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While the House of Assad crumbles, the West plays Sykes-Picot 2.0 with Syria's Kurds – Middle East Monitor | The Union Journal

Theunionjournal - 2020-05-29 06:21

HDP's Ceylan reiterates need for Kurdish unity

ANF - 2020-05-28 13:42
The right to have a say for Kurds in the Middle East is only possible if unity is established in Kurdistan on a democratic basis, says HDP Amed Provincial co-chair Zeyat Ceylan. ...

Trump appears to confuse the Kurds of Syria and Iraq in a meeting with the president of Iraqi Kurdistan - SFChronicle.com

Sfchronicle - 2020-05-26 20:20

Detained jihadists are ticking bomb, Syria Kurds warn | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsWorld — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Guardian - 2020-05-26 02:59

KCK message for Eid calls for unity

ANF - 2020-05-25 08:23
The KCK wishes all Muslims a happy Eid and calls on the Kurds not to be divided by the Turkish state. ...

Turkey’s attacks against Kurds exposed in Strasbourg

ANF - 2020-05-25 08:23
Protests against the Turkish regime’s all-out war against the Kurdish people continue throughout Europe. ...

Iraqi Kurds vote on creating an independent Kurdistan — but big obstacles stand in the way - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2020-05-25 07:37

Kurds protest against Turkey's attacks across Europe

ANF - 2020-05-24 14:55
In Sweden and Canada, Kurds have protested against the appointment of trustees to Kurdish municipalities. Attention was also drawn to the worldwide increase in patriarchal violence in the Coronavirus crisis. ...

Unity Talks Among Syrian Kurds; A Way Forward

Kurdistantribune - 2020-05-24 03:15
By Junaid Jamali: Over the course of the nine-year Syrian civil war, the Kurds in Syria have paid exorbitant prices in military and social terms. In 2018 and 2019, they lost the regions of Afrin, Ras al-Ain/Sari Kani and Gire Spi/Tell Abyad to Turkey and ...

Kurdistan 24: Syrian Kurdish parties form political umbrella to unite Kurds

Justice for Kurds - 2020-05-24 00:27
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Twenty-five Kurdish political parties and movements in northern Syria on Monday formed a political umbrella in Qamishlo intending to unite the Syrian Kurds under the name “Kurdish National Unity Parties.” In a statement released on ...

ANF: 670 intellectuals say no to ‘fratricidal war’ among Kurds

Justice for Kurds - 2020-05-24 00:27
“We don’t want a fratricidal war,” said 670 intellectuals in a text they sent to the authorities of South Kurdistan. The statement demanded the forces sent to Zînî Wertê to withdraw. 670 intellectuals and artists signed and sent a letter to all parties in ...

Activists in Rennes protest Turkish attacks and trustees

ANF - 2020-05-23 14:40
Kurds living in Rennes protested the invading attacks carried out by Turkey hunging banners from bridges. ...

U.S. Officials Calls For Talks Between Turks and Kurds In Syria | The National Interest

Nationalinterest - 2020-05-21 21:58

NATO Can Save the Kurds and Keep the Turks Happy - Bloomberg

Bloomberg - 2020-05-21 17:47

The Political History of the Kurds | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2020-05-20 09:41

Activists in Hamburg protest the Turkey's policy against Kurds

ANF - 2020-05-20 08:36
Activists in Hamburg protested the attacks on Zinî Wertê carried out by the Turkish state as well as the dismissal and arrest of HDP mayors. ...

670 intellectuals say no to 'fratricidal war' among Kurds

ANF - 2020-05-19 13:17
"We don't want a fratricidal war," said 670 intellectuals in a text they sent to the authorities of South Kurdistan. The statement demanded the forces sent to Zînî Wertê to withdraw. ...

Opinion | Kurds Count: Why the US census matters... | Rudaw.net

Rûdaw - 2020-05-19 12:51

670 intellectuals say no to 'fratricide war' among Kurds

ANF - 2020-05-19 11:44
"We don't want a fratricide war," said 670 intellectuals in a text they sent to the authorities of South Kurdistan. The statement demanded the forces sent to Zînî Wertê to withdraw. ...

