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Turkey reverses female army officers' headscarf ban
BBC - 2017-02-22 15:09
The move causes concern among liberals worried about the decline of the secular Turkish state. ...

Farsi added to Turkish Education Ministry’s curriculum
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 14:26
Farsi or Persian language has been added the list of foreign languages available to be taught at schools by the Turkish Education Ministry, the state-run Anadolu Agency has reported. ...

Xerabê Bava is being attacked since 12 days
ANHA - 2017-02-22 14:20
NEWS DESK- The Turkish authorities of Justice and Development Party have been still encircling Xerabê Bava village and attacking it since 12 days. Heron surveillance planes and helicopters are flying over the village ceaselessly since Wednesday morning. T ...

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 ...

Turkish artillery shells several villages in the Kurdistan Region
NRT - 2017-02-22 11:06

Pro-Kurdish HDP leader kicked out of Turkish parliament / Amberin Zaman
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 10:43
Turkey’s beleaguered pro-Kurdish bloc was dealt a further blow Feb. 21 when the parliament stripped its imprisoned co-leader of her seat. An appeals court upheld Figen Yuksedag's conviction of spreading terrorist propaganda. ...

Barzani to visit Turkey after France: Turkish media
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 10:43
Turkish media reported that Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani will visit the country after leaving France where he met French President Francoise Hollande. ...

Turkish army, backed gangs shell Tell Rifat and Sheikh Issa
ANHA - 2017-02-21 20:12
SHAHBA – Turkish occupation forces and gangs are shelling Tell Rifat town and Sheikh Issa village with Kayusha-type missiles, it has been reported. According to ANHA reporters on the ground, the Turkish occupation forces and affiliated gangs deployed in t ...

[PICTURES]: PKK Establishes Small Qandil in Makhmour, Southern Erbil
BAS News - 2017-02-21 11:16
They have set up nearly 20 military outposts in Qarachukh mountain ERBIL — Since the Islamic State (IS) attack on Makhmour district, 65 km south-west from Erbil in 2014, Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has been in control of the Turkish Kurds refugee camp ...

Turkey crosses al-Safi River, fears of cutting it off
ANHA - 2017-02-21 10:59
The Turkish occupation army crossed to the other bank of al-Safi River that flows in Afrin canton lands, and they started to target anyone approaches the river. Moreover, fears arise among people that the Turkish occupation might cut off water. ...

Another Turkish massacre in al-Bab
ANHA - 2017-02-21 09:47
Turkish occupying army has committed another massacre in al-Bab city leaving 12 civilians most are members of the same family. ...

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. ...

Turkish army says killed 34 Kurdish militants in air strikes in Kurdistan Region
KurdPress - 2017-02-21 08:51
Turkish military said its warplanes launched air strikes against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq on Monday and killed 34 militants in two separate bombardments, Reuters reported. ...

Turkish forces open fire on a father and son
ANHA - 2017-02-20 22:29
AMÛDÊ – Turkish occupation forces opened fire on a father and son who wanted to work in their field. Qasim Shamsedin (45) and his 17-year-old son were fired at by Turkish soldiers on the border in the village of Kemaliye of Amûdê located on the border of ...

Turkish soldiers accused of trying to kill Erdogan go on trial
Reuters - 2017-02-20 19:24
MUGLA, Turkey (Reuters) - Prosecutors called for life sentences for more than 40 Turkish soldiers on Monday at the start of their trial for attempting to assassinate President Tayyip Erdogan during last year's failed coup, according to the indictment obta ...

Turkey Claims Killing 34 PKK Members in Northern Iraq
BAS News - 2017-02-20 19:19
Turkish jets bombarded a number of Kurdistan Region border areas ERBIL — About 34 Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighters were killed in two separate airstrikes conducted by Turkey on the territory of Kurdistan Region, northern Iraq on Monday, the Turkis ...

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. ...

YPG: Turkish army and gang attacks continue against Rojava
ANHA - 2017-02-20 15:51
NEWS DESK – The People’s Protection Units (YPG) released a press statement in relation to continuing Turkish army and affiliated gangs attacks on Rojava territory. The statement stated the following; “The gangs of the Turkish army attacked Ain Daqna villa ...

