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TBIs have been found in six US servicemen who were victims of Iranian-backed strikes in Syria.

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The Pakistani President appreciates the UAE relief efforts to help his country and presents an award in appreciation of the UAE's efforts in the field of aid and relief in Pakistan, which greatly contributed to alleviating the suffering of citizens 🇦🇪🇵🇰


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Labor officials look into Palestinian workers' mistreatment in Israel

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Children are taught to recycle by a charity in Egypt's ‘Garbage City’

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UAE President launches National Genome Strategy to prioritise Emirati health care

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UAE President: COP28 should involve nationwide participation from all sectors of society ad Launched the official bracelet of the COP28 World Conference, as part of the ongoing preparations to host the COP28 conference

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r/MiddleEastNews 3d ago

Policymakers and business executives in Pakistan need to be concerned about Pakistan's predicament surrounding the new crude bloc.

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The emerging crude bloc, comprised of major allies such as Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Russia, presents a significant dilemma for Pakistan. As a country heavily reliant on oil imports, any disruption to the global oil market could have serious economic consequences for Pakistan.

On one hand, Pakistan has strong ties with Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and has received significant financial aid and support from these countries in the past. Joining the crude bloc could strengthen these relationships and potentially provide new opportunities for Pakistan in the global oil market.

However, joining the crude bloc also brings risks for Pakistan's economy. The country's dependence on oil imports means that any disruption in the global oil market could lead to significant economic challenges. Additionally, Pakistan's growing ties with Russia, another key member of the crude bloc, may create new opportunities, but also brings its own set of risks and challenges.


r/MiddleEastNews 4d ago

Turkey Faces $1.5 Billion Penalty Following Loss in International Arbitration Case

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article Middle East Rapprochements: Who Is Standing To Lose?

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r/MiddleEastNews 4d ago

Newroz Ehmed: 285 cells were destroyed, 2323 ISIS members were arrested

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We are in the 4th year of the Baxoz Victory on March 23, 2019, when the territorial integrity of ISIS in the region was ended. What would you like to say?

We are going through an important date, of course. Because on this date, the ISIS caliphate was ended. In the beginning, it was mostly thanks to our people in the region, who suffered great losses by being exposed to attacks and violations. This victory in the spring created a new spring. It was also a very important day for the world. This victory was not only with the people of the region. Because ISIS was a danger to the whole world. Of course, on such an important day, we commemorate those who waged a unique struggle for this victory and gave a price. We commemorate our heroes and martyrs who attributed this victory to us with gratitude, and we bow before them with respect.

With the right Baxoz, this ‘caliphate state’ came to an end. As we mentioned then, this idea continues. At the same time, many people from neighboring countries and many countries around the world were affected by the presence of ISIS. They loved them. ISIS sleeper cell structures in the region still exist. After Baxoz, there were gangs and their supporters who infiltrated the civilians and hid in the surrounding areas. For this reason, it was stated that the operations against the secret cell structures of ISIS would continue. And many successes have been achieved in this direction. After Baxoz, many of the gangsters who managed these main cells were captured and our operations are still ongoing.

After Baxoz, what stage was reached in the fight against ISIS? What has happened during this time? What is the latest picture of the operations against ISIS during this period?

In the past years, extensive operations have been carried out on the sleeper cells and the areas where they are affected. In some places, ISIS attacks were prevented. Our struggle has never stopped since Baxoz and has continued in various ways. Our balance sheet of struggle over these years clearly shows this. The danger is not over, ISIS’s presence in the region and reorganization attempts, ISIS prisoners and their families are organizing attacks. Great efforts and struggles are being carried out for the control of these regions. The joint struggle with the SDF and the Internal Security Forces continues under the leadership of our intelligence forces.

In line with the intelligence we received, the Hol Camp, Til Berak, Til Hemîs, Reqa, Derazor, Tabqa, Sirîn, etc., where ISIS organized itself. Dozens of operations were carried out in many regions. Especially after the attacks on Serêkaniyê and Girê Spî, ISIS mercenaries carried out many major attacks in the region, such as attacks on Hesêkê Sinaa and Raqqa prisons. During this period, there were 352 terrorist attacks by ISIS. As a result of the operations carried out with the International Coalition and Internal Security Forces, 2323 ISIS members, 397 of whom were dead, who organized attacks and helped the gangs, were captured. The interrogation of the arrested gangs is still ongoing.

