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The reported relocation comes as tensions between Turkey and Syria's Kurdish people's Protection Units (YPG) have been rising.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, centre, stands as he listens to the national anthem, prior of delivering a speech at a conference in Istanbul, Saturday, April 29, 2017.
In Syria, it is working with the Syrian Democratic Forces, which is dominated by the Kurdish people's Protection Units, or YPG, but also includes Arab fighters.
Ankara, April 30 (KMS): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan while totally rejecting any similarity between separatist Kurds and Kashmiris has called for a negotiated settlement of the Kashmir dispute. In a media interview in Ankara ahead of his ...
The US has deployed a number of special forces troops and armored vehicles along the border between Kurdish-held northeast Syria and Turkey, with most of the troops sent to the area around Darbasiya, which was the site of heavy Turkish attacks earlier ...
Syrian Kurds, Kurdish activists on the social media and the People's Protection Units (YPG) have been calling for establishing a no fly zone since 26 April, under the hash tag #NoFlyZone4Rojava, after Turkish air strikes hit a YPG base near Derik last ...
An Iraqi lawmaker and senior representative of Iraq's Turkmen minority community has denounced Kurdish attempts to effect demographic change in the disputed oil-rich city of Kirkuk, slamming the alleged attempts as "becoming something that is intolerable".
NewsTurkey 5 hours ago. Turkey says 11 Syrian Kurds killed in border clash. Turkish army says YPG fighters fired rockets across the border, prompting retaliation by Turkish forces.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi yesterday slammed Kurds who hoisted the Kurdish flag over government buildings in the disputed city of Kirkuk, threatening to hold them to account for their actions and saying that the move aimed to create "sedition ...
Among the stateless peoples of the world, the Kurds are perhaps the most numerous. Although they are believed to have originated in central and western Iran, their current areas of concentration are largely located in one of four countries: Turkey ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The current Iraqi government still holds properties belonging to Fayli Kurds who were deported to Iran by the Baathist regime, and the Faylis wish to return to their homes, an Iraqi MP said at an international conference at ...
"We consider such actions unacceptable and going against the founding principles of international relations," it added, calling "all sides to show restraint" and focus on fighting terrorism.
... and Syria, where twin US-backed offensives are seeking to dislodge IS from its last major urban strongholds. They could also exacerbate tensions between Ankara and its NATO ally Washington, which sees the Kurds as instrumental in the fight against IS.
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FILE -- In this July 29, 2015 file photo, a Turkish Air Force warplane rises in the sky after taking off from Incirlik Air Base, in Adana, southern Turkey.
FILE -- In this July 29, 2015 file photo, a Turkish Air Force warplane rises in the sky after taking off from Incirlik Air Base, in Adana, southern Turkey.
The convocation, last February, of a Kurdish conference in Moscow that included the Yezidis (Aranews.net, February 16), combined with new Kurdish-Yezidi claims that the Russian military has promised to provide them with training (Deutsche Welle, March ...
WASHINGTON - The United States on Tuesday expressed its deep concern with Turkey about the unilateral airstrikes it conducted against suspected Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq and northeast Syria earlier in the day, according to the State ...
Designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and the European Union, the PKK has waged a three-decade insurgency against the Turkish state for Kurdish autonomy.
The Council of Europe watchdog voted to put Turkey on a human rights monitoring list on Tuesday amid widespread claims of fraud in a controversial referendum that gave President Recep Tayyip Erdogan authoritarian powers.
TORONTO, Canada (Kurdistan24) - Critically-acclaimed Canadian poet Patrick Woodcock who has published two books about Kurds won an award and was shortlisted for another on Monday. You Can't Bury Them All, is described as "a poetry that is at once ...
The U.S. government has approved a new shipment of arms for the Kurds but Canada still doesn't know when its equipment and weapons, announced more ...
The official said Erdogan had repeated Turkey's concerns over the US alliance with the Syrian Kurdish people's Protection Units (YPG) and had urged they be excluded from a planned offensive to liberate Raqqa.
"What Assad is saying isn't anything new, he is still denying the Kurdish issue and rejects the federal system the Kurdish people ask for." "Assad keeps sending messages to the Kurds, especially to the Democratic Union Party, saying that what they're ...
Kurdistan VIDEO: Syrian Kurds hold International Film Festival in Rojava. Hisham Arafat 0 comments. A- A A+. VIDEO: Syrian Kurds hold International Film Festival in Rojava. An audience watches a film on the Kurds in the Syrian war at the first ...
