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Will Syria's Revolt Disrupt the Turkish Borderlands? | by Hugh Eakin | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

Nybooks - 2019-01-17 00:43

Syria Kurds reject 'security zone' under Turkish control | The Express Tribune

Tribune - 2019-01-16 21:21

Manbij Explosion Could be to Dissuade US from Leaving Syria: Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-01-16 19:49
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Wednesday's explosion in the Kurdish city of Manbij in Syria, could be an attempt to dissuade the US from withdrawing its troops from the country. Earlier the day, an explosion hit central Manbij w ...

Turkish president: Trump apologized for indictment of security staff in brawl | US news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-01-16 18:23

British Trade Unions not intimidated by Turkish pressure

ANF - 2019-01-16 15:17
Turkey’s ambassador to Britain has written to the unions asking them to back off from an event in solidarity with Kurdish people. ...

Ibrahim Kalin: Turkey to control proposed safe zone in N. Syria

Waar Media - 2019-01-16 14:28
A proposed safe zone in northern Syria along Turkish border will be under Ankara’s control, the country’s presidential aide said on Tuesday. presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin; highlighted that Turkey’s aim in Syria’s Idlib was to ensure the safety ...

Russia says north Syria must be under regime control

E-Kurd - 2019-01-16 14:08
MOSCOW,— Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday the Syrian regime must take control of the country’s north, after calls from the United States to set up a Turkish-controlled “security zone” in the area. “We are convinced that the best and ...

A Senior PKK Leader Surrenders to Turkish Security Forces

Waar Media - 2019-01-16 12:28
A senior PKK leader surrendered to Turkish security forces; in Turkey’s eastern province of Shirnak on Wednesday. “Ridwan Ertash who is a senior leader a leader of PKK, surrendered himself to the Turkish security forces at Habur border gate on the Turkis ...

U.S. will ensure Turkish Army will not "slaughter the Kurds" - Pompeo | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-01-16 11:12

Turkish lira crash ripples through global currency markets | Business | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-01-16 08:55

The Trump administration is welcoming the Turkish prime minister when he deserves a cold shoulder

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-01-16 03:20

Syrian Kurds will accept safe zone if run under International auspices: official

E-Kurd - 2019-01-16 00:21
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish administration in Syrian Kurdistan (northern Syria) will not accept a Turkish role in a safe zone over their areas, but would be open to such a scheme being controlled by an uninterested country or organization, a ...

Blast hits mercenaries’ location in Afrin

ANF - 2019-01-15 20:21
Afrin remains under the occupation of the Turkish forces and allied mercenaries. ...

Death from above: Iraqi border villages bear the brunt of Turkish air strikes | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-01-15 17:47

The Interview - Turkish adviser warns US forces may stay in Syria

France24 - 2019-01-15 14:48

Trump, Turkish leader hail ties despite US arming of Kurds | The Spokesman-Review

Spokesman - 2019-01-15 14:18

Trump told Recep Tayyip Erdogan US will no longer provide arms to Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, says Turkish foreign minister | The Independent

Independent - 2019-01-15 14:06

Erdogan Can Save the Turkish Lira - WSJ

WSJ - 2019-01-15 14:06

45 French MPs issue call for Rojava

ANF - 2019-01-15 13:47
MPs from various political factions in France have issued a call for President Emmanuel Macron against the Turkish state threats of invasion against Rojava and said, “Let us not allow the massacre of our Kurdish allies”. ...

13 people detained in Ercis district of Van

ANF - 2019-01-15 12:47
The Turkish regime's political genocide operations against the Kurdish population continue. ...

People in Shehba marched one year after Turkish attacks on Afrin

ANF - 2019-01-15 10:35
Thousands joined the march in the village of Til Qerah in Shehba, carrying photographs of the martyrs of the Resistance of the Age. ...

Trump Welcomes Turkish President Erdogan to the White House

Nymag - 2019-01-15 10:23

Human shield action continues in Kobanê

ANF - 2019-01-15 09:15
People of Northern Syria continue their protests against the occupation threats of the Turkish state. ...

