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Nineveh: Six IS Members Captured

BAS News - 2019-09-22 00:37
ERBIL - At least six members of the Islamic State (IS) were captured on Saturday in the Iraqi province of Nineveh, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The six jihadists, among whom was a sniper, were arrested during a joint operation by the emerge ...

IS Hideouts, Drone Seized in Diyala

BAS News - 2019-09-21 23:37
ERBIL - A number of hideouts with a drone belonging to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group were seized in the Iraqi province of Diyala. Iraqi reports cited a statement by the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi on Saturday as saying that its militias seized th ...

US to Deploy Troops to Saudi Arabia

BAS News - 2019-09-21 21:13
ERBIL - The United States has said that it will deploy forces to Saudi Arabia amid the attacks on the oil facilities in the country. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, however, explained in a statement that the deployment would be "defensive in nature," wi ...

Baghdad Won't Buy Russia's S-400: Iraqi Envoy

BAS News - 2019-09-20 22:07
ERBIL - Baghdad has rejected having any plans to purchase Russia's S-400 missile defense system, Iraqi Ambassador to Moscow Haidar Mansour Hadi said in a statement. Hadi said in a press conference on Thursday that there has not been any discussions betwe ...

Germany to Continue Military Training in Iraq, Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-09-20 15:00
ERBIL - The German government has decided to continue its forces' military training mission in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region to assist the country with the war against the Islamic State (IS). According to a statement by the German government, the country ...

The Trump Administration’s Afghanistan Policy

International Crisis Group - 2019-09-20 01:52
In this written statement to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs on 19 September, Crisis Group's Program Director for Asia Laurel Miller assesses the Trump Administration's efforts to secure a peace deal with the Taliban and th ...

Iraq Rejects to Join US-led Coalition in Gulf

BAS News - 2019-09-19 17:41
ERBIL - Iraq has no plans to join the US-led International Maritime Security Coalition to protect the safety of maritime navigation and international trade, said the Foreign Ministry in a statement on Thursday. The ministry argued that it is the responsi ...

Abdul Mahdi Considering “Oil-for-Projects" Deal with China: Iraqi Lawmaker

BAS News - 2019-09-19 00:53
ERBIL - A lawmaker at the Iraqi Parliament has revealed that Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi is considering an "oil-for-projects" deal with China. Fazil Fatlawi, an MP at the Parliament, said in a statement that Abdul Mahdi's efforts is to fight corrupti ...

KCDK-E call to join "people meeting" in Maastricht

ANF - 2019-09-18 10:04
The KCDK-E issued a written statement to "urge everyone to raise their voices against the attacks of AKP-MHP fascism against Rojava, South Kurdistan and to protest the trustees by joining the ‘Peoples Meeting' in Maastrich on 21 September. ...

President Barzani: Kurdistan Region Will Remain a Land of Coexistence and Tolerance

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-09-17 14:52
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 16 September 2019 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani reiterated that the Kurdistan Region will forever remain a land of coexistence and tolerance, in a statement on the 50th anniversary of the Sorya village massacre. Be ...

Iraq denies its territory was used to launch attack on Saudi oil facilities

E-Kurd - 2019-09-15 21:20
BAGHDAD,— Iraq denied on Sunday that its territory had been used to carry out attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, referring to an incident that knocked out more that half the Kingdom’s output. A Baghdad government statement denied “media reports t ...

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. ...

Statement of Demirtaş’s lawyers on ECHR hearing

ANF - 2019-09-14 13:58
Lawyers stated that, according to the explicit provision of the law, Selahattin Demirtaş should immediately be released. ...

President of the Kurdistan Region Extends Condolences to Karbala Stampede Victims

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-09-11 19:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 10 September 2019 President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani extended his condolences to the families of the stampede victims in Karbala. In a statement, the President announced that Kurdistan is ready to provide assista ...

US bombs ISIS-'infested island' in Iraq, new video shows

FOX News - 2019-09-11 06:09
U.S. jets bombed an ISIS-“infested island” in northern Iraq Tuesday, according to new video and a statement from the U.S.-led coalition battling the terrorist group. ...

ESP: Secret Services playing dirty tricks against the HDP

ANF - 2019-09-10 16:17
The ESP issued a written statement to expose the "games played by the MIT" [Turkish secret services] against the HDP. ...

