KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 11 FEBRUARY – 9 MARCH 2020

For all of the latest Kurdish news, see these sources:

ANF English: https://anfenglishmobile.com/

Hawar News: https://www.hawarnews.com/en/

Rojava Information Center: https://rojavainformationcenter.com

https://twitter.com/RojavaIC

Women Defend Rojava: http://womendefendrojava.net/en/

Rojhelat: http://rojhelat.info/en/

Rojava Centre for Strategic Studies

http://nrlsrojava.com/en/

Komun Academy: 

https://komun-academy.com

 

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KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 10 JANUARY – 10 FEBRUARY 2020

For all of the latest Kurdish news, see these sources:

ANF English: https://anfenglishmobile.com/

Hawar News: https://www.hawarnews.com/en/

Rojava Information Center: https://rojavainformationcenter.com

https://twitter.com/RojavaIC

Women Defend Rojava: http://womendefendrojava.net/en/

Rojhelat: http://rojhelat.info/en/

Rojava Centre for Strategic Studies

http://nrlsrojava.com/en/

 

 NEWS

  1. Pentagon slashes funding for Islamic State fight
  2. KODAR and PJAK announce a boycott of elections
  3. Ilham Ahmed to Asharq Al-Awsat: Damascus Agreed to Political Dialogue with Guarantee from Moscow
  4. Closure of Iranian border crossing crushes Kurdish village economy
  5. Turkey: Kurdish Mayors’ Removal Violates Voters’ Rights, Says HRW
  6. Police charge a British father with ‘terrorism’ for sending money to his son – who’s been fighting AGAINST Daesh
  7. Final Resolution of the 16th EUTCC Conference in EP
  8. DC Court: Turkey must face charges in Sheridan Circle assault on Kurdish protesters
  9. HRW: Turkey intensifying attack on pro-Kurdish party by removing mayors
  10. British Islamic State suspects to be tried in Syria by Kurdish authorities
  11. Autonomous administration in Syria to put Isis fighters on trial after international snub
  12. Exclusive: U.S. halts secretive drone program with Turkey over Syria incursion
  13. Kurdish-led forces in Syria say they will keep conscription system 
  14. UN: Northwest Syria fighting displaces over 500,000 in 2 months
  15. Syrian Kurdish party reopens office as part of Kurdish unity initiative
  16. Syrian Kurdish center sets out to defang ‘cubs of the caliphate’
  17. Turkey denies it, Swiss laboratory proves it used phosphorous
  18. Kurdish-led authorities in northeast Syria plan local tribunal for IS fighters
  19. Belgian government defies ruling of its supreme court on PKK
  20. Kurdish leaders celebrate Belgian court’s ruling that the PKK is not a terrorist organisation
  21. Belgium Court of Cassation: PKK is not a terrorist organization
  22. General: US committed to Syria fight; Missions up against IS
  23. Turkey earthquake: death toll rises as search for survivors continues
  24. ‘We have no alternative’: Syrian Kurds predict cooperation with Assad on aid deliveries
  25. Priti Patel’s proposed new terrorism offence was worrying. Her new plans are frankly terrifying.
  26. Almost 27,000 flee Syria’s Idlib to Turkey in three days – report
  27. Priti Patel is proposing a new terrorism offence that should worry us all
  28. EU cuts pre-accession aid to Turkey by 75%
  29. UN says around 350,000 people have fled Syria’s Idlib since 1 December
  30. More than 500 people, mainly children, died in Syria’s al-Hol camp in 2019: Medics
  31. Turkey’s Wikipedia ban ends after almost three years
  32. Final declaration of the SDF Military Council meeting published
  33. UK’s attempt to repatriate British children from Syria to be rejected
  34. Norway repatriates Daesh-linked woman, children from Syria
  35. Report: Syria Kurdish politician executed by Turkey-backed militia
  36. Turkish, Syrian top spies meet in first official contact in years
  37. Syrian Kurds criticize UN decision limiting humanitarian aid to Syria
  38. Russia scores victory for ally Syria in UN vote cutting aid
  39. Thousands march in Paris for Sakine, Fidan and Leyla
  40. Turkey, Russia agree to ceasefire in war-torn Idlib, Syria

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KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 22 DECEMBER 2019 – 12 JANUARY 2020

For all of the latest Kurdish news, see these sources:

ANF English: https://anfenglishmobile.com/

Hawar News: https://www.hawarnews.com/en/

Rojava Information Center: https://rojavainformationcenter.com

https://twitter.com/RojavaIC

Women Defend Rojava: http://womendefendrojava.net/en/

Rojhelat: http://rojhelat.info/en/

Rojava Centre for Strategic Studies

http://nrlsrojava.com/en/

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KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 6 DECEMBER 2019 – 21 DECEMBER 2019

