Tag : Kurdistan

Rebel Keeps Kurds’ Guns Close at Hand in Peace Talks With Turkey
11 Apr
3:42

Rebel Keeps Kurds’ Guns Close at Hand in Peace Talks With Turkey

By TIM ARANGO Published: April 11, 2013 ZARGALI, Iraq — In a safe house made of cinder blocks and surrounded by grazing goats and sheep, nestled high in the remote mountains of northern Iraq, a Kurdish fighter who has waged a guerrilla war against Turkey for nearly three decades remains defiant in…

Kurdish singer Ahmet Kaya’s widow still at odds with Turkey
06 Apr
3:37

Kurdish singer Ahmet Kaya’s widow still at odds with Turkey

ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News By Vercihan Ziflioğlu Iconic Kurdish singer Ahmet Kaya’s widow, Gülten Kaya, said she had not accepted the apologies made to her 13 years after his death. Ahmet Kaya had been subjected to heavy criticism and protests when he said he would record a Kurdish song…

Turks and Kurds look to Good Friday accords as template for peace
04 Mar
6:03

Turks and Kurds look to Good Friday accords as template for peace

Ian Traynor guardian.co.uk, Friday 1 March 2013 15.40 GMT While Turkish and Kurdish leaders wait for the music to start in their fragile “peace process”, they have already jointly taken to the dance floor, warily exploring whether enemies can become partners. Two places they have been doing this are Britain…

PDKI and Komala support the Kurdish prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey
08 Nov
3:54

PDKI and Komala support the Kurdish prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey

Kurdish political prisoners in Turkey have been on a hunger strike for more than 50 days in order to get their demands met. The civil society in Turkish Kurdistan has during the last couple of days joined the political prisoners by expressing their support for the demands of the hunger…

Cooperation Agreement Inspires Hope for United Iranian Kurdish Front
25 Aug
2:23

Cooperation Agreement Inspires Hope for United Iranian Kurdish Front

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Two major Iranian Kurdish parties signed a deal on Tuesday night, raising hopes for a united Iranian Kurdish front. The agreement between the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) and the Revolutionary Society of Iranian Kurdistan’s Toilers (Komala) paves the way for cooperation among the two parties that…

Competing senses of liberation, dread rule in Kurdish areas of Syria
17 Aug
8:14

Competing senses of liberation, dread rule in Kurdish areas of Syria

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BY DAVID ENDERS McClatchy Newspapers AMMOUDA, SYRIA — The only place in the predominantly Kurdish city of Ammouda that’s still flying the Syrian flag is the police station, but people here say it means little. “There are only two police officers, and they stay inside and keep the door closed,” said…

Kurds prepare militia to fight in Syria
10 Aug
4:28

Kurds prepare militia to fight in Syria

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By Francis Matthew | Editor at Large for Gulf News The continuing fighting in Syria is a golden opportunity for foreign governments to put military forces onto the ground and take positions in advance of any political end-game. Syria’s neighbours want to influence events to suit themselves and do not…

Syrian Kurd party says Turkey should not fear its rise
10 Aug
4:20

Syrian Kurd party says Turkey should not fear its rise

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(Reuters) – A Kurdish party that is extending its power in northern Syria as President Bashar al-Assad battles an insurgency raging elsewhere, warned Turkey not to interfere in the region where it fears rising separatist militancy along its border. Turkey is alarmed at the growing influence of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and…

Syria and Kurdish goals
08 Aug
5:26

Syria and Kurdish goals

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By Najmuddin A Shaikh for Dawn.com ON Friday, the Bashar al-Assad regime suffered another symbolic defeat when the UN General Assembly voted 133 to 12 with 31 abstentions for a Saudi-sponsored resolution that criticised the Assad regime and castigated the UN Security Council for failing to act against the Syrian regime. Pakistan…

Report: 182 Kurdish couriers killed and injured in 14 months
09 Jul
4:56

Report: 182 Kurdish couriers killed and injured in 14 months

Kurdpa News Agency publishes the full list of victims of Iran’s extra-judicial killings of on-foot border crossing couriers in the last 14 months in the Kurdish areas of Iran. Kurdpa: Since the beginning of Iranian calendar year of 1390 (March 21, 2011), around 182 couriers people who carry goods on their back) have…

Kurd favorite as Syria opposition bloc chooses new chief
08 Jun
3:30

Kurd favorite as Syria opposition bloc chooses new chief

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AFP: The opposition Syrian National Council meets in Istanbul to choose a new leader this weekend with insiders saying Kurdish activist Abdel Basset Sayda has emerged as a consensus candidate. The SNC, the main group bringing together opponents of President Bashar al-Assad, has struggled to unite regime critics ranging from…

The whereabouts of three Kurdish political prisoners are still unknown
11 May
4:50

The whereabouts of three Kurdish political prisoners are still unknown

Kurdpa: The whereabouts of three Kurdish political prisoners are still unknown for four years following their arrest. Jamil Barez, Shahed Bahrami and Aso Mirzaie were rounded up on May 28, 2008 in the city of Mariwan by the agents of the intelligence section of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)…

US, Syrian Kurds meet to streamline opposition to Assad
11 May
12:33

US, Syrian Kurds meet to streamline opposition to Assad

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WASHINGTON — Top US officials are meeting in Washington this week with Syrian Kurdish leaders in a bid to build a “more cohesive opposition” to President Bashar al-Assad, the State Department said Tuesday. Robert Ford, the ambassador who left his post in Damascus for security reasons and special Syria coordinator…

Three youth are run over by regime’s security forces
01 May
2:26

Three youth are run over by regime’s security forces

KURDPA: The security forces on the back of a military vehicle targeted a group of youth on a motorcycle in the city of Mariwan resulting in the serious injury of Behzad Darbarzin. Video clips obtained by KURDPA show the injuries inflicted on the youth during this intentional hit and run…

The fate of two residents of Mahabad remains unknown
30 Apr
2:09

The fate of two residents of Mahabad remains unknown

KURDPA: there is no information about the fate of two citizens of Mahabad whom were arrested a few days ago by the Intelligence Ministry. According to HRANA, the official website of Human Rights Activists’ Society in Iran, there isn’t any information about the fate of Taib Hosenzadeh and Saiid khezri, two…