Hezbollah Claims Downing Israeli Drone

BAS News - 2019-09-09 10:59
ERBIL — Iran-backed Hezbollah claimed early on Monday that it had downed an Israeli drone flying over Lebanon’s southern territories. The group confirmed in a statement that the drone is now in Hezbollah’s possession. Israeli military said in a statement ...

Unknown Men Raid IS Families Camp in Salahaddin

BAS News - 2019-09-09 06:12
ERBIL - Unknown armed men have raided a camp in Iraqi Salahaddin province where the families of the Islamic State (IS) are based. Nouman al-Jabouri, an officer from Salahaddin Police, said in a statement that the incident occurred in the district of al-S ...


Yahoo - 2019-09-08 15:28

PKK kills 9 Turkish troops in clashes in Kurdish southeast: HPG

E-Kurd - 2019-09-07 03:29
QANDIL, Iraqi Kurdistan,,— Nine Turkish soldiers were killed and 3 others wounded in an ambush by Kurdish PKK fighters in the countryside of Sirnak province in Turkish Kurdistan in country’s southeast, the PKK said in released a statement published by Fi ...

Interior Minister promises statement on Istanbul mayor's fate on Sunday | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-09-06 20:21

Russia, India back legitimate trade ties with Iran: RIA cites joint statement

Gulan Media - 2019-09-04 20:23

Statement from Kurdistan 24 Company for Media and Research Ltd.

Kurdistan24 - 2019-09-02 12:41

Jailed PKK leader says he is ready for solution with Turkish state - statement - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-09-02 11:55

Iraqi Kurdistan government denies media claims of Israeli base near Erbil: statement

E-Kurd - 2019-09-01 13:54
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) released a statement on Sunday denying claims that Israel is operating a military base in Erbil, saying that they are “an attempt to mislead.” “Everything in these claims a ...

KCDK-E: Let's All join the Peace Meeting of 1 September!

ANF - 2019-08-31 09:38
KCDK-E Co-Presidency Council issued a statement and call "on all our people, women, young, workers, to join the World Peace Day on 1September" ...


Yahoo - 2019-08-27 13:40

LeFT statement A Left case for leaving the EU | Morning Star

Morningstaronline - 2019-08-26 18:22

Three Turkish soldiers killed, seven wounded in clash with PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-25 18:44
ANKARA,— Three Turkish soldiers were killed and seven were wounded in a clash with Kurdish militants in Iraqi Kurdistan region, the Turkish defence ministry said Sunday. The statement came after Turkey on Friday launched the third phase of an operation b ...

Turkey begins third phase ‘Operation Claw 3’ against PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-24 16:09
ANKARA,— Turkey’s defense ministry says it has launched a third military operation against Kurdish militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan region, state-run Anadolu agency reported. The ministry, in a statement Saturday, announce ...

Amed resistance: “They committed the greatest crime!”

ANF - 2019-08-23 19:40
HDP Group Deputy Chairperson Saruhan Oluc read a press statement on the fifth day of protests against trustees in Amed and said the regime had willfully committed a crime and added: “We will show our civil disobedience.” ...

Schizophrenia sufferer gives statement in handcuffs

ANF - 2019-08-23 18:39
Schizophrenia sufferer Firat Koc was taken to the courthouse in handcuffs and showing signs of battery after being beaten in the streets of Van and kept in custody by the police. ...

Mesopotamian Freedom Party: People should unite against trustees

ANF - 2019-08-23 13:32
The Mesopotamian Freedom Party issued a statement on to the seizure of Amed, Van and Mardin municipalities saying Kurds should develop a common struggle in every area. ...

KCDK-E announces protest calendar against trustee fascism

ANF - 2019-08-22 16:49
KCDK-E said silence in the face of the trustee robberies is criminal and added: “Let us push back fascism.” The statement issued included a calendar for planned protests. ...

4th day of resistance in Amed: We reject the invasion logic

ANF - 2019-08-22 13:32
HDP MP Hisyar Ozsoy read a statement on the fourth day of protests against the usurpation of municipalities and said, “We reject the invasion logic.” ...

US statement on trustees: We are concerned

ANF - 2019-08-22 10:05
US State Department Spokesperson, Morgan Ortagus, criticized Turkey for suspend Kurdish mayors of Diyarbakir, Van, and Mardin. ...

