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Turkey holds hundreds over alleged ties to Kurdish militants, Middle East News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesStraitstimes - 2019-02-17 20:29
Turkey holds hundreds over alleged ties to Kurdish PKK militantsE-Kurd - 2019-02-17 19:54
ANKARA,— Hundreds of people are in custody Sunday in Turkey after police raids on the 20th anniversary of the capture of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, state media reported. Police detained 735 people accused of having links to or supporting Kurdish mil ...
Two Iraqi Nationals Arrested in Turkey over Ties with ISBAS News - 2019-02-17 18:21
ERBIL - A couple of Iraqi people have been arrested in Turkey for alleged links to the Islamic State (IS), state-run media said on Sunday. Anadolu Agency said in a report that two Iraqi men holding Dutch citizenships were arrested by the Turkish police i ...
Trump nominates US ambassador to TurkeyNEWS - 2019-02-17 16:34
Turkey-backed rebels continue to abuse civilians in Syria's Afrin | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-02-17 15:25
Donald Trump to nominate David Satterfield as ambassador to Turkey - The NationalThenational - 2019-02-17 14:54
Back the SDF not a new international force in Syria says Arab League head Turkey has threatened to launch an operation against the Kurdish forces it says is the same as ISIS February 17, 2019The National AE - 2019-02-17 14:36
Police beat, put Kurdish minors' head into toilet bowl in Turkey's southeast | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-02-17 14:24
Turkey insists on safe zone in northern Syria, wants Turkish troops patrolling itAlmasdarnews - 2019-02-17 11:00
Turkey to delay operation against Kurdish forces until U.S. gets out of Syria, Erdogan says - Los Angeles TimesLatimes - 2019-02-17 10:58
Turkey’s mercenaries attacked Bab Military Council positionsANF - 2019-02-17 10:01
The attack took place in the east of Bab. ...
No good news for Turkey’s Erdoğan after three international summits this week | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-02-17 07:52
Turkey, US relations can be saved, presidential spokesman says | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-02-17 06:20
Turkey detains more than 700 over alleged links to coup bid - Times of IndiaIndiatimes - 2019-02-17 03:00
When's Turkey Apartheid week, Roger Waters? | Richard Ferrer | The BlogsTimesofisrael - 2019-02-17 03:00
Turkey’s row with China over Uygurs unlikely to affect relations in long term, analysts say | South China Morning PostSCMP - 2019-02-17 03:00
Four Kurdistani parties in Turkey face closure over nameKurdistan24 - 2019-02-17 01:17
Turkey bans rally for Kurdish MP on hunger strike - Channel NewsAsiaChannelnewsasia - 2019-02-17 00:11
Turkey bans rally for Kurdish MP on hunger strike | Arab NewsArabnews - 2019-02-16 23:20
Turkey sits out anti-Iran meeting - BlitzWeeklyblitz - 2019-02-16 22:52
Turkey-U.S. relations facing a new test | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-02-16 16:23
US May Ask Europe to Send Troops to Syria for Buffer Zone With Turkey | Al BawabaAlbawaba - 2019-02-16 15:58
French MPs issue call for Rojava and hunger strikesANF - 2019-02-16 15:28
Dozens of MP and senator women from various political parties in France called on the country to take urgent initiative with the UN Security Council and to support Rojava, targeted by Turkey, as well as Kurdish women on hunger strikes against isolation. ...
President Trump asks Turkey for audio, video evidence on Jamal KhashoggiPressdemocrat - 2019-02-16 14:20
Trump to nominate Satterfield ambassador to Turkey | ReutersReuters - 2019-02-16 13:16
Ögmundur Jónasson: We want to be the voice of Leyla GüvenANF - 2019-02-16 10:59
Iceland's former Interior and Justice minister Ogmundur Jónasson, who has visited Turkey as part of an international delegation, said the isolation imposed on Ocalan was an act against humanity. ...
US Seeks European Presence in Northeast SyriaWaar Media - 2019-02-16 10:16
WAAR_DUHOK U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said Friday that President Donald Trump would ask European countries to send troops to establish a buffer zone in northeast Syria along Turkey’s southern border. Graham’s remarks came at the Munich Security Conferen ...
Syrian Kurds protest in solidarity with Turkey’s jailed Kurdish leader OcalanE-Kurd - 2019-02-16 09:46
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Thousands took to the streets in Syria’s northeastern main Kurdish city of Qamishlo in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) on Friday to mark 20 years since the arrest of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, who is jailed in Turkey. Under a ...
Turkey bans rally for Kurdish MP Leyla Guven on hunger strikeE-Kurd - 2019-02-16 09:46
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Turkish police on Friday prevented supporters from rallying outside the home of a Kurdish lawmaker on hunger strike for 100 days. The protest bid coincides with the 20th anniversary of the capture of Kurdish leader Abd ...
