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HPG: Five guerrillas martyred in Turkish chemical attack in Avashin
ANF - 2021-06-13 15:50
HPG released the names of five guerrillas who were martyred in a Turkish chemical weapons operation in Avashin in May. ...
Peshmerga commander: I won’t fire a single bullet at the PKK
ANF - 2021-06-12 19:20
Reactions are growing against the Turkish occupation operation ongoing in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq) since April 23. ...
Police detain 4 women politicians in Hakkari and Şemdinli
ANF - 2021-06-11 11:21
Turkish police detained 4 women politicians in a new political operation they carried out in Hakkari and Şemdinli. ...
Forest fire started by Turkish troops in Dicle still not extinguished
ANF - 2021-06-10 19:12
The forest fire in Dicle, which was started by Turkish troops during a ground operation launched 10 days ago, still continues. ...
Parliamentarians visit Metina for investigation amid Turkish operation
ANF - 2021-06-09 19:50
A delegation of members of the Iraqi parliament and the South Kurdistan Regional Parliament has highlighted the destruction caused by the Turkish army's cross-border operation following investigations in the Metina region. ...
Erdogan says senior Kurdish official killed in Turkish operation in Iraq Selman Bozkir, alias Doctor Huseyin, was the PKK chief at a Kurdish refugee camp June 7, 2021
The National AE - 2021-06-08 21:43
Clash between guerrillas and the Turkish army in Avashin
ANF - 2021-06-08 21:10
Guerrillas are confronting the Turkish occupation operation ongoing in Avashin, Metina and Zap areas since April 23. ...
Top Kurdish Official Killed in Turkish Operation in Iraq: Erdogan
The Defense Post - 2021-06-08 06:25
A senior official from Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party was killed in a Turkish intelligence operation in Iraq, President Erdogan said Sunday. ...
President Erdogan says top Kurdish official killed in Turkish operation in Iraq The Turkish president said Selman Bozkir, also known as Doctor Huseyin, was the PKK chief at a Kurdish refugee camp in northern Iraq June 7, 2021
The National AE - 2021-06-07 02:21
HPG: 14 Turkish soldiers killed in latest guerrilla actions
ANF - 2021-05-30 20:33
Fourteen Turkish soldiers have died in retaliatory actions against the Turkish occupation operation in South Kurdistan. Six members of HPG and YJA-Star were martyred in resistance. ...
Turkish military operation forces residents from Christian village in Northern Iraq | Ahval
Ahvalnews - 2021-05-30 16:55
KDP stops demonstration by "human shields"
ANF - 2021-05-30 16:31
A demonstration of "human shields" against the Turkish occupation operation in South Kurdistan has been stopped by KDP security on its way to the Behdinan region. ...
Turkish army launches military operation in Hizan
ANF - 2021-05-30 08:41
The Turkish army launched a military operation in the region covering 5 areas in Hizan, province of Bitlis. The operation sees the participation of village guards. ...
Forest in Dersim still on fire
ANF - 2021-05-24 12:34
The forest fire caused by the operation of the Turkish soldiers in Dersim has not yet been brought under control as authorities did not intervene. ...
Forest Dersim still on fire
ANF - 2021-05-24 12:18
The forest fire caused by the operation of the Turkish soldiers in Dersim has not yet been brought under control as authorities did not intervene. ...
HPG: Seven Turkish soldiers killed in revolutionary offensives
ANF - 2021-05-23 20:37
The guerrilla resistance against the Turkish occupation operation in South Kurdistan continues. At least seven soldiers have died in recent actions in the Medya Defense Zones. ...
Serhat Giravî and the impregnable Zagros Mountains
ANF - 2021-05-22 13:51
Serhat Giravî was commander in Mamreşo when the Turkish invasion of the Zagros Mountains started in April. His determination at the very beginning of the operation was decisive for the guerrilla offensive against the occupation. ...
