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Dutch government reluctant to intervene over Kurd on trial in Turkey

Dutch government reluctant to intervene over Kurd on trial in Turkey

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-27 01:09

Dutch government reluctant to intervene over Kurd on trial in Turkey - Kurdistan24

Book censoring ‘Kurdistan’ word to be pulled off the shelves in Turkey

E-Kurd - 2019-07-15 15:41
ISTANBUL,— After it has been revealed that the word “Kurdistan” was censored in the Turkish translation of Paulo Coelho’s book Eleven Minutes, the Can Publishing House in Turkey has announced that the book will be pulled off the shelves. Saadet Özen tran ...

Alleged Islamic State fighter on trial in Netherlands for war crimes

E-Kurd - 2019-07-09 11:57
AMSTERDAM,— A Dutch-born alleged Islamic State militant went on trial in the Netherlands on Monday for war crimes committed in Iraq and Syria, after posing with a crucified body and sharing images of dead victims online. It is the first trial in the Neth ...

PKK umbrella group calls on Barzani to "preserve national unity" in Kurdistan Region

Rûdaw - 2019-07-08 12:36
KCK expects the president-elect to "take a stance on attacks in southern Kurdistan" ...

Demonstration against systematic attacks on kolbars in Brussels

ANF - 2019-07-03 17:36
Protest against the systematic attacks on kolbars in front of the Iranian Consulate in Brussels. ...

Turkey: Nine People Arrested over Ties to IS

BAS News - 2019-07-03 00:10
ERBIL - At least nine foreign nationals were arrested on Tuesday in central Turkey over suspected ties to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. A police source told Yeni Safak that the nine people were arrested during a counter-terrorism operation in th ...

Iraq calls on Turkey to halt strikes in Kurdistan, KRG blames PKK

E-Kurd - 2019-06-30 12:20
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi Foreign Ministry has called on the Turkish government to halt airstrikes on targets in the Kurdistan region. The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ released a statement on Saturday that specifically mentioned a Turkish airstrike on Ku ...

Iraqi Parliamentary Committee to Meet over New PKK Group in Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2019-06-29 15:40
ERBIL — Committee of defense and security affairs at the Iraqi parliament is set meet on Sunday and discuss the reports claiming the establishment of a new armed group affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. Earlier on Tuesday, PKK-affiliated media ...

Over 100 Iraqi Kurdish migrants detained in Turkey: official

E-Kurd - 2019-06-27 16:05
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Head of the Summit Foundation for Refugees and Displaced Affairs Ari Jalal said on Wednesday that 150 Iraqi migrants have been detained in the jails in Turkey and that most of them are Kurds. Jalal told NRT TV that ...

Opening Space for Kurds in Turkey: From Banned Concerts to Films

BAS News - 2019-06-27 00:56
ERBIL - Although Turkey in the last century spared no efforts to eliminate the Kurdish language and culture, the Kurds have been successful in preserving their identity throughout history. Moreover, Ankara has even decided to lift the ban on a famous Kur ...

16 stand trial in Turkey over anti-government protests

Spectrumnews1 - 2019-06-24 16:45

Kavala on Gezi trial: Hundreds of thousands protested peacefully

ANF - 2019-06-24 14:11
Osman Kavala and 15 other suspects are on trial in the first hearing of the Gezi case. ...

Trump Halts Strikes on Iran in Last Minute

BAS News - 2019-06-22 00:08
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump revealed on Friday that he halted military strikes on Iran in the last ten minutes so as to not kill people as ties between Washington and Tehran have drastically deteriorated following the shooting down of a US unmanned ...

KCDK-E: Don’t vacation in Turkey, don’t be a party to war

ANF - 2019-06-20 15:05
KCDK-E issued a call to boycott tourism in Turkey and said, “Tourism is at the top of the list of revenue feeding the war.” ...

More Kurdish farmlands set on fire in Iraq’s Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2019-06-06 15:36
KIRKUK,— Farmlands of Kurdish villagers was set on fire again in Zanqar village in Daquq districts in Kirkuk. Over 150 dunmas (37.0658 acres) of crop lands belonging to the Kurdish farmers were torched in Kakayi populated Zanqar village. “The crop land o ...

Syrian Kurds repatriate 2 women, 6 children from Islamic State families to U.S.

E-Kurd - 2019-06-05 17:14
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Two American women and six children from families of suspected Islamic State group members were repatriated to the United States on Wednesday in the latest transfers from a crowded camp in Syria. The move is part of an effort ...

Crop fields belonging to Kurds set on fire in Iraq’s Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2019-05-31 20:47
KIRKUK,— Crop fields belonging to the Kurdish villagers were torched in Prde town in north of Kirkuk on Friday as Iraqi federal security forces were not permitting the farmers to extinguish the fire. Kurdish farmers said over 1,000 dunams of farmland was ...

ISIS sets fields on fire in Kirkuk

ANF - 2019-05-31 15:34
ISIS gangs started to set the villagers’ fields on fire in Kirkuk. ...