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Syria conflict: Turkey says capture of IS stronghold of al-Bab nearly complete
BBC - 2017-02-24 02:35
Turkish-backed forces besieging the town of al-Bab have reached the centre, Turkey says. ...

Some Syrians to be granted Turkish citizenship after April 16
Orient News - 2017-02-24 02:01

ISIS militants withdraw from al-Bab as Turkish backed FSA declares victory
Rûdaw - 2017-02-24 01:21
A week ago, similar reports came out from the city via the Turkish media. ...

3 Years Imprisonment Requested for HDP’s Demirtas
BAS News - 2017-02-24 00:51
LEEDS — The Turkish court started the prosecution of the co-chairman of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas on Thursday on charges of “causing and spreading hatred and hostility” during his speech before the parliamentary ...

BREAKING: Major Human Rights Violations by Turkish Army against Kurds - The Media Line
Themedialine - 2017-02-24 00:18

Turkey-backed Forces Seize “Almost All” of al-Bab: Minister
BAS News - 2017-02-23 22:25
Local media reports said IS has started withdrawing from the city ERBIL — Turkish Defense Minister announced on Thursday the Free Syrian Army (FSA), backed by Ankara, have taken control of “almost all” of the strategic town of al-Bab in northern Syria. “ ...

Ankara-Erbil Relations to Enter New Phase: Turkmen Leader
BAS News - 2017-02-23 18:09
He says President Barzani has wiped out the Turkish doubts about the Kurdish intents ERBIL — The outcomes of the upcoming meeting between Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Turkish senior officials will lead the Ankara-Erbil relations to a new ...

Turkish court dissolves business association over word 'Kurdistan'
Kurdistan24 - 2017-02-23 15:13

McCain Makes Unannounced Trip to Syria to Assess Anti-IS Efforts
BAS News - 2017-02-23 14:03
ISTANBUL — The US Senator John McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, made a secret trip to Syria last weekend before his meeting with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In Syria, McCain visited the Kurdish-held city of Kobani, ...

Karayilan: PKK are completely prepared for any fight against Turkish forces in the Qandil Mountains
Waar Media - 2017-02-23 12:29
WAAR-DUHOK: A Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Executive Committee member has predicted a “tough fight” between the PKK and Turkish forces in the Qandil Mountains. PKK Executive Committee member, Murat Karayilan, told the PKK’s media wing on Wednesday (Feb ...

Barzani to meet Erdogan over the weekend: Turkish official
KurdPress - 2017-02-23 12:05
Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani will make a visit to Turkey over the weekend and meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected in the coming days. ...

PKK leader predicts “tough fight” with Turkish army in Qandil Mountains
KurdPress - 2017-02-23 12:05
A member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Executive Committee has predicted a “tough fight” between the PKK and Turkish forces in the Qandil Mountains. ...

PKK’s Karayilan predicts “tough fight” with Turkish army in Qandil Mountains
NRT - 2017-02-23 09:39

Turkey asks US to act over Syria’s Manbij against Kurdish PYD
KurdPress - 2017-02-23 08:36
The United States should act in order to fulfill its promise to make Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) forces leave Syria’s Manbij in line with Ankara’s request or Turkey would have to reconsider an operation there, Turkish Defense Minister Fikr ...

Barzani to meet Erdogan over the weekend, says Turkish official
NRT - 2017-02-23 07:57

14 ISIS terrorists killed in northern Syria, says Turkish army
Orient News - 2017-02-23 02:00

Turkish FM criticizes presence of Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces in Mosul Orient Net Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu criticized the presence of the Popular Mobilization Forces and Shiite ..
Orient News - 2017-02-23 02:00

Turkish jets target Kurdish militant camp in northern Iraq
Almasdarnews - 2017-02-22 22:17

Turkish army attacks Afrin village
ANHA - 2017-02-22 20:35
Turkish forces attacked a village in the Shera district of the Afrin canton, plundering a civilian home. ...

Pro-Kurdish HDP leader kicked out of Turkish parliament
Al Monitor - 2017-02-22 19:17

The occupant Turkish army continues to demolish
ANHA - 2017-02-22 18:30
GIRE SPI – The Turkish army is destroying the houses of the residents of Silêb Qeran Village, west of Girê Spi, with tanks and bulldozers to construct a wall. The Turkish army previously occupied the villages’ fields and destroyed five houses. Residents o ...

