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Destruction, killings in Turkey's Kurdish towns secretly sanctioned by Turkish Prime Minister Davutoğlu - Nordic Monitor

Nordicmonitor - 2019-11-21 06:09

Enes Kanter: Celtics star speaks on human rights violations in Turkey

Usatoday - 2019-11-21 02:42

House Bill Calls for a Halt on Deployment of U.S. Assets in Turkey | USA.GreekReporter.com

Greekreporter - 2019-11-21 00:10

Turkey threatens to resume offensive in Syria if YPG not removed

Digitaljournal - 2019-11-20 21:04

Pompeo, Cavusoglu Discuss US-Turkey Ties

BAS News - 2019-11-20 20:47
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met on Wednesday with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Belgium to discuss the ties between Washington and Ankara. The two top diplomats met on the sidelines of a NATO meeting in Belgium, with Pompeo s ...

Turkey assures Russia it won’t resume military operation in northern Syria, says Lavrov

TASS - 2019-11-20 19:39
Russia’s top diplomat commented on a statement by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu that the United States and Russia allegedly had not done everything to withdraw Kurdish forces from the Turkish-Syrian border ...

'Repatriation' of Syrians in Turkey needs EU action

Euobserver - 2019-11-20 17:46

Five more civilians kidnapped in occupied Afrin

ANF - 2019-11-20 16:59
Human rights violations by Turkey's mercenary troops continue in occupied Afrin city. ...

In Russia-Turkey Pact, Putin Wields His Geopolitical Skills Anew - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-11-20 16:14

HDP Calls for Early Elections in Turkey

BAS News - 2019-11-20 15:34
ERBIL — The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) on Wednesday called for an early election to be held in Turkey. The call comes after the Turkish authorities removed 24 HDP mayors across the Kurdish areas of south and southeast Turkey over the pas ...

YBŞ: Turkish attack injured 5 of our fighters on Tuesday

ANF - 2019-11-20 14:46
YBŞ said that Turkey attacked Shengal taking advantage of the conflict in Iraq. ...

Islamic State exploited Turkey’s Syria invasion, drawdown of U.S. troops: Pentagon report

E-Kurd - 2019-11-20 14:44
WASHINGTON,— Islamic State has exploited Turkey’s incursion into Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, and the drawdown of U.S. troops from the region, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Pentagon’s Inspector General, ...

HDP calls for an early election

ANF - 2019-11-20 13:59
HDP called for an ‘early election’ in order to rescue people of Turkey from the tyranny of the AKP-MHP. ...

Mercenaries linked to Turkey kidnapped 5 people in Afrin

ANF - 2019-11-20 11:02
Mercenaries linked to the Turkish state kidnapped 5 people in Afrin. ...

Murder-suicides in Istanbul and Antalya shock Turkey | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW | 19.11.2019

DW - 2019-11-20 10:24

US will do 'very best' to keep Turkey in Nato: Trump aide, Government & Economy - THE BUSINESS TIMES

Businesstimes - 2019-11-20 09:36

Turkey conducted several airstrikes in the Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-20 06:19

Turkey says it will repatriate most IS detainees by year-end

Kathimerini - 2019-11-20 03:15
against the Kurdish YPG militia last month, and has hundreds more jihadist suspects in detention. Speaking... to Kurdish insurgents on its own soil, has dismissed the concerns, saying the militia had vacated some ...

Two Daesh-supporting suspects in Turkey blacklisted by US | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-11-20 02:37

Bilirakis/Meng Introduce Bill to Remove U.S. Strategic Assets in Turkey - Hellenic News of America

Hellenicnews - 2019-11-19 22:19

Car bomb kills at least 18 in Syrian town held by Turkey - Portland Press Herald

Pressherald - 2019-11-19 21:44

More than 120 journalists still jailed in Turkey: International Press Institute - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-11-19 19:48

Turkey says Kurdish YPG militia kill three despite ceasefire deal

Reuters - 2019-11-19 19:44
Turkey's defense ministry said on Tuesday Kurdish YPG militia had killed three people and wounded eight in a missile attack on a school in the Tel Abyad region of northern Syria which they were meant to have withdrawn from under a ceasefire agreement. ...

Vladimir Pozner on US House of Representatives recognition of Armenian Genocide: They hit Turkey in nose, it’s enough

NEWS - 2019-11-19 18:43

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (TFSA) jihadists establish a “committee” to organize looting and confiscation of private properties

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-19 17:47
Members of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army told local news agency today that jihadist factions have established an “economic committee” to organize looting and confiscation of private properties in the city of Tal Abyad, Northeast Syria. TFSA jihadists ...