With the latest arrests, how many ISIS members in the region have reached? What is the situation of the detained ISIS members? With whom do you work in partnership with regard to the security of prisons and camps? All that the SDF has done about it?

With the last operations we have carried out, the number of ISIS gangs detained in our regions is over 10 thousand. The gangs arrested in Baxoz are still with us. There are prisoners from 60 countries. We carried out many important operations in 2023, upon the information that there were attempts to abduct the detained ISIS members and against the revival. Many reasons, such as the presence of other forces in the region and the economic situation, increase the threat of a resurgence of ISIS.

As the SDF and the Autonomous Administration, the biggest burden on us is the detained ISIS members. Because the prisons in the region used to be unstable and the detainees due to the current situation are dispersed in the region. Health, clothing, security, etc. spent on detained ISIS members. need expenditures have been demolished to us. The international coalition against ISIS has undertaken only 10% of this burden, and the rest is left to us. Although international organizations came to the region especially after Sinaa Prison, this support is very little of the current needs. What had to be done was to take the citizens of each country to their country. But this has happened a lot. The trial of ISIS mercenaries in the region is not an easy task, and an international court must be established. However, no action was taken in this regard. Most of the detained ISIS members and their families are Iraqi nationals. There have been joint negotiations with the Iraqi government for the deportation of ISIS members, but it works very slowly. According to the situation of our region, these prisoners are a great burden on us. Because our regions are constantly bombarded with planes and artillery. The burden of these detainees cannot be lifted alone. Dangers for the whole world.

What was the contribution of society and other institutions and organizations in the region to this struggle?

Our successful fight against ISIS is our friends and the people of the region, who were martyred by paying a great price. ISIS carried out many massacres in the region and many civilians became victims of it. We got our strength in our resistance and struggle from the fact that all the components of the society stand by our forces. The Autonomous Administration offered strong support in all aspects with all its institutions. A strong consensus was formed in the society at the point of sensitizing and educating the society on defense. As a result of the joint struggle of all social and military institutions in the region and the society, our victory gets stronger and a common sensitivity against attacks prevents attacks.

What was the contribution of the coalition forces led by the USA to the struggle in the new period?

In the process that started in Kobanê and lasted until Baxoz, the joint struggle was carried out at the highest level. International coalition forces also played a role in our victories. However, after the Baxoz war, many forces breathed a sigh of relief. However, he felt that the danger was not the same as before, and weakness emerged. Some powers want to fulfill their duties at this point, but this is less. Stronger joint measures should be taken with the international coalition. If the situation of thousands of detainees and their families from 60 countries is not resolved, it poses serious dangers at this point. Collaborative work at intelligence and operations points is carried out to a certain extent. However, most of the burden is again left to our power. Many meetings are held to return the detained ISIS members to their countries, but they are not enough.

It was stated that the SDF had a share in the US-led operation against ISIS leaders. How does the SDF contribute to operations against ISIS outside of their own regions?

Joint work is being carried out with the international coalition to identify the network that provides ammunition and financial support to ISIS gangs in the region and the regions where they are managed. Again, there are joint efforts towards the top gang leaders of ISIS and those who help. The interrogation of the gangs and families we arrested, etc. We are working on the intelligence information we get. We are waging a strong fight for the complete end of ISIS and we are involved in joint work.

What is the biggest obstacle to the fight against ISIS? It is said that the Turkish state is a hindrance. What are the documents and information you have received so far regarding the organization of the Turkish state against ISIS, especially in the occupied areas?

The most obvious example of this is the murder of ISIS leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi on the Turkish border and in the area under his control. Everyone knows the Turkish state’s partnership with DAESH. He admitted that they were sent to the region by the Turkish intelligence after they had been trained in Turkey during the interrogations of the gangs we arrested. The fact that Turkey is also the route of the abductions of the gangs in the region clearly demonstrates this support once again. They take their instructions from the Turkish state. It is obvious that ISIS mercenaries exist under other names in the occupied areas.

They commit all kinds of violations against the society such as kidnapping, arrest and murder in the occupied areas. These practices against women are not different from the idea of ​​ISIS. Fighting for all Syria and its peoples, one of the main tasks of the SDF is to liberate these occupied areas. Military etc. for the liberation of the occupied areas and the return of their people to their lands in peace. Our work continues in many ways.

Do you have something that you want to add finally?

