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Turkey teacher reports students to police for listening to Kurdish music
Kurdistan24 - 2017-02-21 16:58

Intensification of state violence in the Kurdish provinces of Turkey | Red Pepper
Redpepper - 2017-02-21 16:58

Turkey sees new U.S. administration more understanding on Gulen
NRT - 2017-02-21 16:49

Turkey strips pro-Kurdish opposition leader of MP status - official - Channel NewsAsia
Channelnewsasia - 2017-02-21 16:26

Whereabouts of jailed pro-Kurdish deputy Encü still unknown: lawyers | Turkey Purge
Turkeypurge - 2017-02-21 16:26

Turkey dismisses 277 judges, prosecutors over Gulen links
KurdPress - 2017-02-21 12:27
Turkey’s highest judicial regulatory body dismissed 227 judges and prosecutors on Feb. 20 over their alleged links to U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported. ...

Kurds urge Russia’s support to federalization for Syria
KurdPress - 2017-02-21 12:27
Kurds from Syria, Iraq and Turkey made a joint declaration during the Kurdish National Conference held in Moscow, Russia on Friday and urged Russia to support federalization of Syria and to protect the status of northern Kurdish-majority Syrian region, wh ...

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition appeals to European court over detentions – EurActiv.com
Euractiv - 2017-02-21 11:32

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. ...

Turkey wants to see FSA replace SDF in Raqqa battle
Rûdaw - 2017-02-21 10:54
'There will be an al-Bab-style fight in Raqqa,' said Turkey's PM ...

Kurdish Islamic figures urge Turkey to end military campaign against Kurds
NRT - 2017-02-21 10:17

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. ...

Turkey to purchase S-400 Missile Systems from Russia
KurdPress - 2017-02-21 08:51
Russia and Turkey are currently negotiating a deal concerning purchases of S-400 Triumf missile systems, Rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov said Monday. ...

Iran summons Turkish envoy over president, PM remarks
KurdPress - 2017-02-21 08:51
Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned Turkey’s ambassador to Tehran demanding an explanation for recent provocative comments made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Bahrain and Germany. ...

Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition appeals to European court over detentions
Kurdish Question - 2017-02-21 02:52
Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition appeals to European court over detentions ...

Return to Kurdish peace process in Turkey unlikely: Experts
Kurdish Question - 2017-02-21 02:52
Return to Kurdish peace process in Turkey unlikely: Experts ...

Iranian military forces shot gunfire, and killed four people and wounded another one in Salmas
Rojikurd - 2017-02-21 00:00
Four backpack carrier were killed and another wounded due to a gunfire shot by the Iranian armed forces. Mirovayeti stated that on Sunday Feb 10th 2017 a group of Kurdish backpack carrier were ambushed in the border region between Salmas and Turkey and th ...

Gov’t seizes Kurdish-run municipality; dismisses 37 kindergarten teachers, personnel | Turkey Purge
Turkeypurge - 2017-02-20 23:57

Turkey detains over 440 people in anti-Islamic State operation
Kurdish Globe - 2017-02-20 23:31

Russia Signs Deal for Syria Bases; Turkey Appears to Accept Assad
Kurdish Globe - 2017-02-20 23:31

Turkey Says it Will Attack Syrian Kurdish Forces at Manbij
Voanews - 2017-02-20 21:27

Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition appeals to European court over detentions - Cyprus Mail
Cyprus Mail - 2017-02-20 19:29

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 ...

Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition appeals to European court over detentions - Channel NewsAsia
Channelnewsasia - 2017-02-20 18:42

Russia, Turkey Negotiating Deal on S-400 Missile Systems Purchase
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 16:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia and Turkey are currently negotiating a deal concerning purchases of S-400 Triumf missile systems, Rostec CEO Sergei Chemezov said Monday. “Turkey is interested in S-400 systems. Talks are underway. The key issue is financing,” he told ...