Report by International Press Organizations on Status of Press Freedom in Turkey - english

Bianet - 2019-11-19 17:36

More than 120 journalists still jailed in Turkey -...

Trust - 2019-11-19 17:36

Kurds say Turkey violating 'ceasefire' in northern Syria

Local10 - 2019-11-19 16:05

Civil Society is on trial in Turkey | ICN

Indcatholicnews - 2019-11-19 15:15

Iraqi spy chief: ISIS members take refuge in Turkey

ANF - 2019-11-19 14:50
Lt. Gen. Saad al-Allaq said ISIS leaders are planning jailbreaks to get manpower to relaunch the terror group. ...

Erdoğan gov't thwarted crackdown on ISIS fertilizer supply chain in Turkey - Nordic Monitor

Nordicmonitor - 2019-11-19 14:12

Poisoned cakes from Turkey? A video causes panic in Iraqi Kurdistan and all around the world

E-Kurd - 2019-11-19 14:03
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— People all over the world have been sharing a video that supposedly shows poisonous tablets hidden inside mini snack cakes manufactured in Turkey. The FRANCE 24 Observers examined this video, which has been circula ...

Turkey will launch another Syria operation if area not cleared of Kurdish YPG: FM

E-Kurd - 2019-11-19 14:03
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s foreign minister said Ankara would launch a new military operation in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Kurdish region in northeast Syria, if the area was not cleared of what he called “terrorists”, state-owned Anadolu agency reported on ...

15-year-old girl kidnapped by Turkey’s mercenaries in Afrin

ANF - 2019-11-19 13:55
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. ...

KCK's Bayik: Third World War taking place in the Middle East

ANF - 2019-11-19 08:18
"Both the USA and Russia have sacrificed the Kurds to their own interests and cleared the way for Turkey. Turkey is being used by them against the Kurds," explained Cemil Bayik of the KCK in a TV analysis. ...

Turkey orders detention of 133 military personnel over suspected Gulen links: Anadolu

Reuters - 2019-11-19 06:35
Turkey has ordered the detention of 133 military personnel over suspected links to a network Ankara accuses of organizing an attempted coup in 2016, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday. ...

Car bomb kills at least 18 in Syrian town held by Turkey - StarTribune.com

Startribune - 2019-11-18 23:24

Car bomb kills at least 18 in Syrian town held by Turkey

KSAT - 2019-11-18 23:20

Car bomb kills at least 12 in Syrian town held by Turkey - Middle East - Stripes

Stripes - 2019-11-18 21:36

TFSA shoots at a demonstration after the terrorist bomb in Al-Bab city this week

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-18 19:29
Local activists circulated a video today showing live fire being shot on civilians demonstrating in Al-Bab city under the control of Turkey-backed Syrian Army (TFSA). Demonstrations erupted in the city after reports revealed the involvement of the TFSA in ...

Turkey’s Erdoğan scores a pyrrhic victory in Washington

Brookings - 2019-11-18 18:49

Kurdish HDP party mulls pulling MPs from Turkish parliament

E-Kurd - 2019-11-18 18:24
ANKARA,— A Kurdish opposition party is considering withdrawing lawmakers from Turkey’s parliament due to mounting pressure it is facing, and as an act of protest against the government’s decision to oust 24 of its mayors in the past three months. Pro-Kur ...

As Bad Loans Explode in Turkey, Government Tries to Recreate Debt-Fueled Boom that Led to its Financial & Currency Crisis | Wolf Street

Wolfstreet - 2019-11-18 18:18

Turkey's "30 kilometers obsession"

ANF - 2019-11-18 10:38
The wave of genocidal policies initiated by the Ottoman Empire against the Assyrians and Chaldeans and the ancient peoples of Mesopotamia on the eve of the First World War continues today in Rojava. ...

Life Forest for women in Sur

ANF - 2019-11-18 08:18
In order to draw attention to the daily femicide in Turkey and worldwide, the women's council of the municipality of Sur has built a life forest for women. 390 trees have already been planted in the forest. ...

Syria: 10 killed, 15 injured in car bomb attack, says Turkey Defence Ministry

Aninews - 2019-11-18 06:55

Turkey accuses Kurds of releasing more than 800 ISIS militants in Syria

TASS - 2019-11-18 06:41
Since the Peace Spring military operation was launched in northeast Syria Ankara has been accusing Kurdish units of releasing ISIS militants incarcerated in local prisons. The YPG, in turn, blast back saying that extremists manage to escape after Turkish ...

