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Russia Insists on Syrian Kurds' Participation in Geneva Peace Talks
Sputnik - 2017-02-23 16:03

The Syrian Kurds and Allegations of War Crimes | The Nation
Thenation - 2017-02-21 17:53

Kurds urge Russia’s support to federalization for Syria
KurdPress - 2017-02-21 12:27
Kurds from Syria, Iraq and Turkey made a joint declaration during the Kurdish National Conference held in Moscow, Russia on Friday and urged Russia to support federalization of Syria and to protect the status of northern Kurdish-majority Syrian region, wh ...

Obama’s Stark Options on ISIS: Arm Syrian Kurds or Let Trump Decide
Kurdish Globe - 2017-02-20 23:31

The U.S. should back the Syrian Kurds over Turkey Hawraman Ali
NRT - 2017-02-19 21:39

Barzani and Syrian Opposition Discuss Future of Rojava
BAS News - 2017-02-19 17:36
MUNICH — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani met with the president of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, Anas al-Abdah, on Sunday to discuss the future of Syria and the rights of Kurds in the country. The two of ...

Syrian Kurds Make More Gains in Hasaka, Retake Main Prison from Regime
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-18 00:55

Turkey Urges Mattis To Cut US Support for Syrian Kurds | Military.com
Military - 2017-02-16 21:47

Syrian Kurds warn against any Turkish advance
KurdPress - 2017-02-16 13:17
Syrian Kurdish militias and their allies expect continued U.S. support for their war against Islamic State (IS) in northern Syria and will fight Turkish forces if they advance towards Raqqa, a Kurdish leader said. ...

Kurds will not recognize conferences' decisions on Syria: Asya Abdullah
KurdPress - 2017-02-16 09:37
The co-chair of Syria pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party said that Syrian Kurds will not recognize the decisions of international conferences on Syria, if they take place without Kurds participation. ...

Syrian Kurds Pledge to Mount 'Fierce Resistance' if Turkish Army Moves to Manbij
Sputnik - 2017-02-16 08:46

Erdoğan says Turkey may hit US-backed Syrian Kurds to block advance
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-15 23:42

Turkey Unwelcome: Syrian Kurds Ready to Defend Territories Liberated From Daesh
The Kurdish Project - 2017-02-15 21:54
The following article originally appeared in Sputnik International. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Syrian Kurds will not cede their territories, including the city of Manbij, to the control of Turkey and will defend them if Turkey attacks, President of Kobani Canton ...

Syrian Kurds 'not expecting much' from Astana talks
KurdPress - 2017-02-15 09:19
Syrian Kurds do not expect any breakthrough from the intra-Syrian talks in Astana, chairman of the Kobani provincial government Anwar Muslim told Sputnik on Tuesday. ...

Turkish Soldiers, Syrian Kurds Exchange Fire as Islamic State Battle Rages On - Breitbart
Breitbart - 2017-02-15 08:14

Uninvited Syrian Kurds 'Not Expecting Much' From Astana Talks
Sputnik - 2017-02-14 18:27

Kurds deny handover of SDF-held areas to Syrian regime - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-02-14 03:06

Syrian Kurds Want Turkish 'Occupants' to Stay Away From Liberating Raqqa
Sputnik - 2017-02-13 17:37

Moscow mediates talks between Assad & Syrian Kurds – Russian FM — RT News
RT - 2017-02-13 04:23

Syrian Kurds to Take Part in Upcoming Geneva Talks
BAS News - 2017-02-12 22:20
The meeting is scheduled for next week ERBIL — Kurds will take part in the UN-brokered inter-Syrian Geneva talks scheduled to take place on February 20th, the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) spokesman Salem Muslet said on Saturday. They will be part of ...

Russia mediating talks between Damascus and Syrian Kurds: Lavrov
KurdPress - 2017-02-12 08:14
Russia has been mediating talks between the Syrian government and representatives of the Syrian Kurds, including the leaders of People's Protection Units (YPG), said Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov in an interview with the Russian newspa ...

Syrian Kurds struggle to unify ranks amidst challenges
Kurdish Question - 2017-02-11 23:21
Syrian Kurds struggle to unify ranks amidst challenges ...

