MUŞ/ANTEP (DİHA) - The funerals of YPG guerillas Yunus Şendur (Harun Garisi) and Ayhan Arğa (Dilgêş Erdal), who lost their lives in a clash with Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) gangs nearby Şexler village in Kobanê Canton, were laid to rest by tens of thousands of people respectively in Antep and Malazgirt district of Muş. […]
KOBANÊ (DİHA) - A vehicle belonging to ISIS gangs was targeted by YPG fighters in the east of Kobanê Canton. 4 ISIS gang members were killed.
The YPG (People's Protection Units) continues to carry out attacks on ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Sham) gangs located in the eastern villages of Kobanê. According to information coming through, the YPG fighters targeted a vehicle of ISIS gangs traveling between the villages of Temeh and Chelebê. After hitting the vehicle, 4 ISIS gang members in the vehicle died.
Meanwhile, ISIS gangs are continuing to attack villages in the west of Kobanê with howitzers and tanks. The village of Borazê was reportedly bombarded by ISIS gangs last night. No information has been obtained about casualties. […]
KOBANÊ (DİHA) - An operation which was initiated by the YPG-YPJ (People's / Women's Defense Units) fighters against ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) gangs under the name of ‘retaliation for Kobanê martyrs’ on the western front of Kobanê is continuing since 22 July.
YPG fighters have liberated the Zagros hill from radical Islamist groups as part of the operation which has witnessed severe clashes on the western front of the Kobanê canton for the last 24 hours. […]
ISTANBUL (DİHA) - Last night a 14-year-old boy, İbrahim Öksüz, died in the Gazi neighbourhood of Istanbul. The HDP (Peoples' Democratic Party) stated that the bullet that killed the boy came from a provocateur’s gun, stressing the seriousness of the situation.
A few days ago the People’s Front tried to remove a stand set up by the HDP for its Presidential candidate, Selahattin Demirtaş, in the Nurtepe neighbourhood of Kağıthane district, leading to clashes. Last night these clashes broke out again. The incident began after a group alleged to be drug dealers beat up a member of the People’s Front during the day. At around 8 in the evening members of the People’s Front held a march to protest at the beating up. […]
VAN (DİHA) - At least 7 of them children 16 citizens have been taken into custody by police in Van following the incidents broke out in the wake of AKP's Presidential candidate Erdoğan.
Thousands of people came together at Cumhuriyet Avenue during Erdoğan's meeting and protested Erdoğan and AKP here yesterday. Following Erdoğan's speech, police attacked at the protesters with tear gas, gas bombs and plastic bullets in Cumhuriyet and Maraş avenues, Sanat Street and by-streets. At least 7 of them children 16 citizens have been taken into custody by police in Van. Detainee minors F.A, K.A, Ö. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - The KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union) Executive Council Co-presidency has released a statement regarding the conflict in Nurtepe neighbourhood of Kağıthane district in Istanbul, calling on the People's Front (Halk Cephesi) to avoid approaches that may lead up to provocations and attacks. […]
URFA (DİHA) - A crowd attacked a building inhabited by Syrians late July 31 in Urfa after rumors spread that two children had been allegedly beaten by the refugees as they were going to buy bread.
The incident took place at the Bağlarbaşı neighborhood, where a high number of refugees fleeing the war in their country have taken shelter in the last months. Two children between the ages of 12 and 14 were beaten by young Syrians as they were coming out from a bakery. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - Six members of ISIS gangs were killed in the fierce clashes broke out between Peshmerga forces and gangs of ISIS.
Violent clashes broke out today between the Peshmerga forces and gangs belonging to the so called the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) in Zhamar sub- district in Tal Afar district. The Peshmerga forces repelled the attack launched by the ISIS gangs and killed 6 of them and destroyed 6 cars belonging to the militants, a source in the Peshmerga forces told PUKmedia. 2 members of the Peshmerga forces were killed during the clashes. […]
DİYARBAKIR (DİHA) - A number of women's associations affiliated to DÖKH (Democratic Free Woman Movement) in Diyarbakır (Amed) held a press conference in response to Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç who has recently said that “women have to be chaste, they have to be able to distinguish between what is intimate and what is not intimate. They cannot laugh out loud in public.”. […]
DİYARBAKIR (DİHA) - While the death toll in LPG calamity in Lice district of Diyarbakır hits 30, the treatments of 40 wounded citizens are going on.
