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Should the West also accept the cleansing of the Kurds in Rojava?

E-Kurd - 2019-10-23 01:53
Shakhawan Shorash | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The US President Donald Trump withdrew US troops, left the Kurds without protection, and paved the way for a Turkish invasion of Rojava. The weak reactions coming from NATO, the European Union (EU) and the Unite ...

Better Early than Sorry: How the EU Can Use its Early Warning Capacities to their Full Potential

International Crisis Group - 2019-10-23 01:48
The European Union has put instruments and tools in place to improve its early warning mechanisms. Member states must now work with EU institutions to make them more effective. One concrete step that Germany could take is to push the new EU leadership to ...

European leftists are rejecting the Kurds over their reliance on the US. It is just another disgusting betrayal | The Independent

Independent - 2019-10-22 14:19

European Parliament to meet on Wed to discuss sanctions on Turkey

ANF - 2019-10-22 12:41
Federica Mogherini, Vice-President of the European Union Commission and High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security, will inform the EU general assembly about the measures and sanctions decisions against the Turkish state tomorrow morning. ...

Do not outsource your national interests, Israeli ambassador says

Kathimerini - 2019-10-22 07:25
the human suffering inflicted on the Kurdish population of Northeast Syria. We hope that the European ...

US, European lawmakers swipe Trump and Turkey in new Syria joint statement

Defensenews - 2019-10-22 06:43

U.S. and European Leaders Condemn Trump in Joint Statement | Law & Crime

Lawandcrime - 2019-10-22 04:03

A hard Brexit looms | European Council on Foreign Relations

ECFR - 2019-10-22 00:40

Germany Recommends 'Int. Security Zone' in Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-22 00:12
ERBIL - Germany has recommended an international security zone in Syria, arguing that the current situation in the Middle Eastern country "requires a stronger European initiative." During an exclusive interview with DW on Monday evening, German Defense M ...

L'Egypte accroit la pression sur la Turquie et soutien les Kurdes de Syrie contre l'invasion @mutludc

L'Important - 2019-10-21 16:25
An emergency Arab League meeting convened at Egypt’s request. Cairo also tried to raise the issue of the Turkish invasion in meetings with European and US officials. ...

A case for a European strategy on tech leadership – POLITICO

Politico - 2019-10-21 15:11

Turkey’s Continuous Trail of Terror and Genocide

E-Kurd - 2019-10-21 14:53
Ardishir Rashidi-Kalhur | Exclusive to Ekurd.net President of Kurdish American Education Society, Los Angeles. Following Turkey’s invasion of Kurdistan in Syria, on October 9th, members of the European Union have come out to strongly condemn the Turkish ...

Thousands marched in many European cities

ANF - 2019-10-20 08:15
The Turkish state's invasion and genocide attacks on North-East Syria have been protested by thousands of people in many European cities. ...

Thousands protest for Rojava in Freiburg and Stuttgart

ANF - 2019-10-19 23:18
In Freiburg and Stuttgart thousands of people protested against Turkish incursion into northern Syria. Demonstrators called upon the German government, the European Union and United Nations to take immediate action. ...

It’s Not Ceasefire; It’s Capitulation of Kurds: EU’s Tusk on Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-19 11:17
ERBIL — European Union Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday that the suspension of Turkish military action that was agreed on by Ankara and Washington is not a ceasefire, but a capitulation of the Kurds. Following a five-hour-long meeting between ...

European countries halted arm exports to Turkey but why haven't they done the same for Saudi Arabia? | Euronews

Euronews - 2019-10-19 09:02

U.S.-Turkey deal not real ‘ceasefire’, it’s a demand of capitulation of Syrian Kurds: Tusk

E-Kurd - 2019-10-18 17:54
BRUSSELS,— European Council president Donald Tusk said Friday after a meeting of EU leaders that Turkey’s US-brokered truce was not serious and demanded Ankara halt its offensive against Kurdish forces. “The situation is quite obvious. This so-called ‘ce ...

EU's Tusk: Turkish halt of military operations 'not a ceasefire'

Reuters - 2019-10-18 16:17
European Union Council President Donald Tusk on Friday said the halt of Turkish hostilities announced in northern Syria is not a genuine ceasefire and called on Ankara to immediately stop military operations in Syria. ...

Launching Conference for the new EU/CoE Joint Project on “Strengthening the Criminal Justice System and the Capacity of Justice Professionals on Prevention of the European Convention on Human Rights Violations in Turkey” - News

COE - 2019-10-18 15:42

Czech President: Europe and America "vulgarly" betrayed the Kurds

ANF - 2019-10-18 15:11
"In my opinion, Turkey is committing war crimes in Syria and should not become a member of the European Union," said Zeman. ...

