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Turkey Returns Scores of Smuggled Artifacts to IraqBAS News - 2019-09-21 15:46
ERBIL — The Turkish government on Friday returned several dozens of ancient artifacts to Iraq, nearly 11 years after they were seized from smugglers in Turkey. The artifacts were being kept in a museum in Hatay, Turkish media reports said. Iraq previousl ...
Campaign of the Week: Solidarity with those fighting for freedom and democracy in Turkey and Kurdistan | Morning StarMorningstaronline - 2019-09-21 15:43
US and local forces on joint patrol in Gire SpiANF - 2019-09-21 14:59
Patrol missions within the scope of the US-SDF-Turkey agreement continue along the border between Turkey and Rojava. ...
CPJ joins call to UN rights council for end to press crackdown in Turkey - Committee to Protect JournalistsCPJ - 2019-09-20 22:22
Education for all in times of crisis: access to school for Syrian refugee children in Turkey - Turkey | ReliefWebReliefweb - 2019-09-20 17:37
Bloomberg reporters in Turkey court over currency crisis article | Middle East EyeMiddleeasteye - 2019-09-20 17:37
US Military ‘Impressed’ by Cooperation with Turkey in Syria; Erdogan Issues Warning - New Delhi Times - India's Only International NewspaperNewdelhitimes - 2019-09-20 15:43
Holding inmates far from families a violation of human rights, ECtHR says in Turkey ruling - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2019-09-20 12:35
US Military 'Impressed' by Cooperation with Turkey in Syria; Erdogan Issues Warning | Voice of America - EnglishVoanews - 2019-09-20 02:38
Stop Turkey flooding the 12,000-year-old town of Hasankeyf!Green Left Weekly - 2019-09-20 02:02
cultural heritage environment water Peter Boyle Issue 1238 Turkey Kurdistan Tigris River September 18, 2019 A global day of action on September 14 drew attention to the Turkish government’s controversial Ilisu dam project on the Tigris River in Turkish K ...
IN PICTURES: Afran Church near MardinBAS News - 2019-09-19 17:41
The historic site is located in a village near the Kurdish city of Mardin in Turkey. Before Christianity, the location was a Zoroastrian temple. In 793 A.C. Patriarch Mor Aziz Shlemon renovated the temple and converted it into a church. ...
Turkey's Erdogan Presents Plan to Turn Kurds into a Minority in Northern SyriaTherealnews - 2019-09-19 16:19
Garanti BBVA finances wind farm in Turkey with gender loan to Polat Energy | BBVABBVA - 2019-09-19 14:17
Turkey’s former PM Davutoğlu to establish new party in November - Duvar | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-09-19 14:17
'Democratic Turkey' conference in BerlinANF - 2019-09-19 12:30
Different groups, artists, academics and politicians are organizing a conference in Berlin on 21 and 22 September. ...
HDP co-chair Temelli: The search for justice goes onANF - 2019-09-19 10:21
HDP co-chair Sezai Temelli said: "To talk about an independent and impartial judiciary in Turkey is not possible today. Here there is a need for a quest for justice." ...
U.S. continues to arm Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan: PentagonE-Kurd - 2019-09-19 07:41
WASHINGTON,— The United States continues to provide Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria with arms and vehicles, despite the creation of a buffer zone with Turkey along the border, a US defense official said Wednesday. The US ...
Erdogan says 2-3 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, Europe can be resettled in ‘safe zone’Kathimerini - 2019-09-19 07:38
-backed Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters. The YPG has been a main US ally in the fight against Islamic State ...
US consular staffer to stay in Turkey jail on spy charges | The Times of IsraelTimesofisrael - 2019-09-18 23:23
U.S., Turkey Cooperate in Defeat-ISIS Effort > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > StoryDefense - 2019-09-18 23:20
Celtics news: Enes Kanter meets with Bill, Hillary Clinton about human rights violations in TurkeyClutchpoints - 2019-09-18 17:38
Mothers protesting in front of AKP headquarters detainedANF - 2019-09-18 16:26
The protests in front of AKP headquarters in Turkey are widening. In Ankara there were arrests while in Kayseri protesting mothers were expelled by the police from the vicinity of the AKP building. ...
Arrest warrant extended against Ferhat TunçANF - 2019-09-18 14:17
The trial of exiled musician Ferhat Tunç continued today in Turkey. While the warrant for his arrest was upheld and extended, Tunç said: "I will not surrender." ...
