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Ilisu Dam reservoir not filled yet

Ilisu Dam reservoir not filled yet

ANF - 2019-06-11 13:04
The Turkish government did not start filling the Ilisu Dam reservoir on 10 June as originally planned. In a press release, the government confirmed that “tests are still underway”. ...
Ilisu Dam reservoir not filled yet - ANF

Kurdistan Islamic Group KIG won’t participate in new government: leader

E-Kurd - 2019-06-19 14:37
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Islamic Group KIG [Komal] leader Ali Bapir said on Tuesday the party would not participate in the new cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). The party’s leader said in a press conference tha ...

Environmentalist: The Turkish state must stop burning forests

ANF - 2019-06-17 11:52
Environmental activist Güner Yanlıç calls on the Turkish government to stop the destruction of forests for "security reasons" and to take measures to put out forest fires. ...

For not recognizing Armenian Genocide, Valley reps push for bill to divest California pension funds from the Turkish government – Daily News

Dailynews - 2019-06-16 19:43

Gorran’s participation in new Kurdistan govt does not mean ‘be silent’ about corruption: MP

E-Kurd - 2019-06-15 10:58
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Head of the Change Movement (Gorran) caucus in Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Ali Hama Salih said on Friday his party’s participation in the new Kurdistan regional Government (KRG) cabinet did not mean our lawmakers sh ...

Signature campaign for Hasankeyf

ANF - 2019-06-15 10:38
Under the slogan “Hasankeyf is our culture, Tigris our nature” people from Hasankeyf, Iraq, Rojava and nine European countries called for the Turkish government not to start filling the Ilisu Dam reservoir, as was announced for 10th June, 2019. ...

Petitie: Redt het 12.000 jaar oude Hasankeyf! Stop de Ilisu Dam! – Koerdisch Nieuws

Koerdischnieuws - 2019-06-14 17:15

Turkey says ceasefire not yet secured in Syria's Idlib

Rûdaw - 2019-06-14 12:33
Cavusoglu: We are working hard with Russia to stop these attacks. ...

Prisoner Remziye Karadağ not getting proper treatement

ANF - 2019-06-14 11:26
Remziye Karadağ, who is in Elazığ T Type Women's Closed Prison, is not receiving the adequate treatment to cope with the post-hunger strike problems. ...

Iranian Leader Says Trump Not Worthy of Exchanging Messages

BAS News - 2019-06-13 13:53
ERBIL — Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday that he believes the US President Donald Trump is not worthy of negotiations and exchanging messages. Abe was in Tehran to reportedly broker the talk ...

Ilisu Dam-reservoir wordt nog niet gevuld – Noord-Koerdistan – Koerdisch Nieuws

Koerdischnieuws - 2019-06-11 19:45

NBA Finals: Warriors survive, force Raptors to Game 6

Waar Media - 2019-06-11 18:33
WAAR_DUHOK The Golden State Warriors managed to survive at last second against Toronto Raptors, 106-105, to extend the NBA Finals to a Game 6. The Game 5 at Raptors’ home ground ScotiaBank Arena was filled with a very excited yet anxious crowd, hoping to ...

Call from Hasankeyf: It's not too late!

ANF - 2019-06-08 16:09
The people of Hasankeyf call for support. The 12,000-year-old settlement on the Tigris River is to be flooded by the Ilısu Dam project. ...

65 illegal oil refineries still in operation in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-06 15:36
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— There are still 65 out of 124 illegal refineries in Erbil province in Iraqi Kurdistan and they are still in operation and smuggle oil. According to NRT the illicit refineries do not had any legal, environmental and ...

Julie Ward MEP expressed concern to Erdoğan for Ilisu dam

ANF - 2019-06-05 09:49
Julie Ward MEP has written a letter to President Erdoğan a few days before the Turkish government will start filling the Ilisu Dam reservoir. ...

Updated Figures: 2,941 Kurdish Yezidis Still Missing

BAS News - 2019-06-04 02:27
ERBIL — Despite thousands being already rescued from the Islamic State (IS), a total number of 2,941 Kurdish Yezidis are still missing, latest statistics shows. In August 2014, IS jihadists carried out a barbaric attack on Sinjar where they killed thousa ...

Turkish aggression on South Kurdistan condemned in Qamishlo

ANF - 2019-06-02 13:29
The invading Turkish state attacks against South Kurdistan and its policies towards Northern and Eastern Syria were condemned in a press conference organized by Qamishlo General Assembly and members of Kongreya Star. ...

Rally in Berlin to support hunger strike resistance

ANF - 2019-05-21 13:57
Activists underlined that remaining silent is not an option and indeed would mean to be partners in crime of the Turkish government. ...