Algonquin College: AC students developing resource database on the Yazidi genocide

Algonquin College: AC students developing resource database on the Yazidi genocide. “Learners in the at Algonquin College are developing an online resource cataloguing the genocide against the Yazidi people. In partnership with Yazidi Legal Network, the resource will serve as a database on crimes against Yazidis for human-rights lawyers and activists. Yazidis are Kurmanji-speaking peoples indigenous to Kurdistan. Canada has officially recognized the genocide of the Yazidi people by Daesh, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).”

University of Exeter: Experts to establish new archive of Kurdistan’s culture, history and politics

University of Exeter: Experts to establish new archive of Kurdistan’s culture, history and politics. “An international team of experts are establishing a major new archive of Kurdistan’s culture, history and politics. University of Exeter academics are working closely with colleagues from leading Kurdish archival repositories, the Kurdish Heritage Institute (کەلەپووری کورد ئەنستیتیوتی) and the Zheen Centre for Documentation and Research (بنکەی ژین) on the project.”

Kurdistan24: Kurdistan reports all-time high 104 new COVID-19 infections

Kurdistan24: Kurdistan reports all-time high 104 new COVID-19 infections. “The Kurdistan Region’s health ministry on Sunday announced 104 new coronavirus infections over the previous 24 hours, the highest daily count since the virus first crossed into the region’s borders. A ministry statement said that the new cases came after health workers carried out 1,718 tests across the region. The total number of tests conducted so far has reached 76,478, per official data.” The population of Kurdistan is a little over five million.

Kurdistan24: Google erases Kurdistan from maps in compliance with Turkish gov.

Kurdistan24: Google erases Kurdistan from maps in compliance with Turkish gov.. “Google incorporation removed a map outlining the geographical extent of the Greater Kurdistan after the Turkish state asked it to do so, a simple inquiry on the Internet giant’s search engine from Wednesday on can show.” The article mentions that an official from Turkey (Cahit Turan) confirmed that Turkey requested Google remove the map. I do not have a thorough understanding of Kurdistan and its relationship with Turkey and I don’t want to pretend that I do. I did want to note the story as it is very relevant to current events. Here’s another story about this from Rudaw.