Press freedom in Turkey in crisis, international press groupsANF - 2019-09-18 11:59
The delegation said Turkey’s highest judicial body must give priority to applications regarding detained journalists and administrative measures blocking websites, including Wikipedia. ...
Turkey deploys another drillship in Eastern Med | News | ekathimerini.comEkathimerini - 2019-09-18 08:50
International Press Institute Mission: 'Press Freedom in Turkey Remains in Crisis' - englishBianet - 2019-09-18 07:48
Stop Turkey flooding the 12,000-year-old heritage town of Hasankeyf!Green Left Weekly - 2019-09-18 07:24
cultural heritage environment water Peter Boyle Issue 1238 Turkey Kurdistan Tigris River September 18, 2019 A global day of action on September 14 drew attention to the Turkish government’s controversial Ilisu dam construction on the Tigris River in Turk ...
Lawyers for U.S. consulate worker charged in Turkey applied to European rights court: source - ReutersReuters - 2019-09-18 06:05
Attacks on Aramco oil facilities risk higher inflation, lower growth in Turkey - ReutersReuters - 2019-09-17 23:56
Syrian Refugees in Turkey Need Jobs - LawfareLawfareblog - 2019-09-17 23:05
Turkey, Iran, Russia agree on forming constitutional committee in SyriaGulan Media - 2019-09-17 22:58
District governor replaces arrested pro-Kurdish mayor in Turkey’s southeast | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-09-17 20:05
Turkey arrests pro-Kurdish HDP mayor in eastern province of Erzurum | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-09-17 16:50
47 young people from Turkey and Kurdistan join the PKK ranksANF - 2019-09-17 12:02
47 activists from Turkey and Kurdistan announced their participation in the guerrilla forces. ...
Turkey’s press freedom remains in crisis - int’l journalism organisations | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-09-17 09:42
İlhami Balı, the mastermind of ISIL attacks in Turkey, worked with Turkish intelligence agency MİT - Nordic MonitorNordicmonitor - 2019-09-17 06:30
Emboldened by S-400s, Turkey threatens offensive in eastern Syria - Middle East - Jerusalem PostJpost - 2019-09-17 01:52
Turkey, Russia, Iran agree steps to ease tensions in Syria's Idlib despite lingering differences - ReutersReuters - 2019-09-17 00:19
Turkey says three million could return to safe zone in Syria - BBC NewsBBC - 2019-09-16 22:10
U.S.-led coalition says ‘good progress’ in north Syria buffer zoneE-Kurd - 2019-09-16 20:40
GIRE SPI, Syrian Kurdistan,— The US-led coalition said Sunday that “good progress” was being made in implementing a buffer zone in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria along the Turkish border. Turkey and the United States last month agreed on the ...
Rights violations in Turkey underlined at UN Session in GenevaANF - 2019-09-16 16:10
The 42nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council is under way in Geneva. MRAP (Mouvement contre le Racisme et pour l’Amitié entre les Peuples) and the African Agency for Integrated Development (AAID) drew attention to the situation in Turkey. ...
International media freedom mission in Turkey: press freedom in crisis / Turkey / Areas / Homepage - Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso TranseuropaBalcanicaucaso - 2019-09-16 13:30
Turkey bombs villages in Amadiya, South KurdistanANF - 2019-09-16 12:53
The Turkish state’s genocidal attacks against the Kurdish people and their lands are resulting in further damages and losses every day. ...
Kongreya Star awareness initiative continues in AleppoANF - 2019-09-16 12:02
Kongreya Star continues its work of sensibilisation of the population against the risk of aggression by Turkey. ...
Turkey detains hundreds in fresh anti-Gulen roundup - Middle East - RFIRFI - 2019-09-15 19:46
Demonstration against Turkey’s threats in Gire SpiANF - 2019-09-15 19:19
Masses protested against Turkey’s threats of occupation against northern and eastern Syria. ...
