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Turkish army attacks Kobani villages
ANHA - 2017-01-19 13:33
KOBABE- The Turkish occupation army soldiers attacked the villages on the border in Kobane using heavy weapons that caused intense movements of the occupation army on Wednesday. According to what local sources stated to our agency, points of YPG in The Ma ...

Turkish army shells Manbij once again
ANHA - 2017-01-19 13:33
MANBIJ – The occupying Turkish army once again shelled the town of Arima and the village of Qawiklî in western Manbij on Wednesday. According to ANHA reporters, the Turkish occupation forces shelled the town of Arima, 20 km west of Manbij, and the Qawliki ...

Turkish jets shell Kurdistan Region, cutting power to 30 villages
KurdPress - 2017-01-19 10:51
Turkish warplanes shelled a number of villages in the Kurdistan Region on Wednesday suspecting Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) bases in the areas. ...

Russia, Turkey conduct first joint air operation in Syria’s al-Bab
KurdPress - 2017-01-19 08:55
Russian and Turkish warplanes conduct first joint operation against the Islamic State (IS) targets in al-Bab on Jan. 18, the Russian Interfax news agency has reported. ...

Poll says Turkish people welcome Erdogan Kurdish policy
KurdPress - 2017-01-19 06:30
A survey conducted by Kadir Has University has revealed a change in outlook on the government’s Kurdish policy. For the first time in years, the number of people who find the Kurdish policy “successful” (33.8 percent) outnumbered those who find it “unsuc ...

Russia says joins forces with Turkey to bomb Syria militants
Reuters - 2017-01-18 15:49
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday Russian war planes had joined forces with Turkish jets to target Islamic State militants holding the town of al-Bab around 40 km (25 miles) northeast of Aleppo. ...

A mine of ISIS exploded at her, as she fled the Turkish occupation bombardment
ANHA - 2017-01-18 15:35
A girl at the age of 11 lost one of her legs, in addition to deforming her other leg in the result of landmines planted by ISIS while she was fleeing with her family from the Turkish bombardment on Maran village western Manbij. ...

Turkish prosecutor seeks up to 142 years in prison for Demirtas
KurdPress - 2017-01-18 06:04
Indictments regarding the jailed co-leaders of Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have been completed, with the prosecutor seeking up to 142 years in jail for Selahattin Demirtas and up to 83 years in jail for Figen Yuksekdag, the party’s ...

Turkey deports NYT reporter for critical article on Kurds
ARA News - 2017-01-18 05:03
ARA News New York Times (NYT) reporter Rod Nordland was deported from Turkey on Tuesday, after Turkish officials expressed unhappiness over articles written about Kurds. Border officials in Turkey detained the veteran New York Times correspondent in Istan ...

U.S. carries out strikes near Syria's al-Bab after Turkish criticism
Daily Mail - 2017-01-18 02:57
WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Tuesday it carried out air strikes in Syria against Islamic State targets of interest to both Washin... ...

US-led coalition strikes IS near Syria's Al-Bab
Daily Mail - 2017-01-18 02:57
The US-led coalition has conducted four strikes near the Syrian town of Al-Bab, a significant move that will help Turkish forces fighting the Islamic State g... ...

Turkish prosecutor demands 142 years imprisonment for Kurdish leader Demirtaş, EU rapporteur outraged
ARA News - 2017-01-18 02:36
ARA News Amsterdam – Kati Piri, the EU’s Turkey rapporteur on Tuesday called the indictment by Turkish prosecutors seeking extended prison terms for leaders of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ “outrag ...

Turkish prosecutor demands up to 142 years imprisonment for Demirtas, 83 for Yuksekdag
Rûdaw - 2017-01-18 01:58
the indictments have already been presented to the High Criminal Court ...

U.S. carries out strikes near Syria's al-Bab after Turkish criticism
Reuters - 2017-01-18 00:14
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Tuesday it carried out air strikes in Syria against Islamic State targets of interest to both Washington and Ankara near the town of al-Bab, following Turkish criticism of insufficient U.S. support for its ...

Turkey's pro-Kurdish party leader faces 142 years in prison
Daily Mail - 2017-01-17 19:25
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish prosecutors charged the chairman of the country's pro-Kurdish party on Tuesday with leading a terror organization, engaging in ... ...