Russia Mediating Talks Between State and Kurds in Syria
BAS News - 2017-02-11 15:14
Thus far, four rounds of negotiations between the two sides have taken place, Lavrov says ISTANBUL — Russia has been mediating talks between the Syrian government and representatives of the Syrian Kurds, including the leaders of People's Protection Units ...

Turkish Officials Demand Gulen, End of Support to Syrian Kurds During Pompeo Visit
Breitbart - 2017-02-10 21:56

Russia pushes hard to include Syria’s Kurds in Geneva talks
Rûdaw - 2017-02-10 11:54
Russia also mediated four rounds of talks between Kurds and Syrian regime ...

Syrian Kurds struggle to unify ranks amidst challenges - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-02-10 06:09

Russia Promoting Syrian Government-Kurds Dialogue Establishment
Sputnik - 2017-02-09 22:55

The Russian representative in UN” Kurds should take part in Geneva talks”
ANHA - 2017-02-09 15:58
NEWS DESK– The Russian delegation to the UN Alexey Borodavkin emphasized that the peace talks about Syria should be direct and with the participation of the Kurds. The Russian delegation to the UN said about Geneva talks” Syrian peace talks should be dire ...

Trump to Erdogan: No Decision Yet on Arming Syrian Kurds
BAS News - 2017-02-09 01:01
ERBIL — During the first phone call between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump, the two leaders discussed their "shared commitment to combatting terrorism in all its forms,” according to a statement by the White House. T ...

'We do not pose a threat to Turkey, Ankara must reconcile with Kurds': Syrian Kurdish leader Ilham Ehmed
Kurdish Question - 2017-02-09 00:39
'We do not pose a threat to Turkey, Ankara must reconcile with Kurds': Syrian Kurdish leader Ilham Ehmed ...

Kurds in Syria open publishing center in Qamishlo
KurdPress - 2017-02-08 14:10
First Kurdish novels are now available in the Syrian Kurdish town of Qamishlo as Kurdish forces are controlling the city. Photo: AFP ...

U.S. has promised autonomy to Syrian Kurds: expert
KurdPress - 2017-02-08 10:48
A political expert and a university professor has stated that the U.S. has promised Syrian Kurds that they will have their autonomous region in northern Syria if they help Washington in retaking the Syrian northern city of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS ...

Have the Syrian Kurds Committed War Crimes? | The Nation
Thenation - 2017-02-07 22:14

Kurdish council participates in Syrian opposition meeting in Ankara
KurdPress - 2017-02-05 10:53
Oppositions to Syrian government have held a meeting after Geneva 4 in Ankara, Turkey capital, where officials from Syrian Kurds National Council have participated, a Turkish daily claimed. ...

Russian military expert predicts Trump will team up with Russia and Assad not Kurds
KurdPress - 2017-02-05 10:53
A Russian military official has predicted that the new U.S. President Donald Trump will cooperate with Russia and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to retake the control of the Syrian northern city of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS). ...

Syria’s Raqqa operation will be doomed without Kurds: KRG envoy
E-Kurd - 2017-02-05 08:42
MOSCOW,— The operation to recapture the Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State terror group will be doomed if the Kurdish forces lose the possibility to take part in it, the representative of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government in Russia, Aso Ja ...

Raqqa operation doomed without Kurds: KRG envoy
KurdPress - 2017-02-04 15:26
The operation to recapture the Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) terror group will be doomed if the Kurdish forces lose the possibility to take part in it, the representative of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government in Russia, Aso Jangi T ...

Choosing between Turkey and the Kurds / David L. Phillips
KurdPress - 2017-02-04 12:17
Former Deputy Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken wrote in The New York Times on January 31 — “To Defeat ISIS, Arm the Syrian Kurds.” His core argument is correct. The Trump administration should expand security cooperation with the Syrian Kurds. Blinke ...

Trump rejects Obama’s plan to arm Syrian Kurds
KurdPress - 2017-02-03 22:58
U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security team rejected a last moment plan by former U.S. President Barack Obama administration to arm the Kurds to take Raqqa from IS, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. ...

