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Turks force Le Point magazine’s ads removed from billboards in France

Waar Media - 2018-05-27 00:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Turks removed publicity poster of the French magazine Le Point which, in its latest issue, has described Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a dictator, in Avignon province of France. A video shared in social media showing a group of Tu ...

Mass demonstration in Hasakah denouncing the Turkish occupation of Afrin

SDF Press - 2018-05-26 19:15
Hundreds of people from Hasakah city and its villages participated in a demonstration in support of the resistance of Afrin and denouncing the Turkish occupation. The demonstration started from the Sinalco roundabout to the firefighters’ circle and carrie ...

Erdogan Asks Sadr Investigate Electoral Fraud in Kirkuk: Ambassador

BAS News - 2018-05-26 12:05
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call has asked the winner of Iraqi parliamentary election, Muqtada al-Sadr, head of Sa'eroun Alliance to investigate the alleged electoral fraud in Kirkuk province, said the country's ambassador o ...

HDP’s Gay Candidate Runs for Turkish Parliament

BAS News - 2018-05-26 00:07
ERBIL — The pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) has nominated a gay man for the upcoming Turkish parliamentary election. Hassan Attik who is also an LGBTQ rights activist is hoping to win the votes in Eskisehir electoral district on June 24’s sna ...

The Latest: Turkish, US officials talk Syrian Kurdish town

FOX News - 2018-05-25 13:15
The Latest on the situation in Syria (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Turkey's Foreign Ministry spokesman says Turkish and American officials are meeting in the Turkish capital of Ankara for talks on the strategic northern Syrian town of Manbij that has driv ...

Turkish Army Shells Kurdistan Border

BAS News - 2018-05-23 22:43
ERBIL — Turkish artillery units heavily shelled on Wednesday the border areas of Kurdistan Region, allegedly targeting the positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The bombardments were focused mainly on the districts of Khalifan, Lelkan, Gorra S ...

Turkish Court Approves Sixteen-Year Jail Sentence of HDP Lawmaker

BAS News - 2018-05-23 20:04
ERBIL - A Turkish court in Diyarbbakir approved on Wednesday the prison sentence of 16 years and eight months for a pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) member, Idris Baluken. Baluken was arrested on November 4, 2016 for alleged links with the Kur ...

PERMANENT PEOPLES’ TRIBUNAL ON TURKEY AND KURDS DECLARATION OF THE VERDICT

Enstituya Kurdî ya Brukselê - 2018-05-23 14:32
Thursday, 24th of May 2017, 12.30-14.30 Altiero Spinelli Room: A3G-2 Interpretation: English, French, Turkish and Kurdish ORGANIZED BY International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) – Association for Democracy and International Law (MAF-DAD) – Eur ...

10 Turkish soldiers neutralised, wounded by PKK in Kurdistan Region

Waar Media - 2018-05-23 13:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Two Turkish soldiers were killed and two more wounded in the Kurdistan Region following an attack on Monday, Turkey’s military said on Tuesday. In a statement, it said that the casualties came following a mortar attack by the Kurdistan Worker ...

Turkish Forces Establish Military Bases in Syria's Afrin: Report

BAS News - 2018-05-22 14:11
ERBIL - While Russia has been warning that the Kurdish encalve of Afrn in Syria should be handed over the Syrian regime, Turkish army has set up more military bases in the region, said a report. Turkish army and Ankara-backed Syrian rebels entered Afrin ...

Turkey Rejects Release of HDP’s Demirtas for Presidential Campaign

BAS News - 2018-05-21 22:57
ERBIL — A Turkish court on Monday rejected an appeal by the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to release former co-chair Selahattin Demirtas who is now running in the presidential election. The HDP had demanded the release of Demirtas last week ...

Turkey Claims Killing of 23 PKK Fighters

BAS News - 2018-05-20 00:12
ERBIL — Turkish military on Friday claimed it has killed 23 fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in one week during airstrikes in Kurdistan Region border areas. The Turkish General Staff said in a statement that figures were for airstrikes betw ...