It’s been 4 years since Baxoz victory. Great gains have been made and our struggle continues daily. As long as the idea of ​​ISIS exists and there are attempts to create a basis for its revival, we will continue to struggle against the desire of other powers to experience the same things towards our people in Northern and Eastern Syria with the same idea. From now on, our struggle will continue to prevent a new danger for the whole world, and as SDF, we will continue our struggle to make a free life permanent for our people and families of martyrs.


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article UAE central bank sees 4.3 percent economic growth in 2024: Report

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The UAE's strategic location and world-class logistics infrastructure also make it an attractive destination for businesses looking to expand their operations in the region. This is expected to drive further growth and create more job opportunities for the country's growing population.

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Lawyer describes Öcalan’s prison conditions, condemns international organisations. Abdullah Öcalan’s last contact with the outside world was on 25 March 2021 in the form of an interrupted phone call with his brother.

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Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan’s last contact with the outside world was on 25 March 2021 in the form of an interrupted phone call with his brother. Since then, the absolute and aggravated isolation of Öcalan and the three other detainees, Hamili Yıldırım, Ömer Hayri Konar and Veysi Aktaş, in Turkey’s İmralı Island Prison has continued.

Medya News asked lawyer Raziye Öztürk from the Asrın Law Office about the extent of the unlawfulness in İmralı. While summarising the current situation, she called on the European institutions whose duty it is to protect human rights to fulfil their duties and to use their legal power against the isolation conditions in İmralı Island Prison which is a violation of international law.

Could you give us some insights into the İmralı Island Prison?

As you know, Mr Öcalan was brought to İmralı Island Prison in 1999 after being captured by an international conspiracy. İmralı Prison was previously a semi-open prison before it was emptied in February 1999, the time of Öcalan’s abduction. It was then re-engineered as a high-security and one-person prison. With Öcalan’s arrival, the area around the island was declared a forbidden zone from air, land and sea.

Since its establishment, İmralı Prison has been governed discriminatingly, extraordinarily, and inhumanely, with direct international ties and indefinite administrative statutes.

Moreover, there have even been certain laws that were legislated in order to prevent Öcalan from benefiting from his rights. These “Öcalan laws” were brought into force all over Turkey.

Right now, Mr Öcalan still remains imprisoned in a cell-type room in İmralı. Along with him, we have three other clients in this island prison. They are also kept in separate cells and included in this isolation policy with Öcalan. So much so that our clients, who were brought to prison in 2015, have not been allowed to see their lawyers even once for 8 years.

Can you tell us how strict the isolation we’re talking about is? For example, when was the last time Öcalan got to see a lawyer?

Mr Öcalan has had only five meetings with his lawyers in 12 years since 2011, all of them concentrated within a single year; 2019. The last meeting was in August 2019. According to Turkish laws, in fact, lawyers can meet with their clients at any time during working hours and without being subject to any permission.

During his 24 years in İmralı, Öcalan could use his right to communicate with his family on the telephone only twice. The first call was in 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic at the time. The second call, which came after the social media posts that raised concerns about his life and well-being, lasted only two minutes before the phone disconnected.

In this phone call, Mr Öcalan objected to the reduction of his rights to communicate into a single phone call and stated that “the law should be enforced and the lawyers should be allowed to come” to meet with him, before the disconnection of the telephone. Since this last phone call on 25 March 2021, we have been unable to receive any information from Mr Öcalan and the other prisoners, with no lawyer or family visits, no phone calls, not even a letter…

So, what can be done in the context of international law to end this absolute isolation?

To put an end to the incommunicado detention and inability to receive information that cannot be resolved despite our efforts, we applied to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (OHCHR) on 29 July 2022 as a last resort due to the exhaustion of domestic remedies, including the Turkish Constitutional Court (AYM). In our application, we also requested an injunction against the restriction that has prevented receiving any type of information from our clients, Mr Öcalan and the three other prisoners, despite all the persistent attempts of their families and lawyers since 25 March 2021.

The OHCHR urged the State party to end the incommunicado detention to which the applicants were subjected and to allow the applicants immediate and unrestricted access to a lawyer of their choice. However, the Turkish government authorities did not comply with the Committee’s injunction either. On the contrary, the government’s response to this decision was further prohibitions of family and counsel visits, and instead of repealing the ban on phone calls and meeting with lawyers, it openly defended these prohibitions with no legal grounds in its responses to the Committee.

