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KDP and PUK to Meet on Monday

BAS News - 2019-09-23 10:37
ERBIL — Delegations from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet on Monday. According to deputy head of PUK’s Erbil office, they will discuss bilateral relations as well as political challenges in K ...

Will Iraq have an uprising after sixteen years of political, social, and economic disillusionment? - Atlantic Council

Atlanticcouncil - 2019-09-23 07:58

Kurdish political parties meeting on Kirkuk postponed

Kurdiu - 2019-09-21 18:44

Unknown Gunmen attack PUK party headquarters in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-09-21 06:37
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) political party was shot at in Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil, which is under the control of KDP party, on Friday night. The head of Erbil police said an “unide ...

75 Fighters graduated from Martyr Salam Raqqa Academy

SDF Press - 2019-09-21 02:21
Raqqa – Martyr Salam Raqqa Academy discharged today Friday with military ceremony its fourth training course under the name “the Martyr Abo Akeed” in the academy headquarter in Raqqa . The course included 75 fighters who received cultural and political le ...

President Barzani Meets Top US Diplomat in Iraq

KRG-Spain - 2019-09-20 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 18 September 2019 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met with the United States Ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Tueller. Latest political developments in Iraq, including talks between Erbil and Baghdad to address outstanding ...

KDP, PUK to Discuss Unified Electoral List in Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-09-19 17:41
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) will discuss a unified list of the Kurdish parties to take part in the upcoming provincial elections in Iraq. The two major Kurdish political parties will explore the pos ...

Kurdistan President, Halbusi Discuss Politics, Security in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-09-19 17:41
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received on Thursday the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi in Erbil to discuss the latest political and security affairs. Barzani and Halbusi, during the meeting, stressed on the importance ...

President Barzani Meets Top US Diplomat in Iraq

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-09-19 13:37
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 18 September 2019 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met with the United States Ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Tueller. Latest political developments in Iraq, including talks between Erbil and Baghdad to address outstandin ...

Algeria’s political impasse: What is next? - Modern Diplomacy

Moderndiplomacy - 2019-09-19 01:59

Iraq’s Future Energy Export Needs Kurdistan: Analysis

BAS News - 2019-09-19 00:53
Following a few years of ups and downs in their relations, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the federal government of Iraq are now closer than ever to reach an agreement and start a new chapter in their political, security, and economic ties. ...

European Parliament to address issue of seized HDP-run cities

ANF - 2019-09-18 07:59
At the request of political groups in the European Parliament, an emergency session was held at the General Assembly on the seizure of the HDP-run municipalities. ...

HDP Karayazı co-mayor taken into custody

ANF - 2019-09-17 15:21
The Turkish regime’s political genocide operations against the Kurdish people and their elected representatives continue increasingly. ...

Mızraklı: The AKP is falling a part every passing day

ANF - 2019-09-17 07:52
The Democracy vigil in Amed against the political coup that led to the appointment of trustees in Amed, Van and Mardin continued reached day 30. ...

Venezuela’s Military Enigma

International Crisis Group - 2019-09-17 06:49
The struggle over Venezuela’s political future will likely turn on the armed forces’ disposition: the top brass could ease or thwart a move away from President Nicolás Maduro. Sponsors of transition talks should include military representatives in the di ...

Why Pakistan Needs a New Strategy for the Pending Political Gulf Crisis | The National Interest

Nationalinterest - 2019-09-17 00:19


Yahoo - 2019-09-17 00:19

Senior KRG officials discuss political, security developments with Lebanese parliamentary delegation

Kurdistan24 - 2019-09-16 18:45

Kurdish political prisoner jailed since 2011 dies in prison

ANF - 2019-09-16 13:26
Kurdish political prisoner Mustafa Akyol, jailed in Ağrı in 2011, has lost his life in prison. ...

Tunisian exit polls suggest shock victory for political outsiders | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-09-16 13:01

HDP delegation led by co-chair Temelli in European tour

ANF - 2019-09-16 09:51
The HDP delegation headed by the party's co-chair Sezai Temelli will hold various meetings in Europe to discuss current issues such as political and regional developments and the appointment of trustees. ...