DUP reject Brexit deal after talks with loyalist paramilitaries

ANF - 2019-10-18 10:05
A draft agreement has been reached on Brexit between the European Union and the British government. ...

European Parliament urged Turkey to withdraw from NE Syria

ANF - 2019-10-18 10:05
European Council urged Turkey to end its military action, to withdraw its forces and to respect international humanitarian law. ...

Chief Brexit negotiator calls for a "European army to take matters into our own hands" | JOE is the voice of Irish people at home and abroad

JOE - 2019-10-18 10:02

Europe’s top court forces Facebook to take down material worldwide: A deeply irresponsible, extraterritorial legal grab

AEI - 2019-10-18 00:00
The recent European Court of Justice ruling on content removal unleashes a Pandora’s box of negative consequences and potentially endless litigation. The post Europe’s top court forces Facebook to take down material worldwide: A deeply irresponsible, ext ...

GUE/NGL to call for establishment of no-fly zone over NE Syria

ANF - 2019-10-17 20:31
The Left in the European Parliament (GUE/NGL) has repeatedly condemned Turkey's illegal assault on Northern Syria. ...

Sassoli called for tougher EU sanctions against Turkey

ANF - 2019-10-17 17:59
The President of the European Parliament David Sassoli called for tougher EU sanctions against Turkey. ...

European Powers Decry Turkish Offensive against Syrian Kurds - The Media Line

Themedialine - 2019-10-17 15:38

European financial market red flags

AEI - 2019-10-17 00:01
European financial markets are now showing all too many signs of over-indebtedness and financial market mispricing on bonds. The post European financial market red flags appeared first on American Enterprise Institute - AEI. ...

Afghanistan: Cause for Anxiety and Optimism

International Crisis Group - 2019-10-16 19:48
Negotiations between the U.S. and the Taliban collapsed in September, but there have been signs that they could soon resume, paving the way for crucial intra-Afghan talks. In this excerpt from our Watch List 2019 - Third Update for European policymakers, ...

Coaxing Nicaragua Out of a Deadly Standoff

International Crisis Group - 2019-10-16 19:48
Political repression and economic hardship are pushing Nicaragua toward a low-intensity, protracted conflict. In this excerpt from our Watch List 2019 - Third Update for European policymakers, Crisis Group urges the EU to press for compliance with earlie ...

Yemen’s Multiplying Conflicts

International Crisis Group - 2019-10-16 19:48
A Huthi suspension of hostilities in Yemen and an apparently positive Saudi Arabian response offer a chance to avoid regional conflagration. In this excerpt from our Watch List 2019 - Third Update for European policymakers, Crisis Group urges the EU to e ...

Autonomous Administration in Europe: Take action!

ANF - 2019-10-16 19:26
The European Representation of the Autonomous Administration appealed on Kurds to unite, leaving all differences aside. The Representation urged Kurds and their friends living in Europe to stand up against the Turkish occupation. ...

President Nechirvan Barzani Receives New European Union Envoys to Iraq

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2019-10-16 16:43
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 15 October 2019 President Nechirvan Barzani met with the new European Union Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Martin Huth. President Barzani congratulated Ambassador Huth and expressed his support for him. President Barzani encouraged the ...

KRG's Commercial Delegation to Visit Belgium

BAS News - 2019-10-15 23:52
ERBIL - A delegation from the Kurdistan Region's Chamber of Commerce and Industry will visit Belgium next week, Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) representative to the European Parliament, Dlawar Azhgayi, said on Tuesday. Talking to BasNews, Azhgayi ...

Barzani, EU Envoy Discuss Latest Regional Developments

BAS News - 2019-10-15 17:12
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Tuesday the new European Union ambassador to Iraq Martin Huth to discuss a range of subjects. Barzani and Huth, during their meeting in Kurdistan R ...

Watch List 2019 – Third Update

International Crisis Group - 2019-10-15 16:31
Watch List Updates complement International Crisis Group’s annual Watch List, most recently published in January 2019. These early-warning publications identify major conflict situations in which prompt action, driven or supported by the European Union a ...

Scrambling after U.S. pullout, Europeans fear security peril from Turkish assault on Kurds

Seattle Times - 2019-10-15 03:19
BRUSSELS – European leaders said Monday that they were facing a direct security threat as a result of Turkey’s assault on Kurdish positions in Syria, as France scrambled to protect its troops inside the country, Belgium warned that it could face terroris ...

