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Turkey Claims It “Neutralized” 53 PKK Fighters

BAS News - 2018-07-17 00:59
ERBIL — Turkish Interior Ministry claimed on Monday that the country’s army “neutralized” 53 Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters over the past week. According to the ministry’s statement, the Kurdish figures were “neutralized” during operations acros ...

Turkey Claims Killing 8 PKK Fighters

BAS News - 2018-07-08 00:09
ERBIL — Turkish army has claimed that eight fighters for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were killed in airstrikes on Friday and Saturday. The Turkish General Staff said on its Twitter account that the Kurdish fighters were targeted in airstrikes carr ...

Kurdistan: Turkey-PKK Prolonged Military Conflict Affects Tourism

BAS News - 2018-07-05 15:38
ERBIL - The use of the Kurdistan Region territories by the Turkish army and Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) to continue their prolonged military confrontation has affected some strategic touristic destinations in the region, said a Kurdish official. The m ...

Syrian Kurds Warn Turkey Not to Enter Manbij

BAS News - 2018-07-03 23:07
ERBIL — The Manbij Military Council, which is part of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), has warned the Turkish army to avoid entering the town or they will be fired upon. The warning comes weeks after the Turkish forces have started patroll ...

Turkish Rocket Attack Kills 19-year-old Girl in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-06-30 20:14
ERBIL — Turkish army heavily bombarded Kurdistan Region borders on Sunday, as the result of which on civilian was killed. According to Kurdistan 24, Dunya Rashid, 19, was killed in Turkish rocket attack while camping with her family on the outskirt of th ...

Three Turkish Soldiers Killed, Injured in Clashes with PKK

BAS News - 2018-06-27 22:35
ERBIL — Turkish army and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) clashed on Wednesday, which resulted in casualties on the side of Ankara forces. According to Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency, at least one Turkish soldier was killed and two other military per ...

PKK Attack Leaves Two Turkish Soldiers Dead

BAS News - 2018-06-20 13:53
ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) forces carried out an attack on Turkish army in southeast of the country, killing at least two soldiers and injuring one. Governor’s office in Hakkar province said in Wednesday statement that the attack was carried ...

HPG: 18 soldiers killed in guerrilla actions against the Turkish army

Waar Media - 2018-06-20 11:40
WAAR-DUHOK: HPG Press Office released a statement providing information about the most recent actions carried out by guerrilla forces against the Turkish army. The statement by HPG Press Office is as follows; “Within the scope of the Martyr Pîroz and Mar ...

Turkey Claims Killing of 26 PKK Fighters

BAS News - 2018-06-19 23:18
ERBIL — Turkish army claimed on Tuesday that its fighter jets have killed 26 fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) this week on the border areas between Turkey and Kurdistan Region. The army said in a statement on its official Twitter account th ...

Heavy blows inflicted on Turkish troops in Hakkari and Amed

Waar Media - 2018-06-19 14:20
WAAR-DUHOK: HPG Press Office released a statement providing information about the recent actions carried out by guerrillas against the Turkish army. “Within the scope of the Martyr Pîroz and Martyr Agirî Revolutionary Campaign, on June 16, our forces car ...

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 ...

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 ...

Turkish Army to Go to Sinjar If Needed: Erdogan

BAS News - 2018-06-06 00:25
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened again that his country’s army would attack Sinjar in northern Iraq “if needed”. “If needed we will go to Sinjar and do what is necessary,” Erdogan said on Tuesday at a campaign rally for the r ...

PUK First Party Ever to Allow Turkish Army Enter Kurdistan: KDP Official

BAS News - 2018-06-04 16:29
ERBIL - The first Kurdish party which allowed the Turkish army enter the Kurdistan Region territories was the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), a leading member from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) said on Monday. The statement came after a certai ...

Turkish Army Claims Killing of Fifteen PKK Fighters Since Yesterday

BAS News - 2018-06-02 15:57
ERBIL - Turkish army claimed in a statement that its warplanes have killed 15 Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighters in the past two days in the Kurdish provinces of Siirt and Dersim. According to sources close to the PKK, Turkish jets which shelled som ...

Turkish Soldier Killed in PKK Attack on Kurdistan Border

BAS News - 2018-05-30 00:31
ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters on carried out an attack on a Turkish army unit, killing at least one Turkish soldier, an official statement said. According to Turkish General Staff, the attack took place on the border areas of Kurdistan ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Turkey Claims It “Neutralised” 41 PKK Fighters

BAS News - 2018-04-28 14:38
ERBIL — The Turkish army claims it had “neutralised” a total of 41 Kurdish fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in southeast of the country and in border areas of Kurdistan Region during the past week. The Turkish Armed Forces claimed in a stat ...

Turkey Places 70 Kurdish Villages, Hamlets Under Curfew

BAS News - 2018-04-26 13:59
ERBIL — At least 17 Kurdish villages and 53 hamlets in southeastern Turkey were placed under a round-the-clock curfew on Wednesday. The curfew was imposed as the Turkish army is conducting an operation against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters ...

Turkey Claims Killing 10 PKK Fighters in Tuesday’s Airstrikes

BAS News - 2018-04-25 21:22
ERBIL — The Turkish army claims that its fighter jets killed 10 Kurdish fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the airstrikes carried out Tuesday. In a Wednesday statement, the Turkish General Staff said the strikes were focused on alleged PKK ...

FSA Loots People's Properties in Syria's Afrin: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-04-23 14:00
ERBIL - The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) has begun conducting violations against the civilians in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria, and looting their properties, said a human rights group on Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ( ...

