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YPG foiled a Turkish army’s attack on Afrin region

ANHA - 2017-10-22 15:09
People Protection Units (YPG) and Women Protection Units (YPJ) thwarted an attack that the Turkish mercenaries attempted to launch against Afrin region after the fighters have targeted the mercenaries' gatherings. Moreover, the units responded to the bomb ...

Turkish occupation imposed curfew in Şemzînan villages

ANHA - 2017-10-22 15:09
NEWS DESK– The Turkish Justice and Development Authority (AKP) imposed a curfew on six villages belonged to Şemzînan in Bakur (north of Kurdistan). In the context of the military attacks launched by the Turkish occupation army in the areas of Bakur (north ...

YPG foiled a Turkish attack on Afrin region

ANHA - 2017-10-22 13:47
People Protection Units (YPG) and Women Protection Units (YPJ) thwarted an attack that the Turkish mercenaries attempted launch against Afrin region after the fighters have targeted the mercenaries' gatherings. Moreover, the units responded to the bombard ...

Turkish reconnaisance plane fires hand grenade into Afrin

ANHA - 2017-10-21 22:56
AFRIN – A reconnaisance plane belonging to the Turkish army has fired a hand grenade into the Satiya village of Afrin. The houses of locals were damaged as a result of the explosion caused by the bomb. According to local sources on the ground, a Turkish r ...

Turkish occupation mercenaries’ moves at Afrin border, YPG hinder

ANHA - 2017-10-21 14:26
AFRIN- People’s and Women’s Protection Units had foiled attack of the Turkish occupation mercenaries near Tel Berfin, amid the continued bombardment of mercenaries to the areas of Afrin canton, and the flying of reconnaissance planes in the airspace of t ...

Arabic women: We want to know the status of our leade

ANHA - 2017-10-21 14:26
AZAD SAFO_MOURAD KINDA TEL-KOÇER- A number of Arabic women from Tel Koçer district have demanded the Turkish state to disclose the health status of the leader of the Kurdish people Abdullah Ocalan and appealed to international organizations dealing with h ...

Turkey jets hits PKK positions in Kurdistan Region

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
The Turkish Air Force jets hit the positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in Zap in Kurdistan Region, the Turkish General Staff said in a message October 18. ...

Turkish occupation moves deep into Afrin’s Rajo territory

ANHA - 2017-10-18 11:34
Turkish occupation army’s have moved 25 meters at the village of (Singêlê) in an incursion into the area of Rajo in Afrin region, during their incursion, one of the mines they had already planted blew up forcing them to retreat, but they have resumed the ...

Thousands call for Ocalan’ freedom in Afrin canton

ANHA - 2017-10-18 10:06
Thousands of Kurdish, Arabic men, women, children of Afrin canton have taken to streets chanting "There is no life without the leader, no to the Turkish occupation" in a mass demonstration in which they came out to prove to the world that they are on the ...

Strong blows inflicted to Turkish army, 18 soldiers killed

ANHA - 2017-10-17 15:44
NEWS DESK- 18 elements of the Turkish occupation army were killed during an operation carried out by Guerilla Forces against the Turkish army’s elements who have launched an attack on Khargul in Başûr Kurdistan. According to what Furat news agency in the ...

Mobata people demand disclosing Ocelan’s health status

ANHA - 2017-10-17 13:48
AFRIN- The Democratic Society Movement (TEV-DEM) and Kongra Star Organization in Mobata district in Afrin canton demanded, in a statement released to the public opinion, the Turkish authority to disclose the health status of the Kurdish people leader Abdu ...

Turkish occupation declared Military Teftenaz Airport a Turkish’s

ANHA - 2017-10-16 12:00
AL-SHAHBA- The Turkish occupation army has announced Teftenaz Military Airport in Adlib countryside as a Turkish Military Airport after it has stationed there. Hayet Tahrir al-Sham (Jabhet al-Nusra previously) handed over Teftenaz Military Airport that is ...

leaders of Arab tribes: do not accept Turkish occupation to Idlib city

ANHA - 2017-10-16 10:59
NARIN AMIN- AREF SULEIMAN AFRIN – The notables of Arab tribes in the Afrin canton of Afrin region assured that the intervention of the Turkish occupation army in Idlib is unacceptable, and considered it a blatant occupation of the territories of neighbori ...

Turkish army, gangs shell Jandaris village of Çelemê

ANHA - 2017-10-15 21:06
AFRIN – The occupying Turkish army is shelling the village of Celemê in the Jandaris disrict of Afrin with artillery. According to ANHA correspondents on the ground, the Turkish army and affiliated gang groups positioned in Idlib’s Qîle village are shelli ...

Turkey will ‘soon’ close borders with Iraqi Kurdistan, Erdogan says

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
ANKARA,— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday warned that Turkey would “soon” close its border crossing with Iraqi Kurdistan and airspace after the disputed referendum on independence. Iraqi Kurdish leaders went ahead with the September 25 ...

Turkish Prime Minister Postpones Visit to Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-10-14 18:01
ERBIL — Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has postponed a planned visit to Baghdad where he was supposed to hold meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi, sources said. Yıldırım has reportedly delayed the trip for his busy schedule. It is ...

