Kurdistan Workers' Party

Erdogan: Turkish Operation in Syria’s Afrin to Be Backed by Opposition

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Tuesday that the military operation his country is planning on waging against Kurdish forces in …

Middle East

‘Terror propaganda’ probe opened into newly elected CHP Istanbul chair Canan Kaftancıoğlu

ISTANBUL<p>An investigation into “terror propaganda” has been opened into Canan Kaftancıoğlu, recently elected as the provincial chair of the main …

Turkey

Turkey says U.S. training of Kurdish YPG in Syria border force is unacceptable

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman on Sunday denounced efforts by the U.S.-led coalition to train a border security force in northern Syria including Kurdish YPG fighters as worrying and unacceptable.<p>Ibrahim Kalin said that, instead of ending support for the YPG, as …

Turkey

US is 'playing with fire', Turkey warns

Turkey has warned the US-led coalition is ‘playing with fire’ over its plan to set up a new border force made up of 30,000 of its Syrian militia allies.<p>Washington’s support for Kurdish-dominated forces in Syria has long angered Ankara.<p>"Just like we do not let the separatist terror organisation …

Turkey

Turkish military counters PYD attack in Northern Syria with artillery fire, Afrin strongholds targetted

AZAZ<p>The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) on Jan. 14 retaliated to attacks carried out by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the Kurdistan workers’ Party …

Syria

Trump denies racism; 38 dead in Baghdad suicide blasts

U.S. President Donald J. Trump, responding to criticism over his remarks about Haiti and African nations, declared “I am not a racist.” The president …

World News

PKK Attacks Turkish Army, Kills One

<b>ERBIL</b> — The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) on Sunday carried out an attack on Turkish army in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari, killing at …

Turkey

Turkish military preps for new Afrin operation in Syria

ANKARA: A Turkish military operation in the Kurdish-held northwestern Syrian district of Afrin, on the Turkish border, looks to be imminent.<br>The …

Syria

Jailed leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition makes first court appearance in 14 months

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The head of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition on Friday made his first public appearance since his arrest 14 months ago, standing before an Istanbul court on charges of insulting President Tayyip Erdogan.<p>A supporter holds a portrait of Selahattin Demirtas, the jailed leader of …

Turkey

Jailed pro-Kurdish leader appears in court for first time

The jailed co-leader of Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish party on Friday appeared in court for the first time since his arrest in late 2016, insisting that …

Turkey

A new refugee flow to Europe: Turkish refugees

The mass arrests in Turkey after the failed coup in July 2016 have prompted many Turks to flee their country for Europe.

Refugees

Turkish decree on coloured uniforms for coup suspects could sow seeds of future unrest

When a suspect of Turkey’s July 2016 coup attempt wore a t-shirt to court that said “hero” in the summer of 2017, Turkish president, Recep Tayyip …

Turkey

U.S. Is Giving Weapons to Terror Group in Syria, Turkey Says

Turkey has summoned top diplomats from the U.S., Russia and Iran, accusing Washington of giving supplies to Kurdish militant groups and criticizing …

Syria

Erdogan: No extradition to US until Turkey gets Gulen

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated that Turkey will not extradite any more suspects to the United States until Washington hands over …

Turkey

No one may establish a new state in northern Syria, Erdoğan warns US

ANKARA<p>President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Dec. 11 said “no one should dare” to establish a new state in northern Syria, warning that any such effort …

Turkey

Turkey’s top court rules that two jailed journalists be released

| <b>Published —</b> Thursday 11 January 2018<p>President Tayyip Erdogan has said that some journalists helped nurture terrorists through their writing. “Terror …

Turkey

Turkey warns Iran, Russia as Syria tensions mount

ISTANBUL: Turkey on Wednesday (Jan 10) warned Iran and Russia to make their Syrian regime ally stop bombing the rebel-held northern Idlib province, …

Syria

Turkey to mediate between KRG and Baghdad

Author: MENEKSE TOKYAYThu, 2018-01-11 03:00ID: 1515615597097646800ANKARA: The Turkish government is gearing up to play a mediating role between the …

Turkey

Chilling winds blow between Turkey, Russia and Iran in Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry did not confirm claims posted on some websites about destroyed airplanes in the Russia-operated Hmeimim air base in …

Syria

Turkish FM Çavuşoğlu writes in Newsweek to warn against giving ‘free hand to militants’

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency<p>Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Jan. 10 published an article in Newsweek magazine warning that peace efforts in Syria …

Turkey

Turkey to complete wall on Iranian border by spring 2019

President Tayyip Erdogan said last year Turkey would build walls along its border with Iraq and part of the border with Iran similar to the nearly …

World News

The British civilians still fighting Isil in Syria: 'We won't stop until the job is done'

When the bodies of Jac Holmes and Oliver Hall, the latest British men who died fighting Isil in Syria before Christmas, land at Heathrow this week, they will be greeted by dozens of members of Britain's Kurdish community. They will be welcomed not as tragic victims of a foreign war, but as …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Turkey, U.S. relations may deteriorate if Washington doesn't fix mistakes - Turkey foreign minister

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that relations with the United States were harmed by Washington’s refusal to extradite cleric Fetullah Gulen and its provision of arms to the Kurdish militant YPG.<p>Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a …

Turkey

ANALYSIS: Syria's Afrin back in Turkish sights as Idlib offensive tests alliances

<b>ISTANBUL, Turkey –</b> The Syrian-Kurd canton of Afrin could become the target of a Turkish offensive as Ankara's partnership with Russia and Iran in …

Syria

Do improved ties with France, Germany signal end to Turkey’s EU bid?

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to France on Jan. 5 and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s visit to Germany a day later point to a new page …

Turkey

Spotlight: Turkey desperate for sustainable solutions to epidemic drug problem

Spotlight: Turkey desperate for sustainable solutions to epidemic drug problem<p>A police officer sprays gasoline on packages of cocaine, seized from a …

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