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
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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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KURDISH NEWS WEEKLY BRIEFING, 15 – 21 JULY 2017

NEWS
1. “ISIS and the Turkish state will both face defeat by the Kurds”
2. Following genocide, Shengal reinvents itself anew
3. Suruç martyrs remembered in Raqqa: We will make their dreams real
4. MSD: Rojava Revolution become a national symbol for resistance
5. Jailed pro-Kurdish leader says fair trial impossible in Erdogan’s Turkey
6. Turkey issues arrest warrant for pro-Kurdish co-mayor
7. Final declaration of KNK’s National Unity Workshop
8. Letter from Demirtaş to Ahmet Şık: We were not detained, but taken hostage
9. Germany Says Turkey’s Detention of Rights Activist Could Threaten EU Aid
10. Turkey: Opposition Accuses Erdogan Of Blocking Probe Into Coup
11. Turkey: Cumhuriyet journalists face trial on 24 July
12. RED LINES IN SYRIA
13. Turkey to pay $2.5bn for Russian S-400 missiles: Official
14. David Lammy MP letter to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson MP
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KURDISH NEWS WEEKLY BRIEFING, 8 – 14 JULY 2017

NEWS
1. “Rojava Revolution also makes a global revolution possible”
2. Kurdish official: Turkey attacks Afrin to regain influence in Syria
3. WATCH: Russia asks Kurds to hand Afrin to Syrian regime to stop Turkish attacks
4. Syrian Kurds must be given role in drafting new constitution: UN envoy
5. SDF to attend the meeting of anti-ISIS Coalition in Washington
6. Yüksekdağ: “We return Erdoğan’s comments in full”
7. Swedish politicians accuse Erdogan of genocide against Kurds
8. Germany sentences Kurdish politician to 3 years and 3 months
9. Co-Chair Demirtaş is nominated for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize
10. OPEN CALL to The Chair Of The AKP
11. #WeareDemirtaş
12. British man and two Americans killed fighting Isis in Syria
KURDISH NEWS WEEKLY BRIEFING, 8 – 14 JULY 2017
13. A symbol of solidarity – Two more Turks honoured with Leipzig’s freedom of the press award
14. EU Parliament urges Turkey to release arrested journalists immediately

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KURDISH NEWS WEEKLY BRIEFING, 1 – 7 JULY 2017

NEWS
1. Thousands take to the streets in Hamburg against the G-20 Summit
2. Ahmet Türk: The Justice March should turn into a united struggle
3. Kurdish leader Demirtaş prosecuted on charge of humiliating Erdogan’s government, Turkish army
4. International delegation denied attendance in Yüksekdağ’s hearing
5. German intelligence: PKK is fighting ISIS
6. “Erdoğan is responsible for the assassination plans in Germany”
7. Jagland: ECHR launched efforts for jailed journalists in Turkey
8. PYD says Kurds determined to expel Turkish forces from northern Syria
9. Thousands of Kurds protest against Turkish attacks on Afrin town
10. Clashes with Turkey likely in days: Syrian Kurdish militants
11. Tens of thousands in Syria protest expected Turkey attack
12. “We will never leave our lands to the grandsons of the Ottomans”
13. Turkish massacre in Efrîn: 3 civilians killed, 8 others wounded
14. Turkish, FSA shelling kills mother and two children, critically injures 7 in Shahba region

OPINION, COMMENTARY, ANALYSIS
1. EU parliament votes to halt accession talks with Turkey
2. The Kurds Under Erdogan’s Tyrannical Governance
3. Does the US have answer for Turkish threats against Syrian Kurds?
4. Ankara’s offer to Moscow: Give us Afrin for Idlib
5. Statement regarding the situation of media freedom in Turkey
6. MARGARET OWEN: ROJAVA AS HOME TO OVER TWO MILLION IDPS
7. Feminist Dissent Issue 2, a special issue on ‘Gender and Fundamentalisms’ co-edited by Nira Yuval-Davis and Nadje Al-Ali
8. The RealNews Network: Syria, Anarchism & Visiting Rojava
9. Kobane Calling

