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Turkey: Four People Arrested for Alleged Ties to IS

Turkey: Four People Arrested for Alleged Ties to IS

BAS News - 2019-05-30 21:30
ERBIL - Turkish security forces arrested on Thursday four people for their alleged ties to the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS), security sources said. The four were arrested in the southern province of Adana after police squads raided the locations ...
Turkey: Four People Arrested for Alleged Ties to IS - BAS News

Women move to the highlands for summer in Van

ANF - 2019-06-29 18:00
When the temperatures in Van rise, people move with their cattle to the highlands. Despite state prohibitions, the women preserve their culture. ...

Temelli: We will go to the polls on June 23

ANF - 2019-06-18 12:39
HDP Co-chair Sezai Temelli said HDP voters will be going to the polls on June 23 against fascism in even greater numbers. ...

US to Deploy 1,000 More Troops to the Middle East: Pentagon

BAS News - 2019-06-18 10:06
ERBIL — Washington will send 1,000 more soldiers to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran in the Gulf, said Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. The announcement came after two oil tankers were attacked last Thursday in the Gulf of ...

People of Bab take to the streets again

ANF - 2019-06-08 17:42
The people of Bab took to the streets once again against the Turkish state invasions. ...

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. ...

Masrour Barzani to Begin Forming New Cabinet Early June

BAS News - 2019-05-30 14:02
ERBIL — Masrour Barzani, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) nominee for Kurdistan Region premiership, is expected to begin the formation of his cabinet in the first half of June. Kurdistan Region Parliament released a statement on Thursday to invite la ...

Iraq Sentences Seven French IS Members to Death in Four Days

BAS News - 2019-05-29 23:29
ERBIL - Iraq has sentenced a total of seven French nationals to death in four days only over alleged membership to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. A court in Iraq on Sunday issued death penalties to three French men for ties with the extremist gro ...

Turkey orders 1,112 people arrested over Gulen links: CNN Turk - The Hindu

Thehindu - 2019-05-29 19:03

EU issues report on Turkey: Regression in all areas

ANF - 2019-05-29 16:11
The European Commission issued the Turkey progress report. Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn said they don’t foresee any chapters to be opened with Turkey. ...

Iraq:Two Other French IS Members Sentenced to Death

BAS News - 2019-05-28 20:47
ERBIL - An Iraqi court has sentenced two more French nationals to death over alleged ties to the Islamic State (IS), raising the number to six in three days only. AFP reported on Tuesday that Brahim Nejara and Karam El Harchaoui, both in their 30s, recei ...

France on Death Penalty for 3 French in Iraq: Execution Opposed in Principle

BAS News - 2019-05-27 14:55
ERBIL — A day after Iraqi judicial authorities sentenced three French nationals to death for their membership to the Islamic State (IS), the French government said it is opposed in principle to the practice of death penalty. “France is opposed, on princi ...

Kati Piri MEP visited Kurds to thank them for their support

ANF - 2019-05-27 10:44
Dutch politician Kati Piri, who served as Turkey rapporteur in the European Parliament until the elections of 23 May, visited the DKTM in Den Haag to thank activists for their support. ...

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 ...

Wikipedia takes Turkey’s ban to the ECHR

ANF - 2019-05-24 12:50
Wikipedia appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against Turkey banning access to the online encyclopedia two years ago. ...

Bomb Explosion Kills, Injures Four in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-05-24 12:37
ERBIL - A car bomb explosion in the Iraqi province of Anbar on Thursday evening resulted in the killing and wounding of four people. The incident occurred in the district of Qaim, some 300 kilometers west of capital Baghdad, where a vehicle parked in the ...

A visit to the civil council of Al Siwar town

SDF Press - 2019-05-21 02:08
Deir Zour – the civil council of Al Siwar town of Deir Zour, which was opened in early 2018, continues to provide its services to the people of the town, without neglecting the restoration of roads, repairing sanitation networks, providing drinking water ...

Seven Activists Arrested in a Protest to End Violence Against Women in Marivan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-19 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): A group of civil activists were arrested in Marivan by law enforcement forces following a peaceful protest to end violence against women on May 16, 2019. “The violence against women has been intensified recently, the ...

New York Times: They Were ‘Comrades in Arms’ Against ISIS. Now the U.S. Is Eyeing the Exit

Justice for Kurds - 2019-05-14 18:11
RMEILAN, Syria — Dressed in camouflage and sipping tea, the Syrian commander who emerged as America’s closest ally in the battle that defeated Islamic State looked to an unsettling future. The Kurdish leader of the Syrian Democratic Forces, known by the n ...

Soran: Police Announces the Arrest of Group of Thieves

BAS News - 2019-04-30 21:53
ERBIL - Security forces in Soran district of Erbil province announced on Tuesday the arrest of a group of thieves in the area. Talking to BasNews, Sa'adun Hawdiyani, a spokesperson for the local police directorate, said that they arrested a group of six ...