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Turkey: Over 500 Immigrants Arrested in Three Days Alone

Turkey: Over 500 Immigrants Arrested in Three Days Alone

BAS News - 2019-06-17 00:27
ERBIL - In the past three days only, over 500 immigrants, including Iraqi nationals, have been arrested while attempting to reach Greece through Turkey, the Iraqi Migration Federation representative in Istanbul said on Sunday. Talking to BasNews, the Ira ...
Turkey: Over 500 Immigrants Arrested in Three Days Alone - BAS News

Turkey to continue anti-PKK operations in Iraqi Kurdistan: foreign ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-07-01 12:28
ANKARA,— Turkey will continue cross-border operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraq, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Sunday, one day after Iraq called on Ankara to halt strikes in the border areas. Turkey resolutely continues cr ...

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP party says Ocalan’s call does not change strategy in Istanbul

E-Kurd - 2019-06-21 17:44
ISTANBUL,— The Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said on Friday its strategy of supporting the opposition in the Istanbul mayoral election has not changed despite a last-minute call from Turkey’s jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan for it to be n ...

Turkey’s jailed Ocalan reportedly tells Kurds to stay neutral in Istanbul election

E-Kurd - 2019-06-21 14:19
ANKARA,— Turkey’s imprisoned Kurdish leader and the founder of Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK, Abdullah Ocalan, called on supporters of a pro-Kurdish political party to remain politically neutral ahead of a local election in Istanbul this weekend, suggesti ...

US Considering Three Sanction Packages Against Turkey over S400 Missile

BAS News - 2019-06-19 12:57
ERBIL — The United States is taking into consideration three different sets of sanctions to be imposed against Turkey if it continues with the purchase of the Russian S-400 defense missile system. Among the options, Countering America’s Adversaries Throu ...

Iran will exceed in 10 days the limits of storage of enriched ura

ANF - 2019-06-19 08:51
Iran will exceed in 10 days the limits of storage of enriched uranium established in the Nuclear Agreement. ...

Iraqi parliament must form cabinet in ten days, Sadr

Rûdaw - 2019-06-18 06:05
Sadr warns he will intervene if Iraqi parliament isn't formed within 10 days. ...

Turkey continues to relocate mercenaries in Afrin

ANF - 2019-06-17 08:59
Mercenaries and their families are being taken from Idlib to Turkey-occupied Afrin. ...

HDP's Buldan: Democracy will win in Istanbul

ANF - 2019-06-16 14:14
HDP Co-Chair Pervin Buldan addressed a rally promoted by her party in Esenyurt, as part of the campaign before the re-run of the Istanbul elections on 23 June. ...

Two Men Arrested over May Terrorist Attacks in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-15 15:07
ERBIL — Iraqi intelligence and security forces arrested two men whom are suspected of carrying out the chain of explosions in central Kirkuk last month. In an official press release, Iraq’s War Media Cell revealed that the men are members of the Islamic ...

Gorran’s participation in new Kurdistan govt does not mean ‘be silent’ about corruption: MP

E-Kurd - 2019-06-15 10:58
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Head of the Change Movement (Gorran) caucus in Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Ali Hama Salih said on Friday his party’s participation in the new Kurdistan regional Government (KRG) cabinet did not mean our lawmakers sh ...

Turkey steps up military intervention in Iraq

Green Left Weekly - 2019-06-14 18:49
Turkish jets began bombing the Xakurke region of northern Iraq on May 26. The following day Turkish helicopters transported troops into the area. This was the latest step in Turkey’s growing military intervention in the predominantly Kurdish north of Ira ...

SP councillor arrested in Turkey, suspected of Kurdish terrorist links - DutchNews.nl - Live

Dutchnews - 2019-06-13 16:15

Turkey to Receive S-400 in July: Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-06-12 21:42
ERBIL - Confirming Russia's earlier statement, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday that his country would receive the S-400 missile defense system from Moscow in July. Earlier on Tuesday, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said during a ...

Turkey comes close to last in 2019 Global Peace Index

ANF - 2019-06-12 16:02
Turkey came in close to last in the 2019 Global Peace Index by the Institute for Economy and Peace (IEP). ...

HDP Kaya: Armenians in Istanbul are threatened and attacked

ANF - 2019-06-11 09:38
HDP Istanbul MP ​​Hüda Kaya underlined the threats issued against the Armenians in Istanbul last week and warned about their safety in Samatya. ...

Today Marks 5th Anniversary of Fall of Mosul

BAS News - 2019-06-10 10:04
ERBIL — Five years ago on this day, the Iraqi army collapsed at the face of a few hundreds of Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul. On 6th June 2014, nearly 400 IS jihadists crossed the Syrian border into Iraq. Within three days, they, and hundreds more ...

Hundreds in Istanbul to mark anniversary of Gezi Park Resistance

ANF - 2019-06-01 08:31
Hundreds of people gathered in Istanbul responding to the call of the Taksim Solidarity to mark the 6th anniversary of the Gezi Park Resistance. ...

Kurdish leader Ocalan calls end to jail hunger strikes in Turkey

Waar Media - 2019-05-26 17:18
WAAR_DUHOK Imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan has called for an end to hunger strikes by thousands of jailed supporters in Turkey, Ocalan’s lawyers said on Sunday. “I expect the action to come to an end in light of the broad statements to be made ...

Rukban Camp in Syria: Over 350 Refugees Leave

BAS News - 2019-05-24 12:37
ERBIL - More than 350 refugees have left the camp of Rukban in Syria in one day only, Major General Viktor Kupchishin, chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Conflicting Sides in Syria, said on Thursday. Kupchishin pointed out that as many ...

Photo exhibition on the Saturday Mothers in Istanbul

ANF - 2019-05-19 12:44
In Istanbul, an exhibition has been opened with photos of the Saturday mothers. ...