Sun, 03 Mar 2024 15:35

DEM Party urges voters to write new chapter of peace

Turkey’s poverty map is a good indicator of who the real separatists are, according to Tuncer Bakırhan, co-chair of the People’s Equality and Democracy (DEM) Party, who has been addressing voters ahead of local elections scheduled for 31 March. As his party continues its campaigning efforts with public meetings and rallies in various cities, Bakırhan […]

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Sun, 03 Mar 2024 14:36

Erling Folkvord – a lifelong commitment to the Kurdish struggle

The Kurdish community and supporters worldwide are mourning the loss of Erling Folkvord – writer, politician, revered advocate of the Kurdish cause and steadfast supporter of oppressed peoples worldwide, who passed away in Stockholm on Friday 1 March. Folkvord’s influence transcended borders and ideologies and earned him the admiration and respect of all. Iranian-Kurdish journalist […]

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Sun, 03 Mar 2024 14:34

Historic low turnout in Iran’s parliamentary elections as reformists call for boycott

Friday’s parliamentary elections in Iran, held against a backdrop of economic challenges and political restrictions, were marked by what appears to be an unprecedented level of voter boycott, with early indicators pointing to the lowest turnout since the 1979 Islamic revolution. Overshadowed both by internal strife following the nationwide uprisings sparked by the death of […]

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Sun, 03 Mar 2024 12:03

Yazidi woman reunited with family after rescue from ISIS

The Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) and the Yazidi House in North and East Syria’s Jazira (Cizîre) canton, in coordination with Sinjar (Shengal) City Council and the Yazidi Women’s Resistance Units (YJŞ), have facilitated the return of Kovan Aidi Khourto, a Yazidi woman recently rescued from ISIS by the YPJ, to her family. Khourto, from the […]

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Sat, 02 Mar 2024 16:19

US Senate rejects motion to block F-16 sale to Turkey

The US Senate decided on Thursday not to obstruct the $23 billion transaction involving F-16 fighter jets and modernisation kits for Turkey. This approval, sanctioned by President Joe Biden’s administration, came as Turkey endorsed Sweden’s NATO membership. Introduced by Senator Rand Paul, the motion to block the sale was substantially defeated with a 79 to […]

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Sat, 02 Mar 2024 14:35

Rethinking the world: Kurdish perspectives spotlighted at Berlin conference

A conference titled “Rethinking the World: Challenges, Transitions, and Kurdish Perspectives” kicked off in Berlin on Friday, hosted by the Kurdish Academic Network KURD-AKAD and Civaka Azad, the Kurdish Centre for Public Relations. The two-day event, taking place at Hotel Rossi, was inaugurated by Dr. Dersim Dağdeviren, a physician and co-chair of KURD-AKAD, marking a […]

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Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:46

Turkish military operations intensify in Kurdish regions following high-level meetings

Following high-level meetings between Turkish, Iraqi and Kurdistan Region officials, Turkish military operations in Kurdish regions have intensified, leading to civilian casualties, targeted killings and widespread concern. This escalation includes a drone strike on a civilian home in Kalar, an attack injuring a farmer in Amadiye and the assassination of a physician in Sulaymaniyah. As […]

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Sat, 02 Mar 2024 12:45

Assassination of political refugee in Iraqi Kurdistan raises questions at Turkish diplomatic talks

Iraq’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fuad Mohammed Hussein from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) convened with his Turkish counterpart, Hakan Fidan, in the southern province of Antalya on Thursday. The gathering of these two ministers occurred ahead of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s impending visit to both Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. The meeting coincided […]

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Sat, 02 Mar 2024 12:08

The danger zone under Turkey’s occupation

    Fréderike Geerdink Abductions, arbitrary arrests, unlawful detention, sexual violence and torture are among the crimes committed by the Turkish army and its proxies in the north of Syria, a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) shows. The report is such a surreal read, that the recommendations that HRW gives, seem absurd. Justified […]

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Sat, 02 Mar 2024 10:22

Nicaragua accuses Germany at world court of aiding Israel’s ‘genocidal acts’ in Gaza

Nicaragua has taken Germany to the International Court of Justice, accusing it of aiding and abetting what it describes as Israel’s genocidal actions in Gaza. This case, initiated on 1 March 2024, underscores a significant escalation in the international legal battle over the responsibilities of states in foreign conflicts. Nicaragua has formally accused Germany of […]

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