NEWS IN BRIEF on Turkish military invasion of Syria

8-9 October 2019

Kurdish soldiers I spoke to feared Trump would be a treacherous ally. But the scale of his betrayal is terrifying

9 October 2019|Patrick Cockburn, The Independent

We are already on the downslope leading to the ethnic cleansing of up to 2 million Kurds in the vast triangle of land which they call Rojava in northeast Syria. Continue reading

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WOMEN’S ALLIANCE FOR KURDISTAN, IRAQ AND SYRIA

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NEWS BRIEFING August 2019

REMEMBERING SHENGAL 5 YEARS ON.

1.Yazidi women ‘ready to fight’ to avoid repeat of massacre
2.Women of Shengal: We have organized to avoid further massacres
3. YPJ: We reiterate our pledge to avenge Yazidi women
4.TJK-E calls on women to join demos for Shengal on 3 August
5. PKK’s intervention in Shengal
6. Following genocide, Shengal reinvented itself anew
7. Events all over the world to remember Shengal
8. TJA Statement to Remember the Yezidi Genocide of 3 August 2014
9. The 5th Anniversary of Shengal Massacre Infographic
10. My people were massacred five years ago. The genocide continues.


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KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 27 MAY 2019 – 17 JUNE 2019

NEWS

  1. Northern and Eastern Syrian women’s assembly to be founded
  2. HDP’s Buldan: Mr. Öcalan is the key to peace
  3. US: Kurds should be represented in political talks on Syria
  4. Turkish novelist details online abuse as authorities crackdown on ‘obscenity’
  5. US official holds counterterror talks with Syria Kurds
  6. Turkey continues to arrest Dutch citizens on suspicion of PKK support
  7. Sinn Fein demand release of Ocalan and return to peace talks
  8. Rail workers vote overwhelmingly to support jailed journalists in Turkey
  9. British Unions continue to work for freedom for Öcalan
  10. Leyla Güven discharged from hospital: I will return stronger
  11. KNK celebrated its 20th anniversary
  12. “Kurdish Struggle” panel discussion at British Parliament

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NEWS BRIEFING May 2019

WOMEN’S ALLIANCE

FOR KURDISTAN, IRAQ AND SYRIA

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  1. Kurdish women prepare to protect their gains in Syria
  2. Painting with honey, fruits and blood
  3. Today a NATO country sentenced this woman to nearly two years in jail for journalism
  4. Turkey: Riot police fire tear gas at banned women’s day rally
  5. Women in Berlin: Be the voice of hunger strikers’ mothers!
  6. Women wearing white head scarves rallied in Cologne
  7. Kurdish politicians urge protesters to spare own lives in Turkey
  8. Faster Aydın: Let’s spread the resistance everywhere!
  9. Investigation into Turkish MIT’s role in Paris killings UPDATED
  10. After surviving ISIS and a civil war, these Syrian women built a female-only village
  11. Kurdish women scarred by state violence in Turkey’s southeast report
    12. Kurdish women’s experience of state violence in Turkey
  12. Yazidi spiritual council would welcome children of ISIS rape victims, revokes earlier statement

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  13. Kurdish women prepare to protect their gains in Syria

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KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 11 APRIL 2019 – 7 MAY 2019

NEWS

  1. Lawyers for Abdullah Öcalan publicly read his letter, following their historic meeting with the Kurdish leader.
  2. Deir ez-Zor people protest Turkish attacks and wall construction
  3. Ocalan calls an end to hunger strikes and resumption of peace talks
  4. Abdullah Ocalan meets with lawyers for the first time since 2011
  5. Deir ez-Zor people protest Turkish attacks and wall construction
  6. Activists in twelve towns target TUI in campaign supporting kurdish hunger strike.
  7. Jailed journalists in Turkey begin hunger strike in protest over PKK leader’s isolation
  8. *BREAKING* Welsh Government Minister writes to Jeremy Hunt urging him to contact
  9. HDP writes letter to the international community on death fasts
  10. NAV-DEM: Support Kurdish and democratic candidates in Europe
  11. Lawyers: Prisoners’ demand should be accepted
  12. PFLP Secretary General visited MPs on hunger strike in Amed
  13. Turkey protests Kurdish language classes at Japanese University
  14. Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with Kurdish rebels
  15. Ken Loach backs 7000 Kurdish protesters on hunger strike
  16. Washington can help strike a deal between Turkey and Kurds in Syria – analysis
  17. Syria Kurds say deal made for 31,000 displaced Iraqis to go home

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KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 30 MARCH – 12 APRIL 2019