Can Turkey escape the fireball in Idlib?Al Monitor - 2019-09-15 13:35
Joint Letter by 18 Organizations to UN: Address Crackdown Against Journalists in Turkey - englishBianet - 2019-09-15 10:05
Syrian refugees in Turkey need jobsBrookings - 2019-09-15 10:05
Berat Albayrak: Turkey is back in business ǀ View | EuronewsEuronews - 2019-09-15 10:05
Syrians Adopt Precautions From Home to Evade Arrest in Turkey - WSJWSJ - 2019-09-15 10:05
Turkey Issues 1,100 Arrest Warrants in Opposition Crackdown | Democracy Now!Democracynow - 2019-09-15 08:42
10 migrants dead, 30 hurt in Turkey bus crash: official | Mena – Gulf NewsGulfnews - 2019-09-15 06:33
HBDH militia claim responsibility for cargo ship fire in HatayANF - 2019-09-14 15:25
HBDH militia claimed responsibility for the action against a cargo ship in the Hatay province in southern Turkey. ...
US urges respect for democratic rights in TurkeyKurdistan24 - 2019-09-14 07:41
Press freedom in Turkey remains in crisis, despite some room for very cautious optimism - IFEXIFEX - 2019-09-13 22:05
Death toll climbs to seven in southeast Turkey bombingKurdistan24 - 2019-09-13 21:16
ERDOGAN SAYS TRUMP 'MUST UNDERSTAND' TURKEY'S CONCERNS OVER KURDISH MILITARY THREAT ON BORDER; READY TO ACT ALONE SETTING UP 'SAFE ZONE' IN SYRIAYahoo - 2019-09-13 21:16
Seven dead, 10 hurt in southeast Turkey blast: governor's officeGulan Media - 2019-09-13 17:17
US, Turkey Resume 'Safe Zone' Patrols in SyriaGulan Media - 2019-09-13 17:17
Dutch foreign minister dismisses report on Turkey’s links to ISIS in Syria | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-09-13 16:45
Little advantage to Turkey in Bolton’s departure | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-09-13 16:08
Turkey destroys hundreds of houses for building the Afrin wallANF - 2019-09-13 14:37
The Turkish state is fortifying the occupation of Afrin in order to separate it from the rest of Syria. Hundreds of houses have now been demolished in the villages of Cilbir and Kimar in Sherawa and in the village of Meryemin in Shera. ...
Devastating all dissent in Turkey - Region - World - Ahram OnlineAhram - 2019-09-13 14:24
U.S. to send 150 troops for joint patrols with Turkey in northeast Syria - NYT | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-09-13 13:51
PKK’s Karayılan: Cizre massacre ordered by ErdoğanANF - 2019-09-13 13:03
Murat Karayılan of the PKK has commented on Ahmet Davutoğlu's knowledge of the bloody series of attacks between June 7 and November 1, 2015 in Turkey and North Kurdistan. ...
Several dead, injured in explosion in Turkey's restive southeast | News | Al JazeeraAljazeera - 2019-09-13 08:08
Explosion on a road in southeast Turkey kills 4, wounds 13Yahoo - 2019-09-12 20:38
Explosion on a road in southeast Turkey kills 4, wounds 13Seattle Times - 2019-09-12 20:29
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say Kurdish rebels have detonated an improvised explosive device on a road in southeast Turkey, killing four people and wounding 13 others. The local governor’s office said the explosion Thursday on a road near the ...
Turkey: 30 detained in protest over elected mayors’ ouster | WTOPWTOP - 2019-09-12 20:01
Turkey’s Erdogan Wants to Rope in NATO CountriesE-Kurd - 2019-09-12 19:25
Dr. Kamal Sido | Ekurd.net German Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) Syria summit with Putin, Erdogan, and Rouhani in Ankara on September 16. Next Monday, September 16, 2019, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet the heads of state of Russia ...
39th anniversary of Turkey's September 12 military coupANF - 2019-09-12 14:28
Today marks the 39th anniversary of the most violent of military coups experienced by Turkey in the XX and XXI century. ...
Austrian journalist acquitted of terrorism charges in TurkeyKurdistan24 - 2019-09-12 10:08
Turkey problem with democracy discussed at Swiss ParliamentANF - 2019-09-12 09:36
Speaking at a conference in the Swiss Parliament, the HDP, CHP and the Swiss Socialist Party deputies, called for international solidarity messages to be sent in view of the political process taking place in Turkey. ...
Focus on the Big Picture: Washington’s Options in SyriaForeign Policy Research Institute - 2019-09-12 01:18
Even after eight years of civil war and the U.S. intervention to combat the Islamic State (IS), the future of northeast Syria still is unsettled. Washington faces the various divergent interests of powerful external actors, including Russia and Turkey—one ...
