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Turkey's Syria operation reveals cracks among Erdogan's political foes

Reuters - 2019-11-13 10:25
Turkey's military incursion in Syria has given President Tayyip Erdogan a bump in opinion polls and exposed potential cracks in an informal political alliance that claimed surprise victories over his ruling party in local elections this year. ...

Political Calculation - Folio Weekly

Folioweekly - 2019-11-12 21:40

As Assad Gains Ground, New Syria Peace Talks in Geneva Offer Little Hope for a Political Solution

Foreignpolicy - 2019-11-12 19:38

Kurdistan Presidents Stresses the Importance of “Modernized, Unified” Peshmerga Force

BAS News - 2019-11-12 12:28
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani said developing the Peshmerga forces into a more modernized and better unified army is of significant importance at this stage. “Peshmerga forces should be kept away from internal political competition ...

12 people including 2 journalists detained in İzmir

ANF - 2019-11-12 11:22
The Turkish regime’s political genocide operations have been intensified in line with Turkey’s military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria. ...

Pompeo: Trump to discuss political solution for Syria in meeting with Erdoğan | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-11-12 08:47

HDP co-mayors of Van's İpekyolu district jailed

ANF - 2019-11-11 20:01
The Turkish regime’s political genocide operations against the Kurdish people and their elected representatives have increased. ...

Opinion | A shameful vote cast by an Alabama congressman — Alabama Political Reporter

Alreporter - 2019-11-11 19:16

ENKS, Mazloum Abdi Meet to Discuss Unity in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-11-11 11:12
ERBIL — Delegations from the Kurdistan National Council of Syria (ENKS) and the Democratic Society Movement (TEV-DEM) met in the recent days to discuss the solutions to their disputes and create unity among Syrian Kurdish political forces, an official re ...

Death Row Political Prisoner Taken to IRGC Intelligence Unit

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-11-10 02:01
A death row Syrian Kurdish political prisoner was transferred to the detention centre of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), from Orumiyeh Central Prison on 7 November, as source told the Kurdistan Human… The post Death Row Political Prisoner T ...

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

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-09 21:35

Iraqi PM to Stay in Power: Report

BAS News - 2019-11-09 18:48
ERBIL - Although protests against the Iraqi government have been intensified with demands for the resignation of the premier, several political parties have agreed on keeping PM Adil Abdul Mahdi in power, a report revealed on Saturday. AFP cited two sour ...

29 members of HDP Youth Council arrested in Turkey

ANF - 2019-11-09 15:15
The Turkish regime’s political genocide operations against the HDP has escalated since the launch of Turkey’s genocidal military campaign seeking to invade North and East Syria. ...

Political genocide: 36 people detained in Amed and Istanbul

ANF - 2019-11-09 14:45
Dozens of people are taken into custody across Turkey on daily basis amid a growing wave of mass detentions. ...

Demos continue to paralyze Iraq as political factions look for a way out | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-11-09 02:51

Iraqi Political Parties Meet Try to Resolve The Nationwide Popular Crisis? | Al Bawaba

Albawaba - 2019-11-09 02:51

Two HDP members imprisoned in Kars

ANF - 2019-11-08 20:42
The Turkish regime has accelerated its political genocide operations against the Kurdish people and their elected representatives. ...

22 detained in political genocide operation in Istanbul and Amed

ANF - 2019-11-08 14:20
The Turkish regime has accelerated its political genocide operations against the Kurdish people, their elected representatives and the opposition. ...

Protests Continue To Paralyze Iraq, Political Factions Look For A Way Out - Eurasia Review

Eurasiareview - 2019-11-08 11:36

Co-mayors of Ipekyolu have been taken into custody

ANF - 2019-11-08 10:38
Co-mayors of Ipekyolu Municipality Azim Yacan and Şehsade Kurt were taken into custody within the scope of political genocide operations. ...

The San Diego Union-Tribute: Local Kurdish-Americans are calling for congressional action in Syria

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-08 02:08
They are encouraging senators to impose sanctions on Turkey after their invasions in northern Syria. It’s a memory Sherin Zadah, 24, speaks of fondly. She remembered her father, Ahmad, a Kurdish immigrant, bringing her along to political rallies in her fo ...

