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Turkey says it has ‘neutralized’ 43 Kurdish PKK militants in Iraqi Kurdistan

Turkey says it has ‘neutralized’ 43 Kurdish PKK militants in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-08 22:03
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s Defence Ministry said on Saturday a total of 43 members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) had been “neutralized” as part of an operation Ankara launched in Iraqi Kurdistan region 13 days ago. The Turkish military launched what it ...
Turkey says it has ‘neutralized’ 43 Kurdish PKK militants in Iraqi Kurdistan - E-Kurd

Turkish soldier killed in clashes with Kurdish militants in Syrian Kurdistan: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-06-26 19:29
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s Defense Ministry said one soldier was killed and five were injured during clashes with Kurdish militants in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria on Wednesday. The casualties, which the ministry said occurred during clashes with ...

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 ...

Germany’s Merkel opposes creation of an independent Kurdish state

E-Kurd - 2019-06-20 18:46
BERLIN,— German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that she opposes the creation of an independent Kurdish state, though, and supports the “territorial integrity of Iraq,” claiming it contributes to Middle Eastern stability, Germany’s Deutsche We ...

Turkey 'neutralized' 48 alleged PKK fighters in Kurdistan Region since late May: Ministry

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-14 20:49

Turkey says it has already bought Russian S-400 defense systems - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-06-13 07:01

Turkey says it has already bought Russian S-400 defense systems | News | The Mighty 790 KFGO

KFGO - 2019-06-13 00:19

Devastating Fires: Turkey aids ISIS in Terrorizing Kurdistan

Hawzhin Press - 2019-06-11 19:50
Devastating Fires: Turkey aids ISIS in Terrorizing Kurdistan For the past few weeks a number of suspicious fires have erupted The post Devastating Fires: Turkey aids ISIS in Terrorizing Kurdistan appeared first on Hawzhin Azeez. ...

Updated logo for the Presidential Office of Kurdistan Region

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-06-11 17:55
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga The Presidential Office of Kurdistan Region, following Nechirvan Barzani being sworn into office as the new President, shared its new logo, where an English subtext has been added, in addition to the previous Kurdish a ...

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 ...

Turkey says it has 'neutralized' 43 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

Gulan Media - 2019-06-09 01:01

Turkey says it has 'neutralized' 43 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

Reuters - 2019-06-08 17:51
Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Saturday a total of 43 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) had been "neutralized" as part of an operation Ankara launched in northern Iraq 13 days ago. ...

Turkey says it has 'neutralized' 43 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-06-08 11:25

New Kurdish film ‘Paykari Dil’ premieres in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-03 21:50
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdish ‘Paykari Dil’ (‘Heart Statue’) film premiered Sunday night in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan. Its actors and actresses walked the red carpet before the movie was premiered and hundreds of filmmakers, ac ...

Qatar says it has reservations about Arab statements on Iran

Gulan Media - 2019-06-03 06:03

Full text of KDP, PUK political agreement 2019, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-02 20:51
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Sunday has released the text of its agreement with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Iraqi Kurdistan. The KDP said the PUK had not committed to the political agreemen ...

Former chief judge in Saddam trial says ready to take Iraq’s justice ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-06-02 12:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish Judge Rizgar Mohammed Amin, the former Chief judge in Saddam trial, said on Saturday signaled his willingness to be tapped as Iraqi justice minister in the incomplete cabinet of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Ma ...

Turkey lifts visit ban on jailed Kurdish PKK leader Ocalan, minister says

E-Kurd - 2019-05-16 23:27
ISTANBUL,— Turkey has lifted a ban on lawyers visiting jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul said on Thursday, two weeks after the first such visit was allowed since 2011. Ocalan is the founder and leader of the Kurdistan ...

Global hydropower capacity grows 1.97% in 2018

Waar Media - 2019-05-14 18:37
WAAR_DUHOK Global installed hydropower capacity reached 1,292 gigawatts (GW) last year, up by 1.97% year on year, the International Hydropower Association said on Monday. A total of 48 countries contributed to the rise in hydropower capacity, with China ...

Turkey’s ruling AKP manipulates election outcomes in Kurdish South-east, leaves municipalities broke

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-05-13 22:33
The big question in the Kurdish-majority municipalities in the south-east of Turkey was whether the candidates for the leftist Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which won the most votes in the local elections on 13 March 2019, would be acknowledged as the ...