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 ...

Kurds Urge Russia to Support Federalization for Syria
BAS News - 2017-02-20 12:26
They call for strengthening Russian-Kurdish relations ISTANBUL — Kurds from Syria, Iraq and Turkey made a joint declaration during the Kurdish National Conference held in Moscow, Russia on Friday. They urged Russia to support federalization of Syria and ...

Ahmad Hamo” a safe zone is impossible as Turkey is there”
ANHA - 2017-02-20 11:07
The Co-Chair of al-Bab Council Ahmad Hamo assured that Euphrates Shield mercenaries do not exist within the city of al-Bab as it is being circulated, Hamo added that a safe zone is not possible as long as Turkey exists noting that they have sent many docu ...

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.” ...

Is the PKK behind Turkey's hostility towards Rojava?
Kurdish Question - 2017-02-19 23:39
Is the PKK behind Turkey's hostility towards Rojava? ...

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 ...

Turkey Calls on US to Send Special Forces to Syria
BAS News - 2017-02-19 22:05
Ankara demands US to stop supporting Syrian Kurdish forces LEEDS — Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu proposed on Sunday that the US should send its own Special Forces to Northern Syria to support the moderate opposition forces fighting against t ...

The U.S. should back the Syrian Kurds over Turkey Hawraman Ali
NRT - 2017-02-19 21:39

US pledged support for Turkey in fight against Kurds, defense minister claims
Rûdaw - 2017-02-19 16:41
'you deserve more support for fight against PKK, we will give it' ...

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. ...

The US is listening to Turkey over Syria, says defence minister
Rûdaw - 2017-02-19 13:36
Turkey wants Kurdish forces left out of the Raqqa operation ...

Erdogan Demands from HDP Voters to Say ‘YES’ in Referendum
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 09:23
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday appealed to the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) voters to say yes in an upcoming referendum on a bill that will give him unprecedented powers. The constitutional reform provides ...

Coalition general says SDF forces to take Raqqa from ISIS, not Turkey
Kurdish Question - 2017-02-19 04:02
Coalition general says SDF forces to take Raqqa from ISIS, not Turkey ...

Gov’t appointed mayor asks football club to change pro-Kurdish name | Turkey Purge
Turkeypurge - 2017-02-19 02:22

Report: Turkey sets out Raqqa operation plans to US
Orient News - 2017-02-19 02:00

Turkey Envisions Joint Operation With U.S. to Rid Syria of ISIS
Newsweek - 2017-02-18 23:14
Ankara requests a U.S. ground presence for Raqqa operation, warns Washington not to employ Kurdish militia, Turkish newspaper reports. ...

Asya Abdullah: Turkey has no role in the Raqqa operation
ANHA - 2017-02-18 22:57
NEWS DESK – The PYD co-chair Asya Abdullah said after meetings with Russian and Kurdish officials in Moscow that no stability was possible in the Middle East without the Kurdish question being solved. Asya Abdullah criticized the exclusion of the Rojava K ...

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 ...

Turkey: Car Bomb Attack Kills Two Civilians In Sanliurfa Province
BAS News - 2017-02-18 19:15
LEEDS — A car bomb explosion killed two people including a 10-year-old child and injured at least 18 others in the predominantly Kurdish town of Viransehir in southern Turkey on Friday night. A car bomb attack took the lives of two civilians including a ...

Kurds pledge to fight Turkey to retain Syria's Manbij | Syria News | Al Jazeera
Aljazeera - 2017-02-18 18:10

Blaming Kurdish militants, Turkey rounds-up 26 after deadly car bomb blast | News | DW.COM | 18.02.2017
DW - 2017-02-18 15:55

Top US General Hears Turkey's Complaints About Kurdish Fighters
Voanews - 2017-02-18 14:19

Turkey detains 26 people after car bomb, governor says PKK responsible
NRT - 2017-02-18 14:12

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. ...