Kurdistan Forms Committee to Deal with Iraq's Constitution Amendment

BAS News - 2019-11-07 12:13
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region has formed a special committee to deal with the efforts in Baghdad aiming at constitutional amendment. While protests in Baghdad continue and casualties among protestors increase, some political factions are pushing for an am ...

Presidential Impeachment: A Political Process, Not a Legal One | National Review

Nationalreview - 2019-11-07 09:52

Kurdistan Political Parties Support Demands of Iraqi Protesters | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-11-06 08:29

Led By Donkeys: We are creating political street theatre

Campaignlive - 2019-11-05 14:49

Facebook vs. Twitter on political advertising: Different principles or different economics?

AEI - 2019-11-05 00:03
Facebook and Twitter’s contrasting positions on political advertising are part of competition in the tech marketplace. Either approach could be profitable, but it depends on how users and political actors respond. The post Facebook vs. Twitter on politic ...

NBC News: Trump’s Syria pullout follows years of Kurdish struggle

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-04 22:09
Justice for Kurds Student Ambassador, Shivan Fazil, quoted on NBC News: “They really did feel that this time, they should not be abandoned and betrayed,” political analyst Shivan Fazil said. — The Kurdish expression “No friends but the mountains” has beco ...

Iraqi President Arrives in Erbil to Discuss Emerging Political Challenges

BAS News - 2019-11-04 19:17
ERBIL — Iraqi President Barham Salih arrived on Monday in Erbil where he was received by his Kurdish counterpart, Nechirvan Barzani. BasNews has learned that the Iraqi president is scheduled to meet with Kurdistan President, Prime Minister, Parliament Sp ...

'No friends but the mountains': Trump's Syria pullout follows years of Kurdish struggle

NBC News - 2019-11-04 09:00
"They really did feel that this time, they should not be abandoned and betrayed,” political analyst Shivan Fazil said. ...

Iranian Supreme Leader Reiterates Ban on Negotiations with US

BAS News - 2019-11-03 21:19
ERBIL — Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said his country will not retreat from its policy that blocks any talks with the United States. “One way to block America’s political infiltration is to ban any talks with America. It means Iran will not yield ...

Kurdistan Political Parties to Convene and Discuss Evolving Iraq Situation

BAS News - 2019-11-03 18:46
ERBIL — The political parties in Kurdistan Region are set to meet on Tuesday (5th November) in Erbil to discuss the current situation in Iraq. MP Azad Kurachi confirmed the meeting in a statement made to BasNews, saying that Nechirvan Barzani, the Presid ...

Trustee appointed to Saray municipality

ANF - 2019-11-02 10:20
Saray co-mayor Caziye Duman was taken into custody in the latest police political operation and was replaced by a trustee. ...

Turkey’s Syria offensive is a nationalist political campaign | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-01 14:36

15 women politicians taken into custody in Van

ANF - 2019-11-01 09:28
The new political operation in Van targeted women politicians. 15 women politicians, including Saray Municipality co-mayor Caziye Duman, were detained during house raids in the morning. ...

Three Kurdish Political Prisoners Continues Hunger Strike

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-11-01 02:00
Three Kurdish political are keeping on their hunger strike at Orumiyeh, Yazd and Saqqez prisons, various sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Political prisoners Hassan Rastgari Majd, Ghader Mohammad Zadeh,… The post Three Kurdish Poli ...

It’s too late in campaign season for Facebook to ban political ads, but not fact check them

AEI - 2019-11-01 00:02
There are some famous natural experiments out there, such as the Dutch Hunger Winter study or the Oregon Health Insurance study. Or how about that nighttime satellite photo of North and South Korea showing the benefits of democratic capitalism vs. totali ...

Iraqi Political Factions Agree on Snap Election: Report

BAS News - 2019-10-31 17:57
ERBIL — A number of the major political factions of Iraq convened on Thursday to discuss the ongoing anti-government protests across the country, after which they agreed to hold a snap election. According to media reports, the meeting between Iraqi Presi ...

Facebook strikes right balance in fight over political ads

AEI - 2019-10-31 00:05
Companies like Facebook are ill-equipped to act as arbiters of truth in the marketplace for ideas. Its political ad policy, applied neutrally, represents a principled stand. The post Facebook strikes right balance in fight over political ads appeared fir ...

