There are “serious doubts” regarding Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan allowing peaceful transition of power if he loses the elections scheduled for 2023, Kurdish politician Ahmet Turk told Independent Turkish on Saturday.
Jailed Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas, a former co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has called on Turkey’s writers, artists, academics and journalists to unite and help establish full democracy in the country by taking “an active stance” for it in the period towards June 2023 elections, local media reported on Thursday, May 12.
- PYD co-chair says Ankara and Damascus cannot compromise
- Barham Salih, U.N. special envoy meet after another wave of unrest
- Halbousi says talks started on forming new government in Baghdad
- PUK commemorates fifth anniversary of passing Talabani
- US foundations release real amount of Kurdistan Region oil reserves
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Salih Muslim, the co-chairman of the Democratic Union Party, the main party of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, has rejected the PYD having any links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Tishreen movement, supported by Sadrists, plan to march Saturday in Baghdad on the anniversary of the sweeping protests of 2019.
Almost six years on, Turkey’s public remains in the dark on the burning execution of two compatriots in Syria.
Syrian Kurds in the areas of the Syrian opposition welcomed the decision to launch a program to teach the Kurdish language at the opposition-affiliated Free Aleppo University in the city of Azaz.
In countries where the administrative system properly functions with its institutions and rule of law; and where the “reasonable social majority” recognizes the value of political ethics, the tradition of critical expression by the media and public intellectuals is considered part of the natural flow.
Euphrates Region Executive Council condemns Turkey drone attack on Autonomous Administration building
The Joint Chairman of the Executive Council of the Autonomous Administration of the Euphrates Region condemned the drone attack of the Turkish army on the building of the Executive Council of the Autonomous Administration and considered these attacks to be aimed at destroying the autonomous administration and the democratic experience of northern and eastern Syria.
Prof Birgit Ammann believes it has to be made clear that there is also a lot of serious critique against both the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the People's Defense Units (YPG) and their political environment- within and outside the Kurdish communities and that that the ban of both groups is totally outdated in Germany. A professor from the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, she also said it is virtually impossible and unnecessary to figure the number of the Kurds in the world because Kurds do not need a number to justify their claims.
The Kurdish National Council announced it would hold its fourth congress after several years of delay.
A member of the central committee of the Kurdish Democratic Party in Syria (P.D.K.S), stated: Turkey did not receive a message for a ground attack from Russia and the United States, but it wants to make dissatisfaction among the people by destabilizing the situation in northern Syria.
Dr. Zheger Hassan believes Turkey has a lot of influence in the Kurdistan Region and as a result, there is no need to add it to its own soil.
Iraqi President Barham Salih met the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert on Sunday a day after another round of unrest covered the capital on Saturday.
Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi said negotiations for the formation of the new Iraqi government have begun.
Two American foundations said in a statement that the real amount of the Kurdistan Region oil reserves is not 45 billion barrels but it is about 4 billion barrels.
The North and East Syria Autonomous Administration forces known as Asayesh liberated an 18-year-old Yazidi girl from al-Hol Camp in Eastern Hasaka in Hasaka province, Syria.
Sweden's Strategic Production Supervision Organization has issued a license for Swedish companies to export arms to Turkey.