A LPG gas truck exploded on Diyarbakir-Bingol highway nearby Lice district late Monday on 21 July. Leaking gas caused an explosion after an accident which set two buses and several passing vehicles on fire, leaving 80 people wounded. However, the death toll increased day after day reached 30. While the death toll in LPG calamity in Lice district of Diyarbakır hits 30, the treatments of 40 wounded citizens are going on. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - Center for American Progress (CAP), a think tank offering policy proposals, talking points, events, news and columns, has reported that the Kurds residing in Rojava are the indication of stability in the region against jihadist groups like the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Sham). The CAP underlined in its report that the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) is a legitimate political actor. The think tank noted the USA must deslist the PKK from the "terrorist organizations list". […]
MERSİN (DİHA) - The funeral of YPG guerilla Seyithan Polat (Sidar Amed), who lost his life in a clash with Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) gangs in Kobanê Canton three days ago, was buried by thousands of people in Çermik district of Diyarbakır (Amed) today. […]
MERSİN (DİHA) - The funeral of YPG guerilla Yusuf Çağla (Kendal Koçer), who lost his life in a clash with Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) gangs in Kobanê Canton, was buried by thousands of people in Mersin.
The funeral of the YPG (People's Protection Units) guerilla Yusuf Çağla (Kendal Koçer), who lost his life in a clash with Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) gangs in Şexler village bound to Kobanê Canton of Rojava, was laid to rest in Mersin today. […]
ISTANBUL (DİHA) - 316 political inmates jailed in prisons in Marmara Region supported the signature campaign initiated for the freedom of PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) Leader Abdullah Öcalan.
The signature campaign for the freedom of PKK Leader Abdullah Öcalan which has been continuing since February has also been supported by prisoners in the Marmara Region. Including 151 inmates in Tekirdağ F-type Prison, 13 in Tekirdağ T-type Prison, 42 in Ümraniye T-type prison and 10 prisoners in Ümraniye E-type Prison, a total of 316 prisoners on PKK trial signed their petitions and sent them to the Association for Solidarity with the Families of Prisoners (TUAD). […]
İSTANBUL (DİHA) - Freedom For Öcalan Signature Campaign Istanbul Commission has held a press statement in the Party of Democratic Regions (DBP) Istanbul Provincal building regarding the signature campaign which is going on since February for the freedom of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Leader Abdullah Öcalan. […]
NEWS DESK (DİHA) - An investigation by The New York Times found that Al Qaeda and its direct affiliates have taken in at least $125 million in revenue from kidnappings of Europeans since 2008, of which $66 million was paid just last year.
According to the investigation, kidnapping Europeans for ransom has become a global business for Al Qaeda, bankrolling its operations across the globe. In news releases and statements, the United States Treasury Department has cited ransom amounts that, taken together, put the total at around $165 million over the same period. […]
ALEPPO (DİHA) - The Kurdish Jabhat al-Akrad Front and its ally groups affiliated to the Syrian opposition repulsed the heavy attacks ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) gangs launched with the heavy weapons from Iraq.
Clashes between Jabhat al-Akrad Front and ISIS gangs are continuing around the Bab region in Aleppo reports say. On the night of 30 July, ISIS groups, accompanied by four tanks and a reinforcement group of some 400 hundred militants, launched an attack targeting Düdyan and Ahtarin from their center in the village of Ceke. Fierce clashes broke out after al-Akrad fighters responded to ISIS gangs, killing a number of ISIS gang members and repulsing their heavy attacks. […]
KOBANE (DİHA) - The YPJ General Commander Meryem Kobanê underlined: "Until a short time ago the Syrian regime was supporting ISIS. But now they are fighting each other. Today this danger also exists for Turkey. Today Syria, tomorrow Turkey. Turkey is rearing a wolf in sheep’s clothing. And this wolf will some day come to bite Turkey. We have been fighting against them for two years and we know their strategies well. Turkey is making a big mistake. Rojava’s neighborhors ought to know that they will next in line tomorrow. […]
MERSİN (DİHA) - Presidential candidate Demirtaş responded to TRT General Director Şahin’s comment along the lines of, “If he speaks like this again, I will cut the broadcast”: “You neither have the authority nor the capacity to threaten me.”
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş spoke out in his speech in Hatay’s Samandağ district, Bedircan Conference Hall to Turkey Radio Television Corporation (TRT) General Director İbrahim Şahin who threatened him with cutting the broadcast. […]
AĞRI (DİHA) - Party of Democratic Regions (DBP, formerly Peace and Democracy Party, BDP) and Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) organizations in Ağrı's Doğubeyazıt district held a press conference to condemn the ongoing attacks of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) gangs on Rojava and the rape of a woman from Rojava by a Turkish soldier at border. […]
MOSUL (DİHA) - ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) gangs are reported to have abducted 35 Shabak Kurds in Mosul.