Turkey has no issue with Kurds: Erdogan

Waar Media - 2019-01-15 08:25
Turkey has no problem with Kurds, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a phone call with his U.S. counterpart on Monday. A statement from the Turkish presidency said Erdogan and Donald Trump discussed the idea of a safe zone in northern Kurdistan. Turk ...

Erdogan New Year message warns of an emboldened Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East

Kurdistan24 - 2019-01-15 08:02

Trump Asks Turkish President Not to ‘Mistreat’ Kurdish Forces

National Review - 2019-01-15 06:02
President Trump urged the president of Turkey in a phone call Monday not to 'mistreat' Kurdish forces who have fought alongside U.S. troops against ISIS. ...

Donald Trump warns Recep Tayyip Erdogan in direct call against mistreating the Kurds

Washington Times - 2019-01-15 01:22
President Trump had a call Monday with Recep Tayyip Erdogan and warned the Turkish president against mistreating the Kurds. The start Saturday of the U.S. military withdrawal from Syria raised concerns about an escalation of Turkey's longtime hostility t ...

Syria’s Islamic jihadist leader backs Turkish assault on Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-01-14 22:39
BEIRUT,— The head of an Islamic jihadist group, the former leader of the Nusra Front, dominated by members of the former Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria voiced support Monday for Turkey’s plans to attack Kurdish forces. Turkey has for weeks threatened to lau ...

Syria’s Kurds: The new frontline in confronting Iran and Turkey

E-Kurd - 2019-01-14 22:39
Dr. James M. Dorsey | Ekurd.net US President Donald J. Trump’s threat to devastate Turkey’s economy if Turkish troops attack Syrian Kurds allied with the United States in the wake of the announced withdrawal of American forces potentially serves his broa ...

Trump, Erdogan Discuss Syria by Phone

BAS News - 2019-01-14 20:19
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone call on Monday evening to discuss the latest developments on their policies in Syria. Earlier on Sunday, Trump warned Turkey not to attack the Syrian Kurdish ...

The Turkish Government and Its Program of Kidnappings | National Review

Nationalreview - 2019-01-14 18:17

Between the Millet System and EU Values: The Sunni Muslim Turkish State and Non-Muslim Minorities | Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies

Dayan - 2019-01-14 18:17

Yazidis call on the world to stand up against Turkish threats

ANF - 2019-01-14 15:12
Three Yazidi organisations called on the international public opinion to take a stance against the threats of occupation issued by the Turkish state. ...

Trump Warns Turkey Not to Attack Kurds in Syria

The Wall Street Journal - 2019-01-14 13:37
President Trump vowed on Sunday to devastate Turkey’s economy if it targets Kurdish populations in northern Syria as the U.S. withdraws its forces, and called for a 20-mile safe zone between the Turkish border and U.S.-allied fighters. ...

The Turkish Embassy Beat-Down | Washingtonian

Washingtonian - 2019-01-14 13:12

Trump fist-bumped Turkish leader Erdogan, said he "does things the right way" - CBS News

Cbsnews - 2019-01-14 11:57

The US Is “Working On” Extraditing Fethullah Gulen, Turkish Foreign Minister Says

Buzzfeednews - 2019-01-14 11:39

Turkish President Erdogan offers US 'Ottoman slap' ahead of Rex Tillerson's visit to Turkey | The Independent

Independent - 2019-01-14 08:24

Trump says Erdogan will 'eradicate' Isil in Syria and praises the Turkish leader as 'a man who can do it'

Telegraph - 2019-01-14 02:25

Trump threatens to 'devastate' Turkish economy over Syrian Kurds

BBC - 2019-01-14 02:12
The US leader warns Turkey of economic devastation if it attacks Kurds after a US pullout from Syria. ...

Trump on Israel's release of Turkish terror suspect: 'I got that person out' | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-01-14 02:12

Brunson release spotlights the rot in Turkish politics and judiciary | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-01-14 02:12

With Erdogan and Trump everything is personal, even a fall in the Turkish lira - Turkey - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2019-01-14 02:00

Erdogan tells Turkish youths: 'Jews in Israel' beat Palestinian women, kids | The Times of Israel

Timesofisrael - 2019-01-14 01:56

Trump: We will destroy the Turkish economy if they attack the Kurds - Breaking News - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-01-14 01:50

Lina Berekat: Women lead the democratic nation project

ANF - 2019-01-13 11:36
Hêva Mehmud said the purpose of the occupying Turkish state was not only to occupy the Syrian territory, but also to occupy other neighbouring countries so to revive the Ottoman times. ...

