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Turkish ruling party unfavorable to Kurdish statehood

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
The President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Masoud Barzani (left) with the Turkish Prime Minister and AKP leader Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara, Turkey, December 09, 2015. (Reuters) ...

The Kurdish Exodus: 25th Anniversary

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
A photo of Kurdish exodus in 1991 when thousands of people left their homes and climbed the mountains near Iranian and Turkish borders. ...

PKK and Turkey obliged to ceasefire

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
Osman Baydemir is a Kurdish member of Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in the Turkish Parliament. He is also a lawyer and human rights activist in Turkey. Previously, he was the mayor of Diyarbakir. As a human rights activist and as a politician, Osman Bay ...

‘EU, US compromise with Turkey on human values’

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
The Turkish government, European Union (EU) and the United States (US) are not serious about working for peace and democracy in Turkey nor in tackling the Kurdish question in the Middle East, Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition co-leader told Kurdistan24 on T ...

Turkey's Erdogan enraged over US warrant for his bodyguards

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures a "Rabia sign" inspired by Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood organization during a Ramadan dinner in the presidential palace, Ankara, Turkey, June 15, 2015. (Photo: AA) ...

Kurdish team shakes Turkish Cup tournament

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Amedspor players celebrate after German-Kurdish forward Deniz Naki scored the team's second goal in the 65 minute, January 31, 2015 (DHA) ...

Turkish opposition excludes Demirtas from 'justice march'

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Leader of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) Kemal Kilicdaroglu (left) sits with the now imprisoned Co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas in an Ankara meeting, Oct 15, 2015. (Photo: DHA) ...

US Representatives urge weapons block to Turkey over DC assault

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's entourage seen kicking a man lying on the ground as Washington police try to engage with other assailants, Washington, DC, United States, May 16, 2017. (Source: VOA) ...

Families of Turkish soldiers held by PKK demand release

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Families of 13 Turkish soldiers held by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) went to the Kurdish city of Diyarbakir and called for their sons' release at a press conference on Thursday. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Turkey targets ad-Darbasiyah FM again

ANHA - 2017-06-25 15:32
The Turkish state has targeted for the second time Rojava radio stations interrupting the broadcast of the radio station for hours a day. ...

Turkish Soldier Killed in PKK Attack

BAS News - 2017-06-24 21:21
ERBIL — One Turkish soldier was killed on Saturday after being hit by a Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)-planted IED in the east of the country. At least two other troops were wounded in the same attack, but the third succumbed to his injuries after he was ...

Turkey won’t allow establishment of a state in northern Syria: Erdogan

KurdPress - 2017-06-24 12:37
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey will “never” allow the establishment of a state in northern Syria, criticizing the United States for cooperating with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG ...

Amnesty International Public Statement

Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu - 2017-06-24 00:29
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Public Statement AI Index: EUR 71/001/2007 (Public) News Service No: 061 28 March 2007 Czech Republic: Fair trial concerns in the case of Yekta UzunogluAmnesty International has received reports that Yekta Uzunoglu, a Turkish citizen ...

KAREL SCHWARZENBERG : Turkish attacks on Kurds is an act of betrayal.

Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu - 2017-06-24 00:29
In a defiant manner, the Turkish President Erdogan is abusing the war against the Islamic state to attack the Kurds. For purely internal political reasons, his agenda is to strengthen his domestic position. President Erdogan’s double-edged war against the ...

Police Violence Against The Kurds In Czech Republic

Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu - 2017-06-24 00:29
– ANALOGIES – – Dr Yekta Uzunoglu (also known by his Kurdish name Yekta Geylanî) was cowardly attacked on 8. 9. 1994 in his office by an armed Turkish citizen. The attacker at that time resided in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, Czechoslovak Federati ...

Zilhan, Nimrod’s Daughter

Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu - 2017-06-24 00:29
Sitting on a carpet near the catapult columns we were amazed more than ever, more than with any other legend or tale Mom told us with her sweet voice full of love. In my native town Farqin (Silvan in Turkish) my Mom’s name was Zilhan (Zeliha in Turkish). ...

Two Turkish Soldiers Killed in Clash with PKK

BAS News - 2017-06-23 03:57
ERBIL — Two Turkish soldiers were killed on Thursday during military confrontations with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the east of the country, Turkish General Staff said. “The soldiers were initially hospitalized after the attack in Tatvan on th ...

