Breaking News from Kurdistan, Europe and Middle East

“Government and KDP lead the invasion”

“Government and KDP lead the invasion”

ANF - 2019-07-10 14:14
Citizens of Derbendixan said the Kurdistan Regional Government led the invasion and added: “The Turkish state is invading Bashur as per the deal they made with the KDP.” ...
“Government and KDP lead the invasion” - ANF

Turkish state steals thousands of artifacts from Afrin

ANF - 2019-07-18 14:27
The Turkish state has been digging many historic sites in Afrin with construction equipment. Thousands of artifacts have been stolen and taken to Turkey. ...

“People pay the price when Turkey attacks, not the government”

ANF - 2019-07-13 15:03
Citizens from Germiyan said the people pay the price for the Turkish state presence in Bashur and added: “Kurdish administrators are not affected by the attacks, they don’t pay the price. The people do.” ...

New KRG Prime Minister Promises to Strengthen the Region and Introduce Widespread Reforms following Inauguration

KRG-Spain - 2019-07-12 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – The Kurdistan Parliament has confirmed Mr Masrour Barzani’s appointment as Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), together with the ministerial cabinet. Following his inauguration, Prime Minist ...

The Military Council of Tabqa reconcile between Al Walda and Al Bado Clans

SDF Press - 2019-07-11 20:27
Tabqa – The Military Council of Tabqa in coordination with the Military Relations Office of SDF held on Thursday a meeting with elders and dignitaries of the clans Jarniyah town in Tabqa countryside, in order to reconcile Al Walda and Al Bado Clans. The m ...

Turkish state and collaborators protested in Paris

ANF - 2019-07-11 17:01
Kurdistanis commemorated Diyar Xerib and protested the Turkish state and their collaborator KDP in the Parisian suburbs of Villiers-le-Bel. ...

Halabjay: KDP politics is partnering with Turkish state

ANF - 2019-07-10 14:46
Journalist, writer and lawyer Srushah Halabjay attended the ISIS forum in Amude from Southern Kurdistan and protested the KDP’s partnership with the Turkish state. ...

Persistent Problems with the Gray Zone and an Old Way Forward

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-07-09 08:21
When the debate was in full swing several years ago, enthusiasts and skeptics of the gray zone concept generally agreed that the term was ill-defined and “stretched to the breaking point.” Most analysts have since acknowledged the gray zone’s conceptual c ...

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. ...

Bashur intellectuals and politicians: Turkey is replacing ISIS

ANF - 2019-07-08 20:52
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. ...

The Local Administration and Municipalities Committee announces the start of new projects

SDF Press - 2019-07-08 17:29
Raqqa – The Local Administration and Municipalities Committee of the Civil Council in Raqqa announced the completion of the three projects, which it had launched and it included the project of the initial response team, the drainage, and operation of the ...

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. ...

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 ...

Kurdistan Regional Parliament condemns Turkish invasion

ANF - 2019-07-06 15:35
A session held in the Kurdistan Regional Parliament condemned the Turkish state’s invasion attacks against Bashur. ...

Two Kurdish Kolbars were killed and wounded at the border of Hawraman

Kurdpa - 2019-07-05 11:48
Kurdpa Agency: Two Kurdish Kolbars were killed and wounded in one of the border's villages of Nowdeshah by direct firing of government troops. ...

KDP and PUK Almost Agreed on New Governor of Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2019-07-04 12:19
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) have almost reached a final agreement on the post of Kirkuk governor, said a PUK leading member. PUK insists that the new Kirkuk governor should be its member, and KDP contin ...

KNK calls for action against Turkish invasion of South Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-07-03 18:26
Iraq, Kurdistan Region government and Kurdistan Region Parliament are legitimizing the crimes of the Turkish state by remaining silent on the attacks, said the KNK. ...

Turkish state pushes Syrian refugees to prostitution

ANF - 2019-06-22 13:10
The Turkish state is pushing refugees who fled Syria and arrived in Urfa towards prostitution, drug abuse and selling their organs. The refugees who want help from state institutions are told, “Go die in your own country, or do prostitution like others." ...

Crop fires in Iraq and Syria may be start of larger disaster

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-06-17 02:17
In Iraq and Syria, fires are destroying wheat, barley and lentil crops. Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells may be to blame, but other factors should not be ruled out. Rainfall was abundant in the north of both countries over the winter, reaching levels that ...

Turkish state invasion attacks protested in Aleppo

ANF - 2019-06-15 13:53
Hundreds of citizens took to the streets in the neighbourhood of Shexmeqsud in Aleppo and protested the Turkish state’s invasion attacks in a mass march. ...