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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 ...

Turkey Arrests 22 Kurds, Accuses Them of Links to PKK

BAS News - 2018-02-21 01:08
ERBIL — the Turkish authorities arrested on Tuesday a total of 22 Kurds for allegedly promoting the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on social media. A judicial source, cited by the state-run Anadolu Agency, said that nine of the arrests were made in the e ...

Russia Urges Syria, Turkey on “Direct dialogue” over Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-21 00:22
ERBIL — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that the situation in Syria's Afrin could be resolved through direct dialogue between Damascus and Ankara, the Interfax news agency reported. Turkey has to meet directly, for its own good, wi ...

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 ...

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, ...

Eurasia Daily: Turkey sinks in Afrin .. its losses increase

ANHA - 2018-02-20 14:32
NEWS DESK – The newspaper “Eurasia Daily” noted that the Turkish occupation army after a month of fighting failed to control any large town in Afrin, and has so far provided half of the losses that it provided for six months during its occupation of Jrabl ...

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. ...

Several Casualties as Turkey Resumes Shelling Central Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-20 00:30
ERBIL — Turkish artillery units resumed overnight Monday shelling of neighbourhoods in centre of Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin. There are reports of several dead and injured civilians, Kurdistan 24 reported without further details. Activists said rockets ...

Iraqi Oil Minister to Visit Ankara for Talks over Kirkuk Oil

BAS News - 2018-02-19 23:07
ERBIL — Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi is invited by his Turkish counterpart to visit Ankara and discuss the resumption of Iraq’s oil export through Turkey’s Ceyhan Port. The visit is expected to take place later this week, according to a statement b ...

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 ...

Tuehina refugees reject to target Turkey for civilians in Afrin

ANHA - 2018-02-19 10:48
The refugees people of al-Tuehina camp in al-Jarnyia town of in northern al-Tabqa countryside are considered that the targeting of civilians, especially refugees persons in North Syria in Afrin region is a crime against humanity. ...

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 ...
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