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AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan (Kurdistan 24) – The Syrian Kurdish authorities said on Friday that, as part of their attack on Syria's Kurdish-run region of Afrin, ... The Democratic Union Party (PYD), the main political party in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), said in an online statement that six civilians were injured in a ...
... Turkish armed forces and insurgents from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The peace process collapsed in July 2015, amid reports that the PKK had targeted Turkish police officers in bombings a month after the HDP became the first pro-Kurdish political party to pass the ten percent electoral threshold ...

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) - A Turkish court of appeal on Friday upheld a prison sentence of 14 months for Kurdish lawmaker Ahmet Yildirim over ... Yildirim is also barred from joining a political party, charitable organization, NGO, syndicate, or corporation, according to the 53rd article of the Turkish criminal ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Kurdish MPs have called five checkpoints in the Kurdistan Region “illegal,” claiming they were established by high ranking political party officials to skim money. The finance committee in parliament through an official letter has asked the government and the parliament to put an end to the ...
The Degala border, in eastern Erbil, is severed every time political party relations deteriorate. The last time they worsened was on Friday when a group of youths intended to move to Afrin from the city of Sulaimani. Spokeswoman of the Tavgari Azadi (Kurdistan Free Society Movement), Tara Hussein, said ...
He mentioned that Baghdad had maintained its relationship with Ankara despite the Turkish incursion into northern Syria. Turkey views the YPG and the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the main Kurdish political party in Syrian Kurdistan's (Rojava) self-governing body, as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' ...

The P.K.K., or the Kurdistan Workers' Party, is an outlawed Kurdish separatist movement that has been fighting the Turkish state for three decades. The shopkeepers make no ... “We are a political party that is against war,” said Mehmet Akif Perker, a local representative of the party. Yet, he added, “in a ...
Much of the fighting has taken place around Afrin, a city controlled by a Kurdish political party and its military affiliate, the People's Protection Units (YPG). Turkey's goal is to ... Turkey and the United States label that group, known as the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, as a terrorist group. But the Syrian ...
Shahoz Hasan, head of Syria's main Kurdish political party, told VOA Saturday that the Turkish operation could get in the way of a political solution in Syria. He said the people of Afrin were among those who helped defeat Islamic State militants in Syria. He said the world now needs to look after the people ...
The leading opposition political party, Gorran, responded to the crackdown by withdrawing its ministers from the government. ... and the author of “Iraqi Kurdistan, the PKK and International Relations: Theory and Ethnic Conflict,” explains the protesters' grievances and the implications for Kurdish politics.
ISTANBUL — Turkish artillery fired shells into the northern Syrian region of Afrin on Friday as Turkey's defense minister announced a military operation against American-backed Kurdish militias, despite warnings from the United States. The developments threatened to further destabilize a region fractured ...
Such Kurdistani coalitions allowed parties in Erbil to win some 15-20% of seats (40-50 seats) in Iraq's parliament, while Gorran and the Kurdish Islamic parties individually would take another dozen or so ... To begin with, the Iraq-wide political party or coalition would not have the name “Kurdistan” in it.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Former KRG Prime Minister Barham Salih was elected head of the newly-founded Coalition for Democracy and Justice ... Outlining his vision for the party, he stressed that it is a coalition and not a traditional political party, “because we believe the task at this difficult stage and the ...
The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan claimed it killed six members of the IRGC for harassing Kurdish villagers, while the IRGC later announced that three of their members were killed ... Komala is a leftist political party of Iranian Kurdistan that is engaged in armed struggle against the Iran government.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Though Kurdish forces have tried to convince Syrian rebels fighting in Afrin on behalf of Turkey that this is not their war, rebel ... Kurdish forces of being accomplices with Assad and said that “separatist movements,” meaning the Kurdish armed force YPG and ruling political party ...
Within 48 hours, Kurdish forces had abandoned yet more disputed areas .... in Iraq's Kurdish region: Barzani's Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and ... said that "people from a certain political party" had "unilaterally paved the ...
In Syria, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) ... mixed territories adjacent to the Kurdistan Regional Government's three provinces, ... control the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian Kurdish political party, will ...