Pompeo Calls Turkish Counterpart to Discuss Syria Pullout

BAS News - 2019-01-13 09:40
ERBIL — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Saturday to discuss the importance of a coordination between Washington and Ankara during the US withdrawal from Syria. “They agreed on t ...

Turkey's military reinforces on border with Syria's Idlib

Reuters - 2019-01-13 06:03
Turkish troops and tanks carried out military exercises on the border with Syria on Saturday, state-run media reported, while a monitoring group said a Turkish convoy had crossed the frontier into northern Syria. ...

Pompeo says good outcome possible for both Turkey and Syrian Kurds

Reuters - 2019-01-12 21:27
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he was optimistic that a "good outcome" could be reached between Turkey and Syrian Kurdish groups, after speaking to the Turkish foreign minister. ...

Turkey grants PKK founder Abdullah Ocalan 1st prison visit in 2 years

Rûdaw - 2019-01-12 21:07
It is unclear why the Turkish state has chosen now to allow the family visit ...

Turkish, US foreign ministers discuss Syria on phone

Waar Media - 2019-01-12 17:10
Turkey’s foreign minister and his U.S. counterpart spoke over the phone, Turkish diplomatic sources said on Saturday. Mevlut Cavusoglu and Mike Pompeo discussed latest developments in Syria, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions ...

HPG reports Turkish air raids in South Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-01-12 14:16
The Turkish state continues its attacks in various parts of Kurdistan as part of its genocidal war against the Kurdish people. ...

Hunger strike by Kurdish inmates spreads across Turkish prisons

The Kurdish Project - 2019-01-12 13:08
As election fever engulfs Turkey ahead of local polls in March, a hunger strike that began quietly in a prison in Diyarbakir is spreading to prisons across the country. The post Hunger strike by Kurdish inmates spreads across Turkish prisons appeared fir ...

International condemnation of jailing of Turkish journalist on Malta reports – The Shift News

Theshiftnews - 2019-01-12 08:39

Swedish MP: The world should speak up against Turkish threats

ANF - 2019-01-12 08:27
MP Redar said that Turkey should not be allowed to implement its own agenda for Syria. ...

syria turkey: Near Syrian border, Turkish defence minister vows operation when time is right - The Economic Times

Indiatimes - 2019-01-12 00:43

Arresting Turkish and Russian terrorists

SDF Press - 2019-01-11 19:04
To Media and public opinions Our battles are continuing against ISIS terrorist organization in Rojava and north of Syria, where we achieved more wins and heavily hit the terrorism and end it. However, in order to emphasize our determination of ending the ...

Guven hears sounds of protest in front of prison

ANF - 2019-01-11 13:32
HDP MP imprisoned by the Turkish regime Leyla Guven said she could hear the sounds of the protest held in front of the prison to support her hunger strike of 65 days. ...

Turkish exhibit curator in Russian diplomat slaying denies Gulenist ties

Rûdaw - 2019-01-11 10:29
"I don’t know who organized the assassination ...

YPG fighters downed an UAV of the Turkish army

ANF - 2019-01-10 15:42
YPG announced downing of an unmanned aerial vehicle of the Turkish invasion army in Derik. ...

Turkish President Snubs Bolton over Comments That Turkey Must Protect Kurds

Waar Media - 2019-01-10 14:58
President Trump’s muddled plan to withdraw the United States from Syria fell into further disarray on Tuesday after Turkey’s leader rebuffed Mr. Trump’s emissary, John R. Bolton, and angrily dismissed his demand that Turkey agree to protect America’s Kur ...

Martyrs’ families against Turkish occupation

ANF - 2019-01-10 11:46
Martyr’s families reiterated their stance against the occupation threats issued by the Turkish state. ...

Turkey’s mercenaries turn over Idlib to HTS

ANF - 2019-01-10 11:03
An agreement has been reached in Idlib following clashes among Turkish state allied gangs. The gang groups directly under Ankara’s protection have left control of the Idlib region to Hayat Tahrir al Sham. ...

