HDP deputies Sebahat Tuncel, Selma Irmak and Kemal Aktaş and a member of the executive board of the DTK, Feleknaz Uca, will carry out a sit-down protest and hunger strike in front of the United Nations building in Geneva after a series of meetings.
According to a statement issued by the Democratic Society Congress (DTK) the co-president of DTK and HDP deputy Selma Irmak, who carried out some observations in Kobanê, and HDP deputies Sebahat Tuncel, Kemal Aktaş and a member of the executive board of DTK, Feleknaz Uca, will hold a sit-down protest and hunger strike after meetings in Geneva to protest attacks by ISIS gangs on Kobanê. […]
Takva Haber, a news agency known to be close to ISIS, said that the release of 49 Turkish consular hostages yesterday was the result of negotiations between ISIS and the Turkish state.
According to Takva Haber, ISIS held three months of talks with Turkey. Takva Haber claimed that "no ransom had been paid", and that the releases occurred "after agreement had been reached in negotiations between the two states."
Takva Haber gave details of the 3-month long negotiations, saying the National Intelligence Organisation (MIT) and the Foreign Operations Directorate (DOP) had represented Turkey, while a body called the "Foreign Ministry of the Islamic State" had represented ISIS. […]
YPG forces carried out an operation in villages to the east of Kobanê last night, killing 20 ISIS gang members.
12 gang members were killed in the village of Aynel-Bet and 8 in the villages of Tilik and Kabaja.
The YPG forces are continuing operations this morning against ISIS gangs in villages to the east and west of Kobanê.
According to an ANHA reporter in the area, YPG forces are continuing operations against ISIS gangs in the villages of Aynel-Bet and Taşlok to the east of Kobanê and in Qişlê and Sosan to the west.
Clashes are reported to be continuing. […]
Following ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham) gang attacks on the Kobanê canton of Rojava, Left Party (Die Linke) member of the German Federal Parliament and the president of the Federal Parliament's United Nations sub-commission, Heike Hänsel, and a member of the board of the Left Party's Baden Würtemberg province, Gökay Akbulut, are to go to the Turkey-Syria border in order to carry out observations.
Heike Hänsel issued a statement saying: “the media says around 45 thousand people have crossed into Turkey because of the heavy attacks of the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham) gangs on Kobanê, one of the 3 Cantons of Rojava and mostly populated by Kurdish people. […]
2 youths, Muhammed Mustafa and Muhammed Ali, who were seriously wounded in attacks by ISIS gangs in Kobanê, were kept waiting for hours at the Mürşitpınar border gate last night, even though they had suffered serious injuries.
While the Turkish authorities do everything they can to ensure the passage of ISIS gang members, when it comes to people from Rojava pressure of numbers is used as a pretext for delay.
Other citizens from Rojava, Orhan Şeğmus (19), Büşra Alomar Alahmat, (20) ve Ahmet Müslim (47), who were wounded in ISIS gangs attacks are being kept waiting in the Mehmet Akif İnan research and training hospital in Urfa. […]
It is reported that ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham) has sent dozens of children from Germany to conflict areas.
The president of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), Hans-Georg Maaßen, said that 24 children whose families live in Germany have joined the ranks of ISIS gangs.
The president of (BfV) told the Rheinische Post journal that Salafi organisations in Germany are attracting not only young people, but also children to its ranks.
Stating that 24 children from Germany have gone to Iraq and Syria where there is conflict, Maaßen said that the youngest child was just 13 years old. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) General Co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has called on young people to fight against the gangs of Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS).
Demirtaş connected to Sterk TV and evaluated the recent barbaric attacks of ISIS gangs. Demirtaş, firstly, saluted Kobanê people and People's Protection Units (YPG) at the beginning of his speech. He noted that ISIS gangs are trying to end the Rojava cantons with these attacks. […]
MARDİN (DİHA) - Norwegian Ambassador Janis Bjorn Kanavın visited Mardin Metropolitan Co-mayor Ahmet Türk in his office in Mardin.
