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Turkish Forces Establish Military Bases in Syria's Afrin: Report

BAS News - 2018-05-22 14:11
ERBIL - While Russia has been warning that the Kurdish encalve of Afrn in Syria should be handed over the Syrian regime, Turkish army has set up more military bases in the region, said a report. Turkish army and Ankara-backed Syrian rebels entered Afrin ...

Nearly 90 Kurdish Inmates Handed Over to Syrian Regime by PYD

BAS News - 2018-05-21 13:24
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD) has handed over at least 90 Kurdish prisoners to Bashar al-Assad’s regime, said an official. “The inmates were handed over to the Syrian regime during the withdrawal [of the YPG] from Afrin,” ...

Deputy PM: Turkey will never return Afrin to Assad regime

Waar Media - 2018-05-16 13:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdağ on Wednesday said Turkey will never return Afrin region of Syria to Bashar Al Assad regime. The Turkish military and Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters on Jan. 20 launched Operation Olive Branch in the A ...

Turkey in Syria: Ruling Kurdish Afrin by Sharia Law, Ethnic Cleansing

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-05-15 02:11
by Sirwan Kajjo, May 13, 2018 At the onset of the Turkish offensive, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government declared it a “jihad” against Syrian Kurds. Turkish preachers gave sermons justifying the assault as a “holy war.” Turkey and ji ...

Salih Muslim Urges UN to Protect Afrin IDPs

BAS News - 2018-04-28 21:32
ERBIL — Prominent Syrian Kurdish leader Salih Muslim has urged the United Nations and the international community to protect the displaced people from the Syrian Kurdish town of Afrin after the Turkish offensives. “Nobody can foresee how Turkey will proc ...

Forum Political and cultural forces and tribal leaders in northern Syria

SDF Press - 2018-04-27 03:26
Within the framework of the unity of the people and the Syrian territories, the self-management organized a meeting today in Hasakah province to discuss the current political situation in Syria in general and Afrin in particular. The meeting was attended ...

New York Review of Books: A Call to Defend Rojava

Justice for Kurds - 2018-04-26 01:52
When Raqqa fell in 2017, after a long siege by the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), it was generally thought that ISIS was defeated, save for some mopping up. But in January of this year, Turkey invaded Afrin—one of three cantons in ...

FSA Loots People's Properties in Syria's Afrin: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-04-23 14:00
ERBIL - The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) has begun conducting violations against the civilians in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria, and looting their properties, said a human rights group on Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ( ...

Turkey, Syrian Allies Lost Hundreds of Men Fighting Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2018-04-22 01:44
ERBIL — The Turkish army and its Syrian militia groups have lost “hundreds” of men since Ankara begun the military incursion into the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin last January, said President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. He said the rebels sufferi ...

UN Prevented from Reaching Afrin IDPs: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2018-04-19 22:57
ERBIL — The United Nations on Wednesday said that its workers are being denied access to the Kurdish civilians displaced from their homes in the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin since the Turkish military incursion into the area. Some 137,000 Kurds are sa ...

Lavrov: Turkey should hand over Afrin to Syrian regime

Waar Media - 2018-04-10 12:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Moscow would want to see Turkey return the region of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) to the government of Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday. “We always proceed from the fact that the easiest way to normalize the ...

IRIN News: How Afrin became Syria’s latest humanitarian disaster

Justice for Kurds - 2018-04-09 14:33
For the past two months, Turkish forces and allied Syrian rebels have been fighting the YPG – a Syrian Kurdish offshoot of Turkey’s Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) – for control of the Afrin enclave. Violence had already displaced tens of thousands in the ...

Russia Expects Turkey to Handover Afrin to Syrian Regime: FM

BAS News - 2018-04-09 13:15
ERBIL — Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday that Moscow expects Ankara to handover the strategic Kurdish town of Afrin in northwestern Syria to the Damascus government. He insisted that the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, had “never sa ...

Six Turkish Soldiers Killed, Wounded by YPG in Afrin: Report

BAS News - 2018-04-07 10:50
ERBIL - The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) killed four Turkish soldiers, and injured two more troops in the Kurdish city of Afrin in Syria overnight on Friday, according to sources. The Kurdistan Workers' Party' (PKK) media outlets said t ...

Turkey-backed Militia Arrests Kurdish Photographer in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-04-01 21:47
ERBIL — The Syrian militiamen who are backed by Ankara have arrested a Kurdish female photographer in Afrin, local activists said. Dilshad Qarajol was arrested on Friday and here whereabouts and fate remains unknown up to the moment, Kurdistan 24 quoted ...

Afrin.. Number of Turkish soldiers killed by YPG fighters

Waar Media - 2018-03-31 21:47
WAAR-DUHOK: A number of Turkish soldiers were killed as their tank was destroyed by the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria, said the party. The clash erupted between the Turkish troops and the YPG fighters in Bilbila and its ...

The world continues to disappoint the Kurds time after time

E-Kurd - 2018-03-31 15:18
Shamm Shamayi | Ekurd.net The Syrian Kurdish forces that strongly contributed to defeating the terrorist group Daesh (IS) are now being defeated by Turkish forces in Afrin. The war in Afrin continues and is soon about to become a new Halabja with genocid ...

France to Send Troops to Rojava to Prevent Turkish Advances

BAS News - 2018-03-29 23:48
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to send troops to northern Syria, helping the US-led Coalition in blocking Further Turkish advances into the region beyond Afrin. Macron received a Kurdish, Arab and Christian delegates from the Syrian K ...