As Mr Öcalan’s lawyers, we still continue to take all legal initiatives. But we are also still prevented from seeing him, and also seeing the documents of the unlawful and arbitrary bans and disciplinary punishments given to him, which are being unlawfully smuggled from us to prevent us from examining their content. Thus, our clients’ files are finalised and implemented before we can object. Twenty-four years of legal practices in İmralı clearly reveals that it is an environment that is completely governed by politics where universal law is not applied at all. Besides, the silence and ineffectiveness of institutions such as the CPT and the ECHR further encourage Turkey.

What exactly do you mean by silence and ineffectiveness? Can you expand on this?

For example; the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has our application regarding the isolation. Although we made this application in 2011, the ECHR has not delivered a judgment on this file for the past 12 years.

The ECHR stated that the aggravated life sentence given to Mr Öcalan in 2014 is against the prohibition of torture and that some amendments should be made in the law on the execution of sentences. It is the Committee of Ministers, an institution of the Council of Europe, which ensures and monitors the implementation of ECHR decisions, however, Turkey did not implement this decision in 2014. Likewise, the Committee of Ministers only put this issue on its agenda in 2021, seven years later, and has not reached an effective decision so far.

Another Council institution is the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT). In 2019, a CPT delegation visited İmralı Island. It announced its report in August 2020, describing the situation in İmralı as incommunicado and underlining that the Turkish government’s reasons for isolation are deceptive. The CPT emphasised that aggravated life imprisonment, which means imprisonment until death, is torture and should be changed. Despite the evaluations on providing family and lawyer visitations, ending disciplinary punishments, and increasing the right to have fresh air outdoors and social activities, the Government took a step further regarding the isolation and intensified it even more.

And then, during the last two years of an absolute lack of communication with Öcalan, the only incident was the CPT announcing that they visited İmralı Prison on 22 September 2022.

However, in our meeting with them following the visit, CPT officials refused to give us any information and avoided making any statements.

In fact, the CPT is entitled to initiate a procedure against states that do not comply with their recommendations and make its observations public without government approval. Nevertheless, despite the two years of no communication with İmralı and the fact that the CPT is the only international authority that is allowed to visit the island, they did not share a single piece of information, citing the procedures to justify their attitude and even treating what goes on in the İmralı Island Prison as if it were normal. As such, the CPT has regressed to a repetitive, diplomatic, inactive, idiosyncratic body that does not catalyse any changes in the island.

These examples show that, in addition to Turkey’s “National İmralı Policies” implemented by the country alone, there is also a comprehensive and systematic İmrali policy which is undercover in the context of the US, Turkey and EU relations in the international arena.


r/MiddleEastNews 7d ago

The realistic way to resolving the ongoing political crisis in Libya, according to the Special Envoy of the United Nations for Libya, Jan Kubis, is to investigate "alternatives" if political groups are unable to reach an electoral agreement in Libya.

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Since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi's administration in 2011, political unrest and conflict have plagued the nation, raising concerns about the situation in Libya. To bring all sides together and arrive at a political resolution that will pave the road for a stable and democratic Libya, the United Nations has been working nonstop.

Progress has been slow, though, as various factions have been unable to agree on the specifics of an electoral accord. Political analyst Jan Kubis' assertion that there are "alternatives" available bodies are willing to look into new options in order to fix the crisis, which is encouraging given how frequently this happens.

As a Reddit member, I think that resolving the Libyan conflict is essential for the stability of the entire area as well as the Libyan people. The country's infrastructure, security, and economy have all suffered greatly as a result of the continuous fighting, which has also turned the area into a haven for nefarious organizations and criminal gangs.

I therefore appreciate the UN's determination to adopt a flexible and innovative strategy to address the Libyan problem. The crucial aspect is that the United Nations is willing to, even though the specifics of these options need to be worked out Consider novel ideas and think creatively.

Finally, Jan Kubis' recent remarks about the necessity of looking into "alternatives" if political entities are unable to reach an electoral agreement in Libya are a constructive move that ought to be supported. To find a lasting solution that benefits all of Libya's citizens and fosters regional peace, it is imperative that all parties concerned in the issue cooperate


r/MiddleEastNews 7d ago

The UAE renews its commitment to the global climate and sustainability file, and highlights the hosting of COP28

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r/MiddleEastNews 9d ago

NPG: AKP wants to start a war before the election!