DTK condemns political lynching of Leyla Güven

ANF - 2019-09-15 08:48
The Democratic Society Congress (DTK) issued a written statement about the political lynching of its co-chair, Leyla Güven, as well as the detention and arrests of other executives. ...

Death Row Political Prisoner Taken to Unknown Location

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-09-13 02:00
A death row Syrian Kurdish political prisoner has been transferred to an unknown location from Iran’s Orumiyeh Central Prison for unspecified reasons, sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). The KHRN… The post Death Row Political Prisoner ...

Seven detained on terrorism charges in İzmir

ANF - 2019-09-12 13:25
The Turkish regime continues with its political genocide operations. ...

Turkey problem with democracy discussed at Swiss Parliament

ANF - 2019-09-12 09:36
Speaking at a conference in the Swiss Parliament, the HDP, CHP and the Swiss Socialist Party deputies, called for international solidarity messages to be sent in view of the political process taking place in Turkey. ...

Parliamentary leadership begins push for new Iraqi Kurdistan constitution

E-Kurd - 2019-09-11 00:12
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Speaker of Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Rewaz Fayaq said on Monday that the legislative leadership is attempting to gather support from the political parties to write a permanent constitution for the Kurdistan Region ...

Erdogan spares no punches to defeat his political opponents - The National

Thenational - 2019-09-10 17:20

Political operation in Van and Istanbul, at least 21 detained

ANF - 2019-09-10 09:53
17 people were detained in Van city centre and in eight boroughs following house raids this morning. Most of the people detained are DTK and HDP members. Four people detained in Istanbul ...

Kurdistan President, UN Envoy Discuss Various Political, Security Affairs

Gulan Media - 2019-09-10 06:06

Kurdistan President, UN Envoy Discuss Various Political, Security Affairs

BAS News - 2019-09-09 22:17
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received on Monday the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, to discuss various political and security issues in Iraq and the region. Barz ...

Turkey’s HDP delegation visits Iraqi Kurdistan, meets with Kurdish officials

E-Kurd - 2019-09-08 17:20
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A high-profile delegation from Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil on Saturday for talks with Kurdistan region’s authorities and political leaders. ...

Women marched in Marseille: "Stand up for Freedom and Change"

ANF - 2019-09-08 13:04
Hundreds of people marched in Marseille led by Kurdish women against the AKP political coup and violence against women. ...

Barzani, HDP Delegation Discuss Kurds in Turkey

BAS News - 2019-09-08 06:25
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent political leader and the president of ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, received on Saturday a high-level delegation of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) at the Barzani Headquarter. The delegation, led b ...

Iraq Currently Unable to Buy Russian Air Defense System: MP

BAS News - 2019-09-08 06:25
ERBIL - Iraq is not currently capable of buying the Russian air defense system as the country is struggling with various economic and political issues, a lawmaker revealed on Saturday. Nasir Harki, a member of the security and defense committee of the Ir ...

Over 40 Kurdish Activists Detained, Interrogated in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-09-08 02:00
The Iranian Ministry of Intelligence has arrested “more than 40 Kurdish activists and civilians” in the cities of Sanandaj, Kamyaran, Marivan, Saqqez, Baneh and Divandarah over the past months for “political and… The post Over 40 Kurdish Activists Detain ...

Elders of Al Anza..We are against any interference that undermines the stability of the region

SDF Press - 2019-09-07 18:39
Raqqa – The Military Council of Raqqa held a meeting with the elders of the Anza clan to discuss the situation and the future of the region, and inform them about the latest political developments. The elders affirmed that they stand by the Syrian Democra ...

Iran Sentences Kurdish Woman to Prison over Alleged Political Activities

Gulan Media - 2019-09-07 17:42

Two people remanded in custody in Lice

ANF - 2019-09-06 17:37
Practices of political genocide against the Kurdish people continue uninterrupted. ...

At least 10 detained in Mersin

ANF - 2019-09-06 16:34
The AKP regime’s political genocide operations against the Kurdish people and the opposition continue increasingly. ...

