Five Kurdish youths detained on Sunday for resisting police efforts to prevent Kurdish music being played in a park in Istanbul’s Kadikoy district, were released on Monday evening under judicial supervision. The families greeted the young men with songs and slogans.
The Turkish government’s crackdown on pro-Kurdish circles in the lead-up to the second round of Turkey’s presidential election continues. Several individuals, including pro-Kurdish HDP members and prisoner rights advocates, were detained in coordinated operations across multiple cities.
The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria evacuated 161 stranded Syrians from Sudan. With Sudan embroiled in intense clashes between the Sudanese army and paramilitary forces, the AANES took swift action to repatriate Syrians.
For four days, the Makhmour Refugee Camp in Iraq has been under siege by the Iraqi Army, isolating thousands of refugees and intensifying the urgency for a peaceful resolution. A United Nations delegation arrived on Tuesday, marking their first visit to the camp in nearly a decade.
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