Murat Karayilan: We must stand by Xerabê Bava village.
ANHA - 2017-02-22 17:16
The PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) Executive Council member Murat Karayilan joined the special program of Voice of Kurdistan (Dengê Kurdistan) Radio and discussed the Turkish state's savagery in Nusaybin's Xerabê Bava village which has been blockaded and ...

Turkish Jets Attack PKK Positions in Qandil
BAS News - 2017-02-22 17:13
ERBIL — Turkish warplanes on Wednesday carried out a series of airstrikes on Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions in Qandil mountainous areas of Kurdistan Region. The airstrikes were mainly around the villages of Bokreskan, Kozine, Prdesal and Zargal ...

Turkish warplanes, artillery resume shelling in the Kurdistan Region (video)
NRT - 2017-02-22 16:36

Turkish jets target PKK positions in Qandil mountains
Rûdaw - 2017-02-22 16:26
Today’s bombings come two days after the bombings of the surrounding areas. ...

Turkey reverses female army officers' headscarf ban
BBC - 2017-02-22 15:09
The move causes concern among liberals worried about the decline of the secular Turkish state. ...

Farsi added to Turkish Education Ministry’s curriculum
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 14:26
Farsi or Persian language has been added the list of foreign languages available to be taught at schools by the Turkish Education Ministry, the state-run Anadolu Agency has reported. ...

Xerabê Bava is being attacked since 12 days
ANHA - 2017-02-22 14:20
NEWS DESK- The Turkish authorities of Justice and Development Party have been still encircling Xerabê Bava village and attacking it since 12 days. Heron surveillance planes and helicopters are flying over the village ceaselessly since Wednesday morning. T ...

Barzani to Meet with Turkey's Erdogan in Ankara
BAS News - 2017-02-22 14:00
ISTANBUL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani will visit Turkey over the weekend where he is set to meet with the senior Turkish officials including president Recep Tayip Erdogan. According to reports, Barzani will also meet with Prime Minister Bi ...

Turkish artillery shells several villages in the Kurdistan Region
NRT - 2017-02-22 11:06

Pro-Kurdish HDP leader kicked out of Turkish parliament / Amberin Zaman
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 10:43
Turkey’s beleaguered pro-Kurdish bloc was dealt a further blow Feb. 21 when the parliament stripped its imprisoned co-leader of her seat. An appeals court upheld Figen Yuksedag's conviction of spreading terrorist propaganda. ...

Barzani to visit Turkey after France: Turkish media
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 10:43
Turkish media reported that Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani will visit the country after leaving France where he met French President Francoise Hollande. ...

HPG says four Kurdish fighters killed by Turkish strikes in Kurdistan Region
NRT - 2017-02-22 08:17

Ties escalate, Tehran summons Turkish ambassador
Orient News - 2017-02-22 02:03

Turkish-backed rebels recapture northern Aleppo town from Kurdish forces
Almasdarnews - 2017-02-22 01:43

Turkish court jails another pro-Kurdish deputy, bringing total to 13 | Turkey Purge
Turkeypurge - 2017-02-21 23:06

Turkish army, backed gangs shell Tell Rifat and Sheikh Issa
ANHA - 2017-02-21 20:12
SHAHBA – Turkish occupation forces and gangs are shelling Tell Rifat town and Sheikh Issa village with Kayusha-type missiles, it has been reported. According to ANHA reporters on the ground, the Turkish occupation forces and affiliated gangs deployed in t ...

Kurdish party co-chair loses her seat in Turkish parliament - ABC News
GO - 2017-02-21 18:48

[PICTURES]: PKK Establishes Small Qandil in Makhmour, Southern Erbil
BAS News - 2017-02-21 11:16
They have set up nearly 20 military outposts in Qarachukh mountain ERBIL — Since the Islamic State (IS) attack on Makhmour district, 65 km south-west from Erbil in 2014, Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has been in control of the Turkish Kurds refugee camp ...

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. ...

Another Turkish massacre in al-Bab
ANHA - 2017-02-21 09:47
Turkish occupying army has committed another massacre in al-Bab city leaving 12 civilians most are members of the same family. ...

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. ...

Turkish army says killed 34 Kurdish militants in air strikes in Kurdistan Region
KurdPress - 2017-02-21 08:51
Turkish military said its warplanes launched air strikes against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq on Monday and killed 34 militants in two separate bombardments, Reuters reported. ...