Turkey, Syrian Allies Lost Hundreds of Men Fighting Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2018-04-22 01:44
ERBIL — The Turkish army and its Syrian militia groups have lost “hundreds” of men since Ankara begun the military incursion into the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin last January, said President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. He said the rebels sufferi ...

Facing Kurds, Erdogan bets on Putin

Roji Kurd - 2018-04-06 00:02
The Turkish president, whose army threatens Manbij, pushes his advantage against the Kurds, at the expense of the United States. Roji Kurd: Welcomed in Ankara by 21 guns and the guard on horseback, Russian President Vladimir Putin was treated as a disting ...

Turkish Artillery Units Shell Kurdistan Border

BAS News - 2018-04-05 20:04
ERBIL — Artillery units of the Turkish army on Thursday heavily shelled Kurdistan Region border areas, allegedly targeting the positions belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Ihsan Chalabi, head of the local administration of Sidakan subdistri ...

US Troops Deployed to Manbij, Ready to Face Any Forces: Report

BAS News - 2018-04-02 10:44
ERBIL - The US has deployed a number of its forces to the northern Syrian town of Manbij, preparing to repel the Turkish army if it attempts to enter the area, said RT. According to the source, the number of US troops stationed in the region is estimated ...

Asharq Al-Awsat: Turkish Army Penetrates Deeper in Iraqi Kurdistan

Justice for Kurds - 2018-04-02 07:47
The Turkish army continues to build a military base in the Balkaya Mountain near the Turkish border with Iraq amid reports of a deeper incursion into Iraqi Kurdistan and the establishment of three permanent bases there. The installation of the base in Bal ...

Netanyahu: Turkey Cannot Lecture Most Moral Army

BAS News - 2018-04-01 19:21
ERBIL - Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have began a war of words over the deadly clashes on Gaza border, said the BBC. "The most moral army in the world will not be lectured on morality from someone ...

Turkey’s last big independent media firm is snapped up by a regime ally

The Economist - 2018-04-01 04:18
RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN has been on a roll lately. On March 18th the Turkish president announced the army’s capture of Afrin, a Kurdish stronghold in Syria, after two months of relentless attacks. Barely a week later, he scored another victory when a pliabl ...

Turkish tank bombing in Bilbla in Afrin

SDF Press - 2018-03-31 04:12
YPG / YPJ carried out an operation against the Turkish invasion army on Girê Mamê Gur hill in the area of Bilbla, where the fighters targeted and destroyed the tank completely, killing 4 Turkish soldiers and injuring 3 others. SDF.Media Center ...

Turkey Launches Anti-PKK Operation in Dersim

BAS News - 2018-03-27 10:27
ERBIL - Turkey has started an operation on Tuesday morning against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the Kurdish province of Dersim in Eastern of Turkey, said Kurdistan 24. According to sources, the Turkish army has started the fight in a valley in D ...

A military vehicle was destroyed in Kimar village in the Shirawa area

SDF Press - 2018-03-21 23:50
In the context of the specific operations carried out by our forces against the Turkish invasion army and allied terrorist factions, our forces targeted a military vehicle for terrorists in the vicinity of the village of Kimar in the Shirawa area, which c ...

Kurds in Turkey mark Newroz under shadow of Syria’s Afrin, arrests

E-Kurd - 2018-03-21 21:10
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Turkey’s Kurds on Wednesday celebrated the annual New Kurdish Year of Newroz under the shadow of the capture of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) by the Turkish army, arrests of pro-Kurdish politicians and the breakdo ...

Statement by Tabqa people

SDF Press - 2018-03-21 02:13
Condemning the international silence over the violations committed by the Turkish invasion army and its mercenaries and denouncing the atrocities they committed following their entry into Afrin, the residents of Tabqa town issued a statement condemning th ...

YPG: We won’t stop our activities in Afrin untill liberation

Waar Media - 2018-03-19 20:30
WAAR-DUHOK: The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said on Monday that they will not stop their activities in Afrin, the Kurdish enclave in Syria, unless the city is liberated from the Turkish army and Syrian rebels. Brusk Hassaka, the YPG sp ...

After Afrin, Erdogan Threatens to Attack Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-03-19 20:28
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened that his country’s army would follow the Kurdistan Workers’ Party everywhere, and that they may even enter Sinjar in northern Iraq. “We told the [Iraqi] central government to resolve the probl ...

US “Deeply Concerned” About Situation in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-03-19 19:19
ERBIL — The United State expressed on Monday concerns over the crisis in the Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin after the Turkish army and its allied militias entered the city. “The United States calls on all relevant actors operating in the northwest, includi ...

YPG: We won't Stop Unless Afrin is Liberated

BAS News - 2018-03-19 15:04
ERBIL - The Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) said on Monday that they will not stop their activities in Afrin, the Kurdish enclave in Syria, unless the city is liberated from the Turkish army and Syrian rebels. Brusk Hassaka, the YPG spokes ...

FSA Commits Violations Against Civilians in Afrin: Report

BAS News - 2018-03-19 10:46
ERBIL: After the invasion of the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria by the Turkish Army and its backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Sunday, the Syrian rebels have soon started committing violations against the civilians in the city, a report said. According ...

In Pictures: Genocide in Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-03-18 17:51
WAAR-DUHOK: The military invasion of the Turkish army that started on 19 January with the support of jihadist groups has reached the center of Afrin for three days. Over the past 58 days, the Turkish city has killed more than 300 people from the civilian ...

Turkish Army, Allied Rebels Reach Centre of Afrin: Erdogan

BAS News - 2018-03-18 12:43
ERBIL — The Turkish army and its affiliated Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Sunday reached the centre of the Kurdish city of Afrin in northwest Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed. “Afrin city center is under control as of 8:30 this morning,” ...
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