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"South Kurdistan parties must not fall into Turkey’s trap"

"South Kurdistan parties must not fall into Turkey’s trap"

ANF - 2019-08-11 18:00
In addition to military attacks, one of the central strategies of the Turkish state is to foment conflicts within the Kurds and to prevent Kurdish unity. HDP politician Zeyyat Ceylan warns the parties in southern Kurdistan of this trap. ...
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Turkey’s HDP delegation visits Iraqi Kurdistan, meets with Kurdish officials

E-Kurd - 2019-09-08 17:20
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A high-profile delegation from Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil on Saturday for talks with Kurdistan region’s authorities and political leaders. ...

HDP deputy Farisoğulları: Reject the AKP provocation

ANF - 2019-09-06 11:05
HDP deputy Musa Farisoğulları called on families to not "fall into the provocation games played the AKP and its police." ...

Erdogan says Turkey won’t allow U.S. stalling in Syria deal

E-Kurd - 2019-08-29 10:20
ISTANBUL,— President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey’s deal with the United States to set up a “safe zone” in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria was a correct step and that Ankara would not let Washington delay the plan, CNN Turk reported on Thursda ...

A Kurdish Worker Sentenced to One of Year Imprisonment

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-08-27 02:01
A worker, ‘Isaac Rouhi”, was sentenced to one year in prison by branch 1 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj on charges of “propaganda against the state”. Kurdistan Human Rights Network… The post A Kurdish Worker Sentenced to One of Year Impri ...

PDKI: Zarif's words and other statements by regime officials do not mean real negotiations to resolve Kurdish issues

Kurdpa - 2019-08-25 13:19
Kurdpa Agency: The second deputy chief executive of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan has stated that Zarif's words in connection with negotiations with Kurdish representatives, do not mean as a real negotiation. ...

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 bombardment starts fire in Zap, South Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-08-14 12:43
The Turkish state continues its efforts to destroy nature of Kurdistan as part of its genocidal attacks against the Kurdish people. ...

Syria ‘safe zone’ will alleviate Turkey’s ‘legitimate’ security concerns: Pentagon

Rûdaw - 2019-08-13 14:10
"We take Turkey’s legitimate security concerns seriously" ...

The Dark Side of Turkey’s Intelligence Community

E-Kurd - 2019-08-13 13:25
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute Last week the US Embassy in Turkey released a statement that said Washington had reached an agreement to implement “initial measures to address Turkey’s security concerns” and to establish a “peace corridor” ...

Zeyyat Ceylan, del HDP: “En Bashur deben evitar caer en la trampa de Turquía"

ANF - 2019-08-13 06:15
Además de los ataques militares, las estrategias centrales del Estado de Turquía consisten en fomentar conflictos entre los kurdos y evitar su unidad. El político Zeyyat Ceylan del HDP alerta a los partidos de Bashur de esta trampa. ...

"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. ...

Turkey’s gambit on Syria pays off as Washington discusses “peace corridor”

Seth Frantzman - 2019-08-08 02:34
Turkey’s Syria gambit show US responds to threats and strength By SETH J. FRANTZMAN For several days Turkey did what it has done before, it threatened to launch a military […] ...

Turkey’s threats of invasion help revive ISIS

ANF - 2019-08-07 17:05
In tandem with Turkey’s threats to invade North and East Syria, ISIS has recently increased their attacks in the region. The Pentagon has also pointed to ISIS activity, while internal security forces say the gangs take their orders from Turkey. ...

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 ...

Turkey’s Erdogan threatens operation against Syrian Kurds ‘very soon’

E-Kurd - 2019-08-06 16:43
ISTANBUL,— Turkey and the US were on a collision course Tuesday as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “eliminate” a Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria — a move deemed “unacceptable” by the Pentagon. Erdogan has repea ...

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 ...

Turkey’s tests of wills in northern Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-08-06 10:27
Turkey does not need a safe zone on Syrian territory ...

“The world must fulfill duties against Turkey’s attacks”

ANF - 2019-08-01 15:36
The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria called on the international public to fulfill their duties against Turkey’s attacks and stressed that all efforts in the current process should focus on the democratic solution to the Syrian crisis. ...

Appeal from South Kurdistan: Stop Turkish aggression!

ANF - 2019-07-18 12:20
Intellectuals, artists, journalists, workers, academics from South Kurdistan released a public letter about Turkey's attacks in the region and call on international opinion to not remain silent. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s electricity ministry ‘planning’ to provide 24-hour power supply

E-Kurd - 2019-07-13 13:27
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Ministry of Electricity in the new cabinet of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is planning to provide 24-hour power to the region’s residents, an official said on Friday. Director of Electricity Contro ...