Turkish security forces kill PKK militant in Iraq operation No immediate confirmation from rebel group of high-ranking Kurdish militant's affiliation May 19, 2021
The National AE - 2021-05-19 22:42
Turkish security forces kill PKK militant in Iraq operation | The National
Thenationalnews - 2021-05-19 13:51
Police detain 7 in operation against Partizan members in Istanbul
ANF - 2021-05-19 09:47
Turkish police detained at least 7 people in house raids against Partizan members in Istanbul. ...
HPG reports guerrilla actions in Zap, Avashin and Metina
ANF - 2021-05-16 17:24
According to the HPG, both the Turkish invasion operation and the guerrilla resistance in South Kurdistan continue. At least three soldiers were killed in guerrilla actions in Zap, Avashin and Metina. ...
Forest fire provoked by the Turkish soldiers in Hozat continues
ANF - 2021-05-14 09:29
After the military operation launched in the countryside of Hozat, the fire of the forest provoked by the Turkish soldiers has not been extinguished for 5 days, while the Tunceli Governorship denied the nature massacre instead of putting out the fire. ...
Forest fire started by Turkish troops in Dersim not extinguished for four days
ANF - 2021-05-12 21:20
Fire in forested land, started by Turkish troops during a ground operation in the countryside of Dersim province, continues. ...
Guerrillas hit Turkish troops in Metina
ANF - 2021-05-12 16:09
HPG and YJA Star guerrillas continue their resistance and counter-operation against the Turkish occupation operation ongoing in the guerrilla-controlled areas in southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq). ...
HPG commander on Turkish invasion: We will win
ANF - 2021-05-12 08:14
"The only obstacle to the realization of the neo-Ottoman dreams is the guerrilla. We are convinced that we can crush this operation as well," HPG commander Piling Suruç said about the Turkish invasion of Medya Defense Zones. ...
Fifteen organisations take a common stance against the Turkish attacks against South Kurdistan
ANF - 2021-05-11 09:36
Fifteen Kurdish and Turkish organizations declared the military operation in South Kurdistan a “genocidal attack” and called for a joint opposition to the invasion. ...
Duhok Christian village abandoned under intense Turkish military operation
Gulan Media - 2021-05-10 21:35
Two guerrillas martyred in Medya Defense Zones
ANF - 2021-05-07 19:15
HPG guerrillas Pirdoğan Amed and Şoreş Botan fell as martyrs in Medya Defense Zones during the course of the Turkish invasion operation. ...
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry has summoned the chargé d'affaires of the Turkish Embassy in Baghdad. The country protests the continued occupation operation in the South Kurdistan areas and the presence of the Turkish defense minister. ...
Artillery attacks during military operation in Lice
ANF - 2021-05-03 18:41
For days, the Turkish army has been conducting an operation against suspected guerrilla units in the Lice district of Amed. In addition to forest destructions, there are intensive and coordinated air and ground attacks. ...
Özsoy: Turkey’s invasion operation is not limited to guerrilla areas
ANF - 2021-05-01 17:25
HDP official Hişyar Özsoy pointed out that the Turkish military operation in South Kurdistan also aims to extend attacks to Northeastern Syria. according to Özsoy, all signs point to coordination between the U.S. and Turkey. ...
Turkish army deploys village guards to operation area in Amed countryside
ANF - 2021-04-30 14:50
The Turkish army has deployed dozens of village guards to assist a military operation it launched in Lice district of Amed. ...
HPG: At least 21 Turkish soldiers killed in Medya Defense Zones
ANF - 2021-04-29 20:04
HGP and YJA-Star continue to put up fierce resistance to the Turkish invasion of southern Kurdistan. Civilians have also been injured as a result of the Turkish military operation launched a week ago. ...
5 Turkish soldiers killed in Avashin
ANF - 2021-04-28 22:34
Guerrillas continue hitting Turkish troops participating in the occupation operation in the Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq. ...
Turkish troops set fire to forest after military operation in Dersim
ANF - 2021-04-28 20:57
Turkish soldiers set fire to a forest in countryside of Dersim province subsequent to the launch of a military operation. ...
