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Former HDP deputy Hatice Kocaman jailed

ANF - 2021-01-20 17:20
An arrest warrant has been issued for former HDP deputy Hatice Kocaman. She is facing up to 15 years in prison for her work in the Democratic Society Congress (DTK). ...

Vernon Jones on why he is leaving the Democratic Party

Yahoo - 2021-01-20 12:15

Maxmur People's Assembly: KDP is responsible for suspicious deaths

ANF - 2021-01-19 17:06
The Democratic People's Assembly of the Maxmur Refugee Camp revealed that two camp residents suspiciously lost their lives in detention, holding the KDP responsible for these deaths. ...

YPG Spokesperson: We abide by protocols, do not recruit minors

ANF - 2021-01-16 20:56
Nuri Mahmoud pointed out that the special-war-circles affiliated parties exploit the minors' issue to defame the values and principles of the revolution, and the democratic system in Rojava, northeast Syria. ...

Democratic Party history from the year you were born | News | wfmz.com

WFMZ - 2021-01-15 16:18

Turkey to support steps towards conclusion of democratic process in Kyrgyzstan - Foreign Ministry - AKIpress News Agency

Akipress - 2021-01-14 12:09

Berlin vigil in solidarity with hunger strikes in prisons on day 3

ANF - 2021-01-13 18:37
A vigil was initiated on January 11 at Alexanderplatz in Berlin with the call of the European Kurdish Democratic Societies Congress (KCDK-E) for solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike against isolation and rights violations in Imrali and other prisons ...

YPG: "les nostres forces van frustrar els objectius de Turquia sobre Ain Issa, mai no el lliuraríem al govern de Damasc"

KurdisCat - 2021-01-11 06:06
Çia Furat és comandant de les Yekîneyên Parastinê Gel (Unitats de Defensa Popular, YPG) i membre del Comandament General de les Syrian Democratic Forces (Forces Democràtiques Sirianes, SDF). Furat, va confirmar que l'objectiu de Turquia i els seus mercena ...

Democratic Debate 2019: Kamala Harris Interrupts a “Food Fight” | The New Yorker

Newyorker - 2021-01-08 13:01

New Democratic Leader In State House Is Both First Woman And Black Woman To Hold This Top Job

Yahoo - 2021-01-07 23:57

Democratic debate: The global reader's guide -- Meanwhile in America - CNN

CNN - 2021-01-07 10:12

SDF prevent infiltration attempt in Ain Issa

ANF - 2021-01-06 07:17
The Syrian Democratic Forces foiled an infiltration attempt by Turkish-backed jihadists in the village of Muelek on Wednesday night. During the fighting, a vehicle with a mounted DShK machine gun was destroyed. ...

Students protest Erdogan’s ‘anti-democratic’ appointment of new rector to Turkish university

Rûdaw - 2021-01-05 01:50

Obamas, Clintons, Bernie Sanders and AOC to Speak at Democratic National Convention

Yahoo - 2021-01-03 09:20

“We stand with the SDF against occupation attacks”

ANF - 2021-01-02 19:47
Notables of tribes from Aleppo expressed their support for the Syrian Democratic Forces against the occupation attacks of the Turkish army and allied mercenaries. ...

Organized society is the guarantee of communal society

ANF - 2021-01-01 16:25
The Democratic Society Movement (TEV-DEM) has continued its organizational activities with different professional associations in Aleppo's Sheikh Maqsoud and Ashrafiyah neighborhoods in 2020. ...

Kamala Harris: Running mate of US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in 2020 US polls

Yahoo - 2020-12-31 20:45

Les SDF es reuneixen amb la minoria cristiana de Síria: "El nostre objectiu és alliberar la regió"

KurdisCat - 2020-12-30 14:24
Una delegació de comandants de les Syrian Democratic Forces (Forces Democràtiques Sirianes, SDF) va fer una visita de Nadal a les esglésies catòliques siriaces a Hesekê(en àrab Al-Hasakah). A petició del comandant general de les SDF, Mazlum Abdi, una del ...

PIK: Demirtas release pre-condition for any UK-Turkey trade deal

ANF - 2020-12-29 11:58
Former Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtas must be released as a pre-condition of any trade deal signed between Britain and Turkey, Peace in Kurdistan said in a statement. ...

