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Iraq election commission releases partial, preliminary results
10/11/2021
Iraq election commission releases partial, preliminary results

Iraq election commission releases partial, preliminary results

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) has begun releasing partial, preliminary results in the parliamentary election.Results are not immediately available for all provinces and the commission said it is investigating complaints.The Secretary-General...

“Lahur is in turn highly popular among the PKK’s base, particularly for his role in helping to cement the alliance betwe...
09/21/2021
Turkey's latest attack on PKK militant in Iraqi Kurdistan meant as show of strength

“Lahur is in turn highly popular among the PKK’s base, particularly for his role in helping to cement the alliance between the PKK’s Syrian arm and the United States to fight the Islamic State. His harsh criticism of the KDP’s tight relations with Turkey adds to his appeal.”

Read more: https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/09/turkeys-latest-attack-pkk-militant-iraqi-kurdistan-meant-show-strength#ixzz7767TG4cJ

In recent months, Turkish drones have picked off a string of mid-level commanders in Iraqi Kurdistan and northeast Syria.

‘Masoud Barzani is a good friend of mine’ — Kurdistan is not Afghanistan!
08/25/2021
‘Masoud Barzani is a good friend of mine’ — Kurdistan is not Afghanistan!

‘Masoud Barzani is a good friend of mine’ — Kurdistan is not Afghanistan!

Politics ‘Masoud Barzani is a good friend of mine’ — Kurdistan is not Afghanistan! Laurie Mylroie 7 Hours Joe Biden (right), then US vice-president, meets with President Masoud Barzani in Erbil, April 28, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan Region Presidency) Kurdistan USA Washington Joe Biden Masoud.....

Insightful remarks by Michael Rubin on US withdrawal from Afghanistan and Turkey and Pakistan as sponsors of terrorism
08/21/2021
Implications of the Afghanistan Disaster - Michael Rubin - AIJAC

Insightful remarks by Michael Rubin on US withdrawal from Afghanistan and Turkey and Pakistan as sponsors of terrorism

Michael Rubin addressed the catastrophic return of the Taliban in the wake of the US and allied military withdrawal, as well as wider regional issues, for an AIJAC webinar on 20 August 2021.

Opinion: Biden deserves blame for the debacle in Afghanistan
08/15/2021
Opinion: Biden deserves blame for the debacle in Afghanistan

Opinion: Biden deserves blame for the debacle in Afghanistan

Peter Bergen writes that President Joe Biden is presiding over a debacle entirely of his own making in Afghanistan -- and one that has unfolded more swiftly than even the most dire prognostications.

Congress presses State Department on Turkey’s drone program | eKathimerini.com
08/15/2021
Congress presses State Department on Turkey’s drone program | eKathimerini.com

Congress presses State Department on Turkey’s drone program | eKathimerini.com

Washington, D.C. – 28 members of the House of Representatives, led by Congressmen David Cicilline of Rhode Island and Gus Bilirakis of Florida, wrote to Secretary of State Antony Blinken to “[express] concern over Turkey’s armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program, which has destabilized mul...

Kurdish author on hit list targeting AKP critics in exile attacked in Wales - Stockholm Center for Freedom
07/28/2021
Kurdish author on hit list targeting AKP critics in exile attacked in Wales - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Kurdish author on hit list targeting AKP critics in exile attacked in Wales - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Gökhan Yavuzel, a Kurdish writer in Wales whose name is on a hit list targeting critics of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) government living in exile, was attacked in a park near his house in the capital city of Cardiff, Turkish Minute reported, citing the Artı Gerçek news website....

Catalonia prepares for recognition of North and East Syria
07/21/2021
Catalonia prepares for recognition of North and East Syria

Catalonia prepares for recognition of North and East Syria

On July 19, on the ninth anniversary of the Rojava Revolution, a draft resolution was presented in the Catalan Parliament to recognize the self-rule of northern and eastern Syria and to show solida...

07/04/2021
Brenda Shaffer: Non-Persian Ethnic Minorities in Iran May Be Ripe for Revolt
07/01/2021
Brenda Shaffer: Non-Persian Ethnic Minorities in Iran May Be Ripe for Revolt

Brenda Shaffer: Non-Persian Ethnic Minorities in Iran May Be Ripe for Revolt

Brenda Shaffer, Senior Advisor for Energy at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), spoke to a May 21 Middle East Forum webinar (video) about Iran's multi-ethnic minorities. According to Shaffer, the size of non-Persian ethnic minorities in

SOHR activists have reported that Kurdish fighters shelled a position of Turkish troops and their proxy factions in Burj...
06/04/2021
Many dead and wounded | Kurdish troops shell positions of Turkish troops and their proxy factions in Aleppo countryside • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

SOHR activists have reported that Kurdish fighters shelled a position of Turkish troops and their proxy factions in Burj Haidar frontline in north Aleppo countryside.

Aleppo province: SOHR activists have reported that Kurdish fighters shelled a position of Turkish troops and their proxy factions in Burj Haidar frontline in north Aleppo countryside. Moreover, a military car was also attacked on the same frontline, which left many dead and wounded, amid unconfirmed...

05/31/2021
Biden officially recognizes the massacre of Armenians in World War I as a genocide
04/24/2021
Biden officially recognizes the massacre of Armenians in World War I as a genocide

Biden officially recognizes the massacre of Armenians in World War I as a genocide

President Joe Biden on Saturday became the first US president to officially recognize the massacre of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire as a genocide, risking a potential fracture with Turkey but signaling a commitment to global human rights.

Turkey Creates a Humanitarian Catastrophe in Occupied Syria
04/19/2021
Turkey Creates a Humanitarian Catastrophe in Occupied Syria

Turkey Creates a Humanitarian Catastrophe in Occupied Syria

Located in the northwest corner of Syria, the Turkish-controlled Afrin area is largely off limits to foreign journalists. Turkish forces occupied Afrin in late 2018, in an operation dubbed Olive Branch, destroying the Kurdish authority which had

Kurdish advocacy group hires Washington firm to lobby for Kurds
04/06/2021
Kurdish advocacy group hires Washington firm to lobby for Kurds

Kurdish advocacy group hires Washington firm to lobby for Kurds

WASHINGTON , United States — A New York based pro-Kurdish group has hired international law firm Covington and Burling LLP to advocate for the formulation of a Middle East policy in President Joe Biden’s new administration that benefits Kurds.'Justice For Kurds has asked us to...

Turkey: Breaking the Silence
04/01/2021
Turkey: Breaking the Silence

Turkey: Breaking the Silence

Voice of America’s new documentary explores how Turkey smothered a free press – and made arresting its journalists a weapon. Press freedom has never been ideal in Turkey. But under Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s authoritarian reign, the country emerged as a top jailer of journalists. Independent and c...

Happy Newroz! ❤️☀️💚
03/20/2021

Happy Newroz! ❤️☀️💚

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My lectures on Afrin in the US: https://www.facebook.com/events/524637031638901/
Dear All, This is Hasan Demirtas. I am a Kurdish filmmaker. I had been working for my first feature film like about 2 years. Finally, I have finished the film. To be able to apply for the Film Festivals I need help. I am sending you the movie's website. I am suggesting that look at the website from your computers. Thanks very much for your help! Please send me a message from facebook or email to be able to reach me out. You Name It A Documentary Feature by Hasan Demirtas (2019, HD Color, 86 Minutes) You Name It tells of the three foremost genocides stories in the world. After the Armenian genocide, the Jewish genocide was not an acceptable genocide. Furthermore, genocide is still a major issue in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Case of the detained Kurdish leader Salahadin Demirtash in EU Parliament by Kati Piri