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US Commission calls for official recognition of Syria’s Autonomous AdministrationNPA Syria - 2021-05-15 17:40
This year’s @USCIRF report on religious freedom in #Syria recommends recognizing the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria as “a legitimate, local government” – language unprecedented for a US government entity. The post US Commission calls fo ...
US Commission on International Religious Freedom Report: Azerbaijan and Turkey Desecrate Armenian Religious Sites • MassisPostMassispost - 2021-05-15 10:17
Turkish gov’t continued to limit religious minorities’ rights in 2020: US report - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-05-15 10:17
Lawyers examine the blood tubes found in a cemetery in AmedANF - 2021-05-13 17:03
Lawyers for Freedom Association (ÖHD) made an examination in Yeniköy Cemetery where locals found filled blood tubes in Bağlar district of Amed. ...
Former military officer jailed on coup charges dies of COVID-19 - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-05-13 13:53
In a secret document, Turkey admitted jailing dozens of journalists while sticking to policy of denial in public - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-05-13 02:23
Suppression of Kurdish language in Turkey is reflection of general intolerance towards Kurds: community leader - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-05-12 21:49
Freedom of expression increasingly curtailed in Kurdistan Region of Iraq - UN reportANF - 2021-05-12 15:23
“The key findings of this report are of serious concern, particularly the behaviour of the security apparatus, the selective application of laws and the lack of compliance with relevant legal procedures and international human rights standards.” ...
25η Μαρτίου: "1821" και "Freedom" τα δύο νέα Airbus Α320neo της Sky express | Defence-point.grDefence Point - 2021-05-12 02:26
EU expresses "concern" about trial of journalists in South KurdistanANF - 2021-05-11 10:53
Criticizing the latest court ruling against journalists and activists in South Kurdistan, the EU issued a statement calling for the respect of rights in many issues, including fair trial and freedom of expression. ...
Lawyers appeal to top court for Öğüt family members killed in Kurdish village fire - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-05-11 06:04
Expelled lawmaker denied letters, news reports in prison sent by his party - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-05-11 06:04
YJA Star guerrillas: We will fight on the basis of the Garê resistanceANF - 2021-05-10 13:11
Speaking about the initiatives launched by the Kurdistan Freedom Guerrilla to defeat the Turkish state's invasion attack on Avashin, Zap and Metina, YJA Star guerrillas said that they would take the Garê resistance as a basis. ...
KRG values ‘robust partnership’ with diplomatic community, reaffirms commitment to freedom of expressionKurdistan24 - 2021-05-09 18:52
Court releases extremist group members who attacked journalist in İstanbul - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-05-09 17:17
DKP / BÖG pays tribute to its martyrsANF - 2021-05-09 11:22
The Revolutionary Communes Party / United Freedom Forces (DKP / BÖG) Central Executive Committee issued a statement within the scope of the “Week of the Immortals”, from 9 to 16 May. ...
Armenian MP Paylan: I will never give up my fight for Turkey’s democratization - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-05-08 06:07
My imprisonment is an act of political vengeance: Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-05-07 17:15
Cafer Şervan: Time for freedom for workersANF - 2021-05-06 18:44
“Democratic and working people of Turkey should expand their organization. We say once again that it is the right time for all workers and democratic circles to unite, said KCK Executive Council Member Cafer Şervan. ...
Freedom Caucus weighs its next move - POLITICOPolitico - 2021-05-06 14:57
Gendarmerie commander responsible for burning down Kurdish village, killing 9, Turkish court says - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-05-06 00:09
“Woman, Life, Freedom” - daily life and social involvement of Kurdish women in Kurdistan and the DiasporaKurdish Studies Krakow,Poland - 2021-05-05 11:43
Guerrilla Zozan reflected the spirit of freedom in her voiceANF - 2021-05-05 09:23
The spirit of freedom lived in the voice of guerrilla Zozan Pelşîn, who fought against ISIS mercenaries for years from Maxmur to Kirkuk. Guerrilla Zozan fell a martyr in Şırnak as a result of a Turkish state attack in June 2018. ...