Disciplinary penalties for 57 prisoners protesting for Rojava

ANF - 2019-10-30 15:47
57 political prisoners detained in İzmir’s Şakran high-security prison were placed in solitary confinement because they protested against the Turkish invasion of northern Syria. ...

Political parties turn to online over outdoors to woo voters over weather fears | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-10-30 15:33

Mustafa Koçak: 47 kilos and fasting for 90 days demanding justice

ANF - 2019-10-30 11:20
Political prisoner Mustafa Koçak has been on hunger strike for 90 days demanding a fair trial. On the 30th day of action he went on deathfast . His mother Zeynep Koçak said, "My son now is 37 kilos." ...

‘Revenge & political pressure’: US House recognizes Armenian genocide and threatens Turkey with new sanctions — RT World News

RT - 2019-10-30 10:34

Political Prisoner Released at End of Sentence

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-10-30 02:01
A Kurdish political prisoner was released from Orumiyeh Central Prison on October 20, following the end of his three years and nine months imprisonment sentence, a source confirmed to the Kurdistan Human… The post Political Prisoner Released at End of Se ...

Iranian Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Shiraz Keeps Political Activist Detained

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-10-30 02:01
A Yasuj-based political activist is “still” being questioned at the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Shiraz known as the No.1 Detention Center,” a source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Mohammad… The post Iranian Ministry of Intel ...

Political Activist Detained Again to Serve Remainder of Imprisonment Sentence

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-10-30 02:00
Political prisoner Saeed Shirzad was arrested at the end of his prison leave and taken to the Rajai Shahr Prison to serve remainder of his imprisonment sentence. Shirzad was detained as his furlough… The post Political Activist Detained Again to Serve Re ...

Turkish Leader’s Political Star Rebounds With Syria Invasion - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-10-29 21:09

Kurdistan Region President Meets with Foreign Minister of Qatar

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-29 20:05
Doha, Qatar, 29 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Jassim Al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar. Both leaders discussed the latest security and political developments in Iraq, Erbil-B ...

Syrian Kurds: A short political history (1918-2019)

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-29 16:49

US briefing: California fires, Baghdadi raid and Facebook political ads | US news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-10-29 12:23

U.S. serviceman: I Regret We Allow Kurdish Genocide — Interview

E-Kurd - 2019-10-29 09:34
Ali Zeid | Ekurd.net Turkish “Peace Spring” military operation, which started on October 9, has made a splash among US policy makers. The president’s decision to withdraw troops from operation area has split the nation’s political elite into two halves. ...

Trump's Mexico deal: a political win, even if it falls short | WEAR

Weartv - 2019-10-29 01:17

Turkey Invades Syria | Economic and Political Weekly

EPW - 2019-10-28 15:30

Killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi gives Trump lifeline amid political battle | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-10-28 10:46

With Baghdadi gone, a political battle is just beginning

Actionnewsnow - 2019-10-28 10:45

Economic crisis, political challenges major factors for Erdoğan’s Syria offensive - analysis | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-10-27 16:29

Barzani, Falih Fayadh Discuss Politics, Security in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-10-27 14:35
ERBIL - Kurdish influential leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Sunday Iraqi National Security Advisor Falih Fayadh in Erbil to discuss the latest political and security developments in Iraq. During the meetin ...

Kurdish Political Prisoner Released After Serving Ten Years Imprisonment Sentence

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-10-27 02:01
A Kurdish political prisoner held at Ardebil Central Prison was released from prison following the end of his ten-year imprisonment sentence, a reliable source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). “Omar… The post Kurdish Political Prisoner Rel ...

Kurdish Political Prisoner in Orumiyeh Deprived From Rights

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-10-27 02:01
A Kurdish political prisoner serving a one-year prison sentence in Orumiyeh prison since March 21, 2019, has been deprived of any leaves, a source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). The… The post Kurdish Political Prisoner in Orumiyeh Depriv ...

Nations, Nationalism, and Non-Nation Political Movements - CounterPunch.org

Counterpunch - 2019-10-26 03:33

FarsNews Agency - Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan Region to Further Broaden Political, Trade Ties

Farsnews - 2019-10-25 21:51

KCK on N. Syria: Impositions cannot be accepted, must be rejected

ANF - 2019-10-25 21:31
The U.S., Russia and all the political powers that are a party to Kurdish genocide will be tried by humanity and history as ‘genocider’, said the KCK. ...

