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HRW criticizes Turkey’s crackdown on Kurdish opposition
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
ISTANBUL,— The Turkish government has jailed 13 members of the pro-Kurdish democratic opposition in parliament on terrorism charges and taken direct control of 82 municipalities in the Kurdish southeast region, suspending and incarcerating elected mayors ...

Thousands celebrate the Kurdish New Year of Newroz in Turkey
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Kurdish celebrations of the New Year, Newroz, on Tuesday mixed peacefully with protests against expanding the powers of Turkey’s president. Thousands celebrated the Newroz in Istanbul and in Diyarbakir, a mainly ...

Neujahrsfest Newroz: Zehntausende Kurden feiern und demonstrieren gegen Erdogan
Der Spiegel Online - 2017-03-21 23:03
Kurdische Musik, Gesänge und Tänze. Und Parolen gegen Erdogan und für Öcalan: Im Südosten der Türkei haben Zehntausende Kurden ihr Neujahrsfest Newroz gefeiert. Auch in Istanbul wurde getanzt und protestiert. ...

Turkey’s Kurds say will celebrate Newroz despite preventions
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
ANKARA,— Istanbul and Ankara governors have announced on Tuesday that official celebrations planned for the Kurdish new year of Newroz have been cancelled due to security reasons. According to Diken news portal, the governor’s offices expressed as a just ...

Turkey summons German envoy over Kurdish rally in Frankfurt
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
ISTANBUL,— Turkey summoned Germany’s ambassador to express its fury over a Frankfurt rally where protesters brandished insignia of Kurdish militants, the presidential spokesman said Sunday, denouncing it as a “scandal”. Some 30,000 Kurdish protesters att ...

Turkey's Erdogan on German journalist: 'Thank God' he was arrested
Reuters - 2017-03-19 15:03
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday accused a jailed Turkish-German journalist of being a terrorist agent, adding "Thank God he has been arrested", comments likely to cause further unease in Berlin over the incident. ...

Mass Grave, Containing Children Bodies, Found in Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-18 21:09
ISTANBUL — A mass grave containing 24 bodies was discovered in Mosul. Among the dead were also bodies of children. The shallow grave was in a remote patch of land, located about 30 meters from a road. It was discovered by soldiers working to clear the ar ...

Turkey detains 740 suspects in operations against Kurdish militants: Anadolu
Reuters - 2017-03-18 16:32
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities have detained 740 people for suspected links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) over the last three days, state media reported on Saturday citing an Interior Ministry source. ...

Turkey bans Kurdish New Year celebrations in Istanbul, Ankara
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-17 21:22

Civilian Displacement from Western Mosul Continues
BAS News - 2017-03-17 13:53
ISTANBUL — As the battle in western Mosul continues, resulting in a continual increase in the number of displaced individuals, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is working to provide reproductive health services to the female segment in the IDP ...

Abadi Wants Fewer US Soldiers in Iraq after IS Defeated
BAS News - 2017-03-16 21:17
ISTANBUL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider a-Abadi wants a reduction in the number of US military personnel in Iraq following the defeat of the Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul. "As we are crushing Daesh, it is clear that there is a need to reduce the n ...

Eight People Killed in Car Bomb Attack in Tikrit
BAS News - 2017-03-16 00:14
Over 50 others injured ISTANBUL — A bomb-laden vehicle parked in the crowded al-Atibaa Street in Iraq’s Tikrit detonated on Wednesday, killing at least eight people. "Eight are killed and 52 are wounded from the Tikrit al-Atibaa street attack," said gove ...

Turkey's Erdogan says apology from Netherlands not enough, attacks Merkel
Reuters - 2017-03-14 16:10
ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday a diplomatic row with the Netherlands could not be dismissed with an apology and warned of further possible measures, after Ankara suspended high-level diplomatic ties with the D ...

Istanbul: Gazeteciyi Hollandalı sanıp saldırdılar
Rûpela Nû - 2017-03-14 00:01
Istanbul: Gazeteciyi Hollandalı sanıp saldırdılarİstanbul Şişli’de AKP’lier haber takibi yapan Norveçli bir gazeteciye Hollanda’lı sanıp saldırdılar. ...

