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Saturday Mothers ask for the whereabouts of the disappeared

Saturday Mothers ask for the whereabouts of the disappeared

ANF - 2019-07-06 17:18
The Saturday Mothers in Istanbul have asked for the whereabouts of six people who were abducted in February in connection with the attempted military coup in Turkey. ...
Saturday Mothers ask for the whereabouts of the disappeared - ANF

Iraqi Kurdish tourists beaten, arrested in Turkey for posing with Kurdistan flag

E-Kurd - 2019-07-20 06:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdish tourists were beaten by a group of locals in Turkey’s Trabzon province bordering the Black Sea on Thursday. Nine people were detained then released by Turkish authorities on Friday. Immediately, Kurds ...

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 ...

Human Rights in Turkey discussed at UN

ANF - 2019-07-13 10:50
The International Union for the Protection of Rights and Freedoms (AIDL) promoted a conference titles ”Prisons in Turkey, Human Rights and Torture crimes" at the United Nations (UN) building in Geneva. ...

Self-Defense Forces ends its sixth course for the fighters of Tabqa and demobilized another

SDF Press - 2019-07-11 23:32
Raqqa – The Academy of Martyr Mohammed Al-Ali ended on Thursday, the sixth training course of the Self-Defense Forces, carried the name of the martyr Kawa Hassan and included 310 fighters from Tabqa and its countryside. ring the 30-day course, the fighter ...

Stratford American University paid its respect and held an acknowledgement ceremony for injured Peshmerga of the fight against ISIS

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-11 12:42
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On July 8, 2019, Stratford American University in Erbil hosted an acknowledgement ceremony for 110 injured Peshmerga during the fight against ISIS. The ceremony was attended by the representative to the Minister of Pes ...

05. July 2019 – Protests for the democratization of Algeria

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2019-07-10 16:12

Lawyers in prison for defending families of SOMA mine disaster

ANF - 2019-07-07 17:03
Lawyers from the People’s Law Office in prison for defending families of SOMA mine disaster. ...

Ministry of Peshmerga Sec-General and Spokesperson: We urge the fight between PKK and Turkey to cease within Kurdistan Region

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-07 15:06
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawar, Peshmerga Sec-General, speaks about the recent events,the negative impact of the fight between PKK and Turkey within the land of Kurdistan Region, PKK creating a masked armed forces, as ...

Torture in Turkey: "Violence is legitimized by the state"

ANF - 2019-07-07 12:53
Human rights lawyer and activist Eren Keskin comments on the rise in torture incidents in Turkey for ANF. According to her, it is clear that the state legitimizes this violence. ...

The Academy of the Martyr Brusk Piro ended a new military course

SDF Press - 2019-07-05 01:22
Hasakah – The Academy of the Martyr Brusk Piro ended on Thursday a new military course for the fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces. The course carried the name of the martyr Kawa Hasakah and (93) fighters joined it. The course lasted for 45 days, in ...

The Zhianewe Voluntary Association Bureau for the Prevention of Addiction in Marivan was vandalized by unknown persons

Kurdpa - 2019-07-04 11:08
Kurdpa Agency: The Zhianewe Voluntary Association Bureau for the Prevention of Addiction in Marivan was vandalized by unknown persons. ...

“SDF-UN document is the foundation for international recognition”

ANF - 2019-07-03 15:35
Enver Muslim said the document signed between the SDF and the UN constitutes a foundation for the international recognition of the Autonomous Administration. ...

UNESCO develops a handbook for the protection of journalists in field

BAS News - 2019-07-01 11:21
BAGHDAD (UNESCO) — UNESCO, in partnership with the Iraqi Communication and Media Commission (CMC), and Ministry of Interior (MoI), organized the first roundtable with the media outlets directors, on preparing the handbook to organize the relationship bet ...

UNSC Calls for Implementation of Article 140

BAS News - 2019-06-30 02:07
ERBIL - The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has called for the implementation of article 140 from the Iraqi Constitution, reiterating support for the process. The call was made by a UNSC's delegation who met with Kurdistan Region President Nechirv ...

Training courses for the teachers of Tabqa countryside

SDF Press - 2019-06-29 22:24
Tabqa – The education committee in Tabqa opened earlier this month the second training course for the preparation and rehabilitation of teachers, in order to develop the educational situation. The process of rehabilitation and preparation took place in se ...

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 ...

Kurdistan Region President Arrives in Turkey

BAS News - 2019-06-21 11:36
ERBIL — The President of Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, arrived in Turkey on Friday where he will meet with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The meeting is scheduled for 14:00 (Turkey Time) today. This is Barzani’s first visit to Turke ...

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.” ...

Nûçe Ciwan agency closed once again in Turkey and Bakur Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-06-09 08:37
Nûçe Ciwan agency confirmed in a written statement to have been banned for the 33rd time in Turkey and Bakur Kurdistan. ...

Internet freedom declined in Turkey under Erdoğan

ANF - 2019-06-07 09:00
Internet freedom, said the Freedom House report, “declined in Turkey under the authoritarian tenure of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. ...