DGB Europe calls for the immediate release of Demirtaş

ANF - 2020-12-29 10:08
The European Democratic Forces Union (DGB) demanded the release of ex-HDP co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ and all political prisoners. ...

Kamala Harris' speech at the Democratic National Convention: Read the full transcript

Yahoo - 2020-12-29 06:41

Kamala Harris speaks about COVID-19 response during Iowa Democratic Party event

Yahoo - 2020-12-27 02:08

"If there is no reaction, Bashur will be invaded completely"

ANF - 2020-12-25 09:45
A member of the KNK and co-chairman of the Democratic People's Front, Kamuran Berwari remarked over Iraqi PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi’s visit to Turkey and said, "If Bashur government does not adopt an attitude, the entire Bashur territory will be occupied." ...

"Urgent action must be taken against Turkey’s attacks"

ANF - 2020-12-24 18:33
Gilo Isa, a member of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Party Central Committee, said that urgent action should be taken against the attacks of the Turkish state. ...

Les forces turques es retiren del front Ayn Isa després de ser refusades per les SDF

KurdisCat - 2020-12-24 16:08
Sense cap suport no de Rússia, que formalment ha de vigilar la zona de contacte al voltant de la carretera M4, ni dels EUA, les Syrian Democratic Forces (Forces Democràtiques Sirianes, SDF) han aconseguit refusar l'atac turc iniciat el 17 de desembre a l' ...

KCK calls for increased struggle against fascism and isolation

ANF - 2020-12-23 19:11
Calling on all democratic forces, especially women and the Kurdish people, to stand up for Leyla Güven, KCK stressed that no problem in Turkey can be solved without an overthrow of this government. ...

One on one with Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff

Yahoo - 2020-12-23 11:56

HDP Hakkari province co-chair Kaya: Support the hunger strike

ANF - 2020-12-22 11:28
Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Hakkari Provincial co-chair Sinan Kaya called on everyone to reclaim and support the action to push for the demands of the prisoners to be met. ...

U.S. political activist Angela Davis says Harris makes Democratic ticket 'more palatable'

Yahoo - 2020-12-22 06:32

Activists from Raqqa and Ain Issa: We stand behind SDF

ANF - 2020-12-21 16:40
More people are expressing their support for the Syrian Democratic Forces amidst the increasingly ongoing attacks of the Turkish state and allied mercenaries against Ain Issa and other regions of North-East Syria. ...

Turkey sentences Kurdish former MP Leyla Guven to 22 years in jail

E-Kurd - 2020-12-21 14:08
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Former lawmaker from the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) on Monday was sentenced by a Turkish court to more than 22 years in jail on “terror-related” charges. Leyla Guven, who was stripped of her parliamentary i ...

European Democratic Lawyers call for release of Aytaç Ünsal

ANF - 2020-12-21 09:29
The AED/EDL (European Democratic Lawyers) issued a statement expressing concern for the new detention of lawyer Aytaç Ünsal. ...

Black Women Formed the Democratic Backbone That Helped Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Win

Yahoo - 2020-12-20 11:16

Berwarî: The Shengal Agreement is perpetuating the ISIS attack

ANF - 2020-12-20 11:08
The co-chair of the Popular Democratic Front, Kamiran Berwarî, criticizes the agreement between the South Kurdish ruling party KDP and the central government in Baghdad on the future of Shengal as a continuation of the Islamic State attacks. ...

Kamala Harris Wore Her “Power Pearls” to the Democratic National Convention

Yahoo - 2020-12-19 20:01

YPJ fighter Hêvî: The Rojava Revolution is the people's hope

ANF - 2020-12-19 11:27
The Rojava revolution is perceived worldwide as a glimmer of hope and is a source of inspiration. YPJ fighter Hewlêr Hêvî said: "We are the army of a people who want to restore the democratic system from the past." ...

Omar: Russia wants to give Ain Issa to the Damascus government

ANF - 2020-12-18 17:53
Russia is putting pressure on SDF to give Ain Issa to the Damascus government, said Amina Omar, Syrian Democratic Council co-chairperson. ...

SDF Commander: We have foiled an occupation attempt in Ain Issa

ANF - 2020-12-18 13:24
Aziz Xerbisan, one of the Syrian Democratic Forces commanders in Ain Issa, said that an invasion attempt has been frustrated and added, "Fighter jets are shelling civilian areas." ...