UK Reviewing Arms Exports Licences to Turkey

BAS News - 2019-10-15 01:32
ERBIL - The UK is reviewing all arms exports licences to Turkey as Ankara has begun an offensive against the Kurdish forces in northeast of Syria, a move that the European countries believe that it would cause instability in the region. The Financial Tim ...

All at sea: Europe’s crisis of solidarity on migration | European Council on Foreign Relations

ECFR - 2019-10-14 22:26

EPP called on Turkey to "withdraw its forces immediately"

ANF - 2019-10-14 20:09
Following Turkey’s unilateral military actions in North East Syria, the President of the European People’s Party condemned "Turkey’s military operations in North East Syria and call on Turkey to withdraw its forces immediately." ...

EU ‘has no magic powers’ to stop Turkey offensive against Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-10-14 17:27
LUXEMBOURG,— EU foreign ministers on Monday voiced concern and condemnation at Turkey’s assault on Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria), but warned their options for coordinated action across the bloc were limited. Several European countri ...

European ministers warn of ISIS threat amid Turkish incursion Breakouts from Kurdish-controlled prisons under Turkish bombardment have fuelled fears the group could threaten Europe again October 14, 2019

The National AE - 2019-10-14 17:06

EU Condemns Turkish Offensive on NE Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-14 15:34
ERBIL — The Council of the European Union on Monday condemned the ongoing Turkish military offensive against the Syrian Kurds in northeast Syria, calling for an immediate leave of the Turkish troops. “The EU condemns Turkey’s military action which seriou ...

Trump Says Turkey, EU Should Re-capture IS Jihadists Escaped Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2019-10-14 13:54
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump said on Monday that Turkey and European countries are now responsible to re-capture the Islamic State (IS) militants who managed to escape prisons in the Syrian Kurdistan the past few days. Following the launch of the Tu ...

European, U.S. leaders urge Erdogan to stop Turkey’s operation in Syria

Jerusalem Post - 2019-10-14 06:11
"President (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan and his regime must face serious consequences for mercilessly attacking our Kurdish allies in northern Syria," Republican Representative Liz Cheney said. ...

Leading European Powers further throw Iran Nuclear Deal into Uncertainty - Modern Diplomacy

Moderndiplomacy - 2019-10-13 18:45

Turkey's Syria advance leaves Europe with foreign fighter dilemma

Reuters - 2019-10-13 16:55
European states are trying to fast-track a plan to shift thousands of foreign Islamic State militants out of Syrian prison camps and into Iraq, after the outbreak of fresh conflict in Syria raised the risk of jihadists escaping or returning home. ...

EU countries halt arms exports to Turkey over assault on Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-10-13 11:17
PARIS,— France and Germany on Saturday suspended arms exports to Turkey over its offensive into Syria against Kurdish fighters in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), as protesters denounced Ankara at rallies in several European cities. Turkish soldiers on Wednesd ...

Thousands in Europe march against Turkey’s offensive in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-13 09:51
PARIS,— Thousands of people, some shouting “Erdogan terrorist”, took to the streets of Paris and other European cities on Saturday in protest at the Turkish assault on Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). Protesters marching under the Kurdish green, red a ...

Turkey commits genocide in western Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2019-10-13 06:26
Kurdistan Human Rights Association calls on the UN, the European Union, the allied coalition in the fight against ISIS, to take practical measures to force Turkey to end this genocide in western Kurdistan. Just during its days, dozens of people have been ...

France Halts Arms Exports to Turkey Amid Syria Incursion

BAS News - 2019-10-12 22:04
ERBIL - Following several other European countries, France also decided to halt arms exports to Turkey amid Ankara's operation against the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria. Turkey has begun the offensive against the Kurdish fighters in Syria since We ...

Con Coughlin: 'European powers will have to act amid threat of Isil regaining foothold' - Independent.ie

Independent - 2019-10-12 08:40

European Union Warns Turkey Of Sanctions For Syrian Aggression | EurAsian Times: Latest Asian, Middle-East, EurAsian, Indian News

Eurasiantimes - 2019-10-12 03:30

European Space Agency blinks first in game of cosmic chicken with SpaceX - Independent.ie

Independent - 2019-10-12 01:02

EU's Tusk: Turkey's actions in Syria may lead to humanitarian catastrophe

Reuters - 2019-10-11 11:46
European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday that Turkey must understand the EU's concerns that Turkey's actions in Syria may lead to a humanitarian crisis. ...

