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AEI - 2020-07-09 02:18
1. Quotation of the Day I is from Thomas Sowell: Any politician, of any race or party, who fights against charter schools that give many black youngsters their one shot at a decent life does not deserve the vote of anybody who really believes that black l ...

Signature campaign for justice for Hevrin Khalaf

ANF - 2020-07-07 16:02
"The Security Council must take action and put an end to Turkish expansion within the Syrian territories and investigate the assassination of the politician Hevrin Khalaf by a special committee and forward her file to the International Criminal Court." ...

Tortured Kurdish politician jailed after 10 days in custody

ANF - 2020-07-07 15:25
Kurdish politician and activist Rojbin Çetin was imprisoned after 10 days in custody. ...

Detention period of tortured Kurdish politician extended

ANF - 2020-07-04 17:40
Detention period of Kurdish activist extended for another 4 days. ...

Kurdish politician sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison

ANF - 2020-07-03 15:15
The Turkish regime’s political genocide against the Kurdish people continues unabated. ...

Intra-Kurdish Talks In Syria So Far Fail To Bring Unity Among Parties - Kurdish Politician - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2020-07-01 12:39

PYD Might Consider Allying With Damascus Only If US Forces Withdraw - Kurdish Politician - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2020-07-01 10:18

Kurdish politician survives assassination attempt in the Netherlands – Balochwarna News

Balochwarna - 2020-06-26 10:59

Syrian Kurdish politician blames Turkey for crimes in Afrin | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2020-06-25 18:20

Anti-Armenian Turkish politician elected President of 75th UN General Assembly

NEWS - 2020-06-19 23:48

Jailing Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas violated rights, Top Turkey court says

E-Kurd - 2020-06-19 18:56
ANKARA,— The long detention of top Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas is a violation of his rights, a top Turkish court ruled in a decision published on Friday. Demirtas, a former presidential candidate and persistent thorn in the side of Turkish Pres ...

Jelpke: Turkey is de facto the air force of the ISIS

ANF - 2020-06-15 15:05
German politician Ulla Jelpke calls for participation in the protests against the Turkish attacks on Southern Kurdistan and calls Turkey the de facto "Air Force of the ISIS". ...

Sihanok Dibo: The Turkish state tries to encircle Egypt

ANF - 2020-06-14 18:26
The Egypt representative of the MSD, Sihanok Dibo, analyses Turkey's North Africa strategy in conversation with journalist Ersin Çaksu. The Muslim Brotherhood serves as a neo-Ottoman instrument of power against secular governments, the politician says. ...

The Islamic republic of Iran Is now the world`s largest prisons for journalists and also the world`s top executioner.

Roji Kurd - 2020-06-14 02:23
By: Bahozikurdistan sarvin Freedom of press and freedom of speech are among the most important pillars of democracy in any countries leading to the adjustment and correction of the politician and totalitarian system erroneous decision. In contrast totalit ...

HDP not part of opposition alliance, says jailed Kurdish politician Demirtaş | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2020-06-13 16:48

An armchair politician – Mysuru Today

- 2020-06-13 13:40

Veteran Kurdish politician released after... |

Rûdaw - 2020-06-10 13:50

Leyla Güven released from prison - NEW

ANF - 2020-06-10 00:15
Kurdish politician Leyla Güven who was imprisoned on June 4, has been released from prison Tuesday evening. ...

Calls grow for immediate release of Kurdish politician Leyla Guven | Morning Star

Morningstaronline - 2020-06-09 01:01

RG's Role As TV Anchor Underscores An Armchair Politician

NDTV - 2020-06-06 14:29

Turkish prison officials censoring Kurdish politician Demirtaş’s letters, says wife | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2020-06-04 02:05

Dismissed mayor of Çaldıran threatened with death

ANF - 2020-05-28 14:46
HDP politician Faruk Demir, deposed mayor of the Çaldıran district in Van, receives death threats on the social media. ...

Appeal against the release of Kurdish politician Alınak

ANF - 2020-05-14 21:27
One day after the release of the Kurdish politician Mahmut Alinak from prison to house arrest, the public prosecutor's office in Kars appealed against the lifting of the arrest warrant. ...

IGFM calls for the release of HDP politician Gülser Yildirim

ANF - 2020-05-14 11:04
The International Society for Human Rights (IGFM) has asked Turkish President Erdogan to release Kurdish politician Gülser Yildirim. ...

Kurdish politician Alınak released from prison

ANF - 2020-05-13 15:45
Alınak has been released after three months of imprisonment. ...

