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PKK Claims Blast at Turkish Ammo Depot

BAS News - 2018-11-12 10:36
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion last week at a Turkish army’s ammunition depot in the Kurdish province of Hakkari. "According to information we obtained from our own sources, 17 Turkish soldier ...

Turkish Army Shells Erbil's Sidakan

BAS News - 2018-11-09 01:08
ERBIL - Turkish army shelled the Kurdistan Region border areas on Thursday, an official said, adding that the bombardments reportedly targeted the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) headquarters in the region. Ihsan Chalabi, head of local administration in t ...

Yezidis Under Serious Threat in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-11-06 11:35
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidi population of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan are subject to persecution under the rule of the Turkish-backed Syrian Islamist rebels, with several religious sites and educational centers already destroyed. Turkish army and the Islami ...

PKK Responsible for Evacuations in Erbil's Mergasor: Mayor

BAS News - 2018-11-01 17:39
ERBIL - The mayor of Mergasor, in northern Erbil province, has held the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) responsible for the evacuation of the area by the residents as the armed group continues to militarily fight with the Turkish army inside the Kurdistan ...

Damascus Has a Plan If Turkey Attacks East Euphrates: Source

BAS News - 2018-10-31 10:18
ERBIL — The Syrian regime is planning to exploit a possible military confrontation between Turkish army and Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in east Euphrates to attack Qamishlo and Hasakah and Qamishlo, a source said. Turkish President Recep Tayy ...

Ibrahim Kaypakkaya – Selected Works

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2018-10-29 10:46
Background Information of Ibrahim Kaypakkaya Founder of the Turkish Communist Party/Marxist-Leninist and of the People’s Liberation Army TIKKO. Ibrahim Kaypakka was part of the leading personalities of the revolutionary movement in Turkey and marked a cha ...

Turkey strikes Kurdish positions in northern Syria

Washington Times - 2018-10-29 05:41
ISTANBUL (AP) - The Turkish army shelled on Sunday positions held by the U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria, east of the Euphrates River, in a new spike in tension along the borders. Ankara considers the U.S.-backed Kurdish militia an ext ...

Turkey strikes Kurdish positions in northern Syria

FOX News - 2018-10-28 23:13
The Turkish army shelled on Sunday positions held by the U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria, east of the Euphrates River, in a new spike in tension along the borders. ...

Turkey strikes Kurdish positions in northern Syria

Seattle Times - 2018-10-28 17:01
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish army struck Kurdish targets in northern Syria east of the Euphrates River on Sunday. Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency said that artillery strikes hit positions belonging to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or ...

Turkish Army Claims it Neutralized Nine PKK Fighters

BAS News - 2018-10-08 20:43
ERBIL - The Turkish military claimed that it had neutralized nine members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Kurdistan Region border areas. Turkish General Staff said in a statement on Twitter that the PKK fighters were neutralized in air strikes o ...

Turkey Claims Killing of 7 PKK Fighters

BAS News - 2018-10-08 14:43
ERBIL — Turkish Interior Ministry claimed on Monday that its army had neutralized at least 23 fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) over the past week. According to ministry’s statement, a total of 2,421 operations were carried out between 1 a ...

Four Turkish Troops Killed in PKK Attack

BAS News - 2018-10-04 10:33
ERBIL — Turkish authorities confirmed on Thursday that four soldiers from country’s army had been killed in an attack by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southeast of Turkey. The attack was carried out via an improvised explosive device planted ...

Abadi: Iraqi Army to deploy on borders over “Turkish violations”

Waar Media - 2018-09-17 12:46
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has ordered the deployment of guards to his country’s borders with Turkey to prevent any “violations” from occurring, the premier’s office said in a statement. The Iraqi PM also vowed to take legal measures and give t ...

Killing Of Mercenary In Special Operation In Afrin

SDF Press - 2018-09-16 18:00
Within the framework of the second phase of the Resistance of the Age in occupied Afrin, our forces carried out a successful operation targeting the mercenary groups allied with the invader Turkish army in the Rajo township. On September 14th, our units a ...

To the press and the public!

SDF Press - 2018-09-14 17:10
Within the scope of the second phase of the Resistance of the Age in occupied Afrin, our forces carried out two successful operations in Afrin city center and its surroundings, targeting the Turkish invasion army and its jihadist mercenary allies. The det ...

Simultaneous operations in Afrin

SDF Press - 2018-09-14 00:19
To the press and the public Within the scope of the second phase of the Resistance of the Age in occupied Afrin, our forces carried out a series of successful simultaneous operations against the Turkish invasion army and its jihadist mercenary allies. The ...

Kurdish-Israeli Girl Faces Backlash in Turkey as Joins Israel’s Army

BAS News - 2018-09-12 13:10
ERBIL — An Israeli girl with Kurdish origins is facing criticism from the Turkish nationalists as she joins the Israeli army for compulsory service. Sabiha Iram is originally from the Kurdish town of Urfa in southeast Turkey and is also an Israeli citize ...

