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Two Environment Activists Temporarily Released on Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-04-20 02:00
On Tuesday, two activists from Bukan, who were arrested last March during the protest Against Turkish Attack on Kurds in Afarin, were temporarily released. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that on Tuesday, April 18, two activist ...

State of Emergency Won’t Affect Turkish Snap Elections: Official

BAS News - 2018-04-19 23:43
ERBIL — Ankara has ensured about the upcoming snap elections to not be influenced by the recently extended state of emergency in the country. "The fact that the preparations for the election in Turkey are carried out in the conditions of a state of emerg ...

UN Prevented from Reaching Afrin IDPs: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2018-04-19 22:57
ERBIL — The United Nations on Wednesday said that its workers are being denied access to the Kurdish civilians displaced from their homes in the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin since the Turkish military incursion into the area. Some 137,000 Kurds are sa ...

Turkish Parliament Ousts HDP's Osman Baydemir, Selma Irmak

BAS News - 2018-04-19 18:21
ERBIL - Turkish Parliament on Thursday stripped the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party's (HDP) MPs Osman Baydemir and Selma Irmak of their parliamentary membership. Baydemir was reportedly accused of insulting the police when he was the mayor of Diyar ...

Turkey to Hold Snap Elections: Erdogan

BAS News - 2018-04-18 22:42
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday announced that the presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey will be brought forward by almost one year. He argued that his country needs a snap election to rid it of "the diseases of t ...

Turkey Extends State of Emergency Once More

BAS News - 2018-04-18 21:59
ERBIL - Turkish parliament approved on Wednesday a Prime Ministry's motion to extend the state of emergency for the seventh time, state-run media said. According to Anadolu Agency, the extension will last for three months, starting from Friday at 1:00 am ...

At Least Eight Turkish Troops Killed in PKK Attack

BAS News - 2018-04-16 12:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters have carried out a massive attack against Turkish military bases in the border areas of the Kurdistan Region, killing at least eight Turkish troops, reports said. According to PKK-affiliated ANF News Agency ...

PKK Kills Three Turkish Soldiers

BAS News - 2018-04-16 11:40
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Monday morning attacked two Turkish military bases on border areas, killing three soldiers and wounding one. They have carried out the attack in Sirnak province in the Kurdish region of Turkey. According to T ...

Putin, Erdogan Discuss Syria After US Strikes

BAS News - 2018-04-15 00:41
ERBIL — Russian President Vladimir Putin held a phone conversation on Saturday with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, discussing the missile attack against the Syrian regime earlier the day. "The Russian and the Turkish sides proceed from the ...

Qamishli, Syria residents strike deal between Assad, Kurdish forces

Washington Times - 2018-04-13 20:16
QAMISHLI, Syria — The complexities of Syria's 7-year-old civil war are playing out in the odd, uneasy peace that reigns in this northeastern town on the Turkish border after forces loyal to President Bashar Assad and U.S.-allied Kurdish militia fighters ...

Kurdish PKK kills 19 Turkish soldiers in Iraqi Kurdistan: HPG

E-Kurd - 2018-04-13 14:42
QANDIL, Iraqi Kurdistan-Turkey border,— Nineteen Turkish soldiers have been killed in Bradost area in Iraqi Kurdistan in clashes with Kurdish rebels from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan, HPG, the military wing of PKK said in a stateme ...

Turkish Jets Heavily Pound Kurdistan Border Areas

BAS News - 2018-04-13 00:28
ERBIL — Turkish warplanes overnight Thursday carried out multiple strikes on Kurdistan Region border areas, allegedly targeting Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The heavy airstrikes were focus on Sidakan mountainous areas of northwest Erbil Province, BasN ...

Turkey Establishes Local Council in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-04-12 22:59
ERBIL — Turkey on Thursday formed an interim local council in the Kurdish town of Afrin in northwest Syria. The 20-member council consists of 11 Kurds, eight Arabs and one Turkmen, according to the Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency. Zuheyr Haydar, a Kurdi ...

PKK Claims Killing 19 Turkish Troops on Kurdistan Border

BAS News - 2018-04-12 22:14
ERBIL — At least 19 Turkish soldiers were killed in a military attack carried out by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on the borders of Kurdistan Region. According the press centre of the People’s Defence Forces (HPG), the military wing of the PKK, 10 Turk ...

Refugees from Efrin trapped between the fronts

KNC Geneva - 2018-04-12 21:28
From 3 to 10 April 2018 around 1,000 families were stuck between the fronts near the city of Efrin. With around four to five hundred vehicles they were located on a road between the troops of the Syrian regime and the PYD in the south, and the Turkish-con ...

Trump, Erdogan discuss Syria crisis in phone call

Waar Media - 2018-04-12 09:40
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the crisis in Syria on Wednesday and agreed to stay in close touch, the White House said in a statement. “President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Recep Tayy ...

Turkey Sentences HDP Lawmaker to 7 Years in Prison

BAS News - 2018-04-11 23:23
ERBIL — A Turkish court has sentenced the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Burcu Çelik Özkan to seven years in jail for alleged terrorism propaganda. According to a report by the pro-Kurdish Mesopotamia news agency, Ozkan was sentenced ...

Kurdistan: Four Turkish Troops Killed in Clash with PKK

BAS News - 2018-04-11 21:07
ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters on Wednesday killed at least four Turkish soldiers near Kurdistan Region’s Sidakan district, northeast Erbil province, a source said. Speaking to Kurdistan 24, a source form border gourds, confirmed that at ...

Refugees from Efrin trapped between the fronts

KNC Geneva - 2018-04-11 14:35
From 3 to 10 April 2018 around 1,000 families were stuck between the fronts near the city of Efrin. With around four to five hundred vehicles they were located on a road between the troops of the Syrian regime and the PYD in the south, and the Turkish-con ...

Turkey Planning to Arrest Eight Other HDP Lawmakers

BAS News - 2018-04-10 20:50
ERBIL — Turkish judicial authorities are working to arrest eight other Kurdish lawmakers from the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) on the grounds of insulting the Turkish state. The Ankara Chief Prosecutor has sent a summary of proceedings to the Ministry ...

Abadi: No Turkish Forces Entered Iraq

BAS News - 2018-04-10 20:24
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi refuted on Tuesday the reports claiming that the Turkish military forces have entered northern Iraqi territories. Speaking during his weekly press conference from Baghdad, Abadi said the reports were untrue an ...

Turkey Refuses to Hand Over Afrin on Russia's Call

BAS News - 2018-04-10 19:51
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has responded to the comments made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, saying that Turkey would hand over Afrin to its residents when the times comes". The statement came after Lavrov said on Monday t ...
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