Children are reported to be among the Kurds abducted in Cezair town of Mosul. Dozens of Shabak Kurds have been abducted since the occupation of the Mosul city in South Kurdistan by ISIS gangs. Their whereabouts still remains unknown. […]
SERÊKANIYÊ (DİHA) – In the recent barbaric attacks of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS), People's Defense Units (YPG) forces repelled the assaults and killed 6 members of ISIS in Serêkaniyê and Girkê Lêgê cities of Rojava.
ISIS gangs attempted to send military help to their bases that wanted to attack west part of Serêkaniyê city of Rojava were targeted by YPG forces. YPG's Press Office stated that three ISIS gangs were killed and 5 were wounded in the clashes. The office's report says ISIS yesterday wanted to send military help to their bases located between al-Dehmai and al-Rawiye villages however YPG forces attacked them and prevented the gangs send new troops. […]
ISTANBUL (DİHA) - İbrahim Öksüz, reported to be 16 years old, got caught in the crossfire in the conflict that broke out in Gazi Neighborhood and lost his life.
The tension, initiated by the People Front (Halk Cephesi), following presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş’ opening an election stand in Kağıthane Nurtepe neighborhood in Istanbul two days ago had spread to Sarıgazi and Gazi Neighborhoods. […]
ISTANBUL (DİHA) - Construction vehicles that came to the area housing Moda Gezi Garden and constituting a disaster assembly station for which Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality issued a parking lot permit recoiled after locals reacted.
Construction vehicles that came this morning to build a parking lot on the area housing Moda Gezi Garden turned back after locals reacted. Neighborhood dwellers that have set up tents upon the call of Caferağa Solidarity group say they do not want a car park or construction over their disaster assembly station. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - Israel and Hamas have put into effect an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.
However, hours after the truce began, Palestinians said four people had been killed by Israeli fire, apparently in response to a rocket attack. Israel says it will continue to destroy tunnels built by Hamas into Israel. Some 1,460 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have died in the conflict, health officials say. Sixty-three Israelis, mostly soldiers, have died. Israel says it aims to stop rocket attacks by Palestinian militants in Gaza and remove the threat of being attacked from the tunnels. Hamas wants a blockade of Gaza, maintained by both Israel and Egypt, to be lifted. […]
MERSİN (DİHA) - The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) General Co-chair and Presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş held a massive rally in Teyfik Sırrı Gür Stadium in Mersin last evening.
Tens of thouands of people participated into the massive and colourful rally. The rally began with one minute silence in memory of all those who lost their lives in the struggle of democracy and freedom. […]
VAN (DİHA) - Turkish Prime Minister and AKP's Presidential candidate held a meeting in Van yesterday.
Thousands of people came together at Cumhuriyet Avenue during Erdoğan's meeting and protested Erdoğan and AKP here. Following Erdoğan's speech, police attacked at the protesters with tear gas, gas bombs and plastic bullets in Cumhuriyet and Maraş avenues, Sanat Street and by-streets. The citizens responded with stones. The people often chanted the slogans of "Van will become grave for Erdoğan" and "Long live resistance of Kobanê". […]
KAYSERİ (DİHA) - A group carrying sticks attempted a lynch attempt against Syrian refugees in Danişmend Gazi neighbourhood in the province of Kayseri.
An angry group of some 200 people assaulted a Syrian young man who was alleged to have battered another man the previous night. The Turkish group was intervened by police as they wanted to march to the neighborhood hosting Syrian refugees. They also damaged many vehicles with a Syrian plate. Six people involved in the conflict were detained by police. […]
DİYARBAKIR (DİHA) - Four fighters of the People's Defense Units (YPG) from Turkey, who lost their life in recent clashes with ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq Sham) gangs in Kobanê Canton of Rojava are expected to be laid to rest today.
The bodies of four YPG fighters have been delivered to their families following an autopsy at Urfa Forensic Medicine Institution on Thursday. […]
HATAY (DİHA) - The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) General Co-chair and Presidential candidate Selahattin Dermirtaş came to Hatay and met people in the Bedircan Conference Hall in Samandağ district.
HDP General Co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ, HDP Mersin MP Ertuğrul Kürkçü and Urfa MP İbrahim Binici' also accompanied Presidential candidate Selahattin Dermirtaş. The placards reading "Palestine-Rojava-Syria peoples are not alone" and "AKP-ISIS, go away from Middle East" were hung to the hall. […]