Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive activist Ercan Ayboğa protested the demolition in Hasankeyf and stressed that the State of Emergency is being used to facilitate the demolition.
S. ASUMAN DEMİR - Rocks in the Hasankeyf ancient city which will be submerged in the waters of the Ilısu Dam to be built in Batman have been detonated with dynamite because there will be filling efforts.
BYHERB KEINON Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rarely addresses the Kurdish issue.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a delegation of 33 Republican congressmen last week that he is in favor of an independent Kurdish state in parts of Iraq, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
According to a source who took part in the discussion on Thursday, Netanyahu expressed his “positive attitude” toward a Kurdish state in the Kurdish areas of Iraq, saying the Kurds are a “brave, pro-Western people who share our values.”
SULAIMANI – The Kurdish push for independence of the Kurdistan Region is likely to be a question of “not if but when,” a senior U.S. official said.
Speaking to a U.S. Senate hearing on Tuesday (May 23), Head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart, said the Kurds’ ability to reach an understanding with the government of Iraq would be essential to avoid a renewed conflict.
According to documents at our disposal, the U.S. authorities and the Syrian Kurds reached an agreement past week on the boundaries of the Kurdish autonomy in the territory of Syria, which had been guaranteed to Kurds in case of capturing Raqqa and Al-Tabqah. This confirms the reports about the U.S. plans to divide Syria.
Rights group estimates more than 500,000 people have been displaced as a result of curfews and sweeping security crackdowns.
DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY—Turkish authorities have forcibly evicted tens of thousands of people in security operations in a predominantly Kurdish district of southeastern Turkey, a human rights group said Tuesday.
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey — In a region where patriarchy generally is the rule, Kurdish society has long stood out as an exception.
A wife who is beaten by her husband can apply to have his salary diverted to her as part of his punishment.
On the hardscrabble lower reaches of the mountains overlooking the town of Bashiqa in northern Iraq, Commander Rebawar leans over the sandbags and points to the nearest position of Islamic State fighters a half kilometer or so below. They are dug in — and no doubt watching us.
More than 57,000 emails reportedly from account of Minister of Oil Berat Albayrak, son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, hacked by activist collective Redhack