Trump call with Turkey's Erdogan led to pullout from Syria - AOL NewsAOL - 2019-02-16 08:48
Trump to nominate Satterfield ambassador to Turkey | EuronewsEuronews - 2019-02-16 08:36
US-Backed Syria Kurds Accuse Turkey of Jeopardizing ISIS Fight | Military.comMilitary - 2019-02-16 06:57
Trump nominates ambassador to Turkey | TheHillThehill - 2019-02-16 06:06
Turkey rejects Trump’s Kurdish forces threatDailypioneer - 2019-02-16 01:56
DISPATCHES FROM THE EDGE: Turkey’s Leader’s Election Woes. Category: Columns from The Berkeley Daily PlanetBerkeleydailyplanet - 2019-02-15 23:55
Middle East expert says he worries Turkey influenced Trump's Syria decision | TheHillThehill - 2019-02-15 23:44
Only Turkey must be inside Syria border buffer zone - Turkish Defence Minister | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-02-15 22:10
Despite Trump's tough rhetoric, his administration is appeasing TurkeyWashingtonexaminer - 2019-02-15 21:08
Turkey’s support of terrorists in Syria exposed in secret wiretaps - Panorama | Armenian newsPanorama - 2019-02-15 16:48
Turkish visa application center opens in Iraq’s Kirkuk: officialsE-Kurd - 2019-02-15 15:47
KIRKUK, Northern Iraq, ,— A Turkish visa application center opened in Kirkuk city in northern Iraq on Friday making it easier for local people to travel to Turkey. Acting governor of Kirkuk Rakan Saeed al-Jabouri said that the new visa office will help t ...
What will Turkey do after it captures Manbij? | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-02-15 15:14
Time for peace in Turkey's Kurdish conflict, 20 years after Ocalan's capture | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-02-15 14:48
“Germany exports weapons to Turkey, imports bans from there”ANF - 2019-02-15 14:09
Die Linke MP Helin Evrim Sommer condemned the Interior Ministry's ban against Mesopotamia Publishing and Mir Music. Sommer also said, “Germany is exporting weapons to Turkey, and importing bans from there.” ...
Turkey Calls On China To Close Camps For Muslims | TOLOnewsTolonews - 2019-02-15 12:52
Syrians risk everything to cross into TurkeyAlaraby - 2019-02-15 12:52
Journalist Asli Aydintasbas speaks of Turkey’s changing relationship with Europe | Comment | ekathimerini.comEkathimerini - 2019-02-15 12:52
Turkey Calls Out China’s Repression of Uyghurs | Human Rights WatchHRW - 2019-02-15 12:52
HRW calls on Turkey to lead UN fact-finding mission into ChineseAlaraby - 2019-02-15 12:52
US issues warning for Turkey: Reconsider travel plans!ANF - 2019-02-15 12:47
The US Department of State updated the travel warning for Turkey and urged US citizens to reconsider their travel plans to the country. ...
International Peace Delegation: Güven’s resistance will triumphANF - 2019-02-15 11:35
"We want to discuss the violations and isolation in Turkey. We look forward to the necessary steps to remove the isolation to be taken. We haven't received an answer yet." ...
Turkey-Israel: Caught between friendship and enmity - Modern DiplomacyModerndiplomacy - 2019-02-15 10:25
Russia, Turkey and Iran agree that Syrian government control should fill a U.S. vacuum | Pittsburgh Post-GazettePost Gazette - 2019-02-15 08:08
US-Turkey Relations From a New Right Perspective - Conservative Daily NewsConservativedailynews - 2019-02-15 01:42
Russia's Putin, Turkey's Erdogan spar over Syria militants amid split on safe zone, Middle East News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesStraitstimes - 2019-02-15 00:53
Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of February 10 - Committee to Protect JournalistsCPJ - 2019-02-15 00:25
Turkey: 52 Syrians detained over links to IS | The Seattle TimesSeattletimes - 2019-02-14 23:32
Russia to Turkey: You can't have Syrian safe zone without Assad's consent - Citizentv.co.keCO - 2019-02-14 20:42
In Iraq, Iran and Turkey are the real winners | openDemocracyOpendemocracy - 2019-02-14 19:28
Turkey issues over 1,000 arrest warrants for Gulenist suspectsIrishtimes - 2019-02-14 19:03
Turkey’s Erdoğan due for a rebuke - analyst | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-02-14 19:03
Key dates of the long-running Kurdish conflict in Turkey | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STARDailystar - 2019-02-14 18:53
Turkey: 52 Syrians detained over links to IS - StarTribune.comStartribune - 2019-02-14 18:32
Turkey’s Erdogan facing resistance to his dictatorial rule – People's WorldPeoplesworld - 2019-02-14 18:20
Putin to Turkey and Iran: We must crush militants in Syria's IdlibReuters - 2019-02-14 17:43
Russian President Vladimir Putin told Turkey and Iran on Thursday he wanted them to devise a joint plan to wipe out what he called "a hotbed of terrorists" in Syria's Idlib region, an idea Moscow has so far tried and failed to sell to Ankara. ...
