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Kurdish YPG militia urges Syrian army to help it stop Turkey

Reuters - 2018-02-23 01:05
BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Thursday that fighters backing the Syrian government were deploying on the frontlines to help repel a Turkish assault, but that assistance would be needed from the Syrian army itself. ...

Merivan Celebrates International Mother Language Day

BAS News - 2018-02-23 00:24
ERBIL — Mother Language Day was celebrated on Thursday in the Iranian Kurdish city of Marivan, northwest of Iran. It was marked through various activities in every part of Kurdistan since 21th February. Culture and art association Vejin in Marivan organi ...

Masrour Barzani Visiting Washington

BAS News - 2018-02-22 15:58
ERBIL — A Kurdish delegation led by Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani arrived on Thursday in Washington. Barzani will be holding a series of meetings with senior US officials, discussing the developments in the region ...

Germany Calls on Turkey to Withdraw from Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-21 23:20
ERBIL — Jürgen Hardt, Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) foreign relations spokesperson, has called on Turkey to halt its attack and withdraw its troops from the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northwest of Syria. “I think this operation is dispropo ...

French FM to Travel to Moscow, Tehran

BAS News - 2018-02-21 22:40
ERBIL — French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will visit Moscow and Tehran to discuss the situation in Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin currently under Turkish attack. Le Drian on Tuesday talked with French lawmakers about the situation in Afrin and Syr ...

Barzani Discusses Afrin with Syrian Kurdish Delegation

BAS News - 2018-02-21 21:50
ERBIL — Kurdish Leader Masoud Barzani on Wednesday met with the leadership council members of the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) party to discuss the recent developments in Afrin, Kurdish city in Syria. During the meeting, the sides talked about ...

Barzani and Rojava’s EKKS delegation discuss Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-02-21 21:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Former Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani discussed the latest developments in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin with the leadership council members of the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) party on Wednesday in Erbil. Topics of conver ...

How Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatens the U.S. with an 'Ottoman slap'

Washington Times - 2018-02-21 18:23
Speaking recently about his military's ongoing invasion of the Kurdish-ruled Afrin region in northern Syria, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan taught much of the world a rather bizarre term. "It is clear that those who say 'we will respond aggressiv ...

Turkey warns Syrian forces entering Afrin face serious consequences

KurdisCat - 2018-02-21 16:20
Turkey warned on Wednesday that pro-Syrian government forces entering the northwest Afrin region to support a Kurdish militia there will face “serious consequences” and they will be regarded as legitimate targets. A convoy of some 40-50 vehicles carrying ...

Pro-Syrian government forces arrive in Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-02-21 16:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Armed forces affiliated with the Syrian regime arrived on Tuesday in the Kurdish city of Afrin in northwest of the country as an agreement reportedly was made between Damascus and the Kurdish forces. “The Syrian government responded to our ca ...

We Fail to Help People of Afrin Unless War Ends: UN Official

BAS News - 2018-02-21 09:55
ERBIL - The UN urged Turkey to halt its attacks on the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria otherwise they cannot deliver their humanitarian aid to the region during war.The UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric at a press conference said that they hardly can d ...

Kurdish Syria, Where the Fallen Find Fame

New York Times - 2018-02-21 06:22
Syria’s Kurds venerate their war dead with enthusiasm and no expense spared, building battlefield morale. The living even take the names of the fallen. ...

Kurdish Translator\Linguist - Leidos - Reston, VA

Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2018-02-21 03:01
Leidos is currently seeking a Kurdish Linguist. The linguist will perform a full range of activities in processing materials or participating in situations...From Leidos - Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:24:01 GMT - View all Reston, VA jobs ...

Four Kurdish Political Prisoners on Death Row in Iran/ Report

Roji Kurd - 2018-02-21 02:16
The Number of Kurdish Political Prisoners, who are in dangerous to be executed in Iran is more than 18 person, but in this report we are trying to introduce Four of them shortely. Hedayat Abdullapour, Ramin Hossainpanahi, Zaniar Moradi and Loukman Moradi, ...

