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Turkish-Backed Rebels Clash Over Residential Houses in Afrin: Report

BAS News - 2018-05-29 14:39
ERBIL - Turkish-backed rebels have clashed in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, in Syria over residential houses in the city, said a monitoring group on Monday. "The clashes took place near Kawa roundabout in Afrin city, between a group of al-Hamzah Division ...

Stop Turkey’s war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afrin

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-05-24 15:57
Until Turkey stops committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in its invasion and occupation of Afrin in northern Syria, and withdraws its military and proxy forces from Afrin, Kurdish Lobby Australia calls on the Australian Government and others i ...

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,” ...

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 ...

Rudaw: Afrin: A landscape of unprecedented Arabization

Justice for Kurds - 2018-05-15 02:03
AFRIN, Rojava-Syria — A wave of Arabization started in the Kurdish city of Afrin in northwest Syria soon after its takeover by Arab rebel groups and Turkish forces, a process that continues to this day, according to evidence on the ground and statements f ...

US criticises Turkish measures over population transfers in Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-05-04 16:51
WAAR-DUHOK: State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert strongly criticized Turkish measures in Syria’s Kurdish canton of Afrin, which are preventing residents displaced by the fighting from returning to their homes. “We’ve been watching the situation v ...

US slams Turkey over population transfers in Afrin

Kurdistan24 - 2018-05-04 12:03
Residents sit in the back of a truck as they flee the city of Afrin in northern Syria on March 18, 2018, after Turkish forces and allied armed groups took control of the Kurdish-majority city. (Photo: Bulent Kilic/AFP) ...

Turkey slowly implementing demographic change in Afrin

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-05-04 04:12
There are already signs in Afrin that Turkey is upending the long-established Kurdish demographics of the region by resettling displaced Syrians from across the country in place of Kurds uprooted by Operation Olive Branch. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Turkey Establishes Local Council in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-04-12 22:59
ERBIL — Turkey on Thursday formed an interim local council in the Kurdish town of Afrin in northwest Syria. The 20-member council consists of 11 Kurds, eight Arabs and one Turkmen, according to the Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency. Zuheyr Haydar, a Kurdi ...

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 ...

Aegean tension already taking a toll

Kathimerini - 2018-04-04 12:53
Ankara’s operation against the lightly armed Kurdish forces in Afrin, on the other side of the Turkey ...

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 ...

Turkey’s last big independent media firm is snapped up by a regime ally

The Economist - 2018-04-01 04:18
RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN has been on a roll lately. On March 18th the Turkish president announced the army’s capture of Afrin, a Kurdish stronghold in Syria, after two months of relentless attacks. Barely a week later, he scored another victory when a pliabl ...

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 ...

Yezidis Under Threat of Another Genocide: Leader

BAS News - 2018-03-27 21:25
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidi community in Iraq’s Sinjar and Syria’s Afrin are now under a serious threat of another genocide as the Turkish military incursion in these regions continues, said a Yezidi leader. “Yezidi Religious Council is holding a meeting ...

Weeks in Brief: Afrin Solidarity Suppressed

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-03-27 02:02
The “Week in brief” by Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) is a weekly review of the most important human rights news and developments from and about Iran’s Kurdish areas. Iran continues crackdown on Kurdish Afrin solidarity rallies Iranian security for ...

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 ...

After taking Afrin, Turkey looks for new targets in Syria

The Economist - 2018-03-26 00:38
FOR President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the timing of Turkey’s victory in the Afrin region of northern Syria could not have been better. After a two-month offensive against Kurdish militants, Turkish troops took control of the enclave’s main town on March 17 ...

The Holiday of Newroz and Kawa the Blacksmith

Justice for Kurds - 2018-03-22 00:08
As after Saddam Hussein’s planes gassed the inhabitants de Halabja 30 years ago, is it possible, in the aftermath of yesterday’s fall of the Kurdish city of Afrin and the exodus of hundreds of thousands of citizens before Turkish forces and their jihadist ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Perennial Betrayal of various Russian leaders on the Kurdish aspiration…

E-Kurd - 2018-03-20 03:53
Omar Sindi | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Perennial Betrayal of various Russian leaders on the Kurdish aspiration; so Afrin in Rojava Kurdistan with Vladimir Putin should be no surprise too! Despite the betrayal – the underlying the cause of the“1916 Sykes –Pi ...

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 ...
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