Trump and the Kurds of Syria: A short history of US betrayals of its allies

Scroll - 2020-05-18 21:56

"The Kurds suffer most" – Finland's Kurdish community voices their fears over conflict | News Now Finland

Newsnowfinland - 2020-05-18 21:56

Are the Kurds the Next Kingmakers in Turkey? :: Middle East Forum

Meforum - 2020-05-18 09:34

Betrayal Times Two: Arabs and Kurds - The Good Men Project

Goodmenproject - 2020-05-18 06:27

Iraqi Army leadership should go to the Kurds: lawmaker

Gulan Media - 2020-05-17 19:55

Iraqi Army leadership should go to the Kurds: lawmaker

Rûdaw - 2020-05-17 12:07

Kurds in Germany protest Turkish attacks against South Kurdistan

ANF - 2020-05-17 08:19
Kurds in the German cities of Duisburg and Heilbronn protested against the seizure of the HDP-run municipalities as well as the invasion attacks carried out by Turkey on Zînî Wertê and Maxmur. ...

How My Father’s Ideas Helped the Kurds Create a New Democracy | Debbie Bookchin | The New York Review of Books

Nybooks - 2020-05-17 00:45

“Kurds Have No Friends But The Mountains”

Kurdistantribune - 2020-05-15 22:58
By Muhammad Salah Balaky: Kurds with an estimated population of 35 to 40 million who have been living for centries in the historical region of Mesepotamia, are the fourth largest ethnic group in the Middle East, inhabiting a mountainous region dividing in ...

HDP statement on the seizure of five more municipalities

ANF - 2020-05-15 16:11
We are fighting against two viruses simultaneously – COVID 19 and racist authoritarianism against the Kurds and their democratic will – both being severe public health issues, said the HDP. ...

While the House of Assad crumbles, the West plays Sykes-Picot 2.0 with Syria’s Kurds – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2020-05-15 14:49

The looming question of Kurdish independence in Iraq | Kurds | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2020-05-14 07:15

On Iraq visit, Pence reassures Kurds and discusses protests with prime minister | World | News | The Journal Pioneer

Journalpioneer - 2020-05-14 06:27

The Takeaway: Irreconcilable differences between NATO allies? Turkey targets US-backed Kurds in Syria

Al Monitor - 2020-05-14 03:36

At least 97 Kurds died of coronavirus in Europe

ANF - 2020-05-13 16:06
In Europe at least 97 Kurds have lost their lives due to the coronavirus so far. ...

Kurds begin evacuation from besieged Syrian border town - The Boston Globe

Bostonglobe - 2020-05-13 07:45

The Kurds present the candidates of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Justice to Al-Kazemi | Search 4 Dinar

Wordpress - 2020-05-12 12:29

Türkdoğan: Pople should stand against funeral and grave attacks

ANF - 2020-05-11 14:28
Öztürk Türkdoğan, co-chair of the Human Rights Association said attacks against cemevi and graves are signs of a mentality of hate towards Alevis and Kurds. ...

Türkdoğan: Pople should stand against funeral and graves attacks

ANF - 2020-05-11 13:53
Öztürk Türkdoğan, co-chair of the Human Rights Association said attacks against cemevi and graves are signs of a mentality of hate towards Alevis and Kurds. ...

Are the Kurds the Next Kingmakers in Turkey?

Besacenter - 2020-05-11 06:33

Turkish-backed factions loot agricultural crops in Heseke

ANF - 2020-05-10 18:34
The villages used to be inhabited by Christians, Kurds and Arabs, while most of the population abandoned them except for a few Arabs. ...

Women in Kassel protest Turkish attacks against Zinî Wertê

ANF - 2020-05-09 22:24
Kurds living in and around Kassel protested the Turkish state attack on Zinî Wertê in South Kurdistan. ...

Activists in Duisburg protest Turkish attacks against Zînî Wertê

ANF - 2020-05-09 17:24
Kurds in Duisburg protested the Turkish state attacks against Zînî Wertê and Maxmur Camp. ...

Former soldier says "executing Kurds was allowed"

ANF - 2020-05-09 14:10
K, who served as a soldier on the Van-Iranian border, told about the execution of Kurds at the border, the explosives that went off in the hands of children, and Afghan refugees who entered the border easily. ...