US Assures Turkey of Taking Back Arms from Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2017-06-23 03:57
ERBIL — Defense Secretary James Mattis has reported ensured his Turkish counterpart that all the weapons Washington has sent to the Syrian Kurds will be taken back once the war on Islamic State (IS) is concluded. According to a Turkish translation of the ...

US tells Turkey it will take back weapons from Kurdish YPG forces

Waar Media - 2017-06-22 14:20
WAAR-DUHOK: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told his Turkish counterpart that weapons provided to the Kurdish YPG (People’s Protection Units) in Syria would be taken back once Islamic State was defeated, Turkish defence ministry sources said on Thursday. ...

Turkey sends military reinforcements into Syria

KurdPress - 2017-06-22 10:11
The Turkish authorities on Wednesday sent new military reinforcements into northern Syria, including troops, vehicles and equipment, local sources reported. ...

Turkey sets 50 hectares of wheat, barley on fire in Rojava

ANHA - 2017-06-20 17:17
DÊRIK- Turkish occupation army has set fire to 50 hectares of wheat and barley fields in Rojava lands. Turkish occupation army has set fire to more than 50 hectares of wheat and barley fields belonging to Ain Diwar village, Dêrik people align to the Rojav ...

Severe clashes between PKK and Turkish army in eastern city of Hakkari

Kom News - 2017-06-20 13:00
At least one Turkish soldier has been killed and six wounded in an attack on a military convoy in eastern Turkey carried out by the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) militants, local media reported Tuesday citing a source in the Turkish General Staff. The m ...

PKK Missile Attack Kills 1 Turkish Soldier, Injures 6

BAS News - 2017-06-20 03:54
ERBIL — One Turkish soldier was killed on Monday in a missile attack carried out by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the east of the country, Turkish General Staff said. The Kurdish fighters used rocket launchers and long-barreled weapons to attack ...

Turkey Bombs PKK Positions in Kurdistan, Claims Killing Several

BAS News - 2017-06-20 03:15
ERBIL — During multiple airstrikes against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey and Kurdistan Region, at least nine Kurdish guerrillas were killed, claimed the Turkish army. The strikes in the Kurdistan Region’s Zap and Gara areas killed two PKK ...

Turkish Court Sentences Two Iraqi Nationals to Jail for Helping IS

BAS News - 2017-06-19 22:16
SOFIA — Turkish court handed down a 15-month jail sentence to two Iraqi nationals for having links to the so-called Islamic State (IS), a police source said on Monday. According to the source, who spoke to Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity, the tw ...

Turkish Military: PYD Attacks Civilians in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-19 20:25
Two people have been killed ERBIL— Turkish military on Monday issued a statement accusing the guerrillas of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) of killing two civilians and wounding seven more in Syria. According to the statement, the PYD forces she ...

Turkish occupation intensify shelling on Afrin villages

ANHA - 2017-06-19 17:24
AFRIN- Turkish occupation mercenaries have intensified their shelling on Afrin canton villages using heavy weaponry, People Protection Units and Women Protection Units (YPG and YPJ), in turn, responded to the shelling source. ANHA reporter noted that Turk ...

Turkey bombards Tal Madiq village

ANHA - 2017-06-18 16:42
AL-SHAHBA- The Turkish mercenary gangs launched an attack on Tal Madiq village in al-Shahba areas using heavy weapons, and Jaish al-Thuwar (Rebels’ Army) responded. Our reporters in al-Shahba areas stated that the Turkish occupation mercenaries who are st ...

500 poisoning cases among Turkish soldiers

ANHA - 2017-06-18 16:42
NEWS DESK- 500 Turkish soldiers in a military base in Manisa city west of Turkey were poisoned in the result of eating Iftar meal. Turkish media outlets quoted from Manisa city’s Wali saying that the 500 soldiers who have been poisoned in the result of ea ...

Turkey Claims Killing 17 PKK Members in Turkey and Iraq

BAS News - 2017-06-18 15:12
ERBIL — At least 17 members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were killed on Saturday in military operations in northern Kurdistan Region, and eastern and southeastern provinces of Turkey, Turkish military claimed. According to a statement issued by ...

Putin says Erdogan kept silent about US link to Turkey coup attempt

Waar Media - 2017-06-18 13:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with US director Oliver Stone that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had not informed him about suspicions that the United States participated in preparation of a coup attempt in Turk ...

Three Turkish Soldiers Killed by PKK, Several More Injured

BAS News - 2017-06-17 22:09
ERBIL — At least three Turkish soldiers were killed on Saturday in attacks carried out by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) guerrillas in the east and southeast of the country. The first attack was conducted via a roadside bomb which targeted a passing secu ...