Qatar withdraws signature from pro-China statement defending Uighur detentions | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-08-21 20:13

Lawyers in Amed protest the seizure of HDP municipalities

ANF - 2019-08-21 17:04
Lawyers for Freedom Association held a press statement in Amed to condemn the usurpation of HDP’s municipalities. ...

Resistance in Amed continues amid police violence and attacks

ANF - 2019-08-21 14:42
HDP MPs held a press statement during the sit-in against the usurpation of municipalities in Amed. HDP MP Leyla Guven said a Kurdish alliance is needed against these policies. Meanwhile, the police detained at least 15 people during the attacks. ...

Police attack HDP MPs, people resist aggression in Amed

ANF - 2019-08-20 11:51
Police cordoned off all the roads leading to the municipality in Amed before the press statement set to be made by the HDP. While the people and deputies are attacked, resistance continues. ...

HDP Urgent Statement: The “Civil Coup” Against Elected Kurdish Metropolitan Mayors in Diyarbakir, Mardin and Van

Kurdistantribune - 2019-08-19 15:50
By the Central Executive Board, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP): We will not be silenced, we will not be stopped… Our Municipal Co-chairs, who were elected with 63% of the vote in Diyarbakır, 56% of the vote in Mardin and 53% of the vote in Van, have bee ...

SDF statement on ‘safe zone’

ANF - 2019-08-14 20:53
SDF Commander General Mazlum Ebdi said they were having indirect talks with the Turkish state on ‘safe zone’. ...

Jailed PKK leader says he is ready for solution with Turkish state: statement | News | WSAU

WSAU - 2019-08-14 13:46

EU does not see Ukraine, Georgia as potential candidates to join union — statement - World - TASS

TASS - 2019-08-13 21:58

The Dark Side of Turkey’s Intelligence Community

E-Kurd - 2019-08-13 13:25
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute Last week the US Embassy in Turkey released a statement that said Washington had reached an agreement to implement “initial measures to address Turkey’s security concerns” and to establish a “peace corridor” ...

UPDATE 1-Jailed PKK leader says he is ready for solution with Turkish state - statement

Yahoo - 2019-08-10 18:59

US military says service member killed in Iraq

Seattle Times - 2019-08-10 18:03
BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. military says a U.S. service member has died during a combat mission with Iraqi security forces in Iraq’s north. The statement by the U.S Central Command said the service member died Saturday in Iraq’s northern Nineveh province. T ...

Jailed PKK leader says he is ready for solution with Turkish state: statement - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-08-10 12:33

Jailed Kurdish PKK leader says he is ready for solution with Turkish state: statement

E-Kurd - 2019-08-09 09:50
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan said he is ready for a solution on the Kurdish issue and that he could stop the conflict between the Turkish state and Kurdish PKK militants within a week, his lawyers said in a statement on Thurs ...

Jailed PKK leader says he is ready for solution with Turkish state - statement

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Jailed PKK leader says he is ready for solution with Turkish state - statement | Euronews

Euronews - 2019-08-08 20:39

The Statement of elders and dignitaries of the tribes of the Euphrates region during the Meeting of the Tribes

SDF Press - 2019-08-08 20:11
Ayn Issa – During a meeting organized by the Syrian Democratic Council and the Military Relations Office of SDF with the sheikhs and elders of the tribes of northern and eastern Syria, Sheikh Fawaz Al-Baik delivered a statement to the world public opinion ...

Jailed PKK leader says he is ready for solution with Turkish state: statement

Reuters - 2019-08-08 18:03
Jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan said he is ready for a solution on the Kurdish issue and that he could stop the conflict between the Turkish state and Kurdish militants within a week, his lawyers said in a statement on Thursday. ...

Jailed PKK leader says he is ready for solution with Turkish state: statement | News | NewsTalk 610 AM & 103.9 FM KDAL

Kdal610 - 2019-08-08 17:13

U.N. Yemen envoy 'alarmed' by military escalation in Aden: statement

Gulan Media - 2019-08-07 23:20

The Vatican expresses concern for the fires in Mardin

ANF - 2019-08-06 13:08
The Vatican has issued a statement and said they are concerned about the fires that were set in the orchards around the Deyrulzafaran Monastery in Mardin, one of the oldest Christian settlements. ...

