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Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fightingKTUU - 2019-11-16 19:54
Turkey removes four more Kurdish mayors over alleged PKK ties, 24 suspended so farE-Kurd - 2019-11-16 15:20
ISTANBUL,— Four more elected mayors from Turkey’s main Kurdish party were dismissed on Saturday as part of a widening government crackdown on the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) on suspicion of links with outlawed Kurdish rebels and were repl ...
Gire Spi people: We won’t forget the atrocities of TurkeyANF - 2019-11-16 11:15
We live as refugees on our own lands, say the displaced people from northern Syria. ...
Turkey replaces four more Kurdish mayors over alleged terror linksReuters - 2019-11-16 10:07
Turkey removed four more mayors from their posts on Saturday as part of a widening government crackdown against the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), and replaced them with state appointees. ...
Trump, Turkey’s Erdogan to meet as thorny issues stress relationsInquirer - 2019-11-15 21:52
Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fightingWHSV - 2019-11-15 21:21
As Erdoğan visits Trump, Turkey jails more journalists - Committee to Protect JournalistsCPJ - 2019-11-14 23:39
Why does Turkey attack the Kurds?E-Kurd - 2019-11-14 20:19
Shakhawan Shorash | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The USA-Turkey agreement on a ceasefire and, later, between Turkey and Russia, is the result of Turkey’s illegal invasion of October 9, 2019 in northeastern Syria, also known as “Rojava” (West, referring to west ...
Turkey, Russia Complete Sixth Joint Patrol in SyriaBAS News - 2019-11-14 18:28
ERBIL - As part of an agreement between the sides to force the Kurdish fighters withdraw from the region, the Turkish and Russian forces concluded the sixth round of joint patrols in north of Syria on Thursday. "Turkish and Russian units accompanied by U ...
Turkey’s Erdogan showed propaganda film about Kurds in the Oval Office: reportNew York Post - 2019-11-14 18:27
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan whipped out his iPad and played a propaganda video portraying Kurdish fighters as terrorists during his meeting with President Trump in the White House, according to a report. Axios, citing three unidentified sources ...
WATCH: Trump looks on as Turkey’s Erdoğan denies the Armenian Genocide ever occurred – Raw StoryRawstory - 2019-11-14 17:24
8 civilians abducted by Turkey's mercenaries in AfrinANF - 2019-11-14 12:08
Since the invasion of Afrin, war crimes have been systematically committed in the region. Almost every day, crimes such as the confiscation of property belonging to local people, kidnapping of civilians for ransom, torture or executions are carried out. ...
Strained US-Turkey ties as Trump and Erdogan hold meetingMilitarytimes - 2019-11-14 06:27
US forces scramble for Syria exit as Trump announces sanctions on TurkeyMilitarytimes - 2019-11-14 00:56
As US-Turkey meeting begins, Trump praises relation with ErdoganKathimerini - 2019-11-13 23:44
a Kurdish militia, Washington's main partner in the fight against Islamic State. "We've been friends... America's Kurdish allies and upended the US presence there. Earlier this year, the United States ...
Tensions spike in Washington as Turkey's Erdogan visits White House - Los Angeles TimesLatimes - 2019-11-13 23:38
Trump and Erdogan meet amid strained US-Turkey relationsSeattle Times - 2019-11-13 19:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Donald Trump met Wednesday as relations between the NATO allies are at their lowest point in decades, with Turkey drifting closer to Russia and Ankara facing a Washington backlash ove ...
As West watches in silence, Turkey continues to persecute Kurds - Saudi GazetteSaudigazette - 2019-11-13 17:34
US has no intention of ending Syrian Kurdish alliance, official says Washington pushed back on Turkey's demand that it stop supporting groups it sees as hostile November 13, 2019The National AE - 2019-11-13 13:17
Turkey Removes Four More Kurdish MayorsBAS News - 2019-11-13 12:55
ERBIL — The Turkish government has removed four more Kurdish mayors and replaced them with trustees as part of its crackdown on the largest Kurdish political party in the country, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Wednesday. The four mayors are from s ...
Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fightingKjct8 - 2019-11-13 10:51
How Turkey’s Erdogan Portrayed Syria Offensive as a Pan-Islam Struggle | Voice of America - EnglishVoanews - 2019-11-13 10:51
Turkey holiday horror as girl two dies from E coli poisoning after stay | World | News | Express.co.ukExpress - 2019-11-13 03:15
U.S. senators draft NBA's Kanter to push bill against Turkey's ErdoganReuters - 2019-11-13 00:54
Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter, a vocal critic of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, teamed up with two Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday as they introduced a bill to condemn the alleged violation of human rights in Turkey. ...
