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Scores of high-profile figures from Turkey's Peoples’ Democratic Party arrested | Morning Star

Morningstaronline - 2020-06-30 17:55

HDP: Agricultural workers killed by exploitation and negligence

ANF - 2020-06-28 11:32
Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Labor Commission co-chair deputy Şaziye Köse issued a written statement about the 'accident' in which agricultural workers died in Konya. ...

KDP deploys 3,000 peshmergas to protect Turkish bases

ANF - 2020-06-26 16:48
The ruling KDP (Kurdistan Democratic Party) has deployed 3,000 peshmergas to prevent uprising and protect Turkish bases. ...

Two members of HDP Youth Council detained in Mardin

ANF - 2020-06-23 20:20
The Turkish regime’s political genocide against the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) continues unabated. ...

Justice Democrats: The left flank in Tuesday’s New York primaries

AEI - 2020-06-20 00:02
The Justice Democrats have become a significant presence in Democratic primary contests, reflecting both generational and establishment-insurgent fissures within the party. Tuesday’s primaries will provide some indication of their strength. The post Justi ...

People warmly welcome Democracy March on its way to Bitlis

ANF - 2020-06-17 15:06
The Hakkari leg of the Democracy March launched by the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) left Van to reach Bitlis. ...

Interview with Hisyar Ozsoy of the HDP on COVID-19 and its Consequences in Turkey

Kurdistantribune - 2020-06-17 06:28
Dr. Jeff Miley interviews Dr. Hisyar Ozsoy, Member of Parliament and Co-Spokesperson of International Affairs for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), about the social and political consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in North Kurdistan and the rest of ...

Women protest law which will clear child abusers

ANF - 2020-06-13 19:01
Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Urfa Provincial Women's Council and Free Women's Movement (TJA) activists reacted to the regulation that will grant amnesty to child rapists. ...

HDP deputy Beştaş: We must denounce the AKP as a coup party

ANF - 2020-06-11 11:02
People's Democratic Party (HDP) Group President Meral Danış Beştaş made evaluations regarding the AKP government's political genocide operations and the struggle of the party against it. ...

Turkey: More elected Kurdish MPs and mayors removed from office and jailed

Green Left Weekly - 2020-06-10 19:50
DemocracyPeter BoyleIssue 1268TurkeyPeople's Democratic Party (HDP)local electionsTurkey's war on KurdistanJune 4, 2020In further attacks on democracy by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, two Kurdish MPs – Leyla Güven and Musa Farisoğulları – were ...

Turkey's opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party to hold congress | Foreign Brief

Foreignbrief - 2020-06-10 03:27

HDP presents its 9-point roadmap to promote democracy

ANF - 2020-06-03 11:06
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has presented its highly anticipated roadmap with strategic guidelines against the authoritarian-autocratic state led by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. ...

PJAK releases 6th Congress Final Strategic Document

ANF - 2020-06-02 12:39
On 10 and 11 March 2020, the sixth Congress of the Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK) was held on mountains of Kurdistan with the slogan "Establishing a democratic nation, toward a democratic union of nations in Iran." ...

New investigation against Selahattin Demirtaş

ANF - 2020-05-29 11:49
New investigation against People's Democratic Party's former co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş for saying to prosecutors in his defense that 'they will be held accountable before the judiciary'. ...

Open Letter From Women To Kurdish Leaders

Kurdistantribune - 2020-05-22 00:55
Open Letter from Women to: – Mr. Masoud Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) – Ms. Bese Hozat and Mr. Cemil Bayik, Co-Chairs of the Executive Council of the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) – Mr. Lahur Talabani and Mr. Bafel Talaban ...

What is the Democratic Party’s vision for India? | ORF

Orfonline - 2020-05-21 22:50

Turkish state removes 5 more democratically elected mayors, Peoples Democratic Party warns | Morning Star

Morningstaronline - 2020-05-17 19:12

PES condemns seizure of HDP-run municipalities

ANF - 2020-05-16 17:37
Sergei Stanishev, President of the European Socialists Party (PES), the roof organisation of all social democratic and socialist parties in Europe, condemned the seizure of HDP-run municipalities. ...

DBP: AKP occupies the municipalities it could not win

ANF - 2020-05-15 14:29
The HDP member party DBP said that the seizure of five municipalities today is a result of the AKP/MHP government's attempt to occupy by force those municipalities which it was unable to win through democratic elections. ...