Rights court fines Turkey over lifting parliamentary immunity of pro-Kurdish MP - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-05-05 07:37
İstanbul mayor faces probe for 'disrespecting' Mehmed the Conqueror - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-05-05 03:48
Police officer jailed over Gülen links dies of cancer after belated release from prison - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-05-04 23:52
Bar association challenges controversial police regulation at top court - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-05-04 21:49
Turkey marked highest number of threats and attacks against women journalists in first quarter of 2021: report - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-05-04 21:49
HTS summons journalist due to writing about press freedom in Syria’s IdlibNPA Syria - 2021-05-04 21:04
The AFP correspondent and a number of his colleagues were beaten while covering joint Turkish-Russian patrols on the M4 Highway, south of #Idlib, in July 2020. The post HTS summons journalist due to writing about press freedom in Syria’s Idlib appeared fi ...
Secretary General: European governments should show stronger political will to protect press freedom - News about the protection of journalism and safety of journalistsCOE - 2021-05-04 19:06
ECtHR finds violation of freedom of expression in case of HDP MP KerestecioğluANF - 2021-05-04 15:37
Parliamentary immunity withdrawn from elected member of National Assembly by constitutional amendment of 20 May 2016 constitutes a violation of freedom of expression, ruled the ECtHR on Tuesday. ...
Yazidis in Shengal protest Turkish occupation offensiveANF - 2021-05-04 14:02
The Kurdistan Freedom Guerrilla resistance has been embraced by the people of Shengal who joined a march to protest the occupation of the Turkish state in the region. ...
300 inmates contract COVID-19 in northwestern Turkey as cases soar nationwide - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-05-04 10:54
On World Press Freedom Day, 10 Rights Groups Call On Iraqi Kurdistan Authorities To Stop Violations Against Journalists | Scoop NewsScoop - 2021-05-04 06:24
Nigerianische Investigativjournalistin Tobore Ovuorie mit dem DW Freedom of Speech Award 2021 ausgezeichnet, Deutsche Welle, Pressemitteilung - lifePRLifepr - 2021-05-04 03:32
Q&A with Omar Mohammed of ‘MOSUL EYE’ blog on the World Press Freedom Day.The Global Coalition - 2021-05-03 17:27
What does World Press Freedom Day mean to you? “Freedom is everything, they might give you everything but take your freedom from you, then, you have lost everything” That’s what my professor told me in my early days in college. Since then, I made sure th ...
World Press Freedom Day 2021: journalist safety toolkit. #BeHeardThe Global Coalition - 2021-05-03 17:27
This year’s UNESCO World Press Freedom Day theme “Information as a Public Good” focusses on the “indisputable importance of verified and reliable information” and exploring what can be done in the production, distribution and reception of content to ensu ...
CFWIJ: Turkey marks the highest number of threats and attacks against journalistsANF - 2021-05-03 15:52
Seven journalists have been killed and violence against female reporters has almost doubled since the beginning of 2021, according to CFWIJ statement on World Press Freedom Day. ...
Mesopotamia Women Journalists Platform: We reiterate journalism promise for friends in prisonANF - 2021-05-03 12:06
Mesopotamia Women Journalists Platform issued a statement on World Press Freedom Day reiterating the journalism promise made to their colleagues resisting in prison. ...
HDP celebrates journalists pursuing truth on World Press Freedom DayANF - 2021-05-03 11:18
Celebrating World Press Freedom Day, the HDP said: "Journalism in Turkey has turned into a profession equivalent to risking death, arrest and unemployment." ...
Today is World Press Freedom DayANF - 2021-05-03 10:28
Today is World Press Freedom Day. 8 journalists and 4 media assistants were killed since 1 January 2021. ...
