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June 24, 2012 12:37 PM
  Heval Sulaiman Miro- Turkey is experiencing serious difficulties in overcoming her systemic problems due to the bureaucratic nature of the political institutions that have been shaped since the creation of the Republic in 1923. As a result of these conditions, Turkey is increasing unable to keep up with the complex changing structure, needs, and demands of the Turkish society.
June 24, 2012 12:28 PM
  A few weeks ago, the Syrian National Council (SNC) – the largest Syrian opposition group – elected Dr. Abdulbasit Sieda, a Kurd, as its new chief. Born in 1956 in the Kurdish town of Amude, northeast Syria, Sieda is a philosophy professor and prominent opposition figure, known for his political activism. He was one of the founders of the SNC, and as leader has emphasized the importance of unifying Syrian opposition groups against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. He picked up this theme in a conversation with Rudaw.
April 18, 2012 11:04 AM
              Director Halkawt Mustafa says making Red Heart was a challenge, but he's excited about it screening in Dubai
April 10, 2012 01:44 AM
    Germany, Iraq, Syria, /2011/Kurdish dialogue with English subtitles /Colour/Digital File/72 mins   Genre: Social, War Screenings: Thursday 12/04/12 - 06:30 PM - Grand Cinema 9 Sunday 15/04/12 - 09:45 PM - Grand Cinema 9 Cast & Credits   Director: Akram Hidou Producer: Akram Hidou Scriptwriter: Akram Hidou
April 8, 2012 01:18 AM
  The recent events in the Syrian National Council are concerning, where the majority of the Kurd members have withdrew from the Council as their demands were ignored. The Kurdish demands in Syria after the fall of Assad's regime are the following:
March 31, 2012 01:11 AM
      A bookabout the Anfal massacre of Iraqi Kurdish people, penned by a Canadian journalist, will soon be released, said the author. Anfal in Iraqi Kurdistan, which is written by Suzan Murali who is part-Kurdish, includes tens of stories about the Saddam Hussien's Anfal campaign against Kurdish people between 1986-89 in the last stages of the Iran-Iraq war.
March 8, 2012 12:29 PM
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March 8, 2012 12:02 PM
  International Theater Festival , kicked off on Friday , in the City of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region with participation of western and European teams.
March 8, 2012 11:44 AM
   By SHADI HAMID; MARC LYNCH       The Debate over Syria A rising death toll raises the question: To intervene or not? Why We Must Fight Alongside the Rebels By Shadi Hamid
March 8, 2012 11:14 AM
  BERLIN – The movie “Trattoria” tells the story of a teenage girl whose father is involved with the mafia. The girl wants her father to distance himself from the criminals, but circumstances don’t allow him to. The director of this tragicomedy is Soleen Yusef, a Kurd from Dohuk in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Yusef has been living in Germany since she was 9 years old.
December 27, 2011 06:42 PM
  LONDON, United Kingdom – More than 100 films about Kurds or by Kurdish filmmakers are being shown at the London Kurdish Film Festival this week. In a statement, the festival’s organizing committee said their objective was “to support the development of Kurdish cinema... films made by Kurdish directors on any subject, and films of a feature, short and documentary style nature, on Kurds, by non-Kurdish directors.” 
October 21, 2010 11:00 PM
  The 2010 edition of the Beirut International Film Festival wound down with a gala award ceremony at Qasr Unesco Wednesday evening. A smattering of prizes were doled out, with top honors going to films from Iraqi Kurdistan and Tunis.
July 27, 2010 04:42 PM
  The Damascus Bureau - 27/7/2010 As the largest ethnic minority in Syria, Kurds were hoping in 2000 that their political, social and cultural rights would be finally recognised under the new president. But the past ten years proved to be disappointing. Despite being a repressed minority in Syria, Syrian Kurds over the last ten years have become more vocal in asserting their political, social and cultural rights, local analysts and political dissidents say.
July 27, 2010 04:04 PM
  Western experts believe Kurds are the real winners of last week’s Turkish election but are skeptical that the new parliament will significantly change the political system. Independent Kurdish candidates won 36 seats in the June 12 parliamentary election, up from 22 seats in the last parliament. Prime Minister Receb Tayyib Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) won the most votes, 50 percent, which will give the party about 326 seats.
July 9, 2010 04:50 PM
  In December last year Alex Kelly and his friend Ed Crosthwaite-Eyre rode their bicycles across Iraqi Kurdistan. Expecting to bear witness to the dispiriting aftermath of Saddam Hussein's regime, during which hundreds of thousands of Kurds were killed, they were startled by the friendly enthusiasm with which they were met. Welcomed by gift-bearing policemen and chaperoned by a series of television crews, both cyclists left the country with significantly different ideas about it than when they arrived
January 24, 2010 04:54 PM
  PNA - A severe shortage of rainfall that has lasted more than three years has crippled agriculture in northeastern Syria (Syrian Kurdistan), where residents say conditions are still deteriorating in the absence of economic alternatives and an adequate government response. People's living conditions in the area are dire, said Ahmad al-Salem, an agricultural engineer who lives in a village close to the Kurdish town of Qamishli.