Damascus Forces Arrive in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-21 01:08
ERBIL — Armed forces affiliated with the Syrian regime arrived on Tuesday in the Kurdish city of Afrin in northwest of the country as an agreement reportedly was made between Damascus and the Kurdish forces. “The Syrian government responded to our call o ...

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 ...

New Book Out: Sara – My Whole Life Was A Struggle

Kurdish Studies Network - 2018-02-21 00:13
Cansiz, Sakine Pluto Press, 2018 ISBN: 9780745338019 The bitter struggle of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, against the Turkish state has delivered inspirational but often tragic stories. This memoir by Kurdish revolutionary Sakine Cansiz is one of ...

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 ...

Brother of Iraqi MP Arrested for Involvement in Sinjar Massacre

BAS News - 2018-02-20 21:33
MOSUL — The brother of and Iraqi lawmaker was arrested on Tuesday by the security forces after he was accused of involvement in the Islamic State’s (IS) massacre against the Kurdish Yezidis in Sinjar back in 2014. The suspect was arrested while visiting ...

85% of Yezidis Still Displaced: MP

BAS News - 2018-02-20 21:33
ERBIL — Over 85% of the Kurdish Yezidis whom were displaced by the Islamic State (IS) and the aftermath of the security crisis, are still displaced, scattered far and wide across the region, said a lawmaker. Kurdish Yezidi MP Viyan Dakhil said in a state ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Fails Attempt to Kidnap Brother of Kurdish MP in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-02-20 20:33
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi tried to kidnap the brother of a Kurdish MP in Kirkuk province. Amira Zangana, a Kurdish lawmaker in the Iraqi parliament, told BasNews that the militias of Hashd al-Shaabi on Tuesday took her brothe ...

Turkey says Russia stopped deal for Syrian forces to help Afrin Kurds

KurdisCat - 2018-02-20 18:10
Turkey won Russia’s backing to block a deal that would have seen Syrian pro-government forces enter territory held by Kurdish militia fighters to help them resist an advance by Turkish troops, Ankara said on Tuesday. The move illustrates the increasingly ...

Turkey’s Offensive Into Afrin Is Slow and Bloody

WarIsBoring - 2018-02-20 16:44
On Jan. 20, the Turkish military launched Operation Olive Branch — the ongoing invasion of the northwestern Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin Canton. From the onset, Turkey claimed that the operation would result in a swift victory. However, a month later, ...

Thousands of civilians resisting in Janders area

ANHA - 2018-02-20 11:28
A member of the Kurdish Democratic Unity Party in Syria (Yekiti) Mustafa Kendalo in Janders area at Afrin canton said that this stage is a historic stage and requires everyone to do his national duty and participate in the resistance. ...

People’s resistance in Afrin destroyed dreams of dictatorial regime

ANHA - 2018-02-20 11:28
The administrator in the Union of intellectuals in Kobani city Khabat Fendi said that the historical resistance shown by the people of Afrin in all categories and adherence to their land and dignity came thanks to the thought and philosophy of the Kurdish ...

Syrian Regime Vows to Enter Afrin in Blow to Wider Kurdish Aspirations

The Wall Street Journal - 2018-02-20 08:04
The Syrian regime said it would send allied militias into the contested canton of Afrin, part of a deal that will help defend the Kurdish enclave from Turkey but would be a major blow to Kurdish aspirations for an autonomous region. ...

Stop the genocide of Syria’s Kurdish Afrin

E-Kurd - 2018-02-20 06:25
Shamm Shamayi Salih | Ekurd.net The last weeks of events in the city of Afrin in northern Syria have been terrifying to follow us Kurds around the world. Despite the end of the war against the terrorist group Daesh (IS) after several years, we are once a ...

