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In Pictures: At the Conference of Armenian Genocide

March 20, 2015: At the Conference on Genocide ‘Prevention to Justice’ organized by the Armenian Genocide Centennial and Armenian National Committee of Canada at University of Toronto. Honored to be here, however, disgusted by the presence of so-called Yeizidi representative from … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Meeting with the Canadian Defence Minister, Mr. Jason Kenney

On March 20, 2015, at the request of the Office of Canada’s Defence Ministry, a delegation of Canadian Kurds from all parts of Kurdistan met the Minister, Mr. Jason Kenney. At the meeting, the Member of Parliament  for Mississauga-Streetsville, Mr. Brad … Continue reading

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In brief, the significance of Peshmarga forces heading to Kobane

Kurds have helped each other in the past, so why is this troop movement so significant? Briefly: -Kurdish peshmarga troops from Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq crossed Iraqi border without the authorization from the Iraqi central government or parliament. … Continue reading

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Kurdish Peshmarga forces pass through Turkey to rescue besieged Kobane

  Arbil (Iraq) (AFP) – Heavily armed Kurdish peshmerga fighters were on their way to joining militias defending the Syrian border town of Kobane from the Islamic State group after setting off from Iraq Tuesday. Military trucks loaded with weapons … Continue reading

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Airstrikes target IS militant advance on key Kurdish town

US-led coalition forces launched at least five airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) group militants advancing on the Syrian Kurdish town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday. US-led forces carried … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Turkey still has a long way to go to meet EU's accession criteria

By Sharif Behruz October 26, 2010 Members of European Parliament on Monday welcomed recent Turkish constitutional reforms, describing them as a step forward, while stressing that much remains to be done to ensure full respect for human rights. The biggest … Continue reading

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Iran's Kurdish Party Expresses Content with Referendum Results in Turkey

Even though there are no specific references in this Referendum to the Kurdish question in Turkey, however, without any doubts, the broadening of democracy within the country, with the proposed changes put to referendum, will be in the benefit of … Continue reading

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