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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 ...

Turkey denies shutting military base in Qatar

KurdPress - 2017-06-24 09:34
Turkey rejected a call from four Arab states on Friday, June 23, to shut down its military base in Qatar, saying the base was a guarantor of security in the Gulf and demands for its closure represented interference in its ties with Doha, Reuters reported. ...

The dirty war of “the Sultan”

Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu - 2017-06-24 00:29
Every terrorist group in the world leaves a unique set of fingerprints. Those 32 youngsters who came there seeking love and friendship between nations was in the interest of no one . They had to die! Democrat or Sultan Ever since 2011, Turkey is in commen ...

Russia ready to deliver gas to South, Southeast Europe through Turkey

Waar Media - 2017-06-23 14:08
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia is ready to supply gas to South and Southeast Europe via Turkey, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday during the telephone conversation with the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “If our partners have a desire, we will be re ...

Turkey and Russia to deploy in Syria’s Idlib: Erdogan spokesman

Waar Media - 2017-06-23 09:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish and Russian personnel will be deployed in Syria’s northern Idlib region as part of a de-escalation agreement brokered by Russia last month, Turkish broadcasters quoted President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman as saying on Thursday. Ibrahi ...

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 ...

PKK’s Presence on KRG Borders Posing Threat to Civilians: Soran Mayor

BAS News - 2017-06-23 03:15
SORAN — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has seized the situation on the borders between Kurdistan Region and Turkey to impose its control on the area which is considered a threat to civilians there, said mayor of Soran city, located northeast Erbil. Even ...

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 aims to cripple, not contain, PKK / Metin Gurcan

KurdPress - 2017-06-21 13:14
Security forces have been conducting intensive operations against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) since March in southeast Turkey, particularly along a stretch of the border with Iraq between Silopi and Semdinli and in the Van Lake region on the Iranian ...

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 ...

Russia names new ambassador to Turkey

KurdPress - 2017-06-20 11:36
Russia has appointed Alexei Yerkhov as Moscow’s new ambassador to Turkey, under a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin on June 19, Turkey state-run Anadolu Agency reported. ...

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 ...

Ilham Ahmad: Turkey is Qatar’s partner in supporting terror

ANHA - 2017-06-19 17:24
The Co-Chair of the Syrian Democratic Board (MSB) Ilham Ahmad stated that Turkey supports Qatar as Qatar is its partner in supporting terrorism in Syria. Ilham also stated that Turkey is striving for occupying Adlib. Moreover, Ilham Ahmad assured on their ...

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 ...

Turkey’s reaction to Erbil’s referendum not to be harsh: expert

KurdPress - 2017-06-18 12:57
An expert in Carnegie Endowment believes that Turkey’s response to Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) plan to secede from Iraq is not expected to be harsh and, despite Baghdad which seems to stand up against the effort, Ankara does not seem to go again ...
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