Children of Fire claim responsibility for action in Kütahya

ANF - 2020-05-09 13:38
The Children of Fire set fire to a dormitory with a hostile policy towards Kurds in Kütahya. ...

Former soldiers says "executing Kurds was allowed"

ANF - 2020-05-09 12:46
K, who served as a soldier on the Van-Iranian border, told about the execution of Kurds at the border, the explosives that went off in the hands of children, and Afghan refugees who entered the border easily. ...

KCK: Destruction of graves pursues a political goal

ANF - 2020-05-08 08:18
The destruction of guerrilla graves has not sadistic but political motives: to make the Kurds renounce their language, culture and freedom, which are their fundamental rights, says KCK. ...

Human rights defenders in Germany talk about Maxmur

ANF - 2020-05-06 13:21
Civaka Azad, which is working for Kurds in Germany, will organize an online panel on Thursday regarding the embargo imposed on Maxmur Refugee Camp for over 10 months. ...

Workers fired under the pretext of fight against terrorism

ANF - 2020-05-05 14:02
"For Kurds there is no work, no food, no life. Even the dismissal of municipal workers is being portrayed as an anti-terrorist measure," says HDP MP Muazzez Orhan. ...

Erdogan wants the world stage, from the Kurds to Kashmir - analysis - Hindustan Times

Hindustantimes - 2020-05-05 12:08

Coronavirus: Turkey accused of neglecting Kurds in outbreak response - The National

Thenational - 2020-05-05 06:06

Pierre Granet, long time friend of the Kurds, dies in Toulouse

ANF - 2020-05-04 14:42
Granet will be laid to rest at 9.30 on Thursday. ...

High Iron Sculpture Arched in Appreciation of The Iranian Kurds in Tehran's War With Iraq | Al Bawaba

Albawaba - 2020-05-04 03:27

Kurds in Bremen protest Turkey’s attacks

ANF - 2020-05-03 20:02
Demonstrations in protest at the Turkish state’s genocidal attacks against the Kurdish people in three parts of Kurdistan continue despite the pandemic. ...

Kurds in Stockholm protest Turkey attacks against South Kurdistan

ANF - 2020-05-02 18:50
The genocide operations of the Turkish state against South Kurdistan and the Kurdish people were protested by actions in Stockholm. ...

How the World Health Organization failed the Syrian Kurds | Global Comment

Globalcomment - 2020-04-30 20:53

"The marginalization of the Kurds has become a law"

ANF - 2020-04-30 17:35
"No pandemic is as dangerous as the revival of nationalist mafias in Turkey," says HDP MP Musa Farisioğulları on the impact of the prison reform passed by the Turkish parliament. ...

The Editors: Trump has betrayed the Kurds—and hurt U.S. credibility abroad | America Magazine

Americamagazine - 2020-04-30 01:52

Congressional Religious Freedom Report: Lift Syria Sanctions on Kurds | The National Interest

Nationalinterest - 2020-04-29 15:28

Kurds in Marseille express solidarity to health workers

ANF - 2020-04-29 08:30
Kurds in Marseille supported health workers who struggle with the coronavirus pandemic bringing food and masks. ...

Commentary: Trump’s withdrawal from Syria didn’t just abandon the Kurds to Turkey. It also shook the ground under NATO. - Chicago Tribune

Chicagotribune - 2020-04-28 02:06

DIAYDER: Cemetery destruction shows hostility towards Kurds

ANF - 2020-04-27 11:12
Istanbul Religious Scholars Association (DİAYDER) protested the increasing state attacks against guerrilla graves and said: "This hatred and brutality is an arbitrary practice, and disrespect towards the Kurdish society and their graves." ...

Trump appears to confuse the Kurds of Syria and Iraq in a meeting with the president of Iraqi Kurdistan - The Hour

Thehour - 2020-04-27 01:21

Kurds in Swedish cities protest occupation attacks

ANF - 2020-04-26 15:49
Kurds in 5 cities of Sweden protested the invasion and collaborative attacks on South Kurdistan. ...

