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Turkey Planning Besiege of Afrin: Erdoğan

BAS News - 2018-02-21 00:22
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Tuesday that his army will be soon laying a siege to the Kurdish city of Afrin in northwest Syria. “Preparations in the field take some time. In the coming days we will lay siege to Afrin city. It’s ...

Putin, Russian Security Council Discuss Situation in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-20 22:59
ERBIL — Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin with the Russian National Security Council, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday at a press meeting. Peskov pointed out that Putin and t ...

Several citizens were killed during protests in recent weeks, Kurdish death row

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2018-02-16 17:08
KMMk: Following mass and media pressures on the deaths of detainees during the events in Dimaah, the president of the Iranian government has set up a four-member committee to track the deaths of the detainees. “Hassan Rouhani” Iran’s President has ordered ...

Erdogan fanning anti-American, anti-Kurdish sentiment

Kurdistan24 - 2018-02-16 11:33
Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shout slogans on the back of a truck during a pro-government demonstration on Taksim square in Istanbul, Turkey, on July 16, 2016. (Photo: Reuters) ...

Turkish Vatan Party Calls for HDP Close Down

BAS News - 2018-02-14 23:02
ERBIL — Turkish nationalist Vatan Party lawyer and Vice President Nusret Senem on Wednesday applied to the Turkish Supreme Court to close the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). “We are calling on the Supreme Court to do its work. HDP must be cl ...

Erdogan threatens Cyprus

ANHA - 2018-02-13 13:06
NEWS DESK – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Cyprus to continue drilling for oil off the Mediterranean coast of Cyprus. Erdogan said in the Turkish parliament “We are warning those who are crossing their borders in the Aegean Sea, Cyprus ...

Putin discusses Mideast with Trump, hosts Abbas

Waar Media - 2018-02-13 12:54
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday at the start of talks with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas that he had discussed the Middle East conflict with his US counterpart Donald Trump. “I just spoke with American President Trump,” Putin t ...

US Allocates $550 Million for Training Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2018-02-12 21:54
ERBIL — The United States has allocated $300 million in its 2019 defence budget to train and equip the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) which is led by the Syrian Kurdish forces. The budget bill was signed by President Donald Trump earlier on Friday. It wa ...

Trump calls Iraqi officials “thieves”

Waar Media - 2018-02-11 15:04
WAAR-DUHOK: The US President Donald Trump has reportedly called an Iraqi delegation visiting him in the Oval Office last year “thieves,” according to a report by Washington Post published earlier this week. Following a meeting with an Iraqi delegation la ...

Erdogan confirms shoot downing Turkish helicopter in Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-02-11 15:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish forces defending the enclave of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) shot down a Turkish helicopter on Saturday three weeks after Ankara’s attempted invasion began. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed the shoot-down in a sp ...

Turkish Helicopter Is Downed in Northern Syria

The Wall Street Journal - 2018-02-10 22:44
A Turkish military helicopter was downed in northern Syria during Ankara’s offensive on Syrian Kurdish militia, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. ...

Trump: Iraqi leadership very corrupt

K24 - 2018-02-10 22:11
US President Donald Trump welcomes Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi to the White House on March 20, 2017. (Photo: AFP/Molly Riley) ...

Turkish Helicopter Shot Down in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-10 14:00
ERBIL — A Turkish military helicopter was shot down amid Ankara’s offensive against the Syrian Kurdish forces in Afrin, northwest Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed the downing of the helicopter, threatening that the perpetrators ...

Macron and Putin Discuss Syria

BAS News - 2018-02-10 01:09
ERBIL — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed the Syrian peace process over the phone on Friday, the Kremlin said in a statement. The two counterparts discussed the importance of increasing France-Russian c ...

Turkey's attacks on Afrin kill 160 civilians, displace thousands

K24 - 2018-02-09 23:42
Hevi Mustafa, co-president of the Executive Council of the self-declared Afrin canton, told a press conference attended by the head of the region's Health Committee, Angela Rasho, Turkish attacks killed 160 civilians, among them 26 children, Feb. 9. 2018. ...

Ankara's rejection of Kurdistan referendum unites Iraq and Turkey Kurds

Kurdistan24 - 2018-02-09 00:16
The now imprisoned co-leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas gives an engraving of the city of Diyarbakir to Kurdistan Region's President Masoud Barzani during a visit by his party to Erbil, Kurdistan, Sept 21, ...

Kurds reject Baghdad ploy to divide Kurds with military threats

Kurdistan24 - 2018-02-09 00:16
Iraqi President Fuad Masum (L) meets with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Hero Ibrahim, the wife of late ex-Kurdish Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, Dokan, northwest of Sulaimani. (Photo: AFP/Shwan Mohammed) ...

Lionel Messi renews Barcelona contract until 2021

Kurdistan24 - 2018-02-09 00:07
Barcelona FC President Josep Maria Bartomeu (L) and Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi signing a contract extension keeping Messi at Barcelona until 2021, Nov. 25, 2017. (Photo: AFP) ...

Putin, Erdogan discuss Afrin, Syria over phone call

K24 - 2018-02-08 15:29
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin following their joint news statement after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Dec. 11, 2017. (Photo: AA) ...

Russia, Turkey Agree on Closer Military Coordination in Syria

BAS News - 2018-02-08 15:09
ERBIL — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed on Thursday to strengthen their military coordination in Syria to fight terrorism, the Kremlin said in a statement. The pair held a telephone conversation to ...