Letter from Amed co-mayor to international public opinionANF - 2019-11-12 15:41
“As an elected mayor and politician in a prison, I call international public opinion, rights organizations and democratic dynamics to take concrete steps against the seizure of the election rights of Kurds in Turkey.” ...
Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fightingKCBD - 2019-11-12 02:19
Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fightingWITN - 2019-11-11 20:36
Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fightingKSFY - 2019-11-11 18:44
PM Barzani, PSK Delegation Meet in ErbilBAS News - 2019-11-11 17:32
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met on Monday with a delegation of the Kurdistan Socialist Party – Turkey (PSK) in Erbil. During the meeting, the Kurdish premier stressed on unity among the Kurdish parties in Turkey so as to resol ...
Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fightingKsnblocal4 - 2019-11-11 14:07
Trump under pressure to respond to Turkey’s offensive in Syria as death toll risesMSN - 2019-11-11 13:16
As casualties mount in Syria offensive, the move to sanction Turkey gains bipartisan steam in CongressWashingtonexaminer - 2019-11-11 12:52
Car Bomb Kills Eight People in Tel AbyadBAS News - 2019-11-10 21:43
ERBIL - At least eight people were killed on Sunday as a result of a car bomb in the border city of Tel Abyad (Gire Sipi) in north of Syria. Turkey's National Defense Ministry said in a statement that the bomb explosion, carried out via a vehicle-borne i ...
Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fightingWSAZ - 2019-11-10 18:23
Kurds protest Turkish and Russian forces in SyriaCBS News - 2019-11-09 07:34
The president of Turkey is set to visit Washington next week and protests are expected over Turkey's invasion into Syria and the slaughter of America's abandoned Kurdish allies. As Charlie D'Agata reports, Kurds in Syria are fighting back. ...
SDF: The United States must fulfill its mandate as guarantorANF - 2019-11-08 23:36
Turkey is violating the ceasefire and deliberately increasing the scale of the humanitarian disaster, said SDF General Comman. ...
Russian, Turkish armored vehicles pelted with rocks, shoes as joint patrol enters Kurdish area of northern SyriaWashington Post - 2019-11-08 18:22
Patrol mounted a week after a deal was struck between Russia and Turkey that moved Syrian government forces into border regions held by Kurdish groups. ...
On the ground with U.S. military convoy protecting oil fields in northern SyriaCBS News - 2019-11-08 11:56
Turkey's president is accusing the U.S. of not living up to its commitment to move Kurdish forces out of northern Syria, as President Trump promised. U.S. troops are still in that region where the recent arrival of Syrian troops, backed by Russia, is maki ...
Nearly Half of Border Villages Evacuated Due to PKK-Turkey ConflictBAS News - 2019-11-07 19:35
ERBIL - As a result of the prolonged armed confrontations between the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and Turkey in the Kurdistan Region border areas, 40% of the villages in the area have already been evacuated, an official said on Thursday. Head of local ...
Trump praises Turkey, vows aid to Syrian Kurds as Turkish offensive looms | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-11-07 14:01
Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fightingArmytimes - 2019-11-07 11:53
James Jeffrey, U.S. Syria envoy, heads to Turkey amid clashes in Kurdish 'safe zones'Washington Times - 2019-11-07 06:18
The State Department's special representative to Syria James Jeffrey will travel to Turkey this week to participate in meetings with senior government officials and members of the Syrian opposition as the Turkish-led military offensive in northeast Syria ...
Jeffrey, Satterfield head to Turkey to jazz up relations on eve of Erdogan visitSeth Frantzman - 2019-11-07 02:32
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN US officials who view Turkey as America’s natural ally are heading a State Department delegation to Ankara that will seek to work closely with Turkey on […] ...
Kurds accuse US of betrayal as Turkey prepares to invade Syria - The ScotsmanScotsman - 2019-11-07 02:23
30 Kurdish fighters, Turkey-backed rebels killed as battles flare in northern Syria - Xinhua | English.news.cnXinhuanet - 2019-11-06 23:25
Turkey Takes Fight Against Kurdish Fighters to Iraq As It Struggles in SyriaNewsweek - 2019-11-05 21:01
The Turkish Defense Ministry announced that up to seven Kurdish PKK fighters were killed in back-to-back strikes in northern Iraq as deadly clashes continued across the border in Syria. ...