Turkey seeking up to 142 years in jail for co-head of pro-Kurdish opposition party
Deutsche Welle - 2017-01-17 18:39
Turkish prosecutors are seeking jail terms of 83 and 142 years for the co-leaders of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP). The leaders were arrested in November, drawing strong international condemnation. ...

ECtHR announces verdict in Ceylan Önkol case
ANF/English - 2017-01-17 17:50
The ECtHR ruled in favor of the Turkish state in the case of Ceylan Önkol who was killed with a mortar shell fired from an outpost in Amed countryside in 2009. ...

Turkish forces attack villages to the west and north of Manbij
ANF/English - 2017-01-17 14:54
Occupant Turkish forces have attacked villages to the west and north of Manbij. ...

Scenes from Turkish occupation barbarism in al-Bab
ANHA - 2017-01-17 13:21
ANHA news agency got a video showing the destruction the Turkish occupation army inflicted on al-Bab city north of Syria. ...

332 victims, thousands wounded by Turkish bombardment in al-Shahba
ANHA - 2017-01-17 13:21
NEWS DESK- The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented 332 civilians killed and hundreds of wounded in al-Shahba area in the result of the aerial bombardment and artillery shelling of the Turkish occupation army. The Observatory documented the numb ...

2,717 olive trees were cut by the Turkish occupation army in Qarmatlaq
ANHA - 2017-01-17 13:21
2,717 olive trees were cut by the Turkish occupation army in the lands adjacent to Qarmatlaq village in Sheyeh province in Afrin canton, paving the way to build a barrier within people village possessions, ...

The Turkish bombardment continues on Manbij
ANHA - 2017-01-17 13:21
MANBIJ- The Turkish occupation army targeted the west northern villages of Manbij using mortar and heavy artillery shelling, and the shells fell on al-Areema, Muhsenly and Arab Hassen towns. The Turkish occupation army is bombarding al-Areema town which i ...

76-year-old Êzidî exiled by trustee from Amed to Mardin dies
ANF/English - 2017-01-17 11:59
One of the Êzidîs exiled to the AFAD camp in Midyat by a trustee in Amed, has lost his life. Turkish authorities didn’t allow his family to cross the border for his funeral. ...

Military operation in Dersim's Munzur Valley
ANF/English - 2017-01-17 09:58
Turkish army has launched a military operation in Munzur Valley in the province of Dersim. ...

Four Turkish police officers killed in Diyarbakir bomb blast
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 09:06
Four Turkish police officers were killed in a bomb blast in the southeastern Kurdish city of Diyarbakir on Monday, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. ...

Word 'Kurdistan' sparks debate at Turkey Parliament
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 09:06
The use of the word “Kurdistan” by a lawmaker of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) sparked a heated debate at the Turkish Parliament on Sunday. ...

Turkey suspends Kurdish lawmaker Garo Paylan for ‘genocide’ comment
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
ISTANBUL,— A pro-Kurdish lawmaker has been temporarily suspended from the Turkish parliament for saying the word “genocide” during heated discussions on changes to the constitution, state media has said. Member of parliament for the Peoples’ Democratic Pa ...

Roadside bomb in Turkey’s Kurdish Diyarbakir kills four police officers
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Four Turkish police officers were killed and nine more wounded when a roadside bomb hit a passing police bus in the Kurdish southeastern province of Diyarbakir on Monday, the local governor’s office said. The bom ...

Turkey Reina nightclub shooting was orchestrated by an 'intelligence organisation'
Daily Mail - 2017-01-17 04:14
ISIS had already claimed one of its gunmen carried out the mass-shooting at the upmarket Reina nightclub in Istanbul in revenge for Turkish military involvement in Syria. ...

Turkey suspends Armenian MP for mentioning genocide
ARA News - 2017-01-17 03:06
ARA News Ankara – Garo Paylan, an Armenian member of the Turkish Parliament, was suspended by the authorities for mentioning “genocide against minorities” in a speech during talks on Constitutional amendments. Paylan is an MP for the pro-Kurdish People’s ...

New Year nightclub attacker caught in Istanbul: Turkish media reports
Reuters - 2017-01-16 23:01
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day has been caught in the city's Esenyurt district, the Hurriyet newspaper website and other media reports said on Tuesday. ...

HDP demands answers over strip-search of Kurdish kids by Turkey police
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-16 21:23
Screenshot of a video that shows a strip search of kids by allegedly Turkish forces in the city of Diyarbakir. ...

