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

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  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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KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 5 JANUARY – 20 JANUARY 2019

NEWS

  1. Kurdish roadmap to Damascus proposes continued autonomy, SDF to become border guards
  2. Leyla Guven’s letter: Whatever the price may be, we will prevail!
  3. Thousands rallied in Amed: End isolation
  4. Muslim: We don’t accept a ‘safe zone’ that Turkey will be in
  5. Merkel government issues statement on Ocalan
  6. KCK’s Bayık warns against Turkey’s psychological war
  7. Reception for freedom for Ocalan in London City Hall
  8. Jailed Kurdish opposition leader remains defiant ahead of trial
  9. Palestinian revolutionary Leila Khaled writes in support of Kurdish hunger striker Leyla Guven
  10. Hunger strike in Wales reached day 30
  11. EXCLUSIVE: Unions and progressives refuse to be intimidated by Turkish state
  12. Conference at the European Parliament: Isolation must be lifted
  13. Vigil in Dublin for Leyla Güven
  14. MEPs and lawyers from Europe denied meeting with Leyla Güven
  15. HDP Honorary Chair Kürkçü Faces Up To 20 Years in Prison
  16. 7 Kurdish Parties Form Alliance for Local Elections
  17. Prison Sentence of Selahattin Demirtaş Taken to Constitutional Court

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**KURDISH NEWS ALERT** 3 JANUARY 2019

US WITHDRAWAL AND ROJAVA

NEWS

  1. Trump: US will protect Kurds, no timetable for Syria withdrawal
  2. Damascus claims YPG fighters withdrawing from Manbij
  3. France’s Emmanuel Macron tells Vladimir Putin that Kurds should be protected
  4. Turkish jets bomb more villages in South Kurdistan
  5. Committee to unite Kurdish political parties formed in Rojava
  6. France will always remain dependable ally to Kurdistan: Consul General in Erbil
  7. Dutch government party wants to send soldiers to Syria to stop Turkish invasion
  8. Syrian Kurds call on Damascus to protect Manbij from Turkish invasion
  9. Retired US intelligence officer: Trump decision to leave Syria ‘a mistake’
  10. Google erases Kurdistan from maps in compliance with Turkish gov.
  11. Muslim: We didn’t call them, we’re not sending them away
  12. US withdrawal from Syria leaves Kurds backed into a corner

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KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 3 DECEMBER – 17 DECEMBER 2018

NEWS

  1. Kurdish villagers are dying at the hands of a war the world has ignored for too long
  2. EU foreign policy chief urges Turkey to refrain from military operation in Syria
  3. Solidarity hunger strikes in Europe continue
  4. Indefinite hunger strike to be launched in Strasbourg
  5. Kurdish parties and organisations reject the US decision
  6. PKK and PAJK prisoners announced indefinite hunger strike
  7. “As Turkey’s local elections loom, reckless war-mongering begins”
  8. HDP’s Buldan: Millions demand freedom for Öcalan
  9. Anderson calls for release of Öcalan and all political prisoners
  10. US-Backed Kurdish Forces Seize ISIS Town in Eastern Syria
  11. US firmly warns Turkey against attack on Syrian Kurdistan
  12. Kurdish leader tells Turkish court he is a ‘political hostage’
  13. EU Commission: Demirtas case reflects rights violations
  14. Dozens Arrested in Raids on Kurdish Party Headquarters in Turkey
  15. Iranian Kurds bury actor, filmmaker brothers killed in arson car fire
  16. Kurdish community in Scotland being “terrorised” by police
  17. Kurds Rush Reinforcements Into East Syria as ISIS Reclaims Town
  18. Persecution of Kurds seeking sanctuary in Scotland must stop

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WOMEN’S ALLIANCE FOR KURDISTAN, IRAQ AND SYRIA: NEWS BRIEFING November 2018

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#WomenRiseUpforAfrin

 

  1. Dear Women and Sisters: we once again invite you stand besides us in the second phase of
    Women Rise Up For Afrin campaign
    15 November/Peace in Kurdistan Campaign
    We are a network of women standing up against the unlawful occupation of Afrin by the Turkish state and its collaborating jihadist groups. On February 8th  2018 Kongra Star started the “Women Rise up For Afrin” campaign in Afrin, focusing mainly on the Middle East. In Europe and South America, it started on the International Women’s Day, on March 8th  2018, when women from all over the world began taking part in different activities against the Turkish occupation. The actions you carried out for Women Rise Up For Afrin had a lot of impact around the world and made visible Turkish true colours and intentions.
    https://peaceinkurdistancampaign.com/2018/11/15/dear-women-and-sisters-we-once-again-invite-you-stand-besides-us-in-the-second-phase-of-women-rise-up-for-afrin-campaign/

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KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 7 OCTOBER – 23 OCTOBER 2018

 

NEWS

  1. Occupation sells Afrin people’s property in public auctions
  2. Al-Bab people revolted against Turkish mercenaries’ practices
  3. Demonstration against violence against women in Rojava
  4. Rojda Felat: by women’s leadership, historic victory achieved in al-Raqqa
  5. Lunnebach: The PKK ban started as an exception, turned into law
  6. HDP kicks off preparations for Turkish local elections
  7. Iran arrests six Kurds for aiding opposition forces
  8. HDP hopeful of positive Demirtaş ruling regardless of ECHR
  9. SDF Spokesperson: No deal with ISIS for the women of Suwayda
  10. People of Afrin prepare for winter in tents and ruins
  11. At least 15 ISIS members killed in Operation Cizire Storm
  12. Rojava University conference starts
  13. Turkey deposes some 260 elected village heads, arrests follow
  14. Iran executes seven in past week, three of them Kurds
  15. Turkey shells Kurdistan Region, claims it killed 12 PKK members
  16. Chief of Staff: Coordinating with several countries to determine fate of Daesh detainees
  17. Another kind of participation in battle to defeat terrorism!
  18. Raqqa pumping station working at full scale
  19. Clashes in Azaz spread to Afrin
  20. Important projects for women’s economy
  21. Lawyers and human rights defenders to discuss the PKK ban
  22. Dozens of actions to demand Freedom for Öcalan
  23. Daily Mail: Fear reigns over Afrin after seized by Turkey-backed gangs.
  24. Two Mercenaries: Turkey gateway to join ISIS
  25. Arresting 32 Students, 16 Years of Confinement for Students Over 10 Months

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