40% of Western Mosul Infrastructure Destroyed: Official
BAS News - 2017-03-13 19:44
ISTANBUL — About 40 percent of the infrastructure in western Mosul has been destroyed by the Islamic State (IS) militants, and during the battle with the coalition forces, according to a municipal official from the Nineveh province. IS militants blew up ...

Consulate General of Armenia to Be Established in Erbil
BAS News - 2017-03-13 19:44
ISTANBUL — President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, has signed a decree on establishing a Consulate General of Armenia in Erbil, Iraq, on Monday. “Governed by Part 1 of Article 15 of the RA law on Diplomatic Service, I decide: To establish a Consulate Gener ...

IS Militants Left in Mosul Going to Die: US Envoy
BAS News - 2017-03-13 19:44
ISTANBUL — Islamic State (IS) militants remaining in western Mosul are trapped, as the last road out of the city has been cut off by the Iraqi forces, said Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter Islamic State (IS). A ...

Turkish minister complains of ‘ugly treatment’ by Dutch
Rojikurd - 2017-03-13 00:02
Turkish Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya flew back to Istanbul on Sunday after being expelled from the Netherlands and escorted back to Germany, describing the Dutch treatment as “ugly.” “We were subjected to rude and tough treatment… Treating a fem ...

Al-Qaeda-affiliated Group Claims Responsibility for Damascus Twin Blasts
BAS News - 2017-03-12 20:51
ISTANBUL — An al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadist group, Salafist group, known as Tahrir al-Sham has claimed responsibility for the twin suicide bombings that targeted Shi’ite pilgrims in Syria’s capital Damascus on Saturday. There is a discrepancy in the numbe ...

US, NATO Prepare Roj Peshmerga for Anti-IS Campaign in Syria
BAS News - 2017-03-12 19:46
ISTANBUL — The Peshmerga forces operating under the control of the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) are currently being trained in northern Iraq by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the United States-led international coalition's ad ...

Mass Grave Discovered in Northern Iraq
BAS News - 2017-03-12 19:46
The grave is believed to be containing Speicher victims ISTANBUL — A mass grave containing a number of victims of a mass killing of over 1,500 Shi’ite Iraqi Air Force cadets by the Islamic State (IS) militants was uncovered by the Iraqi authorities on Su ...

Japan Donates $ 6.7 Million to Support Displaced Iraqis
BAS News - 2017-03-12 18:14
ISTANBUL — Japan has donated $6.7 million to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to be used toward supporting internally displaced individuals in Iraq. The donated sum will be used to “maintain and upgrade emergency shelter sites and criti ...

Turkish minister complains of ‘ugly treatment’ by Dutch
Waar Media - 2017-03-12 15:05
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Family Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya flew back to Istanbul on Sunday after being expelled from the Netherlands and escorted back to Germany, describing the Dutch treatment as “ugly.” “We were subjected to rude and tough treatment… T ...

Debates and Tensions Follow UNSC Session on IS Chemical Attack
BAS News - 2017-03-11 16:27
ISTANBUL — Tensions followed UN Security Council's closed session concerning the alleged use of chemical weapons by Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's Mosul. The session convened at Russia’s intitiative on Friday. It followed reports by the the Inter ...

HDP Asks Turkey not to Ban Nawroz
BAS News - 2017-03-11 01:02
ISTANBUL — Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) has made a request to the Turkish authorities to allow the public celebrations of the holiday Nawroz in Turkey. Nawroz is celebrated by Kurds, as well as 300 million other people in multiple ...

Istanbul helicopter crash: Russians among five dead
BBC - 2017-03-10 16:33
Russians were among those killed, reportedly after the helicopter hit a former TV tower in fog. ...

Four Russians were among passengers of helicopter that crashed in Istanbul
Waar Media - 2017-03-10 16:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Four Russians were aboard a helicopter that crashed in Istanbul, a spokesman for Eczacibasi Group told press on Friday. The passengers aboard the helicopter were guests of Eczacibasi Group. “We are still specifying the details but I can say s ...