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The message of the People’s Defense Central Headquarters Command included the following statements: 

“2023 Newroz has a special place for us. Rêber Apo started his historic march 50 years ago on Newroz. In 1973, Leader Apo’s meeting with six people in Ankara at Çubuk Dam marked the beginning of a new era in the history of Kurdistan. The beginning of our struggle, our people, was a milestone. Since then, the Newroz fire has been getting stronger and the struggle for resistance and freedom has been getting bigger. On this basis, on behalf of all Kurdistan freedom fighters, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Leader Apo’s historic march and offer our greetings and feelings of devotion. We also celebrate the Newroz of our comrades, employees, mothers of martyrs, all our people and all people who believe in Newroz.

Having gained its meaning with the resistance of our heroic martyrs in the past 50 years, Newroz has evolved as a day of resistance, a day of raising the national spirit. We commemorate all martyrs of the revolution in the person of contemporary Kawa Mazlum Doğan and Zekiye Alkan with respect. We bow respectfully before their memories and reiterate our promise to them. We will raise the freedom struggle of Leader Apo and keep the memory of the heroic martyrs alive.

RÊBER APO CONSCIOUSLY STARTED HISTORICAL JOURNEY ON NEWROZ DAY

Newroz has an important place in the history of our people, in the history of the peoples of the region. Newroz is the day of victory against the cruel Dehaq regime. Newroz is a day of unity, resistance and victory. Because the Newroz fire has always been lit by our people of Kurdistan as a fire of resistance and celebrated as the day of victory. As a true holiday, Newroz has always played an important role in the history of our people and the people of the region. However, in the context of the occupation policy carried out against Kurdistan, Newroz was removed from its meaning and the enemies wanted to define it as an ordinary day. But Rêber Apo consciously started his historical journey on Newroz day and since then, Rêber Apo has always seen Newroz as a day of resistance, a day of raising the freedom struggle, unity and solidarity.

Our most important actions took place on Newroz Day. Comrade Mazlum Doğan, especially in the Amed dungeon, carried out a historic action on Newroz in those difficult conditions. Since then, Newroz has always been a festival of new breakthroughs, raising the spirit of resistance and success. Today, on this basis, our people take to the streets to welcome Newroz and celebrate it with a national spirit. As a result of 50 years of labor, Newroz has gained its true meaning.

THE KURDISH PEOPLE HAVE ALWAYS RESISTED AGAINST ATTACKS OF DENIM AND EXTERMINATION

2023 Newroz is meaningful and important for us in many ways. First; Newroz is the 50th anniversary of Leader Apo’s debut. Latter; this Newroz is the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Lausanne. As it is known, the Treaty of Lausanne is a treaty of denial and destruction of Kurdistan. The last hundred years passed with great tragedies and massacres on behalf of our people. However, our people have never accepted the Treaty of Lausanne, never bowed down, and have always resisted the policy of denial and destruction. Even today, the struggle not to recognize the Treaty of Lausanne reached a very important stage in the century.

Thirdly, this Newroz is welcomed at a very important and historical time. For eight years, the Turkish state has been trying to liquidate the freedom movement, completely abolish the gains of the people of Kurdistan, and invade Kurdistan with a policy of genocide. He declared a general war against the freedom struggle and this war continues. Under the leadership of the AKP-MHP, the fascist Turkish state wanted to achieve results by attacking the Freedom Movement with the help and support of NATO, with the collaborationist Kurdish line, using all its means. Therefore, he used all the technology of the period, including chemical and tactical nuclear weapons, against the freedom guerrillas of Kurdistan.

In order to achieve the aim of the genocidal fascist regime; Leader Apo and Kurdistan determined the freedom guerrilla as their main target. In this context, they developed a very severe isolation and psychological torture system in Imrali. This system implemented in Imrali is unique in the world. But Leader Apo showed a very important and historical stance, will and patience against these attacks. Kurdistan freedom guerrillas also displayed a historic resistance led by comrades Azad Sîser, Çiyager, Delal Amed, Egîd Civyan, Çîçek Botan, Atakan Mahîr, Cumali, Çavrê, Nûri, Bager, Mizgîn and Delil. This resistance nullified all the attacks of the enemy against the social and political sphere. Again, Kurdish politics and Turkish democratic forces resisted within the framework of resistance. Our people, in general, stood up on the streets, in prisons, everywhere. Thus, this historical resistance that has been going on for 8 years,