Turkey Claims Killing Two PKK Guerrillas

BAS News - 2017-06-17 22:09
ERBIL — Turkish army has claimed the killing of two guerrillas of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Saturday in the Kurdistan Region, whereas two Turkish troops were also injured. Country’s General Staff said in a statement that attack drones were us ...

Turkey Imposes Curfew on 39 Diyarbakir Villages

BAS News - 2017-06-17 21:51
ERBIL — Turkish local authorities have placed dozens of Kurdish villages in Diyarbakir province under curfew for a new phase of military operations. According to an official statement by Diyarbakir Governorate, 39 villages of the province are included in ...

Turkish mercenaries shell al-Shahba liberated villages

ANHA - 2017-06-17 15:12
AL-SHAHBA- Turkish occupation army are shelling the liberated villages in al-Shahba areas with heavy weapons. Hawar news agency in al-Shahba areas said that Turkish occupation army mercenaries are shelling Samouqa, Tel Madiq, Tel Jijan, Harbal villages an ...

Turkish troops cross the border into Iraqi Kurdistan

Kom News - 2017-06-17 13:54
Turkish troops moving in Cukurca district of Hakkari in southeastern Turkey crossed the border into Iraqi Kurdistan on the night between Friday and Saturday, ANF reported. According to the news outlet’s reporters, Turkish fighter jets began to carry out ...

U.S., Turkey ties will get tougher: historian

KurdPress - 2017-06-17 13:30
An American historian and author believes that the U.S. move to issue arrest warrants for 12 of bodyguards of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over attacking Kurdish protestors outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington last month will make ties betw ...

Turkish jets hit PKK positions in Kurdistan Region

KurdPress - 2017-06-17 13:30
Turkish fighter jets carried out airstrikes overnight Friday against the alleged positions belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in border areas between Kurdistan Region and Turkey. ...

Reports say Turkish army crosses Kurdistan Region’s border

KurdPress - 2017-06-17 13:30
The Turkish army engaged in fierce clashes on Friday, June 16, with fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) after a Turkish incursion into Kurdistan territory from the areas of Julamerg and Cukurca. ...

Syria’s Kurds get 50 trucks of US armored vehicles, munitions

KurdPress - 2017-06-17 06:39
In line with attempts to supply the Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) with ammunition to fight the Islamic State terrorist group, the U.S. delivered 50 truckloads on Friday alone to the forces, Turkish media said. ...

Turkish Jets Strike PKK Positions on Kurdistan-Turkey Border

BAS News - 2017-06-17 00:09
ERBIL — Turkish fighter jets carried out airstrikes overnight Friday against the positions belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in border areas between Kurdistan Region and Turkey. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the airstrik ...

Erdoğan slams US decision to charge his bodyguards for Washington brawl

Waar Media - 2017-06-16 16:21
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan slammed a recent decision by US authorities to announce criminal charges against 12 members of Erdoğan’s security detail for attacking protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence on May 16. Spe ...

Turkish opposition lawmaker gets 25-year sentence in espionage case

Waar Media - 2017-06-15 21:26
WAAR-DUHOK: A Turkish court on Wednesday sentenced a lawmaker from the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) to 25 years in prison on spying charges, a move his party saw as an attempt to intimidate. Enis Berberoglu, the first CHP lawmaker to be han ...

Curfew announced in Amad’s 25 villages

ANHA - 2017-06-15 17:02
NEWS DESK- The Turkish state’s center in Amad city stated that they will carry out a military operation in the area, and it proclaimed a curfew in 25 villages. The villages are: ” Herta, Seyrek, Kokan, Şêx Buba, Eskar, Gomak, Gagvas, Kuye, Arkatin, Tiyax, ...

Turkey prevents harvesters from working in border areas

ANHA - 2017-06-15 17:02
The Turkish state's provocations have prolonged at the border of Berav in Dêrik the combine harvests that are working in the area to harvest the crops that delayed harvesting while others were obliged to harvest their crops which are still immature fearin ...

Attack on Afrin foiled, attacks on al-Shahba repelled

ANHA - 2017-06-15 17:02
People Protection Unit and Women Protection Unit (YPG, YPJ) foiled an attack launched by the mercenaries of Jabhet al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham on Afrin canton, as well as the fighters of Jaish al-Thuwar (Rebels' Army) repelled the Turkish attack on al-Shah ...

