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KCK’s Bayik: People of northern Syria must prepare for war

KCK’s Bayik: People of northern Syria must prepare for war

ANF - 2019-08-09 08:53
Cemil Bayik describes the Turkish state with its expansionist character as a basic problem for the Middle East and says: "The Turkish state is a danger not only for the Kurds, but for all." ...
KCK’s Bayik: People of northern Syria must prepare for war - ANF

Turkey won’t tolerate U.S. delay over setting up a safe zone in Kurdish northern Syria: FM

E-Kurd - 2019-08-15 18:21
ANKARA,— Ankara will not tolerate any delay from the US over setting up a safe zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Thursday. “They (the US) first need to be sincere and need to understand that Turkey won ...

Turkish drones start operating in Kurdish northern Syria: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-08-14 21:23
ISTANBUL,— Turkish drones have started operating in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria where Washington and Ankara have agreed to create a safe zone, Turkey’s Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. Turkey and the United States agreed last week to s ...

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 […] ...

People of Dirbêsiyê and Til Temir against Turkish occupation

ANF - 2019-08-12 12:32
People of North and East Syria continue their protests against Turkey’s threats to invade the region. ...

Turkish regime's war crimes in NE Syria to be taken to the ICC

ANF - 2019-08-11 11:28
The Union of Lawyers in Raqqa is preparing to document the war crimes committed by the Erdoğan regime in northern and eastern Syria, which will be handed over to the International Criminal Court. ...

60 seconds in Deir Ezzour, Syria

The Global Coalition - 2019-08-08 18:02
"That peace and security prevail and people return to their homes..." The people of #DeirEzzour have many hopes for their city. Spend #60SecondsIn the district of Deir Ezzour to hear more Article 60 seconds in Deir Ezzour, Syria Appeared first on The Glo ...

Islamic State is ‘resurging’ in Syria as U.S. withdraws troops, watchdog says

E-Kurd - 2019-08-07 17:49
BEIRUT,— The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group is “resurging” in Syria even as the United States withdrew troops, and is solidifying its insurgent capabilities in neighboring Iraq, a Defense Department watchdog said Tuesday. The Islamic jihadists — who s ...

People of Kobane: We will resist Turkey like we resisted ISIS

ANF - 2019-08-07 10:50
Protesting Turkey’s invasion threats against North and East Syria, the people of Kobane vowed to resist, alongside their military forces, against the attacks of the Turkish state. ...

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 ...

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 ...

"We educate our children for the first time as Yazidis"

ANF - 2019-08-03 19:31
The "Mala Êzidî" in the Cizîre region of northern Syria has for the first time set up an educational program on Yazidi culture and religion in Tirbespiyê. ...

Rojava Revolution - seven years on

Green Left Weekly - 2019-08-02 13:17
July 19 marked the seventh anniversary of northern Syria’s Rojava Revolution. On that day in 2012 the nascent People’s Protection Units (YPG) took control of the Kurdish-majority city of Kobanê. The outnumbered forces of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad s ...

People of Tabqa and Manbij: We are all human shields

ANF - 2019-07-27 18:06
The human shield action launched by the people of Gire Spi against the Turkish state’s threats and attacks continues on day 9 with participation from Tabqa and Manbij. Civilian administration representatives from the cities visited the activists today. ...

KCK's Hozat: Afrin won’t be abandoned

ANF - 2019-07-26 13:56
"Afrin is a matter of honor for Kurds. Giving up on the liberation of Afrin is to give up on the freedom of Rojava and all of Northwestern Syria," said KCK executive Bese Hozat. ...

U.S., Turkey open talks on safe zone in northern Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-07-23 17:35
ISTANBUL,— Turkey and the US began talks on Tuesday to establish a “security zone” in northern Syria aimed at creating a buffer between Kurdish fighters and the Turkish border. “Military officials from the two countries began, today in Ankara, to work to ...

Peace in Kurdistan: Rojava is a beacon of hope for all peoples

ANF - 2019-07-20 13:51
"As a participative democracy unlike any other in the Middle East, Rojava has become a model for people across the entire world who are seeking to achieve their own freedom." ...