NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - Mass atrocities by Government forces and non-State armed groups continue to take place in Syria, causing immeasurable suffering to civilians, according to a UN report released today. The report stated that the continuous influx of foreign fighters and the success of extremist groups – such the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham – were among the factors which had contributed to a spillover of violence affecting international peace and stability. “Risks of the conflict spreading further are palpable”, it emphasized.
The report, based on 480 interviews and a wealth of documentary material, chronicles the unimaginable brutality and human cost of the Syrian conflict. […]
ŞIRNAK (DİHA) - The migration of Êzidî people from Sinjar (Şengal) to Turkey continues.
In order to reach the border with North Kurdistan, the displaced Êzidîs pass from the territory of Federal Kurdistan Region from where they finally reach the village of Roboski in Uludere district of Sırnak province. Welcomed here by the local people, the refugees are later taken to Sırnak and its districts to be sheltered. The people of Şırnak also get organized with the spirit of solidarity in order to meet the needs of their kin from Sinjar. […]
RABÎA (DİHA) - Over 6 members of ISIS gangs were killed by the YPG fighters in the clashes in Rabia territory.
ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Sham) gangs attacked YPG (People's Protection Units) fronts in Rabia and were responded by YPG forces, leaving 6 ISIS members dead. ISIS gangs have been attacking Jazaa since 19th July and today attacked Rabia region. Local reports say that severe clashes broke out after ISIS gangs' assaults and YPG killed 6 ISIS gangs.
Other ISIS members wanted to take the funerals by a car but YPG targeted the car with a rocket killing 4 more ISIS gangs in the car. […]
DİYARBAKIR (DİHA) - The Foundation of Immigration (Göç-Der) Amed Branch has released a report following a series of talks and observations at the camps set up in Turkey to shelter Yezidi people who fled to North Kurdistan from the Sinjar town of South Kurdistan occupied by the so-called Islamic State gangs on August 3.
The Göç-Der report which consists of detailed assessments about the situation of the Yezidis in the camps was prepared following the visits of a delegation of the foundation to the camps in Silopi, Cizre, Şırnak and Midyat on 25 August. […]
MEHMET ZEKİ ÇİÇEK/FERZEN ÇATAK
DUHOK (DİHA) - Hundreds thousands of Êzidî refugees had to immigrate on grounds of the barbaric attacks of Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) gangs at Kurdish residential areas of Şengal (Sinjar) and Şexan.
Êzidîs from Şengal, who immigrated due to mass massacres in Şengal and Maxmur towns bound to Mosul, took shelter in Zaxo and Duhok cities. […]
KOBANÊ (DİHA) - Last night severe clashes were reported between ISIS gangs and YPG (People's Defense Units) in Kobanê Canton of Rojava where YPG destroyed two cars belonging to ISIS gangs.
Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) gangs wanted to attack Girê Zagros yet were responded by YPG forces. YPG says a great number of ISIS gangs were killed in the clashes and the rest had to withdraw from the region towards Kherab Eto village. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - A group of people from the Assyrian and Syriac community living in the Swedish capital Stockholm launched hunger strike at the Mynttorget Square near the Swedish Parliament.
Strikers demand an end to the savagery of the so-called Islamic State gangs and the creation of a safe zone under the protection of United Nations for the Assyrian-Syriac people in Nineveh. […]
KERKÛK (DİHA) - The leader of Arab tribe was attacked and killed in Kerkûk.
Kerim Avvad, leader of Elliheyip tribe, an Arab tribe, and his guards were attacked in Kerkûk city of Federal Kurdistan Region. Their cars were targeted on the way in Aden neighborhood. Avvad and two of his guards lost their lives just after the attack. An investigation was launched regarding the assasination.
Iraqi army withdrew from Kerkûk on 12 June and since then Peshmerge forces provide security. […]
DİYARBAKIR (DİHA) - The right violations and inhumane applications are going on with interruption in the prisons across Turkey.
Another right violation is added to this chain of violations every other day. Political prisoner named Mansur İlık, being held in Diyarbakır E Type Closed Prison, was battered by the prison guardians when he said them he had disorder on grounds of cyst inside his liver. Sick prisoner Mansur İlık was sicken again on 2 August on grounds of his disorder and he noted his situation of the guardians. […]
ANKARA (DİHA) - Recearcher and author Prof. Dr. Haluk Gerger wrote an article regarding the would-be Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu.
The comprehensive article is as following: "Ahmet Davutoğlu is the new Turkish Prime Minister. He is known for his Islamist tendencies and his enthusiasm for 'neo-Ottomanism', which he calls 'strategic depth'.
