KURDISH NEWS WEEKLY BRIEFING, 9 – 16 OCTOBER 2017

NEWS
1. Bayık: Kurds should unite against alliances of the enemies
2. KNK Congress calls for support for Southern Kurdistan
3. Final resolution of Kurdish workshop in Den Haag released
4. KCK warns Ankara over security of Ocalan
5. Desperate IS mounts last stand in Raqqa
6. Syria war: Turkish forces set up positions in Idlib
7. The ‘era of heroes’ is not over yet: Raqqa
8. Deir ez-Zor Civilian Council’s call to the world
9. Massacre near Deir ez-Zor: 9 civilians killed, 43 others wounded
10. Suicide attacks kill Deir Az Zor refugees and Kurds
11. Sit-in in front of the CoE to conclude today with a rally
12. Panel discussion by Rojava officials in the Council of Europe
13. Sit-in in Strasbourg continues with new participants
14. PACE urges Ankara to release arrested MPs immediately
15. Books on Kurds banned in Turkey
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KURDISH NEWS WEEKLY BRIEFING, 26 SEPTEMBER – 2 OCTOBER 2017

NEWS
1. ‘It’s time that we shut our doors against foreign intervention’
2. SDF leader says “Law is clear”, they will never handover any land to the Syrian regime
3. ‘Kurds’ most powerful weapon against threats is national unity’
4. Barzan region is under the guerrillas’ protection
5. First YPG regiment declared in Aleppo
6. SDF seizes ISIS’ administration building in Raqqa
7. KCDK-E: Aksoy has always been in the forefront of the struggle
8. Damascus says Syrian Kurdish autonomy negotiable: report
9. “Communal elections the first step towards Free Syria”
10. Kurdish guerrilla captured alive and executed by Turkish soldiers
11. TURKISH OPPOSITION JOURNALIST, NEWSPAPER POSSIBLE CONTENDERS FOR NOBEL
12. The Kurdish Independence referendum does not undermine the fight against ISIS
13. Turkey, Iran, Iraq in shaky alignment against Iraqi Kurdistan Continue reading

KURDISH NEWS WEEKLY BRIEFING, 18 – 25 SEPTEMBER 2017

NEWS
1. Öcalan’s lawyer: “We can only assume he is alive”
2. Demonstrations for Öcalan in Russia, Germany and France
3. Municipality of Pinerolo awards Öcalan with Honorary Citizenship
4. “History and memory detonated in Hasankeyf”
5. Co–chairs elected, 15 committees formed by Deir-ez-Zor Civil Council Election enthusiasm in Shehba
6. We condemn the Turkish state’s attack on Şêladizê in South-Kurdistan (Iraq)
7. Demonstration in 4 Swiss cities for the freedom of Öcalan
8. MİT agent exposed by the ANF on the parliamentary agenda
9. Brussels court rules that the PKK is not a terrorist organisation
10. Turkey: Observers Denied Entry To Opposition MP’s Trial
11. Erdogan’s Regime Puts Democracy On Trial
12. DRAINING THE SWAMP OF TURKISH MONEY AND INFLUENCE
13. MSD Co-chair: People of Deir ez-Zor ready to govern themselves
14. Rojava Revolution motivated by alternative questions and answers
15. Rojda Felat: Raqqa shall be fully liberated in 1.5 months
16. A thousand civilians rescued in Deir ez-Zor operation
17. Whose city is Kirkuk?
18. The evil triangle against the Kurds
19. Flooding the cradle of civilisation: A 12,000 year old town in Kurdistan battles for survival
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WOMEN’S ALLIANCE FOR KURDISTAN, IRAQ AND SYRIA: NEWS BRIEFING SEPTEMBER 2017

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1. Lawyer for jailed HDP politician Yuksekdag in Turkey: independent verdict would be a ‘miracle’
2. Turkey revokes passport of writer Aslı Erdoğan
3. Keskin: Without peace Turkey can’t be democratized
4. “It is a sacred duty for the YPJ to defend and free all women”
5. YPJ fighters: we will liberate all women
6. Female fighters plant flags in Raqqa center
7. Kurdish Women Take Up Arms to Fight Daesh on Iraqi Frontline.
8. Working as a nurse, she was imprisoned, flogged by IS
9. Women in al-Tabqa rapidly heading towards economic independence