Logistic Obstacles Impede BCF Aid Delivery to Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-29 20:56
ERBIL — The Barzani Charity Foundation has announced that its humanitarian aid shipment did not reach the people in the troubled Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin due to logistic obstacles. Speaking to BasNews, head of BCF, Mousa Ahmed said that the organisat ...

Turkey Launches Operation on Tal Rifaat: Report

BAS News - 2018-03-27 15:01
ERBIL - Turkey and its backed Syrian Rebels on Tuesday have launched an operation on Tal Rifaat, in the northern Aleppo countryside where the majority of Afrin displaced citizens have found refuge. The Turkish media outlets revealed that Turkey in coordi ...

Damascus Calls for “Unconditional Withdrawal” of Turkey from Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-26 22:42
ERBIL — The Syrian government has renewed a call on Turkey to withdraw its army from the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, saying that the intervention is a blatant violation of international law. The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) quoted an official f ...

Kurds in Turkey mark Newroz under shadow of Syria’s Afrin, arrests

E-Kurd - 2018-03-21 21:10
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Turkey’s Kurds on Wednesday celebrated the annual New Kurdish Year of Newroz under the shadow of the capture of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) by the Turkish army, arrests of pro-Kurdish politicians and the breakdo ...

Syrian Kurds feel betrayed by Western allies after Turkey seized Afrin

E-Kurd - 2018-03-21 21:10
PARIS,— After leading the charge against Islamic State jihadists on Syria’s frontlines, Kurds feel betrayed by their Western allies following the seizure of their stronghold Afrin by Turkish forces. Turkey’s offensive aided by Ankara-backed Syrian fighte ...

Turkish-backed Islamist forces loot Syrian town of Afrin

Roji Kurd - 2018-03-21 00:01
Syrian rebel fighters backed by Turkey went on a looting spree in Afrin on Sunday after seizing control of the Kurdish-held town following a two-month siege, observers said. Roji Kurd: After forcing Kurdish fighters from their enclave in northwest Syria, ...

US expresses ‘deeply concerned’ over Afrin’s occupation

Waar Media - 2018-03-20 15:55
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States on Monday said it was “deeply concerned” with recent developments in Syrian Kurdistan’s Afrin region which was taken over by Turkish forces and Syrian rebel allies the previous day. “The United States is deeply concerned ove ...

Kawa the blacksmith: Kurdish symbol of resistance

E-Kurd - 2018-03-20 15:40
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Inside the Kurdish city of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) on Monday, the statue of a famous Kurdish hero hung battered and partly defaced from its mantle a day after Turkey-led forces overran the city. Kurds have reacted ...

Afrin and its People Will Never Surrender to Fascist Turkish Invaders

E-Kurd - 2018-03-20 15:40
Dr. Rashid Karadaghi | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Afrin and its People Will Never Surrender to Fascist Turkish Invaders and their Terrorist Lackeys! Today, the Turkish invaders and their Syrian Islamist terrorist allies entered Afrin and, as is their traditi ...

Bomb Explosion Kills 7 in Afrin: Report

BAS News - 2018-03-20 10:08
ERBIL - At least seven people were killed on Monday when a bomb exploded in the Kurdish city of Afrin in Syria, said a Human Rights center said. The bomb was allegedly planted by the Syrian Kurdih People's Protection Units (YPG) after their withdrawal fr ...

EU criticizes Turkey's offensive in Syrian town of Afrin

Kathimerini - 2018-03-20 08:56
the bomb was reportedly left by Syrian Kurdish fighters. On Sunday, Turkish troops and Syrian... offensive on the enclave. Turkey considers the Syrian Kurdish militia in Afrin a "terrorist" group and an extension of its own Kurdish insurgency within Turke ...

Syrian opposition, Kurds condemn Afrin looting by Turkish-led forces

E-Kurd - 2018-03-19 23:18
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria opposition leaders and Kurdish officials on Monday condemned reported looting by Turkish-led forces who seized the Kurdish city of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) the previous day. Turkish forces and their Syrian proxie ...

Turkey vows to expand operation against Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-03-19 23:18
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Turkey vowed Monday to expand its operation in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria to other Kurdish areas after its troops and allied forces seized control of the city of Afrin in a major blow to the Kurds. A day after T ...

Damascus: Turkish “Invading Forces” Need to Withdraw from Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-19 21:54
ERBIL — The Syrian government on Monday urged the Turkish forces to leave the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin in the northwest of the country a day after Ankara announced it has captured the city from Kurds. “The announcement of the Turkish regime’s pres ...

YPG: We won’t stop our activities in Afrin untill liberation

Waar Media - 2018-03-19 20:30
WAAR-DUHOK: The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said on Monday that they will not stop their activities in Afrin, the Kurdish enclave in Syria, unless the city is liberated from the Turkish army and Syrian rebels. Brusk Hassaka, the YPG sp ...

Mogherini expresses EU worries on Afrin’s occupation

Waar Media - 2018-03-19 20:30
WAAR-DUHOK: EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Monday while speaking to reporters expressed concerns about Turkish forces and Syrian rebels controlling the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin. “Sure, I am worried about it,” Mogherini said in respo ...

US “Deeply Concerned” About Situation in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-19 19:19
ERBIL — The United State expressed on Monday concerns over the crisis in the Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin after the Turkish army and its allied militias entered the city. “The United States calls on all relevant actors operating in the northwest, includi ...

Erdogan says Turkey may extend Afrin campaign along whole Syrian border

Reuters - 2018-03-19 17:48
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish forces will press their offensive against Kurdish YPG forces along the length of Turkey's border with Syria and if necessary into northern Iraq, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, threatening wider conflict in Syria's civi ...
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