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KCK decision for Turkish elections: Military activity halted for 24 hours

Waar Media - 2018-06-23 18:57
WAAR-DUHOK: The People’s Defense Central Headquarters Command announced that they are halting military activity for 24 hours for the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections to be held in Turkey on June 24. The statements aid: “The KCK Executive Council ...

PKK Declares 24-hour One-sided Ceasefire With Turkey

BAS News - 2018-06-23 18:53
ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) announced on Saturday a 24-hour one-sided ceasefire during the Turkish national elections. The cessation of military activities starts from 19:00 pm (Erbil time), said an affiliated report. "The Kurdish question in ...

Ahead of Turkey’s snap elections, Erdogan faces three main challenges

Kathimerini - 2018-06-22 18:22
, and a resilient Kurdish voting bloc – combine to stage a real challenge to Turkey’s strongman. The context... based on anti-Kurdish, anti-American, anti-Europe, and anti-Gulen sentiments. This conservative nationalist coalition is a revival of a deeply ...

New York Times: I Am Running for President in Turkey. From My Prison Cell.

Justice for Kurds - 2018-06-22 17:55
EDIRNE, Turkey — Turkey will vote in presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24. I am one of six candidates running for president. I am running from my prison cell. I am writing from a maximum-security prison in Edirne, a city in northwestern Tur ...

I Am Running for President in Turkey. From My Prison Cell.

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-06-22 14:06
I Am Running for President in Turkey. From My Prison Cell. By Selahattin Demirtas Mr. Demirtas is the Peoples’ Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in Turkey. June 20, 2018 EDIRNE, Turkey — Turkey will vote in presidential and parliamentary elections ...

Kurdish-Swedish MP Arrested in Istanbul, Deported to Stockholm

BAS News - 2018-06-21 23:58
ERBIL — Turkish border police on Thursday arrested a Kurdish member of the Swedish parliament after he arrived at Ataturk International Airport as part of a parliamentary group to observe the upcoming Turkish elections. MP Jabbar Amin was denied entry at ...

Demirtaş: One single vote can change many things

Waar Media - 2018-06-19 19:39
WAAR-DUHOK: HDP’s Presidential Candidate Selahattin Demirtaş issued a statement on his Twitter account on the June 24 elections. The messages lawyers for Demirtaş posted today on his Twitter account @hdpdemirtas are as follows: There is a direct relation ...

Turkish Board of Elections denies Demirtaş right to join rallies

Waar Media - 2018-06-17 18:42
WAAR-DUHOK: The Supreme Board of Elections (YSK) has refused a request by jailed Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş to participate in rallies for the June 24 elections personally or via the IT Voice and Image Syste ...

Turkish elections hold in Kurdistan Region

Waar Media - 2018-06-17 13:21
WAAR-DUHOK: A week before Turkey will hold presidential and parliamentary elections in the country, Turkish nationals in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq started to cast their ballots on Sunday. Expats can vote at the consulate general in Erbil or the embas ...

Racist attacks on HDP’s election campaign go on in Turkey

Waar Media - 2018-06-17 13:21
WAAR-DUHOK: Racist attacks on pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party) ahead of the parliamentary and presidential elections on June 24 in Turkey have continued on Sunday. On the İstanbul island of Büyükada, a HDP election st ...

Turkey contests pre-election findings by security watchdog

Kurdistan24 - 2018-06-17 07:35
Young supporters of pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) hold Kurdistan flags as they celebrate the results of Turkey's legislative elections, Diyarbakir, Turkey, June 7, 2015. (Photo: AFP) ...

‘Ik ben een guerrilla, ik huil nooit’

Frederike Geerdink - 2018-06-15 21:49
(Story about the upcoming in elections in Turkey and my experiences in a valley in Southeast Turkey just before I was expelled by the Turkish authorities. Published on 7 October 2015 in Dutch weekly Groene Amsterdammer.) ‘Je had hier gisteren moeten zijn! ...

DR Congo: The Bemba Earthquake

International Crisis Group - 2018-06-15 19:37
The ICC’s acquittal of Jean-Pierre Bemba comes at a critical point in DR Congo elections. President Kabila and his opponents will have to recalibrate strategies ahead of Bemba’s likely return. Outside powers should keep pressing Kabila to stand down and ...

Turkish Constitutional Court rejects Demirtaş’s application for release

Waar Media - 2018-06-14 12:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s Constitutional Court has rejected an application filed by lawyers for jailed presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş for his release during the campaign period for upcoming elections on June 24. His lawyers on May 29 requested a c ...

Turkey’s Election Reinvigorates Debate over Kurdish Demands

International Crisis Group - 2018-06-13 19:32
Ahead of Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections on 24 June, opinion polls suggest a tighter race than many anticipated. The country’s Kurds could be kingmakers, prompting politicians of different stripes to court their votes and opening much-n ...

A jailed Kurdish leader could sway Turkey's elections

The Economist - 2018-06-12 19:09
Demirtas: in jail, but on the campaign trail HUNDREDS of new apartment blocks are rising from the rubble of Nusaybin, a city in Turkey’s Kurdish south-east. The government is doing its best to concrete over the devastation. But traces of the horrific cla ...
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