Turkish Army Claims Killing of Five PKK Members

BAS News - 2018-09-09 23:18
ERBIL - The Turkish army claimed that it had killed five fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the border area with Kurdistan Region. According to a statement by the Turkey's Interior Ministry, the country's forces had targeted the PKK member ...

Turkey Deploys Large Number of Military Vehicles to Syria's Idlib

BAS News - 2018-09-09 21:05
ERBIL - Turkish army has deployed a large number of military vehicles to the Syrian region of Idlib, a report said. According to Turkish media, outlet Sol news agency, tens of Turkish troops and a total of 300 military vehicles were deployed to Syrian ci ...

Turkey Claims It “Neutralised” 9 PKK Fighters

BAS News - 2018-09-09 10:56
ERBIL — The Turkish army claimed that it had “neutralised” nine Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters in southeast of Turkey and over the border with Kurdistan Region. Turkish government often uses the word “neutralise” to keep it obscure whether the K ...

Four mercenaries killed in Afrin

SDF Press - 2018-09-06 04:00
To the press and the public! Within the scope of the second phase of the Resistance of the Age in occupied Afrin, our forces continue their operations against the Turkish invasion army and its jihadist mercenary allies. On September 3rd, our forces carrie ...

Statement Of YPG About The Result Of Military Operations In Afrin

SDF Press - 2018-09-04 20:34
The media Center of YPG today issued a written statement, in which it revealed the result of the military operations carried out by the units yesterday against the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries in Afrin. This is the text of the statement: “W ...

Turkey deploys support military forces to Syrian border

Waar Media - 2018-09-04 13:20
WAAR-DUHOK: The Turkish army has sent more military vehicles to its southern border with Syria where the country’s troops maintain a huge military presence. According to a source cited by the state-run Anadolu Agency, a total of eight trucks loaded with ...

Turkey Deploys Additional Military Vehicles to Syrian Border

BAS News - 2018-09-04 12:04
ERBIL — The Turkish army has sent more military vehicles to its southern border with Syria where the country’s troops maintain a huge military presence. According to a source cited by the state-run Anadolu Agency, a total of eight trucks loaded with tank ...

A quality operation for People’s Protection Units in Rajo

SDF Press - 2018-09-01 15:14
The Media Center of ” YPG ” issued a statement on the qualitative operation carried out by the units against the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries in Rajo in Afrin. ”Our units continue their military operations against the Turkish occupation and ...

Turkish Army Claims Killing of 19 PKK Fighters

BAS News - 2018-09-01 00:31
ERBIL - The Turkish military claimed on Friday that it had "neutralized" 19 fighters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on the day on the Kurdistan Region border areas. According to a statement by the army, the PKK fighters were targeted by airstrikes ...

Turkish Artillery Shell Kurdistan Border Areas

BAS News - 2018-08-29 00:25
ERBIL - Turkish army bombarded the Kurdistan Region border areas on Tuesday, reportedly targeting the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) headquarters. Head of local administration in the region of Sidakan, Ehsan Chalabi, told BasNews that Turkish artillery u ...

Turkey Claims the Killing of 5 PKK Fighters

BAS News - 2018-08-28 12:26
ERBIL — Turkish army claimed on Tuesday it had “neutralised” five fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Kurdish-populated southeast. According to an official statement, targeting the PKK fighters was during an air operation near the Beytu ...

Yezidi Leader Refutes Accusations of Involvement in Killing a PKK Leader

BAS News - 2018-08-25 00:37
ERBIL - Head of the Ezidkhan Democratic Party in Sinjar has refuted the accusations of any involvement in the killing of a Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader who was targeted by the Turkish army last week. Zeki Shingali, a PKK leader was killed in a T ...

PKK says 26 Turkish soldiers killed in attacks in Kurdish southeast

E-Kurd - 2018-08-24 19:35
QANDIL MOUNTAINS,— The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) said it had carried out several attacks against the Turkish army in the Kurdish region in southeastern Turkey (Turkish Kurdistan), killing 26 soldiers. The military wing of the PKK, the People’s Defen ...

Thirty-five years on, no political solution for Kurdish-Turkish conflict

Frederike Geerdink - 2018-08-18 15:15
Rage engulfed Turkey in late July 2018 when a woman and her 11-month-old son were killed, reportedly by a roadside bomb, after leaving an army base in the south-eastern province of Hakkari. The woman had paid a surprise visit to her husband, who worked as ...

Baghdad Backstabs Its PKK Ally

BAS News - 2018-08-16 10:23
ERBIL — Following the Turkish multiple airstrikes on Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) positions in Sinjar, and the killing of several PKK members, including commanders, there are indications that the attack was coordinated by the Iraqi army and Iranian-bac ...