[PICTURES]: Baghdadi's Sister Captured in SyriaBAS News - 2019-11-05 09:48
ERBIL - Apart from seven other family members, the sister of the former leader of Islamic State (IS), Abu Bakir Al-Baghdadi, has been captured in Syria. Baghdadi's sister, identified as Rasmiyah Awad, 65, was reportedly arrested by the Turkey-backed Syri ...
Trump lavishes praise on ‘tough man’ Erdogan over Syria ceasefire as Turkey claims it is just a ‘pause’ | The IndependentIndependent - 2019-11-03 17:35
U.S.-Backed Syrian Opposition Force Warns Of 'All-Out War' As Turkey Threatens AttacksRferl - 2019-11-02 21:18
UN open to Turkish plan for northern Syria as 300,000 Kurds forced outJerusalem Post - 2019-11-02 20:02
It now appears that NATO, the UN, Russia and other world powers will work to prevent the return of people who fled Turkey’s offensive and to settle others in their place. ...
Trump’s advisers gave option to recognize Armenian Genocide as tactic to pressure Turkey - report | ARMENPRESS Armenian News AgencyArmenpress - 2019-11-01 06:32
Turkey ratchets up crackdown at home as tanks roll into Syria | Amnesty InternationalAmnesty - 2019-11-01 01:05
Kurdish Withdrawal From Northern Syria Complete As Turkey Declares 'Time Is Up' On CeasefireForces - 2019-10-31 23:12
Syria Calls for U.S. Allies to Join Its Military As Violence Threatens Russia and Turkey's DealNewsweek - 2019-10-31 21:32
Solidarity with Rojava continues to growGreen Left Weekly - 2019-10-31 11:05
international solidarity Fred Fuentes Issue 1243 Australia Rojava October 31, 2019 More trade unions have come out in opposition to Turkey’s invasion of the Kurdish majority, northern region of Syria, commonly known as Rojava. The Construction, Forestry, ...
"Washington has used the Armenian genocide as a bargaining chip with Turkey"France24 - 2019-10-31 00:53
Onion crisis to linger as imports from Turkey, Egypt still a week away - bdnews24.comBdnews24 - 2019-10-30 21:27
President Erdogan: Turkey will relaunch Syria operation if Kurds don't withdraw Kurdish forces have not left Syria's border with Turkey as promised, the president said October 30, 2019The National AE - 2019-10-30 18:11
Syrian Kurds call civilians to front lines as Turkey poised for attackFrance24 - 2019-10-30 12:06
Russia Says Syria Kurd Forces Have Officially Left Border with Turkey As U.S. Troops Guard OilNewsweek - 2019-10-29 23:35
Turkey rejects German security zone plan as 'unrealistic' | News | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-10-29 22:06
‘They Will Die’: Turkey Violates Syria Ceasefire as Kurds, Christians Forced from their Homes | CBN NewsCBN - 2019-10-29 13:42
Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies hosts lecture on emergence of Turkey as a hegemonic state | The Michigan DailyMichigandaily - 2019-10-29 13:42
Turkish minister: Kurdish YPG still near border as deadline loomsAl Jazeera - 2019-10-29 13:18
Sochi agreement reinforces existing US-brokered ceasefire that halted Turkey's operation in northeast Syria. ...
Turkey Syria offensive: Dozens killed as assault continues - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-10-29 02:51
World Leaders Call for End to Turkey's Assault on Syria as Thousands Flee - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthNbcdfw - 2019-10-29 01:14
U.N. Syria envoy to meet Turkey, Iran and Russia foreign ministers as ceasefire due to expire | News | The Mighty 790 KFGOKFGO - 2019-10-29 01:01
U.N. Syria envoy to meet Turkey, Iran and Russia foreign ministers as ceasefire due to expire | News | WKZOWKZO - 2019-10-28 21:06
Turkey says Kurdish YPG has not fully withdrawn from Syria border areaReuters - 2019-10-28 19:10
Kurdish YPG forces have not fully withdrawn from a strip of northeastern Syria under a Russia-brokered accord that is about to expire, Turkey's foreign minister said on Monday, as Ankara prepared to discuss its next steps with Moscow. ...
