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Letter to UK Foreign Secretary on Hasankeyf and the Ilisu Dam

Letter to UK Foreign Secretary on Hasankeyf and the Ilisu Dam

ANF - 2019-08-08 17:02
Peace in Kurdistan Campaign is among the promoters of the initiative. ...
Letter to UK Foreign Secretary on Hasankeyf and the Ilisu Dam - ANF

A report on the Continued Detention of Kurdish Civilians and the Militarisation of Kurdistan Since July

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-08-27 02:01
According to statistics compiled by Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), there has been an intense security crackdown in Kurdistan since July. At least 22 Kurdish civilians and activists have been arrested by… The post A report on the Continued Detenti ...

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign wrote to UK Foreign Minister

ANF - 2019-08-24 08:19
Peace in Kurdistan Campaign has written to UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab about the dismissal of the co-mayors of Diyarbakir, Van and Mardin by the Turkish Ministry of Interior on 19 August 2019. ...

Hasankeyf on Swedish and Finnish media

ANF - 2019-08-17 12:14
Articles in Finland and Sweden media report about the flooding of Hasankeyf by the Turkish state. ...

Water retention in Hasankeyf threatens villagers

ANF - 2019-08-14 16:27
The Ilisu Dam that will flood Hasankeyf has been retaining water, and the levels are starting to reach homes in the Kelekci village. ...

KON-MED calls for protests against Turkish invasion on August 10

ANF - 2019-08-09 13:05
KON-MED called on Kurds and allies to attend marches and rallies on August 10. ...

Calming the Restless Pacific: Violence and Crime on Colombia’s Coast

International Crisis Group - 2019-08-08 17:06
Three years after the FARC peace deal, Colombia’s Pacific region has seen surges of both dissident guerrilla activity and drug-related crime. To better aid this historically neglected area, the state should expand its presence, speed up development proje ...

Kurdish parties hold meeting on “national unity conference”

ANF - 2019-08-08 16:08
Kurdish political parties in North and East Syria met under the lead of the KNK Rojava Committee to discuss a conference on Kurdish national unity. ...

Ilisu Dam: A Critical Juncture – Open Letter to UK Foreign Secretary

Kurdistantribune - 2019-08-08 06:20
Rt. Hon. Dominic Raab MP Foreign Secretary Foreign and Commonwealth Office King Charles Street Whitehall London SW1A 2AH 7 August 2019 Dear Foreign Secretary, The Ilisu Dam: a critical juncture Over the past two decades, we have written to your predecesso ...

Turkey and the US to set up ‘joint operations center’

ANF - 2019-08-07 17:45
The US agreed to set up ‘joint operations center’ with the Turkish regime that has been threatening to launch a new occupation attack against the Kurds in North and East Syria. ...

UK delegation briefing on Hasankeyf

ANF - 2019-08-07 08:26
Julie Ward MEP, Prof. Felix Padel, and Henry Brooks from the UK joined over a hundred local and international activists at Hasankeyf. ...

Turkey’s demand for a Syria buffer zone is about oil, not terror

E-Kurd - 2019-08-02 07:12
Michael Rubin | Washington Examiner Defense Secretary Mark Esper telephoned his Turkish counterpart on July 29 for the first time since formally taking the Pentagon’s helm, and the call did not go well. According to the Turkish read-out of the phone call ...

North Atlantic right whales in crisis - and the people risking lives to save them

BBC - 2019-08-02 01:51
Once hunted to near extinction, North Atlantic right whales are now facing new human threats. ...

Plane lands on road and gets 'pulled over'

BBC - 2019-08-02 00:04
This light aircraft landed on a street in Washington state – and then had the police to answer. ...

Julie Ward MEP sent letter to UK Foreign Secretary on Hasankeyf

ANF - 2019-07-30 08:32
Member of the European Parliament, Julie Ward, sent a letter to UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, urging him to make representations to the Turkish government regarding the threat to Hasankeyf and the negative impacts of the Ilisu Dam. ...

Peace in Kurdistan calls on the UN to act and defend Maxmur

ANF - 2019-07-27 09:00
Peace in Kurdistan Campaign called on the UN, its member states and all its institutions and agencies to fulfil their duties and take action to enforce the law by holding Turkey to account for its actions. ...

UK Foreign Secretary asks parliament to condemn Iranian ‘piracy’

Rûdaw - 2019-07-23 19:37
Iran FM blames Trump for goading UK into situation ...

Successful "Big Jump" actions for Hasankeyf and Tigris River!

ANF - 2019-07-15 09:02
The Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive and the Mesopotamia Ecology Movement issued a statement about the successful day of action for the 12,000 years old site. ...

The Secretary of National Unity Party in Kurdistan Released on Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-07-13 02:00
Farhad Mohammadi, a lawyer and secretary of the National Unity Party in Kurdistan, was released on bail. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that this lawyer was released from Sanandaj… ...