Kurdish Politician Fuad Hussein May Become New Iraqi Foreign Minister - Reports - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2020-05-08 20:41

Prominent Kurdish politician from Berlin passes away at 78

Gulan Media - 2020-05-05 21:42

Yüksekdağ calls for strengthened unity and fraternity

ANF - 2020-05-04 09:06
Figen Yüksekdağ, a politician in prison and former co-chair of the HDP, calls for more responsibility in the corona crisis: "In these difficult times, solidarity and fraternity must be strengthened.” ...

Hediye Yusif: The MIT is behind the attack in Afrin

ANF - 2020-05-03 14:21
According to Kurdish politician Hediye Yusif, the Turkish secret service is behind the devastating bomb attack in Afrin, which killed more than forty people in late April. ...

Kurdish politician Demirtaş’s life at risk behind bars due to coronavirus, says his wife - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2020-04-24 19:22

Recognition of Armenian Genocide Is 'Moral Responsibility' of Jewish State, Says Top Israeli Politician | Jewish & Israel News

Algemeiner - 2020-04-24 18:22

Turkish court rejects Kurdish politician Demirtaş’s appeal for release | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2020-04-18 22:21

Ilham Ehmed: The WHO must act immediately for NE Syria

ANF - 2020-04-16 14:37
Kurdish politician Ilham Ehmed of the MSD calls for support from the WHO for the prevention of the Covid-19 pandemic in northeast Syria. ...

Court rejects request for the release of Mızraklı

ANF - 2020-04-14 18:55
A Turkish court in Amed has rejected the application for release of the deposed mayor Adnan Selçuk Mızraklı. The politician suffers from a chronic heart disease. ...

Beştaş: 200,000 people are left to die in prison

ANF - 2020-04-13 16:52
"People no longer know whether they should protect themselves from the virus or from fascism," says HDP politician Meral Danış Beştaş on the fiasco of Turkish government policy in the Corona crisis. ...

Muslim: We’ll defeat this disease as we have defeated ISIS

ANF - 2020-04-12 13:29
The world powers have produced weapons and waged wars, but they have neglected the health of the people, said PYD politician Salih Muslim who sent his condolences to the people of Europe for the deaths caused by Coronavirus pandemic. ...

Kurdish politician Siracettin Kayran dies in Heilbronn

ANF - 2020-04-10 15:36
For many years Siracettin Kayran was active in the Kurdish freedom movement as a politician. In a hospital in Heilbronn he now died of an illness. ...

HDP’s Beştaş: Death from Covid-19 has begun in prisons

ANF - 2020-04-08 16:57
The first Coronavirus related death in prison has been reported in Turkey. HDP politician Meral Danış Beştaş accuses the government of paving the way for mass murder with the planned amendment of the prison law. ...

President of Artsakh offers condolences over death of French politician Patrick Devedjian | ARMENPRESS Armenian News Agency

Armenpress - 2020-04-06 01:08

Court rejects request for the release of Figen Yüksekdağ

ANF - 2020-04-04 16:43
A court in Ankara has rejected the application for release from prison of former HDP co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ. The judges could not find any evidence that the politician's life is threatened in prison by the Corona pandemic. ...

Lawyers of Demirtaş apply for his release from prison

ANF - 2020-04-03 17:36
The lawyers of Selahattin Demirtaş have requested the suspension of the arrest warrant. The 46-year-old politician suffers from hypertension and sleep apnea syndrome. He thus belongs to a risk group for Covid-19. ...

Artsakh President sends condolences on death of French politician Patrick Devedjian - - Hot news from Armenia

Aysor - 2020-04-03 14:27

Hediye Yusif: We have mobilized all our means

ANF - 2020-03-26 15:46
In Rojava, the people have to defend themselves against the continuing attacks of the Turkish state and at the same time fight against the Corona pandemic. PYD politician Hediye Yusif explains the situation on the ground. ...

Effects of the corona crisis on women

ANF - 2020-03-25 20:56
HDP politician Ayşe Acar Başaran warns of an increase in violence against women during the corona crisis and calls for protective measures for women. ...

German MP Jelpke: There should be no new deal with Erdoğan

ANF - 2020-03-17 18:59
Turkey wants a new edition of the refugee agreement with the EU. But a new deal with the "megalomaniac ruler" would be the absolute low point of European refugee policy, says German left-wing politician Ulla Jelpke. ...

Trump called Pelosi a 'third-rate politician' during Syria meeting, top Democrats say | TheHill

Thehill - 2020-03-12 22:36

Up to 22 years imprisonment sought for mayor of Sur

ANF - 2020-03-10 18:37
The trial against the imprisoned and subsequently deposed co-mayor of Sur, Cemal Özdemir, has been opened in Amed. The public prosecutor's office is demanding up to 22 years imprisonment for the politician in the fake terror trial. ...

Former Deputy Prime Minister founds new party in Turkey

ANF - 2020-03-09 17:32
Former AKP politician Ali Babacan has applied to the Turkish Ministry of the Interior for the approval of the new DEVA party. ...