Turkish jets shell suspected PKK positions in Kurdistan Region
KurdPress - 2017-02-20 14:05
Turkish warplanes conducted air raids in the Kurdistan Region on Monday, February 20, targeting suspected positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). ...

Turkish soldiers accused of Erdogan assassination attempt go on trial
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 13:54
WAAR-DUHOK: The trial of more than 40 Turkish soldiers accused of attempting to assassinate President Tayyip Erdogan during last year’s failed coup started on Monday, with prosecutors seeking life sentences, according to the indictment obtained by Reuter ...

Turkey must respect martyrs’ cemeteries
ANHA - 2017-02-20 13:49
KOBANÎ- The Democratic Society Movement warned the Turkish government about bombarding Martyrs’ cemetery in Qandil Mountains, and said that these attacks are against the most precious for Kurdistan so the Turkish state must be careful about that and respe ...

YPG: Turkish occupying army and its mercenaries’ violations continue
ANHA - 2017-02-20 13:49
The YPG Press Bureau assured that Turkish occupying army and its mercenaries’ violations and attacks are ongoing against Rojava people. ...

Turkish Jets Strike Kurdistan Region Border Areas
BAS News - 2017-02-20 11:25
The strikes are allegedly against the PKK positions ERBIL — Turkish jets on Monday bombed a number of Kurdistan Region villages located near the Turkish border, allegedly targeting the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) bases in those areas. The airstrikes t ...

Massoud Barzani, Turkish PM meet in Munich
KurdPress - 2017-02-20 10:15
Kurdistan Region Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim met in Munich on Feb. 19 on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. ...

Iran blames Turkey’s FM remarks in Munich as unconstructive
KurdPress - 2017-02-20 10:15
Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi blamed Turkish foreign minister remarks in Munich and said Tehran considers the remarks as “unconstructive.” ...

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 ...

Barzani and Turkish PM Meet in Munich
BAS News - 2017-02-19 16:16
Barzani also met with Brett McGurk MUNICH — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Binali Yildirim, the Turkish Prime Minister, met on Sunday in Germany and spoke of a range of pressing issues in the Mideast. The Kurdish delegation led by Barzani ...

Experts say return to Kurdish peace process in Turkey is unlikely
KurdPress - 2017-02-19 14:11
Experts stated that a return to peace talks between the Turkish government and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) is unlikely, after rumours that peace talks could re-start in Turkey. ...

Turkish occupation continues destroying houses and occupies more lands
ANHA - 2017-02-19 13:43
Machineries of the Turkish occupation state have taken to destroying the houses of Slip Qeran under the pretext of building the separating wall. ...

2 thousand refugees entered Afrin
ANHA - 2017-02-19 11:24
AFRIN– Two thousand refugees fled al-Bab to Afrin canton in the result of the battles between the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries on the one hand, and the mercenaries of ISIS on the other hand. An Asayîş Forces official in the eastern crossing in A ...

The Turkish occupation is bombarding Arima town
ANHA - 2017-02-19 11:24
MANBIJ- The Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries have bombarded Arima town with 3 shells till now. The Turkish occupying army continues shelling the western villages of Manbij, and has bombarded today Arima town 20 km west of Manbij with 3 mortars. ...

Turkish defense minister: Peace process with PKK no longer exists
Rûdaw - 2017-02-18 20:04
Turkey in no way accepts the participation of the PYD in Astana and Geneva talks ...

Turkish projects to change demography of north Syria
ANHA - 2017-02-18 14:04
Turkey is striving for changing the demography of the occupied regions in northern of Syria, and it is intending to build 40 thousand of apartments in the occupying regions in northern of Syria. ...

Asya Abdullah: Interests of Kurds unaffected by Russian-Iranian-Turkish cooperation
Waar Media - 2017-02-18 13:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Collaboration that Russia, Iran and Turkey are maintaining the sphere of peace settlement in Syria does not affect the interests of the Kurdish people in any way, Asya Abdullah, the co-chairperson of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) told a new ...

