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Turkey says 200 Syrians returned to area cleared of Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-11-22 13:28
ISTANBUL,— Turkey’s defence ministry said Thursday that around 200 Syrians had returned to “their homes” after its offensive against Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) last month, with another 300 on the way. “Close to 200 of our Syrian brothers ...

Kurdish-Syrian Pact Scrambles Mideast Alliances - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-11-22 07:49

Greece must defend Western Balkans’ EU hopes

Kathimerini - 2019-11-22 00:58
comparable to that demonstrated by US President Donald Trump to his Syrian Kurdish allies ...

The incredible story of one filmmaker’s journey into a world of terror Syrian-Kurdish director Talal Derki on life undercover with extremists November 21, 2019

The National AE - 2019-11-21 20:10

Global Comment: Euphrates Shield to Peace Spring; Turkey’s incremental dismantlement of Syrian Kurdish autonomy

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-21 19:17
Turkey’s latest incursion into Syria is the latest part of a broader strategy Ankara has been implementing in northern Syria. This strategy is one of incrementally dividing and invading Syria’s Kurdish regions in a series of cross-border operations that a ...

Turkey says talking with Russia over Kurdish YPG in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-11-21 17:39
ANKARA,— Turkey is discussing with Russia how to address the continued presence of Kurdish YPG militants in areas covered by an agreement between the two countries, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday. Turkey has launched a cross-border offensi ...

Turkey in Talks with Russia over Kurdish Fighters Along the Syrian Border

BAS News - 2019-11-21 14:55
ERBIL — Turkey is discussing the Kurdish People’s Protection Units’ (YPG) presence along the northern Syrian border strip with Russia, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday. Ankara previously reached an agreement with Moscow to halt its military ...

Kurds Deny Reports of Meeting with Syrian Regime

BAS News - 2019-11-20 21:54
ERBIL - The Self-Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria has denied the reports claiming that the Kurds had met with the Syrian regime to discuss the Turkish incursion into the country. RT cited two sources from the Kurdish administration as saying ...

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 ...

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, ...

Kurdistan 24: Syrian Kurds call on Assad to accept call for dialogue

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-20 10:30
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdish-backed, multi-ethnic Self-Administration of North and East Syria on Sunday called on the Syrian government to accept a call for dialogue and consensus in response to comments Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made last we ...

Turkish remarks on operation in Syria are brazen blackmail, says expert

TASS - 2019-11-19 19:43
Earlier, Ankara announced that it was ready to resume its Peace Spring military operation in Syria if the Kurdish People's Protection Units do not withdraw its fighters away from the Turkish-Syrian border ...

Kobane: l’armée Turque tire sur des manifestants kurdes @mutludc

L'Important - 2019-11-19 18:58
Turkish forces conducting a joint patrol in northern Syria under a Russian-Turkish deal fired live rounds on Tuesday at protesters near the mainly Kurdish town of Kobani, a witness and a monitor said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human R ...

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 ...

Turkish Forces to Withdraw from Tal Tamir: SDF

BAS News - 2019-11-18 16:14
ERBIL - The Turkish forces are expected to withdraw from the Syrian city of Tal Tamir within a short period of time, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Monday. Speaking to al-Watan newspaper on condition of anonymity, a SDF commander ...

Syrian Kurdish Refugees Say Kurdish Forces Tried To Prevent Them From Fleeing To Iraq | WUNC

WUNC - 2019-11-16 21:31

International Community Must Do More to Help IDPs in Kurdistan: PM

BAS News - 2019-11-16 18:46
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister reiterated a call on the international community to “do more” in delivering aid to the 1.1 million Iraqi IDPs and Syrian refugees sheltered in the Kurdistan Region. The Kurdish prime minister also thanked the peopl ...

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

Reuters - 2019-11-16 13:42

Turkey to deport IS suspect stuck at Greek border to US

Kathimerini - 2019-11-16 01:37
Syria to drive away Syrian Kurdish fighters it considers to be terrorists from a border area. Three ...

