Topic: Kurds

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Rudaw) — Some 560 children are living in Turkish jails with their mothers, stated the newly-elected co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) during a meeting with its parliamentary group on[...]

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Rudaw) — The recommendation by Turkey’s Council of Ministers for an extension of a state of emergency on Monday, April 17, should be reversed by its government or by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to unify the[...]

ISTANBUL (ARA News) — The pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) has complained that there is a media embargo on the party by the Turkish media with a limited number of days left before the referendum to take place on April 16.[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — President Serzh Sargsyan on Monday gave the green light to the opening of an Armenian consulate general in Iraqi Kurdistan, underscoring Armenia’s growing ties to the region that enjoys considerable autonomy within[...]

By Amberin Zaman ANKARA (Al-Monitor) — Turkey’s beleaguered pro-Kurdish block was dealt a further blow on February 21 when the parliament stripped its imprisoned co-leader of her seat. An appeals court upheld Figen[...]

By Birce Bora STRASBOURG (Al Jazeera) — Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has filed an application at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) regarding the continued arrest of its co-leaders, Selahattin[...]

DAMASCUS (ARA News) — Kurdish officials on Monday accused the Turkish army of shelling the villages of Maranaaz, Vilat al-Qadi, Sheikh Issa east of Afrin district and entering Syrian territory. Turkish media confirmed the shelling.[...]

Activist Targeted by Turkish Authorities Again By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator COLOGNE, Germany — What is really happening in Turkey? And where is it going to lead? What began as a protest against government[...]

BAGHDAD (BBC) — Turkish warplanes have attacked some 70 Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, the Turkish military says. It says the raid began in the early morning on February 3 and its planes returned safely after successfully[...]