HDP calls for removal of pressures on Kurdish Language Day

ANF - 2020-05-15 13:33
Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) celebrated 15 May, Kurdish Language Day and asked for the pressure on the Kurdish language to be lifted. ...

KDP, PUK trade barbs in parliamentary immunity vote fallout, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2020-05-09 02:11
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) issued dueling statement late on Thursday attacking each other’s conduct during a controversial vote in the Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament ...

KCK accuses KDP of giving Turkey location of PKK fighters killed in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2020-04-18 02:19
QANDIL MOUNTAINS,— The Kurdistan Communities Union (Koma Civaken Kurdistan-KCK) on Friday accused the Barzani clan’s Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) of passing information to the Turkish military that led to a deadly airstrike on a Kurdistan Workers’ Par ...

KDP denies accusation about Turkey-backed Kurdish Roj Peshmerga fighting in Libya

E-Kurd - 2020-04-16 06:35
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Barzani’s The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Wednesday denied an accusation that members of the Roj Peshmerga were fighting in Libya for the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). The denial follow ...

AUDIO: Interview with People's Democratic Party (HDP) MP

Green Left Weekly - 2020-04-14 06:55
FeminismImperialism & warInternational solidarityAlex BainbridgeIssue 1261TurkeyKurdish struggleApril 14, 2020Green Left's Alex Bainbridge traveled to Turkey in February, where he spoke with Hişyar Özsoy, a member of parliament for the pro-Kurdish People' ...

Biden’s impressive comeback

AEI - 2020-04-14 00:03
When Bernie Sanders suspended his presidential campaign this week, Joe Biden became the presumptive Democratic Party nominee, which represents a truly remarkable comeback. The post Biden’s impressive comeback appeared first on American Enterprise Institut ...

Barzani Expresses Condolences on Iraqi Famous Architect Chadirji's Passing

BAS News - 2020-04-12 11:56
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, has expressed condolences on the passing of Iraqi famous architect Rifat Chadirji, believing that it was a loss for all the humanity. "The pass ...

Kurdistan to Remain Safe Haven for All Components: Barzani

BAS News - 2020-04-12 11:56
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region will remain a safe haven for all religious and ethnic components, Kurdish prominent leader and president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, said on Saturday, stressing on preserving "the culture of toler ...

Kurdish Cause Never Dies: Barzani

BAS News - 2020-04-04 01:38
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent political leader, the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party, and the former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, relates the ups and downs in the Kurdish struggle for freedom during the modern history of the Middle E ...

KDP Asayish arrests two PUK cadres in Iraqi Kurdistan: PUK

E-Kurd - 2020-03-26 23:57
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) committee official in Choman’s Qasre sub-district in Iraqi Kurdistan said on Thursday that two of the party’s cadres were arrested by Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Asayish (secur ...

KDP, PUK exchange tit-for-tat statements over ‘spy’ arrest, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2020-03-21 01:22
HEWLÊR/SLEMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) exchanged tit-for-tat statements on Friday accusing each other of wrongdoing after the Erbil Asayish arrested a man who they accused ...

HDP call for alternative Newroz: Let's celebrate on the balconies

ANF - 2020-03-18 09:26
The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) called on people to celebrate Newroz in an alternative way this year, given the coronavirus outbreak emergency. ...

Two-horse race emerges for US Democratic Party presidential nomination

Rûdaw - 2020-03-16 06:11

Foza Yûsif: Assad's statements are political suicide

ANF - 2020-03-07 11:21
Democratic Union Party (PYD) co-chair Board Member Foza Yûsif commented on the latest statements by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad who ignored Kurds saying "in Syria there is not such a question as the Kurdish question." ...

PYD: Turkey needs to be told to stop

ANF - 2020-03-05 10:20
The General Assembly of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) demanded that the Turkish state's crimes against the peoples of North and East Syria "stop" and the occupation ended. ...

Saturday letters: Reduced speeds, fact-checking Trump, ‘affordable’ housing, Democratic party, and City Council | PostIndependent.com

Postindependent - 2020-02-29 14:50

Massoud Barzani criticizes Allawi’s Iraqi government formation approach

E-Kurd - 2020-02-26 17:45
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leader Masoud Barzani said on Tuesday that his party rejected Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi’s approach to forming a new government, calling it a “political ga ...