Syrian Kurdish reporter wins distinguished journalism award

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-16 01:13

Event: Repairing the Damage: The future of U.S. relations with our Syrian Kurdish and the fight against ISIS

Washington Kurdish Institute - 2019-11-15 18:13

Turkey deports American IS suspect stuck at Greek border

Kathimerini - 2019-11-15 06:39
to drive away Syrian Kurdish fighters it considers to be terrorists from a border area. Turkey's ...

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 ...

Senator Graham says U.S. will not abandon Syrian Kurdish forces | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-14 18:58

Pullback from Syrian’s Kobani Takes “Another Week or So”: US

BAS News - 2019-11-14 10:04
ERBIL — The withdrawal of the US troops from the Kurdish town of Kobani in northern Syria should take “another week or so” to complete, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday. The Pentagon chief said that nearly 600 US troops will stay in Syria a ...

Turkey Bombards Syrian Town During Erdogan-Trump Meeting: SDF

BAS News - 2019-11-13 23:33
ERBIL - While US President Donald Trump said during his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Syria ceasefire was holding well, Turkey bombarded Til Temir, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday. "During Erdog ...

Senior Syrian Kurdish official urges West to sever ties with 'radical' Turkey Ilham Ahmed says Syrian Democratic Council had no choice but to turn to Assad government November 13, 2019

The National AE - 2019-11-13 22:27

U.S. has no intention of ending alliance with Syrian Kurdish fighters

Jerusalem Post - 2019-11-13 18:22

Syrian Kurdish-led authority: nearly 200,000 people displaced by attack - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-11-13 13:28

US has no intention of ending Syrian Kurdish alliance, official says Washington pushed back on Turkey's demand that it stop supporting groups it sees as hostile November 13, 2019

The National AE - 2019-11-13 13:17

Syrian Kurdish Refugee Sets Himself on Fire in Kurdistan’s Bardarash Camp

BAS News - 2019-11-13 12:55
ERBIL — A Kurdish refugee from Syria set himself on fire in Bardarash camp, where thousands of refugees are sheltered by the Kurdistan Region. An eyewitness told BasNews he saw a young man inside the camp setting himself on fire, who was soon saved by ot ...

No Intention to Cut US Alliance with Syrian Kurds: Official

BAS News - 2019-11-13 10:40
ERBIL — The United States has no intention to end its alliance with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Reuters cited a senior US administration official as saying on Tuesday. “There is no intention for that cooperation to end,” a senior admi ...

U.S. has no intention of ending alliance with Syrian Kurdish fighters: official - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-11-13 02:57

Erdogan says US failed to implement Syria ceasefire deal

WarIsBoring - 2019-11-12 23:47
Istanbul (dpa) – The US has failed to fulfil an agreement last month to remove Syrian Kurdish militias from a border zone with Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. Speaking in Ankara before flying to Washington where he plans to meet US ...

Turkish Troops Open Fire at Protesters in Syrian Kurdish Town of Kobane

BAS News - 2019-11-12 13:31
ERBIL —Turkish forces opened fire at a group of protesters in the Kurdish town of Kobane, northern Syria. Reports of at least four civilians injured were confirmed. More details to follow… ...

Syrian media, Kurdish news agency report at least one explosion in a northern Syrian town near border with Turkey - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Sandiegouniontribune - 2019-11-12 03:30

Kurdish leader says U.S. spurred talks with Syrian government by pulling out | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-11-11 20:06

Samaritan's Purse Delivers Aid to Syrian Refugees in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-11-11 14:36
ERBIL — A plane loaded with humanitarian aids provided by Samaritan's Purse landed at the Erbil International Airport on Monday. The shipment goes to the Kurdish refugees who escaped their homes after Turkey attacked a massive military operation in north ...

How the Syrian Democratic Forces Were Suddenly Transformed into "Kurdish Forces" -

Counterpunch - 2019-11-11 11:35

ENKS, Mazloum Abdi Meet to Discuss Unity in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-11-11 11:12
ERBIL — Delegations from the Kurdistan National Council of Syria (ENKS) and the Democratic Society Movement (TEV-DEM) met in the recent days to discuss the solutions to their disputes and create unity among Syrian Kurdish political forces, an official re ...