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. ...

Turkish jets bomb PKK bases in Qandil
KurdPress - 2017-02-18 09:33
Turkish warplanes bombed the bases of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and two villages at the skirts of Qandil Mountains, in Kurdistan Region. ...

One person killed, 10 others wounded in blast in Turkey's southeast: sources
Reuters - 2017-02-17 20:15
DIYARBAKIR (Reuters) - At least one person was killed and ten others were wounded in an explosion in the southeastern Turkish town of Viransehir near the border with Syria, hospital sources said on Friday. ...

Turkish Jets Strike PKK Positions in Qandil
BAS News - 2017-02-17 16:50
Bombs hit two villages of Kurdistan Region ERBIL — The bases of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) came under airstrikes by Turkish warplanes and two villages at the skirts of Qandil Mountains were affected by the bombing. A number of villagers from Warte Di ...

Turkish military says almost taken control of Syria's al-Bab
Reuters - 2017-02-17 09:39
ANKARA (Reuters) - The Turkish military said on Friday it was nearing the end of its operation to take control of the northern Syrian city of al-Bab from Islamic State and that the jihadists' resistance had largely been broken. ...

Turkish Authorities Demand 25 Years Imprisonment For HDP Spokesperson
BAS News - 2017-02-16 19:51
LEEDS — The Diyarbakir Prosecutor's Office is seeking a 25-year prison sentence for the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) spokesperson Ayhan Bilgen, who was detained on the 31st of January on "terrorism related charges”, a source told Turkish media on Thur ...

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 ...

Turkish official discussed PYD with US defense secretary
KurdPress - 2017-02-16 09:37
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik discussed the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) with U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis late on Feb. 15 at a NATO summit in Brussels, a Turkish Defense Ministry official has said. ...

PKK Supporters Rally in Sulaymaniyah for Ocalan's Freedom
BAS News - 2017-02-15 18:11
They demand the Turkish government to stop pressures against PKK members ERBIL — Tens of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) supporters in Sulaymaniyah city assembled for a protest rally against the imprisonment of the PKK leader, Abdulla Ocalan, by Turkish a ...

Two HDP’s parliamentarians face jail sentence on insult charges
Waar Media - 2017-02-15 15:11
WAAR-DUHOK: A Turkish court on Wednesday called for up to five years imprisonment for two opposition lawmakers accused of insulting the country’s president. According to an indictment issued by the chief public prosecutor in Van province, eastern Turkey, ...

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 ...

Germany raids apartments of four Turkish imams suspected of spying
Reuters - 2017-02-15 10:55
BERLIN (Reuters) - German police on Wednesday raided the apartments of four imams suspected of conducting espionage on behalf of the Turkish government against followers of U.S.-based cleric Fetullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of organizing a failed coup la ...

Dozens of Turkish occupation and its mercenaries killed
ANHA - 2017-02-15 10:31
AL-SHAHBA- Dozens of the Turkish occupying army and its mercenaries have been killed after a bomb-laden vehicle blew up near one of their headquarters in Sheikh Yacoub near al-Rai town. According to information ANHA obtained from informed sources, a suici ...

Turkey bombards al-Shahba, scouts hover over Afrin
ANHA - 2017-02-15 10:31
AFRIN/AL-SHAHBA– A Turkish scout was hovering over Meydan Ekbes village in Rajo province in coincidence with the occupation army’s artillery shelling al-Shahba areas. The reporters of ANHA agency in Afrin canton and al-Shahba areas stated that a Turkish s ...

Turkish soldier killed in clash with PKK in southern Turkey
KurdPress - 2017-02-15 09:19
A soldier was killed on Feb. 14 during an operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southern province of Hatay, local authorities have said. ...

Turkey Claims Targeting 4 PKK Positions
BAS News - 2017-02-15 01:35
Police also arrested hundreds of people in relation to PKK affiliation ERBIL — Turkish warplanes late on Tuesday targeted four military positions belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the mainly-Kurdish areas of southern Turkey, said the cou ...