Helicopter with business executives crashes in Istanbul
NRT - 2017-03-10 15:25

Helicopter with business executives crashes in Istanbul, kills five - media
Reuters - 2017-03-10 10:48
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A helicopter carrying high-level business executives crashed onto a highway after hitting a television tower in an outlying district of Istanbul on Friday, killing five people, broadcaster CNN Turk and other media said. ...

Fifth Round of Geneva Talks on Syria to Begin on March 23
BAS News - 2017-03-09 15:19
ISTANBUL — The fifth next round of talks between the Syrian government and the opposition groups are planned to take place in Geneva on March 23, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura announced, after a closed-door meeting of the UN S ...

US Marines Sent to Syria for Raqqa Assault
BAS News - 2017-03-09 14:11
ISTANBUL — Heavily armed soldiers from the US Marine Corps (USMC), a branch of the US Armed Forces, have been deployed to Syria some weeks ago, the Pentagon has confirmed. The purpose of the new Marine presence in Raqqa is to provide artillery support fo ...

US to Send 1,000 Reserve Troops to Kuwait for Fight Against IS in Syria, Iraq
BAS News - 2017-03-09 13:09
The deployment will allow the US to quickly respond to unexpected developments on the ground ISTANBUL — Approximately 1,000 US soldiers may be deployed to Kuwait as a reserve force for the fight against the Islamic State (IS). Currently, this proposal is ...

IS Leader Hiding in Desert
BAS News - 2017-03-09 04:38
ISTANBUL — Islamic State (IS) leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has left Mosul and is now hiding out in the desert among sympathetic civilians, according to US and Iraqi officials. However, his exact whereabouts are unknown as he rarely uses trackable commun ...

An Iraqi Kurd flag flies in Istanbul, and may help Erdogan win power poll | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-03-08 15:58

UN Sets up New Camp for IDPs form Western Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-08 00:57
ISTANBUL — A new camp to accommodate those fleeing western Mosul has been established by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the vicinity of the major city in northern Iraq. Camp Chamakor was established this week, ...

KRG Seeking Closer Diplomatic Ties with Canada
BAS News - 2017-03-08 00:57
ISTANBUL — Kurdistan Region’s top diplomat is requesting that Canada upgrade its current trade office in Erbil to a Consulate General, according to The Canadian Press. The Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) is seeking to have a closer economic and polit ...

Turkish foreign minister defiant on Germany rally, criticizes German authorities
Reuters - 2017-03-07 19:21
HAMBURG/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's foreign minister arrived at the Turkish consulate in Hamburg on Tuesday to address a rally for Turkish voters in Germany despite what he called shameful actions by police to force the closure of the originally planned ...

US Troops Deployed to Manbij
BAS News - 2017-03-06 23:45
ISTANBUL — Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said said on Monday that US troops have been located inside and to the west of Manbij to serve as a "visible sign of deterrence and reassurance." "This is a new effort, this is the first time we've had to ...

Turkey to allow family of Syrian pilot who crashed to visit him: PM
Reuters - 2017-03-06 19:34
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will allow the family of a Syrian air force pilot whose warplane crashed on Turkish territory to visit him at the hospital where he is being treated, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told A Haber broadcaster on Monday. ...

46,000 People Displaced form Western Mosul Since Mid-February
BAS News - 2017-03-05 23:29
ISTANBUL — Over 46,000 individuals have been displaced since the operation to reclaim Mosul from Islamic State (IS) militants progressed to the western half of the city, according to a report by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) released ...

Pentagon Calls for Arming SDF and Increasing US Troops for Raqqa Assault
BAS News - 2017-03-05 21:05
ISTANBUL — A Pentagon plan to defeat Islamic State (IS) which US President Donald Trump had ordered for consideration, delivered this week, calls for an increase in the number of US soldiers in Syria as well as greater participation closer to the frontli ...

Syrian pilot whose plane crashed in Turkey found by rescue team: agency
Reuters - 2017-03-05 08:35
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Syrian pilot who bailed out as his warplane crashed on Turkish territory has been found by a Turkish rescue team and taken to hospital, the Dogan news agency said on Sunday. ...

Erdogan: German journalist is a spy and member of PKK
Waar Media - 2017-03-04 20:56
WAAR-DUHOK: Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said a German journalist arrested in Turkey is an “agent” and member of the banned Kurdish PKK, as a row with Germany continued to escalate on Friday. Deniz Yucel was arrested on Monday and charged by an Istanbul cour ...