Turkish military movements exceeded Adlib border

ANHA - 2017-10-14 16:02
AFRIN- A Turkish military column invaded the surrounding areas of Samaan Citadel southern of Afrin canton, raising doubts about the reality of the Turkish state’s aims; military movements in Adlib and Afrin surrounding. Sources reported to Hawar news agen ...

Sipan Hamo: We will not allow Turkey to approach Afrin

ANHA - 2017-10-14 12:05
The Commander-in-Chief of the People's Protection Units Sipan Hamo warned the Turkish state of approaching Afrin “the People's and women's Protection Units and the Jaish al-Thuwar will deal the Turkish army a historic lesson if it approaches Afrin.” ...

YPG fighters down Turkish army’s exploration plane in Afrin

ANHA - 2017-10-13 22:54
AFRIN – YPG fighters have downed a reconnaissance plane belonging to the Turkish army in the Bilbil district of Afrin. Around 20.00 local time on Friday YPG fighters downed a reconnaissance plane belonging to the Turkish army while it flew over the Gir Mo ...

Material damage to Iska village by Turkish mercenaries’ shelling

ANHA - 2017-10-13 14:49
Material damage to Iska village by Turkish mercenaries’ shelling AFRIN- Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries’ shelling on Iska village in Sherewa district in Afrin canton left material damage to civilians’ properties. The Turkish occupation army an ...

A Turkish column enters Adlib with Jabhit al-Nusra mercenaries

ANHA - 2017-10-13 12:05
NEWS DESK- Accompanied by the mercenaries of Jabhit al-Nusra, a Turkish military column has entered the city of Adlib fulfilling the Turkish schemes to occupy the area under the cover of De-Escalation Zones, According to information ANHA obtained from spe ...

Turkish forces set up positions in Syria's Idlib-rebel

Reuters - 2017-10-13 09:53
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish forces that entered Syria's Idlib province late on Thursday have started setting up observation positions that appear aimed at containing a Kurdish militia, a senior rebel involved in the operation said early on Friday. ...

First Turkish military convoy enters Syria's Idlib

Reuters - 2017-10-13 04:46
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A first convoy of the military operation that Turkey is carrying out in Syria's Idlib province crossed into the area late on Thursday, two rebels and a witness said. ...

Turkey Puts Over 30 Kurdish Villages Under Curfew

BAS News - 2017-10-12 01:09
ERBIL — Turkish government declared curfew in over 30 villages in the Kurdish province of Bitlis, southeast of the country. The office of the Ankara-appointed governor of Bitlis confirmed in a statement on its website that the curfew is due to military o ...

Özge Gözke: Keeping Kurdish Language Alive

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2017-10-09 15:33
Mehmet Uzun can write in Kurdish, Turkish and Swedish, but his novels are only in Kurdish. The publishing house, GendasYayinlari, has published the writers latest novel, The Prayer of Tigris, translated into Turkish by Muhsin Kizilkaya. Mehmet Uzun is a t ...

Turkish Lira, Iranian Toman Drop Due to Anti-Kurdistan Stances

BAS News - 2017-10-09 11:25
ERBIL — Due to their opposition to the independence bid of the Kurdistan Region, the Turkish and Iranian currencies have significantly slumped against the US dollar. The Turkish lira had dropped by 4.3 percent since September 15 due to the country’s oppo ...

Turkey agrees with Jabhit al- Nusra over Idlib

ANHA - 2017-10-08 10:34
NEWS DESK- Reliable sources from the city of Idlib that the Turkish occupation army agreed with the mercenaries of the Hayet Tahrir al–Sham (Jabhit–al-Nusra; al-Qaeda’s branch in the Levant). Turkey says that its mercenary groups of the Euphrates Shield ...

Turkish army conduct Adlib occupying plan

ANHA - 2017-10-07 14:40
The Turkish Occupation army and its mercenaries started carrying out their plan to occupy Adlib as they removed the artificial barrier between Turkey and Adlib as the elements of the mercenary division "al-Hamzat" massed by Bab al-Hawa border crossing in ...

Occupied areas of al-Shahba are turned into areas of rape and murder

ANHA - 2017-10-07 14:40
The Turkish occupation army, which occupied the areas of Azaz, Jarablus and al-Bad since August 24 last year have turned it into areas where prostitution is practiced by the mercenaries, hashish also is cultivated and the people are afraid of abduction an ...

Turkey Keeps Kirkuk Oil Export Flowing: Turkmen Official

BAS News - 2017-10-05 19:43
KIRKUK — Turkish government will possibly not cut the Kurdish oil flow from Kirkuk to its port of Ceyhan since Turkey is significantly benefiting from the export, said a Turkmen official. “Turkey and Kurdistan Region have many common interests, especiall ...

HDP’s Baydemir Sentenced to 17 Months Imprisonment by Turkey

BAS News - 2017-10-05 19:43
ERBIL — Turkish judicial authorities sentenced on Thursday the Kurdish politician Osman Baydemir to 17 months imprisonment. Baydemir, who is also the spokesperson for pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), was accused by a criminal court in Diyarba ...

