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The continued detention of citizens in the northern Kurdish city of Van

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-04-26 08:45
According to reports, the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, Turkish police forces attacked the town of functions to homes of citizens in the city of Van, North Kurdistan, arrested at least 10 people. The news agency quoted Roj News, AKP on its repressiv ...

Turkey Claims It Killed 70 PKK Guerrillas in Tuesday Airstrikes

BAS News - 2017-04-26 00:13
SOFIA — The Turkish military has claimed the killing of 40 Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters in northern Iraq and 30 more in northeast Syria on Tuesday, the Turkish General Staff said. According to a statement released by the Turkish General Staff ...

Peshmerga, Injured by Turkish Airstrike, Receive Treatment in Turkey

BAS News - 2017-04-26 00:13
DUHOK — Three injured Kurdish Peshmerga forces will be sent to Turkey for medical treatment after they were injured by Turkish airstrikes on Mount Sinjar. Early morning on April 25th, Turkish fighter jets bombarded areas around the predominantly-Yezidi t ...

U.S. expressed deep concern over Turkish strike against Kurds

KurdPress - 2017-04-25 23:15
The United States on Tuesday expressed "deep concern" over Turkish air strikes against Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq and said they were not authorized by the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State (IS), Reuters reported. ...

KDP Condemns Turkey's Deadly Strike against Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-04-25 18:46
Apart from war and trouble, PKK is of no use to Sinjar, it says ERBIL— The politburo of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Thursday strongly denounced the airstrikes by the Turkish jets in Sinjar, which left five members of Peshmerga forces dead and cau ...

Turkish Airstikes on Sinjar Kill 5 Peshmerga, Wound 9: Peshmerga Ministry

BAS News - 2017-04-25 18:19
ERBIL — Turkish airstrikes which targeted the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions in Sinjar and resulted in the deaths of five Peshmerga fighters, wounding nine more are “unacceptable,” said the General Command of the Peshmerga forces in their lates ...

Turkish warplanes strike YBS targets in Kurdistan’s Sinjar

Waar Media - 2017-04-25 17:36
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish airplanes launched a massive attack on the positions of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Sinjar and People’s Defense Units (YPG) in Rojava (northern Syria). Turkish military launched the large-scale attack against PKK and YPG on Tues ...

Iraq’s Foreign Ministry denounces Turkish airstrikes on Sinjar

Waar Media - 2017-04-25 17:36
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq’s Foreign Ministry denounced the airstrikes on Sinjar as a “violation against Iraq’s sovereignty” and called on the international community to put an end to such “interferences” by Turkey. “Any operation that is carried out by Turkish go ...

Ahmad: coalition must determine its attitude about Turkish aggression

ANHA - 2017-04-25 17:13
NEWS DESK- The Co-Chair of the Democratic Syrian Council Ilham Ahmad demanded the international coalition to determine its real attitude about the Turkish aggression on Rojava and said “from now on, we would not accept our areas that contain hundred thous ...

Turkish aggression extends to al-Shahba region village

ANHA - 2017-04-25 17:13
AL-SHAHBA- Turkish occupation army are bombarding al-Shabha Dam and nearby villages in an attempt to extend its presence in the region. Having brought reinforcements to the borders of Bulbul, Shia and Janders districts, establishing a secret military corr ...

DAA: The Turkish aggression aims to cover the referendum failure

ANHA - 2017-04-25 13:46
The General Coordination of the Democratic Autonomous Administration in Rojava assured that the Turkish aggression came to cover its political failure in the referendum, and it stated that these acts would not prevent them from progressing to achieve thei ...

Photos speak about Turkish occupation barbarity

ANHA - 2017-04-25 13:46
DÊRIK- Turkish occupation army warplanes have targeted on Tuesday dawn Qereçox region in Dêrik( al-Malikiyah) and Şengal in Başûr Kurdistan. These photos taken by ANHA reporters in Dêrik city in Cizîre canton are a clear indication of the barbarity of the ...

Turkish Jets Hit PKK and YPG Headquarters in Sinjar and Rojava

BAS News - 2017-04-25 10:34
SINJAR — Turkish airplanes launched a massive attack on the positions of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Sinjar and People's Defense Units (YPG) in northern Syria. Turkish military launched the large-scale attack against PKK and YPG on Tuesday at 2:00 ...

ases statement on the attack in Qereçox

ANHA - 2017-04-25 09:27
NEWS DESK- The YPG General Command made a statement about the attack on its centre in Qereçox and called the people to have their legitimate power. The statement is as following; “At 2 AM on Tuesday April 25, 2017, Turkish airplanes launched a large-scal ...

after Qereçox and Şengal shelling, Turkish movements at Afrin borders

ANHA - 2017-04-25 09:27
In coincidence with the Turkish occupation army bombardment on Qereçox mountains and Dêrik city villages in Rojava and Şengal district in Başûr Kurdistan, the Turkish aggression continues as increasing movements and military reinforcements along Shia dist ...

