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Turkey will not allow a Kurdish state on its borders: Erdogan

Turkey will not allow a Kurdish state on its borders: Erdogan

KurdPress - 2017-08-23 11:37
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated his country will not allow the foundation of a Kurdish state on its southern border, reiterating earlier comments on the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing the People’s Protection Units (YPG) ...
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US continues to send arms to Syrian Kurdish forces

KurdPress - 2017-09-21 09:21
The US is continuing to arm Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the fight against the terrorist Islamic (IS), Turkey’s state-run Anadolu agency said on Wednesday. ...

US gives PYD arms it doesn’t sell to Turkey: Erdogan

KurdPress - 2017-09-20 09:26
The United States gives weapons to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) for free but does not want to sell weapons to Turkey for a price, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. ...

People of Ashma: We will not allow Turkish state’s occupation

ANHA - 2017-08-28 13:38
A number of residents of the village of Ashma west of the city of Kobani assured that they will not give up their land that the Turkish state wants to occupy while they stay in their village and will not abandon it no matter what the Turkish occupation do ...

KIU is not a hurdle on holding referendum: deputy

KurdPress - 2017-08-28 11:29
A Kurdistan Islamic Community (KIC) deputy in the Iraqi parliament stated that the party will not be a hurdle on holding the referendum of the region and is not with the opposition of the referendum. ...

YPG not a choice but necessity, US tells Turkey / Murat Yetkin

KurdPress - 2017-08-24 11:12
The U.S. military alliance against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Syrian extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), is “not a choice but a necessity.” ...

A Kurdish juvenile Kolbar was Shot Dead by Iranian Border Guards

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-08-23 02:00
Iranian border guards shot dead a Kurdish juvenile Kolbar in Yarim Ghie Alia Village of Maku. On Monday, August 21, an 17-year-old Kurdish Kolbar “Vahid Dolatkhah Jankanloo” was shot dead by Bazargan border guards in Yarimthe Yarim Ghie Alia Village of M ...

Barzani: We Will Establish a Democratic and Multi-ethnic State

BAS News - 2017-08-21 14:45
“We will not build a Kurdish nation state,” Barzani says ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated on Monday they will not establish a “Kurdish nation state”, but rather a democratic state based on citizenship. In a meeting with women, stu ...

Turkey tie with Kurds is not realistic: experts

KurdPress - 2017-08-19 12:35
Turkey issue experts believe Turkey does not follow a realistic policy towards the Kurds in the region and Ankara’s relation towards the Kurds is a reactive policy. ...

Iraqi FM Promises Baghdad Will Not Create Issues for Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-08-17 16:42
ERBIL— Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari stated on Thursday that Baghdad will not create issues for Kurdistan while he stressed the disputes between the Iraqi and Kurdistan administrations need to be settled via dialogue. Addressing a joint press ...

US sends more weapons to YPG

KurdPress - 2017-08-02 09:09
The US has sent 100 more truckloads of weapons to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, Turkey state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Monday. ...

Turkey slams US for ‘supporting PKK, YPG’

KurdPress - 2017-08-01 13:07
Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has criticized the United States, indirectly saying that it supports the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) through its Syrian wing, the People’s Protection Units (YPG). ...