Ümit Efe: Building the fight for human rights

ANF - 2020-12-18 12:03
As part of the week of human rights, the TIHV organized a rally in Istanbul held despite the heavy police presence. TIHV Istanbul representative Ümit Efe, called for the struggle to be built “for a democratic future and human rights”. ...

Kamala Harris accepts Democratic Party’s VP nomination

Yahoo - 2020-12-18 07:09

Berwari: Shengal agreement is a continuation of ISIS attacks

ANF - 2020-12-17 17:53
Co-chair of the Popular Democratic Front and a member of the Kurdistan National Congress Dr. Kamiran Berwari stated that the agreement signed between the KDP and Baghdad on Shengal is a continuation of ISIS attacks and called for support for Shengal. ...

Joe Biden surges ahead in Democratic presidential race

Kurdistan24 - 2020-12-17 14:32

Hatimoğulları: No matter what they do, the HDP is here to stay!

ANF - 2020-12-17 11:43
HDP Adana MP Tülay Hatimoğulları Oruç spoke of the talks about a ban of the People's Democratic Party and said: "Should you do what you want, the HDP will remain in place." ...

Emine Osê: Turkish attacks on Ayn Issa serious

ANF - 2020-12-16 10:57
Emine Osê, deputy co-chair of the Democratic Autonomous Administration of North-East Syria, said that the Turkish state's attacks on Ayn Issa are serious, planned and approved by Russia. ...

Syrian Kurdish top SDF commander condemns KDP attack on PKK

E-Kurd - 2020-12-16 02:31
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Top commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) General Mazloum Abdi (Kobani) slammed Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) “attack” on the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)” in Duhok ...

Democratic debate winners: voters, campaigns, and democracy

Brookings - 2020-12-15 20:59

DTK co-chair says KDP should return from its mistake

ANF - 2020-12-15 19:29
Democratic Society Congress co-chair Leyla Güven reacted to the KDP, saying;"We see that a Kurdish fratricide may break out at the Turkish government’s request.” ...

Local Matters: Georgia secretary of state orders signature audit for Cobb County; Democratic Party chair weighs in

Yahoo - 2020-12-15 15:26

US hegemony and the Kurds - An interview with Giran Özcan

ANF - 2020-12-14 11:40
Giran Özcan, representative of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) to the United States, speaks about the present situation in the US. ...

KNK: We support the demands of South Kurdistan people

ANF - 2020-12-13 20:50
“We support the demonstrators’ legitimate demands to attain the right to subsistence, service, freedom, a contemporary and honorable life. We hope that these fundamental rights could be achieved in a democratic and peaceful way.” ...

"Nobody can ban the HDP", say the party's co-chairs

ANF - 2020-12-13 11:28
Pervin Buldan, co-chair of the People's Democratic Party (HDP), commented on the demand of the extreme right-wing ultra-nationalist Devlet Bahçeli (MHP) to ban on her party: "Nobody has the strength to close the HDP." ...

Biden to campaign in Georgia for Democratic Senate candidates

Yahoo - 2020-12-13 06:35

Full interview: Senator Kamala Harris, Democratic V.P. nominee, talks with Rachel Maddow

Yahoo - 2020-12-12 09:20

Democratic VP nominee Kamala Harris rallies in Philadelphia

Yahoo - 2020-12-12 06:38

Democratic National Convention: Barack Obama and Kamala Harris cap night 3

Yahoo - 2020-12-12 00:07

Les SDF tanquen un acord amb Rússia i Àssad per establir punts d’observació a prop d’Ain Issa per evitar nous atacs turcs

KurdisCat - 2020-12-11 11:21
Les Syrian Democratic Forces(Forces Democràtiques Sirianes, SDF) ) han arribat a un acord aquesta setmana amb Rússia i el govern sirià per establir tres punts d’observació a prop d’Ain Issa per evitar nous atacs turcs. Riad al-Khalaf, líder del consell m ...

"They want to eliminate Yazidis with the Shengal agreement"

ANF - 2020-12-11 08:23
Responding to the Shengal agreement between Baghdad and Hewler, Shengal Council Officer Neam Bedel and Shengal Democratic Council co-chair Xezal Reşo stated that the achievements of the Yazidi people are meant to be eliminated with this agreement. ...