Preparations underway to write Iraqi Kurdistan constitution: lawmaker

E-Kurd - 2019-09-05 12:59
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament has begun to consult with various political parties to prepare the first steps before writing a constitution for the autonomous Kurdistan region, a parliamentary deputy said on Wednesday. ...

Vigil for Democracy continues in Van

ANF - 2019-09-04 15:49
HDP deputy Şevin Çoşkun said that the trustee practices have turned into a cultural, economic and political genocide. ...

Prisoners in Adana Kürkçüler F-Type Prison attacked with batons

ANF - 2019-09-04 11:31
Political prisoners in Adana Kürkçüler F-Type Prison were attacked by guards with batons. ...

Hong Kong’s Summer of Discontent

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-09-04 03:11
In the summer of 2019, Hong Kong once again plunged into political crisis over a legal issue. Veteran observers across a wide political spectrum characterized it as the worst such episode in Hong Kong in many decades. It was the latest battle in a long-ru ...

Kurdistan political parties to establish a council with Masoud Barzani as chair: KSDP

E-Kurd - 2019-09-03 14:35
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The General Secretary of the Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party (HSK) Muhammad Haji Mahmoud claimed in an interview with Voice of America on Tuesday that Iraqi Kurdistan region’s political parties are set to esta ...

DTK member detained in Amed

ANF - 2019-09-03 13:34
The AKP regime’s political genocide operations against the representatives and members of Kurdish parties continue uninterrupted. ...

Political storm brewing between Turkey’s president and Istanbul mayor - Voice of America | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-09-03 13:09

HDP mayors write to European mayors about trustees

ANF - 2019-09-03 11:47
The three HDP mayors dismissed by the AKP political coup on 19 August, wrote a letter to mayors in Europe about the situation of the cities of Amed, Van and Mardin, after the appointment of trustees and the dismissal of the legitimate mayors. ...

Political blocs agree to form a provincial council of Halabja

Kurdiu - 2019-09-02 19:56

HDP Gülüm: In a country without rule of law, resisting is a right

ANF - 2019-09-02 10:40
HDP Deputy Züleyha Gülüm stated that it is not possible to discuss the AKP political coup on a legal basis and stressed that when there is no law in a country, it is right to resist. ...

Case which ended Turkish-Kurdish peace process not political - former governor | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-09-01 16:00

Prominent Sunni political figure meets with Masoud Barzani in Erbil

Kurdistan24 - 2019-09-01 11:12

HDP calls on CHP, Turkish opposition parties to join 'Democracy Coalition'

Rûdaw - 2019-08-31 14:10
Democracy Coalition seeks political partners to "democratize Turkey" ...

Ousted mayors in Turkey denounce ‘political’ sackings | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-08-31 12:34

After Aden: Navigating Yemen’s New Political Landscape

International Crisis Group - 2019-08-30 22:04
Yemen’s anti-Huthi coalition has begun to splinter, with sharp fighting between Saudi- and Emirati-backed elements in the country’s south. With UN assistance, the Gulf monarchies should urgently broker a ceasefire as a prelude to an expanded peace proces ...

15 people detained in İzmir and Muğla

ANF - 2019-08-30 13:40
Political genocide operations of the AKP regime continue uninterrupted. ...

Two Kurdish Political Prisoners Ended Their Hunger Strike

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-08-30 02:00
Rahmi Turgut and Kamran Darwishi, two Kurdish political prisoners held in Orumiyeh Central Prison, ended their hunger strike on Aug 28, 2019. According to the information obtained by Kurdistan Human Rights Network… The post Two Kurdish Political Prisoner ...

Turkey’s ousted pro-Kurdish mayors denounce ‘political’ sackings

Gulan Media - 2019-08-30 00:05

Turkey’s ousted Kurdish mayors denounce ‘political’ sackings

E-Kurd - 2019-08-29 21:00
ISTANBUL,— Three pro-Kurdish mayors sacked by the Turkish government this month over alleged links to militants lambasted on Thursday a “political putsch” they vowed to challenge in court. The mayors of the eastern Kurdish cities — all members of the pro ...