French minister: Sanctions against Turkey are on the table

ANF - 2019-10-11 11:03
France’s EU affairs minister Amelie de Montchalin said that sanctions against Turkey will be debated next week at the European Union leaders’ meeting. ...

Danish MEP: Nato should suspend Turkey

ANF - 2019-10-11 11:03
European Parliament Member for Enhetslistan said on Danish media that Turkish president Erdoğan would open the door to ISIS to the Middle East and Europe, and that this would have consequences. ...

Why the UK’s European election is not proxy Brexit referendum – POLITICO

Politico - 2019-10-11 08:34

MSD's Ehmed at European Parliament: Turkey must be punished!

ANF - 2019-10-10 14:54
Ilham Ehmed, chair of the Executive Board of the Syrian Democratic Council (MSD), spoke at a meeting in the European Parliament. ...

Syriac organisations: No-fly zone over Syria!

ANF - 2019-10-10 13:40
The Syriac National Council of Syria, American Syriac Union, European Syriac Union issued a statement on the Turkish attacks in North and Eastern Syria. ...

Turkey's Erdogan threatens to send Syrian refugees to Europe

Reuters - 2019-10-10 13:10
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Ankara will send the 3.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey to Europe if European countries label the country's military incursion in Syria as an occupation. ...

As EU candidate, Turkey must align with EU foreign policy: Commission

Reuters - 2019-10-10 13:10
Turkey must consider that its bid to join the European Union requires it to adhere to EU foreign policy, the bloc's executive Commission said on Thursday, again rejecting Ankara's military operation in northern Syria. ...

ETUC calls on EU to end migration deal with Turkey

ANF - 2019-10-09 22:05
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) is calling on the EU to take the strongest possible action to prevent a Turkish invasion of Syria, and immediately end its migration deal with Turkey. ...

Social&Democrats urged European Parliament to stop Turkey

ANF - 2019-10-09 21:41
The European Parliament Group of Social & Democrats (SD) condemned the Turkish occupation in a written statement. ...

EU's Juncker urges Turkey to halt military operation in Syria

Reuters - 2019-10-09 17:16
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday called Turkey to show restraint and stop its military operation in northeast Syria. ...

Trump approval for Turkey’s attack on Syria’s Kurds was ‘waiting to happen,’ Western official says

The Defense Post - 2019-10-09 13:43
Trump’s approval for Turkey to attack Kurdish-led fighters in Syria vindicated European allies' refusals to send new troops, a diplomat said The post Trump approval for Turkey’s attack on Syria’s Kurds was ‘waiting to happen,’ Western official says appea ...

Europeans fear Islamic State comeback after Trump pullback from Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-10-08 09:30
PARIS,— European powers on Monday warned against a threatened Turkish offensive in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria, saying the move, which has been facilitated by a US pullout, would boost the Islamic State group and spark a new refugee crisi ...

Demos against Turkish threats all over Europe

ANF - 2019-10-08 08:46
The Kurdish people and their friends reacted to the attacks and threats issued by the Turkish state against Rojava and took to the streets in many European cities. ...

Dienstag, 8. Oktober 2019: USA machen Weg frei für türkische Offensive in Syrien, Festnahmen bei globalen Klimaprotesten, EU stellt Libra infrage | European Circle

European Circle - 2019-10-08 01:55

Refugee turns to European court to claim compensation from EU Turkey funds - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus Mail - 2019-10-07 03:33

Middle East: A French Initiative and European support for a new maze of negotiations – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-10-05 19:08

European jihadi: the Danish gangster who joined the Syrian frontline – video | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-10-05 16:52

Kurdish Friendship Group to be established in European Parliament

Kurdistan24 - 2019-10-04 06:48

Lawyers for U.S. consulate worker charged in Turkey applied to European rights court: source - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-04 06:12

European institutions and the European security order: American perspectives and their implications

International Crisis Group - 2019-10-03 20:27
Torn between Russia’s growing influence and increasing frictions in a historic alliance with the U.S., European states face new challenges to their security architecture. Olga Oliker calls Europe to embrace a dialogue on security and threats in the neigh ...

Two Islamic State orphans handed over by Syrian Kurds to Austria

E-Kurd - 2019-10-03 19:14
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds on Wednesday handed over to Austria two orphaned toddlers linked to the Islamic State group, an official said, in the first such repatriation to the European country. “Two orphan brothers were handed over today ...