Statement by Kurdistan Region Presidency of KDP-PUK-Gorran tripartite meeting.

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2020-12-09 21:56
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, December 8, 2020 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani chaired a joint meeting of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), and the Change Movement (Gorran) at the Office of the President ...

Democratic debate highlights: best and most substantive answers of the night - Vox

VOX - 2020-12-09 13:11

Democratic State Senator Outraged At Raid Of Florida COVID Data Scientist Rebekah Jones’ Home

Yahoo - 2020-12-09 09:30

Democratic vice-presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, blasted Trump last year on decision to withdraw from northeast Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2020-12-09 00:38

Erdoğan's New Charm Offensive: Bogus Democratic Reforms :: Middle East Forum

Meforum - 2020-12-05 19:33

Syrian Democratic Forces Selling Oil To Turkey - OpEd - Eurasia Review

Eurasiareview - 2020-12-04 18:59

Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party members subjected to police violence during house raid - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2020-12-03 14:47

The Teflon President Donald J. Trump

E-Kurd - 2020-12-02 22:44
Omar Sindi | Exclusive to Ekurd.net In Western democratic systems when a person runs for political office, the credibility of their past experiences socially and politically is very important. Their experience has to be credible; their recognition is subj ...

Kurdish politicians call for respect for the will of Yazidis

ANF - 2020-12-02 09:07
Politicians made it clear that the KDP (Kurdistan Democratic Party) must respect the will of the Yazidi people, stressing that no one has the right to demolish the administration of that region. ...

Democratic data firm warns Trump may lead in a “landslide” before losing once all ballots counted

Yahoo - 2020-12-02 01:00

At the Democratic National Convention, Biden’s Party Rejects the Conventional Wisdom on How to Beat Trump

Foreignpolicy - 2020-12-01 01:09

Abdi: If Kurds don't get support, ISIS could grow stronger

ANF - 2020-11-30 18:48
The Commander General of Democratic Syrian Forces, Mazlum Abdi said the Kurds felt that they were abandoned by the world despite defeating the ISIS gangs. He warned that ISIS gangs could grow stronger. ...

Shengal Autonomous Council: We reject submission

ANF - 2020-11-30 18:03
Following its extraordinary meeting, the Democratic Autonomous Council of Shengal called on the entire Yazidi community to gather tomorrow in front of the Asayish (Public Security) centers in Shengal, Sinune, Khanasor to confront Iraq's plans. ...

Tribute to Tahir Elçi in Amed: Your dream is our dream

ANF - 2020-11-28 13:59
Five years after the killing Tahir Elçi, at the scene of the crime in the old cental district of Sur, the Amed Bar Association remembered the human rights lawyer: "Your dream of a democratic, free and peaceful life is also our dream.” ...

Bayik: The PKK can provide a peaceful and democratic solution

ANF - 2020-11-27 13:17
Bayik wrote in the French newspaper L’Humanité: "The PKK has a strategy for resolving the Kurdish question peacefully and democratically within the borders of the existing states based on constitutional guarantees. ...

KON-MED commemorates the PKK on its 42nd anniversary

ANF - 2020-11-27 10:16
KON-MED said on the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of the PKK's establishment that "the progressive democratic forces in Europe, should examine closely the democratic solution intention of the PKK.” ...

Erdoğan’s rhetoric shows democratic reforms are a pipe dream, columnist says | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2020-11-27 01:45

Kamala Harris' VP bid brings outpouring of pride among Indian Americans, a growing force in Democratic politics

Yahoo - 2020-11-26 10:57

Democratic Senate hopeful Jon Ossoff of Georgia holds drive-through event to ‘inspire people out to the polls’

Yahoo - 2020-11-25 23:21

Les SDF embosquen una columna de mercenaris turcs a Ayn Issa matant-ne 27 entre ells ex membres de l'Estat Islàmic

KurdisCat - 2020-11-25 22:01
L'emboscada realitzada per les Syrian Democratic Forces (Forces Democràtiques Sirianes, SDF) a primera hora del matí del dimarts 24 de novembre al poble de Mu'alaqah, Ayn Issa, al nord d’Al-Raqqà, va acabar amb 27 mercenaris turcs morts. S’espera que el n ...