UK PM May must apologize to the Kurdish people

Roji Kurd - 2018-05-20 00:03
rime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday said that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was fighting those who pushed for a coup attempt, and “Kurdish terrorism” at the same time, but urged him not to go too far in his crackdown. Theresa May has signed millions o ...

Nephew of Turkey’s intelligence service head joins PKK

Waar Media - 2018-05-19 11:42
WAAR-DUHOK: Pro-Kurdish media outlets reported on Friday that a nephew of Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organisation (MİT), has been fighting against the Turkish military from the ranks of an armed Kurdish group HPG, which is af ...

Netanyahu & Erdogan: clash of the colonisers

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-05-18 14:10
In recent days, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have once again been ratcheting up the tone in their clash of the colonisers. This time around, it wasn’t only words which were exchanged, but Turkey’s de ...

UN probing Turkish shipment of Israeli-made equipment to Iran

Waar Media - 2018-05-17 14:13
WAAR-DUHOK: The United Nations is reportedly investigating a shipment of electronic components from Turkey to Iran last year in violation of international sanctions, and has asked for Israel’s cooperation since the products were manufactured in Jerusalem ...

Foreign Policy: The Making of a Kurdish Mandela

Justice for Kurds - 2018-05-16 17:39
The Turkish government has just called snap presidential and parliamentary elections, which will be held on June 24. Most analysts are predicting that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) will sail to victory ...

Deputy PM: Turkey will never return Afrin to Assad regime

Waar Media - 2018-05-16 13:41
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdağ on Wednesday said Turkey will never return Afrin region of Syria to Bashar Al Assad regime. The Turkish military and Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters on Jan. 20 launched Operation Olive Branch in the A ...

Israel and Turkey Expel Envoys

BAS News - 2018-05-15 22:45
ERBIL — The governments of Israel and Turkey on Tuesday expelled each other’s envoys as disputes over killing of dozens of Palestinians on Gaza border escalates. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had called the killing of 60 Palestinians a genocide by “te ...

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 ...

Rudaw: Afrin: A landscape of unprecedented Arabization

Justice for Kurds - 2018-05-15 02:03
AFRIN, Rojava-Syria — A wave of Arabization started in the Kurdish city of Afrin in northwest Syria soon after its takeover by Arab rebel groups and Turkish forces, a process that continues to this day, according to evidence on the ground and statements f ...

PKK Attacks Turkish Army, Injures Two Soldiers

BAS News - 2018-05-15 00:52
ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters on Monday attacked a unit of the Turkish army in the Kurdish Sirnak province, injuring at least two soldiers. A security source cited by Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency said that fire exchange erupted afte ...

Turkey to Establish Eleventh Observatory Point in Syria's Idlib: Report

BAS News - 2018-05-14 10:34
ERBIL - Turkish troops have set up its 11th observation point in the province of Idlib in northern Syria to monitor a ceasefire between the Syrian government and the opposition groups, said multiple reports on Monday. Anadolu Agency said that the observa ...

Warrants issued for 300 Turkish military officers, 150 arrested

Kurdistan24 - 2018-05-11 17:51
Government supporters hold banners against former soldiers allegedly involved in the 2016 coup attempt in Turkey before a mass trial as the gendarmerie lead defendants to a court, Ankara, May 22, 2017. (Photo: AA) ...

Turkey detains dozens of air force personnel over Gulen links: Anadolu

Reuters - 2018-05-10 11:58
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police detained 65 suspects on Thursday in an operation targeting air force personnel accused of links to the U.S.-based preacher whom Ankara says orchestrated an attempted coup in 2016, state-run Anadolu news agency said. ...

More than a million Turks say 'Enough' to Erdogan on social media

Kathimerini - 2018-05-10 01:47
provided a rare moment of opposition unity with all major parties, including the pro-Kurdish opposition uniting behind the hashtag. Pro-Kurdish politicians and Turkish nationalists rarely find common... with Kurdish PKK militants and Fethullah Gulen, the ...