Syrian Kurdish PYD elects new leaders at the 8th party Congress

E-Kurd - 2020-02-26 15:04
RIMELAN, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish Democratic Union Party ((Partiya Yekîtiya Demokratîk, PYD) in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) elected new co-chairs during its two-day Congress that concluded on Tuesday in the country’s northeast. A total of 600 delegate ...

Iraq’s Sadr warns Massoud Barzani over cooperation with U.S.

E-Kurd - 2020-02-26 11:45
Sadr urges Kurdish opposition leader Shaswar Abdulwahid to continue protests against the ruling elite NAJAF,— Iraq’s Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Monday called on Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP leader Massoud Barzani not to be sympathetic ...

Why Democrats have trouble attacking the democratic socialism of Bernie Sanders

AEI - 2020-02-26 00:36
At the South Carolina debate tonight, Democratic presidential contenders may finally slam Bernie Sanders on his ambitious policy agenda and lifelong support of “democratic socialism.” But they'll have difficulty doing so, because the Democratic party toda ...

Kurdish HDP party holds its 4th Congress in Turkish capital

E-Kurd - 2020-02-23 13:50
ANKARA,— The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) 4th Ordinary Congress opened in Ankara Sports Hall. HDP deputy co-chair Azad Barış delivered the opening speech before the election of the congress presidency. “We are carrying out a very important ...

Messages of Demirtaş, Yüksekdağ and Baluken to the HDP Congress

ANF - 2020-02-23 11:33
The 4th Ordinary Congress of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) is being held in Ankara to elect the co-chairs and central party officials of the HDP. ...

Kurds considering boycotting Iraqi elections, KDP’s Massoud Barzani says

E-Kurd - 2020-02-21 18:35
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leader Massoud Barzani floated the prospect of boycotting federal elections during in an interview with Independent Arabia published on Friday, adding that the approach of the ...

Pro-Ankara Syrian Kurdish ENKS delegation meets Turkish FM

E-Kurd - 2020-02-21 00:38
ANKARA,— A delegation from the pro-Turkey Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS), which is affiliated with Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP party leader Massoud Barzani, on Wednesday met with the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to reportedly ...

HDP's Oluç points out serious negligence in avalanche disaster

ANF - 2020-02-06 12:22
Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Group Vice President Saruhan Oluç held a press conference at the Assembly regarding the avalanche disaster in Van Bahçesaray. ...

Kurdish Language Platform visits parties in Parliament

ANF - 2020-02-05 09:58
The Kurdish Language Platform visited Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in Parliament. The platform was met by HDP co-chairs Pervin Buldan and Sezai Temelli. ...

Gas crisis in Erbil: KDP can’t provide services for the population, PUK official says

E-Kurd - 2020-02-05 09:55
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party (PUK) caucus chair Jamal Hawez said on Tuesday that the statements from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) spokesperson Jutyar Adil have no b ...

Pro-Barzani ENKS to reopen offices in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2020-02-03 18:54
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS), which is affiliated with Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP party leader Massoud Barzani, on Sunday officially announced it would reopen offices as a “gesture of good fa ...

DBP Aydeniz: The AKP wants more war

ANF - 2020-01-25 11:11
Saliha Aydeniz, co-chair of the Democratic Regions Party (DBP), evaluated the war policies of the AKP government in Kurdistan. ...

Taşdemir: More determined in our struggle against isolation

ANF - 2020-01-24 11:15
Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Women's Conference met on 18-19 January ahead of the 4th Ordinary Congress, scheduled for February 23. ...

KDP security forces in Iraqi Kurdistan are same as ISIS: PUK official

E-Kurd - 2020-01-21 02:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Senior member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Politburo Mahmoud Sangawi on Sunday compared the members of a security force (Asayish) affiliated with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) to Islamic State (ISIS ...

Armed attack on HDP office in Beyoğlu, Istanbul

ANF - 2020-01-15 14:17
HDP continues its relentless efforts for democratic politics in response to the attacks, pressures and political genocide operations targeting the party on regular basis. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan government rejects Hezbollah’s Nasrallah claims over Massoud Barzani

E-Kurd - 2020-01-13 13:00
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) spokesperson Jutyar Adil on Sunday has strongly responded to derogatory remarks made by Lebanese Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah about Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) lea ...

