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Saturday Mothers: 24 years of fight for justice

Saturday Mothers: 24 years of fight for justice

ANF - 2019-05-25 14:35
Twenty-four years ago, the Saturday Mothers took to the streets for the first time in Istanbul to protest the enforced disappearance state practice. ...
Saturday Mothers: 24 years of fight for justice - ANF

HDP: A heritage of 14 thousand years cannot be wasted

ANF - 2019-06-12 18:02
HDP demanded the immediate release of those who have been detained while exercising their constitutional right to protest peacefully in the ancient town of Hasankeyf. ...

Prisoners’ mothers: Our children are not treated

ANF - 2019-05-31 16:04
Mothers of political prisoners who ended their hunger strikes and death fasts protested the refusal of treatment for their children in front of the Istanbul Provincial Health Directorate. ...

Iran hardliners to lead show of force for Palestinians on Quds Day

Rûdaw - 2019-05-31 10:13
It began 40 years ago by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ...

Saturday Mothers in Galatasaray on 24th anniversary

ANF - 2019-05-27 13:51
Saturday Mothers are entering the 24th year of their struggle. The mothers called on the state and said, “We will prevail, you will lose.” ...

Recession hits Turkey for first time in 9 years ahead of key elections - UPI.com

UPI - 2019-05-27 13:03

Veli Encu remanded in custody

ANF - 2019-05-25 11:18
After the arrest of HDP MP Ferhat Encu, now Veli Encu has been remanded in custody. The ruling power confirms its policy of persecution of those seeking justice for Roboski. ...

Saturday Mothers awarded Human Rights, Peace and Democracy award

ANF - 2019-05-24 12:50
The Human Rights, Peace and Democracy Award organized by Istanbul Medical Chamber was given to the Saturday Mothers. ...

24 Islamic State militants killed in Tajikistan prison riot

E-Kurd - 2019-05-20 23:11
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan,— A riot at a prison in Tajikistan has left 32 people dead, including 24 members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group and three guards, authorities said on Monday. Five of the inmates and the three guards were ...

Fifteen villagers detained in the region of Van

ANF - 2019-05-20 11:07
Fifteen out of the 41 people detained following home raids in Van last week were remanded in custody accused of spying for the Iranian state. ...

Parliament released five names of candidates for Iraqi Kurdistan presidency

E-Kurd - 2019-05-19 18:50
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament on Sunday announced the official names of the presidential candidates. The Kurdish parliament released five names including current Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nech ...

Photo exhibition on the Saturday Mothers in Istanbul

ANF - 2019-05-19 12:44
In Istanbul, an exhibition has been opened with photos of the Saturday mothers. ...

Kirkuk: Farms of Kurdish Residents Set on Fire by Unknown Men

BAS News - 2019-05-19 12:18
ERBIL - A fire was set overnight on Saturday to a number of farms belonging to the Kurdish residents in the town of Dubz, southwest of Kirkuk. According to the information BasNews has learned, the incident occurred in the village of Qaradar, where uniden ...

Erbil-Kirkuk Highway Closed Temporarily

BAS News - 2019-05-18 21:03
ERBIL - Authorities have ordered the closure of the highway between the Kurdistan Region's Erbil capital and disputed city of Kirkuk for a temporary period of time. Confirming to Kurdistan 24 on Saturday evening, head of Police Directorate in Prde, Abdin ...

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 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 ...

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. ...

With white headscarves for the Workers’ Day in Istanbul

ANF - 2019-04-29 17:12
The HDP called for participation in the central rally on May 1, Workers’ Day in Istanbul. ...

US Forces to Stay for a Long Time in Iraq: General

BAS News - 2019-04-28 21:08
ERBIL - The US forces will stay in Iraq for a long period of time, Chief of the US Central Command, General Kenneth McKenzie, said on Saturday, adding that Washington would be well capable to encounter Tehran if needed. McKenzie made the remarks during a ...

Mothers of hunger strikers organised sit-in in Istanbul

ANF - 2019-04-26 10:15
The mothers of the hunger strikers held a sit-in in Esenyurt Square in Istanbul after being attacked by police on previous days. ...