ACTION, CAMPAIGNS
1. STATEMENT OF THE DELEGATION TO OBSERVE FIRST HEARING OF HDP CO-CHAIR FIGEN YUKSEKDAG.
2. Amnesty International UK – TURKEY: FREE AMNESTY DIRECTOR IDIL ESER
3. TURKEY: HUNDREDS AT IMMINENT RISK OF FORCED EVICTION
4. CALL FOR TARGETED ACADEMIC BOYCOTT OF TURKEY

EVENTS
1. Who is Beating Back ISIS in Syria?
2. Kurdish Cultural Festival, 30 July 2017 in Quorn
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NEWS
1. Thousands take to the streets in Hamburg against the G-20 Summit7 July/ANF News
Tens of thousands of people gathered in Hamburg, Germany took to the streets to protest the G-20 Summit. Dozens were injured when the police attacked the protesters and many were detained. The demonstrations continued into the early morning hours.
https://anfenglish.com/news/thousands-take-to-the-streets-in-hamburg-against-the-g-20-summit-20831

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KURDISH NEWS WEEKLY BRIEFING, 24 JUNE – 30 JUNE 2017

NEWS
1. KNK continues tour of talks for national unity
2. HDP calls on the ECHR to take action for Turkey
3. Kürkçü: I call the Assembly to stick to its declaration in 2013 and the Turkish government to find a peaceful way out of the Kurdish Insurgency
4. European parliamentarians: Öcalan’s freedom is a must for peace
5. Jagland: ECHR launched efforts for jailed journalists in Turkey
6. Council of Europe’s Jagland says ‘justice must start working’ in Turkey
7. YPJ’s red line: Being present everywhere
8. Turkey admits to invasion plan for Efrîn
9. U.S. SPECIAL ENVOY MEETS RAQQA CIVIL COUNCIL IN ROJAVA (VIDEO)
10. Syrian Kurds send military reinforcements to Aleppo to impede Turkish advance
11. Mattis: US arms for Syrian Kurds will continue after Raqqa
12. Moments at fire line
13. Al-Shadadi women: proud to join Women Asayîş Forces
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KURDISH NEWS WEEKLY BRIEFING, 17 – 23 JUNE 2017

NEWS
1. Demonstrations for the freedom of Öcalan grow in Europe
2. Turkey and Syria prepare for an embargo and attack on Rojava
3. EP Foreign Affairs Committee adopts annual report on Turkey
4. Kurds prepare for G20 Summit protests in Hamburg
5. ‘Who can do that?’ Kurds forced out as Turkish city bulldozed 
6. Turkish intelligence MİT’s man in Germany spills
7. Turkey sends military reinforcements into Syria amidst intensifying clashes with Kurdish YPG
8. Turkey-backed Syrian rebels attack Kobane
9. A commander in SDF: our aim is liberating al-Raqqa
10. SDF vows to resist Syrian government attacks near Raqqa
11. Ilham Ahmad: Turkey is Qatar’s partner in supporting terror

OPINION, COMMENTARY, ANALYSIS
1. The geopolitics behind race for eastern Syria
2. Kurds no safer after US shoots down Syrian jet
3. Turkey’s opposition head leads march for justice

4. Turkey: first criminal trial against journalists over attempted coup
5. Turkey: ARTICLE 19 submits expert opinion in the case of brothers, Ahmet and Mehmet Altan
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KURDISH NEWS WEEKLY BRIEFING, 9 – 16 JUNE 2017

NEWS
1. National Assembly of Québec in solidarity with jailed HDP MPs
2. “We were waiting for you, we knew you would save us”
3. Arabs also under the YBŞ roof in Shengal
4. What does Turkey want to do in Northern Syria?
6. Turkey sentences U.N. war crimes judge on ‘terrorism’ charges: Hague
7. Exhibition on Syrian Kurds closes after Turkish embassy intervenes
8. 1st Women Economy Conference started in North Syria
9. Revenge for Sinjar: Syrian Kurds Free Islamic State Slaves
10. Turkey confirms internal fight in Free Syrian Army
11. Coalition rejects UN claims of ‘staggering’ loss of civilian lives in Raqqa, blames ISIS for civilian suffering
12. Syrian Kurds accuse Turkey of using water as weapon of war
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