Turkish Military Strikes PKK Positions in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-04-25 09:02
SINJAR — Turkish airplanes launched a massive attack on the positions of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Sinjar and People's Defense Units (YPG) in northern Syria. Turkish military launched the large-scale attack against PKK and YPG on Tuesday at 2:00 ...

Fourth Day in a Raw, Turkish Jets Bombard KRG Borders

BAS News - 2017-04-24 23:32
ERBIL — Turkish fighter jets for the fourth consecutive day continued an aerial campaign against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) positions along KRG-Turkey borders. The airstrikes were carried out in Duhok province’s Kani Masi area, local officials stated. ...

YPG Hindered US Aerial Support for Turkish Operation in Syria: FM

BAS News - 2017-04-24 21:47
SOFIA — Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) has called on the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) to stop supporting the Turkish army, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday. Cavusoglu spoke to reporters about Turkey's p ...

Nadia Murad's statement on the occasion of the Armenian Genocide

Nadia Murad - 2017-04-24 21:40
On behalf of the Yazidi community, I wish to extend our compassion and understanding to our Armenian sisters and brothers, who are today commemorating the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Just over a century ago, the Ottoman Turkish authorities ...

Turkey intensifies its movements along Afrin border

ANHA - 2017-04-23 17:20
AFRIN- The Turkish occupation army intensified its elements and military machineries along the border of Shieh district in Afrin canton in addition to bringing armored vehicles to Tofah and Jarjam police stations that are adjacent to the area. The Turkish ...

Turkish warplanes bomb Kurdistan border areas for third day

Waar Media - 2017-04-23 16:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish warplanes once again dropped multiple bombs over Kurdistan Region’s Duhok province, located near the Turkish border. The bombs allegedly targeted military positions belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). According to the loc ...

Turkish Airstrikes Against PKK Stretch from Amedi to Qandil

BAS News - 2017-04-23 15:16
ERBIL — Turkish fighter jets launched multiple airstrikes allegedly targeting the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions in Kurdistan Region’s Qandil mountainous areas on Sunday afternoon. Locals confirmed to BasNews that warplanes dropped bombs near t ...

The Turkish occupation mobilizes tanks, vehicles at Girê Sipî border

ANHA - 2017-04-23 14:23
GIRÊ SIPÎ- Meanwhile, the border between Tal Abyad (Girê Sipî) and Bakur Kurdistan is witnessing abnormal movements and armored vehicles and tanks are being mobilized along the border. Regional sources from Girê Sipî stated that abnormal movements are wit ...

Turkey strives for a new occupying operation

ANHA - 2017-04-23 14:23
The Turkish occupation army agreed with its mercenary gangs of Kurd al-'Ammal after Turkey declared the end of its first occupying operation in al-Shahba areas. Discussions were held about filtering al-Shamiyah Front. ...

Turkish Airstrikes against PKK Continue in Amedi

BAS News - 2017-04-23 13:07
DUHOK — Turkish warplanes on Sunday once again rained bombs over Kurdistan Region border areas in Duhok province, allegedly targeting military positions belonging to Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). According to the information obtained by BasNews, the ai ...

13 PKK fighters killed in Kurdish southeast in 2 days: local media

KurdPress - 2017-04-23 08:03
A total of 13 fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were killed during the Turkish security forces’ operations carried out within the last two days in the southeastern part of the country, local media reported on Saturday. ...

Turkey Claims Killing 13 PKK Guerrillas

BAS News - 2017-04-22 22:46
ISTANBUL — Turkish army claimed on Saturday that it forces have killed 13 members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) over the past two days in the country’s southeastern regions. Turkish General Staff said in a statement that the military operations w ...

Turkey Releases Two Pro-Kurdish Lawmakers in Diyarbakir

BAS News - 2017-04-22 22:16
ERBIL — A Turkish court in southeastern province of Diyarbakir on Friday released the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party's (HDP) lawmakers Nursel Aydoğan and Meral Danis Bestas, local media reported. The two, alongside several other pro-Kurdish MPs, w ...

IS Governor of Euphrates Arrested

BAS News - 2017-04-22 19:28
He was apprehended during a US operation ERBIL— US forces conducted an airborne operation in Albukamal town of Syria in which the Islamic State (IS) governor of Euphrates was arrested, Turkish Anadolu news agency reported on Sunday. According to the repo ...