10. Iran: Kurdish women stage a protest in Baneh
11. Life After ISIS Slavery for Yazidi Women and Children
12. Justice essential to help Iraqi victims of ISIL’s sexual violence rebuild lives – UN report
13. First course opened in Afrin Women Research Center
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KURDISH NEWS WEEKLY BRIEFING, 2 – 11 SEPTEMBER 2017 NEWS KURDISH NEWS WEEKLY BRIEFING, 2 – 11 SEPTEMBER 2017

KURDISH NEWS WEEKLY BRIEFING, 2 – 11 SEPTEMBER 2017
NEWS
1. Kurds in Canada and Europe demand freedom for Öcalan
2. Ocalan’s lawyer: Rule of law suspended in Imrali
3. PKK captured 20 Turkish spies including 2 high ranking officials
4. Did the Turkish state withdraw MİT operatives within ISIS?
5. Russia stops Turkey in its path as it plans possible YPG attack
6. “The Syrian Crisis needs a solution based on a strong foundation”
7. Over 50 Families Return Home to Aleppo Province – Reconciliation Center
8. University of Raqqa liberated by SDF
9. “Organized women build decentralized, pluralistic, democratic Syria”
10. Staffan de Mistura: SDF liberate al-Raqqa
11. We will take our municipalities back!
12. 171 journalists behind bars in Turkey: Main opposition CHP report
13. Novelist Erdoğan says travel ban is psychological torture
14. Radiology professor, extradited from Bahrain, gets tortured in Turkish jail: lawyer
15. Some 50 post-coup victims committed suicide, 14 disappeared in 2017: main opposition
16. Turkey’s Mass Persecution of Christians and Kurds
17. Scottish police accused of acting on behalf of a ‘racist’ foreign government
18. Hundreds of British Kurds protest at arms fair over sales to Turkey

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KURDISH NEWS WEEKLY BRIEFING, 25 AUGUST – 1 SEPTEMBER 2017

1. Lawyers appealed against isolation of Abdullah Ocalan
2. 400 
teachers from Raqqa and Ayn Îsa complete training cycle
3. Step by step towards the liberation of Raqqa
4. Syria Kurds preparing first vote in ‘federal region’
5. Edinburgh Kurdish families raided by “anti-terror” police
6. Erdogan critic urges Spain to block his extradition to Turkey
7. Will Interpol close for Erdoğan?
8. PUK Spokesperson: When MİT’s PKK operation failed, they blamed us
9. Germany: Our definition of terror is different from Turkey’s
10. Revolutionary Forces Commander: Turkey is trying to seize Idlib
11. Repression without borders 2: Second writer with Turkish roots arrested in Spain
12. Body of British volunteer, 22, killed fighting ISIS in terror group’s Syrian stronghold is returned home to a hero’s welcome
13. Iraq’s contested Kirkuk province to vote in Kurdistan independence referendum Continue reading

KURDISH NEWS WEEKLY BRIEFING, 14 – 21 AUGUST 2017 NEWS

  1.  KCK’s Bayık: Raqqa will determine the future
    2. Syrian Democratic Forces announce liberation of 60% of Raqqa city
    3. Raqqan women prepare for freedom
    4. PKK on August 15: Resistance and unity a must for victories
    5. Democratic autonomy declared in Shengal – UPDATE
    6. Global Coalition and al-Raqqa Civil Council meet
    7. Al-Raqqa clans support Federalism elections
    8. The Elections High Commission opens its center in al-Shahba
    9. Yousef: elections to be held is the first experience in Syria.
    10. SDF general promises to liberate Syria’s al-Bab from Turkey-backed rebels
    11. At the request of Erdogan, the Spanish authorities arrest a German writer
    12. HDP demands compensation from Erdogan over calling Demirtas ‘terrorist’

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KURDISH NEWS WEEKLY BRIEFING, 29 JULY – 7 AUGUST 2017