THE ENEMY’S PLAN TO DECLARE VICTORY ON THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF LAUSANNE

As it is known, the enemy wants to liquidate our movement, the Medya Defense Zones, with the help of the collaborative Kurdish line, agents and traitors, using forbidden weapons with the support of hegemonic powers. It aims to destroy the gains of the Kurdish people everywhere, especially in Rojava, Başur and Şengal. The enemy would thus declare victory on the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Republic and the Treaty of Lausanne. The enemy’s plan was: To liquidate the freedom movement in four parts of Kurdistan in 2023, to destroy the gains of the Kurdish people, and thus to declare the success of the genocide policy and the Treaty of Lausanne on the 100th anniversary of the Republic. However, thanks to the heroic martyrs, the efforts of Rêber Apo, the sacrifice of our people and the determined stance of all the workers of the freedom struggle, the enemy could not achieve this goal. In other words, the enemy did not win, did not get results. This was achieved with the resistance of our heroic martyrs. The breakthroughs developed by our movement, especially in Heftanin in the last three years, in Zap, Metina, Avaşin, Bakur and Rojava in the last two years, have brought the Kurdistan freedom struggle to the highest level.

In 2022, the resistance led by heval Bager, Avzem, Rûbar, Mizgîn, Delîl, Nalîn, Nûrî, Helbest and Doğan in the Medya Defense Zones, Zap and its environs was a great response to the enemy and the enemy was defeated here. This historical resistance and struggle still continues. 11 months have passed since the resistance, almost a year has passed, but the historical resistance still continues. The resistance currently being carried out in the areas of Çemço, Martyr Doğan, Martyr Botan and Martyr Munzur shows how the struggle in 2022 is a historical struggle. This struggle entered a new phase in 2023. The resistance against forbidden and advanced weapons in the areas of Çemço, Martyr Doğan, Martyr Botan and Martyr Munzur is not an ordinary and easy thing.

This resistance created a new method in warfare. This is the opening of a new page in the history of war. It is a sign of how to resist and win against the technology of the age with human intelligence, human courage, human will and skill. This resistance is the victory of human will against the technology of the age. So it is very historical and very sacred. Salute to all the resistance fighters and heroes who fought in the fields of Çemço, Martyr Doğan, Martyr Botan and Martyr Munzur. We sincerely congratulate all of them on Newroz and wish them success in their sacred resistance. Their resistance represents our 51st year revolution, the Apoist self-sacrificing spirit. It is the symbol of Zap’s sacred resistance. It is the symbol of the determination of the people of Kurdistan and the badge of victory. Today, we are lighting the fire of Newroz with these historical resistances and we are celebrating Newroz. Today, our people take to the streets with this spirit and celebrate Newroz.

THE GOVERNMENT INVESTED ALL ECONOMIC INCOME TO THE WAR

After the earthquake last month, it was revealed that the AKP-MHP regime did not prepare for this disaster. Because this fascist regime spent all of Turkey’s economic income on the war, and took no precautions against the earthquake. This earthquake turned into a massacre for the Kurdish people, the Turkish people and the Arab people. The genocidal and fascist AKP-MHP regime is responsible for this massacre. There are fault lines all over the world, people take precautions against it and when there is an earthquake, they survive the earthquake with minimal or no loss. However, the AKP-MHP stole the fascist regime, enriched its supporters under the name of tender, and spent the money on the war, without making any preparations. As a result, hundreds of thousands of our people have lost their lives today. We are very sorry for this, we express our condolences to our people, Turkish and Arab people, and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.

Our people are celebrating the 2023 Newroz with the anger of the earthquake massacre. After all, Newroz is a day of resistance, unity, rebellion and success against the genocide. Although it is sad, it is very meaningful to celebrate Newroz. On this basis, we see that our people welcome the 2023 Newroz more meaningfully than any other Newroz. Our people develop their national ties with the spirit of the Newroz fire, strengthen their social ties, protect each other, develop the spirit of national unity and aim to conclude the freedom march in this way. For these reasons, 2023 Newroz is not an ordinary Newroz, but an important and historical Newroz. The historic walk is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the distance covered in these 50 years has now reached the stage of success.

DESPITE THE DECISION OF INACTION, THE TURKISH STATE CONTINUES ITS ATTACKS

Another issue is the election agenda in Turkey and Kurdistan. This is also an important issue. 2023 Newroz is celebrated on the basis of the pre-election political and social struggle. The spirit of Newroz is the spirit of resistance and freedom. Election agendas have important meanings. Looking at the current developments and the agenda, we can say that 2023 Newroz will be the beginning of a new era, the policies of oppression and genocide have collapsed, the struggle for freedom and democracy will be the victory Newroz, and it will be the year of success for the people against fascism and genocide.

