sulaymaniyah Villages: Report

BAS News - 2019-05-18 12:17
ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has increased its presence in certain areas of Sulaymaniyah province with guerrilla taxations disturbing the residents of the villages. According to a report by Sulaymaniyah-based Khalk news website, residents of Ma ...

Leyla Guven on day 181 of her protest

ANF - 2019-05-07 13:47
Leyla Guven’s hunger strike demanding an end to the isolation imposed upon Ocalan is on day 181. 15 prisoners are on a death fast for 8 days. After Ocalan’s message was mae public yesterday, the prisoners announced that they will continue their protest. ...

SDC Comments on Abdullah Ocalan’s Message

BAS News - 2019-05-07 12:45
ERBIL — Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) has said the last message from Abdullah Ocalan was well received, but its implementation requires mutual understanding from Turkey and Syrian regime as well. Jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Part ...

KCK: Isolation hasn’t ended, demands haven’t been met

ANF - 2019-05-07 10:01
KCK: “The isolation hasn’t ended, and the demands of the resistance haven’t been met. The lawyers’ visit to Imrali was planned only to ease the domestic and foreign pressure created by the resistance to break the isolation.” ...

Iraqi Parliament Seeks Clarifications on Baghdad's Attempt to Buy S-400

BAS News - 2019-05-06 22:54
ERBIL - The Iraqi Council of Representatives has contacted the government for clarifications on Baghdad's alleged attempts to purchase Russia's S-400 missile defense system, a lawmaker revealed on Monday. Talking to Sputnik, MP Fatih Younis, a member of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Turkey Claims Attack Against PKK on Kurdistan Border

BAS News - 2019-05-06 15:48
ERBIL — Turkish defense ministry said on Monday its warplanes had carried out airstrikes against the positions allegedly belonging to Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the border areas of Kurdistan Region. According to the statement, the airstrikes were ...

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 ...

Completion of the 3rd Class at Ministry of Peshmerga’s Qalachwalan Military College

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-05-05 19:07
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On May 2, 2019, the graduation ceremony for the 3rd class at Qalachawalan Military College was held. The ceremony was attended by Sheikh Jaafar Mustafa (Commander of the 70th unit), Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawar (Pes ...

Let's be the voice of the mothers resistance!

ANF - 2019-05-05 15:02
Dayika Qadriye and Gulê Koç mother and wife of two of the 14 hunger strikers in Strasbourg who reached day 140 of their fast, expressed their solidarity with the mothers of prisoners being beaten by police. ...

Committee of Self-Defense in Tabqa .. Organization of the affairs of the fighters and the establishment of a defensive army

SDF Press - 2019-05-04 00:07
Tabqa- The Committee for Self-Defense in Tabqa one of the committees of the Executive Council, which was established on 1/11/2017 and began to work to facilitate the participation of the residents of Tabqa to protect and defend the city. The center of sel ...

The Municipality of the People in Raqqa celebrates the workers’ day

SDF Press - 2019-05-02 00:55
Raqqa – The ” Municipality of the People ” organized in Raqqa a celebration on the occasion of “World Labor Day”. In the presence of municipalities and leaders of the Syrian Democratic Forces and the Internal Security Forces and the committees of the Civi ...

The second anniversary of the liberation Tabqa city

SDF Press - 2019-05-01 20:10
Tabqa-the people of Tabqa city remembered the anniversary of the liberation of their city from the terrorist organization ISIS on May 1, 2017, they remembered the greatness of the martyrs who poured the soil of the homeland with their pure blood and paint ...

Turkish Jets Again Strike Border Areas of Duhok

BAS News - 2019-04-30 16:23
ERBIL — Turkish warplanes once again on Tuesday (30th April) bombed the border areas of Kurdistan Region in Duhok province. Turkey carries out regular bombardments in the region, allegedly targeting Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions. Today’s airst ...