Selahattin Demirtaş: release order upon release order, but still in jail

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-10-03 08:17
Legally speaking, Selahattin Demirtaş should have been freed from prison three times already. Also legally speaking, he shouldn’t have been jailed in the first place. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said so and a Turkish court said so. Despite t ...

European Greens and Turkish Green Left in solidarity with HDP

ANF - 2019-08-30 13:20
Co-chairs of the European Green Party and the Turkish Green Left Party released statements condemning the AKP regime’s seizure of HDP-run municipalities in Diyarbakir, Mardin and Van. ...

MEP Julie Ward: Weak leaders resort to scare tactics - Part I

ANF - 2019-08-30 12:20
Julie Ward is a British Member of the European Parliament for the North West England region for the Labour Party. She was first elected in 2014 and was re-elected in 2019. ...

Jailed dissident economist Ilham Tohti nominated for top European human rights prize

Yahoo - 2019-08-30 07:50

EU Head of Liaison Office Ms. Clarisse PASZTORY ends her tenure in Erbil

KRG-Spain - 2019-08-29 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of the European Union Liaison Office Mr. Clarisse PASZTORY met at the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR) Minister Safeen Dizayee Head of DFR on the occasion of compl ...

Maria Arena MEP expressed solidarity with dismissed mayors

ANF - 2019-08-24 11:29
The president of the European Parliament Human Rights Subcommittee, Maria Arena, expressed her solidarity with the HDP dismissed co-mayors. ...

Syriacs in Sweden call on the EU to stop negotiations with Turkey

ANF - 2019-08-21 19:32
Assyrian-Syriac organizations in Sweden protested the fascist AKP-MHP alliance taking over the Amed, Van and Mardin municipalities and called on the European Union to stop accession negotiations with Turkey. ...

European court sets October deadline for Turkey to justify Wikipedia ban | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-08-21 13:21

PES: Erdogan is once again trying to hijack democracy

ANF - 2019-08-20 17:05
The removal of three democratically elected majors is the latest signal that Erdogan is actively subverting democracy to maintain a grip on power, the Party of European Socialists said today. ...

Syrian Kurds hand over four Islamic State children to Germany: official

E-Kurd - 2019-08-19 17:30
SIMALKA CROSSING, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria Monday handed over four children linked with the Islamic State group to Germany in their first such repatriation to the European country, an offi ...

Kati Piri: Are Ankara and Istanbul next?

ANF - 2019-08-19 15:15
The European Parliament Rapporteur for TUrkey Kati Piri protested the usurpation of HDP’s three metropolitan municipalities and said, “What next? Replacing the mayors of Ankara and Istanbul?” ...

Turkey Threatens To Reignite European Migrant Crisis - Tsarizm

Tsarizm - 2019-08-16 15:30

Migrants on the Open Arms to be taken in by 6 European countries

ANF - 2019-08-16 09:50
The 147 migrants on board of the rescue ship Open Arms will be taken in by six European countries. ...

Merkel: European mission in Strait of Hormuz likely to be discussed in Finland

Gulan Media - 2019-08-14 17:03

The Berlin Process and why the EU remains a political dwarf in the Balkans - New Eastern Europe - A bimonthly news magazine dedicated to Central and Eastern European affairs

Neweasterneurope - 2019-08-13 21:58

Turkey vote curtailed fundamental freedoms, say European observers | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-08-11 21:31

Europe-wide demonstrations against Turkish occupation

ANF - 2019-08-11 10:14
In many European cities demonstrations were held against the Turkish occupation war in southern Kurdistan and Erdoğan’s threats against Rojava and northern Syria. ...

Death sentences for European ISIS members will be carried out: Iraqi PM

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-10 21:46

01. August 2019 – 75th European Sinti and Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day (August 2)

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2019-08-09 01:17

Turkey Will Reopen European Migrant Crisis Unless Turks Allowed in EU

Thenewamerican - 2019-08-07 00:17

Empfang für erfolgreiche oö. Sportler/innen bei den European Games | Regionews.at

Regionews - 2019-08-05 22:27

Migration in the Mediterranean: It's time for the ICC to put European leaders on trial, here's why - CNBC Africa

Cnbcafrica - 2019-08-05 17:59

Turkey Threatens to Reignite European Migrant Crisis

Gatestoneinstitute - 2019-08-01 08:58

The Rise of Right-Wing Populists in Estonia

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-07-31 19:11
Since joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) in 2004, Estonia has been an exemplar of rationality and democratic values, becoming the epitome of digital innovation, openness, and budgetary balance. This can be ex ...
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