NEWS
1. HDP MPs joining the Conscience and Justice Vigil in Van
2. Police attack the HDP MPs staging a march after vigil in Istanbul
3. HDP’s ‘Vigil of Conscience and Justice’ will continue in Istanbul
4. Victims of the Shengal genocide commemorated in Europe
5. Journalism Is Not A Crime In Turkey Or Anywhere
6. Turkish opposition shows solidarity with pro-Kurdish party
7. First Kurdish newspaper in Zazaki dialect is shut down
8. US-led Coalition: Iraqi Kurds put us in touch with Kurdish fighters in Kobani
9. Turkey reinforces military along Kurdish-controlled Syria border
10. ‘It’s memorycide’: Turkey dismantles monuments to Kurdish culture
11. Three Years On From The Yazidi Genocide
12. Heavy-handed police disrupt minute’s silence
13. Turkey to ban use of ‘Kurdistan’, ‘Kurdish city’ and ‘Armenian Genocide’ in parliament
14. Turkey’s opposition HDP to continue ‘justice watch’ in Istanbul
15. Joe Robinson: Terror charge ex-soldier ‘faces court wait’
16. Kurdish-led administration in Syria sets election dates
17. Turkey’s HDP spokesperson says he would vote ‘yes’ in Kurdistan Region referendum
18. Once against Kurdish initiative, Gülenists turned into sympathizers of Kurds Continue reading

WOMEN’S ALLIANCE FOR KURDISTAN, IRAQ AND SYRIA

 

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NEWS BRIEFING AUGUST 2017

  1. YJA-Star: Forgetting the treason is being party to the cruelty
  2. YJŞ fighters: We are in Raqqa to avenge and free Êzidî women
  3. Building a case for Prosecuting the Genocide of Yazidi Women
  4. Sex-Slavery: One Aspect of the Yezidi Genocide
  5. Yazidi women fighters arrive in Raqqa to battle Islamic State
  6. More YJŞ fighters join the Great Battle of Raqqa
  7. Freed From ISIS, Yazidi Women Return in ‘Severe Shock’
  8. Voices of Kurdish women’s liberation: reclaiming ‘the self’ through literary expression
  9. Modern feminism: why we should learn from Kurdish women
  10. The Memorial to the Genocide of the Yazidis
  11. “You lent yourself to freedom, and freedom suited you well”
  12. “Fighting in al-Raqqa, we fulfil our promise” Yazidi fighters
  13. “We will not be stopped!’ Women protest against Erdogan regime after spike in attacks
  14. Three Years On From The Yazidi Genocide
  15. Heavy-handed police disrupt minute’s silence
    16. Call for an International Day of Action against Feminicide
    17. PETITION IN SUPPORT OF THE SELF-ORGANISATION OF YEZIDI WOMEN AND FOR A DAY AGAINST FEMINICIDE.

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KURDISH NEWS WEEKLY BRIEFING, 22 – 28 JULY 2017

NEWS
1. Political genocide operations
2. Kurds in Finland start a long march for Öcalan in Istanbul and Urfa
3. Turkish parliament expels more pro-Kurdish lawmakers in absentia
4. Pro-Kurdish party launches protests against Turkish crackdown
5. New book details Turkish plot to assassinate PKK leaders
6. Turkish journalist defends press freedom as grand trial begins
7. Turkey: Cumhuriyet journalists face trial on 24 July
24 July/International Federation of Journalists
8. Washington DC conference to discuss Kurdistan independence referendum
9. Police stifle Friday prayer, disperse Kurdish protesters with water cannon
10. Afrin people respond again to Turkish attacks

11. “Till when and where we would flee Turkish terrorism”
12. 73 countries support the Civil Council of Raqqa
13. ISIS loses more ground in Raqqa, Kurdish-led forces announce liberation of 50% of the city
14. Suruç martyrs remembered in Raqqa: We will make their dreams real
15. Kurdish police arrests ISIS suspects on Syria-Turkey border
16. Briton killed in Syria Luke Rutter honoured by Kurds
17. Accidental Anarchist: Life Without Government

OPINION, COMMENTARY, ANALYSIS
1. Turkey’s Kurdish movement seeks to mobilize street protests
2. Turkey needs new Syria plan as CIA ends rebel support
3. Turkey: The Wild Man At The Bosporus – Sick Democracy, Persecuted Trade Unions

4. Turkey Is Undergoing A Radical Shift, From Pluralism To Islamic Populism
5. The Tortured Politics behind the Persian Gulf Crisis
6. US special forces commander discusses support for Kurds in Iraq and Syria

ACTION, EVENTS
1. Kurdish Cultural Festival 30 July Quorn
2. International Day of Action against Feminicide on 3 August 2017: VIGIL at Parliament Square
3. Off Grid Festival Poster 2017

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NEWS
1. Political genocide operations in Istanbul and Urfa
28 July/ANF News
Executives of Democratic Regions’ Party (DBP) and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have been detained by the Turkish police amid mass detainments in Istanbul and Urfa.
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