A Kurdish Worker Killed Due to Gas Explosion in Ahwaz

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-02-20 02:00
One of the eight workers wounded at the Khorshid Zivar Station in Ahwaz on Monday night February 12 died of injuries in the hospital due to the explosion of gas cylinders. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that on Monday night, Febru ...

Blast Injures Two in Diyarbakir

BAS News - 2018-02-19 21:33
ERBIL — An explosion occurred in the Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in southeast Turkey on Monday, leaving two civilians injured. According to Haber Turk, the injured are 17 and 20 years old. The explosion was reportedly in Süleyman Nafiz neighbourhood of Su ...

FM Çavuşoğlu: Turkish Army Unstoppable

BAS News - 2018-02-19 19:45
ERBIL — Minister of Foreign Affairs Çavuşoğlu in a press conference on Monday said that if the Syrian government forces are to enter Afrin to protect the Kurdish forces, no one can stop the Turkish army. “If the Syrian regime enters Afrin to eliminate th ...

Damascus Confirms Plan to Enter Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-19 19:45
ERBIL — The Syrian government forces are going to be mobilized to the Kurdish enclave of Afrin to help the local Kurdish forces repel the Turkish army in the canton, according to SANA. “Forces will arrive in Afrin in the upcoming hours to support the ste ...

International Airports in Kurdistan Region to Open Soon

BAS News - 2018-02-19 14:03
ERBIL - The Iraqi Prime Minister said that he would soon reopen the international airports in the Kurdistan Region and send the Kurdish public employees' salaries after the auditing process.Speaking to DW News, the Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi on Monday said ...

Six Years of Imprisonment for Two Kurdish Citizens in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-02-19 02:02
A civil activist and a citizen from Sanandaj called Shahram Farhadi and Mohammad Naeempour were sentenced to 4 and 2 years in prison respectively by the Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj (branh 1) on charges of membership in obstinate groups and propaganda ...

YPG: 3 Foreign Fighters Killed in Clashes with Turkey, IS

BAS News - 2018-02-19 00:06
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Sunday confirmed that three foreign fighters were killed by Turkey in the battle of Afrin and in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Deir ez-Zor. The YPG named the fighters as French n ...

Turkey Refutes Reports of Chemical Attack in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-19 00:06
ERBIL — The Turkish government has refuted the reports accusing the Turkish army of using chemical weapons against the Syrian Kurdish forces in the fight for Afrin, northwest of Syria. “It’s just a fabricated story. Turkey has never used any kind of chem ...

Syrian Kurds Agreed on Damascus Army to Enter Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-18 22:23
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish forces have reached an agreement with the Damascus government to allow the Syrian forces to enter the Kurdish enclave of Afrin and repel the Turkish military offensives, according to a Kurdish official. The Syrian army troops w ...

Kurdish Delegation to Attend Valdai Club Conference in Russia

BAS News - 2018-02-18 14:44
ERBIL - A delegation from the Kurdistan Region has been invited to attend the annual Valdai Club Middle East Conference in the capital of Russia.The annual Valdai Club Middle East Conference is jointly held by the Valdai Club and the Institute of Orienta ...

Seven Turkish Soldiers Killed in YPG's Operation On Military Unit

BAS News - 2018-02-18 14:44
ERBIL - The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) announced the killing of seven Turkish soldiers in an operation on a Turkish military unit.According to sources close to the YPG, their fighters have attacked a main military unit used for prepar ...

IS Plans to Return to Nineveh: Iraqi Official

BAS News - 2018-02-18 13:03
ERBIL - The extremist group of the Islamic State (IS) is planning to invade a Kurdish city in Kurdistan Region, according to Saudi media outlets."The Islamic State has been trying to attack Kirkuk province and occupy it once again so that it can have con ...

Kurdish doctors report suspected Turkish gas attack in Syria

Washington Times - 2018-02-18 12:45
BEIRUT (AP) — Six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation after an attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, local doctors and Syria's state-run news agency reported Sat ...

