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Trench planned for border between Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan

In Iraqi Kurdistan a trench is being dug along the frontier with Syria in order to prevent militants from that war torn country illegally crossing into that territory.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Crunch test for Turkey's Kurds in local elections

Diyarbakir - Turkey's Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan, dogged by a graft scandal and street protests, faces another headache as Sunday's local elections near -- rising discontent among the Kurdish minority.One year since the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) decla...
In the Media by Dilay Gundogan (AFP)

Europe court condemns Turkey over jailed Kurd leader

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights condemned Turkey on Tuesday over its "inhuman" treatment of jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan.The court ruled that holding the founder of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in isolation for more tha...
In the Media by Yann Ollivier (AFP)

Iraq criticises Kurds over oil 'grey area'

Baghdad - Iraq's top minister responsible for energy affairs on Saturday criticised the autonomous Kurdish region's push towards exporting oil independently of Baghdad, calling it a grey area lacking in transparency.
In the Media by AFP

Kurds protest on both sides of Syria-Turkey frontier

Protests broke out on both sides of the Syria-Turkey border as Kurds denounce Turkey's plan to build a wall along the international border.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Turkey announces new reforms

Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan has announced reforms that will see to the salvaging of the crumbling peace process begun earlier this year with the Kurdish opposition.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Kurdish couple in Turkey wins right to name daughter 'Kurdistan'

A Kurdish couple in Turkey have won the right to name their daughter 'Kurdistan' in reference to their national and cultural identity.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Kurdish rebels begin pullout from Turkey

Kurdish rebels belonging to the militant PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) have began pulling their fighters out of Turkey, and back to their main stronghold in northern Iraq.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari

Iraqi PM willing to work on fragile relations with Turkey

Baghdad - The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki announced on Friday that he would gladly work on reconciling Iraq's relations with Turkey.
In the Media by Jody-Lan Castle

Turkey and PKK announce ceasefire Special

Istanbul - On the day that Kurdish people celebrate a new year and the coming of spring, Turkey and the PKK terrorist organization announce a ceasefire.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 1 comment
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