DİYARBAKIR (DİHA) - A march and press statement will be carried out by the Dicle People’s initiative in the Dicle district of Amed on the third day of Eid to condemn the attacks on Kobanê and the construction of military posts and dams in Kurdistan.
While the "peace and honour tent" protest is in its 26th day and is continuing near the village of Pîrêjman in the Dicle district of Amed, on the third day of Eid, a march and a press statement will be organised under the leadership of the Dicle People’s Initiative in order to condemn the attacks on Kobanê, the construction of military posts and dams. […]
ISTANBUL (DİHA) - Attacks against the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) are increasing ahead of the upcoming presidential election for which the party nominated Selahattin Demirtaş, former co-chair of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP).
Following the recent attacks against the HDP members involved in election campaign for Demirtaş in Rize, Samsun and İzmir, an election office for the HDP candidate was targeted by an armed attack in Küçükçekmece district of Istanbul yesterday evening. Some HDP members were in the office when the attack was carried out. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - The worldwide known British daily The Independent has published an article which is drawing attention on the common resistance of Kurds in Rojava and North. The Independent underlined, "North and Rojava Kurds united against ISIS threat."
The Independent added: "Syrian Kurds are struggling to fight off Islamist militants, flushed with their Iraqi success – but Turkish Kurds, veterans of guerrilla conflict, are joining forces with them." The article is as follows: "On the border between, Turkey and Syria, Muhammed Ahmad, a 23-year-old Syrian Kurd is waiting to return to the fight against Isis. He described Isis as formidable opponents. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - Hundreds of Kurdish youngs held a massive march in Stuttgart city of Germany in support of Kobanê and Rojava.
A massive march has been held in Stuttgart city of Germany within the pioneering of the Kurdish youth movement Ciwanên Azad (Free Youngs) and Kurdistan Students' Unity (YXK) in support of Kobanê resistance and Rojava. The march was held in Lautenschlagerstraße train central station and participated by over 500 youngs. The massive participation turned the march into a rally. […]
KOBANE (DİHA) - As the resistance against ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Sham) gangs grows in Kobanê, more people from Kurdistan are heeding the call for mobilisation.
Three Kurds in their 50s have come to Kobanê to join the YPG (People's Protection Units). One travelled from Bursa, one from Istanbul and one from Lice. Mahmut Akbaş (57), Kutbettin Abdukaya (58) and Fehim Kaplan (50) said they would not submit to enslavement and would resist until the last drop of their blood. […]
MARAŞ (DİHA) - The 4th Sev-Der people’s Festival organised in the Elbistan district of Maraş was dedicated to Fidan Doğan, who was murdered in Paris with Sakine Cansız and Leyla Şaylemez last year.
Thousands of people gathered in Kantarma village at the weekend to commemorate Fidan Doğan. […]
DİYARBAKIR (DİHA) - A skull has been found in Kerhe village bound to Bismil district of Diyarbakır.
An unknown brain pan has been found nearby Demirhan valley in Kerhe village bound to Bismil district of Diyarbakır. Citizen named Baran Baran said he found the skull while he was going to river. Baran added he also found clothes and shoes of woman just next to the skull. Upon the report, the executives of MEYA-DER (Mesopotamia Solidarity Union of Those Losing Their Relatives) researched the territory. […]
URFA (DİHA) - The region of Serhat took over the tent resistance, being sent up against the barbaric attacks of ISIS gangs at Rojava, in Ziyaret village bound to Birecik district of Urfa.
The act of vigil in the tent resistance, which was initiated in Ziyaret village bound to Birecik district of Urfa 22 days ago agaisnt the barbaric attacks of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Sham) gangs, was taken over by the group coming from Erzurum's Karayazı, Karaçoban, Hınıs, Tekman districts and Elazığ's Karakoçan districts. […]
ŞIRNAK (DİHA) - The HDP (Peoples' Democratic Party) Presidential candidate and General Co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş visited Idil, Cizre and Şırnak regarding the Ramadan Bairam and Presidential election. Tens of thousands of people met Demirtaş in Şırnak. Speaking here Demirtaş noted that the scream of free life rising at square of Şırnak will spread to all the Kurdistan and Turkey. […]
ANKARA (DİHA) - Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Limited Election Observation Mission visited the HDP (Peoples' Democratic Party) Co-Chair Figen Yüksekdağ at the party headquarters in Turkish capital Ankara.
The Limited Election Observation Mission for the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, led by Geert-Hinrich Ahrens, has made observations and paid visits to various institutions since 10 July ahead of the presidential election in Turkey, scheduled for 10 August 2014. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - The vigil for the freedom of PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Leader Abdullah Öcalan has been continuing in front of the European Council without interruption.
