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Kurds meet with Syrian government to discuss self-rule

FOX News - 2018-08-14 18:20
Representatives from Syria's Kurdish-run northeastern region met with the government in Damascus last week to discuss self-administration in a postwar Syria, a leading Kurdish official said Tuesday. ...

Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan: from the margins to de facto autonomy

E-Kurd - 2018-07-29 16:53
BEIRUT,— Syria’s Kurds have benefited from the chaos in the war-wracked country to carve out de facto autonomy in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the Kurdish territory they control in the north and northeast. A US-backed alliance led by the Kurds was Friday h ...

Kurds aim for decentralized Syria in talks with government

The Defense Post - 2018-07-29 05:33
The Syrian Democratic Council said on Saturday that it is seeking a roadmap for a decentralized Syria after meetings with the government in Damascus The post Kurds aim for decentralized Syria in talks with government appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Syrian Kurds Warn Turkey Not to Enter Manbij

BAS News - 2018-07-03 23:07
ERBIL — The Manbij Military Council, which is part of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), has warned the Turkish army to avoid entering the town or they will be fired upon. The warning comes weeks after the Turkish forces have started patroll ...

Russia: Kurds will be represented in Syrian constitutional committee

Waar Media - 2018-06-19 21:53
WAAR-DUHOK: Moscow and Ankara are in contact concerning Kurdish representation in the Syrian constitutional committee as they will be represented by all means, Russian Presidential Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev said following a meeting of the guar ...

U.S., Turkey patrol in Syria leaves Kurds out

Washington Times - 2018-06-19 03:16
U.S. and Turkish military patrols have begun operating in the highly strategic northern Syrian enclave of Manbij, heading off a feared clash between the two NATO allies but potentially leaving the Pentagon's Kurdish allies in the region shortchanged once ...

Syrian Kurds Awaiting Assad for Talks

BAS News - 2018-06-14 02:56
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurds are awaiting for Damascus to kickstart negotiations as mooted by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, an official said. Aldar Xelil, a prominent Syrian Kurdish politician, said that since Assad first spoke about possible talks with ...

Syria Kurds say to pull forces from Manbij after Ankara-Washington talks

E-Kurd - 2018-06-05 16:23
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A powerful Syrian Kurdish militia announced Tuesday it will withdraw from the Kurdish-majority town of Manbij, a day after key brokers Ankara and Washington held talks on the fate of the strategic town. The Kurdish People’s P ...

Spanish warrior fighting with Syrian Kurds killed in battle against IS

E-Kurd - 2018-05-29 01:06
DERIK, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Spanish volunteer fighting with Syrian Kurdish militia was killed in Deir ez-Zor in an operation against Islamic State IS fighters in northern Syria, People’s Defense Units (YPG) Press Office announced on Sunday. Spanish YPG f ...

Hundreds of Syrian Kurds rally to demand Turkey withdrawal

E-Kurd - 2018-05-28 02:59
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Hundreds demonstrated in the main Kurdish city of Qamishlo in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) on Saturday, in response to a call by Kurdish authorities for global protests against Turkey’s military presence in the flashpoint Kurdis ...

Syrian Arabs Attack Kurds in Greek Refugee Camp, Kill Four

BAS News - 2018-05-26 23:55
ERBIL — At least four Syrian Kurdish refugees were killed after a group of Syrian Arabs attacked their tents at a refugee camp in Greece’s Mytilene island. An eyewitness told Kurdistan 24 that several other Kurds were injured during the attack, most of t ...

Kurd traders in Syrian Kurdistan suffer from twin tax systems

E-Kurd - 2018-05-22 20:43
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Many Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) may dream of self-rule, but for business owners in the semi-autonomous region in the country’s north, it now comes with a painful pinch: double taxes. For several months, traders in the ...

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 ...

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 ...
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