Sit-in by Kurdish activists in Geneva continues
ANF - 2021-04-28 17:29
During today’s action, Kurds protested the latest Turkish military operation in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq. ...
Gerîla TV footage from action in Zap
ANF - 2021-04-28 15:35
Guerrillas continue their actions against Turkish troops in the guerrilla-controlled Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan where a large-scale occupation operation by the Turkish army has been ongoing since last Friday. ...
Number of detained people in Sulaymaniyah march rises to 55
ANF - 2021-04-27 12:36
At least 55 people were detained when the Internal Security Orders attacked the march in Sulaymaniyah organized to protest the Turkish army operation. Among the detained was ANF journalist Rêbaz Hesen. ...
Turkish forces attack PKK targets in northern Iraq
Al Jazeera - 2021-04-25 21:44
Defence ministry says Turkey has been carrying out a new air-and-land operation against Kurdish fighters in the region. ...
TAJÊ condemns Turkish operation, salutes guerrilla resistance in South Kurdistan
ANF - 2021-04-25 20:51
Yazidi women's movement TAJÊ condemned the Turkish occupation operation in South Kurdistan and saluted the guerrilla resistance against it. "It is our children who are fighting. It was them who saved us from annihilation," the organization said. ...
Guerrillas launch revolutionary counteroffensive against the Turkish army
ANF - 2021-04-25 18:10
Guerrillas have launched a counteroffensive in response to Turkey’s occupation operation in the Medya Defense Zones in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq. ...
Kurdish civilians flee in terror from Turkish military operation in Duhok
Gulan Media - 2021-04-25 17:09
Activists in Hamburg condemn Turkish invasion attacks
ANF - 2021-04-25 09:16
The invasion operation launched by the invading Turkish state against Zap, Metina and Avashin in the Medya Defense Areas was protested with an action in Hamburg. ...
HPG statement on guerrilla resistance against Turkish occupation operation
ANF - 2021-04-24 20:19
HPG published a first and detailed balance on the Turkish occupation operation in the Medya Defense Zones in Southern Kurdistan, Northern Iraq. ...
Heavy fighting continues in guerrilla areas
ANF - 2021-04-24 19:22
Violent clashes between guerrilla forces and Turkish troops continue in guerrilla areas where the Turkish army has launched a large-scale operation last night. ...
KON-MED calls for protests against Turkish invasion in Kurdistan
ANF - 2021-04-24 13:13
Since last night, an invasion operation of the Turkish army has been taking place in guerrilla areas in South Kurdistan. The Kurdish umbrella organization KON-MED is calling for street protests today. ...
Turkish soldiers and village guards uproot trees in Amed countryside
ANF - 2021-04-23 17:20
Turkish soldiers cut down trees during a military operation in Lice with the participation of village guards. ...
State terror in Lice: house raided and 4 taken into custody
ANF - 2021-04-15 11:37
During an operation launched by the invading Turkish army in Lice, province of Amed, houses were raided in villages and hamlets. Villagers were exposed to violence and 4 people were detained. ...
Military operation in Van
ANF - 2021-04-10 20:47
The Turkish army has launched a military operation in Van province. The area of operation includes rural regions in Gürpınar district and special forces have set up roadblocks. ...
HPG announces death of a guerrilla in Metina
ANF - 2021-04-08 18:58
HPG guerrilla Mervan Gabar was martyred in Metina in April. In Mardin, five guerrilla fighters and one civilian were killed in a military operation by the Turkish army at the end of March. ...
Fears grow of imminent Turkish military operation in northern Iraq | Morning Star
Morningstaronline - 2021-03-12 20:19
Second police operation targets MEBYA-DER
ANF - 2021-03-03 09:30
A second operation targeting MEBYA-DER has been carried out 4 days after the first. Many people, including 81-year-old Şehmus Türk, were detained following raids carried out by Turkish police. ...