This image blurs the 'essence' behind the intellectual shallowness and conceals his real function. With his new post the time has come to reveal this essence in a clearer way. […]
VAN (DİHA) - When the city of Wan (Van) is spoken about, firstly the Lake Wan is coming to mind. However, in fact each parts of Van is praiseworthy. Especially, the flatlands in Payizava (Gürpınar) and Şax (Çatak) districts are like secret paradise. The flatlands are inhaling snow in winters and are turning into storages of water. These flatlands are turning into rivers in summers and springs and giving life to each span of land. Just like this river coming from Nordiz, Şamanis, Aşkan and Dim flatlands. […]
ŞIRNAK (DİHA) - Thousands of Êzidî Kurds have found refuge in Kurdish region in Turkey after fleeing the savagery of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) gangs in Sinjar (Şengal) region of South Kurdistan since early August. […]
ANKARA (DİHA) - 13 media institutions, including Cihan News Agency, were restrained from broadcasting AKP congress on the account that they weren’t accredited. These 13 institutions will not attend the congress where Turkey’s new PM will be determined.
13 media institutions weren’t accredited for covering live AKP’s 1st Extraordinary Congress where new AKP Chairperson and new PM of Turkey will be determined. Cumhuriyet, Sözcü,Yeni Çağ, BirGün, Aydınlık, Halk TV, Ulusal Kanal, Evrensel, Bugün, Samanyolu News, Kanal Türk, Zaman, and Cihan News Agency were not accredited. These institutions will not be allowed in the congress where new PM, who is going to found 62nd Government of Turkey, will be determined. […]
VAN (DİHA) - The use of narcotics has become prevalent in Turkey where the age of drug addiction has fallen till behind 11 age.
Deathes resulted from narcotics have also increased in the country. The claim of 'police officers are turning blind eyes on drugs traffickers politically' has come to the agenda again. 16-year-old drug user H.K. is residing in Tuşba district of Van. Drug user H.K. […]
NEWS DESK (DİHA) - The ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Sham) gangs, who were detained by YPG (People's Defense Units) in the clashes in Rojava, will confess their connections in Turkey and bloody plan in Şengal (Sinjar) on a program in Sterk TV.
STÊRK TV is going to release a documentary named "Ignoble Gangs: ISIS" tonight at 19:45. In the video, more than 20 ISIS gangs explain how they come to Rojava and South Kurdistan and carry out massacres. ISIS gangs say that they can easily come to Turkey and travel to Syria. They also note that they have bases in Riha (Şanliurfa) and Adana.
Turkey's role in ISIS attacks has been publicized many times by Kurds and international media. […]
TIRBESPIYÊ (DİHA) - Til Khatun village where Muslims, Êzidîs and Arabs have been living together for years is a an example of unity among diversities. The villagers welcomed Êzidî Kurds who fled Şengal (Sinjar) city of South Kurdistan after the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Sham) attacks.
Majority of the villages and cities in Rojava (West Kurdistan) is known with their multiple cultural identities. People from different ethnic and religious groups live together and in peace. One of them is Til Khatun village in Aliya region of Tirbespiyê. […]
HATAY (DİHA) - Despite the nolle prosequi decision by Hatay 1st High Criminal Court, the case concerning Reyhanlı blasts is still held in the same courthouse. The case file is awaiting in the Supreme Court of Appeals. Defendants testified from the prison.
Hatay 1st High Criminal Court opened the second hearing of Reyhanlı blasts case where 33 defendants are charged with involving in the detonation of 2 bombed vehicles left 57 killed on 11 May 2013. […]
NEWS DESK (DİHA) - YPG (People's Protection Units) spokesperson Rêdûr Xelil addressed members of the press in the city of Girkê Lêgê yesterday morning concerning the ongoing fighting between the YPG and ISIS in Cezaa, on the border between the Sinjar (Kurdish: Şengal) region of South Kurdistan and Rojava.
Over the past week ISIS has concentrated forces from across Iraq and Syria in an attack on Cezaa. It has also made frequent use of heavy weapons. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - The Kurdish Peshmerga forces shelled a number of hideouts and strongholds belonging to ISIS in Jalawla.
Federal Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces shelled a number of hideouts and strongholds belonging to the so called the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS), in al- Tajneed neighborhood in Jalawla. The shelling resulted in the killing of 4 of the ISIS gang members and wounding a large number of them according to preliminary statistics, a source in the Peshmerga forces told PUKmedia. […]
DİYARBAKIR (DİHA) - Two police officers have been killed in separate gun attacks one day after the other in Diyarbakır.
Ali Kızıloğlu, who was temporarily working at the intelligence branch of the Diyarbakır Police Department, was shot in front of his house in the Peyaz neighborhood of the district of Kayapınar at around 9:00 p.m. on August 26. Kızıloğlu was pronounced dead at Dicle University Hospital where he was taken after being wounded by three gun shots.