HRW Report: Turkish people faced massive rights violations in 2016
Rûdaw - 2017-01-16 20:26
100,000 public officials and civil servants dismissed or suspended since the attempted coup ...

Diyarbakir blast kills four Turkish police
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-16 19:37
Ambulances rushed to the scene of the explosion whose casualties were taken to a nearby hospital. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Turkey-affiliated gang groups attack Kobanê's Şêxler town from Jarablus
ANF/English - 2017-01-16 15:32
Gang groups affiliated with the Turkish army attacked the town of Şêxler in Kobanê from Jarablus. ...

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 ...

Word 'Kurdistan' sparks debate at Turkey Parliament
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-16 15:23
Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Sibel Yigitalp speaking at the Turkish Parliament. (Photo: DHA) ...

Turkish cargo jet crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan
Waar Media - 2017-01-16 14:25
Waar, Duhok: A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said. According to the airport ...

Hundreds from Shehba migrate to Efrîn due to Turkish bombardments
ANF/English - 2017-01-16 11:46
1,351 people from Shehba region have migrated to the Efrîn Canton of Rojava, West Kurdistan during the weekend due to the ongoing attacks of occupant Turkish military forces. ...

First four basic articles of constitution will not change: Turkish PM
KurdPress - 2017-01-16 11:46
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has ruled out any possible change to the Turkish constitution’s first four articles, following a recent controversial remark by a Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy on the issue, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

Istanbul nightclub attack involved an intelligence organization: deputy PM
Reuters - 2017-01-16 11:26
ANKARA (Reuters) - The mass shooting at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve was carried out professionally with the involvement of an intelligence organization, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday. ...

Turkish parliament set to vote on second round of constitutional reforms
Rûdaw - 2017-01-16 10:39
"the new constitution will have a galvanizing effect on Turkey ...

Kyrgyzstan plane crash: It landed on top of the village
BBC - 2017-01-16 09:29
A Turkish cargo plane flying from Hong Kong has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 32 people, most of them on the ground, say officials. ...

32 killed in Turkish plane crash in Kyrgyzstan
KurdPress - 2017-01-16 08:18
A Turkish Airlines cargo jet has crashed near the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, killing at least 32 people. ...

Turkish Airlines cargo jet crash kills 16 in Kyrgyzstan
Reuters - 2017-01-16 04:40
BISHKEK (Reuters) - A Turkish Airlines cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 16 people, the Kyrgyz government said. ...

Syrian regime, allied militias join battle for al-Bab to impede Turkish progress
ARA News - 2017-01-15 22:38
ARA News Aleppo – Backed by Iraqi and Iranian militias, Syrian army forces on Sunday struck the al-Bab city in the northern countryside of Aleppo, targeting major Islamic State (ISIS) headquarters. This comes amid continued military operations by Turkey a ...

A Turkish bombardment on al-Shahba caused the displacement of hundreds towards Afrin
ANHA - 2017-01-15 15:33
1,351 refugees from al-Shahba entered Afrin canton fleeing from the Turkish occupation army bombardment since Saturday. ...

Over less than 2 months, more than 130 civilians are Turkish massacre victims
ANHA - 2017-01-15 13:26
NEWS DESK- Local activists in al-Bab city documented the statistics of massacres that were committed by the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries during artillery and aerial shelling on al-Bab city. According to what the activists documented, more t ...

Turkey Parliament bans HDP lawmaker for using ‘G-word’
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-15 13:00
A file picture of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Garo Paylan sitting at the Turkish Parliament. (Photo: AA) ...

Turkey's future: will Erdogan be president until 2034? / Suraj Sharma
KurdPress - 2017-01-15 11:32
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could soon find himself with a raft of sweeping powers that would make the White House or Kremlin envious, as his party pushes for a far-reaching law with limited checks and balances. ...

Turkish Officials Blast UN for Suggesting Kurds attend Peace Conference - The Media Line
Themedialine - 2017-01-15 11:29

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. ...

US alarmed by Turkey’s ridiculous anti-Western rhetoric
ARA News - 2017-01-15 02:06
ARA News Amsterdam – The United States is alarmed by the ‘ridiculous’ rhetoric from the Turkish government officials attacking American foreign policy and even suggesting that the US is supporting ISIS. Turkish officials are increasingly angered due to th ...