The vigil in Strasbourg is now in its 763rd day. Starting on 25 June 2012, the vigil has been taken over this week by a family from Mardin. The parents and their 2 daughters came from Mannheim in Germany and took over the vigil. Stating that they took over the vigil for the freedom of Mister Öcalan and all political prisoners, the family said that their vigil will continue for a week. […]
KOBANÊ (DİHA) - While the people of Kobanê Canton met the bairam with resistance, the fighters of People's Protection Units (YPG) and Woman's Protection Units (YPJ) held a military march at the center of canton. The people around chanted slogans in support of the YPG and YPJ fighters and embraced them.
People in Kobanê celebrated Eid al-Fitr today in resistance against ISIS gangs. People first of all visited the graves of the YPG and YPJ fighters who have lost their lives in the defence war and then celebrated the Eid of the fighters at the front. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - Kurdish political prisoner Ghader Mohammadzadeh is transferred to solitary confinement of central prison of Urmiyê in Iranian Kurdistan region (Rojhelat) for an unknown reason.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Ghader Mohammadzadeh, the Kurdish prisoner is transferred to solitary confinement of central prison of Urmiyê for an unknown reason. He is charged with "belligerent and act against the national security by cooperating with Kurdish parties" and was first sentenced to death and then on court of appeal sentenced to 20 years in prison. Before his transfer, he was kept in normal ward and among normal prisoners. […]
ANKARA (DİHA) - TRT General Manager Şahin said that in the event that Demirtaş repeats his talk targeting the TRT, they would cut the broadcast.
Turkey Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) General Manager İbrahim Şahin responded through a written declaration to Peoples' Democratic Party's (HDP) Presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş’s criticism about TRT’s broadcast not featuring him and presidential candidate Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu. Şahin said that they would cut the live broadcast should accusations targeting TRT continue, according to Cumhuriyet Newspaper’s news item, and added:
“All segments of society closely follow the presidential race and form their decisions based on correct information. […]
BURSA (DİHA) - Women should not laugh out loud in public, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has said while complaining about “moral corruption” in Turkey.
Speaking during an Eid el-Fitr meeting, Arınç described his ideal of the chaste man or woman, saying they should both have a sense of shame and honor. “Chastity is so important. It is not only a name. It is an ornament for both women and men. She will have chasteness. Man will have it, too. He will not be a womanizer. He will be bound to his wife. He will love his children. The woman will know what is haram and not haram. She will not laugh in public. […]
SİİRT (DİHA) - Food aid to Kobanê Canton of Rojava after the attacks of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Sham) gangs is continuing. 126 trucks of aid have been delivered to Kobanê so far. Another truck of food, which was collected in Baykan district of Siirt and its Atabağı and Veysel Karani towns with the motto of "Own up Rojava", has been sent to Rojava.
The prime ministry also delivered 3 trucks of food aid consisting of 7 thousand packages. […]
NEWS DESK (DİHA) - At least 11 Palestinians were killed early Tuesday and 50 others injured in fresh Israeli airstrikes against the Gaza Strip, increasing to 34 the number of Palestinians killed since midnight, a Palestinian Health Ministry official said.
Five Palestinians from Duhair family were killed and 20 others injured in an Israeli aerial attack on their home in Rafah town, southern Gaza Strip, while another airstrike claimed the lives of three from Naggar family and wounded 15 others in Khan Younis in the south. […]
HAKKARİ (DİHA) - The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) General Co-chair and Presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş visited the families of YPG (People’s Defense Units) fighters in the province of Hakkari on Monday evening. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - The members of the PKK, who lost their lives at various dates, have been commemorated beside their graves in lots of districts and cities due to Eid al-Fitr. In the grave visitations, the mothers embraced the gravestones and celebrated the eid of their children.
Families of PKK and HPG members came together today at cemeteries and commemorated members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and guerillas of the HPG (People's Defense Forces) who lost their lives at various dates. […]
MANİSA (DİHA) - The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Presidential candidate visited the graves of the victims and met with some of their families in his short visit to Soma. Selahattin Demirtaş, the presidential candidate and co-leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has likened the Soma mine disaster to the massacring of 34 civilians by the Turkish Air Forces in Roboski village bound to Şırnak’s Uludere district on 28 December 2011.
“We can’t greet the Eid al-Fitr with joy. […]
SIIRT (DİHA) - For the holy month of Ramadan the Siirt municipality covered the busy streets of the city with banners celebrating Ramadan in 3 languages.
