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Tillerson will not meet Turkey opposition in Ankara visit this week
Reuters - 2017-03-28 02:23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will not meet members of Turkish opposition groups during a one-day visit to Ankara this week where talks with President Tayyip Erdogan will focus on the war in Syria, senior U.S. officials said ...

Turkey: Ongoing judicial harassment of Ms. Sebnem Korur Fincanci, Mr. Erol Önderoglu and Mr. Ahmet Nesin / March 24, 2017 / Urgent Interventions / Human rights defenders / OMCT
OMCT - 2017-03-27 21:30

Opening three border crossings between Turkey and the Kurdistan Region
Kurdiu - 2017-03-27 21:05

Turkey is pushing its luck
ANF/English - 2017-03-27 18:10
Turkey has lost in Syria and has been worn out in domestic politics, and has returned to their plan pursued since 2012 of achieving results through gangs in Syria. ...

EU-Turkey relationship status: It's complicated - Conatus News
Conatusnews - 2017-03-27 17:58

KRG, Turkey to Open Three More Border Crossings
BAS News - 2017-03-27 17:58
ERBIL — The governments of Kurdistan Region and Turkey are working on a project to open three additional border crossing points between the two sides, a Kurdish official said. Head of Kurdistan Region’s parliamentary committee for trade, Majid Othman, to ...

Turkey Summons Swiss Envoy Over Kurdish 'Terrorist Gathering' Rally
Breitbart - 2017-03-27 14:07

UK Parliament calls for stop of conflict between Turkey and Kurds
KurdPress - 2017-03-27 14:05
The UK Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee on Saturday said that the United Kingdom should stop the conflict between the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Turkey. ...

PYD's Muslim: The US and Russia may tell Turkey to 'get out of Syria'
ANF/English - 2017-03-27 12:23
PYD Co-President stated that Russia and the US may have reached an agreement in order to get Turkey out of Syria. He said Russia built a base in Efrîn in order to fight gang groups and that the relations between the PYD and Moscow continue as before. ...

Amnesty International: One Third of All Imprisoned Journalists Are in Turkey
Voanews - 2017-03-27 05:08

UN calls on Turkey, Russia, Iran to uphold Syria ceasefire
Orient News - 2017-03-27 02:03

Turkey summons Swiss ambassador over PKK rally in Bern Orient Net - Daily Sabah Turkey’s Foreign Ministry summoned Sunday the Swiss ambassador to Ankara over terrorist organization PKK sympathizers’ ..
Orient News - 2017-03-27 02:03

UK Parliament calls for action to stop conflict between Turkey and Kurdish YPG in Syria - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-03-27 01:54

Turkey's Syria incursion to prevent Greater Kurdistan: AKP lawmaker
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-27 00:58

Health of political prisoners on hunger strike deteriorates
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 22:34
Health of the political prisoners on hunger strike in several prisons across Turkey deteriorates. ...

Turkey dismisses 'one-sided' report by UK parliamentary committee | Middle East Eye
Middleeasteye - 2017-03-26 21:27

Turkey summons Swiss envoy over Kurdish rally - The Local
Thelocal - 2017-03-26 19:30

Erdogan says Turkey may hold referendum on EU accession bid
Waar Media - 2017-03-26 18:57
WAAR-DUHOK: President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey may hold a second referendum on whether to continue with European Union accession talks, following a planned vote on April 16 that could give him sweeping new powers. “Right now we are holding ...

Turkey protests Switzerland over ‘kill Erdogan’ poster
Waar Media - 2017-03-26 18:57
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has made a statement condemning Switzerland after a “kill Erdogan” banner was unfurled at a demonstration in Swiss capital Bern on Saturday. The banner, showing Erdogan with a gun pointing at his head read, “kill Erd ...

Kılıçdaroğlu says gov’t to give citizenship to 4 mln Syrians
Waar Media - 2017-03-26 18:57
WAAR-DUHOK: Chairman of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on Saturday that the government would give Syrian refugees in Turkey citizenship after a critical referendum on April 16 that will introduce an executive ...

Turkey summons Swiss ambassador over anti-Erdogan protest in Bern: sources
Reuters - 2017-03-26 16:40
ANKARA (Reuters) - The Turkish foreign ministry summoned Switzerland's ambassador to Ankara on Sunday over a protest in Bern that it said was organized by supporters of terrorist groups and targeted President Tayyip Erdogan, foreign ministry sources said. ...

Turkey again bombarded Afrin villages
ANHA - 2017-03-26 16:34
AFRIN- The Turkish occupation army again bombarded Afrin canton villages. The bombardment caused financial damages without any human damages. On Saturday night at 12:30, the Turkish occupation army intensified bombardment on Jaqla village using dozens of ...