Prior to special meeting between two, Norwegian Ambassador Janis Bjorn Kanavın and Mardin Metropolitan Co-mayor Ahmet Türk made short explanations in front of press labourers. They drew attention on recent clashes on Rojava and Shengal (Sinjar). Co-mayor Türk underlined: "What a pity, all the states are remaining silent to all these towards Kurdish people. Wheras, Kurdish people did not attack any states, occupied no lands. […]
HEWLER (DİHA) - Federal Kurdistan Region President Mesut Barzani invited the international community to act against attacks of ISIS at Kobanê Canton.
Federal Kurdistan Region President Mesut Barzani published a statement regarding the barbaric attacks of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Sham) gangs at Kobanê Canton of Rojava.
President Barzani emphasized: "The brutal assaults of ISIS gangs at Kobanê Canton and Rojava is threat to all Kurdistan. ISIS is regarding its attacks at Kobanê people as aim of existence and absence. […]
DİYARBAKIR (DİHA) - The DBP (Party of Democratic Regions) has called on everyone, especially its branches in towns and cities, to go to Suruç in a spirit of mobilisation for Kobanê.
The DBP has issued a written statement, calling for resistance. In the statement, it said that ISIS gangs have been carrying out massacres by attacking the Kurdish people and peoples of the Middle East for 2 years. […]
KOBANÊ (DİHA) - The People's Protection Units (YPG) Press Centre has released a statement about the most recent attacks and clashes in the Kobanê canton of West Kurdistan going on since 15 September.
YPG said their forces have inflicted a heavy blow on ISIS gangs in the last five days of fierce clashes, killing 86 gang members, destroying five vehicles and seizing large quantities of ammunition. 8 fighters of the YPG lost their lives in clashes. […]
IZMIR (DIHA) - Twelve officials have been detained in a second wave of operations as a part of the probe into the Soma mine disaster, which claimed lives of 301 workers in May.
Police detained officials from the Soma Coal Mining Company who were responsible for work safety and monitoring the data obtained by sensors and security camera footage at the mine. The Public Prosecutors’ Office ordered the detentions after receiving the second expert report on the accident. The number of detainees may rise further in the coming weeks, reports said.
Eight officials, including Soma Coal Mining Company Chief Executive Can Gürkan, General Manager Ramazan Doğru and Operating Manager Akın Çelik were arrested in the first operation. […]
SİİRT/MARDİN (DİHA) - Four state schools were set on fire by the activists of YDG-H in Siirt and another one was burnt in Nusaybin district of Mardin.
According to the received news, a group of armed people allegedly came to Siirt last night and set the primary and secondary schools on fire in Fisken (Doluharman), Dêgala (İnkapı) and Tuzkuyusu (Erbinê) villages bound to the city to protest the closing of Kurdish schools. Also, a masked group set Zübeyde Hanım Primary School ablaze in Kurtalan district of Siirt at the late hours of Thursday. […]
KIRKUK (DİHA) - Kirkuk Governor Najmiddin Karim said the guerrilla forces played a major role in the defence of Sinjar, Makhmur and Kirkuk, adding: "all our forces fought side by side and prevented the enemy entering Kirkuk."
HPG guerrillas left the mountains to fight ISIS when the gangs began to threaten South Kurdistan, playing a significant role in the defence of the region. While on the one hand raising the morale of the people of South Kurdistan, on the other it demonstrated that no force could withstand the unity of Kurdish forces. Kirkuk Governor Najmiddin Karim spoke to ANF, thanking all the Kurdish forces that took part in the defence of Kirkuk, adding: "all our forces fought side by side and prevented the enemy entering Kirkuk. […]
BATMAN (DİHA) - The 'Barajarock' Hasankeyf Solidarity Camp has been established in Hasankeyf. The camp was initiated with the reading of a press release by environmentalists and ecologists at the bridge over the Tigris in Hasankeyf.