Turkey will have to face Kurdish autonomy in Syrian Kurdistan: analysts
E-Kurd - 2017-02-03 14:08
ANKARA,— Turkey could do little to prevent the emergence of a Kurdish autonomous region in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) if the new US president’s decision to establish safe zones there includes as expected Kurds-controlled cantons, analysts told Xinhua. “Tu ...

Trump drops Obama’s plan to arm Syrian Kurds to retake Raqqa
E-Kurd - 2017-02-03 14:08
WASHINGTON,— Planning for the final assault on Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State’s caliphate, had been grinding on for more than seven months. There had been dozens of meetings of President Barack Obama’s top national security team, scores of draft ...

US-led Coalition says armoured vehicles only provided to Syrian Arab Coalition, not Kurds - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-02-03 04:48

To Defeat ISIS, Arm the Syrian Kurds
The Kurdish Project - 2017-02-02 23:41
The following article was originally published in The New York Times on January 31, 2017. When President Trump presides over his first meeting of the National Security Council, possibly this week, he is likely to confront a decision whose urgency is matc ...

Erdogan blames U.S. for sending armored vehicles to Syrian Kurds
KurdPress - 2017-02-02 11:34
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed the U.S. for sending armored vehicles for Syrian Kurds and stated that “ammunition support from terroristic groups will make them strong.” ...

U.S. provides Syrian Kurds with two kinds of armored vehicles
KurdPress - 2017-02-02 11:34
The United States has provided Syrian fighters battling the Islamic State (IS) with two kinds of armored vehicles for the first time, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command told VOA. ...

Syrian Kurds: 'Signs of Full Support' from Trump White House in Islamic State Fight - Breitbart
Breitbart - 2017-02-02 10:51

Syrian Kurds’ participation in Geneva talks to be agreed upon in February
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
ASTANA,— The issue of Kurdish participation in the UN-brokered Geneva talks on Syrian reconciliation will be agreed upon in February, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said Tuesday. “Regarding the [Kurdish] delegation, I hope you will allow” ...

Syrian Kurds invited to Russian FM meeting with opposition
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
MOSCOW,— Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will hold talks with Syrian opposition parties and the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Friday. “We have invited on Friday all the opposition representatives from the political opposition that wish t ...

Kurds say Syria risks further destabilization if Assad loses power now
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
MOSCOW,— Syria risks further destabilization unless President Bashar Assad stays in power into the transitional period, a member of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) told Sputnik on Friday. “Assad should in any case remain for a certain per ...

Kurds glad for removing ‘Arab’ from Syria’s official name in draft constitution
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
MOSCOW,— Syrian Kurds welcome the exclusion of the word “Arab” from the “Syrian Arab Republic” title in the Russian draft of the Syrian constitution, a member of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) said Friday. “There are some very positive suggestions amon ...

American warrior Harrington fighting with Syrian Kurds killed in battle against IS
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
WASHINGTON,— An American volunteer, Albert Avery Harrington, fighting with the Syrian Kurdish fighters was killed in Syria, according to the statement of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). US national Albert Avery Harrington was killed by an Is ...

Syrian Kurds welcome Russian-proposed draft constitution for Syria
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
PARIS,— In an interview with Sputnik, Halit İsa, a representative of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in France, revealed the details of his Friday meeting in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. “Mr. Lavrov familiarized us ...

Syrian Kurds celebrate second anniversary of Kobane liberation
Kurdish Question - 2017-01-31 21:31
Syrian Kurds celebrate second anniversary of Kobane liberation ...

Barzani: World Unable to Defeat Terrorism Without Kurds
BAS News - 2017-01-31 19:52
President Barzani states those defending Kurdish interests in Syrian Kurdistan will win ERBIL — The world cannot defeat terrorists and eradicate terrorism ideology without the support of the Kurdish nation, stated Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzan ...

Kurds in Iran: waiting for change through existing channels
Frederike Geerdink - 2017-01-31 19:28
This article was published on Fanack, 14 April 2016. While developments in Turkish, Syrian, and, to a lesser extent, Iraqi Kurdistan are moving so fast it’s difficult to keep pace, in Iranian Kurdistan there is scarcely any news. In the big picture spanni ...

