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Kurdish hunger strikes for Ocalan to continue in Turkey: KCK

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 ...
Kurdish hunger strikes for Ocalan to continue in Turkey: KCK - E-Kurd

Repairs start in Tabqa’s schools

ANF - 2019-05-31 13:49
Tabqa Democratic Civilian Administration Education Committee launched efforts to repair damaged school buildings and infrastructure around them as part of the 3rd year planning. ...

Kurdish leader Ocalan calls end to jail hunger strikes in Turkey

Waar Media - 2019-05-26 17:18
WAAR_DUHOK Imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan has called for an end to hunger strikes by thousands of jailed supporters in Turkey, Ocalan’s lawyers said on Sunday. “I expect the action to come to an end in light of the broad statements to be made ...

Jailed Kurdish leader Ocalan calls for end hunger strikes in Turkey

E-Kurd - 2019-05-26 15:47
ANKARA,— Imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has called for an end to hunger strikes by thousands of jailed supporters in Turkey protesting the conditions of his detention, his lawyers said Sunday. Ocalan, the co-founder of the outlawed Kurdi ...

Kurdish prisoners, activists end hunger strike in Turkey after Ocalan’s call: statement

E-Kurd - 2019-05-26 15:47
ANKARA,— Thousands of Kurdish prisoners and activists in Turkey ended their hunger strike against the conditions of jailed militant Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, their representative told pro-Kurdish media on Sunday. “After the call… we are ending our ...

Jailed Kurdish militant leader calls for end to hunger strike

Reuters - 2019-05-26 11:35
Jailed militant leader Abdullah Ocalan called for Kurdish lawmakers and thousands of prisoners to end their hunger strike in a statement read by one of his lawyers on Sunday, 200 days after one MP launched the protest. ...

Turkey allows new lawyer visit to jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-23 13:55
ANKARA,— Turkish authorities allowed imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan to see his lawyers on Wednesday for the first time since lifting a ban on such meetings last week. Ocalan, held on Imrali island near Istanbul, saw his lawyers on May 2 for th ...

Canadian MP visited Kurdish hunger striker Iba in Toronto

ANF - 2019-05-11 11:31
International solidarity with the Kurdish hunger strike resistance is growing. ...

Committee sent report to Ministry of Justice on hunger strikes

ANF - 2019-05-08 12:09
The Monitoring Committee, which was established to monitor isolation and hunger strikes, submitted a report to the Ministry of Justice. ...

“Gov't must declare ending isolation for hunger strikes to end"

ANF - 2019-05-07 15:55
HDP deputies who have been on an indefinite hunger strike for months stated that the government should declare the end of the isolation in order for hunger strike actions to be brought to an end. ...

Hunger strikes by Kurds will continue despite Ocalan visit: KCK

Rûdaw - 2019-05-07 14:47

Instability Forces IDPs to Return to Camps in Kurdistan: Official

BAS News - 2019-05-06 23:44
ERBIL - Hundreds of IDPs have again returned to the camps in Kurdistan Region since January due to instability in their places of origin, an official was quoted as saying on Monday. "Over 530 IDP families have come back to the camps [in the Kurdistan Reg ...

Turkey police block rally backing Kurdish hunger strikes | Aaj News

AAJ - 2019-05-04 12:49

Turkey’s claims of PKK demise exaggerated

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-05-04 00:07
Late last month, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported that a Turkish airstrike had seriously wounded veteran Kurdish fighter Rıza Altun. Altun is a member of the executive council of the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), an umbrella organisation that ...

Turkey police block rally backing Kurdish hunger strikes

Siasat - 2019-05-03 15:33

Turkey police block rally backing Kurdish hunger strikes for ocalan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-03 11:12
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Turkish anti-riot police used their shields to push back dozens of female relatives of Kurdish hunger strikers during an attempted protest in the southeast of the country on Thursday. Security forces prevented the wome ...

Turkey police block rally backing Kurdish hunger strikes | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR

Dailystar - 2019-05-03 08:10

US: Ben Stiller urges Congress to aid Syrian refugees

Waar Media - 2019-05-02 17:20
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. actor Ben Stiller testified before Congress on Wednesday, calling for Washington to continue providing financial support to the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for Syrian relief efforts. “Eight years into the crisis, we must not l ...

Turkey’s electoral Council confirms ban on Kurdish elected officials

E-Kurd - 2019-04-19 10:55
ANKARA,— Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Council on Thursday upheld a ban on candidates from a pro-Kurdish party taking office after they won local elections, state news agency Anadolu reported. The council, known by its Turkish initials YSK, last week decide ...

Turkey’s finance minister, US president meet in Washington

Waar Media - 2019-04-16 12:23
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak was hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, Albayrak said on Tuesday. “During our meetings with US Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnunchin and [Trump’s] senior advisor Jared Kushn ...