Erdogan's prisonersThursday, 27 May, 2021 , 15:56

43 elected Kurdish mayors are currently imprisoned in Turkish prisons. 18 of them are women. The second wave of imprisonment took place in October 2019, just weeks after local elections in Turkey.


Mafia boss’s YouTube claims rattle Turkish governmentWednesday, 26 May, 2021 , 17:58 | By Bethan McKernan | 25 May 2021

Sedat Peker accuses senior government figures of crimes including murder, rape, corruption and drug trafficking


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.