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Syrian Kurds reject UN envoy's paper, say it ignores Kurdish rights - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-03-24 22:55

Erdogan Says Upset About Interest Moscow, Washington Showing to Syrian Kurds
Sputnik - 2017-03-24 02:05

Are Syrian Kurds the missing ingredient in the West’s recipe to defeat Islamic State? —
JNS - 2017-03-23 13:10

Russia to set up military base in Syrian Kurdistan after deal with Kurds
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Russia is setting up a military base in Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria) in an agreement with the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia that controls the area and will be training YPG fighters as part of the fight against terrorism, th ...

Syrian Kurds say will get training from Russian forces
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Russia’s military will train Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan, the militia’s spokesman said Monday, in Moscow’s first agreement of its kind with the group that controls large parts of the country’s north. The move by Russia ...

Russia negotiation with Turkey to involve Syrian Kurds in Geneva talks: Lavrov
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
MOSCOW,— Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow will work with the Turkish government to seek Kurdish involvement at the Syrian peace talks in Geneva. “We will continue to look for solutions to this issue with our Turkish partners, including ...

U.S. Marines deployed in Syria, Kurds say
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish coalition says the U.S. has landed infantry behind Islamic State lines to spearhead an assault on the town of Tabqa. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces SDF say the U.S. has airlifted several ...

Turkish Soldier Killed by Sniper Shot From Territory Controlled by Syrian Kurds
Sputnik - 2017-03-23 05:25

[PICTURES]: Syrian Kurds Celebrate Nawroz with Kurdistan Flag in Erbil
BAS News - 2017-03-22 22:24
PYD banned Nawroz and Kurdistan Flag in Rojava ERBIL - The Syrian Kurds in Kurdistan Region celebrated Nawroz with Kurdish costumes and the Kurdistan flag while the Democratic Union Party (PYD) prevented the event in the Syrian Kurdish region (Rojava). O ...

John McCain warns 'tough decisions' with Syrian Kurds | Syria News | Al Jazeera
Aljazeera - 2017-03-22 21:38

US senator warns of 'tough decisions' with Syrian Kurds | Daily Mail Online
Dailymail - 2017-03-22 21:08

The Latest: Syrian Kurds say US Marines deployed in Syria | Fox News
Foxnews - 2017-03-22 15:32

The Latest: Syrian Kurds say US Marines deployed in Syria - News 1110 99.3 WBT
WBT - 2017-03-22 14:37

Russia to set up base with Syrian Kurds
NEWS - 2017-03-22 00:24

War against ISIS and Syrian Kurds' aspirations could spark another civil war - Syria - Haaretz
Haaretz - 2017-03-21 18:01

Russia strikes deal with Syrian Kurds to set up base-Syrian Kurdish militia | Daily Mail Online
Dailymail - 2017-03-21 10:20

Russia strikes deal with Syrian Kurds to set up base - Syrian Kurdish militia - Channel NewsAsia
Channelnewsasia - 2017-03-21 00:02

Russia strikes deal with Syrian Kurds to set up base: Syrian Kurdish militia - One America News Network
OANN - 2017-03-20 19:45

Russia strikes deal with Syrian Kurds to set up base-Syrian Kurdish militia
Jerusalem Post - 2017-03-20 19:25

Russia strikes deal with Syrian Kurds to set up base
Aljazeera - 2017-03-20 19:08
In agreement with Kurds, Russia to operate military base in Afrin and train YPG fighters in 'anti-terror' combat. ...

Russia strikes deal with Syrian Kurds to set up base-Syrian Kurdish militia - Times Of Oman
Timesofoman - 2017-03-20 17:37

Syrian Kurds Ready to Take Part in Commission on Constitution Elaboration
Sputnik - 2017-03-20 17:37

Russia strikes deal with Syrian Kurds to set up base: Syrian Kurdish militia
Reuters - 2017-03-20 15:13
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia is setting up a military base in northwestern Syria in an agreement with the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia that controls the area and will be training YPG fighters as part of the fight against terrorism, the militia's spokesman said ...

War against ISIS and Syrian Kurds aspirations could spark another civil war - Syria - Haaretz
Haaretz - 2017-03-20 00:50

Syrian Kurds plan to declare autonomy in Manbij at risk of angering Turkey
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
MANBIJ,— The Democratic Union Party (PYD), one of the leading Kurdish political forces in Syrian Kurdistan (rojava), has indicated that it plans to establish a “democratic autonomous administration” in Manbij, which made headlines last week when Russia a ...

Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan hit catwalk to promote traditional attire
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— In a shimmering dress, Efin Hissu strides confidently down a runway to the beat of Kurdish music at a fashion show in Syrian Kurdistan (northeast Syria) showcasing a revival of the minority’s traditional clothing. Her outfit ...

Syrian PYD Kurds shutter ‘unlicensed’ offices of political rival ENKS
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdish (Rojava, northern Syria) have closed the offices of their main political rival, claiming it failed to get a permit to operate, a leading official said on Thursday. The Kurdish National Co ...

Syrian Kurds say Raqqa offensive will start in early April
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The leader of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia of Syrian Kurdistan, Sipan Hemo, announced that the US-backed attack on Islamic State’s stronghold in Raqqa will start early in April. US officials, on the other hand, have made no ...

Human Rights Watch calls on Syrian Kurds and KRG to release political prisoners - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-03-19 07:21

Human Rights Watch calls on Syrian Kurds and KRG to release political prisoners -
Gnnliberia - 2017-03-19 02:05

WATCH: Syrian Kurds hold Kurdish fashion show
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-17 12:52

Syrian Kurds hold Kurdish fashion show
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-16 17:36

Syrian Kurds Showcase Traditional Attire at Fashion Show
Sputnik - 2017-03-16 12:24

Kurds call on Trump to establish safe zones in northern Syria
KurdPress - 2017-03-16 09:39
Over 150,000 IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) have arrived in Manbij recently, said Shervan Derwish, Kurdish official spokesperson for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), suggesting that the areas under SDF control could become safe zones. ...

Syrian Kurds rock the runway, revive traditions | Arab News
Arabnews - 2017-03-15 23:26

Turkey prepares new Arab army to fight Syrian Kurds
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-15 20:34

UN denies Kurdish ethnic cleansing in northern Syria
KurdPress - 2017-03-15 08:18
The U.N. Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic released a new report that refused allegations by Amnesty International and Turkey that the Kurds have been involved in ethnic cleansing in northern Syria, ARA News repor ...

Syrian Kurds Plan to Declare Autonomy in Manbij at the Risk of Angering Turkey
Sputnik - 2017-03-13 16:05

Kurds likely to have foreign support in post-war Syria: Russian official
KurdPress - 2017-03-13 14:10
The Participation of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance of Kurdish, Arab and other ethnic groups militias in the liberation of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group proves that the SDF were guaranteed foreign support in so ...

Turkey to hit Syrian Kurdish forces in Manbij if they stay: FM
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
Russia’s potential support for Syrian Kurds may be headache for Turkey ANKARA,— Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday Turkey would strike against U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG militia in the Syrian town of Manbij if they did not leave. Cav ...

Turkey warns U.S. relations at risk if Syrian Kurds help retake Raqqa
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
ANKARA,— The United States risks major damage to its relationship with NATO ally Turkey if the U.S. includes Syrian Kurdish forces in the fight to retake Raqqa, the Islamic State group’s de facto capital, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Thurs ...

ENKS opens office in German
KurdPress - 2017-03-11 11:16
The Syrian Kurds National Council (ENKS) opened it office in Berlin, Germany’s capital, in the attendance representatives from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and German officials. ...

Syrian Kurds provoke Turkey with claim they can retake Raqqa
Irishtimes - 2017-03-11 03:55

The Latest: Syrian Kurds see force boosting in push on IS | KIRO-TV
Kiro7 - 2017-03-10 23:05

US Senator McCain Warns about Turkey-Syrian Kurds Tensions
BAS News - 2017-03-10 14:15
ERBIL — United States Senator John McCain warned of a looming “train wreck” over the tensions between Turkey and the Syrian Kurds as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are approaching the Islamic State (IS) de facto capital, Raqqa. McCain, the chairman o ...

PYD arrests more ENKS members
KurdPress - 2017-03-09 08:55
A member of the Syrian Kurds National Council (ENKS) stated that more members of the council have been arrested by Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD). ...