Meanwhile, another police officer, Osman Bal, was shot and killed by an assailant in front of his house on August 25. The Diyarbakır Police have responded by launching an investigation. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - After more than seven weeks of heavy fighting, Israel and Hamas have agreed to an open-ended ceasefire.
The truce announced Tuesday puts off dealing with core long-term issues on both sides of a bitter conflict that killed around 2,200 people. But Israel agreed to ease the blockade on Gaza, open border crossings for more aid to pass through and extend the fishing limit off the coast to 6 miles, according to a senior Egyptian government official. Both sides agreed to return to Cairo for further Egyptian-mediated talks, the official said. […]
DİYARBAKIR (DİHA) - The construction of the Silvan Dam in Diyarbakır has been halted after a recent warning of HPG (People's Defence Forces) fighters.
According to the information obtained from local sources, the companies running the construction have retracted after HPG guerrillas have recently left a warning note to the site of the Silvan Dam. No construction works have taken place at the site in in Silvan district for the last two days. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - The 'Gateway to Jihad' is along an open stretch of rugged Turkish border used by estimated 20 foreign recruits to cross into Syria and Iraq every day, wrote Sam Greenhill for the British Daily Mail in his colomn, attributing his claims to the observations he made in the border town of Reyhanlı in Turkey.
Greenhill stated in his articled titled "How seven radicalised young Britons a week are taking the Gateway to Jihad" that an average of seven Britons a week are crossing over to Syria and Iraq from this wide open stretch of rugged Turkish border. […]
SİİRT (DİHA) - The funeral of YPG guerrilla Ramazan Ateş (Rizgar Şivan), who lost his life in a clash with ISIS gangs in Cezaa territory, was buried by thousands of people in Kurtalan district of Siirt under the slogans of "Martyrs do not die."
The funeral of the YPG (People's Protection Units) guerrilla Ramazan Ateş (Rizgar Şivan), who lost his life in a clash with Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) gangs in Cezaa city of Rojava on 14 August, was laid to rest by thousands of people in Kurtalan (Misirc) district of Siirt. […]
İSTANBUL (DİHA) - The demand of lawyers to meet with their client PKK Leader Abdullah Öcalan was replied with the pseudo-reason "the ship is out of order" on Tuesday.
The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Leader Abdullah Öcalan's lawyers Rezan Sarıca, Serkan Akbaş, Abdulmecit Yıldırım and Özgür Faik Erol applied to Bursa Public Prosecutor’s Office for their ordinary weekly-meeting with their client. Replied to the lawyers Imralı Prison Administration claimed that 'the ship is out of order and the meeting cannot be made. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - Women affiliated to DİSK, KESK, TMMOB and TTB staged sit-in at Istanbul's Galatasaray Square to protest the massacre and abduction of women by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) gangs. The women called on UN and internationcal associations and said: "We won't be victims of another sharing in Middle East."
“Women want peace” read the banner held by demonstrators on behalf of whom KESK Istanbul Branch Spokesperson Fadime Kavak made a statement to the press. […]
SERÊKANIYÊ (DİHA) - People's Protection Units (YPG) Press Office said in a statement that at least 16 members of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) gangs were killed in the last two days in Serêkaniyê region of West Kurdistan.
The statement remarked that YPG and YPJ (Women's Protection Units) took action upon reports that people in three separate areas in Serêkaniyê have been oppressed by ISIS gangs. According to the statement, YPG/YPJ fighters carried out an action targeting a checkpoint of ISIS gangs between the villages of Burka and Um Al Asafi south to Serêkaniyê, killing six gang members and wounding two others on August 25 evening. […]
SİİRT (DİHA) - 10 year old Semanur Parlaküşer who remained missing after the flood in Alkumru dam on August 24 was found dead today in the river in an area 6 km away from the dam.
Dozens of people picnicking by the Botan River near the village of Kayaboğaz (Xerte) in Siirt province were swept away by a flash flood after valves were opened on the Alkumru dam on 24 August. The rescue team and volunteers continuing the search since the incident on Sunday had recovered the bodies of five people on Monday morning.
In another development, 5 officers working at the electricity production units of Alkumru and Kirazlı dams were taken into custody within the context of an investigation initiated by Siirt Public Prosecutor into the disaster. […]
ŞIRNAK (DİHA) - Among the Êzidî people who have found shelter Roboski after crossing the border between South Kurdistan and Turkey, one aged refugee has died of thirst and over-fatigue he suffered on the way, while 20 others have been hospitalized after reaching the village.
A 60 year old Êzidî refugee whose name could not yet been identified, has passed away because of overfatigue and thirst. While the man's body was taken to Uludere Hospital, 20 others were also hospitalized as they suffered from overfatigue and a lack of food and water. […]
SERÊKANIYÊ (DİHA) - The attacks of ISIS on Jazaa, which started on 19 August, continue.