Turkish Kobra helicopter strikes Til Elo village
ANHA - 2017-02-14 23:08
GIRKÊ LEGÊ – A cobra-type helicopter of the Turkish army bombed the village of Til Elo in Girkê Legê. According to the information given by ANHA reporters in the region, a cobra-type helicopter belonging to the Turkish army bombed the village of Til Elo t ...

Turkish army shells Til Rifat once again
ANHA - 2017-02-14 23:08
AFRIN – Turkish occupation forces and gangs deployed in Azaz once again started shelling Til Rifat town. According to the information from the local sources in Til Rifat, two mortar shells fell in the area where civilians were located. While there was mas ...

The occupation of new spaces of Afrin
ANHA - 2017-02-14 17:06
The Turkish occupation army has occupied 5 acres of Kurda village lands in Bulbul province since January along 3 km, and they put marks among the trees paving the way for uprooting them. ...

Barzani Outlines Future of Kurds: Ahmed Turk
BAS News - 2017-02-14 16:56
He believes democracy will not prevail in Mideast unless Kurds attain their freedom ERBIL — The unity of Kurds in Iraq will positively affect the status of Kurds in Syria and Turkey, said Ahmed Turk, the imprisoned Kurdish-Turkish politician, who also be ...

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. ...

Syrian Kurdish militant killed in cross-border clash: Turkish army
Reuters - 2017-02-14 10:46
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish security forces returned fire into Syrian territory controlled by a Kurdish militia on Monday and killed one member of the group, Turkey's armed forces said on Tuesday. ...

Syria's al-Bab largely under control of Turkey-backed rebels, Turkish PM says
Reuters - 2017-02-14 10:46
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey-backed rebels have largely taken control of the Syrian town of al-Bab from Islamic State militants, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday. ...

Another Turkish massacre in al-Bab leaves 15 victims
ANHA - 2017-02-14 10:27
MANBIJ- The Turkish occupying army committed a new massacre which left 15 victims from the same family. Some sources from al-Bab told ANHA that the Turkish occupying army and its mercenaries are continuing to bombard al-Bab, the Turkish army and their mer ...

Amid continual Turkish bombardment, refugees flee to Afrin
ANHA - 2017-02-14 10:27
600 refugees from al-Shahba have reached Afrin canton escaping the Turkish occupation bombardment and their mercenaries’ acts. ...

YPG entrance into Raqqa a threat against Turkey’s security: deputy PM
KurdPress - 2017-02-14 09:39
The entrance of the Syrian pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) into Raqqa, northern Syria, is a threat against Turkey’s security and stability, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said. ...

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. ...

Turkish soldier ’martyred’ in northern Syria Orient Net - AA A Turkish soldier has been “martyred” in northern Syria, the Turkish military said on Monday. The ..
Orient News - 2017-02-14 02:02

Hundreds of PKK Supporters Arrested in Turkey
BAS News - 2017-02-13 22:04
They were arrested in different cities across Turkey ISTANBUL — About 70 people have been arrested in Istanbul on Monday for participating in demonstrations in support of the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK), Turkish media revealed. The police in Turkey's ...

Euphrates Shield.. FSA controls 40 pct of Syria’s Al-Bab center
Waar Media - 2017-02-13 16:54
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) has managed to capture 40 percent of the center of ISIS-held Al-Bab town in northern Syria. Turkish forces and FSA fighters have seized several sites in Zamzam neighborhood in the town’s south-western part ...

A new massacre of Turkey in al-Bab
ANHA - 2017-02-13 15:30
The Turkish occupation army committed another massacre in al-Bab. Dozens of victims from civilians were left in the result of the massacre. ...

Erdogan: After controlling Raqqa there will be a safe zone
Waar Media - 2017-02-13 15:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that Turkey was seeking to create a safe zone inside war-torn Syria. Speaking during an official visit to Bahrain, Erdogan said the planned safe zone would cover an area of at least 4,000 to ...

Turkish military says it has killed dozens of ISIS militants in Syria
Rûdaw - 2017-02-13 13:44
30 “Daesh terrorists” were killed and 143 targets of the group destroyed ...