Turkish FM ends Gulf tour without visiting Saudi Arabia

Waar Media - 2017-06-15 16:57
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has returned from a tour of Gulf countries without visiting Saudi Arabia although he said diplomats were working on the possibility of a visit to Riyadh, Hürriyet daily reported on Thursday. Accompani ...

HPG: 23 Turkish soldiers killed in Şemdinli and Çukurca

Waar Media - 2017-06-15 10:57
WAAR-DUHOK: HPG (People’s Protection Units) Press Office announced the outcome of the action carried out against the Turkish army forces on June 12 in Hakkari’s Şemdinli district. The HPG statement said “at least 20 soldiers died in the action carried ou ...

YPG respond to attacks, 28 mercenaries killed

ANHA - 2017-06-15 00:13
28 mercenaries at least were killed in a military operation carried out by People Protection Unit (YPG) as a respond to the Turkish state's mercenaries' attacks on Afrin canton. ...

Kurdish Documentary Hits Hollywood, Wins Audience Award

The Kurdish Project - 2017-06-14 22:32
The following article was originally published in Kurdistan24. LOS ANGELES, United States (Kurdistan24) – An illuminating documentary that follows the life of a Kurdish family from Kobani into the refugee camps on Syrian-Turkish border won the audience a ...

Turkish Army Claims Killing 21 PKK Members in Turkey and Iraq

BAS News - 2017-06-13 23:13
ERBIL – Twenty-one members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were killed in an "anti-terror operation" carried out since Monday, in the areas of southeastern and eastern Turkey and northern Iraq, the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) said in a statement. Ac ...

Quake in Aegean shakes buildings in Greece and Turkey

Waar Media - 2017-06-13 11:07
WAAR-DUHOK: A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the western coast of Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday, rattling buildings from the Aegean Turkish province of Izmir to Greece’s capital of Athens. The epicenter of the quake was about ...

Fighting breaks out amongst Syrian rebels in city of al Bab

Reuters - 2017-06-12 03:07
AMMAN (Reuters) - Turkish-backed rebels fought each other on Sunday in the Syrian town of al Bab in the first bout of rebel fighting since they seized the town this year from Islamic State militants, rebels and witnesses said. ...

Turkish Scholar Ismail Besikci: Kurdistan’s Statehood a De Facto

BAS News - 2017-06-10 21:53
ERBIL — Well-known Turkish scholar Ismail Besikci expressed on Saturday his delight in Kurdistan Region’s decision to run an independence referendum in September, saying that the Kurdish statehood has become de facto. In a statement made to Kurdistan24, ...

Trump calls on Qatar to stop funding terrorism

Reuters - 2017-06-10 01:53
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday called on Qatar to stop funding terrorism as his state department urged Arab states to ease their blockade on the country and calm tensions that intensified with a Turkish offer to send military ...

Kurdistan Region Independence Not a Threat to Turkey: AK Party's MP

BAS News - 2017-06-09 17:58
ERBIL — The independence of the Kurdistan Region from Iraq will not constitute a threat to Turkey therefore Turkey has no objection to the move, said a Justice and Development (AK Party) member of the Turkish parliament. Galip Ensarioğlu, AK Party’s MP f ...

Kurdish independence referendum is ‘grave mistake,’ Turkey says

KurdPress - 2017-06-09 11:34
The Turkish Foreign Ministry on June 9 called a decision by the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) to hold an independence referendum a “grave mistake," saying that Iraq's territorial integrity and political unity was a fundamental principle for Anka ...

Turkish Court Sentences Pro-Kurdish MP to 20 Months Imprisonment

BAS News - 2017-06-09 00:10
ERBIL — A Turkish issued on Thursday a 20-month imprisonment sentence to pro-Kurdish former lawmaker Nursel Aydogan. She is charged with “spreading propaganda for a terrorist organization”. Aydogan was serving as Diyarbakir’s representative at the Turkis ...

Turkish parliament approves bill to deploy troops in Qatar

Waar Media - 2017-06-08 11:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s parliament on Wednesday approved a draft bill allowing its troops to be deployed to a Turkish military base in Qatar, an apparent move to support the Gulf Arab country when it faces diplomatic and trade isolation from some of the big ...

Ocalan lawyers: what is happening in İmralı, not less than execution

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-06-08 09:55
According to reports Kurdistan Human Rights Association Razan Sarija attorneys Abdullah Ocalan said in an interview that the Turkish government through massive prison siege imposed İmralı is the slow death of the client. Kurdish movement’s leaders Abdulla ...
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