NEWS

  1. Comrade of Bobby Sands: The silence is shameful
  2. Sinn Féin: Irish peace deal must be protected from Brexit crisis
  3. Day 113 of indefinite hunger strike in Strasbourg
  4. Leyla Guven: 152 days on hunger strike against isolation
  5. “Stand against the Turkish state invasion”
  6. Autonomous Administration proposes congress on ISIS prisoners
  7. Hundreds rallied in Wales in solidarity with hunger strikers
  8. Hunger strike resistance continues in many prisons and houses. Newly-elected Kurdish mayors in Turkey under investigation after celebrating victory

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NEWS BRIEFING March-April 2019

WOMEN’S ALLIANCE FOR KURDISTAN, IRAQ AND SYRIA

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  1. Owen Joins Hunger Strike
  2. British Human Rights Lawyer Owen: Support the hunger strikers
  3. Kurdish hunger strikers saluted at 8 March rally in London
  4. Paris 8 March celebration commended Leyla Güven
  5. HPG-YJA Star guerrillas celebrate April 4
  6. Isis women must be repatriated and de-radicalised
  7. Women, children leaving IS stronghold overwhelm Syrian camp
    8. Six years of YPJ: growing and changing society – PART I
  8. Kurdish women prepare for a life after IS. VIDEO
  9. Pictures of the Day: 28 March 2019
  10. Syria: Women must play active role in shaping the country’s future | Amnesty International
  11. Elections, expense scandals and Women’s Day in Turkish headlines
  12. Erdogan slams women’s day rally over ‘rude’ behaviour
  13. HDP women win big in Turkey elections despite party setbacks

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KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 26 February – 29 March 2019

NEWS

  1. Demirtas calls on people to go to the polls to “teach a lesson”
  2. (VIDEO)In Memory of Those Fallen in the Fight Against ISIS. Sehid Namirin!
  3. SDF declares victory over ISIS, vows to continue their fight
  4. Gaza writer sent solidarity message to Leyla Güven
  5. French senator: Remove PKK from EU terrorist organizations list
  6. Turkey’s Kurds celebrate New Year, brace for election
  7. In pictures: Turkey’s Kurds celebrate Nowruz in Diyarbakir amid hunger strike 
  8. Rebel Kurdish leader’s treatment criticised by Welsh Assembly
  9. HDP MP Sarısaç: We are the defenders of this honourable cause
  10. (VIDEOS) Kurdish forces pound last remaining ISIS stronghold in Syria
  11. After defeating Islamic State, Syrian Kurds eye political battle
  12. Free Öcalan call: Freedom for Öcalan campaign ramps up as hunger strikers’ condition deteriorates
  13. Turkish Foreign Ministry summons Belgian ambassador
  14. European rights court orders Turkey to pay news publisher
  15. Kurdish women prepare for life after ISIS
  16. Delegation of Basque women visits Rojava

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KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 28 JANUARY – 26 FEBRUARY 2019

 

NEWS

1. Hunger strikers in Strasbourg speak up – Deniz Sürgüt

2. Swiss Court: Fighting ISIS is honourable  

3. Kurdish parties signed alliance protocol for local elections

4. Hunger strike solidarity Platform formed in Europe

5. MSD Co-chair Ehmed speaks in the UK Parliament

6. Strasbourg hunger strikers’ call to European public opinion

7. Irish MEP visits Leyla Güven on day 104 of fast

8. Anderson meets Kurdish hunger striker Leyla Guven

9. Conference on Abdullah Öcalan in London

10. British trade unions and Peake wrote to Turkish government

11. Tens of thousands gather in Strasbourg to rally for Öcalan

12. Protest for Ocalan outside Turkish embassy in Bolivia

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WOMEN’S ALLIANCE FOR KURDISTAN, IRAQ AND SYRIA NEWS BRIEFING JANUARY 2019

WOMEN’S ALLIANCE

FOR KURDISTAN, IRAQ AND SYRIA

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

  1. Leyla Guven : Letter to President of the European Parliament
  2. Kurdish MP on hunger strike prepared to “protest to the death”
  3. Leyla Guven:MP on hunger strike for 77 days in Turkey.
  4. Jailed Kurdish politician on hunger strike: We are determined 
  5. Welsh Kurds Start Hunger Strike for Ocalan
  6. Co-mayor candidate and many other women detained in Sirnak
  7. Actions for Rojava across the United States
  8. Italian women in solidarity with Leyla Guven 
  9. Solidarity Party of Afghanistan supports Kurdish hunger strikers
  10. Demo against isolation in Paris 
  11. Hunger strike in Strasbourg on day 43
  12. A people’s leader cannot be in isolation, the resistance goes on! 

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