Turkish forces kill 2 Kurdish fighters, seize Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain

Aninews - 2019-11-11 10:13

Facing ‘existential threat’ from Turkey, rival Syrian Kurdish groups meet: Source

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-11 01:26

Turkey Considering Use of Air Force in Kobani: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-11-10 23:31
ERBIL - Turkey is reportedly considering the use of its Air Force in Kobani to force the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) out of the strategic city, a monitor revealed on Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) cited a source ...

The Washington Post: ‘Filled with hatred and a lust for blood’: Turkey’s proxy army in northern Syria accused of abusing civilians

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-10 19:23
BEIRUT — In the month since Turkey intervened to drive U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish fighters from a broad swath of northern Syria, proxy forces backed by Ankara have been blamed for a growing ledger of abuses against the local population, residents say, und ...

YPG, Syrian Army Fortifying Fronts in Kobane for Possible Turkish Assault

BAS News - 2019-11-10 14:15
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) together with the Syrian regime army are preparing a defense line in case of a possible Turkish assault on Kobane, sources familiar with the issue told BasNews. Turkey took control of several str ...

Turkey Blocks Plane Carrying Aid to Syrian Refugees in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-11-10 11:25
ERBIL — A US cargo plane carrying humanitarian aid to the Syrian Kurdish refugees sheltered in Kurdistan Region was blocked by Turkey. The shipment, prepared by Samaritan’s Purse organization, was due to arrive at Erbil International Airport on Sunday, 1 ...

Syrian Kurdish refugees arriving in Kurdistan Region surpasses 15,000: KRG

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-10 10:41

Syrian Kurdish official warns that Europe could face a wave of ISIS fighters

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-10 06:30

Death Row Political Prisoner Taken to IRGC Intelligence Unit

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-11-10 02:01
A death row Syrian Kurdish political prisoner was transferred to the detention centre of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), from Orumiyeh Central Prison on 7 November, as source told the Kurdistan Human… The post Death Row Political Prisoner T ...

A Dozen of SDF Fighters Killed in 24 Hours: Statement

BAS News - 2019-11-09 17:41
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) revealed in a statement on Saturday that a total of 12 of its fighters had been killed in clashes with the Turkish forces and Ankara-backed rebels in the past 24 hours. According to the statement, cl ...

Syria: heavy clashes between regime troops and Turkish-backed forces Turkey invaded north-east Syria last month to push out Syrian Kurdish fighters near the border November 9, 2019

The National AE - 2019-11-09 17:26

Turkish Military Vehicle Runs Over and Kills Syrian Protester

New York Times - 2019-11-09 10:54
Kurdish residents of northeastern Syria opposed to the Turkish invasion have thrown rocks at Turkish and Russian vehicles patrolling the area. ...

Turkish Armored Vehicle Runs Over and Kills Kurdish Protester in Syria

BAS News - 2019-11-09 10:37
ERBIL — A Syrian Kurdish protester was killed after a Turkish armored vehicle ran him over in northern Syria during an unwelcome patrol. The incident took place while several dozens of Kurdish men and women were gathering to protest against a joint milit ...

Russian, Turkish armored vehicles pelted with rocks, shoes as joint patrol enters Kurdish area of northern Syria

Washington Post - 2019-11-08 18:22
Patrol mounted a week after a deal was struck between Russia and Turkey that moved Syrian government forces into border regions held by Kurdish groups. ...

On the ground with U.S. military convoy protecting oil fields in northern Syria

CBS News - 2019-11-08 11:56
Turkey's president is accusing the U.S. of not living up to its commitment to move Kurdish forces out of northern Syria, as President Trump promised. U.S. troops are still in that region where the recent arrival of Syrian troops, backed by Russia, is maki ...

Erdogan accuses U.S., Russia of not clearing Kurds from Syrian safe zone

The New Mail - 2019-11-08 07:18
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Russia and the United States of not fully driving Kurdish fighters from northern Syria while also announcing the capture of slain terrorist leader Abu Bakr… The post Erdogan accuses U.S., Russia of not clearing Kurd ...

