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

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. ...
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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. ...

SDF killed one of the most important princes of ISIS

SDF Press - 2019-07-13 00:30
In a security operation launched by the Syrian Democratic forces and the international coalition on the eleventh of June, during which the terrorist “Thabet” one of the most important elements of Daesh in Al-Soar area in the countryside of Deir al-Zour. W ...

Papua New Guinea tribal violence leaves more than 20 dead, mostly women and children

FOX News - 2019-07-11 06:11
More than 20 people -- mostly women and children -- have been killed in days of tribal violence in Papua New Guinea, according to officials. ...

The central laboratory in Raqqa analyzing corrupt materials

SDF Press - 2019-07-09 21:07
Raqqa – After equipping it with modern devices the central laboratory in Raqqa which was opened by the People’s Municipality begins analyzing the corrupt and expired materials after processing it with the latest laboratory equipment. In this regard, the d ...

HDP MPs detained and battered by the police for saying “No war”

ANF - 2019-07-08 21:21
Police attacked the people joining a demonstration in Amed for democracy and against war. Deputies of the HDP are among those battered and detained in the crackdown. ...

Southern intellectuals and politicians: Turkey is replacing ISIS

ANF - 2019-07-08 13:52
Intellectuals and politicians from Southern Kurdistan attending the ISIS forum organized by the NRLS said ISIS has been defeated but the Turkish state is now taking its place with the same goals in mind. ...

Team from the Ministry of Peshmerga participates in a military media training course in Baghdad

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-08 11:16
Ministry of Peshmerga On July 1, 2019, a team of officers from the Ministry of Peshmerga’s Directorate of Media and National Awareness arrived in Baghdad to participated in a 11-day military media training program. This course is being conducted by the C ...

EU to take migrants from Alan Kurdi rescue ship

BBC - 2019-07-08 01:04
Malta takes in 65 people picked up by the ship off Libya, saying they will be sent other EU states. ...

The Kurdish Human Rights Situation Report in June 2019

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2019-07-07 07:22
KMMK: This report on the situation of human rights in June 2019, in the east of Kurdistan is that the working population, human rights, Kurdistan, according to multiple reports, the human rights organization round is collected. It is noted that this repor ...

[PICTURES]: Bombs, IEDs, Explosive Belts Seized from IS Hideout in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-07-04 15:12
ERBIL — Iraqi federal police raided a suspected location in west of Kirkuk province where they discovered a large cache of explosives belonging to the Islamic State (IS). According to a press release by the police, the hideout was located in Abu Sahma ar ...

UK FOREIGN MINISTER HUNT SAYS THE WAY TO DEAL WITH VIOLENCE IS TO UNDERSTAND THE ROOT CAUSES OF PROTESTERS' CONCERNS

Yahoo - 2019-07-04 14:54

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 ...

Iran Threatens to Destroy Israel in 30 Minutes If Attacked by US

BAS News - 2019-07-02 01:19
ERBIL - Iran has threatened to destroy Israel in half an hour only if it is attacked by the US, a senior Iranian parliamentarian said on Monday. According to the semi-official Mehr news agency, as cited by Reuters, the comments were made by Mojtaba Zolno ...

Rojava Conference at the UN human rights session in Geneva

ANF - 2019-06-28 09:05
During the 41st UN Human Rights Council Sessions, a fringe meeting was organised by the Geneva Center for Kurdish Human Rights on the latest situation in Northern Syria. ...

A Changing Coalition, a Changing Threat

The Global Coalition - 2019-06-27 18:20
The Global Coalition’s Co-leads and Political Directors met in Paris on 24-25 June 2019. “The fight against Daesh is not over.” That was the resounding message from senior decision makers when they met in Paris this week. It’s clear that the Coalition ha ...

Panel at UN to discuss human rights in Northern Syria

ANF - 2019-06-27 10:23
A panel called: "Human Rights in Northern Syria" is scheduled for today at the UN building in Geneva as part of the fringe meetings to the UN Human Rights Council Session. ...

European Court of Human Rights found Turkey guilty in KCK case

ANF - 2019-06-20 12:21
The case referred to the arrest en masse of hundreds of elected politicians, activists, human rights defenders in 2009. ...

Event in Denmark for hospital project in Rojava

ANF - 2019-06-10 17:37
Bilen said, “This project is one that showcases the strength, labor, love and struggle of women.” ...

Sulaymaniyah: Japanese-American Professor in Critical Condition after Falling from 7th Floor

BAS News - 2019-06-08 14:36
ERBIL — A Japanese-American professor was severely injured after he fell down from his apartment on the 7th floor in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region. According to a police spokesperson, Peter John was teaching at the American University of Sulaimaniyah, a ...