The SDF Seeks a Path Toward Durable Stability in North East Syria

The International Crisis Group - 2020-11-25 18:44
A sudden U.S troop pull-out from north east Syria could prompt a humanitarian crisis, an Islamic State resurgence and renewed conflict between Turkey and the Syrian Democratic Forces, especially its Kurdish component. The U.S. should commit to a gradual ...

Two Turks suspected of trafficking held on Lesvos

Kathimerini - 2020-11-25 18:08
Two Turkish nationals, 33 and 35, that were arrested on November 17 on the island of Lesvos say they are members of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). Two Turkish nationals, 33 and 35, that were arrested on November 17 on the island of Lesvo ...

Two Turks suspected on trafficking held on Lesvos

Kathimerini - 2020-11-25 07:47
Two Turkish nationals, 33 and 35, that were arrested on November 17 on the island of Lesvos say they are members of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). Two Turkish nationals, 33 and 35, that were arrested on November 17 on the island of Lesvo ...

Third Committee Approves 7 Drafts on Human Rights in Myanmar, Iran, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as Delegates Denounce ‘Intrusive’ Demands - World | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2020-11-24 20:36

SDF: 18 gang members killed, clashes continue in Ain Issa

ANF - 2020-11-24 16:30
SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) made a statement regarding the attacks of the invading Turkish state and its gangs against Ain Issa, and revealed that 18 gang members, including a former ISIS emir and the leader of the gang, Ismail Aydo, were killed. ...

Graham: Democratic Senate would mean 'end of checks and balances'

Yahoo - 2020-11-24 16:05

Many mercenaries killed in Ayn Issa as attacks continue

ANF - 2020-11-24 08:20
In the village of Mealik in Ayn Issa clashes are taking place between the Turkish state mercenaries and Syrian Democratic Fighters (SDF). Many mercenaries killed. ...

Read: Democratic debate transcript, November 20, 2019

Nbcnews - 2020-11-23 20:28

Five people jailed in DTK investigation in Amed

ANF - 2020-11-23 19:49
Of the 75 people who were detained in the scope of an investigation against the Democratic Society Congress, 5 have been remanded in custody. ...

Shengal Autonomous Assembly warns against a new massacre

ANF - 2020-11-23 17:53
Shengal Democratic Autonomous Assembly (MXDŞ) evaluated the developments following the agreement made by the Baghdad and Hewler governments for Shengal and warned that Shengal is facing a new massacre. ...

State of the Union: 2020 Democratic Candidates' Guests | Time

TIME - 2020-11-23 11:09

Democratic 2020 candidates address LGBTQ forum – as it happened | US news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2020-11-23 11:08

Former Mali president Toure, democratic icon toppled in coup, dies at 72 | Reuters

Reuters - 2020-11-21 08:29

HRW calls on Turkey to release top Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas after four years in detention

E-Kurd - 2020-11-19 22:29
ISTANBUL,— The Turkish government should immediately release from detention Selahattin Demirtas, former co-leader of the opposition Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), in accordance with the 2018 judgment of the European Court of Human Rights, ARTICL ...

10 years after the Arab democratic movement, what are the results?

Econostrum - 2020-11-17 23:05

Political violence and intimidation have no place in a democratic society – US Ambassador to Armenia – Public Radio of Armenia

Armradio - 2020-11-16 09:54

Cihan Erdal and the Fight for a Democratic Progressive Voice in Turkey – MIR

Mironline - 2020-11-16 00:04

Biden’s presidency and Athens’ strategy

Kathimerini - 2020-11-14 23:02
and the political system (with the exception of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party, or HDP ...

Kurdistan Democratic Party urged to pull back from brink of civil war in northern Iraq | Morning Star

Morningstaronline - 2020-11-13 23:26

Kamala Harris Is the Best Storyteller on the Democratic Stage | The New Yorker

Newyorker - 2020-11-13 15:14

Democratic Debate 2019: Kamala Harris Won the Night | The New Yorker

Newyorker - 2020-11-13 01:13

Tuncel: Turkey's prison are internment camps for Kurds

ANF - 2020-11-12 12:42
Former co-chair of the Party of Democratic Regions (DBP), Sebahat Tuncel, has been held hostage in a Turkish prison since 6 November 2016. ...

Kamala Harris at the Democratic Debate: “I Would Like to Speak on the Issue of Race” | The New Yorker

Newyorker - 2020-11-11 19:55
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