Kurdistan Democratic Party Chairman Barzani Discusses Regional Tensions With US Delegation - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2020-01-10 08:57

Barzani Receives US Assistant Secretary of State in Erbil

BAS News - 2020-01-09 14:36
ERBIL — A US delegation led by US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, David Schenker, was received on Thursday by Masoud Barzani, Kurdish prominent leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Erbil. Schenker said du ...

Barzani Warns about Current Fragile Situation in Iraq: Act Responsibly

BAS News - 2020-01-08 01:46
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, has warned about the possibility of further escalation in the tensions in Iraq and the wider region if parties do not act responsibly and immediately. ...

Barzani Congratulates Salahaddin Bahadin on Re-election as KIU Leader

BAS News - 2019-12-29 18:55
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, has congratulated Salahaddin Bahadin on his re-election as the secretary general of the Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU). Barzani, in a phone call with B ...

ENKS refuse to reopen offices in Syrian Kurdistan after permit

E-Kurd - 2019-12-29 12:32
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Syrian Kurdish opposition parties, affiliated with Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP party leader Massoud Barzani, have refused to re-open their offices in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria, citing a lack of ...

HDP Planning Party Congress for Early 2020

BAS News - 2019-12-25 13:20
ERBIL — Pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey is planning to hold its fourth congress early in 2020, media reports said. The fourth party congress is said to be held by the end of February next year, during which new HDP co-chairs will be ...

Turkey detains Kurdish mayor Filiz Buluttekin over suspected links to PKK

E-Kurd - 2019-12-24 02:32
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,—Turkish authorities on Friday detained a mayor from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) due to suspected links to Kurdish militants, a security source said, the latest in a crackdown on mayors from the party ...

Barzani Receives Iraqi Parliament Speaker in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-12-22 14:38
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent political leader and the president of ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Sunday received Iraq’s Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi in Erbil. During the meeting, Barzani and Halbusi discussed a range ...

Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK holds 4th party congress in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-12-21 15:59
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— After nearly a decade the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) kicked off the fourth party congress in Sulaimani on Saturday. The second dominant party in Iraqi Kurdistan Region after the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP ...

Barzani Sends Condolences over Death of Teenage Kurdish Porters

BAS News - 2019-12-21 13:44
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the leader of ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Saturday conveyed condolences over the “tragic” death of two young Kurdish porters in Iranian Kurdistan. Farhad Khosravi, 14, and Azad Khosravi ...

Two Other HDP Co-mayors Dismissed and Detained in Turkey

BAS News - 2019-12-21 13:44
ERBIL — Turkish authorities dismissed and detained two other Kurdish co-mayors form the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) on Friday. Filiz Buluttekin and Cemal Ozdemir, the elected HDP co-mayors of Sur Municipality, were detained on Friday on the grounds o ...

Kurdistan is Home for Coexistence and Brotherhood: Barzani

BAS News - 2019-12-19 19:25
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region is home for coexistence and brotherhood for all components, Kurdish prominent leader and President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, said on Thursday. Barzani made the remarks in a congratulatory message to ...

Barzani, UK Ambassador Discuss Political Challenges in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-12-17 12:52
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Tuesday received the new UK Ambassador to Iraq, Stephen Hickey, in Erbil. During the meeting, Barzani and Hickey discussed the ongoing prote ...

KDP and Gorran Reiterate Support for KRG’s Reform Bill

BAS News - 2019-12-17 12:52
ERBIL — High-level delegations from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) met in Erbil in Tuesday and reiterated support for the reform bill submitted by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). At the end of the meeting, spok ...

KDP and Gorran to Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-12-17 09:44
ERBIL — High-level delegations from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Change Movement (Gorran) are set to meet in Erbil today, 17 December. According to the information obtained by BasNews, KDP politburo will host the meeting. The two major partie ...

Finland's new government facing al-Hol Camp crisis

ANF - 2019-12-16 16:06
Finland’s new five-party coalition government is facing a fresh crisis over a plan to repatriate Finnish ISIS families in the hands of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). ...

Barzani Supports KRG’s Reform Bill

BAS News - 2019-12-14 13:50
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, expressed support for a reform bill the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has submitted to the parliament. During a meeting with KDP’s sub-or ...

KDP Bloc Preparing to Approve Government’s Reform Bill

BAS News - 2019-12-11 09:27
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) bloc at the parliament is laying the ground to help the approval of the reform bill submitted by the government, said a lawmaker. The new cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has been working on an a ...