Due to Turkish shelling on Qara Baba, school’s building changed

ANHA - 2017-10-05 13:03
The Committee for the Education of the Democratic Society in the Rajo district of Afrin Canton has opened a school for students of the village of Qara Baba in one of the houses of the village after their school was bombed by the Turkish occupation army. ...

Turkish Jets Target PKK on KRG Borders

BAS News - 2017-10-05 00:41
DOHUK — Turkish fighter jets bombarded overnight Wednesday the border areas of Kurdistan Region, allegedly targeting military positions belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Locals said surrounding areas of Kanimasi subdistrict of Duhok provin ...

Turkish-backed gangs shell Kobani’s Til El Ibir village

ANHA - 2017-10-04 22:38
KOBANÊ – The Turkish army’s gangs positioned in the southern countryside of Jarablus are carrying out artillery attacks against western Kobani. ANHA correspondents on the ground report the gangs of the Turkish army has launched an attack against the Til E ...

Turkey Skeptical About US Taking Back Arms from YPG

BAS News - 2017-10-04 22:33
ERBIL — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu once again criticised the US policy for arming the Syrian Kurdish forces for the battle against Islamic State (IS), saying that Ankara looks forward to see Washington taking the arms back after the Raqqa ...

KIU Demands Erdogan to Reverse Position Against Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-10-04 16:10
ERBIL — Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU) has issued a demand to the Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan through Muslim Brotherhood groups and the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) to reconsider his position against the Kurdistan Region’s indep ...

Catastrophic drop in water threatens thousands’ lives in north Syria

ANHA - 2017-10-04 15:06
The Turkish government has deliberately cut off water to the Syrian lands thus the water level of the Euphrates River has decreased impacting negatively the agricultural and power outages in the region. Moreover, it threatens the lives of thousands of res ...

Four Soldiers Die in Bomb Blast in Southeast Turkey

BAS News - 2017-10-04 10:59
HAKKARI — A planted bomb hit Wednesday a vehicle carrying Turkish soldiers in Hakkari Kurdish Province near the border with Iran, leaving four soldiers dead, the Turkish media reported. The explosion which occurred in Yuksekova district of Hakkari Provin ...

Turkish army’s gangs attacked Ishka village

ANHA - 2017-10-02 23:42
AFRIN – The occupying Turkish army and tied gangs carried out artillery shelling against the village of Ishka in Afrin’s Şêrawa district on Monday, it has been reported. ANHA reporters on the ground said the occupying Turkish army and its gangs positioned ...

Netanyahu Denies Israel's Role in Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-10-01 15:30
ERBIL — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected on Sunday the claims by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who had said that Mossad was involved in Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum held last Monday. "Israel played no part in ...

Turkish army receives strikes in Akri

ANHA - 2017-09-30 13:34
NEWS DESK – Turkish army received strikes from the Karela forces during a combing operation in Akri, according to the Turkish media resulted in the strikes killed two soldiers and two mercenaries and eight soldiers were wounded. The Turkish army began a c ...

Turkish occupation attacks’ outcome on Afrin within two weeks

ANHA - 2017-09-28 15:52
Turkish occupation army continues attacking Afrin region’s villages and towns in this context, the occupation forces and their mercenaries launched attacks on Afrin which resulted in wounding children and some animals and caused a lot of damages to the ci ...

Turkish, Iraqi PMs discuss KRG referendum results in phone call

KurdPress - 2017-09-28 11:18
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and his Iraqi counterpart Haider Al-Abadi discussed in a phone call late Wednesday, September 27, the results of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) independence referendum on Monday. ...

Shelling on Afrin region amid Turkish reinforcements on border

ANHA - 2017-09-27 15:22
The Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries are continuing to bombard the border villages in Afrin region, while the People Protection Units responded to the mercenaries and the Turkish occupation army. On the other hand, Turkish Prime Minister Binali ...

Turkish, Iraqi forces start joint drill after KRG referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-27 10:15
A day after the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) was held, Turkish and Iraqi armed forces launched a joint military exercise on the Turkish-Iraqi border, in the Silopi district of Turkey’s Sirnak province. ...

Erdogan, Putin discuss Kurdistan Region on phone

KurdPress - 2017-09-25 17:37
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed Iraq and Syria on the phone, a Turkish presidential source said on Monday. ...

Erdogan warns to launch operation against Kurdistan Region

KurdPress - 2017-09-25 15:12
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hinted on Sept. 25 that Turkey could launch an operation against the Kurdistan Region if necessary, citing a previous operation in northern Syria, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

Erdogan, top Turkey general to visit Iran

KurdPress - 2017-09-25 15:12
Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the country’s Chief of the General Staff Hulusi Akar are going to pay a visit to Iran in a few days, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced. ...

Abdullah Gul calls on KRG to give up independence vote

KurdPress - 2017-09-25 14:33
Former Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Sept. 25 called to the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to abandon its independence referendum, which is currently being held across KRG territory, saying it would “cause Arab-Kurdish wars.” ...
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