Foundation of Syriac Catholic Mor Ephrem Monastery in danger of damage by car park constructionThursday, 1 April, 2021 , 17:47

MARDIN, Turkey (@gazetesabro) – Construction work for the construction of a multi-storey parking building on site, is endangering the foundations of the Syriac Catholic Mor Ephrem Monastery in Mardin. A damaged foundation puts the 19th century monastery in serious danger of collapse. The Syriac Mor Ephrem Monastery has monument status (1st degree).


 President Barzani discusses bilateral ties with France’s MacronWednesday, 31 Mars, 2021 , 17:53 | Khazan Jangiz

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday in Paris at Elysee Palace, where the leaders discussed topics of mutual interest.


Mr. President, prevent ethnic cleansing in AfrinTuesday, 30 Mars, 2021 , 17:22


'Worse than a jungle': the cartel controlling Iraqi bordersMonday, 29 Mars, 2021 , 17:31

Along Iraq's borders, a corrupt customs-evasion cartel is diverting billions of dollars away from state coffers to line the pockets of armed groups, political parties and crooked officials.


The closure case against the HDP is a new blow to democracyThursday, 18 Mars, 2021 , 14:48

Press statement by our co-chairs Pervin Buldan and Mithat Sancar:


History repeats itself: Turkey seeks closure of a pro-Kurdish party - yet againThursday, 18 Mars, 2021 , 14:42 | Neşe İdil / Duvar English

Turkey seeks the closure of the pro-Kurdish HDP on the grounds that its members "aim to destroy and eliminate the indivisible integrity of the state with its nation." The HDP is the seventh pro-Kurdish party to enter Turkish Parliament, born from the ashes of the parties shut down before it.


Leading MEPs condemn another example of crackdown on opposition in TurkeyThursday, 18 Mars, 2021 , 14:15

Communiqué de presse

Statement by Nacho Sánchez Amor and Sergey Lagodinsky, following the decision to expel Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu from the Turkish Parliament.


Top Turkish prosecutor files case to close pro-Kurdish HDPWednesday, 17 Mars, 2021 , 14:01 | By Daren Butler, Ece Toksabay

ANKARA (Reuters) - A top Turkish prosecutor filed a case with the constitutional court on Wednesday demanding the closure of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), in the culmination of a years-long clampdown on parliament’s third largest party.


 Actions in Turkey’s ParliamentWednesday, 17 Mars, 2021 , 13:06 | Ned Price, Department Spokesperson


Time for dither and delay with Ankara's rights record is overWednesday, 10 Mars, 2021 , 16:48 |  By Nils Muižnieks 

Turkey's disregard for human rights has recently become particularly brazen. It is not only jailing innocent journalists, human rights defenders, protesting students and social media activists, it is also ramping up political persecution and ignoring European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) rulings to release people unjustly imprisoned.