Campaign Foreign Policy Roundup: Syrian Kurds, the NBA, and LGBTQ Rights | Council on Foreign Relations

CFR - 2020-04-25 18:39

Trump displays confusion by claiming Erdogan signed deal with Syria Kurds – Middle East Monitor | The Union Journal

Theunionjournal - 2020-04-24 14:14

Letter: Pandemic has put Kurds in perilous situation | The Brattleboro Reformer | Brattleboro Breaking News, Sports, Weather, Traffic

Reformer - 2020-04-24 03:49

KCK: This Ramadan should bring unity and freedom to Kurds

ANF - 2020-04-23 14:49
The KCK Peoples and Beliefs Committee wished that this fasting month will pass in peace, making unity, vitality and freedom of the Kurdish people permanent. ...

Letter: Conditions worsen for forgotten Kurds | The Bennington Banner | Bennington Breaking News, Sports, Weather, Traffic

Benningtonbanner - 2020-04-23 14:27

KCK says this Ramadan should bring unity and freedom to Kurds

ANF - 2020-04-23 11:29
The KCK Peoples and Beliefs Committee issued a statement to mark the beginning of Ramadan. It wished that this fasting month will pass in peace, making unity, vitality and freedom of the Kurdish people permanent. ...

Kurdistan Alliance Work calls on Kurds to work for national unity

ANF - 2020-04-23 08:55
The Kurdistan Alliance Work issued a written statement on the attacks against Maxmur Refugee Camp, which has been under the embargo for about 9 months, and the region of Zinî Wertê. ...

COVID-19 Pandemic: Syria's Kurds fighting the virus alone - France 24

France24 - 2020-04-22 13:50

Rojava artists call on Kurdish parties to unite

ANF - 2020-04-22 09:43
Kurds should unite to disrupt the enemy's dreams, say artists from Rojava. ...

Syrian Kurds set up first coronavirus hospital in Rojava

E-Kurd - 2020-04-21 10:21
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds have set up a specialised hospital for coronavirus cases, the Kurdish Red Crescent said Monday, after the first COVID-19 death was reported in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Kurdish northeastern region. The Unite ...

Kurdish Artists Platform calls for national unity

ANF - 2020-04-20 14:05
The Kurdistan Artists Platform underlined that the problems in Zînî Wertê are a cause of great anxiety for Kurds and called on all forces to act in line with national interests. ...

United Kurdish Women's Platform calls for national unity

ANF - 2020-04-20 10:00
the United Kurdish Women's Platform said: "This is the day in which Kurds protect each other from the occupiers, and strengthen the struggle for freedom in Kurdistan." ...

Save Urmia from division and ethnic strife

Roji Kurd - 2020-04-20 00:00
Writing By : Dara Natiq The two nations, Kurds and Turks, have been living together for many years in several parts of Urmia province in Iran’s Kurdistan.This coexistence has led to kinship and causal relations. Since then, the suppression of the governme ...

Kurds in Scandinavia condemn the attack on Maxmur

ANF - 2020-04-19 13:47
Kurds living in Scandinavian countries have condemned the Turkish attack on the Maxmur refugee camp in South Kurdistan and have called for the lifting of the embargo against the camp. ...

Kurdistan 24: Syrian Kurds back Macron’s initiative for UN ceasefire plea during pandemic

Justice for Kurds - 2020-04-17 19:26
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The leader of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) expressed support on Wednesday for an initiative by French President Emmanuel Macron to rally United Nations’ Security Council members behind a worldwide military truce amid the coron ...

LNA: Why do Kurds fight alongside the 'Grey Wolves' in Libya?

ANF - 2020-04-17 17:15
The repercussion about the existence of the contra militia "Roj Peshmerga" in Libya have still not died down. The Libyan National Army (LNA) is "shocked" that Kurds belong to this structure and are in Libya as its members. ...

Kongreya Star: Turkey’s attacks aim for a massacre of Kurds

ANF - 2020-04-16 14:12
In addition to Maxmur, the Turkish state has also bombarded the Kurdish inhabited areas in the Shehba region. ...

The Anfal files: 'You are Kurds. You are troublemakers.'

