KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 4 – 19 FEBRUARY 2018

NEWS
1. Strasbourg rally: Victory will be of Öcalan’s children
2. Turkmen fighter: We are defending Afrin together
3. Turkey Carried Out Gas Attack in Afrin: YPG Kurds, Syrian Gov’t
4. Turkey hits Kurds with toxic gas, 6 civilians injured – reports
5. Turkey sentences journalists to life in jail over coup attempt
6. Turkey denies release request from former head of pro-Kurdish party: party official
7. Afrin-Related Detention Tally: 474 on Social Media, 192 on the Street
8. Freedom for Ocalan Committee: Ocalan must be free
9. Police Operation Against “End War” Declaration in Hatay
10. Over 1,000 Kurds march in protest from Lausanne to Geneva
11. Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish party replaces jailed chief
12. Afrin Day 24: Turkey warns of total breakdown in US relations
13. Turkey launches investigation into new pro-Kurdish leader
14. Afrin: Five kilometers on five fronts in four weeks
15. ‘No problem’ if Damascus fights Turkey: Syria Kurds
16. Soccer: Turkey bans German-Kurdish player for life over ‘ideological propaganda’
17. Kurdish women occupy Tory HQ as UK-armed ally slaughters more children [TWEETS]
18. Never Again, and Other Empty Promises
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KURDISH WEEKLY NEWS BRIEFING, 20 – 27 JANUARY 2018

 

  1. KCK calls for national unity based on democratic values
  2. SDF: 308 Turkish soldiers and gangs were killed in seven days
  3. International volunteers join mass mobilization to defend Afrin
  4. SDF: 308 Turkish soldiers and gangs were killed in seven days
  5. British MP calls for an end to Turkey’s assault on Afrin
  6. Kurds invited to Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi — diplomat
  7. US to Turkey: De-escalate Tensions in Northern Syria, Focus on Fighting Islamic State
  8. Syria war: Kurds call on Damascus to defend against Turks
  9. US to Turkey: De-escalate Tensions in Northern Syria, Focus on Fighting Islamic State
  10. Syria war: Kurds call on Damascus to defend against Turks
  11. British men prepare to fight Turkish-led forces in Syria
  12. Turkey’s preoccupation with Syrian Kurds could spell disaster for US
  13. Turkish attack highlights Syrian Kurds’ isolation
  14. Pentagon Chief Slams Ankara’s Op in Syria Amid US-Turkey Row Over Kurds
  15. Turkey to extend Syria campaign to Kurdish-controlled Manbij

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KURDISH WEEKLY NEWS BRIEFING, 10 – 19 JANUARY 2018

NEWS
1. YPJ Afrin Commander: The Turkish state is digging its own grave
2. People of Afrin respond to the Turkish state
3. Syria Kurds say will defend enclave from Turkish ‘scourges’
4. Syria ‘ready to down Turkish jets attacking Kurds Afrin’
5. Damascus warns it may shoot down Turkish planes attacking Kurds within Syrian
6. U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds appeal to UNSC for quick action as Turkey readies attack
7. U.S. Border Plan in Syria Fuels Tensions With Turkey
8. “The Rojava revolution is the beginning of humanity’s revolution”
9. Jailed head of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party acquitted of insulting minister

STATEMENTS
1. Turkish attack on Afrîn and our call on the international community to take
2. Turkey must not be allowed to attack Afrin
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WOMEN’S ALLIANCE FOR KURDISTAN, IRAQ AND SYRIA NEWS BRIEFING JANUARY 2018

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1. The unsung roots of Women’s Revolution in Rojava
2. Jin TV, a new Kurdish station dedicated to women
3. Fighting with Sara’s spirit will be the guarantee of a free life
4. Thousands rally for Sakine, Fidan and Leyla in Paris
5. Five years on, Kurds march in Paris to demand justice for slain activists
6. MIT administrators arrested by the PKK
7. Turkish President Erdogan’s Paris visit slammed as ‘insult to Kurds’
8. Syrian Kurds turn to Arab women to cement hold on power
9. Armenian parliament recognizes Yazidi genocide
10.  Jineology Conference in Northern Syria ends
11. Raqqan women step into freedom from slavery
12. YJCR’s call for women in Iran and Rojhilat
13. Another mass grave of 80 Êzidî women discovered
14. 52 woman journalists detained in 2017 in Turkey
15. The Revolution of Rojava and Northern Syria is the Revolution of Women
16. New Book Out: The Kurdish Women of Turkey – Building a Nation, Struggling for Gender Parity
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KURDISH WEEKLY NEWS BRIEFING, 1 – 9 JANUARY 2018

NEWS
1. People continue protesting in Iran and Rojhilat
2. Kurdish-led administration in Syria calls Iran protests ‘uprising against tyranny’
3. HDP Co-chair Kemalbay to AKP: Try and do your worst!
4. Thousands rally for Sakine, Fidan and Leyla in Paris
5. Five years on, Kurds march in Paris to demand justice for slain activists
6. MIT administrators arrested by the PKK
7. Turkish President Erdogan’s Paris visit slammed as ‘insult to Kurds’
8. Demirtaş’ message on the occasion of the 3rd Ordinary Congress of the HDP
9. A political purge by the judiciary
10. Pro-Kurdish footballer Deniz Naki shot at on German motorway
11. UK ‘inadvertently helped neuter’ Middle East ally the Iraqi Kurds
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KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 20 – 30 DECEMBER 2017