Now Siirt Municipality has hung up banners reading “may your Eid be blessed” in Turkish, Kurdish and Arabic. The co-mayors of Siirt municipality, Belkiza Beştaş Epözdemir and Tuncer Bakırhan, have published a message celebrating Eid in Turkish, Kurdish and Arabic. […]
ISTANBUL (DİHA) - Twenty police officers have been sent to prison after being arrested as part of Turkey’s so-called “parallel state” probe.
The arrested officers, including former Istanbul police intelligence chief Ali Fuat Yılmazer, were among 39 others who were detained on charges of illegal wiretapping in an operation launched on July 23. Eight people were released by prosecutors while 11 others were released by the court. Yılmazer and Erol Demirhan, a former deputy chief of an intelligence branch, were arrested for “launching an organization to commit crimes” and “recording non-public conversations.” Others who were arrested face charges of “recording non-public conversations” and “forging official documents. […]
NEWS DESK (DİHA) - An HDP (Peoples' Democratic Party) delegation has travelled to Kandil and met the KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union) executives.
After attending the meeting, Group Deputy Chair Pervin Buldan stated that the KCK executives will write a letter in response to the letter of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) Leader Abdullah Öcalan in the next few days. MP Buldan also said that they made an application in order to go to İmralı before the presidential election and meet with Mr Öcalan. […]
ISTANBUL (DİHA) - There people were killed when a public bus caught fire in Istanbul.
A fire broke out on the public bus, which was traveling from Tuzla to Topkapı, as it was proceeding on the TEM highway in Kavacık on the Asian side. The driver managed to stop the bus after crashing into safety fence. The passengers immediately left the bus, but three people died in the burning vehicle. Several people were also injured due to the crash and fire.
Firefigting teams extinguished the fire while injured passengers were taken to hospital. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - The Islamic State in Iraq and the Sham (ISIS), the Sunni Muslim insurgent group who swept across northern and western Iraq earlier this year, menacing Baghdad in the process, has commenced the systematic destruction of the country's cultural treasures.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the group had destroyed a mosque in the northern Iraq city of Mosul that contained a shrine believed to be the tomb of Jonah -- who is revered as a prophet by Christians, Jews, and Muslims. The paper reported that the militants had wired the periphery of the mosque with explosives and then detonated them. "They turned it to sand, along with all other tombs and shrines," Omar Ibrahim, a Mosul dentist, told The Journal. […]
KOBANE (DİHA) - It is reported that YPG (People's Protection Units) fighters have targeted a vehicle belonging to ISIS gangs in the village of Beyadiyê to the west of Kobanê.
The vehicle was destroyed by the YPG fighters and 2 ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Sham) gang members were also killed. Meanwhile, the bomb attacks of ISIS gangs with heavy weapons and howitzers on the villages to the west of Kobanê is reported to be continuing. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - Releasing a statement to mark the approaching Eid al-Fitr, or "Ramazan Bayramı" in Turkish, Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) Executive Council Co-Presidency called on the whole Islamic world to display solidarity with the people of Rojava and Palestine who are welcoming the Ramadan Feast in clash and war environment.
KCK said those who are trampling on all values of moral civilization under the mask of Islam, such as ISIS, harmed Islam more than anti-Islam circles, and described these Islamic groups as "provocators introduced into Islam". […]
AFRIN (DİHA) - Muhammed Abdo, who is from Rojava, fought for three years for Palestine and was captured by the Israelis.
Abdo's children have fought for their own homeland. His youngest son is in the ranks of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) and his son Ramazan, who has four children, died in the ranks of the YPG (People's Protection Units). His name is Muhammed Abdo. He was born in 1954 in the village of Bahçe Konak in the Afrin region of Rojava. He had 3 brothers and 2 sisters. […]
KOBANE (DİHA) - While the barbaric attacks of Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) gangs are going on, the massive resistance of Kurdish people in Rojava, pioneered by the YPG and YPJ forces, is also going on.
Rojava's Kobanê Canton has been resisting Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) mercenaries attacks for a year along three fronts east, west and south, and during this resistance and clashes at leat 1519 members of ISIS were killed, in the other hand, 161 fighters of the YPG (People's Defense Units) and YPJ (Woman's Defense Units) lost their lives. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - The Israeli army said Sunday it was resuming its raids on Gaza by land, sea and air after Hamas continued firing rockets, ending a unilateral 12-hour humanitarian truce.
"Following Hamas' incessant rocket fire throughout the humanitarian window, which was agreed upon for the welfare of the civilian population in Gaza, the IDF will now resume its aerial, naval and ground activity in the Gaza Strip," an army statement said. "Due to flagrant violations of humanitarian remission by Hamas, the IDF is now resuming offensive activities," army spokesman Peter Lerner wrote on Twitter. Following the announcement, explosions could be heard in Gaza City and there were reports of renewed shelling in eastern Gaza, an AFP correspondent said. […]