US-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters on alert for Turkish attack - The National

Thenational - 2019-01-10 00:48

Someone's finally going to jail over the Panama Papers: a Turkish journalist who reported true facts from them / Boing Boing

Boingboing - 2019-01-10 00:47

Turkey adamant on tough stance on Syrian Kurdish fighters

E-Kurd - 2019-01-09 21:02
ANKARA,— Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday that Turkey will not refrain from military action to protect its borders from what he describes as threats posed by Syrian Kurdish fighters. The minister’s comments came a day after Turkey ...

Turkey slams US request for assurances on Syrian Kurds

Washington Post - 2019-01-09 03:16
Turkish officials are slamming President Donald Trump’s request to ensure the safety of Kurdish allies in northeastern Syria when the U.S. withdraws its military from the war-torn country ...

Turkish rebuke of Bolton highlights troubled effort to sell U.S. plan for exit from Syria

Washington Post - 2019-01-09 03:16
Turkey’s president slammed the White House national security adviser for asking for protection for U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters. ...

Turkish president snubs Bolton, angry over call to protect Kurdish fighters in Syria

FOX News - 2019-01-09 03:16
U.S national security adviser John Bolton has departed Turkey despite not meeting with the Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who was angered over his demands that Turkey must not attack Kurdish fighters after the U.S pulls out of Syria. ...

Turkey rejects U.S. call to protect Kurds in Syria

The New Mail - 2019-01-09 01:47
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday rejected a U.S. call to protect Kurdish fighters in Syria who’d worked alongside American troops in fighting the Islamic State, saying they are… The post Turkey rejects U.S. call to protect Kurds in Syria ...

Erdogan says asking Turkey to protect Kurdish fighters is a 'serious mistake'

CNN - 2019-01-09 00:54
US National Security Advisor John Bolton made "a serious mistake" telling reporters that the United States would only pull out of Syria if Turkey pledged not to attack its Kurdish allies there, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Tuesday. ...

Can the US and Turkey find common ground over Syrian Kurds?

Al Jazeera - 2019-01-09 00:41
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he won't 'compromise' over Kurdish YPG fighters in northern Syria. ...

Ankara Urges Washington to Implement Manbij Roadmap Soon

BAS News - 2019-01-09 00:41
ERBIL - Ankara has called on Washington to implement their roadmap for the Syrian city of Manbij which focuses on removing the armed groups from the region. The call was made by the Turkish minister of defense, Hulusi Akar, during a meeting with the US J ...

Turkey Considers Itself to be Kurds' "Only Friend"

BAS News - 2019-01-08 23:07
ERBIL - A Turkish senior official has said that Turkey has been the "only friend" of Kurdish people, warning that no one could guide Ankara to protect the Kurds. The remarks made on Tuesday by the spokesperson for the ruling Justice and Development (AK) ...

Netflix drama The Protector may effect change in Turkish TV - The National

Thenational - 2019-01-08 22:02

Robots, kittens and Netflix: Turkish curbs on the media reach ludicrous levels

Theconversation - 2019-01-08 20:45

Erdogan: Trump adviser's Syria comments are a 'serious mistake'

CNN - 2019-01-08 16:57
US National Security Advisor John Bolton made "a serious mistake" telling reporters that the United States would only pull out of Syria if Turkey pledged not to attack its Kurdish allies there, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Tuesday. ...

Turkey snubs Bolton over U.S. request to spare Kurds in Syria

CBS News - 2019-01-08 16:24
National Security Adviser John Bolton is cutting his visit to Turkey short after being snubbed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Turkish president is angry over the apparent reversal of the U.S. withdrawal from Syria. Holly Williams reports. ...

Netflix Releases First Turkish Series 'The Protector' on December 14

Theglobepost - 2019-01-08 15:25

Human shield action in Serekaniye on day 20

ANF - 2019-01-08 13:27
The human shield action started in the border region of Serekaniye against Turkish state’s invasion threats continues on day 20. ...

Bolton’s visit to Ankara: Yellow vests, PKK and more

ANF - 2019-01-08 13:01
The National Security Advisor arrived in Turkey on Monday and met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin. Bolton reportedly did not have a meeting with Erdogan. ...