Four Houses Destroyed in Turkish Airstrikes against PKK
Rojikurd - 2017-01-15 00:07
Turkish jets bombed a village in Duhok province on Saturday, ruining four houses in the area. Aland Goka, administrator for Kani Masi Parih, said “the jets bombed Sarfar village because the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) guerrillas approached the village. ...

Turkey and Russia to invite U.S. to Syria talks: Turkish minister
Reuters - 2017-01-14 17:11
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Russia have decided to invite the United States to Syria peace talks due to be held this month in the Kazakh capital Astana, Turkey's foreign minister said on Saturday. ...

HDP retreats from today's discussion of constitutional amendments
ANF/English - 2017-01-14 16:45
HDP group has decided to retreat from today's session of discussion on constitutional amendments in the Turkish parliament in response to HDP MP Garo Paylan's removal from three sessions of the discussion for speaking of the Armenian genocide. ...

South Kurdistan youths: Qandil means honour and identity to us
ANF/English - 2017-01-14 15:08
Hundreds of youths from South Kurdistan went to Qandil to show support to guerrillas against the Turkish state's occupation attempts and collaboration and and gave the message “We are the guerrillas, guerrillas are us”. ...

107 locations in 18 regions of Mardin declared 'security zone' for one year
ANF/English - 2017-01-14 12:23
The Turkish state continues to declare numerous territories as so-called security zones across North Kurdistan amid ongoing military and political operations against the Kurds. ...

Turkey to withdraw troops in Iraq when PKK pulls out from Sinjar: KDP MP
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
BAGHDAD,— Turkish troops deployed in northern Iraq will remain in the country as long as the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) remain in Sinjar as a “threat” to Ankara, a Kurdish member of the Iraqi Parliament, Shakhawan Abdullah, said. Abdullah who is also ...

Turkish parliament approves key articles of constitutional reform
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
ANKARA,— Turkey’s parliament approved key articles of a constitutional reform overnight which would allow the president to be a member of a political party and issue decrees, bringing a step closer the executive presidency sought by Tayyip Erdogan. The ru ...

Turkish occupation army kills 17 civilians in al-Bab
ANHA - 2017-01-14 11:07
NEWS DESK- 17 people have lost their lives and more than 20 others were injured due to the Turkish occupation army bombardment on al-Bab during the past 2 days. Local sources told our agency that the continuous Turkish shelling on al-Bab left 17 civilians ...

Two Turkish soldiers killed, two others wounded in Bitlis countryside
ANF/English - 2017-01-14 09:47
Two Turkish soldiers were killed and two others were wounded in Bitlis countryside. The soldiers are reported to be from Gendarme Special Forces (JÖH). ...

Russia, Turkey, Iran hold talks in Moscow on Syria
KurdPress - 2017-01-14 08:51
Russian, Turkish and Iranian diplomats held consultations in Moscow to discuss the preparations for the intra-Syrian talks in Astana, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement. ...

All terrorist groups in region are Turkey, Iran common enemy: Rouhani
KurdPress - 2017-01-14 08:51
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated in a phone call with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan that all terrorist groups in the region are the common enemies of the two states. ...

Two Turkish soldiers killed in operation against PKK
KurdPress - 2017-01-14 08:51
Two Turkish soldiers were killed early on Jan. 14 in an operation conducted by the country’s security forces in eastern province of Bitlis, according to Bitlis governor's office. ...

United Syria impossible with Assad in power, says Turkey
ARA News - 2017-01-13 23:34
ARA News Ankara – The Turkish government believes the a united Syria is impossible with President Bashar al-Assad in power, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesperson said on Friday. “Our position on Assad is clear. We don’t believe that a united, peac ...

Turkish court arrests two Uighurs in relation to Istanbul nightclub attack
Reuters - 2017-01-13 21:53
ANKARA (Reuters) - Two Chinese nationals of Uighur origin were arrested on Friday for suspected links to the mass shooting in an Istanbul night club on New Year's Eve, state-run Anadolu agency said. ...

Turkey, US take Syrian Kurdish battle to Twittersphere / Amberin Zaman
KurdPress - 2017-01-13 21:44
In a blistering Jan. 11 editorial in the Washington Post, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu didn’t mince words: “Turkey has been expected to endure the morally bankrupt cooperation between our strategic ally and the YPG/PYD. As the PKK is ever em ...

