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Abdullah Ocalan lawyers again request to meet with her in the Bursa court,

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-11 09:32
Following the report to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, lawyers from Abdullah Ocalan, a well-known figure and one of the leaders of the Kurdistan nationality who were imprisoned in Turkey, once again sought permission from the Bursa court to meet ...

Turkey Will Not Close Borders with Kurdistan: Envoy

BAS News - 2017-08-10 23:34
ERBIL — A Turkish official denied the rumours about Turkey's intentions to close the border crossing with the Kurdistan Region on Wednesday. Mohammed Akef Inam, the Turkish Consul General in Erbil, who spoke to Kurdistan 24, said that any information reg ...

Najmaldin Karim to SPUTNIK: Kurds may create several independent states

Waar Media - 2017-08-10 13:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurds may end up creating a number of independent states as parts of the nation living in Turkey, Iran and Syria have their own features and identify themselves as distinct people, the governor of an Kurdistan-Iraqi governorate said. The gove ...

Suleiman Shah mercenaries’ inhuman acts continue in al-Bab

ANHA - 2017-08-10 13:05
The so-called Turkey-backed Suleiman Shah Division’s mercenaries in the occupied al-Bab area in al-Shahba canton have kidnapped, raped a pregnant woman and threw her then at olive fields, the woman is now suffering from tragic psychological and physical d ...

Five Turkish soldiers killed in PKK attack

KurdPress - 2017-08-09 13:08
Five Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack by the forces of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on a military base in Turkey southeastern province of Hakkari. ...

Iran-Turkey-Russia kick off Syria talks in Tehran

KurdPress - 2017-08-09 10:22
Representatives from Iran, Russia and Turkey - guarantor powers in the Astana talks - kicked off the sixth round of a high-level trilateral meeting in Tehran, in a bid to reach a consensus on de-escalation zones in Syria, on Aug. 8. ...

Turkey agrees to German lawmaker visit to troops, says Berlin

Waar Media - 2017-08-08 14:59
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey has agreed to let German lawmakers visit soldiers serving at an air base in Turkey next month as part of a NATO trip, a letter from the German foreign minister showed on Tuesday, after Ankara refused a visit there in July. A row over a ...

Turkey agrees to German lawmaker visit to troops, says Berlin

Reuters - 2017-08-08 13:33
BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkey has agreed to let German lawmakers visit soldiers serving at an air base in Turkey next month as part of a NATO trip, a letter from the German foreign minister showed on Tuesday, after Ankara refused a visit there in July. ...

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Bodrum, Turkey

Waar Media - 2017-08-08 12:51
WAAR-DUHOK: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 shook southwestern Turkey near the Aegean coastal town of Bodrum on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was not immediately clear whether anyone was injured. The quake struck some 15 kilometers ( ...

Turkey bombs Tel Abyad border gate in northern Syria

KurdPress - 2017-08-08 09:07
Turkish army forces bombed the border gate of Tel Abyad in northern Syria with heavy weapons, officials of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Monday, ARA News reported. ...

Germany abetting terrorists: Erdogan

KurdPress - 2017-08-08 09:07
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused Germany of assisting terrorists by failing to respond to Turkey’s requests to hand over suspects wanted by Ankara. ...

Turkey tortures villagers under custody, report says

KurdPress - 2017-08-08 09:07
Thirty-six villagers who were detained as part of an operation by Turkish security forces against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in a village in Hakkari’s Semdinli province were allegedly tortured in police custody, the Cumhuriyet daily reported on Mo ...

After military shake-up, Erdogan says Turkey to tackle Kurds in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-08-07 19:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Days after a reshuffle of Turkey’s top military commanders, President Tayyip Erdogan has revived warnings of military action against Kurdish fighters in Syria that could set back the U.S.-led battle against Islamic State. Kurdish militia are ...

Is Erdogan’s Turkey after nuclear weapons? / Abdullah Bozkurt

KurdPress - 2017-08-07 12:47
Considering the fact Turkey under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been emulating the Iranian model for some time, from investing in proxy groups for leverage and regime change to exporting the ruling party’s Islamist ideology overseas, one should not b ...

Turkey is building another wall, cannons set at Rajo borders

ANHA - 2017-08-07 11:05
The Turkish occupation army is building another wall between Rojava and Bakur Kurdistan territories near Sorkê village and Adama village plain in Rajo district in Afrin canton, in coincidence with digging and setting cannons behind soil barriers on the bo ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Kurdistan not recognized state

Washington Times - 2017-08-07 10:40
A recent Washington Times special section includes a distorted map of the region straddling the borders of Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria. The map features a transnational region depicted as so-called "Kurdistan," which does not exist and thus constitutes ...

Turkey Arrests Three Iraqis Affiliated to IS

BAS News - 2017-08-06 23:55
ERBIL — Three Iraqi men were arrested by the Turkish authorities on suspicion of being affiliated to the so-called Islamic State (IS), a Turkish security source said on Sunday. According to the source, who spoke to Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymit ...

Turkey deploys more artillery to Rojava border

Waar Media - 2017-08-06 17:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey deployed more artillery to its Rojava-Syrian border early Saturday morning, according to the state-run news agency. A military convoy of six long vehicles loaded with armored carriers was sent to the border town of Kilis in an effort t ...

Lavrov: Russia, Turkey, Iran to meet in Tehran on August 8-9

Waar Media - 2017-08-06 17:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Representatives of Russia, Turkey and Iran will meet in Tehran on August 8-9 to discuss the strengthening of de-escalation zones in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Sunday. “With the Turkish counterpart [Turkish Foreign M ...

Iraqi North Oil Company Resumes Oil Exports to Ceyhan

BAS News - 2017-08-06 16:02
ERBIL — The state-run North Oil Company (NOC) resumed exporting Kikruk’s oil to Turkey’s Ceyhan port after it was halted earlier today by the Iraqi central government’s decision. Fuad Hussein, a member of the committee for oil and energy affairs in Kirku ...

Iraqi Oil Ministry Halts Kirkuk's Oil Exports to Ceyhan Port

BAS News - 2017-08-06 15:10
ERBIL — The state-run North Oil Company (NOC) was ordered on Sunday by the Iraqi central government to halt its oil exports to Turkey's Ceyhan port. Fuad Hussein, a member of the committee for oil and energy affairs in Kirkuk provincial council, told Kur ...

PYD youths: Turkey has already tested our patience

ANHA - 2017-08-06 14:35
Hundreds of Afrin canton youths have denounced the Turkish occupation army and mercenaries' attacks on Afrin and al-Shahba areas, the youths also denounced the isolation imposed on the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocalan saying " you have already tested ...

An independent Kurdistan? / Louis A. Delvoie

KurdPress - 2017-08-06 11:23
The Kurds are often described as the world's largest ethnic group without a country of its own. The description is essentially accurate. Numbering more than 22 million, the Kurds live as minorities in four countries: Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria. As such, ...

Iran, Russia, Turkey plan stabilizing Syria: Deputy FM

KurdPress - 2017-08-06 11:23
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov said creating safe zones in Syria will 'reduce tensions' and 'curb terrorist activities'. ...
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