Turkey obligates Kurds to demonstrate against Rojava.
ANHA - 2017-02-13 12:26
AFRIN– The Turkish state obligates the Kurds on the Turkish land to go out for demonstrations against the Kurdish people in Syria and northern Syria. Moreover, anyone who does not participate in the demonstrations would go out of the Turkish lands. Reliab ...

Turkey will not stay in Syria: Erdogan
KurdPress - 2017-02-13 08:52
Turkish troops will not remain in Syria once the Islamic State (IS) is defeated and they will leave the lands to their “true owners,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. ...

Erdogan says Turkish forces advanced into center town of al-Bab
Waar Media - 2017-02-12 14:35
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that Turkish forces together with Free Syrian Army entered the center of the northern Syrian (Rojava) town of al-Bab. Erdogan said Sunday that Turkish forces have entered the center of the norther ...

Erdogan says Turkish operation in Syria will continue to Raqqa
Reuters - 2017-02-12 12:44
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that the final goal of a Turkish military incursion into Syria was not just to retake the city of al-Bab from Islamic State, but to cleanse a border region including Raqqa of the jihadists. ...

PYD, Syrian Regime discuss a strategy against Turkish-Euphrates Shield operation
Waar Media - 2017-02-12 12:26
WAAR-DUHOK: Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Saturday met with representatives from the Syrian regime, agreeing to raise Syrian flags in several Kurdish areas. The Turkish Anadolu Agency reported that in the meeting, which was held in a Rus ...

A thousand of refugees flee to Afrin
ANHA - 2017-02-12 12:15
AFRIN- More than a thousand of refugees fleeing from conflict areas in al-Bab and various Syrian regions have reached Afrin. The Turkish occupation army and the mercenaries of Euphrates Shield attacks are continuing on al-Bab city. In addition to that, th ...

26 Turkish elements were killed in al-Bab
ANHA - 2017-02-12 12:15
AL-SHAHBA– On Saturday, 26 elements of the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries were killed, and dozens of them were wounded in al-Bab city sides. Regional sources stated that 26 elements of the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries were kill ...

YPG: Turkish attacks against Rojava continues
ANHA - 2017-02-12 08:51
NEWS DESK – The YPG Press Centre has announced that the Turkish army continues attacks on Rojava territory. The YPG published a written statement, stating that the attacks of the Turkish army and affiliated gangs against the territory of Rojava continued. ...

PYD delegation meets with Syrian representatives, blame Turkish-led operations
KurdPress - 2017-02-12 08:14
Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Saturday met with representatives from the Syrian government, agreeing to raise Syrian flags in several Kurdish areas. ...

PYD, Syrian Regime Uniting against Turkish-led Operations
BAS News - 2017-02-12 03:08
ROJAVA — Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Saturday met with representatives from the Syrian regime, agreeing to raise Syrian flags in several Kurdish areas. The Turkish Anadolu Agency reported that in the meeting, which was held in a Russia ...

Russian jet hit Turkish soldiers in Syria while CIA chief was in Turkey / Murat Yetkin
KurdPress - 2017-02-12 01:29
Let’s just look at the facts that we know chronologically: ...

Russia: we don’t view PKK or YPG as terrorists
Waar Media - 2017-02-12 00:31
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian Foreign Ministry official Aleksandr Botsan-Harshenko has said that they did not see PKK operating in Turkey and YPG operating in northern Syria as terrorist organizations. According to the Sputnik’s Turkish site, Botsan-Harshenko, spe ...

Suspected Istanbul nightclub attacker formally charged: agency
Reuters - 2017-02-11 18:04
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court on Saturday remanded in custody an Uzbek national accused of killing 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day, state-run media said, an attack the authorities blamed on Islamic State. ...

Government Forces Physically Cut Off Last ISIS Supply Line To Al-Bab
Waar Media - 2017-02-11 13:53
WAAR-DUHOK: Syrian government forces have cut off the retreat path from the city of al-Bab near the Turkish border for terrorists from the Islamic State (ISIS). “It is very important that yesterday [Thursday] the army took control of the Ayn Alloushye he ...