Turkey’s Erdogan Vows to Extend Afrin Assault to Idlib

BAS News - 2018-02-08 14:18
ERBIL — The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Thursday vowed to extend the war from Afrin to Idlib in northwestern Syria. "We will continue fighting terrorism, even despite the [Western] calls to stop the operation in Afrin. After we defeat t ...

France Committed to Help Erbil-Baghdad Talks: Envoy

BAS News - 2018-02-06 22:56
ERBIL — The French government is committed to help the Kurdistan Region and Iraq in their ongoing talks over the prolonged political disputes, said the country’s envoy. “President Emmanuel Macron is very much committed to getting the talks in Iraq betwee ...

Erdogan: US Presence in Syria’s Manbij aimed against Turkey, Russia, Iran

Waar Media - 2018-02-06 19:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that the United States should leave Syria’s Manbij in Aleppo province as Ankara plans to return it “to its true owners.” He also added that Washginton had “calculations against Turkey, Iran and ma ...

Turkey’s Erdogan warns U.S. to quit Syria’s Kurdish Manbij

E-Kurd - 2018-02-06 15:46
ANKARA,— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned the United States to withdraw any American forces from the Syrian town of Manbij, vowing Turkish troops would expand a cross-border military operation to the key strategic hub. Erdogan bla ...

Erdogan meets pope as Rome bans protests

Waar Media - 2018-02-05 21:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Pope Francis on Monday while police enforced a protest ban in central Rome as feelings run high over Turkey’s offensive against Kurdish forces inside Syria’s Rojava. During the 50-minute audience, Po ...

Qui són Saraya al Salam ?

KurdisCat - 2018-02-02 11:52
Saraya al Salam, Brigades de la Pau: Aquesta organització és coneguda per la seva estreta relació amb el president Abadi i és activa en diverses regions, incloent Samarra i Necef. L'organització va ser fundada per Muqtada As-Sadr a 2014 i es diu que té 1 ...

France’s Macron warns Turkey over Afrin attack

Waar Media - 2018-01-31 19:19
WAAR-DUHOK: French President Emmanuel Macron warned Turkey that its operation against Kurdish forces in northern Syria (Rojava) should not become an excuse to invade the country and said he wanted Ankara to coordinate its action with its allies. Turkey l ...

France’s Macron Warns Turkey Over Afrin Attack

BAS News - 2018-01-31 19:01
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron warned Turkey on Wednesday about its military offensive against the Syrian Kurdish forces, saying it should not turn into an invasion. “If it turns out that this operation takes a turn other than to fight a potent ...

France's Macron warns Turkey over Syrian operation

Reuters - 2018-01-31 13:43
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron warned Turkey that its operation against Kurdish militias in northern Syria should not become an excuse to invade the country and said he wanted Ankara to coordinate its action with its allies. ...

Trump Needs to Defend the Syrian Kurds From Turkey’s Attacks

The Kurdish Project - 2018-01-31 06:15
The following article was originally published in The Observer. No international group has helped President Donald Trump more in his first year in office than the Syrian Kurds, who provided ground troops to capture Raqqa, the “capital” of ISIS. Turkey’s ...

Recep Tayyip Erdogan turns Turkey away from U.S.

Washington Times - 2018-01-30 09:13
All is not well with U.S.-Turkey relations. Earlier this month, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan bitterly criticized U.S. support for Syrian Kurdish militias, saying: "A country we call an ally is insisting on forming a terror army on our borders. ... Our ...

Putin, Netanyahu talks to focus on Syria, Iran and bilateral ties

Waar Media - 2018-01-30 00:07
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will discuss the situation in Syria, Iran and bilateral relations, Israeli Ambassador to Russia Gary Koren said in an interview with TASS on Monday. The Israeli en ...

Kenya: Averting an Avoidable Crisis

International Crisis Group - 2018-01-29 19:06
Kenya’s ongoing electoral standoff could be compounded further if opposition leader Raila Odinga proceeds with a "swearing-in" ceremony that might elicit a tough response from President Kenyatta. To avert the risk of further protests, destruction and blo ...

Erdogan says Turkey will 'clean' entire Syrian border

Reuters - 2018-01-28 19:42
ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey will "clean" its entire border with Syria in a sign that the Turkish offensive on the Syrian Kurdish YPG group in northern Syria's Afrin region could be extended further. ...

Erdoğan Admits Expansion Tendency to Iraq

BAS News - 2018-01-28 13:54
ERBIL — Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has admitted that he intends to expand beyond their current borders and that this attempt is to protect their brothers in other countries. “We make steps and our nation will be following us because Turkey ha ...

Spanish court suspends Puigdemont’s return to power in Catalonia

Waar Media - 2018-01-28 12:27
WAAR-DUHOK: Spain’s Constitutional Court has unanimously ruled to ban a remote investiture for Carles Puigdemont as Catalonia’s president. Spanish ministers want to prevent Puigdemont retaking the regional leadership. The Spanish government has won its a ...

John Kerry Chamberlain, Israel, and the Obama Peapod

E-Kurd - 2018-01-28 10:17
Gerald A. Honigman | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Back in President Obama’s second term in office, Secretary of State John Kerry, like his boss and other members of the same pea -pod (Samantha Power, Susan Rice, Joe Biden, Chuck Hagel, etc.), liked to warn Isr ...

Barzani to BBC: Sending Peshmerga to Afrin will not solve issue

Waar Media - 2018-01-27 01:10
WAAR-DUHOK: Masoud Barzani, former President of the Kurdistan Region, affirmed that he has no regrets about the Kurdistan independence referendum. Barzani told the BBC “I have said it before, and I will say it again, I don’t regret it.” “I don’t regret t ...
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