Gulan Media - 2020-04-15 02:26

The Anfal files: 'You are Kurds. You are troublemakers.' | Rudaw.net

Rûdaw - 2020-04-15 01:51

Kurds should learn from the past, not be blinded by it | Rudaw.net

Rûdaw - 2020-04-14 00:50

Coronavirus, Turkish attack threaten Kurds, Christians in northeast Syria - The Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2020-04-13 21:48

Execution of Mostafa Salimi; grave violation of human rights and crime against Kurds

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2020-04-13 01:26
KMMK: KMMK strongly condemned the execution of political prisoner Mostafa Salimi by the Islamic Republic of Iran and calling it a grave violation of human rights and a crime against humanity. Mostafa Salimi has spent the past 17 years in prison and has be ...

Eurasia Review: A Future For The Kurds In Post-War Syria? – OpEd

Justice for Kurds - 2020-04-12 01:32
The Kurdish people – some 35 million strong – are the largest stateless nation in the world. Historically they inhabited a distinct geographical area flanked by mountain ranges, once referred to as Kurdistan. Now it falls within the sovereign space of fou ...

A Future For The Kurds In Post-War Syria? - OpEd - Eurasia Review

Eurasiareview - 2020-04-11 06:05

Washington Kurdish Institute: With Dangerous Times Ahead, Iraq’s Kurds May Soon Face a Terrible Choice

Justice for Kurds - 2020-04-11 03:59
A combination of unclear policies by the US administration in Iraq, a dysfunctional Iraqi government, and the brutality of the Iranian regime have put the Iraqi Kurds in jeopardy, forced into making difficult choices ahead. It is no secret that over the p ...

Who are the Kurds, and what’s their history with the United States? - Chicago Tribune

Chicagotribune - 2020-04-09 11:28

Kurdistan 24: Syrian Kurds say Damascus’ weak measures likely to spread coronavirus to the north

Justice for Kurds - 2020-04-09 07:16
QAMISHLI, Syria (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdish-led self-administration in northeastern Syria on Wednesday criticized the Syrian regime for allowing several people to pass into administration territory without first being tested for the coronavirus. In doing ...

British Army teen soldier 'deserts Cyprus base to help the Kurds fight ISIS' | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2020-04-06 18:41

Turkey using the coronavirus as a weapon of war against Kurds - the Canary | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2020-04-06 16:27

Kurds meet to discuss how to act against coronavirus

ANF - 2020-04-06 10:04
Representatives of the Kurdish parties and components from the four parts of Kurdistan, held a conference on Skype called 'National Unity' to address the coronavirus emergency. ...

Syria's isolated Kurds wait and worry as coronavirus threat grows - The National

Thenational - 2020-04-06 06:33

Barzani HQ Remembers Faili Kurds Perished in Saddam’s Genocidal attack

BAS News - 2020-04-05 22:48
ERBIL — Barzani Headquarter on Sunday released a statement to honor the 12,000 Faili Kurds who perished in a genocidal attack by Saddam Hussein’s Baath regime. “The genocide of Faili Kurds was an extension of crimes by successive regimes of Iraq against ...

Five Kurds died of coronavirus in France

ANF - 2020-04-04 10:04
Hüseyin Akdoğan, a Kurdish patriot, died in Paris after contracting the coronavirus. The number of Kurds who died in France for the same reason rose to at least 5. ...

HDP Eksik: Let's protect our society in these times of emergency

ANF - 2020-04-02 11:29
The discrimination policies of successive Turkish governments against Kurds and Kurdistan are nothing new. The AKP is only the last of these governments to implement such a policy of hostility. ...

The Kurds are not our allies (but Turkey is) | Star Tribune

Startribune - 2020-04-02 06:16

The Kurdish areas in Syria: Kurds beat down IS-mutiny | The Global Domain News

Globaldomainsnews - 2020-04-01 00:26

Turkey is ‘weaponizing water’ in Syrian Kurdistan: HRW

E-Kurd - 2020-03-31 21:19
HRW calls on Turkey to resume supplying water to Syrian Kurds fighting coronavirus BEIRUT,— Turkish authorities’ failure to ensure adequate water supplies to Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Kurdish areas in Northeast Syria, is compromising humanitarian age ...
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