HDP MP Başaran: “The government attacks us to cover up its failure in Gare”
ANF - 2021-02-25 18:04
The Turkish government's defamation campaign against the HDP is particularly directed against female politicians. According to Ayşe Acar Başaran, the government is using it to cover up the unsuccessful military operation in Gare. ...
Footage and accounts of guerrillas: What happened in Gare?
ANF - 2021-02-21 15:56
Footage from Gare shows the traces of the Turkish invasion operation in Gare, the objects left behind by the soldiers, and the cave where 13 prisoners of war died. Three guerrilla fighters recount their experiences. ...
Turkish state official admits Paris murders
ANF - 2021-02-19 11:24
The former head of the General Staff's intelligence department, Ismail Hakkı Pekin, admitted in a television broadcast that the murders of the three Kurdish women revolutionaries in Paris in 2013 were a state operation. ...
IHD: Minister Soylu jeopardizes the safety of life and property of our members
ANF - 2021-02-19 08:23
Human Rights Association slammed Turkish Interior Minister Soylu over his accusations of the association in relation to the death of 13 soldiers during Turkish military operation in Gare region of Southern Kurdistan (Northern Iraq). ...
Putin offers condolences to Erdogan over death of Turkish citizens in Iraq
TASS - 2021-02-19 06:03
On Sunday, Turkey carried out a military operation against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, "neutralizing 48 PKK fighters" and losing several troops ...
Sadr slams ‘interference of neighboring states’ following Turkish threats of Shingal operation
Rûdaw - 2021-02-18 02:32
Turkish operation to rescue intelligence operatives in Iraq ends in catastrophic failure | | AW
Thearabweekly - 2021-02-17 16:40
Deaths of Soldiers and Policemen Held by Kurdish Guerrillas Roils Turkish Politics
New York Times - 2021-02-16 06:24
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed the United States and opposition Kurdish politicians in an effort to deflect responsibility for a failed rescue operation. ...
Turkish jets bomb Gare
ANF - 2021-02-15 13:43
The Turkish army continues its attacks on the Gare area where it suffered a deadly blow during its cross-border operation in Southern Kurdistan. ...
Death of 13 Turkish hostages sparks debate about military operation | Arab News
Arabnews - 2021-02-14 23:42
Turkish army says 13 civilians killed as anti-PKK operation ends
Al Jazeera - 2021-02-14 19:29
Defence chief Hulusi Akar says 48 PKK fighters killed in clashes, with 13 Turkish civilians found dead in a hideout. ...
Investigation against HDP deputies over criticism of Gare operation which killed Turkish POWs
ANF - 2021-02-14 19:20
A public prosecutor in Ankara has opened an investigation against HDP deputies Hüda Kaya and Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu in a rush. The background is criticism of the bombing of a prisoner-of-war camp by the Turkish army. ...
HPG: Turkish army retreated from Gare with the blood of its own people on its hands
ANF - 2021-02-14 16:12
The Turkish cross-border operation in the guerrilla area of Gare, which started on Wednesday night, has been ceased on Sunday. The Turkish army has retreated after suffering major blows during the course of the operation. ...
Guerrillas strike Turkish troops from the ground and the air in Gare
ANF - 2021-02-13 14:37
The Turkish military operation in Gare continues in all its ferocity. Within 24 hours, the region has been bombed at least 18 times. The guerrillas are resisting and using their own air defense units. ...
Protests in northern Syria against Turkish invasion operation in Gare
ANF - 2021-02-13 12:07
In northern Syria, a variety of protests are taking place against the Turkish invasion of the Gare region in Southern Kurdistan. The youth movement has called for mobilization, and internationalists have also spoken out at an action in Dêrik. ...
Turkish soldiers besieged by guerrillas in Gare
ANF - 2021-02-12 20:42
The Turkish army is confronted by the fierce resistance of guerrilla forces during the ongoing cross-border operation in Gare region of guerrilla-held Medya Defense Zones in Southern Kurdistan. ...