Zorava revolts ,condemns international plot against Ocelan

ANHA - 2018-02-18 09:26
Hundreds of people demonstrated in Zorava Kurdish neighborhood in the Syrian capital Damascus, denouncing the international plot that targeted Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocelan and supporting the heroic resistance shown by the Kurdish people in Afrin against ...

Struggle Osaman Dadli …. inheritance of resistance and struggle

ANHA - 2018-02-18 09:26
The resistance and struggle of the martyr Mamusta Osman Dadli against the Baathist regime has become a legacy of the resistance and struggle of the peoples of the region who resist in the same spirit today in Afrin against the enemies of the Kurdish peopl ...

Sanandaj: 2year prison sentence for a Kurdish civilian activist

Roji Kurd - 2018-02-18 01:52
The issuance of a prison sentence for civil and political activists with starting of the anti-government protests in Iran has been more pronounce. Roji Kurd: “Two years prison has been sentenced for a Kurdish civil activist from Sanandaj”, according to th ...

Turkey hits Kurds with toxic gas, 6 civilians injured – reports

The New Mail - 2018-02-18 00:47
Turkish forces engaged in Operation Olive Branch against Kurdish militias in the northwest of Syria have used gas, Syrian state media SANA reports. At least six civilians have been hospitalized.… The post Turkey hits Kurds with toxic gas, 6 civilians inj ...

The beginnings of a NATO crisis

Kathimerini - 2018-02-18 00:45
have engaged in a war against Kurdish rebels in northern Syria where the United States maintains... its foundation as Turkish troops have engaged in a war against Kurdish rebels in northern Syria where... that the Kurdish question poses a major security p ...

Strategic threat across the Aegean

Kathimerini - 2018-02-18 00:14
opened up against the Kurdish forces doesn’t result in an easy or swift victory. Greek officials say ...

Relations with the US ‘at a very critical stage,’ Turk FM says

Kathimerini - 2018-02-18 00:04
ties with Syrian Kurdish militiamen as Ankara has demanded. Turkey’s foreign minister assailed... against Islamic State militants as an excuse not to cut ties with Syrian Kurdish militiamen as Ankara...” with IS militants intact to justify continued coope ...

Dangerous moves by Turkey

Kathimerini - 2018-02-18 00:04
and on the “Kurdish front” could make it seek to balance these setbacks in the Aegean. Either by accident... for a number of reasons, including the Kurdish issue and Fethullah Gulen – the cleric whom Turkey ...

PYD Calls on the West to React to Turkish Assaults on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-17 23:40
ERBIL — Former Co-chair of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), Salih Muslim, criticised the West for their indifference towards the Turkish assault on Afrin, and continuing their arm supplies to Ankara. “Turkey sheds our blood with the weapo ...

Damascus to Deploy Forces to Afrin: Report

BAS News - 2018-02-17 23:40
ERBIL — The Kurdish fighters and the Syrian government have reached an agreement on the deployment of the Syrian Armed Forces in the Kurdish district of Afrin, Lebanese media reported on Thursday. The decision was made in order to protect the district an ...

Turkey denies release request from ex-Kurdish HDP party leader: official

E-Kurd - 2018-02-17 21:29
ANKARA,— A Turkish court on Friday denied a request from the former head of the Kurdish opposition to be released from jail while his “terrorism” trial continues, an official for Selahattin Demirtas’s Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said. Demirtas, one o ...

Turkish army hit village in Syria's Afrin with suspected gas

KurdisCat - 2018-02-17 18:35
Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group said the Turkish military carried out a suspected gas attack that wounded six people in Syria’s Afrin region on Friday. There was no immediate comment from the Turkish military, which has previously denied accu ...

Masrour Barzani: Security Situation Worsening in Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2018-02-17 16:06
ERBIL — The Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, has laid the responsibility for the deteriorating security situation across the disputed Kurdish territories on the Iraqi government and its forces. “The security situat ...
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