Afrin’s olives on Switzerland’s agenda

ANF - 2019-01-08 12:33
Swiss MP Bernhard Guhl took the Turkish state looting Afrin’s olives to be sold to Spain to the Swiss parliament’s agenda. Guhl stressed that the Turkish state continues to violate international law in front of the whole world to see. ...

Swiss police fines Turkish man shouting “Allahu Akbar”

ANF - 2019-01-08 12:02
The Swiss police has fined a young Turkish man who shouted “Allahu Akbar” 150 Francs for disrupting peace. ...

12 people including HDP members detained in Ankara

ANF - 2019-01-08 10:59
The Turkish regime’s political genocide operations against the Kurdish people and opposition circles continue. ...

Enes Kanter calls Hedo Turkoglu the Turkish government's 'lap dog'

Yahoo - 2019-01-08 02:50

Bab Military Council Commander: Turkish attacks target civilians

ANF - 2019-01-07 13:56
Bab Military Council Commander said Turkish army and mercenaries are targeting villages inhabited by civilians and vowed to protect the people. ...

10 people including 6 minors taken into custody in Amed

ANF - 2019-01-07 11:37
10 people including 6 children were taken under custody after hause raids in Amed as part of the Turkish regime’s ongoing political genocide operation against the Kurdish population. ...

Rodrigues moving from Galatasaray to Saudi club

Waar Media - 2019-01-07 09:36
Galatasaray left-winger Garry Rodrigues is joining Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad Football Club, the Turkish club announced on Sunday. The dual nationality — Cape Verde and the Netherlands — footballer played 20 matches and scored four goals this season for G ...

Turkish Academics Imprisoned For Signing Petition Calling For Peace - The Organization for World Peace

Theowp - 2019-01-07 07:43

New year, more of the same from Turkish media | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-01-06 18:08

Turkish-backed Syrian rebel army deploys to halt jihadist advances

Reuters - 2019-01-06 17:58
The main Turkish-backed rebel army has deployed along frontlines close to jihadists in northwest Syria to repel any new militant advance after an offensive that expanded their control over the country's last rebel-held bastion, rebels and residents said. ...

No Syria withdrawal without Turkish pledge not to attack Kurds, Bolton says

NBC News - 2019-01-06 17:40
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would have to guarantee Turkey won’t attack Kurdish forces after Americans exit, the national security adviser said. ...

A new Vigil tent against Turkish threats opened in Manbij

ANF - 2019-01-06 12:12
Vigil actions in Manbij to protest the threats of occupation issued by the Turkish government continue. ...

Human shield action in Serêkaniyê reached day 19

ANF - 2019-01-06 11:09
People of Northern Syria continue their protests against the occupation threats of the Turkish state. ...

Inside Manbij: People live in fear

Rûdaw - 2019-01-06 09:43
The people of Manbij, the northern town of Manbij on the Turkish border, live in fear after the US announced to withdraw its troops from Syria. ...

Women marched against Turkish threats in Deir ez-Zor

ANF - 2019-01-06 09:15
Women carried banners condemning the threats issued by the occupying Turkish state and chanted anti-occupation slogans. ...

Nearly 295,000 Syrians return home from Turkey in 2018

Waar Media - 2019-01-06 08:45
Nearly 295,000 Syrians, who fled the civil war in their country, have returned to home from Turkey in 2018, according to Turkish Interior Ministry on Saturday. Turkey’s Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations in northwestern Syria liberated the regi ...

Kurdistan is the linchpin to Middle East policy

Jerusalem Post - 2019-01-06 06:19
Trump said Erdogan will “eradicate” ISIS in Syria and praised the Turkish leader as “a man who can do it. ...

5 people including DBP administrator detained in Istanbul

ANF - 2019-01-05 14:45
Political genocide operations of the Turkish regime continue uninterrupted. ...

Turkey's new tricks in place in Idlib

ANF - 2019-01-05 14:45
As clashes between gang groups continue in Idlib, the Turkish state remains silent. According to sources in the region, Turkey has instated a new game plan and that is why they are silent in the face of clashes. ...
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