Syrian government forces quietly take up buffer between Kurds, Turks
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
MANBIJ,— US-backed Syrian fighters have turned over several villages in the country’s north to government forces under a deal to avoid conflict with Turkey, a spokesman told AFP on Tuesday. The Manbij Military Council, part of the US-backed Syrian Democr ...

To see ‘democracy’, to fight IS: Why foreigners volunteer to join Syrian Kurds | world-news | Hindustan Times
Hindustantimes - 2017-03-08 06:27

U.S. and Russia create joint buffer zone to prevent Kurds, Turkish army clashes
KurdPress - 2017-03-07 14:43
According to Telegraph daily U.S. and Russian troops have sent their forces to villages around the northern Syrian city of Manbij to prevent possible clashes between Syrian Kurds and Turkish army. ...

Turkey angered by Pentagon’s support for Syrian Kurds - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-03-06 22:04

Syrian Kurds have deftly achieved their goals: researcher
KurdPress - 2017-03-06 10:29
A researcher in Atlantic Council Institute stated that Kurds in Syria achieved their goals deftly and gained autonomy through making a true relation with world powers. ...

Turkish PM: We'd rather Syrian government control Manbij than the Kurds
Almasdarnews - 2017-03-05 18:05

US, Russia aim to prevent clashes between Turkey and Syrian Kurds
Waar Media - 2017-03-05 13:10
WAAR-DUHOK: The US-led coalition is sending more armored vehicles to the north of Manbij city near the Sajur river in order to deter hostile acts between the the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Turkey, and to ‘keep the focus on ISIS’, a co ...

Syrian Kurds to make deal with Damascus: representative
KurdPress - 2017-03-05 10:02
The representative of the Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), the party that dominates northern Kurdish regions of Syria, to Russia stated that Kurds and the PYD are not against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and have not made any attempt t ...

US, Russia aim to prevent clashes between Turkey and Syrian Kurds: official - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-03-05 04:39

Kurds hope corridor to Aleppo will ease economic blockade on Rojava
Rûdaw - 2017-03-05 01:15
Syrian army advances east of Aleppo have reached SDF-controlled territory ...

It is ‘impossible’ to resolve Syrian crisis without Kurds
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
MOSCOW,—The six-year-long war in Syria will not be resolved if Kurds are not invited to take part in the ongoing round of the Geneva peace talks,the Kurdish Democratic Union Party PYD’s representative in Russia Abdulselam Ali told Sputnik Turkey. “Resolv ...

Russia says Kurds need to join Syrian talks in Geneva
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
MOSCOW,— Moscow believes it necessary to engage the Kurds in the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told reporters on Monday. “The Kurds’ participation ...

Why ‘Syrian talks likely to reach a dead end if Kurds not involved’
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
GENEVA,— The Geneva talks may reach a dead end if the Syrian Kurds are not involved, Russian political analyst Semyon Bagdasarov believes. For his part, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Alexei Borodavkin insists that the Kurds have every right ...

Turkey could ban U.S. from using Incirlik airbase if Washington cooperates with Kurds
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
ANKARA,— Ankara could forbid Washington from using its Incirlik airbase if the United States cooperates with the Kurdish forces, such as the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the Popular Defense Units (YPG) of Syrian Kurdistan. The Yeni Safak news ...

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seize villages from Kurds
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
BEIRUT,— Turkish-backed rebels Wednesday seized two villages from US-supported forces led by Kurdish fighters as they sought to expand their control in northern Syria, rebels and a monitor said. The rebels advanced east from the town of Al-Bab, which the ...

Syrian Kurds to participate in Raqqa offensive, U.S. commander says
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
WASHINGTON,— Some Kurdish fighters will participate in the offensive to seize the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State because there are some Kurds in the predominantly Arab city, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said on Thursday. “There are going to be ...

Kurds say will cede territory to Syrian regime to avoid conflict with Turkey
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
BEIRUT,— U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish troops said on Thursday they would cede several northern villages to Syrian government forces as part of a deal brokered by regime ally Russia to avoid conflict with Turkey. The Manbij Military Council, part of the Kur ...

U.S. forces look on as Turks, Kurds clash in north Syria
E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
MANBIJ, Syrian Kurdistan,— US soldiers aboard Humvee armoured vehicles have been watching from a distance as two of their allies, Turkish-backed forces and a Kurdish-led alliance, battle it out for control of Manbij in Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria). ...