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. ...

Turkish airstrikes target Kurdish PKK in Iraq
Almasdarnews - 2017-02-20 23:22

Kurdish forces seize village from Turkish-backed rebels in northern Aleppo
Almasdarnews - 2017-02-20 23:22

Turkish forces open fire on a father and son
ANHA - 2017-02-20 22:29
AMÛDÊ – Turkish occupation forces opened fire on a father and son who wanted to work in their field. Qasim Shamsedin (45) and his 17-year-old son were fired at by Turkish soldiers on the border in the village of Kemaliye of Amûdê located on the border of ...

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 ...

Turkish army says killed 34 Kurdish militants in air strikes in northern Iraq - NASDAQ.com - Nasdaq.com
Nasdaq - 2017-02-20 18:42

Suspected arson attack on Turkish arts center critical of government
Reuters - 2017-02-20 17:06
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An unidentified assailant set fire on Monday to an Istanbul arts center, CCTV footage showed, and its founder, a prominent critic of the Turkish government, said he suspected a political motive for the attack. ...

YPG: Turkish army and gang attacks continue against Rojava
ANHA - 2017-02-20 15:51
NEWS DESK – The People’s Protection Units (YPG) released a press statement in relation to continuing Turkish army and affiliated gangs attacks on Rojava territory. The statement stated the following; “The gangs of the Turkish army attacked Ain Daqna villa ...

Turkish jets shell suspected PKK positions in Kurdistan Region
KurdPress - 2017-02-20 14:05
Turkish warplanes conducted air raids in the Kurdistan Region on Monday, February 20, targeting suspected positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). ...

Turkish soldiers accused of Erdogan assassination attempt go on trial
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 13:54
WAAR-DUHOK: The trial of more than 40 Turkish soldiers accused of attempting to assassinate President Tayyip Erdogan during last year’s failed coup started on Monday, with prosecutors seeking life sentences, according to the indictment obtained by Reuter ...

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 ...

YPG: Turkish occupying army and its mercenaries’ violations continue
ANHA - 2017-02-20 13:49
The YPG Press Bureau assured that Turkish occupying army and its mercenaries’ violations and attacks are ongoing against Rojava people. ...

Turkish air strikes target Islamic State in northern Syria
NRT - 2017-02-20 11:44

Turkish Jets Strike Kurdistan Region Border Areas
BAS News - 2017-02-20 11:25
The strikes are allegedly against the PKK positions ERBIL — Turkish jets on Monday bombed a number of Kurdistan Region villages located near the Turkish border, allegedly targeting the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) bases in those areas. The airstrikes t ...

Turkish warplanes shell suspected PKK positions in Kurdistan Region
NRT - 2017-02-20 10:34

Massoud Barzani, Turkish PM meet in Munich
KurdPress - 2017-02-20 10:15
Kurdistan Region Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim met in Munich on Feb. 19 on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. ...

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.” ...

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 ...

Barzani and Turkish PM Meet in Munich
BAS News - 2017-02-19 16:16
Barzani also met with Brett McGurk MUNICH — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Binali Yildirim, the Turkish Prime Minister, met on Sunday in Germany and spoke of a range of pressing issues in the Mideast. The Kurdish delegation led by Barzani ...

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. ...

Turkish jets bombard villages near Amedi
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-19 13:44

Turkish occupation continues destroying houses and occupies more lands
ANHA - 2017-02-19 13:43
Machineries of the Turkish occupation state have taken to destroying the houses of Slip Qeran under the pretext of building the separating wall. ...

2 thousand refugees entered Afrin
ANHA - 2017-02-19 11:24
AFRIN– Two thousand refugees fled al-Bab to Afrin canton in the result of the battles between the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries on the one hand, and the mercenaries of ISIS on the other hand. An Asayîş Forces official in the eastern crossing in A ...

The Turkish occupation is bombarding Arima town
ANHA - 2017-02-19 11:24
MANBIJ- The Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries have bombarded Arima town with 3 shells till now. The Turkish occupying army continues shelling the western villages of Manbij, and has bombarded today Arima town 20 km west of Manbij with 3 mortars. ...

Turkish airstrikes destroy Kurdish cemetery
Kurdish Question - 2017-02-19 04:02
Turkish airstrikes destroy Kurdish cemetery ...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan eyes Kurdish-held town in Syria - UPI.com
UPI - 2017-02-18 23:31

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. ...

