Reporters Without Borders (RSF), a Paris-based NGO with a focus on press freedom, has included Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan among 37 state or government heads who are “Press Freedom Predators.’’
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemned on Wednesday, December 16, the arrests of at least ten journalists during the recent protests in Sulaimani and Halabja governorates, saying that covering anti-government demonstrations in the Kurdistan Region is becoming increasingly difficult.
- US foundations release real amount of Kurdistan Region oil reserves
- Asayesh forces liberate Yazidi girl from al-Hol Camp
- Euphrates Region Executive Council condemns Turkey drone attack on Autonomous Administration building
- Sweden resumes arms exports to Turkey
- Syrian Autonomous Administration representative meets senior American officials
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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.
Will the Iraqi Kurds be a collateral victim of the war in Ukraine? In and around Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, Islamic State is back. It’s raising its head in Sulaymaniyah. It’s retaking its positions in the caves and tunnels of the Qaraqosh mountains. Along the old Sector 6 front, around Gwer, on a daily basis, ISIS tests the capacity of Gen. Sirwan Barzani, a leader of the Peshmerga, the regional military force.
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.
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.
Sinem Mohammed, the representative of the Kurdish Autonomous Administration in northern Syria, met and talked with various American officials, including the US special envoy in northeastern Syria.
Mazloum Kobani warned if Turkey gets the chance to attack the Syrian Kurds again, it will not hesitate.