The 'Barajarock' Solidarity Camp has been organised by the Hasankeyf Initiative against the Ilisu Dam that will submerge the 12,000-year-old town of Hasankeyf. […]
NEWS DESK (DİHA) - The Democratic Union Party (PYD) Co-President Salih Muslim said Kobanê was involved in a great resistance to the attacks of ISIS gangs, adding: "whoever is going to do something for Kobanê should do it now", calling on tribes in Urfa, Suruç and Ceylanpınar in particular to rise up.
PYD Co-President Salih Muslim was speaking on the Analysis programme on Sterk TV last night. He said: "If we really don't want a second Sinjar we must defend Kobanê" He added: "Our people were slaughtered in Sinjar and our women and girls were sold. […]
BARTIN (DİHA) - One Chinese worker was killed and another was injured, after a coal mine collapsed in Amasra district of Bartın.
The accident happened at around 11.00 a.m. at a private coal mine in the Amasra district’s Tarlaağzı neighborhood, when piles of coal collapsed next to the area where miners prepare for work. The two Chinese workers were recovered from the rubble by their colleagues. One died at the scene while the other was rushed to Bartın State Hospital. […]
NEWS DESK (DİHA) - Speaking about the increasing attacks of ISIS gangs on Kobanê, KNK (Kurdistan National Congress) Executive Council Member Adem Uzun called on the people of North Kurdistan to actively gather at the border in solidarity with the Kobanê resistance. […]
NEWS DESK (DİHA) - French jets carried out their first air strike against Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) militants in Iraq Friday, successfully destroying their target, President Francois Hollande announced, vowing that more operations would follow.
"This morning at 9:40, our Rafale planes carried out a first strike against a logistics depot of the terrorist organisation Daesh in north-east Iraq. The objective was hit and completely destroyed," Hollande's office said in a statement, using an alternative name for the extremist group. "Other operations will follow in the coming days," added the statement from Hollande's Elysee Palace office. […]
DİYARBAKIR (DİHA) - The funeral of YPG guerrilla Ömer Deniz (Kesas Lice), who lost his life in the resistance of Kobanê, was buried by thousands of people in Diyarbakır Mardinkapı cemetery.
The funeral of the YPG (People's Protection Units) guerrilla Ömer Deniz (Kesas Lice), who lost his life in a clash with Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) gangs in Kobanê Canton of Rojava, was laid to rest by thousands of people in Diyarbakır Mardinkapı cemetery. […]
HAKKARİ (DİHA) - Even the gas canisters being thrown by Turkish police could not inhibit Kurdish education in Mother Uveys Primary School (Dibistana Seretayî a Dayika Uveyş).
Turkish police attacked with gas bombs and plastic bullets to Mother Uveys Primary School, which was opened by KURDÎ-DER (Kurdish Language Development and Research Union) in Esenyurt neighbourhood bound to Yüksekova (Gever) district of Hakkari to provide education in mother tongue, last night. Dozens of plastic bullets hit to the wall of Kurdish school. […]
ŞIRNAK (DİHA) - The Kurdish education is going on joyfully in Dibistana Seretayî ya Bêrîvan (Bêrîvan Primary School) in Cizre.
Education in mother tongue is going on joyfully in Bêrîvan Primary School, of which seal was ripped off by people on Tuesday, in Cizre district of Şırnak. The students are coming to the Kurdish school with their families every morning. The families are waiting in front of the school while the students are taking education.
The Kurdish education is going on with active participation of both students and teachers. […]
İSTANBUL (DİHA) - PKK Leader Abdullah Öcalan's trustee and his lawyer Mazlum Dinç and Imrali Prison's prisoner Cumali Karsu's trustee Pervin Oduncu applied to the prosecutory go to Imrali Island.
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Leader Abdullah Öcalan's trustee and his lawyer Mazlum Dinç and Imrali F Type High Security Prison's prisoner Cumali Karsu's trustee Pervin Oduncu applied to Bursa Public Prosecution Office today to go to Imrali Island and to meet with their relatives. […]
ŞIRNAK (DİHA) - The Thursday evaluation, namely 'quest of justice', of Roboski families being held in every week has gone on. Roboski families came together beside graves of their 34 relatives massacred by Turkish warplanes and the families noted that they will become at border on Tuesday, on the 1000th day of massacre under the slogan of "We are not recognizing the borders".