Barzani, US Special Presidential Envoy Discuss IS in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2019-12-07 13:10
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, received a US delegation led by James Jeffrey, the Special Presidential Envoy to Syria Affairs and the Coalition against Islamic State (IS), du ...

Turkey Arrests Three More HDP Co-mayors

BAS News - 2019-12-07 11:12
ERBIL — Turkish security forces raided different locations on Friday and arrested three co-mayors belonging to the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP). The arrested officials are Yılmaz Şalan, the co-mayor of Muradiye Municipality, Yakup Almaç, t ...

IS Still a Serious Threat to the Region: Barzani

BAS News - 2019-12-05 15:13
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of ruling Kurdistan democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Thursday warned that the Islamic State (IS) is still a serious threat to the security and stability of the entire region despite groups’ def ...

Ahval: Dark days for Kurdish politics, but worse for Turkish – scholar

Justice for Kurds - 2019-12-04 08:32
Turkey’s pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) this month discussed its strategy to counter the Turkish government’s escalated crackdown against Kurdish politicians, as well as October’s military operation in north Syria against Kurdish-controlled t ...

Barzani, ENKS Leadership Discuss Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-12-03 21:09
ERBIL — Kurdistan National Council of Syria (ENKS) leadership met with Kurdish prominent leader and president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Tuesday, discussing the current situation and future of Syrian Kurdistan. Both Barzani and Sao ...

UAE Promises Continued Support to IDPs in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-12-03 13:40
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Tuesday received the United Arab Emirates consul general, Ahmad al-Zaheri, to discuss bilateral ties and latest developments in the region. ...

ENKS Leaders to Meet with Russian Foreign Minister

BAS News - 2019-12-02 16:11
ERBIL — A delegation from the Kurdistan National Council of Syria (ENKS) is set to visit Moscow on Thursday where they will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Kawa Azizi, a leading member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S), ...

Turkey: HDP’s Demirtas Lost Consciousness Behind the Bar

BAS News - 2019-12-02 14:45
ERBIL — The former co-chair of pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, reportedly suffered a critical health problem and was denied transportation to hospital, his lawyer and sister Aygul Demirtas said on Twitter. “Our client an ...

DBP elects new party leadership at the 5th Ordinary Congress

ANF - 2019-11-30 18:32
Today the 5th Ordinary Congress of the Democratic Regions Party (DBP) has taken place in Ankara. Saliha Aydeniz and Keskin Bayındır have been elected new co-chairs of the party. ...

Barzani Receives Renowned Turkish Intellectual Besikci

BAS News - 2019-11-30 12:52
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Saturday received Ismail Besikci, well-known Turkish sociologist. During the meeting, Barzani commended Besikci for his support to the Kurds ...

16,300 members of Turkey’s Kurdish HDP party detained, 3,500 jailed since 2015: deputy

E-Kurd - 2019-11-29 12:00
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— A total of 16,300 members of the Turkey’s Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have been detained while 3,500 others have been sent to jail since 2015, according to HDP deputy Mehmet Rüştü Tiryaki, the Mezopotamya n ...

HDP Renews Call for Early Poll in Turkey

BAS News - 2019-11-27 10:17
ERBIL — The pro-Kurdish Peoples Democratic Party (HDP) on Tuesday renewed a call for early elections in Turkey. Speaking at the party's group meeting, HDP co-chair, Sezai Temelli, said they are fighting for a parliamentary government run by the elected p ...

HDP Temelli reiterated call for early elections

ANF - 2019-11-27 08:55
Peoples Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair, Sezai Temelli, spoke at the party's group meeting on Tuesday. ...

IS Attacks Iraqi Army in Jalawla: Casualties Reported

BAS News - 2019-11-24 22:08
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) insurgents carried out an attack on the Iraqi army in Jalawla, south of Kirkuk, on Sunday night, with casualties reported. Confirming to BasNews, Mahmood Dalo, a Kurdistan Democratic Party's (KDP) representative to the area ...

HDP Calls for Early Elections in Turkey

BAS News - 2019-11-20 15:34
ERBIL — The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) on Wednesday called for an early election to be held in Turkey. The call comes after the Turkish authorities removed 24 HDP mayors across the Kurdish areas of south and southeast Turkey over the pas ...