Allawi fails to form government, calls for protests to continue

ANF - 2020-03-02 15:16
Independent politician Mohammed Allawi, who was charged with forming a new government in Iraq after the Prime Minister resigned, has failed. He announced his withdrawal and called on the protest movement to continue to fight for their rights. ...

Elderly mother of Kurdish politician injured during police raid on home - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2020-02-18 22:03

HDP condemns arrest of Kurdish politician and writer Mahmut Alıak

ANF - 2020-02-18 20:37
The HDP issued a statement to condemn the arrest, for the tenth time, of Kurdish politician and writer Mahmut Alıak. The HDP demanded that the "political genocide operations be terminated". ...

Kurdish politician Mahmut Alinak jailed

ANF - 2020-02-17 17:43
Kurdish politician and writer Mahmut Alinak has been imprisoned in the Kars province. He is accused of membership to a terrorist organisation. ...

Kurdish politician acquitted of terrorism charges that led to his removal from office

Thelondonpost - 2020-02-15 22:16

Aldar Xelîl: Syrian regime’s willingness for dialogue is positive

ANF - 2020-02-13 16:36
Kurdish politician Aldar Xelîl of TEV-DEM explains that the Syrian government has signaled a willingness to engage in dialogue through Russian mediation. There are no concrete results yet, but the willingness to talk is a positive step, he says. ...

Marielle Franco murder: Suspect shot dead by police

BBC - 2020-02-10 01:05
Adriano da Nóbrega was suspected of murdering prominent politician Marielle Franco in 2018. ...

Turkey-backed rebels accused of killing Kurdish politician | Mena – Gulf News

Gulfnews - 2020-02-07 01:14

Tampa Politician Can’t Brush off Anti-Semitic Comment - The National Center

Nationalcenter - 2020-02-01 07:06

Four people including a DBP politician detained in Ankara

ANF - 2020-01-31 20:05
The political genocide operations of the Turkish regime continue increasingly. ...

Future Party spokesman says Kurdish leader Demirtaş not a pro-peace politician | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2020-01-29 16:39

HDP's Oluç: Government engages in separatism even in earthquakes

ANF - 2020-01-27 17:37
The Turkish government is refusing aid deliveries from Kurdish municipalities to the earthquake victims in Elazığ. HDP politician Saruhan Oluç criticises the procedure as political instrumentalisation and speaks of separatism. ...

Emilia Romagna says 'No' to right wing Salvini

ANF - 2020-01-27 09:37
The "Red Region" as Emilia Romagna was traditionally known, dealt a blow to right wing politician Matteo Salvini. ...

Hundreds protest against Guaido visit in Madrid

ANF - 2020-01-26 08:28
Hundreds protest in Madrid against visit by opposition and US-backed Venezuelan politician. ...

Istanbul Mayor Rejects Criticism over Sales of Jailed Kurdish Politician’s Books - The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

Mirrorspectator - 2020-01-23 22:01

Murder of Syrian politician highlights risk for minorities

Cruxnow - 2020-01-22 19:35

Hamdan al-Abid: Turkey exports terror

ANF - 2020-01-20 15:52
The leading North Syrian politician Hamdan al-Abid warns against the Turkish export of terror to the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. ...

Journalist released on bail for second time following lawsuits from former Iraqi politician |

Rûdaw - 2020-01-19 23:27

Kurdish female politician, who worked to unite Christians, Arabs, Kurds, executed in Syria - The Christian Post

Christianpost - 2020-01-19 10:38

Court in Stuttgart sentences Salih K. to 3 years in prison

ANF - 2020-01-16 14:21
Kurdish politician Salih K., who is on trial in Stuttgart, was sentenced to 3 years in prison. ...

Istanbul mayor rejects criticism over sales of jailed Kurdish politician’s books | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2020-01-15 14:11

Report: Syria Kurdish politician executed by Turkey-backed militia – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2020-01-14 14:38

Syrian-Kurdish politician was executed by Turkey-backed forces, new evidence suggests | Morning Star

Morningstaronline - 2020-01-13 19:46

Stuttgart: Prison sentence sought against Kurdish politician

ANF - 2020-01-11 15:55
In the Stuttgart trial against the Kurdish politician Salih K., the public prosecutor's office demands a prison sentence of three years and six months. The verdict of the Stuttgart Higher Regional Court will be announced on January 15. ...

Kurdish Politician Says No Injuries In Iran Strikes In Erbil, Doubts New Attacks To Follow - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2020-01-08 22:40

Trial against Selahattin Demirtaş resumed

ANF - 2020-01-08 01:46
In Ankara, the trial of former HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has been resumed. The Kurdish politician accused the Turkish President Erdoğan of destroying the constitutional order. ...