Turkish gov’t issues gag order on murder of Kurdish student | Turkey Purge
Turkeypurge - 2017-03-26 16:19

Demonstrators protest in Bern against Turkey's government
NRT - 2017-03-26 15:03

Leading Kurdish politician hopes for peace with Ankara, fears upcoming referendum
Rûdaw - 2017-03-26 14:05
The referendum "is important for Turkey... but especially regarding the Kurds ...

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said country may hold a Brexit-like referendum on pursuing European Union membership
Thesun - 2017-03-26 10:54

Erdogan: Turkey may hold referendum on EU accession bid
NRT - 2017-03-26 08:42

British parliament has evidence for Gulenist role in coup attempt in Turkey
Orient News - 2017-03-26 03:00

Turkey summons Swiss envoy over rally it says supported terrorism
Reuters - 2017-03-25 21:02
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's foreign ministry summoned Switzerland's charge d'affairs in Ankara on Saturday to complain about a protest in Bern that it said supported terrorism and included a poster calling for the assassination of President Tayyip Erdog ...

U.N. envoy urges Russia, Iran, Turkey to help uphold Syria ceasefire
Reuters - 2017-03-25 18:57
GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura has written to the foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran to urge them to "undertake urgent efforts to uphold the ceasefire regime" in Syria and to smooth the way for peace talks, a statement sa ...

Report by the UK Parliament highlights criticism against Turkey
ANF/English - 2017-03-25 17:28
The Foreign Affairs Committee of the United Kingdom Parliament released a report mainly consisting of criticism against Turkey. The report was declared concurrently with the UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson’s visit to Turkey. ...

U.S. Secretary of State to visit Turkey next week
NRT - 2017-03-25 13:57

UN: Russia, Turkey, Iran must hold talks to stop Syria violence
NRT - 2017-03-25 09:54

Turkey vote a test for Kurds says veteran Kurdish politician - Yahoo7
Yahoo - 2017-03-25 04:59

Turkish PM blames CHP for Dersim massacre
KurdPress - 2017-03-25 03:19
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has stated that Alevis, Sunnis, Kurds and Turks are brothers in Turkey, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

US urges Turkey, Europe to tone down rhetoric amid row
KurdPress - 2017-03-25 03:19
The United States has called on Turkey and European countries to “tone down the rhetoric,” amid tension between Ankara and the continent that kindled with the barring of Turkish officials to campaign for the upcoming constitutional referendum, with later ...

Germany blocking defense exports to Turkey
KurdPress - 2017-03-25 03:19
German government officials are blocking planned weapon deliveries to Turkey over concerns the equipment could be misused. ...

Turkish soldier killed, four wounded in clashes with PKK
KurdPress - 2017-03-25 03:19
A Turkish soldier was killed and four others were wounded in an armed attack by the Kurdish militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey's southeastern province of Hakkari, the Turkish military said on Thursday. ...

Turkey must choose between 'recovery or repression', say MPs | The Independent
Independent - 2017-03-25 01:47

Is Turkey rattled by Russian-Kurdish deal?
Al Monitor - 2017-03-24 23:49

New waves of arrests target pro-Kurdish factions in Turkey
Rûdaw - 2017-03-24 23:40
24 members of two pro-Kurdish parties were detained Friday ...

TV host breaks ranks, exposing live on air the truth about state terrorism in Turkey [VIDEO] | The Canary
Thecanary - 2017-03-24 23:26

In Picture: Great Kurdistan Map Visible from Space
BAS News - 2017-03-24 20:18
ERBIL — A satellite image has recently gone viral on social media in which Kurdish users find snow coating stretched only across the Kurdish areas in Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria. “The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua ...

IRIN | UN peacekeeping, African debt, and a referendum in Turkey: The Cheat Sheet
Irinnews - 2017-03-24 19:12

Trump wading into Mideast quagmire over Turkey and Kurds in Syria — RT Op-Edge
RT - 2017-03-24 18:41

Kurdish literary community in Iran calls on Turkey to release jailed journalists
Rûdaw - 2017-03-24 18:35
Hasan Balada and Zhiar Jahanfard are charged with PKK links ...

'Freedom of expression is a universal value' Switzerland tells Turkey - The Local
Thelocal - 2017-03-24 15:22

Turkey sentences HDP lawmaker to over four years in jail
NRT - 2017-03-24 14:33

Migrant boat sinks off Turkish coast, 11 dead: broadcaster NTV
Reuters - 2017-03-24 14:02
ANKARA (Reuters) - A boat carrying migrants sank off Turkey's Aegean coast on Friday, killing 11 people and leaving four missing, Turkish broadcaster NTV said. ...