A statement from the Kurdistan Region Presidency

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-08-04 20:12
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 30 July 2019 – The irresponsible act of an Iraqi officer, in Muthanna Governorate, towards one of the relatives of the victims of the Anfal genocide campaign over Kurdistan’s flag being wrapping around his neck caused many backla ...

Kurdistan Islamic Union issues a statement in memory of the Sinjar tragedy

Kurdiu - 2019-08-04 19:04

Stranded people on Alan Kurdi to enter Malta, redistributed in EU

Al Jazeera - 2019-08-04 17:52
People on board Sea-Eye ship caught in standoff with Italy's Matteo Salvini celebrate after statement by Maltese PM. ...

DTK, HDK, HDP to announce "important" decisions today

ANF - 2019-08-04 08:11
The DTK, HDK, HDP and all its components as well as the co-mayors, will make a statement containing “important messages on Sunday. ...

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister’s Statement on the Fifth Anniversary of Sinjar Genocide

Gulan Media - 2019-08-04 06:33

FEDA: Responsible of Shengal genocide must be brought to justice

ANF - 2019-08-03 16:31
FEDA said in a statement on the 5th anniversary of the Yazidi genocide in Shengal: "Those responsible must be tried regardless of their identity and authority." ...

TEV-DEM: Perpetrators of the Shengal genocide must face trial

ANF - 2019-08-03 16:01
TEV-DEM issued a statement on the fifth anniversary of the August 3 Shengal massacre, condemning it and calling for national unity against invasions. ...

Trump's Hollywood critics respond to Mueller statement: Congress do your job | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-08-03 14:45

Ev yapımı içki ile Erdoğan'a karşı durmak | Hausmittel gegen Erdoğan: Alkohol ist in der Türkei ein politisches Statement

WDR - 2019-08-02 20:47
Türkiye'de içki içmek aslında bir siyasi görüş beyanatı. Ve bu görüş genelde Erdoğan'a karşı ve daha çok özgürlük taraftarı. Fakat içki içmenin bir bedeli var. Ve Alkohollü içkiden alınan vergilerin ne için kullanılacağına Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan karar veri ...

Turkey, Russia and Iran’s joint statement rejects Kurds’ ‘separatist’ agenda in Syria | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-08-02 18:53

KESK members attacked by police in Ankara

ANF - 2019-08-01 16:02
KESK members were attacked by the police during a press statement near the Labor Ministry. ...

Statement against the Iranian regime-sponsored “Kurdish Elite Congress”

Washington Kurdish Institute - 2019-07-31 22:17

Canada gravely concerned about protester detentions in Russia -statement

Yahoo - 2019-07-30 01:06

US: Committed to accelerated and concrete progress on the Manbij

ANF - 2019-07-25 08:19
The US Embassy in Istanbul made a statement about the visit of Special Representative for Syria Engagement and Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, Ambassador James Jeffrey. ...

AHI Issues Statement on 45th Anniversary of Invasion of Cyprus - The National Herald

Thenationalherald - 2019-07-24 06:15

A statement to the public opinion

SDF Press - 2019-07-23 00:23
An unknown shell was fired On Monday, July 22, 2019, from inside Syrian territory towards the town of Jaylan Panar in Turkey, resulting in civilian casualties. This provocative act was carried out by unknown people who wish to sow discord and damage stabi ...

Iraqi Kurdish security arrest man behind shooting Turkish diplomat -statement | National Post

Nationalpost - 2019-07-22 09:47

Iraqi Kurdish security arrest man behind shooting Turkish diplomat - statement

Jerusalem Post - 2019-07-21 08:26

Statement of the Kurdistan Regional Government

Kurdiu - 2019-07-20 21:48

Iraqi Kurdish security arrest man behind shooting Turkish diplomat -statement

Yahoo - 2019-07-20 16:51

Iraqi Kurdish security arrest man behind shooting Turkish diplomat: statement - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-07-20 16:18

HDP statement on drilling activities in Eastern Mediterranean

ANF - 2019-07-19 17:10
HDP said they support Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı’s comprehensive proposal, which he has presented to the Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades, suggesting "the formation of a joint committee". ...

Opioid crisis: US drug overdose deaths drop by 5.1%

BBC - 2019-07-18 00:02
"America’s united efforts to curb opioid use disorder and addiction are working," a statement reads. ...