Turkish drone kills two senior PKK members in Iraqi Kurdistan: Asayish

E-Kurd - 2019-10-25 20:45
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Two senior members of the Kurdistan Communities Group (KCK), the political umbrella group that includes the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), were killed while on Mount Azmar overlooking the city of Sulaimani, Iraqi Kur ...

35 Swiss organisations call to join demo in Bern on Saturday

ANF - 2019-10-25 11:33
Swiss institutions and organizations, including political parties and human rights organizations, will protest the occupation attacks and demand the recognition of the autonomous status of North East Syria on Saturday in Bern. ...

All but two Alabama Republican congressmen vote to condemn Trump's Syria exit — Alabama Political Reporter

Alreporter - 2019-10-25 01:07

Will political gaffes be game changers for 2020 presidential election? | KEPR

Keprtv - 2019-10-24 19:20

Syria ceasefire: Trump tries to turn diplomatic catastrophe into political win | US News | Sky News

SKY - 2019-10-24 18:22

AOC Grills Mark Zuckerberg Over Cryptocurrency Plan and Political Ads | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-10-24 17:34

NATO head says he is encouraged by Turkey cease-fire in Syria

The New Mail - 2019-10-24 17:08
NATO’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday he has been encouraged by the pause in Turkey’s offensive against the Kurds in Syria and believes a political solution to the violence in… The post NATO head says he is encouraged by Turkey cease-f ...

Turkey slams U.S. treatment of Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces’ top commander

E-Kurd - 2019-10-24 16:30
ANKARA,— Turkey criticised the United States on Thursday for treating the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as a “legitimate political figure”, underlining continued tensions with Washington despite the end of its offensive in S ...

Overnight Defense: Trump's Syria envoy wasn't consulted on withdrawal | McConnell offers resolution urging Trump to rethink Syria | Diplomat says Ukraine aid was tied to political investigations | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-10-23 09:01

Kurdistan President, UK Envoy Discuss Politics in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-10-22 22:14
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received on Tuesday the UK Ambassador to Iraq Jon Wilks in a farewell visit, during which, they discussed the political affairs in Iraq. Barzani reaffirmed the support of the Kurdistan Region and Kurdi ...

Three more co-mayors of the HDP jailed

ANF - 2019-10-22 19:31
The Turkish regime’s political genocide operations against the Kurdish people and their elected representatives have increased remarkably in parallel with the Turkish military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria. ...

Kurdish female fighters are once again pawns in a bigger political game | Ece Temelkuran | Opinion | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-10-22 17:17

Suspended co-mayor of usurped Diyarbakır Municipality jailed

ANF - 2019-10-22 17:04
With the start of the Turkish invasion of northern Syria on 9 October 2019, the Turkish government has completely shut down the democratic political field and suspended even the most basic rights. ...

Trustees appointed to 4 HDP-run city councils

ANF - 2019-10-22 11:31
The co-mayors of Kayapınar, Bismil, Kocaköy and Erciş district municipalities were taken into custody within the frame of the political genocide operation. ...

Will Hollywood be coaxed to the political middle? | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-10-22 06:50

IRAQI KURDISH PRESIDENT BARZANI SAYS U.S.-LED COALITION PLAYED MAJOR ROLE IN PROTECTING KURDISTAN REGION, APPRECIATION FOR ITS ROLE 'SHOULD NOT BE AFFECTED BY UNDESIRABLE POLITICAL DECISIONS' -STATEMENT

Yahoo - 2019-10-22 06:42

Former Political Prisoner Summoned to Intelligence Office in Kermanshah

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-10-22 02:02
A former political prisoner was summoned by the Kermanshah Intelligence Office by a phone call on 19 October while “no reasons” were provided for the summon. Former political prisoner Danial Darab Khani… The post Former Political Prisoner Summoned to Int ...

Kurdistan Region President Meets with Leaders of Political Parties

KRG-Spain - 2019-10-22 00:04
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 16 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with leaders and representatives of political parties that have seats in the Kurdistan Parliament. The President of the Kurdistan Region called for the meeting to exchange views amon ...

12 people detained amid a curfew in Derik, Mardin

ANF - 2019-10-21 21:17
The Turkish regime continues its political genocide operations against the Kurdish people. ...

