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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 ...

Erdogan: Turkey to keep pushing Kurds out of Syria's north

Washington Times - 2018-04-05 06:12
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that his military "won't stop" trying to oust Syrian Kurdish fighters from northern Syria, as he met with the leaders of Russia and Iran for talks on trying to resolve the confli ...

British Labour delegation in Syrian Kurdistan to support Kurds

E-Kurd - 2018-04-04 20:27
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— British members of parliament from the opposition Labour party visited Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), northern Syria, Wednesday to express solidarity with the region’s embattled Kurdish minority. Their visit came at a time when K ...

Turkey says France could become ‘target’ for backing Syria Kurds

Waar Media - 2018-04-01 17:43
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey said on Friday that a French pledge to help stabilize a region of northern Syria controlled by Kurdish-dominated forces amounted to support for terrorism and could make France a “target of Turkey”. French backing for the Syrian Democra ...

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 ...

Syrian town expects U.S. to fend off Turkey’s threat of attack

Seattle Times - 2018-03-30 18:25
The northwestern Syrian town of Manbij is at the heart of a tussle among Syria's Kurds, the United States and Turkey. Turkey has threatened to wrest it from Kurdish hands, but American troops patrol there alongside their Kurdish allies ...

Why America must help the Kurds in Syria

Washington Times - 2018-03-22 10:46
In recent days, the situation has deteriorated dramatically for the Kurds in Syria. According to Kurdish sources, more than 200,000 Kurds have been displaced within the past week and several hundred Kurds have been killed as Turkey and its Syrian allies ...

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 ...

Syrian Kurds feel betrayed by Western allies after Turkey seized Afrin

E-Kurd - 2018-03-21 21:10
PARIS,— After leading the charge against Islamic State jihadists on Syria’s frontlines, Kurds feel betrayed by their Western allies following the seizure of their stronghold Afrin by Turkish forces. Turkey’s offensive aided by Ankara-backed Syrian fighte ...

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 ...

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 ...

Damascus: Turkish “Invading Forces” Need to Withdraw from Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-19 21:54
ERBIL — The Syrian government on Monday urged the Turkish forces to leave the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin in the northwest of the country a day after Ankara announced it has captured the city from Kurds. “The announcement of the Turkish regime’s pres ...

Turkish forces and Syrian allies drive Kurds from Afrin

Reuters - 2018-03-19 03:59
ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies swept into the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin on Sunday, raising their flags in the town center and declaring full control after an eight-week campaign to drive out Kurdish YPG fo ...

Turkish-led forces take control of Syria′s Kurdish Afrin city

E-Kurd - 2018-03-18 22:44
Syria’s Kurds vow to fight until Afrin is ‘liberated’ AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Turkey’s flag was flying in Afrin on Sunday after its troops and Ankara-backed fighters, who are considered as mercenary fighters for Turkey, chased out Kurdish militia force ...
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