Overnight Defense: Pentagon says Syrian oil revenue going to Kurdish forces | GOP chair accuses Dems of using Space Force as leverage in wall fight | Dems drop plans to seek Bolton testimony | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-11-08 00:58

Syrian army, Kurdish forces cooperate against Turkey-backed rebels - Xinhua |

Xinhuanet - 2019-11-07 23:29

Pentagon Says Syria Oil Goes to SDF, Not US

BAS News - 2019-11-07 22:08
ERBIL - The Pentagon has revealed that the revenues from the oilfields in northeast of Syria would be for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and not for the US. The Pentagon's comment are apparently contradictory to a previous statement by US ...

Erdogan says U.S. not fulfilling Syria promises, ahead of Trump talks

Reuters - 2019-11-07 21:30
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States and Russia on Thursday of failing to fulfill their part of a deal for Kurdish militia to leave a Syrian region bordering Turkey, and said he would raise this with President Donald Trump next week. ...

Kurdish forces kill 11 pro-Turkish Syrian fighters, says Erdogan | World | Malay Mail

Malaymail - 2019-11-07 13:42

Syrian Kurdish Refugee Says U.S. Withdrawal Is A Mistake

Spectrumlocalnews - 2019-11-07 13:06

Kurdish forces kill 11 pro-Turkish Syrian fighters: Erdogan - Saudi Gazette

Saudigazette - 2019-11-07 13:06

James Jeffrey, U.S. Syria envoy, heads to Turkey amid clashes in Kurdish 'safe zones'

Washington Times - 2019-11-07 06:18
The State Department's special representative to Syria James Jeffrey will travel to Turkey this week to participate in meetings with senior government officials and members of the Syrian opposition as the Turkish-led military offensive in northeast Syria ...

Kurdish-led SDF repells Turkish ground attack in Syrian town: spokesman - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-11-07 03:26

Turkey says Kurdish fighters still remain near Syrian border | WTOP

WTOP - 2019-11-07 01:58

Rudaw: President Barzani: PKK struggle for legitimacy led to Turkish operation at expense of Syrian Kurds

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-07 00:35
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – President of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani said on Tuesday that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) had previously warned Syrian Kurdish authorities to distance themselves from the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), add ...

SDF Resumes Anti-IS Operations

BAS News - 2019-11-06 23:49
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Wednesday that it had resumed operations against the Islamic State (IS). The US-backed Kurdish fighters had halted their fight against the jihadist group due to the Turkish offensive aga ...

Turkey says Kurdish fighters still remain near Syrian border - SFGate

Sfgate - 2019-11-06 20:07

Kurdish Politician Hevrin Khalaf's Murder by Jihadis Marks the Death of the Syrian Revolution

Foreignpolicy - 2019-11-06 18:47

Turkey says Kurdish fighters still remain near Syrian border - Middle East - Stripes

Stripes - 2019-11-06 18:18

Ambassador: Moscow encouraged dialogue between Damascus and Syrian Kurdish parties

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-06 08:58

Turkey blames Kurdish militia after deadly bombing in Syrian town | News | WSAU

WSAU - 2019-11-06 06:43

Nashville Kurdish community collects donations for Syrian Refugees

Newschannel5 - 2019-11-06 06:23

Syrian army reaches oil fields in Kurdish-held areas in Hasakah province - Xinhua |

Xinhuanet - 2019-11-06 01:29

Turkey says Kurdish fighters still remain in safe zone near Syrian border

Militarytimes - 2019-11-06 01:18

Syrian army deploy along Turkish border after deal with Kurdish-led forces

France24 - 2019-11-05 17:28

Turkey blames Kurdish militia after deadly bombing in Syrian town | News | WKZO

WKZO - 2019-11-05 17:03

Turkish, Russian Forces Resume Joint Patrols in Syria

BAS News - 2019-11-05 15:01
ERBIL - Turkish army and Russian military police forces conducted the second joint patrol on Tuesday near the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani as part of an agreement between Ankara and Moscow. The patrol was carried out some seven kilometers east of Kobani ...