President Barzani Receives French Foreign Minister

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-21 19:29
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 17 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani received Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic, Jean-Yves Le Drian. Both leaders discussed Erbil-Baghdad relations, the importance of political and security stab ...

Thirty people remanded in custody in Urfa

ANF - 2019-10-21 11:05
Thirty out of the 54 people taken into custody during political genocide operations in Urfa were remanded in custody. ...

Drastically changing political contour of Middle East - Kashmir Times

Kashmirtimes - 2019-10-21 01:51

Kurdistan Region President Meets with Leaders of Political Parties

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-20 21:53
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 16 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with leaders and representatives of political parties that have seats in the Kurdistan Parliament. The President of the Kurdistan Region called for the meeting to exchange views amo ...

Cairo stepping up political, diplomatic support for Syria’s Kurds - Arab Weekly | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-10-20 15:54

“I and Kirkuk” Published on 2nd ‘Prde Battle’ Anniversary

BAS News - 2019-10-20 14:59
ERBIL — Sponsored by Bas Media Group, Harmin Ahmed published her first book titled “I and Kirkuk” on the second anniversary of Prde Battle. During a large event in Erbil on Saturday, attended by many senior Kurdish political and military officials, Ahmed ...

Iran Intelligence Service Prevents Release of Political Prisoner

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-10-20 03:43
The Sanandaj Intelligence Office obstructed releasing a Kurdish a political prisoner despite the bail warrant of 500 million tomans for the temporary release, a source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). … The post Iran Intelligence Service P ...

Egypt steps up support for Syrian Kurds, increases political pressure on Turkey

Thearabweekly - 2019-10-19 23:45

‘We Syrians are being used as political tools... yet again’ | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-10-19 20:45

Syrian Kurds Call for International Observers to Maintain Ceasefire

BAS News - 2019-10-19 11:17
ERBIL — Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), the political wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), called on the international community to send observers to north east Syria so to maintain the ceasefire agreement and prevent the Turkish continued offens ...

DIARY-Political and General News Events from Oct. 18

Yahoo - 2019-10-18 22:18

Erdogan Just Committed Political Suicide – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-10-18 15:05

HDP-run municipality usurped, elected co-mayor jailed in Hakkari

ANF - 2019-10-18 14:21
The Turkish regime continues its political genocide operations against the Kurdish people in northern Kurdistan amid its ongoing military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria. ...

Nidaa Tounes: Chahed government has become a major political crisis – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-18 13:28

Erdogan accused of waging war from his political ‘death bed’ | Morning Star

Morningstaronline - 2019-10-18 12:09

Kurdish Political Prisoners Warn about ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ in North, East Syria

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-10-18 02:01
Kurdish political inmates detained in the prisons of Orumiyeh, Khoy, Tabriz, and Kashmar published a statement and warned about “ethnic cleansing” in northern Syria in condemnation of the Turkish military’s incursion into… The post Kurdish Political Pris ...

Kurdish political Prisoner Launched Hunger Strike in Yazd Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-10-18 02:01
Kurdish political prisoner went on a hunger strike on 16 October at the central prison in Yazd in protest to the authoritie’s refusal to enforce the order of the Supreme Court regarding… The post Kurdish political Prisoner Launched Hunger Strike in Yazd ...

Would a Democratic president ‘crash’ the economy like Trump predicts?

AEI - 2019-10-18 00:00
Some policies being touted on the Democratic campaign trail might well unnerve investors, but the president also faces political and financial constraints. The post Would a Democratic president ‘crash’ the economy like Trump predicts? appeared first on A ...

Don’t ignore Bolivia’s democratic backsliding

AEI - 2019-10-18 00:00
The challenges to political and economic stability in Bolivia merit the attention of the US and the international community before they deteriorate further. The post Don’t ignore Bolivia’s democratic backsliding appeared first on American Enterprise Inst ...

Andrew Yang’s presidential run might mark Peak UBI in Silicon Valley

AEI - 2019-10-18 00:00
UBI is an elegant idea that wouldn’t look nearly as elegant after the American political machines spit it out the other side. The post Andrew Yang’s presidential run might mark Peak UBI in Silicon Valley appeared first on American Enterprise Institute - ...
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