Syrian Kurds Welcome Russia's Proposed Draft Constitution for Syria
Sputnik - 2017-01-31 13:05

Does Syria really want to reconcile with Kurds? / Fehim Tastekin
KurdPress - 2017-01-31 09:28
Syrian Kurds are working quietly but feverishly to build a state entity with its own security, economy and sociocultural bodies. But what if Damascus rejects this system and opts for war? ...

Russia: Syrian draft constitution includes elements from Kurds and opposition
Almasdarnews - 2017-01-30 17:19

Turkey vows to continue fighting Syrian Kurds - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-01-30 04:10

Russia denies reports of proposing Kurdish autonomy in Syria
KurdPress - 2017-01-29 12:05
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, denied reports about the Russian government proposing autonomy to the Syrian Kurds. ...

Syrian Kurds celebrate second anniversary of Kobane liberation
KurdPress - 2017-01-28 11:08
Syrian Kurds on Friday revived the second anniversary of the liberation of Kobane city from the Islamic State (IS). ...

Iraqi Kurds May Mend Kurdish-Turkish Ties If Invited to Intra-Syrian Talks
Sputnik - 2017-01-28 03:10

Syrian Kurds Rep Arrives in Moscow to Discuss ‘Syrian Project’ With Russian FM
Sputnik - 2017-01-28 03:10

Kurds welcome 'Arab' dropped from official title in Syria draft
KurdPress - 2017-01-27 23:06
A member of the Democratic Union Party said Friday that Syrian Kurds welcome the exclusion of the word "Arab" from the "Syrian Arab Republic" title in the Russian draft of the Syrian constitution. ...

Syrian Kurds celebrate second anniversary of Kobane liberation - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-01-27 22:38

Syrian Kurds: 'We Are Not Bound' by Peace Talks
Breitbart - 2017-01-27 18:40

Syrian Kurds rebuilding Kobani from rubble
Al Monitor - 2017-01-27 16:48

Moscow invites Kurds and Syrian opposition to explain Astana - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-01-27 10:59

Limiting Syrian Kurds’ military, political power Turkey’s priority: daily
KurdPress - 2017-01-27 10:51
The Independent daily has stated that Turkey’s main goal and priority in Syria is limiting Kurds in the war-torn country. ...

Moscow to explain Astana results to Kurds and Syrian opposition
KurdPress - 2017-01-27 10:51
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov invited members of the Syrian opposition groups, including Kurdish politicians of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), for a meeting on Friday to discuss the recent peace negotiations. ...

Syrian Kurds to participate in Russian FM meeting with opposition
NRT - 2017-01-27 10:11

Despite calls for unity, Syrian Kurds remain divided
Kurdish Question - 2017-01-19 17:03
Despite calls for unity, Syrian Kurds remain divided ...

KRG demands participation of Syrian, Iraqi Kurds in Astana talks
KurdPress - 2017-01-19 10:51
The chief of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Foreign Relations stated that Syrian and Iraqi Kurds should take part in the upcoming gathering in Astana, Kazakhstan, which is planned to end the Syrian civil war. ...

Outgoing president Obama unlikely to directly arm Syrian Kurds - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-01-19 00:22

Despite calls for unity, Syrian Kurds remain divided - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-01-18 22:26

Syrian Kurds fractured in Astana peace talks, PYD excluded
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-18 22:06
A protester draws a heart around the word "Rojava" protesting against its removal, while delegates take part in a conference in Syria's Kurdish-controlled northern regions, in the town of Rmeilan, Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), December 29, 2016. (Photo: Reut ...

Syrian, Iraqi Kurds Representation Needed at Talks on Syria - Iraqi Kurdistan FM
Sputnik - 2017-01-18 15:02

Pentagon asks Obama to arm Syrian Kurds
KurdPress - 2017-01-18 12:04
The Pentagon has asked U.S. President Barack Obama to arm Kurds in Syria as a way to fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and defeating the group. ...