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 ...

What’s next for Turkish Kurds' political movement?
Al Monitor - 2017-02-18 19:42

Interests of Kurds unaffected by Russian-Iranian-Turkish cooperation in Syria
Almasdarnews - 2017-02-18 18:29

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. ...

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. ...

Turkish jets bomb PKK bases in Qandil
KurdPress - 2017-02-18 09:33
Turkish warplanes bombed the bases of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and two villages at the skirts of Qandil Mountains, in Kurdistan Region. ...

TASS: World - Interests of Kurds unaffected by Russian-Iranian-Turkish cooperation in Syria
TASS - 2017-02-18 05:50

Turkish military chief to meet US counterpart
Orient News - 2017-02-18 02:01

Ronaldo, Jolie to feature in Turkish series about Syrians
Orient News - 2017-02-18 02:01

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. ...

Turkish Jets Strike PKK Positions in Qandil
BAS News - 2017-02-17 16:50
Bombs hit two villages of Kurdistan Region ERBIL — The bases of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) came under airstrikes by Turkish warplanes and two villages at the skirts of Qandil Mountains were affected by the bombing. A number of villagers from Warte Di ...

Turkish military says almost taken control of Syria's al-Bab
Reuters - 2017-02-17 09:39
ANKARA (Reuters) - The Turkish military said on Friday it was nearing the end of its operation to take control of the northern Syrian city of al-Bab from Islamic State and that the jihadists' resistance had largely been broken. ...

Skepticism as Turkish officials declare al-Bab operations ‘over’
Rûdaw - 2017-02-17 05:27
Other reports indicate ISIS is still 'almost entirely' in control ...

Turkish incursion in Rojava
K24 Video - 2017-02-17 01:04

Turkish Authorities Demand 25 Years Imprisonment For HDP Spokesperson
BAS News - 2017-02-16 19:51
LEEDS — The Diyarbakir Prosecutor's Office is seeking a 25-year prison sentence for the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) spokesperson Ayhan Bilgen, who was detained on the 31st of January on "terrorism related charges”, a source told Turkish media on Thur ...

SDF Pledges to Respond to Turkish Army if Moves to Manbij
BAS News - 2017-02-16 14:35
After Al Bab, the Turkish military will move on to Manbij and Raqqa, Erdogan says ISTANBUL— Kurdish forces will protect Manbij if Turkish-backed forces in Syria or Turkish troops will move into the city, Ilham Ehmed, co-leader of the Syrian Democratic Co ...

Syrian Kurds warn against any Turkish advance
KurdPress - 2017-02-16 13:17
Syrian Kurdish militias and their allies expect continued U.S. support for their war against Islamic State (IS) in northern Syria and will fight Turkish forces if they advance towards Raqqa, a Kurdish leader said. ...

Turkish official discussed PYD with US defense secretary
KurdPress - 2017-02-16 09:37
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik discussed the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) with U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis late on Feb. 15 at a NATO summit in Brussels, a Turkish Defense Ministry official has said. ...

Syrian Kurds Pledge to Mount 'Fierce Resistance' if Turkish Army Moves to Manbij
Sputnik - 2017-02-16 08:46

Kurdish national conference held in Moscow despite Turkish sensitivities - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-02-16 05:54

Cinema Artists Refuse Turkish Military Operations
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-15 23:42

Turkish document of massacre: Our state is in a difficult period
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-15 23:42

Iraqi Parliament: Turkish military occupier in Mosul
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-15 23:42

Any Syria Settlement Meetings Excluding Kurds Doomed to Fail – Turkish HDP Party
Sputnik - 2017-02-15 20:11

Germany raids apartments of four Turkish imams suspected of spying
NRT - 2017-02-15 18:24

Syrian Kurdish groups expect U.S. support, will fight any Turkish advance
Reuters - 2017-02-15 18:12
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish militias and their allies expect continued U.S. support for their war against Islamic State in northern Syria and will fight Turkish forces if they advance towards Raqqa, a Kurdish leader said. ...

PKK Supporters Rally in Sulaymaniyah for Ocalan's Freedom
BAS News - 2017-02-15 18:11
They demand the Turkish government to stop pressures against PKK members ERBIL — Tens of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) supporters in Sulaymaniyah city assembled for a protest rally against the imprisonment of the PKK leader, Abdulla Ocalan, by Turkish a ...

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