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KRG defends Turkey's killing civilians, blames the PKK instead

KRG defends Turkey's killing civilians, blames the PKK instead

ANF - 2019-06-29 12:49
The Bashur government issued a written statement on the Turkish state’s killing of civilians and blamed the PKK instead of the party who committed the massacre. ...
KRG defends Turkey\'s killing civilians, blames the PKK instead - ANF

The People’s Municipality of Tabqa launches a clean campaign for public roads

SDF Press - 2019-07-07 20:10
Tabqa – The cleanup campaign launched by the People’s Municipality of the Municipal Committee of the Civil Administration of Tabqa city continues on its seventh day with the slogan “cleanliness is the title of civilization”. The campaign targets the main ...

PKK’s Karayilan: We will not allow Turkey to invade Bashur

ANF - 2019-07-03 14:31
PKK Executive Committee Member Karayilan said the guerrilla have been displaying an effective resistance against Turkey's plans to invade the South, adding: “As long as there is guerrilla resistance, the Turkish state cannot advance as they want to." ...

Threatened, beaten, shot: Turkey's Journalists, media in the crosshairs - Kuwait Times

Kuwaittimes - 2019-07-03 06:20

The Triumphant New Face of Turkey’s Resurgent Political Opposition | The New Yorker

Newyorker - 2019-06-30 12:01

Iraq Foreign Ministry issued statement on Kortek

ANF - 2019-06-30 10:30
Iraq has issued a statement on Turkey’s airstrikes in Kortek. The strike killed three civilians and wounded five. ...

IHD: We will keep seeking justice for Roboski

ANF - 2019-06-29 08:51
The Human Rights Association (IHD) Truth and Justice Commission, Istanbul Branch, issued a written statement to mark the 90th month since the death of 34 Kurds in Roboski. ...

Turkey's president journeys to the G-20 amidst a sea of troubles | MENAFN.COM

Menafn - 2019-06-27 18:44

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 ...

Voting begins in Turkey’s re-do Istanbul elections

Waar Media - 2019-06-23 14:00
WAAR_DUHOK Polling started on Sunday for Turkey’s re-run local elections to elect a new mayor for Istanbul. Voting started at 8.00 a.m local time (0500GMT) and will continue through 5.00 p.m. local time (1400GMT) in 31,342 ballot boxes across 39 district ...

Millions of Istanbul residents began voting in re-run of mayoral election

E-Kurd - 2019-06-23 13:30
ISTANBUL,— Millions of Istanbul residents began voting on Sunday in a re-run of a mayoral election that has become a referendum on President Tayyip Erdogan’s policies and a test of Turkey’s ailing democracy. In the initial March 31 vote, the opposition R ...

Turkey’s Hour of Nationalism: The Deeper Sources of Political Realignment - The American Interest

The American Interest - 2019-06-23 09:54

Turkey’s ‘Bee-Man’ all abuzz over world record quest

Waar Media - 2019-06-22 14:20
WAAR_DUHOK For a beekeeper in eastern Turkey, being honey to the striped insects is all in a day’s work — and also the quest to set a new world record. So far Abdulvahap Semo has managed to “grow” a “bee beard” weighing a whopping 10 kilograms (22 pounds ...

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 ...

Did the gendarmerie pave the way for the massacre in Siverek?

ANF - 2019-06-20 09:00
New information has emerged about the massacre in Siverek. Neighborhood residents said the gendarmerie raided the family’s home before the massacre. ...

TJA criticised AKP policies on refugees

ANF - 2019-06-19 13:46
Tevgera Jinen Azad (TJA) issued a written statement today on the AKP's refugee policy. ...

Komalên Ciwan called on youth to oppose Turkish attacks

ANF - 2019-06-12 09:25
Komalên Ciwan Coordination issued a written statement about the Turkish state's invasion attacks in South Kurdistan and stated that “the most radical attitude” is necessary. ...

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 ...

“What happened in Kirkuk is the same as the attacks on Xakurke"

ANF - 2019-06-06 16:03
Political Observer Rauf said Turkey's intervention against Kirkuk and the attacks against Xakurke are not independent from each other and added: “They continue on with chaos and war so Kurds don’t achieve their rights and the region doesn’t have peace.” ...

KCDK-E called on activists to march for Afrin on 8 June

ANF - 2019-06-06 09:20
The KCDK-E chairmanship has issued a written statement to protest the invasion of Afrin and called on people to join the march to be held in Cologne on 8 June. ...

Kirkuk City Council: Terrorist attacks aim for fitna

ANF - 2019-05-31 15:09
The Kirkuk City Council issued a written statement on the series of bomb attacks in the city that took place Thursday night and said the attacks aim to create fitna among the peoples. Sources close to the KDP told Kurds to leave the city. ...