Iranian Kurdish KDPI party says a deal with Tehran is not ‘impossible’

E-Kurd - 2019-11-18 13:28
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An agreement between Iran and the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP-Iran) is not “impossible”, the party’s leader said, as protests against fuel price hike hit the country. Former General-Secretary of the par ...

Peshmerga not Involved in Security Crackdown against Iraqi Protesters: KDP

BAS News - 2019-11-18 08:51
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces have no role in the security crackdown against the ongoing protests in Baghdad and several other southern provinces of Iraq, said Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). Since early October, thousands of Iraqis have ...

HDP’s Demirtas Receives Progressive Alliance Award 2019

BAS News - 2019-11-17 11:10
ERBIL — Jailed Kurdish political figure and former co-chair of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, was given the Progressive Alliance Award 2019 for “special political courage”. Demirtas’s wife Basak Demirtas received the award on behal ...

Turkey removes four more Kurdish mayors over alleged PKK ties, 24 suspended so far

E-Kurd - 2019-11-16 15:20
ISTANBUL,— Four more elected mayors from Turkey’s main Kurdish party were dismissed on Saturday as part of a widening government crackdown on the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) on suspicion of links with outlawed Kurdish rebels and were repl ...

Turkey replaces four more Kurdish mayors over alleged terror links

Reuters - 2019-11-16 10:07
Turkey removed four more mayors from their posts on Saturday as part of a widening government crackdown against the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), and replaced them with state appointees. ...

Turkey Jails Two HDP Co-mayors

BAS News - 2019-11-12 11:50
ERBIL — Turkish authorities took into custody two more members of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party since last Friday. Shehzade Kurt and Azim Yacan were co-mayors of Van’s İpekyolu district municipality. Turkey accused them of affiliation with th ...

Bucak: National Unity is the way to success

ANF - 2019-11-10 12:11
Kurdistan Democratic Party Northern Kurdistan (PDK-Bakur) chair Sertaç Bucak said that the Turkish state's attack on Rojava is not accepted anywhere in the world ...

Barzani Wishes Peace and Prosperity on Mawlid

BAS News - 2019-11-09 10:37
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) sent a message on Saturday to mark Muslim’s Eid of Mawlid. “On the occasion of the birth of Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him), I send warmest wishes to the Muslims ...

Paramilitaries threats against UUP ahead of Westminster elections

ANF - 2019-11-04 09:49
Loyalist paramilitaries issued threats against the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) trying to force it to withdraw from the Westminster election in north Belfast against Nigel Dodds, deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). ...

Current Situation in Iraq is the Result of 15 Years of Failure: Barzani

BAS News - 2019-11-02 13:40
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, released an official statement on the ongoing crisis in Iraq, saying it is the result of Baghdad’s 15 years of failure. Since early October, hundr ...

Iraq’s Crisis a Result of Incompliance with Constitution: KDP

BAS News - 2019-11-02 11:09
ERBIL - The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) argued on Saturday that the current tensions in Iraq is a result of a lack of compliance with the constitution and implementation of its articles. During a press conference on Saturday, Mahmoud Mohammed ...

War against Terrorism Must Continue, Barzani Says after Killing of IS Leader

BAS News - 2019-10-27 19:06
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, said the the war against terrorism must continue after the killing of Islamic State (IS) top leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Barzani, who previous ...

Yezidis Can Secure Their Rights Through 'Kurdistani Alliance': YDP Leader

BAS News - 2019-10-24 17:19
ERBIL — Leader of the Yezidi Democratic Party (YDP) Haider Shasho believes that the rights of Yezidis could be preserved through the ‘Kurdistani Alliance’ which has collected all factions of the Kurdistan Region to run in a unified front for the upcoming ...

Barzani, UK Envoy Reject Demographic Change in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-10-23 14:35
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and the president of ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, received on Wednesday a UK diplomatic delegation led by country’s ambassador to Iraq Jon Wilks to discuss the latest developments in Syria and ...

PYD Against Russia-Turkey Deal over North Syria Border: Source

BAS News - 2019-10-23 12:50
ERBIL — The Democratic Union Party (PYD), which is the founder of the Kurdish-led self-administration of northern Syria, is against the agreement Russia and Turkey made on Tuesday night over the control of northern Syrian border areas, said a source. Fol ...
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