Political party in Iraq's disputed Kirkuk claims local corruption, posts 'auctioned'

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-29 20:12

Footage from the 11th day of resistance in Amed

ANF - 2019-08-29 19:53
People and political representatives in Amed remain on the streets to reclaim their will. ...

Turkey’s ousted pro-Kurdish mayors denounce ‘political’ sackings

Rûdaw - 2019-08-29 18:38
"We were deprived of the opportunity to serve the people" ...

Three HDP members detained in Suruç

ANF - 2019-08-29 13:51
Political genocide operations continue across the Kurdish region of Turkey. ...

AKP political coup protested in Basel, Montpellier, Den Haag

ANF - 2019-08-29 09:58
Actions against the political coup by the AKP-MHP against the HDP-run municipalities of Amed, Van and Mardin were organised in the cities of Den Haag in the Netherlands, Montpellier in France and Basel in Switzerland. ...

"This is not an appointment, it is a political coup"

ANF - 2019-08-29 09:58
ÖHP lawyer Sevda Aydın resigned from her duty as an auditor to protest the seizure of the municipalities of Amed, Van and Mardin. She said:"As a rights defender, I have to defend my people, as a lawyer I have to say that this is coup, not an appointment." ...

Cologne mayors: Appointment of trustees dangerous move

ANF - 2019-08-29 09:15
The political coup by the AKP that appointed trustees to Amed, Van and Mardin municipalities was protested in Cologne and Marseille. The mayor of Cologne Andreas Wolter said he considers the appointment of trustees dangerous. ...

KRG Minister of Peshmerga meets with UNAMI delegation

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-08-29 01:20
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On August 27, 2019, Shorsh Ismael (KRG Minister of Peshmerga) met with Manoj Masio and Frank Lanaho, political consultants to United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). During the meeting, the Minister of Pesh ...

Five political parties found ‘Kurdish Forces Union’ in NE Syria

ANF - 2019-08-28 16:08
The establishment of the new political entity was announced in Qamishlo. ...

Three politicians detained in Amed

ANF - 2019-08-28 13:25
Political genocide against the Kurdish people and politicians continues increasingly. ...

Six detained after house raids in Suruç

ANF - 2019-08-28 13:13
Political genocide operations continue across the Kurdish region of Turkey. ...

Kurdish Political Prisoner Released after Serving 12 Years in Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-08-28 02:00
Kurdish political prisoner, “Youssef Kakemami”, was released from Tabriz Central Prison after serving 12 years in prison. Youssef Kakemami, a Kurdish political activist, has spent his imprisonment in Mahabad, Orumiyeh and Tabriz… The post Kurdish Politic ...

Yosef Kakami was released from prison

Kurdpa - 2019-08-27 00:22
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish political prisoner from Mahabad has been released from Tabriz Central Prison after completion of his sentence. ...

HDP Youth Council member taken into custody

ANF - 2019-08-26 20:51
Political genocide against the HDP continues. ...

Kurdish politician Selim Sadak detained in Amed

ANF - 2019-08-26 17:36
The AKP regime’s political genocide operations against the Kurdish people and politicians continue increasingly. ...

HDP delegation meets CHP leader and officials

ANF - 2019-08-26 15:01
Representatives of both parties are of the same mind that the appointment of trustees to HDP municipalities is indeed a political coup. ...

Dismissed co-mayor of Van: This is a political coup

ANF - 2019-08-25 11:47
Protests against trustee occupation continued in Van on the sixth day. ...

Turkey’s promising new political party || AW

Thearabweekly - 2019-08-24 20:02

Labour Party leader Corbyn: Turkey should respect human rights

ANF - 2019-08-24 08:19
Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said "arrest of [HDP] political leaders and activists is unacceptable." ...

HDP's report on trustees appointed to usurped municipalities

ANF - 2019-08-23 09:12
HDP urged Turkey’s larger political opposition and the international democratic community to lose no time in acting against this coup and fulfilling their part in leading Turkey back into the path of parliamentary and local democracy and the rule of law. ...