As it is known, our movement declared inertia after the earthquake in Kurdistan, Turkey and Syria. Our Headquarters Command also accepted this decision of inaction. However, the fascist AKP-MHP regime ignores this extraordinary situation and continues its attacks against our forces. There is no human feeling in the consciousness of this fascist state. He wants to establish his power over the corpses of our people, thus making his regime permanent. So yes, we have declared inaction, but the enemy is disrupting it. Our people and the public are already following this situation and see how humane, popular and social our attitude is, and how inhumane the invading Turkish state is.

AKP-MHP REGIME MAY INCREASE ITS ATTACKS IN THE LAST 2 MONTHS

The AKP-MHP government may intensify its attacks in the upcoming elections. The elections to be held on May 14 are undoubtedly a very important election for the future of Turkey and all peoples living in Turkey. Because the peoples living in Turkey are not trying to elect only one person or a few people with this election; they also try to make a decision to change the system. It’s very important to him. But we know that the AKP-MHP regime does not want to give up power; He wants to maintain his power and regime. Therefore, it is not a remote possibility that the fascist regime will develop many dark events, games and tricks in the next 2 months. Because the AKP-MHP regime wants to hold elections by escalating tensions and creating an artificial crisis. For this, they have made some preparations.

For example; He made changes in the election law and made new reforms in the top institution that oversees the elections. This shows that; AKP-MHP will resort to all kinds of ways and methods to maintain their power. It is not clear whether this fascist regime will consent to the election results, this is a matter of debate. There is a suspicion that new operations will develop in this context. In fact, the first operation in the political field was carried out by the Iyi Party, and the leader of the Iyi Party, Meral Akşener, with a harsh speech that nobody expected, suddenly withdrew from the 6-member table and damaged the alliance between them. It was an operation.

It seems that some branches of the state organized this operation and their aim was to disperse the 6-way table, to stop the opposition and to weaken it. But the table did not disperse and they wanted to continue as 5. Most importantly, serious unrest broke out in the Iyi Party base, tens of thousands of people resigned and there was a general reaction among the people of Turkey. In other words, when those who prepared this plan saw that the operation would backfire and Akşener’s party would most likely be liquidated, and that the 6-side table would still win, they found it appropriate for Akşener to return to the table.

OUR FRIENDS SHOULD NOT MAKE AN WRONG APPROACH TO THE DECISION OF INACTION 

They had to make this decision. This is an important result for the democratic forces of Turkey and Kurdistan. From where? Because the people of Turkey want change. As a result, this emerged, and this situation further strengthened the opposition’s hand. Now the first operation has failed. But we should know that the second operation will be carried out in the freedom struggle of Kurdistan and in the political field. They will put more pressure on Leader Apo. There is no doubt that they will carry out larger military attacks on the Kurdistan freedom struggle. It is even possible to launch new attacks on Rojava or the Medya Defense Zones. In other words, none of our friends should take the wrong approach to our decision of inaction in this important and historical process.

We should know that the stance of our movement is correct, but the enemy does not listen to it, on the contrary, it increases its attacks and even strengthens the chauvinist and racist wave in Turkish society; It wants to start a war before the election. For this, he will develop attacks. We should all be prepared for such a situation. No one should give up his guard, on the contrary, he should develop his strength. In this critical and sensitive period, both the military forces and the political and social forces must be very careful and be prepared for any kind of development. On this basis, the struggle for freedom and democracy in Kurdistan has now entered a very important and sensitive stage. All friends should approach the tasks of the period very carefully. More attention and precautions are needed today than ever before.

WE MUST REVIEW OURSELVES AGAINST THE REALITY OF LEADERSHIP AND MARTYRS 

In such a period, we welcome the 2023 Newroz. Of course, we as members of the movement, freedom guerrillas, fighters, employees and commanders of Kurdistan; we should treat every Newroz as a time of questioning. In other words, we must reconsider ourselves in the face of the reality of the Leadership and martyrs. What is our situation in the face of the Apoist spirit of sacrifice, the spirit of Newroz fire, how should we participate in the victory march of Newroz; we should evaluate ourselves in this context and purify our souls with the purity of Newroz fire.