Turkey Claims the Killing of 35 PKK Fighters in One Week

BAS News - 2018-08-13 12:22
ERBIL — Turkish Interior Ministry has claimed that the country’s army had killed 35 fighters for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) over the past week. According to a statement cited by the state-run Anadolu Agency, the Turkish army carried out 2,218 gro ...

Ankara Claims it "Neutralized" Five PKK Fighters

BAS News - 2018-08-08 00:28
ERBIL - Turkish army claimed on Tuesday that it has "neutralized" a total five fighters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). A security source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Anadolu Agency that the five fighters "were spotted by a drone ...

PKK, Turkish Army Clash in Kurdistan Border Areas

BAS News - 2018-08-07 15:27
ERBIL — Guerrillas for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Turkish troops clashed on Tuesday in the border areas of Kurdistan Region. The fierce confrontation erupted after the PKK fighters attacked a unit of Turkish soldiers on Chiyadel and Kawet mou ...

Ankara Claims It "Neutralized" Three PKK Fighters.

BAS News - 2018-08-02 15:01
ERBIL - The Turkish army claimed on Thursday that it has "neutralized" three Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighters on Kurdistan Region border areas in northern Iraq. The Turkish jets carried out the airstrikes in the region of Hakurk, according to a st ...

Amnesty Strongly Concerned Over Ankara-Backed Rebels Abuses in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-08-02 10:20
ERBIL - Amnesty International said on Thursday that the Turkish army in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syrian are giving Syrian rebels "free rein" to commit major human rights abuses, including torture, forced disappearances and looting propert ...

Watch: PKK, Turkish Army Clash on Kurdistan Border

BAS News - 2018-07-30 23:54
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighters and Turkish army clashed on Monday night in the mountainous border areas of the Kurdistan Region. The clashes erupted in the Sidakan area of Kurdistan's Erbil province at around 8:30 pm local time, wher ...

Ten PKK Fighters "Neutralized": Turkish Military

BAS News - 2018-07-30 11:47
ERBIL - The Turkish army claimed on Monday that it has "neutralized" ten Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighters in northern Iraq. The Turkish General Staff said on its official Twitter account that the Turkish military had conducted an operation on Sund ...

Turkish Army Claims it "Neutralized" Two PKK Fighters

BAS News - 2018-07-29 14:51
ERBIL - Turkish army has "neutralized" two Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighters in the mostly Kurdish populated province of Diyarbakir, southwest of the country, local governor’s office claimed on Sunday. State-run media Anadolu Agency cited a stateme ...

Watch: Clash Between PKK, Turkey Resumes on Kurdistan Border

BAS News - 2018-07-26 23:48
ERBIL — Heavy clashes were reportedly resumed overnight on Thursday between the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Turkish army. The confrontations reportedly took place in Sidakan area of Erbil province, located on the border between the Kurdistan Regio ...

Turkey Claims it “Neutralised” Two PKK Fighters

BAS News - 2018-07-26 12:43
ERBIL — Turkish army claimed on Tuesday it had “neutralised” two fighters for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the mostly Kurdish populated southeast of the country. The Turkish General Staff said on its official Twitter account, cited by Anadolu Ag ...

Turkey Claims It “Neutralised” 11 PKK Fighters

BAS News - 2018-07-23 00:20
ERBIL — Turkish Interior Ministry claimed on Sunday that the country’s army had “neutralised” 11 fighters for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the mainly Kurdish-populated southeast of Turkey. According to a statement, nine of the PKK fighters were ...

PKK, Turkish Army Clash on Kurdistan Border

BAS News - 2018-07-22 00:19
ERBIL — The fighters for Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Turkish soldiers clashed on Saturday in the mountainous border areas of the Kurdistan Region. The Turkish army was backed by warplanes which heavily bombarded the Sidakan area of Kurdistan’s Erb ...

Non-Muslim Minorities Under Threat in Afrin: NGO

BAS News - 2018-07-19 22:39
ERBIL — The religious minorities other than Muslims in the Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin are under serious threat since the Turkish army and Ankara-backed Islamist rebels have taken over the region, said a monitoring group. “The Turkish army has already b ...

Turkey Claims It “Neutralised” 8 PKK Fighters on Kurdistan Border

BAS News - 2018-07-18 00:08
ERBIL — The Turkish army claimed on Tuesday that it has “neutralised” eight Kurdish fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the border areas of the Kurdistan Region. According to a statement, the army had carried out airstrikes on positions o ...

At least 12 terrorists have been killed in Afrin

SDF Press - 2018-07-17 17:38
Between July 11 and 15, our units have carried out a series of operations against Turkish army and its jihadist allies, which resulted in the death of 9 Turkish and 3 jihadist terrorists in occupied Afrin. The details regarding the actions are as follows; ...

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 ...
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