Trump To Lift Sanctions After Turkey Agrees To Truce In Syria | Connecticut Public Radio

WNPR - 2019-11-18 02:18

Women married to Isis fighters due to land in Germany from Turkey | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-11-18 00:45

US will do ‘very best’ to keep Turkey in NATO: Trump aide » Manila Bulletin News

MB - 2019-11-17 23:34

Turkey faces scrutiny over alleged use of white phosphorus on children in northern Syria | The Independent

Independent - 2019-11-17 23:11

US will do 'very best' to keep Turkey in NATO, Trump aide says | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-11-17 23:11

Temelli: Let's unite for democracy in Turkey

ANF - 2019-11-17 19:37
HDP co-chair Sezai Temelli, spoke at the 3rd Ordinary Congress of the Mersin Provincial Party about the latest developments. ...

Turkey removes four more HDP mayors in southeast | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-17 16:25

Hiding in Plain Sight: Turkey’s ISIS Links, Al-Baghdadi’s Last Refuge and the Jihadist-Controlled “Safe” Zone

E-Kurd - 2019-11-17 14:13
Sheri Laizer | Exclusive to Ekurd.net “The Turkish-sponsored jihadists abducted me from my home – I am not a PYD member, just an olive grove farmer. They held and tortured me for three weeks, burning me, threatening to kill me, beating me till they broke ...

Autonomous Administration: Turkey must leave our lands

ANF - 2019-11-17 13:03
“The rightest thing is to accept and embrace each other, and to develop a language of solution. We are ready to do our part in order for all the peoples in North and East Syria to be granted their identities and rights.” ...

German ISIS returnee arrested in Frankfurt

ANF - 2019-11-17 11:44
German citizen Nasim A. was arrested at Frankfurt airport after her deportation from Turkey. The Federal High Court issued an arrest warrant for membership in the "Islamic State". ...

Solidarity actions for Rojava in European cities

ANF - 2019-11-17 09:29
Freiburg, Kiel, Bonn, Stuttgart, Saarlouis, Paris, Toulouse and Copenhagen have also protested against the Turkish invasion of northern Syria. The protests called for solidarity with Rojava and sanctions against Turkey. ...

Could US force regime change in Turkey? || AW

Thearabweekly - 2019-11-17 08:07

Sassoli: Killings of civilians and prisoners are war crimes

ANF - 2019-11-17 08:06
Professor Marco Sassoli, an expert in international humanitarian law, said that Turkey in Northern and Eastern Syria is acting in violation of international law. ...

Turkish president plays anti-Kurds video in Oval Office meeting

CBS News - 2019-11-17 06:28
President Trump met with Turkey's president at the White House Wednesday. CBS News has confirmed that there was a surprise confrontation when President Erdogan met with Mr. Trump and others in the Oval Office. ...

Why Turkey is attacking Kurd forces in Syria, explained | Watch News Videos Online

Globalnews - 2019-11-17 06:07

News Analysis: Syrian refugees in Turkey need more integration than resettlement: analysts - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Xinhuanet - 2019-11-17 03:26

Despite sanctions, Turkey will risk even more disruption with the US in the future - The National

Thenational - 2019-11-16 22:17

Statement by MFA of Armenia regarding the statements by the President of Turkey on Armenian Genocide made in the United States

HETQ - 2019-11-16 21:12

Syrian Kurds Should Not Pay for US-Turkey Economic Ties: SDF

BAS News - 2019-11-16 19:54
ERBIL — The Kurds in Syria should not pay the price for the economic interests and relations between the United States and Turkey, said Mustafa Bali, head of the Press Center of the Syrian Democratic Forces. The comments came after Turkish President Rece ...

Turkish attacks protested in Rennes

ANF - 2019-11-16 19:08
Kurds protested the invading attacks carried out by Turkey in Rennes, France. ...

Car Bomb Kills at Least 12 in Syrian Town Held by Turkey - NBC4 Washington

Nbcwashington - 2019-11-16 17:48

MÖP called on international community to expose Turkey

ANF - 2019-11-16 16:45
The MÖP (Mesopotamia Freedom Party) reacted harshly to the invading attacks carried out by the Turkish state in Til Temir. ...

Four Relatives of Baghdadi Captured in Turkey

BAS News - 2019-11-16 15:33
ERBIL - Turkish police said on Saturday that it had captured four close relatives of the former leader of the Islamic State (IS), Abu Bakir Al-Baghdadi, during an operation based in Turkey's central Anatolian province of Kirsehir. According to state medi ...

Turkey Slanders and Vilifies Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-11-16 15:20
Dr. Mohammed M.A. Ahmed | Exclusive to Ekurd.net It is a pity and disgrace to see Erdogan and his supporters continue vilify and slander the Kurdish nation in order to justify their long-standing occupation of Kurdistan. Turkey’s anti-Kurd policy is the ...