Barzani’s agenda in Turkey visit: ‘Rojava Peshmergas’ in Syria offensive
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
ANKARA,— Massoud Barzani is set to meet senior Turkish officials for the second time in a week in Istanbul on Feb. 26. A key topic of discussion between Massoud Barzani and the Turkish leaders will be about the ongoing military operations against IS; the ...

Massoud Barzani meets Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
ISTANBUL,— Massoud Barzani met with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, late on Sunday afternoon in Istanbul, where they discussed a range of topics including the economy and border security. Barzani has told Rudaw that he had “a very good meeting” w ...

Turkey jails reporter from Germany’s Die Welt paper over PKK propaganda
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
ISTANBUL,— Turkish authorities on Monday arrested a reporter for a prominent German newspaper on charges of propaganda in support of a terrorist organization and inciting the public to violence, according to a court witness. Authorities initially detaine ...

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP party rallies against boosting Erdogan powers
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party Thursday launched its campaign for a “No” vote in April’s referendum on whether to give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan more powers as its two leaders remained imprisoned. Hundreds of people turned out for the Kurdish ...

Erdoğan: "Deniz Yücel ist ein deutscher Agent"
Sueddeutsche - 2017-03-03 23:09
Der "Welt"-Korrespondent sei ein kurdischer Aktivist und habe spioniert, sagt der türkische Präsident im Rahmen einer Preisverleihung in Istanbul. ...

12,000 to 15,000 IS Militants in Iraq and Syria: US General
BAS News - 2017-03-02 22:40
ISTANBUL — Approximately 12,000 to 15,000 Islamic State (IS) militants are still present in Iraq and Syria, according to US Army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend. About 2,000 of these militants are in or in the vicinity of western Mosul, Townsend expl ...

Turkey's Hurriyet appoints new editor-in-chief
Reuters - 2017-03-02 07:29
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper has named a new editor-in-chief, it said late on Wednesday, a day after strong criticism of the prominent daily by President Tayyip Erdogan for a story suggesting discord between the government and the army ...

WHO Steps up Medical Preparations as Mosul Operation Continues
BAS News - 2017-03-02 01:31
ISTANBUL — The World Health Organization (WHO) is opening trauma stabilization points, field hospitals, and primary health care centers in Erbil, Duhok and Nineveh province in order to provide medical health in eastern half of Mosul and to prepare for ca ...

KRG Obtains $3 Billion in Loans from Russian Rosneft & Trading Houses
BAS News - 2017-03-02 00:08
ISTANBUL — About $3 billion in loan guarantees have been negotiated between Iraq's Kurdistan Region and trading houses along with the Russian oil company Rosneft. The loan is guaranteed by future oil sales. The loan must be repaid within 3 to 5 years, wh ...

Manbij not a Place for PYD and YPG: Turkey
BAS News - 2017-02-28 21:20
ISTANBUL — The Syrian city of Manbij is on Turkey's agenda, said the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday during a news conference. Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) will start their progress towards the northern city after the completio ...

MHP Leader Criticizes Turkey for Flying Kurdistan Flag
BAS News - 2017-02-28 20:44
LEEDS — The leader of the Turkish Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Devlet Bahceli criticized flying the Kurdish flags during the visit of the President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani to Istanbul on Sunday. According to Hurriyet Daily News, MHP le ...

Erdogan: “Manbij is not a place for the PYD or YPG … it belongs to Arabs,”
Waar Media - 2017-02-28 15:53
WAAR-DUHOK: “Manbij is not a place for the PYD or YPG … it belongs to Arabs,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on Tuesday at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul before departing for an economic summit in Pakistan. Manbij, locat ...

Deniz Yücel in Untersuchunghaft: Haftantrag stattgegeben
TAZ - 2017-02-28 00:33
Die Anklagepunkte lauten: Terrorpropaganda und Volksverhetzung. „Die Welt“-Korrespondent Yücel wird nach 13 Tagen Polizeigewahrsam in Istanbul verhaftet. mehr... ...

