Chiefs of Iranian Kurdish Political Parties Endorse a Federal, Democratic System in IranFriday, 21 May, 2021 , 17:41 | May 19, 2021

Joint initiative on Iran’s future by the Washington Kurdish Institute (WKI) and Program on Human Rights and Peace-building at Columbia University


Kurdistan’s Weekly Brief May 18, 2021Friday, 21 May, 2021 , 17:18 | May 18, 2021

A weekly brief of events that occurred in the Kurdish regions of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey.


 UK Kurd elected to Oxford City CouncilTuesday, 11 May, 2021 , 17:08

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) - Evin Abrishami, a Labour Party candidate in Donnington, was elected in the 2021 Oxford City Council election that was held on Thursday in the southern English city.


Kobanî trial: Request for recusal rejectedTuesday, 27 April, 2021 , 17:09 - İstanbul - BIA News Desk 

Facing aggravated life imprisonment over the Kobanî protests from seven years ago, the HDP politicians appeared before the judge today, on April 26. The court board has rejected the attorneys' request for recusal.


Turkey puts 108 Kurdish politicians on trial over 2014 Kobani protestsMonday, 26 April, 2021 , 16:07

Current and former HDP members may face life sentences in what critics call a ‘revenge trial’

Turkey has put 108 Kurdish politicians on trial in what critics say is politically motivated “revenge” for their alleged roles in deadly protests in 2014 sparked by the Isis takeover of the Syrian border town of Kobani.


Turkey summons Swedish envoy to protest Sweden's 'support for terrorists'Wednesday, 21 April, 2021 , 15:48

Turkey's Foreign Ministry summoned Sweden's ambassador in Ankara to a meeting to protest contacts between two Swedish ministers and members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which Ankara considers a terrorist group, Turkish diplomatic sources said on Tuesday.


Turkey releases writer Ahmet Altan after more than four years in prisonWednesday, 14 April, 2021 , 16:23

Journalist and author was jailed after writing pieces critical of president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan


How Erdogan turned the Turkish courts into a political weaponWednesday, 14 April, 2021 , 15:55 | Opinion by Henri Barkey

Henri J. Barkey is the Cohen Professor of International Relations at Lehigh University and an adjunct senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.


 Erdogan's Pact with the Ultra-NationalistsMonday, 12 April, 2021 , 17:47 | By Sebnem Arsu, Maximilian Popp und Anna-Sophie Schneider

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is doing what he can to hold on to power – and is following his right-wing extremist coalition partner back to the confrontational style of politics the country saw in the 1990s. Opposition activists are concerned for their safety.


Nemam Ghafouri, Doctor Who Aided Yazidis in Iraq, Dies at 52Wednesday, 7 April, 2021 , 16:47 | Jane Arraf

That Nemam Ghafouri was born in a cave might be one of the least remarkable things about her. It was the 1960s, and her mother went into labor in the mountains of what is now the Kurdistan region of Iraq as she was fleeing with her other children from Iraqi government forces.