Roboski famiiles came together in Thursday evaluation of Roboski families being held in every week in Roboski Cemetery. […]
URFA (DİHA) - While the barbaric attacks of ISIS gangs are going on towards the Kobanê Canton, Kurds will march from Suruç to Ovan village which is at the border line with Kobanê.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) gang groups intensified their attacks at Kobanê Canton of Rojava. While the barbaric attacks of ISIS are going on towards Kobanê, the protests of Kurds are also increasing against the barbaric gangs. […]
KOBANÊ (DİHA) - The attacks launched by the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Sham) terrorrist organisation on the canton of Kobanê in Rojava (West Kurdistan) on 15 September and the resistance of the YPG (People's Protection Units) are continuing. The YPG announced that fierce clashes are continuing on 5 fronts, saying 7 of its fighters lost their lives yesterday. […]
NEWS DESK (DİHA) - The Iranian regime henchmen hanged a group of four prisoners in public in city of Shiraz on Thursday.
The four men, Bahram Kiani, Edalat Rahimi, Mohammad Jamshidi and Jahanbakhsh B?roumand were hanged in one of the main squares in the city. Another prisoner was hanged in city of Marvdasht. On Friday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's said in his annual report to the General Assembly expressed alarm at the recent increase in executions in Iran. The report said: the promises made by Hassan Rouhani "have not yet led to significant improvements, and restrictions on freedom of expression continue to affect many areas of life."
He also criticized Tehran for carrying out death sentences on juveniles. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom -- along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland -- following a historic referendum vote. By 55% to 45%, a majority of voters rejected the possibility of Scotland breaking away and becoming an independent nation.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed Scotland's decision in a televised statement outside 10 Downing Street, saying it was a clear result. "Like millions of other people, I am delighted," he said. Cameron said he would have been heartbroken to see the United Kingdom broken up -- but paid tribute to the efforts of both sides in the campaign. […]
NEWS DESK (DİHA) - The New York Times revealed Sept. 19 that its reporter Ceylan Yeğinsu, who wrote a striking story on the recruitment efforts of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) at the heart of the Turkish capital Ankara earlier this week, has been receiving “messages that threaten her safety.”
After her report was published, Yeğinsu not only received strong reactions from officials, including President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, but was also targeted by the pro-government media, with a number of newspapers publishing her picture on their front page in a bid to trigger public outrage. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - The Islamic State in Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) gangs released a video of a British freelance photojournalist, John Cantlie, in which he says he is being held captive.
In the video posted on YouTube, Cantlie, wearing an orange jumpsuit, speaks to the camera in the style of a news report and promises to reveal in a series of programmes the "truth" about the jihadist group that has seized parts of Iraq and Syria. There was no immediate threat to his life apparent in the video. Cantlie, who had contributed to British newspapers including The Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph, as well as to Agence France-Presse, said he was captured after travelling to Syria in November 2012. […]
QAMISHLO (DİHA) - Residents in the villages of Tel Hamis, that have been taken from ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Sham) by YPG (People's Protection Units) forces, have talked about the savagery perpetrated by the ISIS gangs. Villagers said the gangs had threatened to chop off their heads and had raped women.
The YPG carried out an operation on 13 September on 19 villages in the Tel Hamis, Tırbesipiye and Qamıshlo triangle. The operation went on for 3 days and we encountered horrific scenes as we followed the operation. […]
KOBANÊ (DİHA) - West Kurdistan's People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters are continuing to resist against Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) gangs carrying out a new wave of attacks on Kobanê since 15 September.