US, Turkey launch joint patrols in northeast Syria – EURACTIV.comEuractiv - 2019-09-11 15:54
Turkey’s gangs abduct more civilians, shoot villagers in AfrinANF - 2019-09-11 12:38
Turkey’s mercenary allies abducted more civilians from a village of Afrin and opened fire on the villagers who resisted. At least 52 civilians have been abducted in the occupied city this September. ...
US and Turkey must not ignore ISIS resurgence in Syria - The NationalThenational - 2019-09-11 01:59
Inmates End Own Lives to Protest Rebel Kurdish Leader's Treatment in Turkey | Voice of America - EnglishVoanews - 2019-09-10 19:38
Turkey plans to return one million Syrians, warns of new migrant wave in Europe - ReutersReuters - 2019-09-10 16:43
U.S. stalling on Syria ‘safe zone’, Turkey will act alone if needed: FME-Kurd - 2019-09-10 16:37
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday that Washington is stalling in its agreement to create a “safe zone” in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria, and repeated that Ankara was ready to act on its own if necessary ...
Ruling party defector to form new party in Turkey before 2020 | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-09-10 14:21
Academics: The call for peace cannot be put on trialANF - 2019-09-10 13:16
The Turkish state continues to target the academics for peace since the joint declaration of their stance towards the war of the Turkish government against the civilian population in Turkey's Kurdish region. ...
Conference in Bern about the appointment of trusteesANF - 2019-09-10 11:56
A conference titled "Equal opportunities, equal rights: A democratic Turkey for all" will be organised in Bern on Wednesday. ...
Prison sentence for Jinnews reporter on terrorism chargesANF - 2019-09-09 18:13
The Turkish regime continues to implement the policy of imprisonment against journalists working for Kurdish press in Turkey. ...
Turkish threats against Rojava land in Swedish parliamentANF - 2019-09-09 10:59
The Swedish Left Party brought the threats issued by Turkey to invade Rojava to Parliament. ...
Turkey Disagrees with US' Steps on Syria 'Safe Zone': ErdoganBAS News - 2019-09-09 06:12
ERBIL - Only hours after a joint military patrol by the US and its NATO ally Turkey in Syria as part of the establishment of the long-planned 'safe zone' in the country, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Ankara disagreed with Was ...
President Barzani to HDP delegation: 'time has come' for peaceful Kurdish question resolution in TurkeyGulan Media - 2019-09-09 03:03
President Nechirvan Barzani Reiterates His Support for Peace Process in TurkeyPresidency of Kurdistan - 2019-09-09 00:29
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, 8 September 2019 – In a meeting with a delegation of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), President Nechirvan Barzani reiterated the importance of solving the Kurdish issue through peace and dialogue, and stated that no efforts s ...
KRG Supports Any Initiative Towards Peace in the Region: PM BarzaniBAS News - 2019-09-08 23:14
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region supports any initiative that could bring about peace and stability to the region, said Prime Minister Masrour Barzani. Discussing the current situation across the Middle East as well as the Kurdish question in Turkey with a h ...
Crisis-hit Turkey suffers erosion in investmentsAl Monitor - 2019-09-08 22:19
New internet regulations in Turkey stoke censorship fears | Thomas Seibert | AWThearabweekly - 2019-09-08 21:56
US, Turkey Begin Joint Patrols in Northeastern Syria | Al BawabaAlbawaba - 2019-09-08 21:56
Pro-Kurdish HDP organisations in Turkey’s southeast under investigation over child abduction claims | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-09-08 21:18
Pro-Kurdish HDP officials in Turkey’s southeast under investigation over child abduction claims | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-09-08 19:28
Turkey’s HDP delegation visits Iraqi Kurdistan, meets with Kurdish officialsE-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. ...
US, Turkey Launch Joint Patrols in Northeast Syria | Asharq AL-awsatAawsat - 2019-09-08 15:57
Turkey-US Joint Patrols in North Syria BeginBAS News - 2019-09-08 15:46
ERBIL — Turkish military vehicles entered northern Syria on Sunday to join a US convoy and conduct the first joint patrol as part of preparations to establish a ‘safe zone’ in the region. Six armored vehicles with Turkish flags joined the US forces 30 ki ...
Kurdistan President Urges Peaceful Talks to Address Kurdish Question in TurkeyBAS News - 2019-09-08 15:46
ERBIL — The Kurdish question in Turkey should be addressed through peaceful means not war and violence, said Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani. The remarks were made during a meeting between Barzani and a high-level delegation of the Peoples' ...