Turkey says Kurdish militia attack kills 10 people in Syrian town of Al-Bab - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-11-16 13:42

Turkey's president gave Trump back a wild, threatening letter he wrote warning him against being 'a fool' and 'the devil' in Syria | Business Insider India

Businessinsider - 2019-11-16 10:07

Two journalists for MA and Jin News imprisoned

ANF - 2019-11-16 08:47
The Turkish regime’s political genocide operations have been intensified in line with Turkey’s military offensive seeking to invade North and East Syria. Journalists are among the targets. ...

Turkey's president gave Trump back a wild, threatening letter warning him against being 'a fool' and 'the devil' in Syria, Business Insider - Business Insider Singapore

Businessinsider - 2019-11-15 22:44

Trump meets with Turkey’s president at White House amid low-point in relations | Globalnews.ca

Globalnews - 2019-11-15 22:16

Turkey's president gave Donald Trump back a wild, threatening letter he wrote warning him against being 'a fool' and 'the devil' in Syria

Businessinsider - 2019-11-15 22:16

Turkey's Erdogan and Lindsey Graham reportedly had a spat over Syria's Kurds in the Oval Office

Yahoo - 2019-11-15 22:14

Human Rights Trainings of Trainers in Turkey - News

COE - 2019-11-15 21:36

From Sweden to Australia Kurds speak out for Rojava

ANF - 2019-11-15 15:35
In Sweden and Australia Kurds took to the streets against the attacks carried out by Turkey in Northern and Eastern Syria. ...

Newspaper: Turkey accuses Kurds of killing Armenian priests in Syria

NEWS - 2019-11-15 15:12

Refugees at Risk: Managing the European Union’s Declining Power in Turkey - War on the Rocks

Warontherocks - 2019-11-15 11:40

Demonstration in Bremen against Turkish war in Rojava

ANF - 2019-11-15 10:30
Kurdish parties and associations protested against the Turkish war in Rojava at the central station of Bremen and distributed information material about the war crimes of Turkey’s invasion troops. ...

Turkish invasion threatens iconic women's village in Rojava

Green Left Weekly - 2019-11-15 08:18
Turkey's war on Rojava Kerry Smith Issue 1245 Rojava Jinwar women communes Democratic Federation of Northern Syria November 15, 2019 The women’s cooperative village of Jinwar was opened on November 25, 2017, the International Day for the Elimination of V ...

Erdogan: US wrong to push Turkey to drop Russian defenses

Kathimerini - 2019-11-15 06:39
of the Kurdish militia. Erdogan said Trump looked “moved” while watching the footage. The US Congress has... into Syria to drive out the Kurdish militia, Washington’s main partner in the fight against Islamic ...

American-born woman who joined ISIS is not a citizen, judge rules

Seattle Times - 2019-11-15 06:21
The surprise ruling leaves the fate of Hoda Muthana and her child in doubt amid the deteriorating security environment in northern Syria since Turkey invaded territory held by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, a U.S. ally. The SDF supervises the ...

The Trump-Erdogan "cease-fire" gives Turkey exactly what wants in Syria.

Slate - 2019-11-15 06:20

Greece illegally deported nearly 60,000 migrants to Turkey in a year, says report - The National

Thenational - 2019-11-14 22:51

After Six Decades, Turkey Is Now a U.S. Ally in Name Only | The New Yorker

Newyorker - 2019-11-14 20:44

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 ...

Thousands in Shehba protested Turkey attack

ANF - 2019-11-14 19:05
Thousands of people protested against the Turkish state's invasion and genocide attacks in Shehba. ...

Turkey, Russia Complete Sixth Joint Patrol in Syria

BAS 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: report

New 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 ...

Turkey says death toll in Kurdish shelling rises to 4 | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-11-14 18:16

Trump, Erdogan lavish praise despite deep divisions in US-Turkey ties | News | DW | 13.11.2019

DW - 2019-11-14 18:07

Remarks by President Trump and President Erdoğan of Turkey in Legislative Engagement with Select Members of the Senate | The White House

Whitehouse - 2019-11-14 17:41

Remarks by President Trump and President Erdoğan of Turkey in Joint Press Conference | The White House

Whitehouse - 2019-11-14 16:04

Could U.S. force regime change in Turkey? | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-14 14:24

8 civilians abducted by Turkey's mercenaries in Afrin

ANF - 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. ...

Family suicides in Turkey speak of a society that has lost hope | Elif Shafak | Opinion | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-11-14 11:31

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