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Bolton to negotiate fate of Syria Kurds on Turkey visit

Bolton to negotiate fate of Syria Kurds on Turkey visit

Rûdaw - 2019-01-07 18:51
Bolton said Sunday the US withdrawal from Syria is “conditional” ...
Bolton to negotiate fate of Syria Kurds on Turkey visit - Rûdaw

Graham: chaos if US withdrawal from Syria unplanned

Waar Media - 2019-01-19 15:02
A US withdrawal from Syria that has not been thought through would lead to “chaos,” US Senator Lindsey Graham warned Saturday, urging President Donald Trump not to get out without a plan. Speaking to reporters in the Turkish capital Ankara a day after me ...

Turkey refuses to ensure safety of ‘terrorist’ Kurds when US leaves Syria

France24 - 2019-01-14 01:56

Pompeo Calls Turkish Counterpart to Discuss Syria Pullout

BAS News - 2019-01-13 09:40
ERBIL — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Saturday to discuss the importance of a coordination between Washington and Ankara during the US withdrawal from Syria. “They agreed on t ...

Why is the world so quiet when the Kurds’ lives are at stake?

E-Kurd - 2019-01-09 12:42
Shamm Shamayi Salih | Exclusive to Once upon a time , Sweden used to be a strong voice and independent voice in foreign policy. A voice that was not afraid to clearly say to oppressors. But when it comes to the history of the Kurds, democracy i ...

Turkey appears to snub U.S.; no assurances on Syrian Kurds

Washington Times - 2019-01-09 00:57
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior U.S. official trying to negotiate the safety of Kurdish allies in northeastern Syria was apparently rebuffed by Turkey's president who said Tuesday there would be "no concession" in Ankara's push against terror groups in th ...

US withdrawal in Syria hinges on safety of Kurdish allies, Bolton says

CNN - 2019-01-07 13:45
The United States will pull out of Syria only with assurances Turkey will not attack Kurdish allies there, national security adviser John Bolton told journalists on Sunday, according to reports. ...

Barzani to Chair KDP Meeting with PUK on Tuesday

BAS News - 2019-01-07 13:23
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, will lead his party’s meeting with Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Tuesday, and official said. The KDP, which emerged victorious with 45 seats i ...

US Reiterates No Withdrawal Until Turkey Guarantees Safety of Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2019-01-06 14:34
ERBIL — The United States maintains its stance on protecting Kurds even after it leaves Syria, saying that Turkey must guarantee the safety of Washington allies in Syria, according to National Security Advisor John Bolton. “We don’t think the Turks ought ...

A New Campaign to Raise Awareness of Afrin IDPs

Hawzhin Press - 2019-01-04 07:50
An international campaign to aid Afrin IDPs and condemn the Turkish invasion. The post A New Campaign to Raise Awareness of Afrin IDPs appeared first on Hawzhin Azeez. ...

Under pressure, Trump sought assurances from Erdogan on fate of Syrian Kurds | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-01-04 04:35

US Intensifies Offensive Against IS in Syria

BAS News - 2019-01-03 22:51
ERBIL - The US military has intensified its attacks on the Islamic State (IS) in the eastern parts of Syria while President Donald Trump has already announced the withdrawal of the US forces from the country. Earlier in December, Trump stated that he bel ...

The Fate of Nearly 400 Orphans Remains Unclear at Hassan Sham Camp

BAS News - 2019-01-02 23:34
ERBIL - The fate of about 400 orphans, whose parents were killed by the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, has so far remained unclear at Hassan Sham IDP camp in southwest Erbil. According to the human rights groups, the IDP children have not been provided with ...

Trump ‘ready’ to negotiate on shutdown

Waar Media - 2019-01-01 11:38
US President Donald Trump told Fox News Channel he was “ready” to negotiate to end the government shutdown, but added, “we have to have border security and the wall is a big part of border security.” Trump also said while he announced that US troops will ...

Erdogan Says Would Meet Putin; Kremlin Says No Immediate Plan

BAS News - 2018-12-25 13:01
ERBIL — Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that he would most likely meet with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss the US withdrawal from Syria. The Turkish president did not specify the timing of the meeting, but his statement wa ...

KCK: US withdrawal from Syria will not weaken the struggle

ANF - 2018-12-24 07:55
Referring to the withdrawal decision of the US from Syria as a "rescue operation for the fascist AKP/MHP government" KCK said: "The new balance of power will lead the Turkish invasion to a defeat." ...

Iraqi PM, US Secretary of State Discuss US Withdrawal from Syria

BAS News - 2018-12-22 11:26
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minsiter Adil Abdul-Mahdi and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have discussed the US withdrawal from Syrian in a phone conversation, with the latter assuring Baghdad of commitment to the war against Islamic State (IS). “Prime Ministe ...

KRG Expects Extended Impact of US Withdrawal from Syria

BAS News - 2018-12-21 14:14
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is closely monitoring the aftermath of US pullout from neighboring Syria as it expects the consequences extend between borders, according to a spokesperson. Speaking to VOA’s Kurdish service, Safin Dizayee ...

Protests in front of the US embassies in Europe

ANF - 2018-12-21 14:08
Several actions promoted all over Europe in front of US embassies and consulates after Trump’s decision to pull out of Syria. ...

US Sanctions on Iran Won't Harm Tehran-Ankara Ties: Erdogan

BAS News - 2018-12-20 18:54
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Ankara and Tehran need to ensure that Washington's sanctions on Iran would not impede the two countries from reaching their targets. "We must stop the U.S. sanction decision on Iran fro ...

Ex-Governor Says US Withdrawal from Syria to Impact Iraq’s Mosul

BAS News - 2018-12-20 11:20
ERBIL — The former governor of Nineveh province, Atheel al-Nujaifi, has warned of possible security challenges in northern Iraq under the impact of the surprise announcement of US troops’ withdrawal from neighboring Syria. In an exclusive statement to Ba ...