Starting from September 5, 50 politicians will be on an indefinite hunger strike until they will have contact with PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan. Hatip Dicle has read the statement on behalf of HDP, DBP (Democratic Regions Party), KJA (Free Women's Congress), DTK (Democratic Society Congress) and HDK (Peoples' Democratic Congress).
Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement concerning the claims of agreement between Turkey and SDF and denied the claims.
Jarablus operation, which was launched against ISIS but also targeted Kurdish military forces, continues. However, some sources claim that the US, Iran and Russia came to an agreement in Jarablus, or northern Syria, and Turkey and PYD accepted the conditions of this agreement. According to this alleged agreement, Turkey will stay in Jarablus and Kurds will be able to connect Kobani and Afrin cantons through Al-Bab.
Human Rights Association (IHD) Diyarbakir Branch issued a report about the violations of rights in southeastern Turkey in a year.
While “Euphrates Shield” operation continues, it is claimed that YPG forces have been reinforcing Manbij. Syrian Kurds have denied the claims.
Turkey's celebrated writer Vedat Türkali passed away at 97 this morning in Yalova.
A car bomb hit police headquarters in Cizre on Cizre-Şırnak highway. 11 police officers are killed in attack and there are more than 70 injured.
Turkish Military Forces has entered Syria. The operation named “Euphrates Shield” started on Wednesday morning and the forces reached ISIS-held Jarablus in the same day. Political scientist Assistant Prof. Erhan Keleşoğlu and former Erbil Consulate-General Aydın Selcen assessed "Euphrates Shield" operation, that was launched against ISIS in Jarablus.
“Freedom Watch” will be started today for Özgür Gündem newspaper editorial consultant and award-winning writer Aslı Erdoğan, who was arrested on Friday.
Journalist Hayko Bağdat's passport was seized by police officers, when he arrived at the airport on the evening of August 6.