U.N. Syria envoy to meet Turkey, Iran and Russia foreign ministers as ceasefire due to expire | National PostNationalpost - 2019-10-28 18:33
U.N. Syria envoy to meet Turkey, Iran and Russia foreign ministers as ceasefire due to expire - ReutersReuters - 2019-10-28 17:42
IS families escape Syria camp as Turkey battles Kurds – Raw StoryRawstory - 2019-10-28 16:14
‘Beatles’ jihadists moved as Turkey strikes at Kurdish towns in Syria | The TimesThetimes - 2019-10-28 15:39
Turkey says Syrian Kurdish leader as much a terrorist as ISIS chief Baghdadi | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-10-28 12:57
Turkey Uses ISIS as Excuse to Attack KurdsGatestoneinstitute - 2019-10-28 11:01
Turkey says won't tolerate any rights violations in northeast SyriaJerusalem Post - 2019-10-27 21:10
Ankara regards the YPG as terrorists linked to Kurdish insurgents operating in southeast Turkey. ...
Syrian Regime Welcomes SDF Withdrawal from Turkish BorderBAS News - 2019-10-27 20:02
ERBIL — The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Sunday welcomed the withdrawal of the Kurdish forces from the border areas between Syria and Turkey as part of a previous deal to create a so-called ‘Safe Zone’ north of the country. “"The Syrian Arab Republic welco ...
UK sells white phosphorus to Turkey as evidence grows of chemical attacks on Kurds | News | The Sunday TimesThetimes - 2019-10-27 15:15
Turkey says won't tolerate any rights violations in northeast SyriaReuters - 2019-10-26 18:17
Turkey will not tolerate any human rights violations in northeast Syria, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday, as a ceasefire holds in a border area where Ankara sent in troops this month targeting Kurdish YPG militia. ...
As New Delhi cuts defence ties with Ankara, Turkey holds defence equipment exhibition in Pakistan | Business RecorderBrecorder - 2019-10-26 17:42
Humanitarian Situation Worsens As Turkey Targets Kurds In Syria | BPRBPR - 2019-10-26 15:59
A SDF fighter injured as occupation forces continue their attacksANF - 2019-10-26 14:16
The ceasefire agreed for northern Syria remains in effect but is not respected by Turkey and its mercenaries. ...
Trump under pressure to respond to Turkey’s offensive in Syria as death toll risesInquirer - 2019-10-26 08:47
Hundreds of Westerners will flock to defend Syrian Kurds from Turkey says Brit hero Macer Gifford as he slams Trump’s ‘betrayal’ of those who died fighting ISIS – The Scottish SunThescottishsun - 2019-10-26 00:17
Humanitarian Situation Worsens As Turkey Targets Kurds In Syria | KACU 89.5KACU - 2019-10-25 22:54
Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fightingNewschannel6now - 2019-10-25 19:34
Russia, Syria deploy forces to Syrian-Turkish borderE-Kurd - 2019-10-25 19:25
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Damascus and Moscow deployed extra forces Friday to Syria’s border with Turkey, even as Washington partially reversed a drawback to boost its own military presence near key Syrian oil fields. The United States earlier this mo ...
Turkey Uses Drones to Hunt Down Kurds as Christian Group Rescues on Front Lines | CBN NewsCBN - 2019-10-25 19:11
What is behind the Israeli outrage over Turkey's Syria operation?Al Jazeera - 2019-10-25 15:05
By allowing Turkey to attack the Kurds in Syria, Trump made Tel Aviv question Washington's reliability as an ally. ...
Turkey’s Invasion of Syrian Kurdistan as Seen from TehranBesacenter - 2019-10-25 11:16
Syria: Erdogan calls on US to hand over SDF leader as Kurdish forces begin withdrawal Turkey has been accused of breaching the ceasefire in north-east Syria October 24, 2019The National AE - 2019-10-25 06:24
Turkey-backed jihadists in Syria call women 'whores,' execute prisonersJerusalem Post - 2019-10-25 06:08
Growing concern as evidence mounts of human rights violations, discrimination against Kurds, Christians and calls for the killing of "infidels" among extremist groups backed by Ankara. ...
Trump lifts Turkey sanctions as he says Syria cease-fire is ‘permanent’NBC News - 2019-10-25 06:04
President Trump called his efforts to stop Turkish aggression toward the Kurds of Syria a “big success” as he lifted sanctions on Turkey. Russia is allied to the Syrian regime and is now moving into the region. ...