YPG: Turkish army targeted our positions
ANHA - 2017-01-13 21:22
NEWS DESK – The People’s Protection Units (YPG) press center has published a statement in relation to the recent Turkish attacks on YPG positions in the territory of Northern Syria. In the statement, the YPG stated: “In the scope of the continuing attacks ...

Turkey court sentences pro-Kurdish lawmaker to 56 months in prison
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-13 18:42
An archive picture of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Nursel Aydogan speaking at the Turkish Parliament. (Photo: DHA) ...

Turkey builds wall with Syrian Kurdistan
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-13 18:42
Construction machines put concrete blocks of four-meter height and two-meter width in place as Turkish armored military vehicles provided security on the border with the town of Tel Abyad, Jan. 13, 2016. (Photo: Anadolu agency) ...

Can Turkey Stop PKK Expansion? What Barzani Can Do for Ankara?
Kurdishpolicy - 2017-01-13 17:04
After three decades of arms struggle and bloodshed, the Turkish Government should realize that the only way to deal with PKK is to make peace with it. Otherwise, the PKK continue to grow not only in Turkey, but it may become one of the decisive partners i ...

Is Turkey wiping out Kurdish institutions during lengthy state of emergency? / Mahmut Bozarslan
KurdPress - 2017-01-13 13:42
On Jan. 7, the Turkish government issued three more state of emergency decrees, dismissed thousands more civil servants and closed 83 more nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). ...

Turkey slams US army for backing SDF
KurdPress - 2017-01-13 13:42
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman lashed out at the US military on Thursday after it re-tweeted a statement by a Kurdish-dominated alliance that Washington backs in Syria saying it had no links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighting th ...

New inquiry request on the Paris murders: Turkey gave the order
ANF/English - 2017-01-13 13:36
Antoine Comte, lawyer for the families of the three Kurdish revolutionary women murder in Paris, said: “Ömer Güney’s death benefits all parties except us. It serves the interests of the Turkish and French states, but not ours.” ...

Euphrates Shield: Fiasco, resignation and trading the dead!
ANF/English - 2017-01-13 12:42
The Turkish state has been defeated in the Euphrates Shield Operation and they are hiding their losses. They are losing their weapons to ISIS gangs. 50 Turkish army officers, sergeants and specialist personnel resigned in the last 15 days. ...

New inquiry request on the Paris massacre: Turkey gave the order!
ANF/English - 2017-01-13 12:42
Antoine Comte, lawyer for the families of the three Kurdish revolutionary women murder in Paris, said: “Ömer Güney’s death benefits all parties except us. It serves the interests of the Turkish and French states, but not ours.” ...

Turkish army officers and diplomats seek refuge in Norway
ANF/English - 2017-01-13 11:34
Some Turkish army officers at NATO and diplomats sought refuge in Norway after the coup attempt in Turkey of July 15, 2016. ...

16 detained as police raid the municipality and houses in Muradiye
ANF/English - 2017-01-13 10:10
Turkish police forces raided many houses and the municipality building in Van’s Muradiye district, and detained 16 people. ...

“We don't want dictator Erdoğan in Geneva” demo in front of the UN
ANF/English - 2017-01-12 17:51
Organizations from Switzerland, Turkey and Kurdistan gathered in front of the UN building and protested Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan, saying “We don't want a dictator in Geneva”. ...

"The Turkish state has no right to decide where the PKK will be"
ANF/English - 2017-01-12 16:48
Tevgera Azadi Co-chair Mihemed Abdullah stated that the Turkish state has no right or responsibility to push the PKK out of Shengal. ...

Ministry rejects PACE Co-rapporteurs' request to visit HDP Co-chairs
ANF/English - 2017-01-12 14:40
The Turkish Ministry of Justice has rejected the Co-rapporteurs of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)’s request to visit HDP's jailed Co-chairs Figen Yüksekdağ and Selahattin Demirtaş. ...

Turkey's Erdogan says Syrian Kurdish militia links to PKK undeniable
Daily Mail - 2017-01-12 13:59
ANKARA, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday nobody had the right to claim that the Syrian Kurdish YPG has no links with Kurd... ...

More than 40 missiles targeted al-Bab
ANHA - 2017-01-12 12:49
MANBIJ– The Turkish occupation army bombarded About 40 missiles on al-Bab city. Local sources of our agency in al-Bab stated that al Bab city is witnessing a fierce bombardment by the Turkish occupation army since yesterday evening at 11:55 until now, and ...

