A press conference was held in front of the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday to call for urgent action on the isolation of Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Çiğdem Uçar and Celal Firat of the pro-Kurdish Green Left Party joined members of the Alevi community to attend a fast-breaking event organised for Muharrem in Istanbul. Uçar gave a statement in solidarity with Alevis in Turkey.
Washington-based Kurdish Peace Institute Research Director Meghan Bodette called on the United States Congress to refrain from selling F-16 fighter jets to Turkey as long as Turkey continues its aggressive policies in Iraq and Syria, which contribute to instability in the region.
A forest fire is raging in the foothills of Mount Cudi, in southeast Turkey. Turkish military personnel have been accused by locals of intentionally setting the fire, and preventing attempts to extinguish it.
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