NEWS

  1. HDP co-chair Buldan: The end of the tyrant is near
  2. UN’s Mueller: Turkey’s offensive displaced over 200,000 people
  3. MEPs call for immediate action to stop Turkey’s attacks on Kurds
  4. Disciplinary sanction for Öcalan and other 3 prisoners in Imrali
  5. Activists from Villiers-le-Bel take over Freedom for Öcalan Vigil
  6. Dictator defends occupation and demands oil revenues in Geneva
  7. KESK calls on workers to join rallies for a “dignified life”
  8. Recognition of Armenian genocide will prevent Turkey’s “massacre” of Kurds: SDF commander
  9. Turkey sentences 7 Syrian Kurds to aggravated life sentences on terror charges: report
  10. First Kurdish candidate elected for the Labour Party
  11. Over objections from Trump and Turkey, Senate passes Armenian genocide remembrance measure
  12. The 70th NATO Summit and the Looming Crisis around Turkey
  13. Russia opposes expansion of Turkey’s north Syria ‘safe zone’
  14. “Öcalan is the only person who can lead the way to peace”
  15. Wife of ailing, jailed Kurdish leader Demirtas relays message after visit
  16. European Parliament to host Rojava Conference on 11 December
  17. ‘In cold blood’: Syria Kurds say killed, robbed by Turkey proxies

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NEWS BRIEFING DECEMBER 2019

WOMEN’S ALLIANCE

FOR KURDISTAN, IRAQ AND SYRIA

https://peaceinkurdistancampaign.com/activities/womens-alliance-for-kurdistan-iraq-and-syria/

Defend the women’s revolution in northeastern Syria
October 9 2019/Roar Magazine
Since 2012, with the leading role of women, the people in North and East Syria have been building a social system that enables a peaceful, radical-democratic, gender-liberated life for all ethnic, religious and cultural groups in the region.
https://roarmag.org/2019/10/09/defend-rojava-tjke-statement/

 Eyewitnesses to the Rojava revolution: women empowerment
November 4 2019/Roar Magazine
What has been taking place in Rojava is easily one of the most inspiring and exciting experiments in autonomous self-government to ever exist. It is also one of the most massive, and gender inclusive, often compared to the Spanish Revolution of 1936, as well as the Zapatistas in Chiapas, Mexico. And yet, people outside the region know little about the different dimensions of the revolution taking place in Rojava. And now, this revolutionary territory is under military and political attack — its very existence at risk.
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KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 6 SEPTEMBER 2019 – 7 OCTOBER 2019

NEWS

  1. Democratic Confederalism discussed in Rome
  2. Urgent call for Hasankeyf and the Tigris Valley
  3. Xerîb Hiso: Erdoğan has taken the decision to go to war
  4. Dutch MPs warn against possible Turkish attack against Syrian Kurds
  5. Congress rapporteurs meet with suspended HDP mayors in Amed
  6. Abdi: Erdoğan’s concern is not about security but about invasion
  7. HDP: Permanent mobilization against trustees until 19 October
  8. ‘We deserve support’: Reinvented north-east Syria strives for stability
  9. Erdogan’s demographic engineering plans in Syria mirror those of Assad time – FT
  10. Syria’s Kurds protest exclusion from constitutional committee
  11. Turkey must resist emotional politics to find peace and democracy – Gultan Kisanak
  12. Daesh makes resurgence in Syria, captures town, attacks Kurdish and Russian forces
  13. UN Excludes one third of Syria, mostly Kurds, from Constitution Committee
  14. Memorial in London for Mehmet Aksoy
  15. KNK: Autonomous Administration should join constitutional team
  16. Maxmur Refugee Camp under embargo for two months
  17. Increase in Turkish-linked jihadist cells in Syria, study finds
  18. Pro-Kurdish leader Demirtas could be released soon, lawyer says
  19. Devastating all dissent in Turkey
  20. PEN America condemns u.s. decision to bar entry to austrian academic
  21. Gen. John Allen hails Kurdish role in fighting ISIS
  22. (VIDEO) Justice system and human rights status in Turkey discussed at UN
  23. Berlin Conference for a new Turkey ends today
  24. Delegation from NE Syria visits the US
  25. Former British fighter who fought alongside Kurds commits suicide

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KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 29 JULY 2019 – 20 AUGUST 2019

NEWS

  1. We will not be silenced, we will not be stopped
  2. Öcalan calls for sacrifice for unity among Kurds
  3. HDP deputies Günay and Paylan meet Mothers of Plaza de Mayo
  4. Germany sells 216 million euros of military equipment to Turkey
  5. 15th August 1984 – more than a military offensive
  6. German state’s war crimes in Kurdistan
  7. “South Kurdistan parties must not fall into Turkey’s trap”
  8. Turkey accused of extensive links to former Isis fighters

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