Political operation in Istanbul: 8 taken into custody

ANF - 2019-08-23 08:20
Late last night a police political operation has been carried out in Istanbul against the HDP. At least 8 people have been taken into custody. ...

Martyr Salam Raqqa Academy opens its third session

SDF Press - 2019-08-23 02:53
Al-Raqqa – Martyr Salam Raqqa Academy opened today its third training course on behalf of the martyr Akid, and included / 100 / fighters. The course will last 45 days during which the fighters will receive political, cultural lessons and military training ...

bne IntelliNews - TURKEY INSIGHT: ‘EM hunt switches from yield to safety' as Ankara readies for new political, economic phase

Intellinews - 2019-08-22 21:54

Parliamentary question by Dutch parties on usurped municipalities

ANF - 2019-08-22 15:06
Several political parties and MPs in the Netherlands submitted a written question to the Dutch foreign ministry regarding the AKP-MHP confiscating the Amed, Van and Mardin municipalities. ...

Political earthquake in Turkey: A regime running amok?

Al Monitor - 2019-08-22 07:27

A look inside Turkey’s most promising new political party | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-08-21 21:14

HDP's Temelli: The government should revert its decision

ANF - 2019-08-21 09:30
The HDP co-chair said that the government should revert its decision to appoint trustees to Amed, Mardin and Van municipalities and added that it amounts to a political coup. ...

UN Special Rapporteur says half of Iran’s political prisoners are Kurds

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-21 08:08

Latest Statue of Kurdish Political and Religious Prisoners at Orumiyeh Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-08-21 02:01
One of the five Kurdish political and religious prisoners at the Orumiyeh Central Prison, who have been on hunger strike for about a month, ended his strike yesterday. Four others are still… The post Latest Statue of Kurdish Political and Religious Priso ...

From Berlin to Toronto: No to the AKP policies against Kurds

ANF - 2019-08-20 18:40
From Berlin to Toronto, over the Atlantic, a wave of protest is growing against the latest political coup from the AKP. ...

Kurds almost half of political prisoners in Iran: UN rapporteur

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2019-08-20 14:20

AKP's political coup against HDP condemned in London

ANF - 2019-08-20 12:54
Kurds and their friends in London protested the AKP decision to appoint trustees and replace the HDP co-mayors of Van, Amed and Mardin. ...

Turkish lira nears month low on monetary stimulus, political concerns | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-08-20 12:54

EU: Dismissals and arrests risk damaging local democracy

ANF - 2019-08-20 10:28
The EU reiterated its call for the urgent resumption of a credible political process to achieve a peaceful and sustainable solution. ...

Kurdish Political Prisoner hospitalised at Prison Health Center

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-08-20 02:01
Last night, a Kurdish political prisoner Mostafa Sabzi became unconscious and transferred to the prison Health Center on the 25th day of his hunger strike. He has been on hunger strike since… The post Kurdish Political Prisoner hospitalised at Prison Hea ...

Corruption, Political Deadlock Slow Peru’s Infrastructure Development Progress

Bondsloans - 2019-08-19 21:16

Protest against municipalities seizure growing

ANF - 2019-08-19 17:11
Trade unions, political parties and legal organizations continue to protest the appointment of trustees. ...

Four taken into custody in Dersim

ANF - 2019-08-19 14:10
HDP and DAD executives were detained during a new political operation in Dersim. ...

Political genocide operations in Amed: Several detentions

ANF - 2019-08-19 01:54
Several people, including DBP Central Executive Committee Member Sevim Bicici, have been detained in midnight house raids in Amed. ...

Kurds almost half of political prisoners in Iran: UN rapporteur

E-Kurd - 2019-08-18 22:14
NEW YORK,— A newly circulated United Nations report on Iran has noted that nearly half of the country’s political prisoners are ethnic Kurds and that they are executed at a disproportionately higher rate than other ethnic groups. In a report submitted on ...

Political genocide continues in Mardin and Şırnak: 29 detained

ANF - 2019-08-18 15:40
The number of detainees in operations ongoing in Mardin and Şırnak since August 15 has risen to 29. ...

Turkish Supreme Court says accusations of political influence are unjust | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-08-18 12:40

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