Kurdistan Civilians Wounded in Turkish Airstrikes

BAS News - 2017-04-22 18:44
Two PKK Vehicles Burnt in the offensive ERBIL— Turkish warplanes bombed the hideouts and bases of the dissident Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Qandil Mountain, wounding several people. Eyewitnesses reported to BasNews that the offensive near the town ...

Cleared Arabic/Turkish Social Media Analyst - COLSA - Tampa, FL

Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-04-22 03:00
Proficiency in Kurdish. COLSA Corporation is currently seeking Arabic speakers, whom possess proficiency in the Turkish language, for Arabic Social Media...From COLSA - Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:14:42 GMT - View all Tampa jobs ...

Iraq Summons Turkish Envoy Over Erdogan's Remarks on Hashd Al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2017-04-21 19:18
ERBIL — Iraqi Foreign Minister summoned the Turkish ambassador to Baghdad after an interview in which the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan used the word "terrorist" to describe an Iraqi parliamentary organisation. The Spokesperson for the Foreign ...

Several Areas of Diyarbakır Province Placed Under Curfew

BAS News - 2017-04-21 16:42
The curfew is to allow an operation to be carried out against PKK DIYARBAKIR — The Turkish security forces have imposed a curfew on a number of areas of Diyarbakir province in the Kurdish southeast of Turkey. According to Turkish outlets, the curfew will ...

Turkish Warplanes Bombard Kurdistan Region Border Areas

BAS News - 2017-04-21 16:42
A civilian was wounded in the airstrikes DUHOK — Turkish military jets bombarded areas of Amedi city in Duhok province located near the Turkish border on Fridady, leaving one civilian wounded. Dler Zebari, commander of Kurdistan Region's border guards, t ...

Erdogan plans to visit Russia on May 3

Waar Media - 2017-04-21 16:26
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to visit Russia on May 3 and hold a meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, the Turkish president’s office told TASS on Friday. “This trip has been scheduled. Our president plans to visit Russi ...

Hashd Forces Accuse Turkey's Erdogan of Interfering in Iraqi Affairs

BAS News - 2017-04-21 09:47
Spokesperson says 70% of Iraqi MPs recognized the Shi'ite forces as legal ERBIL— Turkish President Recep Teyyip Erdogan is interfering in the internal affairs of the Shi'ite Hashd al-Shaabi forces, spokesperson for the forces said. During an interview wi ...

Iraq to Summon Turkish Ambassador over Erdogan's Comments Against Hashd

BAS News - 2017-04-20 19:38
ERBIL— Iraqi Foreign Ministry will summon Turkish ambassador to Baghdad to hand over a letter of protest against the recent remarks by Turkish President Recep Teyyip Erdogan against the Shi'ite Popular Mobilization or Hashd al-Shaabi Forces. The letter i ...

The Turkish state is handicapping Rojava people return home

ANHA - 2017-04-20 14:13
A source from ad-Darbasiyah border crossing between Rojava and Bakur Kurdistan said that the Turkish state is handicapping people’s return to their houses under fake pretexts, only 15 persons per day are allowed to get to Rojava daily. ...

HDP deputy Burcu Celik arrested days after referendum

KurdPress - 2017-04-20 09:54
A lawmaker from Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Burcu Celik, was arrested in the eastern province of Mus by Turkish security forces just days after the referendum to change the country’s ruling system was approved with a narrow 51.2 pe ...

HRW to Turkey: End state of emergency and political violence

Waar Media - 2017-04-19 14:07
WAAR-DUHOK: Human Rights Watch has called on the Turkish government to reverse its extension of state of emergency in the country and end the political repression on opponents. In a statement on Monday the international human rights organisation recommen ...

“Massive Electoral Fraud” in Turkey’s Referendum / David L. Phillips

KurdPress - 2017-04-19 13:27
A Turkish election analyst wrote a private email describing “massive electoral fraud” in Turkey’s referendum yesterday. It is no surprise that followers of President Tayyip Erdogan rigged the vote. It is surprising, however, that his “yes” campaign only r ...

Barzani Congratulates Turkish President, PM on Victory in Referendum

BAS News - 2017-04-18 23:47
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Tuesday congratulated his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the referendum held in the country on Sunday. According to a press release by Barzani’s office, he has also sent a message to Turki ...

Referendum result is ‘democratic victory’ of ‘no’ camp: CHP

KurdPress - 2017-04-18 08:37
The 24 million Turkish citizens who voted against the constitutional changes have scored a “democratic victory” even though they failed to halt the government’s project, Turkey main opposition leader has said, warning that Turkey will be ungovernable with ...
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