Turkey: Provisional release of Mr. Raci Bilici, IHD Vice-President / March 24, 2017 / Urgent Interventions / Human rights defenders / OMCT
OMCT - 2017-03-24 12:38

How to survive tyranny: 10 pieces of advice from Turkey | World news | The Guardian
The Guardian - 2017-03-24 10:42

Turkey refuses to join US-led offensive on ISIS-held Raqqa if Kurds involved — RT News
RT - 2017-03-24 05:16

Turkey vows to retaliate PYD attacks in Afrin, Russian charge d’affaires invited in Ankara
Orient News - 2017-03-24 02:04

David Philipps Suggests Turkey Does Not Meet NATO Ideals | The Armenian Mirror-Spectator
Mirrorspectator - 2017-03-24 01:20

Turkey will not partake in Raqqa operation if PYD involved, Deputy PM says
NRT - 2017-03-23 19:22

[VIDEO] Dismissed academics once again beaten, detained by police after protest | Turkey Purge
Turkeypurge - 2017-03-23 16:57

Bosnian, Croatian police break up migrant-smuggling ring
Reuters - 2017-03-23 16:27
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Bosnian and Croatian police said on Thursday they had arrested 13 people suspected of smuggling at least 100 migrants from Turkey into the European Union. ...

Sergey Lavrov: Kurds need to be at Geneva, Turkey making it difficult
Waar Media - 2017-03-23 15:51
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that a solution needs to be found for the Kurds to participate in the Geneva talks set to take place next Thursday, but that “Turkey and other factors were making this difficult”. Speaking at a pres ...

Turkey summons Russian envoy after soldier shot from Kurdish-held Syria
Jerusalem Post - 2017-03-23 15:10

Turkey summons diplomat for pictures of Russian soldiers with YPG
NRT - 2017-03-23 13:59

No German weapons for Turkey
Neweurope - 2017-03-23 12:51

Merkel Hesitant to Stir up Further Tensions With Turkey’s Erdogan Ahead of German Election
Cnsnews - 2017-03-23 08:36

One Turkish soldier killed, four wounded in clashes with Kurdish militants: army
Reuters - 2017-03-23 07:04
ANKARA (Reuters) - One Turkish soldier was killed and four were wounded in an armed attack by Kurdish militants in Turkey's southeastern province of Hakkari, the Turkish military said on Thursday. ...

Germany denied several arms shipments to Turkey in past months – reports — RT News
RT - 2017-03-23 06:59

German refusals for arms exports to Turkey spike in past months: report - Business Insider
Businessinsider - 2017-03-23 06:22

Syrian Refugees Should Become Turkish Citizens
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
Harun Yahya | The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. The issue of granting citizenship to the Syrians was among the most important topics on the agenda of Turkey in July 2016. The issue had been a subject of heat ...

Two Turkish soldiers killed in operations against Kurdish PKK
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Two Turkish soldiers have been killed in operations against the Kurdish militants of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Lice district of the southeastern Kurdish province of Diyarbakir in Turkish Kurdistan, s ...

Turkey criticizes Iraqi Kurds for raising Kurdish flag in Kirkuk
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
ANKARA,— Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has issued a statement on Sunday evening, criticizing Kirkuk government’s decision to use Iraqi Kurdistan’s flag in official business, Anadolu Agency reported. The statement, which was released as an answer to a questio ...

HRW criticizes Turkey’s crackdown on Kurdish opposition
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
ISTANBUL,— The Turkish government has jailed 13 members of the pro-Kurdish democratic opposition in parliament on terrorism charges and taken direct control of 82 municipalities in the Kurdish southeast region, suspending and incarcerating elected mayors ...

Anger and frustration in Turkey’s Kurdish region to shape Erdogan’s referendum
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Thronged with shoppers and men sipping tea on a warm day in early spring, the main streets of Turkey’s Diyarbakir show few signs of the devastation wrought by months of fighting last year between Kurdish militan ...

Thousands celebrate the Kurdish New Year of Newroz in Turkey
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Kurdish celebrations of the New Year, Newroz, on Tuesday mixed peacefully with protests against expanding the powers of Turkey’s president. Thousands celebrated the Newroz in Istanbul and in Diyarbakir, a mainly ...

Russia negotiation with Turkey to involve Syrian Kurds in Geneva talks: Lavrov
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
MOSCOW,— Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow will work with the Turkish government to seek Kurdish involvement at the Syrian peace talks in Geneva. “We will continue to look for solutions to this issue with our Turkish partners, including ...

