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Turkey’s war on Syrian Kurds under scrutiny

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Turkey says If U.S. wants Kurds at Syria talks, invite Islamic State too

E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
ISTANBUL,— If the United States wants to invite Kurds to the upcoming Syrian peace talks it might as well invite the Islamic State jihadist group too, said Turkey’s foreign minister Saturday whose country views Kurdish fighters in Syria as extremists. The ...

Turkey hopes Trump will stop backing Syrian Kurdish YPG: minister

KurdPress - 2017-01-13 00:40
Turkey hopes the incoming U.S. administration under President-elect Donald Trump will "correct the mistake" of allying with the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in the fight against Islamic State, Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Thursday, Reuters reported. ...

Syrian Kurds say not invited to peace talks in Kazakhstan: PYD

E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
BEIRUT,— Syrian Kurds have not been invited to the talks on the political future of Syria due to take place this month in Kazakhstan, their representative in France said Tuesday. “We are not invited to Astana. There appears to be a veto on our presence,” ...

Syrian Kurds say not invited to Astana talks

Dailymail - 2017-01-10 19:52
Syrian Kurds have not been invited to the talks on the political future of Syria due to take place this month in Kazakhstan, their representative in France s... ...

Turkey’s war on Syrian Kurds under scrutiny

Aranews - 2017-01-09 01:27
ARA News Cizre – The Turkish Army announced the death of 291 Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) during military operations in northern Syria. The death toll, declared by Turkey on 7 January 2017, included Kurdish casualties since Turk ...

Kurdish President hosts Turkey’s PM, discuss PKK withdrawal from Sinjar

Aranews - 2017-01-08 20:22
ARA News Erbil – Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on Sunday met Kurdish President Masoud Barzani in Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, to discuss recent developments in the region. The withdrawal of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and affiliated ...

Iranian MP slams UN’s inaction on Syrian crisis

KurdPress - 2017-01-08 09:01
An Iranian Parliament member blamed the United Nation’s inaction on Syria crisis and stated that “the UN Security Council should take a strategic role to handle the Syrian crisis and bring peace and safety to the region.” ...

Turkey insists U.S. provided weapons to Syrian Kurdish militia

E-Kurd - 2017-01-01 04:37
ANKARA,— The Turkish government on Thursday dismissed Washington’s denials that it has provided weapons to a Syrian Kurdish militia force, which Turkey considers to be a terrorist group. It also complained about a lack of support from the U.S.-led coaliti ...

Turkey’s army says 306 Syrian Kurdish militants ‘neutralised’

E-Kurd - 2017-01-01 04:37
ANKARA,— The Turkish military said on Friday a total of 306 Kurdish militants had been “neutralised” since the start of Turkey’s incursion into Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria). In a statement, the Turkish military said 1,294 of the Islamic State militan ...

Is Turkey’s fight against Syrian Kurds enabling Assad? / Semih Idiz

KurdPress - 2016-12-14 13:45
Turkey’s policy aimed at preventing Syrian Kurds from gaining a swath of territory along the Turkish-Syrian border has totally trumped its desire to see the end of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Developments show that Turkey at this point is even enab ...