Kurds Should Join Syria Talks in Geneva: Russian Diplomat
BAS News - 2017-02-28 00:16
ISTANBUL — An adamant proponent of Kurds’ inclusion in the inter-Syrian peace talks, Russia, has reiterated its position on the issue once again. "The Kurds’ participation issue is still pressing,” said the Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Midd ...

Syrian Regime, Opposition May Agree to Kurdish Federalism in Rojava
BAS News - 2017-02-28 00:01
ISTANBUL — Any system, including federalization which is sought by Kurds in Syria, will not be accepted, unless the current President of Syria, Bashar Assad resigns, said Mohammed Alloush, a negotiator in the inter-Syrian peace talks currently taking pla ...

Turkey jails reporter from Germany's Die Welt paper: court witness
Reuters - 2017-02-27 23:10
ISTANBUL/BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkish authorities on Monday arrested a reporter for a prominent German newspaper on charges of propaganda in support of a terrorist organization and inciting the public to violence, according to a court witness. ...

Kurdish Flag in Istanbul Makes Hot News Headlines in Iranian Media
BAS News - 2017-02-27 15:16
The reports cite the event as "turning point" in Erbil-Ankara relations ERBIL — Raising Kurdistan national flag in the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul made headlines of heated news stories in the Iranian media.The flag along with the Iraqi and ...

Barzani, Erdogan Discuss Economic Ties, Syria and War on IS
BAS News - 2017-02-26 22:01
The two leaders met on Sunday in Istanbul ISTANBUL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan met on Sunday to discuss the bilateral economic and diplomatic ties as well as a range of issues related to th ...

TEDxNishtiman in Erbil
BAS News - 2017-02-26 20:20
ISTANBUL — A TEDx event is planned to take place in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq later this year. TEDxNishtiman, which is scheduled to take place on April 1, 2017, will focus on the topics of rehabilitation and development. “The TEDxNishtiman will provid ...

No Success to Syria Talks Without Kurds: PYD
BAS News - 2017-02-26 20:20
ISTANBUL — The war in Syria will not be resolved without the participation of Kurds in the inter-Syrian peace talks, according to the Syrian-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) representative in Russia, Ebdulselam Eli. PYD is the leading political party ...

Barzani Meets with Turkey's Erdogan in Istanbul
BAS News - 2017-02-26 19:23
Both leaders discuss the pressing issues in the region ISTANBUL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani met with Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan on Sunday afternoon in Istanbul. Topics such as energy, bilateral economic relations, military oper ...

Barzani arrives in Istanbul, meets with Erdogan
NRT - 2017-02-26 15:51

Kurdish Flag Raised at Ataturk Airport Upon Barzani's Arrival
BAS News - 2017-02-26 15:08
Barzani is scheduled to meet senior Turkish officials and Kurdish parties ISTANBUL – Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani arrived in Istanbul on a scheduled visit on Sunday afternoon where he is set to hold meetings with senior Turkish officials and ...

Senior US Military Official Visits Rojava
BAS News - 2017-02-25 21:26
He met with SDF commanders to review the Raqqa operation ISTANBUL — US General Joseph Votel, the commander of the US Central Command which coordinates operations against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq، has made an unannounced trip to northern S ...

‘Rojava peshmerga’ in Syria offensive on Barzani’s agenda in Turkey visit
Waar Media - 2017-02-25 13:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region president Massoud Barzani is set to meet senior Turkish officials in Istanbul on Feb. 26. The visit comes after Iraq and Iran signed a memorandum of understanding on Feb. 20 to study the construction of a pipeline to export c ...

‘Rojava Peshmargas’ on Barzani’s agenda in Turkey visit
KurdPress - 2017-02-25 06:41
Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani is set to meet senior Turkish officials for the second time in a week in Istanbul on Feb. 26, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

US Needs More Talks with Russia on Deconflicting Operations in Syria: USAF Commander
BAS News - 2017-02-24 14:14
ISTANBUL — The US and Russia need to elevate deconfliction talks over Syria and Iraq, according to US Air Forces Central Command commander General Jeffrey Harrigian. Because US, Russian, Syrian and Turkish aircrafts are flying over same areas, there is a ...