Neighboring countries have no right to intervene in Iraqi Kirkuk’s affairs: governor
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
KIRKUK,— Kirkuk Governor Najmaldin Karim said neighboring countries have no right to intervene in the internal affairs of Kirkuk, responding to Turkey and United Nations criticism over the raising of the Kurdistan Region flag on official premises. “The d ...

Syrian Kurdish YPG says Turkey shells villages in Afrin
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Turkish shelling of Syrian villages in the Kurdish region of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) near the border wounded 10 civilians on Wednesday, the Kurdish YPG militia said. “This morning from 8 a.m. (0600 GMT) the Turkish ar ...

Russian troops go to Syrian Kurdish area shelled by Turkey: YPG
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Russian forces went to a Kurdish-controlled area of Syrian Kurdistan (northwestern Syria) that was shelled by Turkey on Wednesday, the spokesman for the Kurdish YPG militia said. “Russian forces headed to the Jandaris area where ...

Letter To The Editor: Stand Up To Turkey - Washington Times
Washingtontimes - 2017-03-23 04:05

US Facing ‘Tough Decisions’ Regarding Cooperation With Kurds, Turkey - McCain
Sputnik - 2017-03-22 22:58

Kurdish family demands justice in Turkey's Diyarbakir | | Al Jazeera
Aljazeera - 2017-03-22 21:38

Germany blocks arms shipments to Turkey
NRT - 2017-03-22 19:40

Report on the human rights situation in South-East Turkey, July 2015 to December 2016 - Turkey | ReliefWeb
Reliefweb - 2017-03-22 19:37

Turkey calls on Europe to respect human rights and democracy |
Reuters - 2017-03-22 19:37

Turkey cannot be pushed around, Erdogan says | Turkey | Worldbulletin News
Worldbulletin - 2017-03-22 17:01

Turkey Faces Arms Export Contracts Lockdown From Germany
Defenseworld - 2017-03-22 17:01

Lavrov: Russia in negotiation with Turkey to involve Kurds in Geneva talks
NRT - 2017-03-22 14:59

Turkish President Sends Nawroz Congratulations in Kurdish
BAS News - 2017-03-22 14:20
He stresses coexistence and brotherhood among nations ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan extended his congratulations to the people of Turkey on Nawroz occasion on Tuesday stressing brotherhood and coexistence in the country. Erdogan posted h ...

Turkey fires into Kurdish-held Syria in retaliation for soldier killed by sniper
NRT - 2017-03-22 13:04

The EU’s self-inflicted traps undermine its ability to respond to Turkey’s creeping authoritarianism | openDemocracy
Opendemocracy - 2017-03-22 12:53

Turkey's Erdogan warns Europeans 'will not walk safely on the streets' if diplomatic row continues | The Independent
Independent - 2017-03-22 12:53

Turkey is bombarding Afrin villages
ANHA - 2017-03-22 10:55
AFRIN- The Turkish occupation army is still bombarding Malla Khalil village, and on Wednesday morning, it bombarded Deir Baloot village in Jendairs province, and Firfirk, Qara Baba villages in Rajo province in addition to Anqala village in Shieh province. ...

Germany blocks arms sales to Turkey - report | News | DW.COM | 22.03.2017
DW - 2017-03-22 08:09

Kurds gather across Turkey to celebrate Newroz
Rûdaw - 2017-03-22 03:15
We believe it is neccessary to end the 40-year-long armed struggle ...

Turkish president says Olympic selection process is not fair
Rûdaw - 2017-03-22 03:15
Erdogan believes Turkey has a proven track record of hosting big events ...

German refusals for arms exports to Turkey spike in past months - report | Euronews
Euronews - 2017-03-21 23:31

UC Divest Turkey Campaign Enters Final Phase |
Asbarez - 2017-03-21 23:31

Tensions between Berlin and Ankara threaten EU-Turkey migrant deal - France 24
France24 - 2017-03-21 23:12

The case against Turkey – POLITICO
Politico - 2017-03-21 19:01

Police detain another pro-Kurdish deputy in Ağrı | Turkey Purge
Turkeypurge - 2017-03-21 16:32

Detention warrant issued for Turkish author on terror charges | Turkey Purge
Turkeypurge - 2017-03-21 16:04

Turkey’s Kurdish conflict has surged again. Here is why. - The Washington Post
Washingtonpost - 2017-03-21 12:08

Amid tensions, Kurds celebrate spring festival in Turkey - The Washington Post
Washingtonpost - 2017-03-21 11:30

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