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After 18 months of threats, how likely are the Turks to attack Syrian Kurdistan?

After 18 months of threats, how likely are the Turks to attack Syrian Kurdistan?

E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 20:22
BEIRUT,— After 18 months of threats, Turkey’s president warned Tuesday that his troops could attack Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Kurdish region in northeast Syria “very soon”. Why would Turkey lead such a cross-border incursion, what do Syria’s Kurds w ...
After 18 months of threats, how likely are the Turks to attack Syrian Kurdistan? - E-Kurd

Clashes between Turkish army and Kurdish PKK leave three soldiers dead

E-Kurd - 2019-08-22 13:43
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Three Turkish soldiers were killed in a clash with Kurdish PKK militants in Turkey Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in southeast Turkey, near the borders with Syrian Kurdistan and Iraqi Kurdistan, the local governor’s off ...

Turkish police use batons, water cannon on Kurdish protesters

E-Kurd - 2019-08-20 20:01
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Riot police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse protesters demonstrating in Turkish Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in the southeast of the country, on Tuesday against the ousting of three Kurdish mayors five mon ...

The Future of Northeast Syria

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-08-13 22:31
A project of the Atlantic Council and Foreign Policy Research Institute The future of northeast Syria is unsettled after eight […] ...

"Muslim countries should stand against Turkey’s threats”

ANF - 2019-08-12 15:57
Religious scholar Heysem Xelil stressed the importance of resistance against the Turkish state’s threats of invasion and called on Muslim countries to stand against Turkey’s tyranny. ...

Syriacs in northeast Syria: We will resist Turkish invasion

ANF - 2019-08-10 12:45
Representatives of the Syriacs living in northern and eastern Syria announced that they will not accept a possible Turkish invasion and will resist it with all their might. ...

How likely are the Turks to attack northeast Syria?

Siasat - 2019-08-10 08:04

Reception of 500 cases per day at Raqqa’s National Hospital

SDF Press - 2019-08-08 20:11
Raqqa – Since the beginning of the fifth month of this year, the Raqqa’s National Hospital has been operating and receiving patients after a period of rehabilitation and restoration. In light of the city’s conditions and its urgent need for medical and th ...

Turkey: 31 women murdered in July, 245 in the first 7 months

ANF - 2019-08-08 09:24
According to a report by the Stop Femicide Platform, 31 women were murdered in Turkey in July, and 245 women in the first seven months of the year. ...

Investing in people: how brands are stepping up to the refugee crisis | Ethical Corporation

Ethicalcorp - 2019-08-08 07:31

Esper says US would prevent ‘unilateral’ Turkish action against SDF in northern Syria

The Defense Post - 2019-08-06 21:25
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to "eliminate" the YPG in northeast Syria – a move deemed "unacceptable" by the Pentagon The post Esper says US would prevent ‘unilateral’ Turkish action against SDF in northern Syria appeared first on Th ...

Gire Spi Canton Co-chair: We are the true owners of these lands

ANF - 2019-08-06 15:48
Al-Abid spoke about the Turkish state’s claim that they will “return the region to its true owners” and said: “Anybody who migrated from the region can return. But if they want to return on top of Turkish tanks, we won’t accept that.” ...

Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan warn of Turkish attack despite U.S. mediation

E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 12:08
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A top Kurdish political official in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria Monday warned neighbouring Turkey would attack at the first chance it got, despite US efforts to prevent a cross-border incursion. On Sunday, Tu ...

Turkish army prevents intervention with wildfire in Bagok

ANF - 2019-08-05 11:09
After a clash with the guerrillas, the Turkish military started a fire in the town of Nusaybin. Neither the fire department nor residents are allowed through to extinguish the fire. ...

Turkey will carry out operation in Kurdish northern Syria: Erdogan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-04 20:58
ISTANBUL,— Turkey will carry out an operation east of the Euphrates river in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, in an area controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday. Turkey has been running out of pa ...

The release of an environmental activist with heavy bail

Kurdpa - 2019-08-03 01:20
Kurdpa Agency: An environmental activist from Sanandaj was released temporarily on a bail after six months in detention. ...

Who is ‘the opposition’ in Syria after 8 years of war? | PBS NewsHour

PBS - 2019-08-02 23:18

The Graduation of a training course from the Academies of the Eastern Region

SDF Press - 2019-07-29 14:54
Deira-Zour – The Military academies in the eastern region in Deira-Zour countryside ended today a new training course for the fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces. During the 45 days, the fighters received political lessons and military training on me ...

Erdogan says Turkey will destroy Kurdish militants in north Syria regardless of U.S. talks

E-Kurd - 2019-07-26 13:26
ANKARA,— Turkey is determined to destroy the “terror corridor” east of the Euphrates river in Syria regardless of how talks conclude with the United States on a planned safe zone in the country’s Kurdish north, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. Tu ...

Turkish envoy killed in Iraq by gunman in restaurant attack

Al Jazeera - 2019-07-17 17:52
Unidentified assailant entered a restaurant in Erbil, capital of the Kurdish region in Iraq, and opened fire. ...