HPG: Several Turkish soldiers killed during invasion operation in Gare
ANF - 2021-02-12 16:33
Turkish troops suffered heavy losses during their ongoing operation seeking to invade the area of Gare in Southern Kurdistan, according to a statement published by HPG on the latest situation on the ground. ...
Turkish military, PKK clashes in Iraqi Kurdistan leave 3 soldiers dead
E-Kurd - 2021-02-12 13:00
ISTANBUL,— Three Turkish soldiers have died in a new offensive against Kurdish PKK militants in Iraqi Kurdistan Region, the Turkish defence ministry said on Thursday. Turkey on Wednesday launched an operation dubbed “Claw-Eagle 2” against Kurdistan Worker ...
Three Turkish soliders killed in clashes in northern Iraq against PKK elements Ankara launches operation Claw-Tiger 2 against PKK elements in the Kurdish city of Duhok February 10, 2021
The National AE - 2021-02-11 14:34
RiseUp4Rojava and the Internationalist Commune call for action against Turkish fascism
ANF - 2021-02-11 10:55
The international campaign RiseUp4Rojava and the Internationalist Commune call for immediate action against the invasion operation of the Turkish state in the Gare region of Southern Kurdistan. ...
Heavy clashes between guerrillas and Turkish troops continue in Gare
ANF - 2021-02-10 21:27
Reports are coming through that many soldiers of the Turkish army have been killed in clashes with guerrillas in Gare region where a Turkish cross-border operation is underway. ...
KCKD-E calls for protests against Turkish invasion operation in Gare
ANF - 2021-02-10 19:01
The Kurdish umbrella organization in Europe KCDK-E calls for street protests, pointing out that the Turkish invasion of Gare is coordinated with international powers. ...
Protest in Amude against Turkish invasion operation on Garê
ANF - 2021-02-10 16:42
Masses took to the streets in the Amude town in northeastern Syria in protest at Turkey's invasion operation launched in Gare region of Southern Kurdistan, Northern Iraq earlier today. ...
Turkish bombardments and clashes continue in Gare
ANF - 2021-02-10 14:47
Airstrikes and clashes continue unabated in Gare, South Kurdistan where the Turkish army launched a massive invasion operation last night. ...
Turkish army launches military operation in the region of Ömeryan
ANF - 2021-02-07 09:56
The invading Turkish army launched a military operation in the region of Ömeryan, between Ömerli, Nusaybin and Artuklu in the province of Mardin. Despite the curfew currently in place in the area, a second curfew was also declared. ...
13 people detained in Lice
ANF - 2021-02-05 12:26
Turkish police carried out a political genocide operation in Lice in parallel with military operation of the Turkish army, detaining 13 people including elderly and mukhtars. ...
Turkish charm offensive for a new war
ANF - 2021-01-26 08:39
Turkey is currently using fine words and practical concessions in Libya and the eastern Mediterranean to try to win EU and US support for something very concrete: a large-scale military operation in Southern Kurdistan (Northern Iraq). ...
Erdogan says Turkey may conduct operation against PKK in Iraq’s Sinjar
E-Kurd - 2021-01-22 18:05
ISTAMBUL,— Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey may conduct a joint operation with Iraq to clear Kurdish PKK rebels out of Iraq’s Yazidi Sinjar region. In response to a question regarding a possible joint operation in Sinjar, ...
European lawmakers condemn Turkish operation in Syria | News | DW | 23.10.2019
DW - 2021-01-21 17:45
Is the Turkish defense minister’s visit to Iraq, Kurdistan preparation for a joint operation against the PKK?
Rûdaw - 2021-01-21 07:07
Turkish state terror continues in Lice: 8 arrested
ANF - 2021-01-18 15:23
The Turkish state continues to terrorize the countryside of Amed's Lice district. 8 people were arrested within the scope of the ongoing oppression campaign carried out in villages under the pretext of operation. ...