Turkish media: Turkey to receive first F-35 fighter from US next month

Waar Media - 2018-05-09 22:32
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States will deliver the first F-35 joint strike fighter to Turkey on June 21 as part of a longstanding partnership between the two allies, despite attempts by the U.S. Congress to block the procurement of such weaponry to the Turki ...

Turkey Warns of New Conflict as US Withdraws from Iran Nuke Deal

BAS News - 2018-05-08 22:34
ERBIL — Turkey on Tuesday warned of further instability and new conflicts in the region after Washington announced its pullout from the nuclear deal between Iran and Western powers. A spokesman for Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in a tweet that th ...

Turkey Renews Airstrikes on Kurdistan Border

BAS News - 2018-05-08 00:05
ERBIL — Turkish fighter jets on Monday carried out multiple air raids on alleged Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions in the border areas of the Kurdistan Region. The airstrikes were focused on Sidakan region of northeast Erbil Province. Sidakan Mayo ...

Erdogan Vows New Operation in Syria

BAS News - 2018-05-07 00:32
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that his country’s army will launch a new phase of military operations in Syria. "We will not give up on constricting terrorist organisations. We will add to the Euphrates Shield and Olive Bra ...

US criticises Turkish measures over population transfers in Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-05-04 16:51
WAAR-DUHOK: State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert strongly criticized Turkish measures in Syria’s Kurdish canton of Afrin, which are preventing residents displaced by the fighting from returning to their homes. “We’ve been watching the situation v ...

US slams Turkey over population transfers in Afrin

Kurdistan24 - 2018-05-04 12:03
Residents sit in the back of a truck as they flee the city of Afrin in northern Syria on March 18, 2018, after Turkish forces and allied armed groups took control of the Kurdish-majority city. (Photo: Bulent Kilic/AFP) ...

HDP Officially Announces Demirtas’s Candidacy for Turkish Presidency

BAS News - 2018-05-02 19:04
ERBIL — The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) announced officially on Wednesday that its former leader Selahattin Demirtas would be the party’s candidate for the upcoming presidential election in Turkey. The party said that the election campaigns to suppor ...

HPG: 7 Turkish soldiers were killed in recent guerrilla actions

Waar Media - 2018-05-01 20:32
WAAR-DUHOK: The Press and Communications Center of the People’s Defense Forces (HPG-BIM) released a statement and announced the results of the actions carried out by guerrillas in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq, and Çukurca district of Hakkari, northe ...

Turkish Prosecutor Seeks 5-Year Imprisonment for HDP’s Demirtas

BAS News - 2018-04-30 22:04
ERBIL — A public prosecutor in Istanbul sought on Monday a five year term of imprisonment for Selahattin Demirtas, the former co-chair of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP). According to a judicial authority cited by the state-run Anadolu Agency, HDP’s ...

HDP's Demirtas to Appear Before Turkish Court

BAS News - 2018-04-30 10:23
ERBIL - Former co-chair of the pro-Kurdish HDP party in Turkey, Selahattin Demirtas, will again appear before a Turkish court on Monday on multiple charges, including alleged support for the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The Kurdish leader attended a c ...

Salih Muslim Urges UN to Protect Afrin IDPs

BAS News - 2018-04-28 21:32
ERBIL — Prominent Syrian Kurdish leader Salih Muslim has urged the United Nations and the international community to protect the displaced people from the Syrian Kurdish town of Afrin after the Turkish offensives. “Nobody can foresee how Turkey will proc ...

French Troops Enter Rojava to Aid Kurdish Forces

BAS News - 2018-04-28 17:31
ERBIL — France has reportedly relocated some of its troops from Iraq to the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) to help the Kurdish forces. According to Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency, the new deployment was made on Thursday. The agency claimed that the fresh Fr ...
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