Having suffered a heavy defeat in the face of strong resistance of YPG fighters, ISIS is now trying to gather strength by launching attacks in the region of Serêkaniyê. 6 gang members were killed in clashes there with YPG forces. Issuing a statement about recent developments, the YPG Press Office said: “ISIS gangs attempted a suicide attack on emplacements of our forces on 26 August at 01:00 with an explosive-laden truck. The truck was destroyed where the gangs were located with a quick intervention of our forces”. […]
MARDİN (DİHA) - Syriacs in Midyat have initiated a campaign for Êzidî Kurds who fled from Sinjar to Turkey because of attacks by ISIS gangs.
Syriacs in Midyat are assisting the Yezidis who came to the Midyat district of Mardin after the attacks by ISIS. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - Swiss Socialist Party Federal MP Beat Jans assessed ISIS attacks on Rojava and South Kurdistan for ANF.
MP Jans said the struggle of the Kurdish Freedom Movement had disrupted all the plans of the forces supporting the gangs of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Sham) for their own economic interests, adding that the European Union (EU) had been wrong to delay taking action. Jans said "ISIS will definitely be defeated by the PKK (Kudistan Workers' Party). […]
DİHOK (DİHA) - The Êzidî refugees, who fled from the attacks of Islamic State of Iraq and Sham) gangs at Şengal (Sinjar) and Şexan territories and have nestled in the parks, contruction buildings and schools in Dıhok and Zaxo cities of Federal Kurdistan Region, are abandoning these two cities on grounds of unhealthy conditions.
Most of the Êzidî refugees could not take their passports on grounds of instant attack of enemy of humanity organization ISIS. […]
KOBANE (DİHA) - The people of Kobanê are continuing to build the revolution despite the longstanding embargo imposed by Turkey and the encirclement of the canton by Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) gangs.
The Prime Minister of the Kobanê Canton of Rojava, Enver Muslim explained that over the course of the last two months as the attacks and embargo have intensified the people of Kobanê have been able to resist the attacks by relying on their defenses and resources through a model of common production and equal division of goods. […]
NAZIM DAŞTAN/MEHMET SIDDIK DAMAR
HATAY (DİHA) - Lots of peoples had to abandon their lands and migrate to other countries due to internal conflict in Syria.
The people of Circassians is among the peoples who are suffering from this war altough their names are not being heard somehow. Like hundreds thousands of Syrians refugees, 750 Circassian refugees run away from the war and came to Reyhanlı district of Hatay. Their kins here are trying to fulfill their requirements and needs with their own oppurtunities. […]
MARDİN (DİHA) - Graduates from the Kurdology Institute of Artuklu University in Mardin have started hunger strike to protest against the nonfulfilment of appointments for Kurdish teachers.
The unemployed graduates cannot practice the teaching profession as they have yet to be assigned by the Ministry of National Education to public service, a fate shared by tens of thousands of unassigned teachers across the country. The group announced in a statement to the press that they have gone on alternate hunger strike. […]
DİYARBAKIR (DİHA) - The funeral of YPJ guerrilla Evin Taşdelen (Evrim Amed), who lost her life in a clash with Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) gangs in Rojava, was buried by thousands of people in Diyarbakır (Amed).
The funeral of the YPJ (Women's Protection Units) guerrilla Evin Taşdelen (Evrim Amed), who lost her life in a clash with Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) gangs in Cezaa territory of Rojava on 14 August, was laid to rest in Diyarbakır today. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), currently meeting in Geneva, has issued a statement requesting that the Human Rights Council convene a special session on the human rights situation in Iraq, and urging the United Nations Secretary-General to submit to the Security Council the suggestion that a United Nations peace force be set up as temporary emergency measure to create a safe zone in the plain of Nineveh. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - Thousands of people protested massacres by ISIS gangs at a march in Oslo, the capital of Norway. The prime minister of Norway, Erna Solber, also joined the march.
Over 5 thousand people marched against the attacks of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham) gangs in Rojava, south Kurdistan and Iraq. The march started in the rain in the Grønland neighbourhood where mostly Moslems live. Banners reading “no to ISIS, no to Terrorism, yes to peace” were carried and similar slogans were chanted. […]
DİYARBAKIR (DİHA) - Eleven political parties and organisations have organised "Desteya Diyalogê ya Kurd (Kurdish dialogue commission)” in order to accelerate the work for national unity.
11 political parties and organisations including the DTK (democratic society congress) KADEP, Nûbihar Komele, ÖSP, DDKD, DBP, Return to Essence Platform, KDP (Kurdistan Democrat Party) Med-Zehra and Azadî initiative have organised a collective working group under the name of "Desteya Diyalogê ya Kurd (Kurdish dialogue commission)” in order to take a joint position in an emergency situation and in order to accelerate the work for national unity. […]