26 people detained after Turkey car bomb attack | News OK
Newsok - 2017-02-18 12:22

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. ...

US VP Pence will meet with separately PMs of Iraq and Turkey in Munich
Rûdaw - 2017-02-18 10:02
to reportedly discuss the latest developments in the fight against ISIS in Mosul ...

Will the US leave Syrian Kurdish partners for Turkey? / Murat Yetkin
KurdPress - 2017-02-18 09:33
U.S. Chief of Joint Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford is set to visit Turkey on Feb. 17. Following the Feb. 9 visit of CIA head Michael Pompeo, Dunford is the second high-ranking U.S. official’s visit to Turkey, as part of a Middle Eastern tour. ...

Russia, Turkey, Iran create group to monitor Syria truce
KurdPress - 2017-02-18 09:33
Russia, Iran and Turkey have decided to create a joint group as part of Syria ceasefire monitoring mechanism and tasked themselves with separating terrorist groups from the armed opposition, Sputnik news agency reported. ...

Iran claims championship at Wrestling World Cup 2017
KurdPress - 2017-02-18 09:33
The last of 2017 Wrestling World Cup was held in Kermanshah, western Iran, where Iranian wrestlers defeated the U.S. and claimed championship and Azerbaijan defeated Turkey and won the third place. Photo: Abdullah Moradi ...

British commander: Kurds will take ISIS-held Raqqa, not Turkey
Almasdarnews - 2017-02-18 08:15

Turkey: The Kurdish region since the coup attempt | Green Left Weekly
Greenleft - 2017-02-18 04:55

One killed, 15 wounded in car bomb attack in Turkey’s Sanliurfa
KurdPress - 2017-02-18 01:57
One child was killed and another 15 people were wounded in a car bomb attack staged near lodgings housing of judges and prosecutors in the Viransehir district of the southeastern province of Sanliurfa on Feb. 17, the Sanliurfa Governor has announced. ...

European delegation blocked from visiting Demirtas
Rûdaw - 2017-02-17 22:20
Delegates expressed concern about democracy and rule of law in Turkey ...

Explosion in Sanliurfa, Turkey
Rûdaw - 2017-02-17 22:20
A three-year old child was killed in the blast, the governor stated ...

Turkey explosion: Car bomb kills child in Sanliurfa province
BBC - 2017-02-17 21:08
A three-year-old child died in the explosion, which hit a building housing judges and prosecutors. ...

Majority of Turkey Kurds oppose empowering Erdogan
Kurdistan24 - 2017-02-17 20:49

Turkey court to retry Kurdish footballer Deniz Naki
Kurdistan24 - 2017-02-17 20:49

US Joint Chiefs Chairman in Turkey to Plan Raqqa Assault
BAS News - 2017-02-17 20:36
Ankara insists on excluding Kurds from Raqqa operation ISTANBUL — Joseph Dunford, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Turkey on Friday for discussions about the offensive to retake Raqqa, the Islamic State (IS) stronghold in northern Syr ...

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. ...

Newly-released pro-Kurdish deputy Encü detained in Şırnak | Turkey Purge
Turkeypurge - 2017-02-17 17:24

Europe to uphold refugee agreement with Turkey, says Austrian chancellor
NRT - 2017-02-17 16:40

Turkey intensifies attacks against Kurdish-led forces in Syria
Almasdarnews - 2017-02-17 10:42

ISIS-held al-Bab ’completely surrounded’ - Turkey
Orient News - 2017-02-17 02:06

Differences between Turkey, Russia may affect Astana Syria talks - FSA
Orient News - 2017-02-17 02:06

Turkey Prepares To Abolish Democracy As Pres. Erdogan Continues Crackdown On Academics And Kurds
Westernjournalism - 2017-02-17 00:57

Turkey Urges Mattis To Cut US Support for Syrian Kurds | Military.com
Military - 2017-02-16 21:47

Imprisoned pro-Kurdish MP says being held under tight isolation | Turkey Purge
Turkeypurge - 2017-02-16 20:32

Syrian government delegation says Turkey, rebels aim to disrupt Astana talks
NRT - 2017-02-16 19:38

Astana II: Participants adopts document on trilateral ceasefire group
Waar Media - 2017-02-16 17:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Participants in the Syria talks in Astana II have adopted a document on a joint group of Russia, Turkey and Iran to maintain ceasefire in that country, Head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for the Middle East and North Africa Ser ...

