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Turkey’s Armenian Patriarch Mesrob Mutafyan dies at age 63 | Ahval

Turkey’s Armenian Patriarch Mesrob Mutafyan dies at age 63 | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-13 00:28

Turkey’s Armenian Patriarch Mesrob Mutafyan dies at age 63 | Ahval - Ahvalnews

Armenian patriarch in Turkey, Mesrob II, dies at 62

Dailyherald - 2019-06-08 10:41

Armenian patriarch in Turkey, Mesrob II, dies at 62 | The Seattle Times

Seattletimes - 2019-06-03 16:44

Armenian patriarch in Turkey, Mesrob II, dies at 62 | National Post

Nationalpost - 2019-05-29 13:22

Armenian patriarch in Turkey, Mesrob II, dies at 62 | WPXI

WPXI - 2019-05-27 13:03

Grumpy Cat, the internet’s favorite grouch, dies at age 7

Yahoo - 2019-05-19 23:29

Turkey Won't Step Back from Purchasing S-400: Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-05-19 12:18
ERBIL - Turkey has made it clear that it will not take any steps back from purchasing Russia's S-400 defense missile system, revealing that Ankara would even jointly produce the S-500 with Moscow. Turkey's close ally, the US, has repeatedly warned Ankara ...

Turkey begins large-scale naval exercise Denizkurdu in 3 seas

The Defense Post - 2019-05-13 23:30
Turkey's navy launched large-scale Denizkurdu exercises at a time of rising tensions over its plans to explore for gas off the Cyprus coast The post Turkey begins large-scale naval exercise Denizkurdu in 3 seas appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Turkey’s Erdoğan changes campaign team for Istanbul rerun | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-10 01:49

Kurdish hunger strikes for Ocalan to continue in Turkey: KCK

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 20:46
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Kurdish hunger strikes are set to continue in Turkey’s prisons and internationally as part of a struggle by the “whole of humanity” against the continued isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. A statement from th ...

Turkey election body orders re-run of Istanbul mayoral vote

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 15:13
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s top election body ordered a re-run of Istanbul’s mayoral election on Monday after the party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan complained about its shock defeat in the vote, the state news agency reported. The winner of the election, E ...

KCK on Ocalan’s Message: Demands of the Resistance Not Met

BAS News - 2019-05-07 13:28
ERBIL — Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), the umbrella group which includes the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), has responded to a message sent out by the jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan from his prison on Turkey’s Imrali island, saying that their demands ...

Turkey’s ruling party risks sacrificing its unity for Istanbul | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-07 00:49

Turkey to Re-run Istanbul Municipal Elections: Report

BAS News - 2019-05-06 20:21
ERBIL - Turkey's Supreme Election Council has announced a re-run of Istanbul municipal elections, scheduling the vote for June 23rd, state media reported on Monday evening. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party, Justice and Development Party(AKP), had a ...

Turkey’s jailed Kurdish leader Ocalan meets lawyers for first time since 2011

E-Kurd - 2019-05-06 18:57
ISTANBUL,— The Kurdish leader of Turkey’s militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, has met his lawyers for the first time in eight years, one of them said on Monday. “This is the first meeting with the lawyers since 2011. The meeting last ...

Armenian patriarch in Turkey, Mesrob II, dies at 62 | WSB-TV

Wsbtv - 2019-05-04 07:52

Turkey’s claims of PKK demise exaggerated

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-05-04 00:07
Late last month, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported that a Turkish airstrike had seriously wounded veteran Kurdish fighter Rıza Altun. Altun is a member of the executive council of the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), an umbrella organisation that ...

Turkey's top court says journalists' rights violated: NTV

Reuters - 2019-05-02 20:54
Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that authorities had violated the freedom of expression and personal security of two journalists detained on terrorism charges after the 2016 attempted coup, broadcaster NTV said. ...

Turkey’s FM Cavusoglu arrives in Iraqi Kurdistan, meets with Kurdish officials

E-Kurd - 2019-04-29 15:54
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan region capital city of Erbil on Sunday night to meet with senior Kurdish leaders. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan B ...

Turkey’s electoral Council confirms ban on Kurdish elected officials

E-Kurd - 2019-04-19 10:55
ANKARA,— Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Council on Thursday upheld a ban on candidates from a pro-Kurdish party taking office after they won local elections, state news agency Anadolu reported. The council, known by its Turkish initials YSK, last week decide ...

Turkey’s finance minister, US president meet in Washington

Waar Media - 2019-04-16 12:23
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak was hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, Albayrak said on Tuesday. “During our meetings with US Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnunchin and [Trump’s] senior advisor Jared Kushn ...