TASS: World - Syrian troops deployed to areas controlled by Kurds — General Staff
TASS - 2017-03-03 17:39

Syrian Kurds to Take Part in Raqqa Operation: US General
BAS News - 2017-03-02 21:29
BAGHDAD — Syrian Kurdish forces will participate in the operation to liberate the Islamic State (IS) de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria, said a US military commander. "The facts are that there are Kurds from Raqqah, and larger Raqqah district and provinc ...

The Latest: Syrian Kurds call for buffer with Turkish forces - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois
Wsiltv - 2017-03-02 14:39

Turkey Vows to Wrestle Control of Manbij From Syrian Kurds - Bloomberg
Bloomberg - 2017-03-02 13:55

US general: Kurds to participate in Raqqah operation
Waar Media - 2017-03-02 11:55
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish forces will participate in the liberation of ISIS’s de facto Syrian capital “in one form or fashion”, the general in charge of the U.S.-led coalition said Wednesday. Speaking to reporters via video link from Baghdad, Iraq, Gen. Stephe ...

Turkey-backed Forces Attack Syrian Kurds near Manbij
BAS News - 2017-03-01 23:38
LEEDS — An offensive against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in several villages west of the town of Manbij in northern Syria conducted by the Turkish military and Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Wednesday. Shervan Derwish, an SDF commander in M ...

UN says Syrian rebel shelling of Kurds a war crime - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-03-01 23:23

Much to Turkey's Dismay: US Expects Syrian Kurds to Join Raqqa Liberation
Sputnik - 2017-03-01 17:43

Syrian Kurds receive US weapons, vehicles via Iraq
KurdPress - 2017-03-01 13:27
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters in northern Syria received a batch of weapons and military vehicles from the United States, media reported on Tuesday. ...

The Syrian Safe Zone and Turkey’s Frustration
House of Kurds - 2017-02-28 17:32
First, I apologize for the nearly month-long break in posts—my workload has gotten unexpectedly heavy. However, I believe with the burgeoning new US presidency, it is important to look at where the Kurds stand now, especially in Syria. With Trump as presi ...

Why 'Syrian Talks Likely to Reach a Dead End if Kurds Not Involved'
Sputnik - 2017-02-28 17:15

Report: Erdogan, Iraqi Kurdish Leader Discuss Rival to Syrian Kurds in Islamic State War - Breitbart
Breitbart - 2017-02-28 12:18

New Syria constitution unable to guarantee Kurdish rights: representative
KurdPress - 2017-02-28 09:19
The representative of Syrian Kurds National Council (ENKS) in Syria opposition coalition noted that the new Syrian constitution would not guarantee Kurdish rights in the country, adding that the council tries for the implementation of a federal system in ...

Syrian Kurds seeks own autonomous region
KurdPress - 2017-02-28 06:43
A Kurdish source has stated that Kurds in Syria demand to participate in effort to prepare Syria’s draft constitution and want the war-torn country to be federal. ...

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 ...

TASS: Russian Politics & Diplomacy - Russian diplomat believes Kurds need to join intra-Syrian talks in Geneva
TASS - 2017-02-27 09:52

Syrian Crisis 'Impossible' to Resolve Without Kurds
Sputnik - 2017-02-27 07:00

Kurds at Geneva Talks to Insist on Participation in Drafting Syrian Constitution
Sputnik - 2017-02-27 03:14

Syrian opposition and Kurds in Geneva 4
K24 Video - 2017-02-27 01:00

Why Russia is Advocating on Behalf of Syrian Kurds
The Kurdish Project - 2017-02-26 22:24
The following article was originally published in Rudaw. Russia has been pushing for the inclusion of Syrian Kurdish parties, particularly the ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD), in negotiations aimed at ending the Syrian conflict. In January, Russia pr ...

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 ...

Syrian should not be a Kurdish or Arabic country: council
KurdPress - 2017-02-25 13:33
The representative of the Syrian Kurds National Council in Geneva peace talks stated that Syria belongs to all its people and it should not represent a special group like Kurds or Arabs. ...

Why Russia is advocating on behalf of Syrian Kurds
Rûdaw - 2017-02-25 03:26
Russia is trying to win over Kurds to boost chances for Assad's survival ...

Turkey Ramps Up Pressure on Washington to Abandon Syrian Kurds
Voanews - 2017-02-24 21:00

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 - 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

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