Turkish police block rally supporting Kurd hunger strikes

Turkish anti-riot police use their shields to push back dozens of female relatives of Kurdish hunger strikers during an attempted protest in the southeast of the country.

RAW: YPG holds military parade celebrating victory over ISIS in Syria

Thousands attended a military parade of Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) celebrating the victory over a so-called Islamic State in Syria in the city of Qamishli on Thursday. YPG is now controlling a huge part in the northeast of Syria bordering Iraq & Turkey, which considers it a terrorist group.

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Kurds appeal for intel tribunal to prosecute suspected ISIS members

Kurds in Syria are appealing for an international tribunal to prosecute Islamic State members after the Syrian Democratic Forces, which is largely made up of Kurdish fighters, declared that the terror group’s final enclave had fallen on Saturday.

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Moment ferry capsized in Iraq killing dozens, incl. women & children

A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother’s Day capsized in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing nearly 100 people.

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At least 94 dead in Iraq ferry disaster

A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother’s Day capsized in the Tigris River near Mosul, killing at least 83 people, including families, officials said. (March 21)

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Clashes after Kurdish prisoner suicide in Turkish jail

The death of a Kurdish activist on hunger strike in a Turkish prison sparks clashes between supporters and police near his grave, as his lawyers and Kurdish party officials say he had committed suicide.

Iraqi authorities torture underage ISIS suspects – HRW

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Ghost towns: Conflict stymies campaigning in southeastern Turkey

Candidates campaigning for upcoming local elections in southeastern Turkey have a serious conundrum: the villages they want to run have been largely emptied by clashes between Kurdish rebels and Turkish soldiers. For the March 31 municipal elections, the representatives of these ghost districts are now chasing voters who are simply not home.

In Iraqi Kurdistan, hikers and skiers are at play

In the snowy mountains of northern Iraq, skiers, both locals and foreigners, participate in The Snow Festival, organised by the Kurdish department of tourism, while others take to hiking

Turkish police blocks pro-Kurdish protest in Istanbul

Turkish authorities prevent pro-Kurdish opposition deputies from marching in Istanbul in solidarity with a colleague on hunger strike to denounce the detention conditions of the leader of a Kurdish guerrilla group. Several dozen police officers equipped with riot shields surround some 40 elected officials and activists of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP, pro-Kurdish) to prevent them from going down Istiklal Avenue, in the heart of Istanbul.