Kurdish fighters of the YPG during a military training in Hasakah province, northeastern Syria. Photo: ARA News. Read More. Germany will not send new ...
"What Assad is saying isn't anything new, he is still denying the Kurdish issue and rejects the federal system the Kurdish people ask for." "Assad keeps sending messages to the Kurds, especially to the Democratic Union Party, saying that what they're ...
The US Defense Security Co-operation Agency (DSCA) announced on 17 April that the State Department approved the sale of an equipment package to equip two Iraqi Kurdish light infantry brigades and two artillery battalions.
Diyarbakir, Turkey - Right now in Turkey all political parties are busy discussing all aspects of the April 16 referendum. But the Kurdish-dominated Peoples' Democratic party (HDP) is focused on one subject alone: Did Kurds vote for Recep Tayyip ...
The flag incident led to heated debates led by Kurds who are demanding a referendum to decide the future of the city. It also brought the dossier of the Kurdistan Region and the dream of independence to the fore, casting doubts on the prospects of ...
The U.S. Department of State has approved a $295.6 million military contract with Iraq intended to supply local Kurds involved in the battle against the Islamic State group (ISIS).
"The purpose of the referendum is to seek out the opinion of the Kurds and then start a dialogue with Baghdad," Massoud Barzani, the president of Kurdistan Regional government (KRG), told reporters on Thursday in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil.
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I arrived in Erbil, or Hewler as the Kurds refer to it. Here, capitalist modernity with its influx of Turkish and U.S. capital was omnipresent in the new shopping malls and luxury housing developments.
In the heated debate over Turkey's fraud-stained referendum, one particular narrative stands out: that the country's 16 million or so Kurds played a considerable part in swinging the outcome, albeit narrowly, toward a yes. This, in turn, has prompted ...
"The purpose of the referendum is to seek out the opinion of the Kurds and then start a dialogue with Baghdad," Massoud Barzani, the president of Kurdistan Regional government (KRG), told reporters on Thursday in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil.
"By making a very clear distinction between the Kurds and the PKK, President Erdogan and the government have won the Kurdish confidence again," he added.
Nine members of the Syrian opposition were wounded in an attack by Turkey-backed Kurdish force troops in Rojava's Shahba region.
The gathering was attended by Syrian militant groups, including the Syrian Democratic Forces, a US-backed alliance dominated by the Kurdish people's Protection Units (YPG), as well as delegates from Arab and Turkmen minorities. All three forces are ...
Ankara must stop unfair trials, the crackdown on media and the pressure on Kurds, Human Rights Watch said. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Turkey must end its state of emergency and violations of human rights after declaring victory in a referendum that will ...
A scuffle between Turks and Kurds occurred in the French northwestern city of Rennes after a referendum on the expansion of presidential powers in Turkey.
Polls conducted over the last few years on Turkish society's sociological profile reveal that at least 60 percent of the population is made up of pious, conservative and nationalist people.
In the introduction section of my article, I stated that "the Kurdish people now seem to play a determining role in Turkey's elections, and they help to shape the political landscape of the country, which makes them a powerful actor in Turkish politics ...
Nashville, Tennessee (Kurdistan24) - After his victory on Saturday, a Kurdish Mixed Martial arts (MMA) fighter said Kurds were "natural warriors.
Has Islam become an instrument of oppression in Turkey?
Beirut, Lebanon (10:00 P.M.) - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are reportedly handing over several villages to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in northern Aleppo.
Kurds make up about a fifth of the voting public, or roughly 10 million voters. If traditional Erdogan supporters among them return to his fold, it is likely to push the "yes" vote above the simple majority he needs.
What various social groups: Alevis, Kurds and the secular community, have experienced in the post-July 15 period and in the process leading to the April 16 referendum, is crucial to understanding the current political climate.
Even the defeat of ISIS [Islamic State] is secondary to maintaining the upper hand politically." "What they do not seem to realize is that they are undercutting themselves: The YPG [Kurdish people's Protection Units] has won public glory in its fight ...
Even the defeat of ISIS [Islamic State] is secondary to maintaining the upper hand politically." "What they do not seem to realize is that they are undercutting themselves: The YPG [Kurdish people's Protection Units] has won public glory in its fight ...


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