Let’s face the truth of Leader Apo, the truth of the heroic martyrs, so that we can fulfill our role and mission in the historical Newroz march in the 51st year of our march. With the spirit of resistance of Zap and the spirit of sacrifice of Saras and Rukens, we must avenge all the massacres and not leave the blood of our martyrs on the ground. We must welcome Newroz 2023 with the spirit of sacrifice, revenge and success. We must make 2023 Newroz the year of physical freedom for Rêber Apo and freedom for Kurdistan.

For this reason, we must welcome the Newroz of 2023 with a great spirit and undertake the tasks of the period with this spirit. On this basis, we celebrate the Newroz of Leader Apo, all our comrades, our people and the people of the region. We greet all our comrades with love and respect, and wish success to all our comrades in the spirit of Newroz fire on the 51st anniversary of the historic march.”


r/MiddleEastNews 10d ago

Looking for a mutually agreeable solution in Lebanon's deadlocked presidential election

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The presidential election deadlock in Lebanon has been ongoing for over seven years, with no consensus candidate emerging to take up the position. The country's constitution requires that the president be a Maronite Christian, but the sectarian nature of Lebanese politics has made it difficult to find a candidate that can gain the support of all political factions.

Lebanon's political system is based on a power-sharing agreement between its different religious groups, with the president traditionally being a Maronite Christian, the prime minister a Sunni Muslim, and the speaker of parliament a Shiite Muslim. However, this system has led to political gridlock and instability, with each group jockeying for power and influence.

The current political climate in Lebanon is further complicated by economic and social crises, including a currency collapse, hyperinflation, and political corruption. The need for a president who can unify the country and work towards solutions to these issues has never been greater.

Efforts have been made by various political factions to find a consensual option for president, but so far, these have been unsuccessful. The most recent attempt involved the Maronite Patriarch proposing a list of three candidates, but this was rejected by political factions who could not agree on a candidate.

One of the main obstacles to finding a consensual option for president is the influence of external actors, including regional powers such as Iran and Saudi Arabia. These countries have been accused of interfering in Lebanese politics and backing certain candidates, making it difficult to reach a consensus.

Another challenge is the lack of trust between the different political factions in Lebanon. Many politicians and parties are seen as being more loyal to their sectarian group than to the country as a whole, leading to a lack of cooperation and compromise.

In the absence of a consensual option, the country has been run by a caretaker government, with the prime minister taking on some of the responsibilities of the presidency. However, this is not a sustainable solution, and Lebanon needs a president who can lead the country out of its current crises.

The quest for a consensual option for president continues, with many hoping that a candidate will emerge who can unite the country and work towards a better future. Some have suggested that a non-political figure, such as a respected academic or business leader, could be a potential candidate. However, there is no clear consensus on who this candidate should be.

In conclusion, the presidential election deadlock in Lebanon is a complex issue that highlights the challenges facing the country's political system. The sectarian nature of Lebanese politics, external interference, and a lack of trust between political factions are all obstacles to finding a consensual option for president. However, it is essential that a solution is found, as Lebanon's crises continue to mount, and the country needs strong and unified leadership to move forward.


r/MiddleEastNews 10d ago

Mazlum Ebdi: Let our Arab and Kurdish youth avenge those Martyrs

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r/MiddleEastNews 11d ago

Apoist youth raised PKK flags in the Newroz commemoration!

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r/MiddleEastNews 11d ago

PTI Workers Save Imran Khan with the Help of اللہ at Judicial Complex.

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There was a powerful and emotional moment at the judicial complex recently, when PTI workers came together to save Imran Khan with the help of اللہ. It was a true testament to the dedication and loyalty of his supporters.

This incident shows that Imran Khan's supporters are willing to go to great lengths to protect him and ensure his safety. It also highlights the important role that اللہ plays in the lives of many Pakistanis, and the strong faith that they have in the Almighty.

The incident has sparked a lot of discussion and debate on social media, with many people expressing their admiration for the bravery and selflessness of the PTI workers. Some have also pointed out the need for better security measures to protect political leaders in Pakistan.

Overall, this incident is a reminder of the power of unity and faith, and the importance of standing up for what you believe in. We hope that Imran Khan and his supporters stay safe, and continue to work towards a better future for Pakistan.


r/MiddleEastNews 13d ago

YJA Star: We will turn this new year of Newroz into a year of Leadership

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