Between Turkısh states and ISIS Meeting in Tebqa
ANHA - 2017-01-12 12:49
NEWS DESK – Turkish state which launches itself as fighting against Daesh gangs, had a meeting with the gangs in Tabqa. It was reported that Turkish state promised to give support against advancing SDF fighters. Turkish state began invading Shahba region ...

Erdogan spokesman slams U.S. military for backing Syrian Kurdish militia
Reuters - 2017-01-12 08:34
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman lashed out at the U.S. military on Thursday after it re-tweeted a statement by a Kurdish-dominated alliance it backs in Syria saying it had no links to Kurdish militants fighting the Turkis ...

Erdogan spokesman slams U.S. military for backing Syrian Kurdish militia
Daily Mail - 2017-01-12 08:26
ISTANBUL, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman lashed out at the U.S. military on Thursday after it re-tweeted a statement by a Ku... ...

Turkish court rules in favor of Kurdish troubadour Şivan Perwer
Rûdaw - 2017-01-12 07:58
The court awarded copyright damages to the singer ...

Turkish border guards kill more civilians near Syrian border
ARA News - 2017-01-12 00:38
ARA News Hasakah – At least two civilians were killed and several others were injured on Wednesday when Turkey’s border police opened fire on a group of Syrians near the town of Sere Kaniye in Hasakah Governorate. Local sources reported that the unfortuna ...

Kurdish politician: Turkey seeking to fight Kurds with Kurds
Rojikurd - 2017-01-12 00:01
Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish prominent politician Dr. Mahmoud Othman believes the Saturday visit of Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to Iraq’s Kurdistan Region and meeting the high-level official of the region is to fight Kurds with Kurds. Othm ...

Turkish helicopters bomb the rural areas of Syrian Kurdistan: YPG
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Three Turkish military helicopters have entered Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) airspace and bombarded the rural areas of the Kurdish region. The Syrian Kurdish YPG (People’s Defense Units) Press Office said in a statement the Turki ...

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP lawmaker Leyla Birlik released from prison
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
SIRNAK, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— A lawmaker from Turkey’s Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) arrested earlier in the province of Sirnak in Turkish Kurdistan was released Wednesday, according to judicial sources, Anadolu Agency reported. HDP Sirnak D ...

Turkey paying price for U.S. alliance with Syrian Kurds: defense minister
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
ANKARA,— Turkey and the region are paying the price for the United States choosing the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia as a partner in the fight against Islamic State, Turkish Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday. Speaking to broadcaster Haberturk, Isik ...

PKK accuses Turkey of provoking tensions between Kurdistan, Baghdad
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The political wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK, Communities in Kurdistan (KCK), accused the Turkish government on Monday of provoking tensions between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Region, saying the group’s pre ...

Turkey destroys Roboski massacre memorial in Diyarbakir
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Turkish police destroyed the Roboski memorial in the main Kurdish city of Diyarbakir (Amed), which had been erected 4 years ago in order to commemorate the Kurdish victims of Roboski massacre. Turkish police offi ...

Kurdish politician: Turkey seeking to fight Kurds with Kurds
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish prominent politician Dr. Mahmoud Othman believes the Saturday visit of Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to Iraq’s Kurdistan Region and meeting the high-level official of the region is to fight Kurds with ...

Turkey’s parliament approves constitutional change
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
ANKARA,— The Turkish parliament voted on Tuesday to press on with debate about a constitutional reform package that would expand the powers of President Tayyip Erdogan, taking another step on the path towards an executive presidency. Erdogan and his suppo ...

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP party to boycott constitutional reform vote
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
ANKARA,— Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party to boycott a parliamentary vote on a controversial new draft constitution aimed at giving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greater powers, in protest over the arrest of its MPs. The Turkish parliament voted on Tuesday to ...

Turkey says to discuss troops withdrawal with Iraq after Mosul operation: minister
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
ANKARA,— Turkish troops’ withdrawal from a base near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul will be discussed with Baghdad after the area is completely rid of Islamic State (IS) group, Turkey’s defense minister said Wednesday. “The main aim of the Bashiqa camp ...

Kurdistan Falcons TAK group claims responsibility for Turkey’s Izmir attack
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK) group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a car bomb and gun attack that left two people dead near the courthouse in the Turkish city of Izmir this month, a report said. TA ...

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