"Racism is racism everywhere"

ANF - 2019-12-25 09:59
Ecevit Emre, a member of the Left Party politician and member of the Faith Council of the Federation of Alevi Associations in Wiesloch, Baden-Württemberg, was attacked last Sunday. ...

EP delegation arrives at Qamishlo

ANF - 2019-12-22 17:38
A delegation of the European Parliament chaired by the Austrian politician Andreas Schieder has arrived in Rojava. The delegation wants to examine the situation on the spot after the Turkish invasion. ...

German MP Hahn: End the criminalisation of Kurdish symbols

ANF - 2019-12-21 16:46
The German politician said that the diffuse right-wing position in dealing with the flag of Rojava restricts numerous people in their freedom of opinion and assembly. ...

Former Syrian opposition leader becomes Turkish opposition politician | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-12-20 13:26

Jailed Kurdish politician Demirtaş refuses to call for release citing gov’t plot | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-12-17 03:47

Iraqi protesters reject possible nominee of Mohammed Shia’ Al Sudani for PM

E-Kurd - 2019-12-15 10:50
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi protesters have rejected an apparent bid by Iran-aligned groups to nominate a politician for the country’s premiership close to two weeks after Adel Abdul Mahdi submitted his resignation amid deadly unrest. National anti-corruption demons ...

Dutch voters go to the polls; early indications show poor performance for anti-Islam politician | Stock Daily Dish

Stockdailydish - 2019-12-13 06:50

Kurdish politician denied medical care for a week despite loss of consciousness - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2019-12-04 09:45

Medical check for jailed Kurdish politician Demirtaş a week after collapse | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-12-03 15:53

Turkey denies medical treatment to jailed Kurdish politician Demirtaş, his lawyer says | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-12-02 20:29

Two awards for late murdered Kurdish politician Hevrin Xelef

ANF - 2019-12-02 08:09
Two awards were given in Italy to the late Kurdish woman politician Hevrin Xelef, who was brutally murdered by Turkish state-linked mercenaries. ...

Asylum file of Leyla Birlik at Turkish secret service

ANF - 2019-11-25 16:42
Among the documents confiscated by the Turkish secret service during the arrest of the lawyer of the German Embassy in Ankara is the asylum file of the Kurdish politician Leyla Birlik. ...

Turkey collects information on exiled Kurdish politician after German embassy lawyer detention | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-25 15:30

′You are a racist,′ Germans tell AfD politician | Germany| News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 24.10.2019

DW - 2019-11-23 06:42

Women's Council condemns brutal attack on female politician

ANF - 2019-11-22 20:57
The Syrian Women's Council condemned the savage attack on politician Lina Abdulvahab as an "inhuman and treacherous attack" and called on international women's organisations to take action. ...

Trump Officials Meet With Libyan Politician Aligned With Opposition ‘Strongman’ In Potential Policy Shift - Defense One

Defenseone - 2019-11-22 17:26

Kurdish politician Eskicioğlu died of a heart attack in prison

ANF - 2019-11-21 07:59
Jailed Kurdish politician Hasan Eskicioğlu lost his life as a result of a heart attack. ...

Kongra Star dedicated 25 November to three revolutionary women

ANF - 2019-11-20 11:29
Kongra Star has decided to dedicate the activities to be carried out between 25 November and 10 December to YPJ Amara, woman politician Hevrin Xelef and mother Aqide. ...

Lawyers seek Kurdish politician Demirtas' release from ...

Trust - 2019-11-19 23:23

Jailed Kurdish politician Demirtaş: 'We continue our struggle together with all opposition' | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-18 22:48

Kurdish politician, 10 others killed by 'Turkish-backed militia', SDF claims - KOAM

Koamnewsnow - 2019-11-16 02:06

Letter from Amed co-mayor to international public opinion

ANF - 2019-11-12 15:41
“As an elected mayor and politician in a prison, I call international public opinion, rights organizations and democratic dynamics to take concrete steps against the seizure of the election rights of Kurds in Turkey.” ...

Lawyers seek Kurdish politician's release from Turkish jail: source | World | News | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-11-11 20:39

Turkey’s mercenaries use German tanks in northern Syria

ANF - 2019-11-07 16:09
German politician Jelpke said that a genuine arms embargo would be a first step to stop Turkey's war of aggression against northern Syria. ...

Hong Kong lawmaker attack: Junius Ho stabbed in chest

BBC - 2019-11-07 01:18
Mobile phone footage captures the moment a controversial pro-Beijing politician is attacked. ...

Kurdish Politician Hevrin Khalaf's Murder by Jihadis Marks the Death of the Syrian Revolution

Foreignpolicy - 2019-11-06 18:47

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