According to the reports of ANHA (Hawar News Agency), YPG fighters carried out an offensive targeting ISIS positions and bases in the village of Bexdikê to the east of Kobanê. YPG have inflicted a heavy blow on ISIS gangs, killing at least 60 members of theirs and destroying three tanks, and damaging one other. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - Syria and Kurdish Affairs Analyst and Columnist Mutlu Çiviroğlu interviewed with Rojava's Kobanê Canton Prime Minister Enwer Muslim regarding the recent barbaric attacks of so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS).
"It is almost a year a devastating war has been waging on Kobane in order to seize it. But since two days ago, they have been waging an unprecedented attack on Kobane from east, south, and west with the tanks, artilleries, and Humvees they had seized in Mosul. […]
VAN (DİHA) - The 2014-2015 education-teaching term, which is being boycotted across Kurdistan as only the Turkish education is given by disregarding the existence of various ethnic groups, began with lots of malfunction.
While the Kurdish schools being opened in Diyarbakır, Yüksekova and Cizre to provide education in mother tongue were forcibly closed, the students were exposed to gas canisters of Turkish police. Some schools bound to the Ministry of National Education in the region are like military barracks. […]
ISTANBUL (DİHA) - The lawyers of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Leader Abdullah Öcalan applied for a visit of their client at the Bursa Public Prosecutor's Office.
PKK Leader Abdullah Öcalan's lawyers Cengiz Yürekli, İbrahim Bilmez, Asya Ülker and Pınar Akdemir applied for a visit of their client at the Bursa Public Prosecutor's Office. In case of a positive response by the Imrali Prison Administration, the lawyers are expected to meet Ocalan tomorrow. […]
KILIS (DIHA) - After Turkish soldiers wounded 2 shepherds on the Shadiye pasture of Rojava on Monday, soldiers have now shot 2 people at the border near Kilis.
The names of those shot are Fevzi Hûsen and Muhammed Hûsen. Fevzi Hûsen (16) and Muhammed Hûsen (25), who were trying to cross the Kilis border near the village of Doğançay, were shot by the Turkish soldiers. The incident occurred at around 16:00 on Tuesday. It is reported that Fevzi Hûsen was seriously wounded while Muhammed Hûsen suffered slight injuries.
The two, from the Dersivan Shilthat village in the Afrin Canton of Rojava, were taken to Kilis Hospital in order to be treated. […]
ERZURUM (DİHA) - Two students were taken into custody while they were going on to Atatürk University to recruit for lessons.
Erzurum Atatürk University Philsophy Department 3rd class student Ersin Bazyel and Law Faculty 2nd class student Zelal Karabalık went out from their homes to recruit for lessons. The university students were stoppped by undercover police officers in Yenişehir district. The police detained the two students with the claim of "making propaganda of organization."
The detainee students were brought to Erzurum police HQ. […]
MARDİN (DİHA) - The education of mother tongue is going on in Derik district of Mardin on the 4th day.
The education of mother tongue being given by TZP-Kurdî and Derik Municipality Gula Sor Education Support Home is going on in Derik district of Mardin on the 4th day. This Kurdish education is being given to the students who are boycotting the state schools to condemn the pressures on Kurdish language and to attract on the right of education in mother tongue.
The intense interest of the students and people is resuming. […]
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - Queues formed outside polling stations as Scots came out en masse on Sept. 18 to vote for or against independence, with the "Yes" and "No" campaigns still vying to the last to win over voters in a blizzard of flags, posters and badges.
Voters turned out even before polling stations opened in Edinburgh - many speaking of their delight at the massive democratic participation, with official predictions of an up to 80 percent turnout. However, others breathed a sigh of relief after a long and sometimes bitter campaign. […]
KOBANE (DİHA) - The Press Office YPG revealed the identities of 2 fighters losing their lives during the response to the last attacks of ISIS on Kobane.
The Press Office of People's Protection Units (YPG) revealed the identities of two fighters losing their lives during the response to the last attacks of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Sham) mercenaries on Kobane Canton. ISIS terrorists began on the current September 14 a new attack on kobani using various types of heavy weapons in continues in full force yet. […]