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30.8 percent of Turkish youth neither working nor studying

Waar Media - 2018-06-17 23:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Eurostat’s latest survey on young people neither in employment nor in education or training (NEET) has revealed that 30.8 percent of Turkish youth between the ages 18-24 are completely idle, BBC Turkish service reported on Saturday. The surve ...

Turkish Board of Elections denies Demirtaş right to join rallies

Waar Media - 2018-06-17 18:42
WAAR-DUHOK: The Supreme Board of Elections (YSK) has refused a request by jailed Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş to participate in rallies for the June 24 elections personally or via the IT Voice and Image Syste ...

Turkish elections hold in Kurdistan Region

Waar Media - 2018-06-17 13:21
WAAR-DUHOK: A week before Turkey will hold presidential and parliamentary elections in the country, Turkish nationals in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq started to cast their ballots on Sunday. Expats can vote at the consulate general in Erbil or the embas ...

After decades of triumph, democracy is losing ground

The Economist - 2018-06-16 00:46
IN A glass case at the Diyarbakir Bar Association are a striped shirt, dark coat and coiled belt. They belonged to the former chairman, Tahir Elci, a lawyer who was murdered in 2015 amid clashes between the Turkish army and Kurdish separatists. He was st ...

‘Ik ben een guerrilla, ik huil nooit’

Frederike Geerdink - 2018-06-15 21:49
(Story about the upcoming in elections in Turkey and my experiences in a valley in Southeast Turkey just before I was expelled by the Turkish authorities. Published on 7 October 2015 in Dutch weekly Groene Amsterdammer.) ‘Je had hier gisteren moeten zijn! ...

15 soldiers and mercenaries killed in Afrin

SDF Press - 2018-06-15 20:34
Within the scope of the second phase of the resistance of the Age against the Turkish occupation in Afrin, our units carried out a series of military operations against the invasion forces and its mercenaries in the vicinity of Afrin’s Sherawa district a ...

Turkey says to stay in Iraqi Kurdistan until PKK are cleared

E-Kurd - 2018-06-15 04:50
ANKARA,— Turkish army will remain in Iraq’s Kurdistan region in northern Iraq until the “terrorists” are cleared from the region, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Tuesday. During the interview with state-run Anadolu News Agency, he said ...

Three Killed, Eight Wounded in Armed Attack on AKP Election Campaigners

BAS News - 2018-06-14 18:35
ERBIL — Members of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) came under attack on Thursday while campaigning ahead of the Turkish election in southeast of the country. The attack was carried out by several armed men in Sanliurfa’s Suruc district, Tu ...

Turkish FM: YPG's Withdrawal from Syria's Manbij May Begin in July

BAS News - 2018-06-14 12:42
ERBIL - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has predicted the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) to withdraw from the city of Manbij in July in accordance with a recent roadmap reached between Turkey and Russia. "We cannot say that the ...

Iraqi PM denies giving support for Turkish anti-PKK operation in Qandil

Waar Media - 2018-06-14 12:24
WAAR-DUHOK: There is no understanding with Turkey about the launch of military operations in the Qandil Mountains; these statements are only electoral propaganda, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday. “Iraq’s sovereignty is a red-line, an ...

Turkish Constitutional Court rejects Demirtaş’s application for release

Waar Media - 2018-06-14 12:24
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkey’s Constitutional Court has rejected an application filed by lawyers for jailed presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş for his release during the campaign period for upcoming elections on June 24. His lawyers on May 29 requested a c ...

Turkish lira lurches towards record low despite central bank moves

Waar Media - 2018-06-14 12:24
WAAR-DUHOK: The Turkish lira’s valuation against the US dollar today fell behind its value on May 23 when the Turkish Central Bank decided to raise interest rates by 300 basis points. Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek, the economy guru of Turkey, had s ...

Turkish Court Refuses Release of Kurdish Presidential Candidate

BAS News - 2018-06-14 01:20
ERBIL — Turkish Constitutional Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal to release Kurdish presidential nominee Selahattin Demirtas. The Kurdish politician, who also served as the co-chair of pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has been put behind ...

Ankara, Iran in Contact over Qandil Operation: Cavusoglu

BAS News - 2018-06-14 00:43
ERBIL — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu revealed on Wednesday that his country is in contact with Iran for preparations before a possible military operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Mount Qandil. “We are in contact with Ir ...

Italy Deploys Troops to Syria to Back Kurdish-led Anti-IS Battle: Report

BAS News - 2018-06-12 15:00
ERBIL — Italian soldiers have been sent to Syria’s Deir ez-Zor to support the Syrian Kurdish forces in the war against Islamic State (IS), said the Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency. The source cited anonymous locals saying that the Italian troops arrived ...

Turkey Claims It Destroyed 12 PKK Targets in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-06-12 12:43
ERBIL — Turkish military on Tuesday claimed it has destroyed 12 targets belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the mountainous areas of Kurdistan Region. The targets, as it has claimed, were in Kurdistan’s Qandil, Hakurk and Avasin-Basyan reg ...

Erdogan: Turkey Has Launched Anti-PKK Operation in Qandil, Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-06-11 16:43
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed on Monday that his country has started an anti-PKK military operation in Qandil region and the Kurdish city of Sinjar, state-run media said. Ankara views the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) as "a terr ...

Turkish Jets Heavily Bomb Kurdistan Border

BAS News - 2018-06-10 22:32
ERBIL — Turkish warplanes carried out heavy airstrikes around the villages on the border areas of Kurdistan Region, allegedly targeting the positions for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The areas bombarded on Sunday are said to have been coming under ...
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