NEWS
1. Demirtas: We must break the isolation on Ocalan
2. “Turkey is not Guantanamo”: Imprisoned politician Demirtas slams new prison uniform policy
3. 267 corpses exhumed: How far can Turkey’s ‘war on terror’ go?
4. People of Tabqa respond to Assad: We are all SDF fighters
5. 1570 youths joined the SDF, YPG and YPJ in one month
6. Are hit squads about to take aim at Turkey’s dissidents abroad?
7. Germany should investigate Turkish plans to attack opposition
8. Kurdish-led Syrian groups plan to attend Sochi talks: officials
9. Turkish police raid pro-Kurdish party’s İstanbul bureau, detain co-chairperson
10. Yüksekdağ: It is very clear that there is a hand applying pressure on my judicial case
11. Turkey’s problem with Syrian Kurds far from over
12. Iraqi Kurdish ministers resign amid violent protests
13. Iraq invites bids to build new Kirkuk pipeline to Turkey


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KURDISH NEWS WEEKLY BRIEFING, 8 – 15 DECEMBER 2017

NEWS
1. MP says trip to Turkey reminded him of Belfast during the Troubles [VIDEOS]
2. AKP to ECHR: “We arrested HDP MPs together with CHP”
3. Kurdish MP banished from Turkey Parliament for uttering ‘Kurdistan’
4. EUTCC Conference Final Resolution and Video Links
5. Kurds ask international support for peace
6. “Öcalan’s freedom will contribute to peace in the Middle East”
7. The Trial of HDP Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtas
8. The Trial of Figen Yüksekdağ and Selahattin Demirtas
9. International observers arbitrarily denied access to hearings
10. Swedish parliamentarian says Turkish police threatened him with arrest
11. US Official Accuses Turkey of Pushing Extreme Islamist Ideology
12. TEV-DEM calls upon UN to fulfil its responsibilities over Makhmur
13. City banker turns his back on a fat salary to join the fight against Isis
14. Russia’s President Declares Military Victory in Syria: Shift to Diplomacy
15. Dozens of humanitarian organizations urge Iraqi PM to end flight ban in Kurdistan

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WOMEN’S ALLIANCE FOR KURDISTAN, IRAQ AND SYRIA: NEWS BRIEFING DECEMBER 2017

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1. The voice of Ocalan resonates in Latin America
2. International observers arbitrarily denied access to hearings
3. The Trial of Figen Yüksekdağ and Selahattin Demirtas
4. The case of Kisanak and Tuncel: Resistance and the theatrics of repression
5. Forty women killed in October 2017 in Turkey
6. Turkey ranks 105th out of 153 countries safe for women
7. Ummiye Kocak: A success story from the Turkish countryside to New York
8. Syria’s Arab, Kurdish women join forces to fight for future
9.  “The Rojava Revolution is a women’s revolution”
10.  YPJ calls on all women to turn every day into a day of struggle
11. Letter from Co-Chair of Turkey’s HDP on the Violent Treatment of Women
12. Why Kurdish Women Joined The Fight Against ISIS
13.  Democratic Federation of Northern Syria: ‘Women are the foundation of a free Society.
14. Why the Kurdish Fight for Women’s Rights Is Revolutionary
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KURDISH NEWS WEEKLY BRIEFING, 25 NOVEMBER – 1 DECEMBER 2017

NEWS
1. Longest curfew in the world turns 2
2. Constitutional Court to assess Demirtaş’s appeal on December 6
3. Turkish police detain 75 in Cukurova region
4. Elections in Northern Syria in 5 questions
5. Balance sheet of attacks by the Turkish army against Rojava
6. Kurdish Party Favors Syrian Kurds’ Inclusion in Peace Talks
7. PKK celebrates its 40th anniversary in Medya Defense Zones
8. Left Party’s Schimke: Isolation on Öcalan is unacceptable
9. TEV-DEM: Our people will resist attacks and protect their gains
10. “The Rojava Revolution is a women’s revolution”
11. YPJ calls on all women to turn every day into a day of struggle
12. Trump tells Turkey’s leader: US to stop arming Syrian Kurds
13. Syrian Kurds ‘Determined to Retaliate Against Turkish Invasion of Afrin’
14. Efrîn Foreign Affairs Council’s statement on Turkish attacks

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KURDISH NEWS WEEKLY BRIEFING, 13 – 20 NOVEMBER 2017

NEWS
1. Gerry Adams: Ocalan should not be imprisoned
2. GUE/NGL Chair: An official delegation should visit Ocalan
3. BBC’s credibility at stake
4. “AKP wanted to use the KDP against Rojava and the PKK”
5.  One week of balance sheet in the Operation Cizire Storm
6.  Press conference on PKK ban in German Parliament
7. 704th appeal to visit Ocalan rejected
8. GUE/NGL Group Chair: Öcalan must be contacted
9. Indefinite sit-in by the CPT continues with resolve
10.  SDF: Turkish intelligence involved in the disappearance of Silo
11. Parliament: Kurds to withdraw from Iraqi political process uf calla for dialogue are ignored
12. The Kurdish Explosion Is Unleashing Demons
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