Concern is growing for three ill prisonersANF - 2021-05-02 08:46
The Freedom for Ill Prisoners Initiative called for the release of prisoners Mehmet Emin Edemen, Fırat Yağmakan and Devrim Ayık whose health situation is worsening. ...
New presidential board to monitor human rights violations from Erdoğan’s palace - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-05-01 06:11
Turkish parliament adopts motion condemning Biden’s genocide statement - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-30 23:38
Far-right MP attacks Armenian lawmaker, threatens with genocide - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-30 16:46
MÖP: People should raise the struggle for freedom and democracy on May DayANF - 2021-04-30 10:40
MÖP celebrated Workers’ Day with a statement saying: "All peoples should raise the struggle for freedom, democracy and equality together on May 1." ...
Biden Administration Shifts Focus Away from International Religious Freedom | PersecutionPersecution - 2021-04-29 21:36
Turkish authorities must cease all actions aimed at criminalizing independent reporting: Council of Europe - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-29 21:36
RSF condemns ‘political and judicial persecution’ of exiled journalist Dündar - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-29 21:36
Critics blacklisted and threatened by Turkish government supporters on Clubhouse - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-29 21:36
Top court upholds sentence given to jailed Kurdish politician Demirtaş - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-29 20:46
Erdoğan criticizes opposition, using ethnic and religious slur - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-29 06:15
Jailed former MP faces 5 more years in prison over his ‘justice watch’ - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-28 22:05
Rights organization files criminal complaint against far-right MP who threatened Turkish-Armenian lawmaker with genocide - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-28 21:37
Kurdish politicians go on trial in Turkey over 2014 Kobani protests - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-28 02:03
The Voice of Germany: Keye Katcher vs. Juan Geck: "Freedom" ⋆ Nürnberger BlattNuernberger Blatt - 2021-04-28 01:15
KCK calls for worldwide resistance against Turkish invasion of South KurdistanANF - 2021-04-25 16:28
KCK warns that the Turkish state aims at subjecting the Kurds to genocide by eliminating the freedom forces not only in South Kurdistan but also in all other parts of Kurdistan. ...
Heavy clashes in Mamreşo HillANF - 2021-04-25 09:16
Heavy clashes between the Kurdistan Freedom Guerilla and the invading Turkish army are taking place in Mamreşo Hill in Avashin. Casualties among Turkish troops. ...
Conviction of Kurdish writer Gulgeş Deryaspî must be overturned: PEN International - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-22 21:38
Female journalists celebrate 123-year-old Kurdish press traditionANF - 2021-04-22 14:35
Mesopotamia Women Journalists Platform celebrated the 123rd anniversary of the Kurdish press and said, "We will continue our claim to turn the 21st century into an age of women's freedom". ...
US government watchdog calls out Syria for religious freedom abuses - Al Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle EastAl Monitor - 2021-04-22 07:32
India should be a ‘Country of Particular Concern’ for Religious Freedom: U.S. Commission - The HinduThehindu - 2021-04-21 22:38
Turkish authorities deny inmate battling cancer for 7 years release from prison - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-21 09:22
Son of jailed former MP calls on top court to prioritize father’s petition - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-21 09:06
Turkish journalist faces 18 years for covering press statement release - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-21 00:25
RSF: Journalism, the vaccine against disinformation, blocked in over 130 countries!ANF - 2021-04-20 11:54
The 2021 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) shows that journalism, the main vaccine against disinformation, is completely or partly blocked in 73% of the 180 countries ranked by the organisation. ...