Pentagon wants Trump to arm Syrian Kurds, increase boots on the ground: report - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-01-17 22:43

Russia Helps Damascus, Syrian Kurds Discuss Very Sensitive Issue
Sputnik - 2017-01-17 20:52

Kurds protest their exclusion from Syrian peace talks: video
Almasdarnews - 2017-01-17 16:45

Turkey says If U.S. wants Kurds at Syria talks, invite Islamic State too
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
ISTANBUL,— If the United States wants to invite Kurds to the upcoming Syrian peace talks it might as well invite the Islamic State jihadist group too, said Turkey’s foreign minister Saturday whose country views Kurdish fighters in Syria as extremists. The ...

Syrian peace talks in Astana will ‘fail’ as Kurds are excluded: council
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Syrian Democratic Federal Council in Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria) has said the peace talks in Astana will “fail” as Syrian Kurds are not being included in order to please Turkey. The Council released a written stateme ...

Syrian Kurds call on Iraqi Kurdistan to reveal warplanes’ identity
Kurdish Globe - 2017-01-16 18:27

Syrian Kurds to prosecute ISIS supporters
Aranews - 2017-01-16 17:54
The post Syrian Kurds to prosecute ISIS supporters appeared first on ARA News. ...

Syrian Kurds appeal to resolve Rojava's political disputes
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-16 15:23
Protesters hold Kurdistan and People's Protection Units (YPG) flags during an open-ended demonstration to denounce the Turkish bombardment in the Kurdish areas of northern Syria, London, United Kingdom, Feb. 21, 2016. The YPG is the PYD's military wing, w ...

Only IS a target, not Kurds: US official tells Turkey
KurdPress - 2017-01-16 11:46
The only target for the US-led coalition is IS, and not the city of Manbij that has been cleared from IS by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Acting US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Elissa Slotkin, said ...

US Assistant Secretary of Defense tells Turkey: only ISIS a target, not Kurds
Aranews - 2017-01-16 01:54
ARA News Acting US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Elissa Slotkin, said the only target for the US-led coalition is ISIS, and not the city of Manbij that has been cleared from ISIS by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Fo ...

Peace talks will "fail" as Kurds are excluded, say Syrian Kurdish officials
NRT - 2017-01-15 11:11

Syrian Kurds make precondition for talking with central government
KurdPress - 2017-01-15 08:11
Kurds in Syria have set 5 conditions for talking with the central government in Damascus and have delivered the conditions to Russia. ...

Turkey repeats opposition to inclusion of Kurds in Syria peace talks
KurdPress - 2017-01-15 08:11
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated on Saturday, January 14, that Turkey remained opposed to the inclusion of the Syrian Kurdish YPG in Syria peace talks due to be held this month in the Kazakh capital Astana. ...

Syrian Kurds call on Iraqi Kurdistan to reveal warplanes identity
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
Iraqi Kurdistan rejects PYD allegations QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The head of Defense Body in Jazeera canton in Syrian Kurdistan, Rezan Gilo, demanded Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government KRG to uncover warplanes identity that launched from a military ...

US Secretary of State nominee calls Syrian Kurds ‘greatest allies’ in fight against terrorism - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-01-13 22:37

Syrian Kurds best US allies in fight against IS: official
KurdPress - 2017-01-13 21:44
US nominee for the Department of State, Rex Tillerson, stated that Kurds in Syria are best allies of his country in fight against the terrorist group of the Islamic State (IS). ...

Syrian Kurds don’t necessarily need a seat at peace talks table, US clarifies
Rûdaw - 2017-01-13 13:55
All Syrians should have a say in what comes out the talks, State Dep't clarified ...

Syrian Kurds say not invited to Astana talks
Yahoo - 2017-01-12 19:08

Turkey spars with US military over Syrian Kurds | News | DW.COM | 12.01.2017
DW - 2017-01-12 12:39

Trump’s team balancing Kurdish and Turkish allies in Syria
Rûdaw - 2017-01-12 10:52
Commitment to Syrian Kurds and reengagement with Turkey are both advocated by Secretary of State nominee ...

US: Syrian Kurds a force on the ground and must be in peace talks
Rûdaw - 2017-01-11 21:10
"YPG is...a force on the ground, is a representative group, and their voice will need to be heard ...

Turkey’s war on Syrian Kurds under scrutiny
Kurdish Question - 2017-01-11 18:28
Turkey’s war on Syrian Kurds under scrutiny ...

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