SULAIMANI – Masoud Barzani issued a statement on Tuesday (October 17) in the wake of rapid collapse of Kurdish forces in Kirkuk, saying the ...
Armed Kurdish civilians set-up checkpoints in Kirkuk Monday morning ... Union of Kurdistan (PUK), the leading Kurdish political party in Kirkuk.
Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani, Iraq's Postwar President Dies At 83 ... He founded the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, the second main Kurdish political party. ... Talabani had always said that every Kurd longed for independence.
As he stepped into office to become Iraq's first Kurdish president, Jalal ... have been different, the balance in Kurdistan would have been different. ... on a split in Talabani's political party years earlier, saw his power grow as the ...
Organised by Kurdish Regional Government president Masoud Barzani ... Virtually every political party in Baghdad has condemned the vote as ...
While the Kurdistan constitution states that “Kurdish society ... We asked them to deport every Kurd who lives there and send them to the mountains to live like goats.” ... He said he and his political party were against the vote.
The Kurdish independence referendum caused unnecessary ... Union of Kurdistan, who registered his political party as the “Alliance for ...
... of the German right wing political party's recent impressive showing in ... With Turkey threatening to cut crude oil flows from Iraq's Kurdistan ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Celebrating the successful holding of the Kurdistan Region's independence referendum, Kurdish people in Iran's ...
... the armed branch of the strongest Kurdish political party in Syria, the Democratic Union Party (PYD). Turkey contributes to the construction of ...
While the Kurdistan constitution states that “Kurdish society ... We asked them to deport every Kurd who lives there and send them to the mountains to live like goats.” ... He said he and his political party were against the vote.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Lawyers working for the second deputy of ... majority to back the Kurdish independnence vote set for September 25.
Turkey and Iran who each have a significant Kurdish population in their ... a [political] party, two parties or three parties, but that of the people of ...
The impending Kurdish referendum for independence will have ... path," McGurk said in a press conference in Iraqi Kurdistan's capital, Irbil. ... decided by a single individual or a political party, but needed a collective decision.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ... The PKK is a banned political party in Turkey that has been fighting a ...
The Kurdish political movement and leftist groups have also ... their membership after main opposition political party the CHP joined the protest.
Rosneft also obtained access to Kurdistan's oil pipeline to Turkey with .... political party in the KRG, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Jalal ...
They also target infrastructure investments in the Kurdish-populated ... unanimously campaigned for the political party of the PKK in Turkey, the ...
... the protesters were affiliated with the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party), ... for the release of an imprisoned leader of a pro-Kurdish political party, ...
Speaking to Anadolu Agency on Friday, Shorsh Haji, a spokesman for the Gorran Movement, an Iraqi Kurdish political party, explained why his ...
Komala is a leftist political party of Iranian Kurdistan. It is one of the parties which has recently resumed a military struggle against Iran.
The Iraqi Turkmen Front, the largest political party representing the minority Turkmen ethnic group, has reiterated its objection to the Kurdistan ...
... known as the Zeravani, were in practice a politicized militia loyal to the Kurdistan Region's president, Massoud Barzani, and his political party ...
IRBIL, Iraq — An independent Kurdistan would be a safe base for American military personnel and ... but controlled by Kurdistan's other main political party, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. ... “It's every Kurd's dream,” he said.
Shiite leader forms new political party to 'embrace' all Iraqis ... ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Ammar al-Hakim announced on Monday his resignation from the leadership of ... Hakim, who is considered to have good ties with Kurdish parties, has recently showed strong opposition to ... 3 Non kurd | 25/7/2017.
Shaswar Qadir, the owner of Kurdistan's NRT pro-opposition television network, said that he wants to establish a new political party in Iraqi ...
DUHOK, Kurdistan Region—The Yezidi community around Shingal and the rest of Nineveh province now have a political party that held its first ...
Kurdish political officials in Syria are taking an increasingly .... including SEF leader Ahmad Jarba's political party, Syria's Tomorrow Movement, ...
World should accept Kurdistan Referendum outcome if strong majority vote 'Yes': ... The Kurdish community in Sweden on Tuesday held a panel in support of the ... The Social Democrats Party is the largest political party in Sweden with 113 ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – A Kurdish man in the province of ... Region is not exclusively for the benefit of one person or one political party, but for ...
Kurdish leaders explain independence referendum in Washington ... WASHINGTON DC, United States (Kurdistan 24) – Senior Kurdish figures, ... “Every political party” has expressed its agreement on the holding the vote, ...
SULAIMANI - The Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Peshmerga said a Swedish volunteer who was fighting with the Peshmerga has been kidnapped by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Sinjar district. The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of ...
SULAIMANI - A female Kurdish political prisoner said she was raped by Iranian interrogators while held at a secret Iranian intelligence detention center.


 

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