Pro-Kurdish HDP appoints Urfa MP Baydemir as new spokesperson

February 24, 2017 0

ANKARA – Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Central Executive Committee met in early Friday at party’s headquarters in Ankara. The committee had the referendum and Co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ being stripped of her parliamentary status on […]


Michael Rubin: US must clarify position on Syrian Kurds

February 23, 2017 0

Syria’s Kurds—specifically the People’s Protection Units (YPG)—have been the most successful group to fight the Islamic State in Syria. They have also done the most to save and rescue the Yezidis after that religious minority […]


Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas given prison sentence

February 21, 2017 0

ISTANBUL – The imprisoned Co-leader of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples’ Democracy Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, has been handed a five-month prison sentence for “degrading the Turkish nation, the Turkish state and its institutions”. The Co-leaders […]


Pro-Kurdish HDP MP Behcet Yildirim taken into custody

February 20, 2017 0

SEMSUR (ANF) – HDP Adiyaman MP, Behçet Yıldırım was detained at Adıyaman Airport before leaving for Ankara Monday morning. Yıldırım was facing an arrest warrant due to his non-attendance in the hearing held at 1st […]

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