BCF, Kuwaiti Aid Organization to Deliver Assistance to Syrian Refugees

BAS News - 2019-11-05 14:10
ERBIL - The Kurdish Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) in cooperation with the Kuwaiti state aid organisation will deliver humanitarian assistance to the Syrian refugees who have fled the Turkish bombardments in northeastern Syria. According to the informa ...

Syrian Kurdish leader lambasts Trump for praising Turkish ceasefire deal

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-05 12:44

Turkey blames Kurdish militia after deadly bombing in Syrian town

Thehimalayantimes - 2019-11-05 11:58

Syrian Kurds take out 15 armed opposition militants in northeast Syria

TASS - 2019-11-05 11:44
The Syrian Democratic Forces report that clashes between Kurdish units with opposition forces happened on Monday evening in the area adjacent to the town of Ayn Issa ...

Turkey says Kurdish YPG has not fully withdrawn from Syrian border - The Organization for World Peace

Theowp - 2019-11-05 00:23

Foreign member of a medic team killed in Syria’s northeast

Seattle Times - 2019-11-03 18:20
BEIRUT (AP) — A Kurdish official and a Syrian war monitor say Turkey-backed opposition fighters have struck an international medic group killing one of its members in northern Syria. Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, ...

Turkey blames Kurdish militia after deadly bombing in Syrian town

Jerusalem Post - 2019-11-03 16:40
The explosion comes after two weeks of relative calm in northeastern Syria. ...

SDF Regains Eight Villages from Ankara-backed Rebels

BAS News - 2019-11-03 14:10
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has regained the control of eight villages from the grip of the Turkey-backed Syrian islamist rebels, a monitor said on Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) cited "reliable" sources ...

Turkey blames Kurdish militia after deadly bombing in Syrian town The blast in Tel Abyad came after a period of relative calm in the country’s north-east November 2, 2019

The National AE - 2019-11-03 06:16

Sulaimani photo exhibition celebrates struggle of Syrian Kurdish fighters

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-03 01:57

Turkey blames Kurdish militia after deadly bombing in Syrian town | News | The Mighty 790 KFGO

KFGO - 2019-11-02 23:19

Turkey blames Kurdish militia after deadly bombing in Syrian town - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-11-02 23:19

Turkey’s military will attack Kurdish forces left along Syrian border: official - National |

Globalnews - 2019-11-02 22:33

Turkey blames Kurdish militia after deadly bombing in Syrian town | Toronto Sun

Torontosun - 2019-11-02 20:33

Assad says Kurdish area must return to Syrian authority

Jerusalem Post - 2019-11-02 20:02
The Syrian President also said President Trump was the "best American president." ...

Turkey, Russia begin joint patrols in northeast Syria

Jerusalem Post - 2019-11-02 20:02
Turkey and allied Syrian rebels launched a cross-border offensive on Oct. 9 against the Kurdish YPG militia, seizing control of 120 km (75 miles) of land along the frontier. ...

A spy stole ISIS leader Baghdadi's underwear for DNA test, Kurds say

CNN - 2019-11-02 09:03
A spy for Kurdish forces stole the underwear of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in order to identify his DNA and help US forces find him, the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces claim. ...

Trump says ceasefire in northeastern Syria holding well

Reuters - 2019-11-02 00:38
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the ceasefire in northeastern Syria where Turkey has sent in troops to clear the area of Syrian Kurdish militia forces has held very nicely. ...

Operation Blessing, Kurdish Charity Helping Syrian Refugees by Providing Supplies and Hope | CBN News

CBN - 2019-11-01 22:55

Bashar al-Assad says Syrian regime to take back all Kurdish held areas in new interview

Telegraph - 2019-11-01 13:43

Joint Turkish and Russian patrols begin in Syrian region

Seattle Times - 2019-11-01 11:39
SEVIMLI, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols Friday in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara’s incursion. The ...
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