The Belgian-Turkish political activist Bahar Kimyongür said Friday to the press agency Belga that he was informed Thursday night of his final removal from Interpol file dated Aug. 22.

Although the current chaos in Iraq has brought the Kurds there closer to their long-held dream of independence, it has not brought them unity. While Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), campaigns for Kurdish independence, other Kurdish political groups have taken a different position, in particular the KDP’s main rival, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).

The next hearing of Ayºe Berktay’s trial will be held on 30 January 2014.

Erdogan Exploits Rivalry Between Kurdish Leaders

by Choose an Author on 26-11-2013

There is a bitter power struggle between Barzani and Öcalan, in a time when both are trying to form unholy alliances in the Middle East.

In a recent visit to Istanbul I experienced both hope and growing optimism that Ayse Berktay, the recipient of the 2013 BRussels Tribunal Solidarity Award might soon be released.

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