Trump Warns Turkey – BloombergBloomberg - 2019-02-14 17:26
20 women in German parliament: Guven’s demand is our demandANF - 2019-02-14 14:55
20 female MPs from various states in Germany demand that Leyla Guven’s demand be heeded. The MPs issued a joint statement and called on the Federal Government to “pressure Turkey”. ...
Turkey Can't Create "Safe Zone" in Syria without Damascus's Green Light: RussiaBAS News - 2019-02-14 14:30
ERBIL - Russia has made it clear to Turkey that Ankara cannot create a "safe zone" inside Syria without Damascus's green light. "The question of the presence of a military contingent acting on the authority of a third country on the territory of a sovere ...
Turkey accuses China over human rights as ‘poet dies’ | Metro Newspaper UK- 2019-02-14 14:18
China’s treatment of Uygurs an obstacle to developing better ties with Turkey and Middle East countries, say experts at Singapore conference | South China Morning PostSCMP - 2019-02-14 14:18
Aberdeen Uni graduate arrested for posting new reports in Turkey faces lengthy prison sentence | Press and JournalPressandjournal - 2019-02-14 14:18
Turkey's Erdogan says uncertainty remains over U.S. withdrawal from SyriaYahoo - 2019-02-14 12:51
Russia, Turkey, Iran Leaders To Meet In Sochi For Talks On SyriaRferl - 2019-02-14 11:59
78 people were detained in four cities of North KurdistanANF - 2019-02-14 11:34
Political genocide operations against the Kurdish population in Turkey continue unabated. ...
Turkey continues to curb media freedom - report | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-02-14 10:16
Erdoğan’s aggression against Turkey’s Kurds—it’s personal • Social EuropeSocialeurope - 2019-02-14 10:16
Turkey: End Ankara Ban on LGBTI Events | Human Rights WatchHRW - 2019-02-14 10:16
Trump says US will hurt Turkey economically if it hits Kurds - StarTribune.comStartribune - 2019-02-14 08:05
'Shame for humanity': Turkey urges China to respect Uighur rights, close camps | CTV NewsCtvnews - 2019-02-14 08:02
Kurdistan region of Iraq caught between Turkey-PKK conflictJewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2019-02-14 07:24
The Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq tries to maintain stability in war-torn region. ...
Exiled journalist’s wife: I am held hostage in Turkey - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2019-02-14 06:06
Turkey’s Push into South Asia – Target: 400 Million Muslims? - Future Directions InternationalFuturedirections - 2019-02-14 06:06
Council of Europe: Altans, Ilıcak, Cumhuriyet and Zaman trials illustrate complete collapse of rule of law in Turkey - Stockholm Center for FreedomStockholmcf - 2019-02-14 06:06
Turkey's coup trials widen divisions, sense of persecution - NYT | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-02-14 06:06
Turkey triples exports to Venezuela in 2018 | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-02-14 06:06
Dutch to investigate foreign-funded weekend schools as Turkey backs 12 - DutchNews.nlDutchnews - 2019-02-14 06:06
Europe could launch multi-state lawsuit against Turkey over rights violations – Nordic MonitorNordicmonitor - 2019-02-14 06:06
U.S., Turkey at odds over fate of Kurdish fighters in Syria - The Globe and MailTheglobeandmail - 2019-02-14 02:51
Turkey, Russia and Iran Are Mostly Playing Domestic Politics With Syria - Carnegie Europe - Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceCarnegieeurope - 2019-02-14 02:15
Imprisoned PKK leader and Turkey’s ‘nemesis’ Ocalan - Daily TimesDailytimes - 2019-02-14 00:39
PUK Dispatches Delegation to Turkey for Talks on PKKGulan Media - 2019-02-13 23:55
Turkey's Erdogan Is Due for Another Rebuke - FPIFFPIF - 2019-02-13 23:00
Iraqi Kurds vent anger with violent protest against Turkey | AhvalAhvalnews - 2019-02-13 21:48
Turkey’s Erdogan slams US over delays in Syria buffer zone | Macon TelegraphMacon - 2019-02-13 20:21
Erdogan: Turkey can go it alone to establish Syria safe zoneWKYT - 2019-02-13 20:03
PUK Dispatches Delegation to Turkey for Talks on PKKBAS News - 2019-02-13 20:00
ERBIL - A delegation from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is traveling to Turkey for talks on their collaborations against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a security source said on Wednesday evening. Talking to BasNews on condition of anonymit ...
Turkey and US start joint Syria patrols - Khaleej TimesKhaleejtimes - 2019-02-13 19:52
Kurdish MP Leyla Guven on hunger strike in Turkey taken to hospitalE-Kurd - 2019-02-13 18:26
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— A Kurdish lawmaker who has been on hunger strike in Turkey for more than three months, was taken to hospital on Wednesday but she has refused any treatment, a hospital source said. Leyla Guven, freed last month by a co ...