European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Joint Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative on the occasion of World Refugee Day, 20 June 2019

Europa - 2019-07-15 12:34

Successful "Big Jump" actions for Hasankeyf and Tigris River!

ANF - 2019-07-15 09:02
The Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive and the Mesopotamia Ecology Movement issued a statement about the successful day of action for the 12,000 years old site. ...

Turkey begins second phase of operations against PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-14 13:28
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s defense ministry says it has launched a new military operation against Kurdish militants in Iraqi Kurdistan. The ministry, in a statement Saturday, announced the start of “Operation Claw-2” to destroy caves and shelters used by member ...

PKK and PAJK prisoners remembered 14 July resistance

ANF - 2019-07-14 11:39
PKK and PAJK prisoners released a statement to mark the 37th anniversary of the 14 July death fast resistance in Amed in 1982. ...

Assyrians, Syriacs and Chaldeans call on KDP: Stop!

ANF - 2019-07-11 13:28
Mesopotamia Freedom Party (MOP) issued a statement in the name of the Assyrian, Syriac and Chaldean peoples to commemorate KCK General Presidential Council Member Diyar Xerib who lost his life in a Turkish airstrike. ...

Joint statement: ‘European Court of Human Rights fails students with disabilities’ : EU Reporter

Eureporter - 2019-07-10 09:03

Kurdish fighters kill 3 elite Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards: reports

E-Kurd - 2019-07-09 22:32
PIRANSHAHR, Iranian Kurdistan,— Three members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards were shot dead in the western city of Piranshahr in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) on Tuesday, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, citing a Guards statement. The ...

Kurdistan Parliament to Vote on New KRG Cabinet This Week

BAS News - 2019-07-08 11:00
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Parliament has set a voting session for Wednesday this week to recognize the new cabinet of Kurdistan Regional Government. According to an official statement by the legislative, lawmakers are invited to a regular session at 11:00 ...

World Bank to lend $200M to Iraq for Electricity Improvement

BAS News - 2019-07-08 01:29
ERBIL - The World Bank will lend a total of $200 million to Iraq in order for the country to upgrade its electricity grid, the Iraqi Ministry of Finance said in a statement on Sunday. According to the agreement, which was signed by Finance Minister Fuad ...

HDP statement on SETA report

ANF - 2019-07-07 19:08
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) protested the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) report and said, “Journalism is not a crime, but targeting journalists is.” ...

Iraq Investigates Report of Senior Commander’s Link with CIA

BAS News - 2019-07-06 12:49
ERBIL — Iraqi Defense Ministry has launched an investigation into reports accusing Commander of Anbar Operations Mahmoud Fallahi of having links with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). According to an official statement, Defense Minister Najah Sha ...

German court supports Facebook’s Kurdish censorship

ANF - 2019-07-03 15:14
A Munich court issued the verdict for the case of Kerem Schamberger against Facebook for closing his account for sharing a statement criticizing the PKK ban, ruling in favor of Facebook. ...


Yahoo - 2019-07-02 20:46

Iraqi PM discusses oil price stability with Saudi king: statement

Kurdiu - 2019-07-01 22:46

PKK says Iraqi Kurdistan gov’t statement will pave way for legitimizing Turkish attacks

E-Kurd - 2019-07-01 17:36
QANDIL MOUNTAINS,— The political wing of Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK, the Kurdistan Communities Union KCK, said in a statement on Sunday that Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) response to last week’s deadly Turkish airstrikes would pave the wa ...

Autonomous Administration statement on Turkish massacre in Kortek

ANF - 2019-07-01 15:55
The Autonomous Administration called the Turkish state’s attacks, massacres and invasion attempts against Southern Kurdistan “a culture of insistence on methods and massacres the Turkish state can’t give up”. ...

FEDA paid tribute to the Madımak Hotel victims

ANF - 2019-07-01 13:01
The Democratic Alevi Federation (FEDA) issued a statement to mark the anniversary of the Madımak Massacre, on 2 July 1993. ...

Mosul: Six IS Jihadists Killed in Joint Coalition-Iraqi Operations

BAS News - 2019-07-01 12:12
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces, in cooperation with the US-led Coalition warplanes, killed at least six Islamic State (IS) jihadists in the northern province of Nineveh, a military statement said. Coalition jets heavily bombarded an area near Ain Jahish i ...
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