Turkey steps up scrutiny on Muslim migrants from Russia
Reuters - 2017-02-16 17:12
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has increased scrutiny of Russian-speaking Muslim communities in the past few months following a series of attacks blamed on Islamic State, a concrete example of the renewed relationship between the two countries. ...

Turkey says U.S. not insisting on Kurdish role in Raqqa operation
NRT - 2017-02-16 17:09

Iraq stops funding Kurds to appease Turkey | World | The Times & The Sunday Times
Thetimes - 2017-02-16 13:24

Turkey says U.S. not insisting on Kurdish role in Raqqa operation
Reuters - 2017-02-16 13:14
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's defense minister said on Thursday the new U.S. administration has a more flexible approach to Syria and is not insisting on the Kurdish YPG militia being involved in the operation to drive Islamic State from its Raqqa stronghol ...

Low expectations for Astana II, Russia and Turkey on opposite sides
Rûdaw - 2017-02-16 10:47
Turkey has sent lower level officials to the meeting ...

Turkey warns U.S. Defense Secretary about PYD support
NRT - 2017-02-16 10:19

Turkey releases pro-Kurdish lawmaker
Kurdistan24 - 2017-02-16 00:54

IHD: 617 children died in Turkey in 11 months
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-15 23:42

Erdoğan says Turkey may hit US-backed Syrian Kurds to block advance
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-15 23:42

Turkey Unwelcome: Syrian Kurds Ready to Defend Territories Liberated From Daesh
The Kurdish Project - 2017-02-15 21:54
The following article originally appeared in Sputnik International. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Syrian Kurds will not cede their territories, including the city of Manbij, to the control of Turkey and will defend them if Turkey attacks, President of Kobani Canton ...

HDP meets other pro-Kurdish parties over Turkey referendum
Kurdistan24 - 2017-02-15 21:26

Kurdish Islamic party says yes to Turkey’s new constitution
Rûdaw - 2017-02-15 20:51
It has a small support base, compared to the secular pro-Kurdish HDP ...

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 ...

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 ...

Turkey detains 800 over alleged links to Kurdish militants - The Express Tribune
Tribune - 2017-02-15 09:57

European delegation in Diyarbakir to meet Ocalan
KurdPress - 2017-02-15 09:19
A European delegation arrived in Diyarbakir on Tuesday, February 14, is to meet Kurdistan Workers’ Party leader Abdullah Ocalan, who has been imprisoned for 19 years on Imrali Island in Turkey. ...

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. ...

Kazakhstan’s foreign ministry: Astana II delayed one day
Waar Media - 2017-02-15 09:01
WAAR- DUHOK: Talks on the Syrian crisis involving Russia, Iran, and Turkey that were due to start in the Kazakh capital, Astana, on Wednesday have been delayed by one day, Kazakhstan’s foreign ministry said without explaining the reason for the delay. Sy ...

Turkey, Syria share understanding in storming ISIS stronghold, analysts say
NRT - 2017-02-15 07:32

Start of Syria talks in Kazakh capital delayed one day: Kazakhstan foreign ministry
Reuters - 2017-02-15 05:27
ASTANA (Reuters) - Talks on the Syrian crisis involving Russia, Iran, and Turkey that were due to start in the Kazakhstan capital, Astana, on Wednesday had been delayed by one day, Kazakhstan's foreign ministry 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 ...

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