Pentagon Plan to Defeat IS Will Look Beyond Iraq and Syria: US Joint Chiefs Chairman
BAS News - 2017-02-24 14:14
ISTANBUL — A Pentagon proposal to defeat the Islamic State due this coming Monday, which was ordered by the US President, will involve not just actions in Syria and Iraq, but beyond their borders as well. The proposal will be much broader than previously ...

Safe Zones in Syria Should Be Coordinated with Damascus: Lavrov
BAS News - 2017-02-23 18:46
Creating safe zones in Syria will need approval from the government, Sergey Lavrov says ISTANBUL — Russia and the US may cooperate in creating safe zones in Syria. However, any such plans will need approval from the Syrian government, said Russian Minist ...

McCain Makes Unannounced Trip to Syria to Assess Anti-IS Efforts
BAS News - 2017-02-23 14:03
ISTANBUL — The US Senator John McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, made a secret trip to Syria last weekend before his meeting with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In Syria, McCain visited the Kurdish-held city of Kobani, ...

Barzani to Meet with Turkey's Erdogan in Ankara
BAS News - 2017-02-22 14:00
ISTANBUL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani will visit Turkey over the weekend where he is set to meet with the senior Turkish officials including president Recep Tayip Erdogan. According to reports, Barzani will also meet with Prime Minister Bi ...

SDF Close in on IS in Deir Al-Zour, Northern Syria
BAS News - 2017-02-22 14:00
ISTANBUL — The US-backed Kurdish-majority Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are leading the military operation against the Islamic State (IS) in Raqqa, Syria have reached into the Deir al-Zour province. Deir al-Zor is around 140 kilometers away from ...

Raid anti-Isis a Istanbul, 35 arresti
ANSA - 2017-02-22 10:07
Blitz in 41 indirizzi nella periferia asiatica ...

Istanbul: Chefin türkischer Kurden-Partei verliert Mandat
Rp Online - 2017-02-22 09:37

HDP Files Application in ECHR Over Its Co-Leaders Detention
BAS News - 2017-02-22 00:12
ISTANBUL — Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) of Turkey has filed an application in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over its co-leaders, Demirtas and Yuksekdag, who were arrested along with 11 other HDP members of Parliament (MP) in No ...

Rosneft Signs Crude Oil Purchase Contract with KRG
BAS News - 2017-02-21 21:14
ISTANBUL — A Russian oil company Rosneft and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq signed an agreement for Rosneft to purchase crude oil from the KRG between the years of 2017 and 2019, Rosneft stated in a press release on Tuesday."Pursuant to ...

Turkish military says 44 Islamic State militants killed in Syria
Reuters - 2017-02-21 09:44
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Forty-four Islamic State militants were killed by Turkey-backed operations around the Syrian town of al-Bab and in U.S.-led coalition air strikes on Monday, the Turkish military said on Tuesday. ...

Suspected arson attack on Turkish arts center critical of government
Reuters - 2017-02-20 17:06
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An unidentified assailant set fire on Monday to an Istanbul arts center, CCTV footage showed, and its founder, a prominent critic of the Turkish government, said he suspected a political motive for the attack. ...

Kurds Urge Russia to Support Federalization for Syria
BAS News - 2017-02-20 12:26
They call for strengthening Russian-Kurdish relations ISTANBUL — Kurds from Syria, Iraq and Turkey made a joint declaration during the Kurdish National Conference held in Moscow, Russia on Friday. They urged Russia to support federalization of Syria and ...

Int’l conference for Syrian education wraps up in Istanbul
Orient News - 2017-02-20 02:00

Top Turkish, US Military Officials Discuss SDF, Raqqa Operation
BAS News - 2017-02-19 23:08
ISTANBUL — The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph Dunford, met his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar at the NATO's Incirlik airbase in Turkey on Saturday. The discussion was reportedly mainly about the US support for the predominantly Kurdish ...

Turkey sets out Raqqa operation plans to U.S.: report
Reuters - 2017-02-18 13:38
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has presented two proposals to the United States for how to carry out a joint military operation to drive Islamic State from its stronghold in the Syrian city of Raqqa, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported on Saturday. ...

Turkey detains 26 people after car bomb, governor says PKK responsible
Reuters - 2017-02-18 10:27
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities detained 26 people over a car bomb attack in the southeastern town of Viransehir, the provincial governor's office said on Saturday. ...