Freedom of Navigation Report Annual Release - United States Department of StateUnited States Department of State - 2021-04-18 15:11
Turkish prosecutor requests lifting of journalist and MP Şık’s immunity - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-16 01:08
Interior Ministry says no hate speech or crimes against Turkish Armenians occurred during Azerbaijan-Armenia clashes - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-15 11:50
Writer who threatened to massacre neighbors in event of coup attempt was given police protection - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-14 22:18
PM Barzani discusses press freedom with local advocacy group headRûdaw - 2021-04-14 16:56
182 people killed, 371 maltreated, tortured in Turkey in March: report - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-12 22:10
Lawyer Veysi Eski: Violations of rights increasing in Turkish prisonsANF - 2021-04-12 13:53
Lawyer Veysi Eski, member of the Association of Lawyers for Freedom (ÖHD) Prison Commission, said that all legal institutions should oppose the violations of rights in Turkey’s prisons. ...
English PEN launches campaign to send solidarity letters to Turkey’s jailed Kurdish leader - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-12 03:00
ECtHR to announce judgment on jailed author and journalist Altan 4 years after his application - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-11 23:50
Turkey's top court annuls state of emergency decree that closed down media outlets - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-10 21:07
Turkish authorities arrest 6 women’s rights activists in Diyarbakır - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-10 19:02
HPG Air Defense Units hit Turkish base in ÇukurcaANF - 2021-04-10 14:43
The ‘Martyr Delal Forces’ targeted a base of the Turkish army in the countryside of the Hakkari province, northern Kurdistan as part of the “Time for Freedom” campaign. ...
Expelled rights advocate MP Gergerlioğlu was handcuffed in intensive care following an angiogram - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-09 23:31
Press freedom watchdog criticizes suspension of Kurdish reporter in northeast Syria - Al Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle EastAl Monitor - 2021-04-09 20:03
Assyrian priest in Turkey given jail sentence on terror charges - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-08 16:59
Turkish journalists constantly risk their lives, says HDP deputy co-chair - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-07 22:01
Amnesty International report shows Turkish judiciary used anti-terrorism law to silence critics in 2020 - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-07 18:36
Turkey uses terrorism law to silence journalists: RSF - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-07 00:48
Erdoğan ally renews call to shut down Turkey’s top court - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-06 20:18
Dicle Fırat Journalists Association releases press freedom violations reportANF - 2021-04-06 18:22
While more than 100 journalists appeared before the judge in March, journalists were sentenced in various cases. ...
Justice for Kurds statement on the Erbil attack, February 15, 2021Justice for Kurds - 2021-04-05 22:57
Once again our Kurdish friends in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, are paying a high price in their struggle for their freedom and ours. Rockets rained down Monday (February 15) on the city, which remains one of the front lines against barbarism. Th ...
Expelled MP Gergerlioğlu detained by police officer whose alleged acts of torture he raised in parliament - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-05 22:56
ÖHD: Gergerlioğlu's freedom and life are at stakeANF - 2021-04-04 18:05
Lawyers’ association ÖHD criticized the detention of deposed HDP deputy Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu and the abuses during his arrest. ...
Body of Kurdish asylum seeker discovered in Greek refugee detention center - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-04 03:54
Turkish scholar at French university stranded in Istanbul after authorities refuse to return passport - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-03 17:37
The Taste of Freedom, But at What Cost for the Kurds? - Atlantic CouncilAtlanticcouncil - 2021-04-03 17:33
From a cup of tea to footie and the freedom to be who you want to be, Sun readers on what being English means to themThesun - 2021-04-03 15:48
Turkish police detain expelled rights advocate MP Gergerlioğlu - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-03 02:18
Turkish Twitter users commemorate Ankara train station bombing victims and demand justice - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-02 16:07
1.5 million euros awarded to plaintiffs from Turkey by rights court in 2020 - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-02 06:04
Prosecution of murder of Turkish journalist Dink remains unsatisfactory: CPJ - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2021-04-01 17:58
TAJÊ: Êzîdxan remains standing thanks to the HPG and YJA StarANF - 2021-04-01 13:15
"Thanks to the heroism of the freedom fighters, Êzîdxan remains standing and is resisting today. We will not give up our freedom," said Yazidi Women's Freedom Movement. ...