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Turkey marks 566th anniversary of conquest of Istanbul

Turkey marks 566th anniversary of conquest of Istanbul

Waar Media - 2019-05-29 14:53
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s presidential communications director commemorated the 566th anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul with a post on social media Wednesday. “We shout out! We say persistently to those who cannot stand Istanbul to become an Islamic city ...
Turkey marks 566th anniversary of conquest of Istanbul - Waar Media

Turkey’s opposition wins rerun of Istanbul’s mayoral election

E-Kurd - 2019-06-24 00:23
ISTANBUL,— The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul celebrated a landmark win Sunday in a closely watched repeat election that ended weeks of political tension and broke President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party’s 25-year hold on Turkey’s biggest city ...

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP party says Ocalan’s call does not change strategy in Istanbul

E-Kurd - 2019-06-21 17:44
ISTANBUL,— The Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said on Friday its strategy of supporting the opposition in the Istanbul mayoral election has not changed despite a last-minute call from Turkey’s jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan for it to be n ...

Turkey’s jailed Ocalan reportedly tells Kurds to stay neutral in Istanbul election

E-Kurd - 2019-06-21 14:19
ANKARA,— Turkey’s imprisoned Kurdish leader and the founder of Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK, Abdullah Ocalan, called on supporters of a pro-Kurdish political party to remain politically neutral ahead of a local election in Istanbul this weekend, suggesti ...

On World Refugee Day We celebrate the resilience of those forced from their homes by Daesh

The Global Coalition - 2019-06-20 17:35
Every refugee has their own story. In honour of #WorldRefugeeDay, listen to the inspiring words of Internally Displaced Persons and refugees who have found resilience in working together Article On World Refugee Day We celebrate the resilience of those f ...

Diyarbakir was hosted a seminar on the 30th anniversary of Dr Ghassemlou's assassination

Kurdpa - 2019-06-13 06:06
Kurdpa Agency: A seminar on the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Ghassemlou, the charismatic leader of the Kurds nation, was held in the city of Diyarbakir, Kurdistan, Turkey. ...

Turkey’s top diplomat in oath-taking of KRG president

Waar Media - 2019-06-10 16:11
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s foreign minister attended Monday the oath-taking ceremony of Nechirvan Barzani as the new president elect of Iraq’s Kurdish region in Erbil. On a trip to Iraq to take part in the swearing-in ceremony of Barzani, the president of Kurdi ...

Worth more than a thousand months: Laylat al-Qadr in Erbil

Rûdaw - 2019-06-01 21:46
Laylat al-Qadr marks the anniversary of the first revelation of the Holy Quran ...

Hundreds in Istanbul to mark anniversary of Gezi Park Resistance

ANF - 2019-06-01 08:31
Hundreds of people gathered in Istanbul responding to the call of the Taksim Solidarity to mark the 6th anniversary of the Gezi Park Resistance. ...

Opposition parties may determine fate of Istanbul election rerun | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-31 01:58

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of May 26, 2019 - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2019-05-30 20:30

Hunger strike over, new chapter in Kurdish struggle can begin

ANF - 2019-05-29 08:24
Peace in Kurdistan campaign has said that the ending of this action marks the start of a new chapter in the Kurdish struggle. ...

Turkey: HDP welcomes opposition call to recognize Kurdish language

Rûdaw - 2019-05-28 08:46
CHP hopes to secure Kurdish votes in the rerun of Istanbul’s local election ...

Abdullah Ocalan: Kurdish militant leader calls for end to Turkey hunger strikes Thousands of MPs and prisoners have ended their 200-day protest following a request by the jailed militant leader and PKK founder May 26, 2019

The National AE - 2019-05-26 23:04

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 ...

Turkey orders re-run of Istanbul election after Erdogan party defeat | Euronews

Euronews - 2019-05-25 23:32

Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of May 19, 2019 - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2019-05-24 19:20

“Those who remain silent will be held to account”

ANF - 2019-05-04 16:25
Sultan Bozkurt said: “Those who remain silent in the face of this tyranny will also have a responsibility in coffins coming from prisons, and they will be the first to be held to account.” ...

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 ...

The municipality of people opens a laboratory to analyze damaged items

SDF Press - 2019-05-01 07:05
Raqqa – The municipality of people opened today its central laboratory in Raqqa city. The mayors of the municipality of the city and its countryside attended the opening ceremony. In their speeches they congratulated and thanked all those who worked hard ...

Kurdistan Police Takes Serious Actions to Fight Cyber Harassment

BAS News - 2019-04-30 14:52
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s police is working on a comprehensive plan now to fight cyber harassment which is on the rise in the region. Police Chief Abdulkhaliq Talaat told BasNews that the number of reports complaining about harassments on social media i ...