Türkei: "Welt"-Korrespondent Deniz Yücel in Istanbul in Polizei-Gewahrsam - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Spiegel - 2017-02-17 23:08

US Joint Chiefs Chairman in Turkey to Plan Raqqa Assault
BAS News - 2017-02-17 20:36
Ankara insists on excluding Kurds from Raqqa operation ISTANBUL — Joseph Dunford, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Turkey on Friday for discussions about the offensive to retake Raqqa, the Islamic State (IS) stronghold in northern Syr ...

HRW: Hashd Al-Shaabi Destroys Villages West of Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-16 21:29
HRW says militiamen have destroyed and looted homes west of Mosul ISTANBUL— The Human Rights Watch (HRW) is accusing the People's Mobilization Forces (PMF), also known as Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) and Hashd al-Shaabi of unnecessarily looting, dama ...

US Commander Says 60,000 IS Members Killed in Two Years
BAS News - 2017-02-16 18:43
ISTANBUL — An estimated 60,000 Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed by US coalition military efforts in the last two years, Army General Raymond Thomas, commander of United States Special Operations Command said, according to a report by militar ...

Pentagon Considering Option of Sending Ground Troops to Syria
BAS News - 2017-02-16 17:49
Sending troops to Syria is being considered as one option, Pentagon official says ISTANBUL— Following US President Donald Trump’s order for the Defense Secretary James Mattis to present proposals for dealing with the Islamic State (IS), the Pentagon is c ...

Turkey steps up scrutiny on Muslim migrants from Russia
Reuters - 2017-02-16 17:12
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has increased scrutiny of Russian-speaking Muslim communities in the past few months following a series of attacks blamed on Islamic State, a concrete example of the renewed relationship between the two countries. ...

SDF Pledges to Respond to Turkish Army if Moves to Manbij
BAS News - 2017-02-16 14:35
After Al Bab, the Turkish military will move on to Manbij and Raqqa, Erdogan says ISTANBUL— Kurdish forces will protect Manbij if Turkish-backed forces in Syria or Turkish troops will move into the city, Ilham Ehmed, co-leader of the Syrian Democratic Co ...

Mosul Will Be Rendered Uninhabitable After It's Liberated: Hoshyar Zebari
BAS News - 2017-02-16 13:44
The fighting in west Mosul will prove more ferocious ISTANBUL — By the time all of Mosul will be liberated from Islamic State (IS) the city will be uninhabitable, according to Hoshyar Zebari, an Iraqi Kurdish politician. Although eastern Mosul has offici ...

Turquie : Recep Tayyip Erdogan en route vers le sultanat
Institut kurde - Paris - 2017-02-16 12:29
Lemonde.fr | Marie Jégo (Istanbul, correspondante) Le projet de réforme constitutionnelle qui doit être soumis à référendum à la mi-avril prévoit le basculement de l’exécutif entre les mains du président sans contre-pouvoir. ...

Deutsche schildert ihr Leben in Istanbul: „Die Polizei kann jederzeit schießen“ - FOCUS Online
Focus - 2017-02-16 11:49

Football: Turkey sets eyes on hosting UEFA Euro 2024
Waar Media - 2017-02-15 12:01
WAAR_DUHOK: Turkey will be bidding to host the 2024 UEFA European Championship, the Turkish Football Federation announced Wednesday. “We will apply on March 2,” TFF head Yildirim Demiroren told a press conference in Istanbul, adding Turkey had so far bid ...

Turkey arrests Frenchman suspected of helping plan New Year nightclub attack
Reuters - 2017-02-14 15:14
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities have arrested a Frenchman suspected of helping plan a New Year's Day shooting in an Istanbul nightclub which killed 39 people, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday. ...

Reina nightclub mastermind arrested in Istanbul
Rûdaw - 2017-02-14 14:51
The suspect is reportedly a French national of Turkish origin. ...

Turkish police detain more than 500 people in operations targeting PKK: Anadolu
Reuters - 2017-02-14 07:27
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police detained more than 500 people on Monday in operations across Turkey targeting suspects linked with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group, state-run Anadolu news agency reported. ...

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