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SDF in Indirect Talks with Turkey: Commander

SDF in Indirect Talks with Turkey: Commander

BAS News - 2019-05-04 13:47
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is now in “indirect” negotiations with Turkey to address the outstanding issues, said Mazlum Abdi, the Commander-in-Chief of the SDF. During a ceremony on Friday, Abdi delivered a speech to reveal th ...
SDF in Indirect Talks with Turkey: Commander - BAS News

SDF Captures 42 IS Insurgents in Eastern Syria

BAS News - 2019-05-17 20:15
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has captured a total of 42 Islamic State (IS) insurgents in eastern Syria. The SDF said in a statement that the Kurdish fighters backed by the US-led coalition forces launched a military operation in ...

SDF Launches Operation to Capture Remaining IS Militants East of Syria

BAS News - 2019-05-16 12:57
ERBIL — Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said it has begun an operation to find and arrest the militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) in Deir al-Zor province, east of Syria. The US-backed forces confirmed in a statement that they have so fa ...

SDF Wants Part of US Forces to Stay in Syria: Top Commander

BAS News - 2019-05-13 23:50
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) wants the US to keep part of its forces in Syria to not repeat a mistake Washington made in Iraq, a top Kurdish commander has said. The comments were made by General Mazlum Kobani, the Commander-in-C ...

HDP continues diplomatic talks in Berlin

ANF - 2019-05-08 18:41
The HDP is holding talks with politicians in Berlin. Faruk Doru, European representative of the HDP, demands that Germany put pressure on Turkey on the basis of the Council of Europe's decision to lift Ocalan's isolation. ...

Syrian Kurdish leader reveals indirect negotiations with Turkey

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-03 19:36

"Mehmet lives in the collective memory of every Kurdish family"

ANF - 2019-05-02 13:30
In an interview with ANF, documentary maker Nikola Ivanovski talks about his motivations to make a film about the last few months in the life of Mehmet Aksoy, who died as a member of the YPG Press Center in an ISIS attack in Raqqa. ...

SDF Commander Survives Assassination

BAS News - 2019-05-01 22:04
ERBIL - A Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commander survived on Wednesday an assassination attempt in the Syrian northern city of Manbij. The incident occurred near the roundabout of al-Kitab, in Manbij, where a bomb explosion targeted the car ...

Turkish FM broaches new border crossings in talks with PM Barzani

Rûdaw - 2019-04-29 21:54
Turkey and the Kurdistan Region currently have just one road crossing ...

Next KRG to Continue “Strong Partnership” with Turkey: Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2019-04-29 14:08
ERBIL — In a “lengthy” meeting with a top Turkish diplomatic delegation, Masrour Barzani, who is nominated to serve as the next prime minister of Kurdistan Region, said Erbil will continue the strong partnership with Ankara. Barzani, who currently serves ...

Talks with US Impossible Under Economic Pressure: Iran's Quds Commander

BAS News - 2019-04-29 13:30
ERBIL — Commander of Iran’s Quds force, Qasem Soleimani, has made it clear that negotiations with the US will not happen under the current circumstances. Cited by Fars News, Soleimani explained that Iran’s clerical establishment will not enter talks with ...

Accession talks with Turkey will end, says top candidate for EU commision | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-04-29 06:10

Iraq Committed to Counter-terror Bilateral Ties with Turkey: FM

BAS News - 2019-04-28 22:07
ERBIL - Iraqi Foreign Minister has reiterated his country's commitment to the counter-terrorism bilateral relations between Iraq and Turkey. Mohammed Ali al-Hakim made the comments at a joint press conference after a meeting with his Turkish counterpart ...

Explosion in Afrin: dead among Turkey-linked mercenaries

ANF - 2019-04-28 19:13
An explosion occurred in Afrin that is under Turkish regime occupation. Dead and wounded are reported among mercenaries linked to Turkey. ...

The engineers of Raqqa form their syndicate in a conference

SDF Press - 2019-04-28 01:09
Raqqa- Under the slogan “With the help of our engineers, we are building our city”, the second conference of the Chamber of Engineers of Raqqa was held on Saturday in the city with the aim of establishing the rules of procedure and forming the offices of ...

The Public Relations Office of the Syrian Democratic Forces in Tabqa

SDF Press - 2019-04-23 01:02
With a revolutionary spirit The Public Relations Office of the Syrian Democratic Forces began its work almost a year ago solving the problems of civilians, believing in the importance of social justice. The office followed some pressing issues, some of th ...

The relations office of Syrian Democratic Forces reconciles with Sharabiyan clan

SDF Press - 2019-04-18 20:51
Hasaka – In cooperation with the Senate council the relations office of Syrian Democratic Forces managed to resolve the issue of the death of the child Saadoun al-Bader a member of the Sharabiyan clan. The child was killed by a stray bullet about a year a ...

SDF Hands 25 Yezidis to Rescue Office in Syria

BAS News - 2019-04-13 18:17
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has handed 25 liberated Yezidis to a rescue office in northeastern Syria. The civilians, the majority of whom were women and children, had been freed during a military operation in the village of Bag ...

SDF Ready for Talks with Turkey Under Two Conditions: Commander

BAS News - 2019-04-09 11:45
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says it is ready for negotiations with Turkey only if it leaves Afrin and ends threatening the Kurdish areas in northern Syria, said a senior commander. Turkey sees the US-backed Syrian Kurdish force ...

Syrian Kurds ready for talks with Turkey if they leave Afrin: SDF

E-Kurd - 2019-04-09 06:02
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The top military commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, Mazloum Kobani, says we are ready for talks with Turkey if they agree to leave Afrin and end its threats to Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), Hawar News Agency ...

SDF Foils Escape Attempt by IS Detainees in Northeast of Syria: Coalition

BAS News - 2019-04-07 00:03
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) successfully foiled a prison break attempt by the Islamic State (IS) jihadists in northeastern Syria on Saturday, said the US-led coalition. The militant detainees reportedly tried to escape from the ...