Sat, 25 May 2024 17:39

Saturday Mothers mark 1,000th week seeking justice for Turkey’s disappeared

Hundreds joined the 1,000th Saturday Mothers’ protest at Galatasaray Square, seeking justice for relatives lost to enforced disappearances, a relentless quest since 1995. “We will never forget, we will never give up,” they declared. The event saw significant participation from political and democratic forces, including the co-chairs of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Equality and Democracy (DEM) […]

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Sat, 25 May 2024 14:45

Spanish groups seek European action on Öcalan’s isolation on ‘floating coffin’ of İmralı Island

Abdullah Öcalan‘s solitary confinement in Turkey reaches “total isolation” with İmralı Island akin to a “floating coffin”, said Spanish signatories who petitioned the European anti-torture committee for intervention. This coalition, consisting of 81 associations, trade unionists and academics from Spain, has called for urgent measures to address what they describe as inhumane conditions. In their […]

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Sat, 25 May 2024 14:34

People are taking action globally against Israel’s genocide in Gaza

The current Israeli attack on Gaza has claimed the lives of more than 35,800 Palestinians. The assault began after the Hamas operation on 7 October 2023, but it is a continuation of Israel’s 76 years of attacks on the Palestinian people. The Israeli army is currently engaged in an assault on Gaza’s southernmost city of […]

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Sat, 25 May 2024 12:37

Erdoğan consolidates power: New decree shifts authority over mobilisation and declaration of war

In a major decree published in the Official Gazette on 22 May, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been given sole authority to declare mobilisation and a state of war, marking a crucial shift in Turkey’s governance structure. According to the newly enacted Mobilisation and State of War Regulation, Erdoğan can now decide to declare […]

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Sat, 25 May 2024 10:43

Kurdish literature festival ‘Do You Hear My Voice?’ to open in Berlin on 29 May

Berlin is set to host the Kurdish Literature Festival titled “Do You Hear My Voice?” from 29 May to 2 June. This year’s theme is “Kurdish Literature in Exile”. The festival, organised by the renowned Kurdish-German writer Beliban zu Stolberg and Kurdish academic Dawid Yeşilmen, will be held at the Literaturhaus Berlin. The event is […]

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Sat, 25 May 2024 10:15

KDP fears inability to rig coming elections amid international pressure: analyst Kamal Chomani

In a recent interview with Özgür Politika, Kurdish political analyst Kamal Chomani discusses the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) resistance to holding elections in Iraqi Kurdistan amidst economic crisis and political deadlock. He highlighted international pressure, scrutiny and allegations against the ruling Barzani family and asserted that the KDP’s manipulation of minority seats and its undemocratic […]

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Fri, 24 May 2024 17:58

Daily News : 24 May 2024

24/05/2024 – #DailyNews – #MedyaNews   📍 Honouring 25 years of resilience, the KNK celebrates its journey since 1999, highlighting milestones like the formation of the Kurdistan Parliament Abroad and ongoing efforts for Kurdish unity.   📍 Over 1,000 judges and prosecutors have been appointed at Turkey’s 26th Judicial Court Ceremony. Notably, Suleyman Doğruöz, involved […]

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Fri, 24 May 2024 17:22

Saturday Mothers gather for 1,000th week demanding justice for Turkey’s forced disappearances

The Saturday Mothers will gather for the 1,000th consecutive week at Galatasaray Square in Istanbul this Saturday, demanding justice for their loved ones who disappeared in custody decades ago. The movement, inspired by Argentina’s Plaza Del Mayo mothers, began on 27 May 1995. It seeks to uncover the fate of the disappeared and hold the […]

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Fri, 24 May 2024 16:52

International Court of Justice orders Israel to ‘immediately halt’ Rafah offensive

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has imposed new ‘provisional measures’ obliging Israel to immediately halt its offensive on Rafah. A 15-member panel at the ICJ reaffirmed that the Israeli state must fulfil its obligations, halt its military offensive and withdraw from Rafah, Gaza’s southernmost city. This is the third occasion that the ICJ has […]

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Fri, 24 May 2024 15:56

Choman Hardi urges solidarity with Middle Eastern women at Kurdish Studies Conference

Literature can be a weapon to fight patriarchy, prominent Kurdish academic, poet and feminist Choman Hardi has said in her keynote address at the latest annual Kurdish Studies Conference. The event, hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Middle East Centre and taking place at the University of Sheffield, aims to […]

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