Villages in Lice still under military blockade
ANF - 2021-01-13 11:05
The Turkish state launched a military operation in Lice, province of Amed. The town are under blockade since 9 January. ...
Villages in Lice sealed off after military operation
ANF - 2021-01-10 16:06
In Lice near Amed, several villages have been sealed off by the Turkish military after fighting with Kurdish guerrillas. At least two civilians were abducted during a house raid; their whereabouts are unknown. ...
The KDP makes black propaganda in order to legitimize the attacks of the Turkish Republic against our movement and our people in the eyes of Kurdish public and abroad, trying to justify the AKP-MHP government, said the KCK Foreign Relations Committee. ...
Gerilla TV broadcasts footage of Qela Bêdewê action
ANF - 2020-12-08 11:28
Gerilla TV broadcast footage of the action carried out by HPG guerrillas against Turkish soldiers following the operation launched by the invading Turkish army against the Zap region on 14 November. ...
Turkish army launches operation in Amed countryside
ANF - 2020-12-06 16:25
The operation is carried out in the triangle area in Amed’s Lice and Kulp districts and Bingöl’s Genç district. ...
Governor imposes curfew on 46 villages in Bitlis
ANF - 2020-12-04 11:47
Curfew was declared in 46 villages because of the operation carried out by the Turkish army in Bitlis. ...
Turkey orders arrest of 101 people including lawyers over alleged PKK links
E-Kurd - 2020-11-21 02:52
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey Kurdistan,— Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 101 people including lawyers in a wide-scale operation aimed at Kurdish militants, a judicial source said on Friday. Police conducted simultaneous raids in Diyarbakir, ...
Guerrillas hit Turkish operational units in Zap region
ANF - 2020-11-15 14:05
The Turkish army has started an occupation operation in the Zap region in Southern Kurdistan and has met with massive resistance from the guerrillas. ...
Close confidantes in the fight against the PKK
ANF - 2020-11-15 08:17
Turkey's preparations for war in southern Kurdistan continue unabated. The aim is to extend the last Turkish military operation, which began in the Heftanin region in June, to other areas along the Turkish-Iraqi border, writes Ferda Çetin. ...
Military operation underway in Ahpanos Valley in Dersim
ANF - 2020-11-11 11:07
The invading Turkish army launched an operation in the Ahpanos Valley in Dersim and the region of Aliboğazı. ...
Turkish police point a gun at women during house raids
ANF - 2020-11-09 15:26
Turkish police threaten Kudret Adıyaman and Esmer Tunç with gun during the political genocide operation in Cizre. ...
EU sanctions Turkish company at a time when Operation Irini reaches full capability – Nordic Monitor
Nordicmonitor - 2020-10-15 17:48
Haaretz: The World Celebrated Kurdish Women’s Fight Against ISIS. Now It’s Silent as They’re Raped and Tortured
Justice for Kurds - 2020-10-12 02:47
A recent UN report revealed an increase in sexual violence against women and girls since the Turkish military operation began in the Kurdish enclave a year ago. Some Kurds say their current lives are no better than when ISIS was running amok A year has pa ...
Turkish soldiers set forest on fire in Lice
ANF - 2020-10-05 11:39
The invading Turkish army set fire to the forest area in the countryside of Lice, province of Amed, with the excuse of having launched a new military operation. ...
GUE/NGL: Turkey must end repression against democratic opposition
ANF - 2020-09-29 00:18
The GUE/NGL (Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left) group in the European Parliament issued a statement condemning last Friday Turkish police operation targeting the HDP. ...
NES Women’s Council condemns the operation against HDP
ANF - 2020-09-28 18:05
The Women’s Council called for international action against the crimes and attacks of the Turkish state in North-East Syria. ...
SPD calls for the release of HDP politicians
ANF - 2020-09-28 15:43
SPD calls for the immediate release of the arrested HDP politicians. Twenty party officials were arrested last Friday in yet another political genocide operation by the Turkish government, and another sixty are wanted. ...