The Turkish bombardment on Manbij
ANHA - 2017-02-11 12:53
MANBIJ- Al-Areema town and al-Kawkly village in Manbij are intensively bombarded by the Turkish occupation army’s shelling. The reporter of Hawar news agency in the area stated that the Turkish occupation army bombarded al-Areema town and al-Kawkly villag ...

What Turkey was looking for when Trump called Erdogan
KurdPress - 2017-02-11 10:16
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Trump had their first telephone call late Tuesday, a highly anticipated conversation in which Erdogan was expected to press the new U.S. leader to reject Pentagon proposals to arm Kurdish fighters in Sy ...

Russian, Turkish FMs discuss Syria during phone conversation
KurdPress - 2017-02-11 10:16
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed during a phone conversation on Thursday the situation in Syria, the Turkish NTV broadcaster quoted a diplomatic source as saying. ...

Russia deescalated clash between pro-Syrian, Turkish-backed forces near al-Bab
Rûdaw - 2017-02-10 22:29
“The Russians intervened to control the situation,” ...

Turkish President signs constitutional reforms expanding his executive powers
Rûdaw - 2017-02-10 13:47
main opposition CHP said that the changes amount to a regime change ...

Turkey and Russia to set up a military corporation commission
Waar Media - 2017-02-10 12:55
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey and Russia will create a commission after the incident with the death of Turkish troops in northern Syria with the goal of preventing similar situations in the future, a source in Turkey’s General Staff told TASS. “No doubt, a commissi ...

Erdogan backs presidential powers bill as referendum looms
Waar Media - 2017-02-10 12:55
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has approved a constitutional reform bill paving the way for an executive presidential system, his office said on Friday, and a deputy prime minister said a referendum on the issue was expected on 16 April. Er ...

Russian warplane accidentally kills three soldiers in Syria’s al-Bab: Turkish military
KurdPress - 2017-02-10 12:37
A Russian warplane accidentally hit a building housing Turkish Armed Forces units during air operations against the Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria’s al-Bab on Feb. 9, killing three soldiers and wounding another 11, the Turkish Armed Forces has announ ...

Kremlin says Turkey provided intel for 'friendly fire' strikes
Reuters - 2017-02-10 11:29
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian air strikes that accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers in Syria were launched based on coordinates provided to Russia by the Turkish military, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. ...

Russian Airstrike Kills Two Turkish Soldiers in Syria
BAS News - 2017-02-09 22:35
LEEDS — An airstrike conducted by Russia on Thursday has killed at least three Turkish soldiers and wounded 11 others who were fighting against the Islamic State (IS) in northern Syria The Turkish General Staff released a statement on Thursday saying a R ...

U.S. VP Pence heralds 'new day' in relations with Turkey: Turkish PM's office
Reuters - 2017-02-09 20:55
ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim it was a "new day" in Turkish-U.S. relations in a phone call on Thursday to discuss cooperation in the fight against terrorism, Yildirim's office said in a state ...

Russian airstrike kills 3 Turkish soldiers in al-Bab
Rûdaw - 2017-02-09 18:10
Putin called Erdogan to express his condolences over the accident ...

The Turkish army occupies an ancient, strategic hill east of Kobani
ANHA - 2017-02-09 15:58
Turkish occupying army forces have occupied an ancient and strategic hill in the Koran village east of the Kobani canton; moreover, the Turkish occupation has violated 250 m of the Syrian borders. ...

New CIA director reportedly in Ankara
Waar Media - 2017-02-09 15:07
WAAR-DUHOK: US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo has arrived in the Turkish city Ankara, local media reported on Thursday. The CIA director is reportedly set to discuss with Turkish authorities the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD ...

Syria war: Turkish forces 'push into IS-held al-Bab'
BBC - 2017-02-09 14:36
Ten Turkish soldiers are killed in the space of two days as Islamic State fighters battle on. ...

Turkish forces detain 68 people over suspected links to the PKK
NRT - 2017-02-09 13:31

Referendum can be held on April 16: Turkish Justice Minister
KurdPress - 2017-02-09 12:50
Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag has said the date for the charter referendum will most likely be held on April 16, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

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