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Video: Syrian locals ask Turkey to help clear Tal RifaatSyrians in the city of Manbij, which is occupied by U.S.-backed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorists, also called for an “urgent operation” by Turkey to clear their region from terror elements.Turkey on Jan. 20 launched Operation Olive Branch to ...
The Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK), an organisation classed as a terrorist group by Turkey and the European Union, also wounded four soldiers and three village guards in the attack, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency. The assault took place in an area where roadworks were taking place, ...

“Turkey's position on the PKK/PYD/YPG [outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party/Democratic Union Party/People's Protection Units], which seeks to legitimize itself as the SDF, is perfectly clear. We reject any efforts to promote 'dialogue,' 'contact' or 'mediation' between Turkey and those terrorist organizations,” ...
A Peshmerga commander based in Sinjar in northern Iraq has said the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is maintaining its presence in Iraq's Sinjar region despite Turkey's calls for its evacuation, state-run Anadolu Agency reported. “PKK-affiliated armed groups have maintained their presence in ...
Iraqi troops have been deployed in parts of the country's Sinjar district, from which militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) recently retreated. The move comes amid talks between Iraq and Turkey about possible moves to clear the entire border region of militants. Iraq's armed forces have ...
FILE - in this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007 file photo, members of the Kurdistan Workers' party, known by its Kurdish acronym PKK, are seen near the Iraqi-Turkish border, northern Iraq. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File). Asharq Al-Awsat. The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) said on Friday it would pull out its ...

... in the city of Afrin, under bombardment by Turkish forces. Ms Campbell travelled to Syria in May last year to help the Kurds in their battle against the Islamic State (IS) group. Turkey sees the YPJ and associated YPG as an extension of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a link that the Kurds deny.
In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said an improvised explosive blew up and killed three soldiers and injured three others in search operations. Separately, an explosive — planted by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the eastern province of Bitlis — killed one Turkish soldier and injured ...
The US has provided the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with arms as part of its wider military cooperation with the group in Syria, despite Turkey repeatedly voicing concerns over the group's ties to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) – which has long been designated a terror organization by ...
... Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Iraq's Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari on Wednesday said his country would not allow the presence of Turkish troops on Iraqi soil, contrary to previous statements by officials from both countries which alluded to a future joint Iraqi-Turkish campaign against the Kurdistan Workers' Party ...
Turkey, however, has argued these Kurdish groups are linked to the militant Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) that has launched a decades-long separatist insurgency against Ankara. Turkey launched an invasion of Syria in January to oust the YPG from the northwestern Syrian city of Afrin. On Sunday, nearly ...
Turkish jets “neutralized” 38 militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, security sources said on March 20. The Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the militants in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.
20 to clear Afrin of the YPG, which Ankara regards as an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and a terrorist group. On March 12, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said the armed forces had gained control of more than half of the operation area in the Afrin region. The Turkish military ...
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that a worldwide propaganda campaign against Turkey, launched by the supporters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) amid the operation in Syria's Afrin, was "based on lies" and bound to fail. "Launching a worldwide war ...
A Turkish plane has landed in Arbil, the capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq, for the first time since Ankara lifted its six-month ban on flights to the city. The Turkish Airlines aircraft arrived at Arbil International Airport on March 27 at 02.30 a.m. local time with over 150 ...
The two officials also agreed on taking necessary measures against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and discussed cooperation in the fields of energy and the economy, according to a statement by the Turkish Prime Ministry's press office. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announced on ...
A resurgence of violence between Turkish armed forces and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in July that year led to a crackdown on HDP politicians, many of whom are accused by the government of being linked to the PKK, which has a long history of conflict with Turkish armed forces since it started an ...

The prosecution claims that the Nevruz rally was the scene of “threats and calls to violence,” and the terrorist organisation the students are accused of colluding with is likely the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a group that has been in armed conflict with Turkish armed for decades, since launching an ...
Turkey argues that the YPG fighters are directly linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) that has since 1984 fought a war for autonomy inside Turkey that has cost some 40,000 lives. “Washington is paralyzed by fear that Turkey might leave NATO if it stands behind the Kurds,” Pullman wrote.
It associates the Kurds there with the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has been fighting for autonomy on Turkish soil since 1984. The offensive prompted local authorities to ask Damascus for help. The plan to besiege Afrin comes amid reports that the Syrian army is set to deploy troops to ...
Ankara views the YPG as a terrorist organization and an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that has been fighting for an autonomous region inside Turkey since 1984. Erdogan's comments followed the release of the US Department of Defense's 2019 budget, which includes funds to ...
... after Turkish paramilitary security forces abducted and extra-judicially executed her late husband Savas Buldan in 1994, one of 60 prominent Kurdish businessmen the then Prime Minister Tansu Ciller designated as a target for the Turkish state in a speech accusing them of funding the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's visit to Italy and the Vatican this week was marked by protests highlighting the paradox of support in Europe for the armed separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), despite the European Union's designation of the group as a terrorist organisation. The PKK has ...
Ankara considers the YPG as the Syrian satellite of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, a group classified as a terrorist organisation by Turkey that has been in conflict with Turkish armed forces for decades. Before launching Olive Branch, Ankara cited fears that the YPG's control of regions bordering Turkey ...
“That's our revenge against the pigs of the PKK,” one of the FSA fighters can be heard saying in the footage, according to Haaretz, referring to the Kurdish Workers' Party as he takes a selfie next to Kobani's body. She is half-naked, her arms and breasts cut off and she has been gutted, her internal organs ...
The campaign dubbed “Operation Olive Branch” by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is meant to clear Syria's Kurdish-held northwest district of People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters who Turkey claims are an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Ankara has labeled the US-backed Kurdish ...
While fighting IS in Syria, the U.S. has backed the Syrian Kurdish militia, known as the People's Protection Units, or YPG — a group that Ankara considers “terrorists” and allied with Kurdish insurgents within Turkey, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. The YPG makes up the backbone of a force ...
But he cites Turkish officers as discouraging such identifiable tactics, quoting one as telling an FSA group in training that “we leave the suicide attacks for the YPG and the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party which carries on guerrilla warfare in Turkey), so that the world will be convinced that they are terrorists”.
Turkey's offensive in Afrin against the Kurdish YPG militia, which began last month, has further complicated the multi-sided conflict in Syria, which will soon enter its eight year. The YPG has been an important U.S. ally in the war against Islamic State militants, but Ankara sees it as an extension of the ...
Since Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch on January 20 to rid Afrin, northwestern Syria, of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party in Syria (PYD), the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), there have been numerous attacks on mosques ...
They reportedly discussed that there was a need to tell the world that “Operation Olive Branch” was being carried out within the scope of counterterrorism and in accordance with the U.N. charter in the face of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party's (PKK) plans to present a negative perception about the ...
The group is part of the YPG (People's Protection Units), seen by Turkey as a terrorist group and an extension of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has fought for Kurdish autonomy in south-eastern Turkey for three decades. The YPG denies any direct organisational links to the PKK - an assertion backed by ...
ANKARA (Sputnik) - A total of 49 members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), listed as a terrorist organization in Turkey, were killed in airstrikes carried out by the Turkish Air Force in northern Iraq, the Turkish General Staff said on Thursday. "Forty nine terrorists were killed as a result of the Turkish Air ...
A Turkish Air Force drone has destroyed a portrait of Kurdistan Workers' Party founder Abdullah Ocalan in the northern Syrian region of Afrin, Sputnik Turkey has reported, citing local media. The attack, carried out in the area of the southern slopes of the mountain of Darmyk, resulted in the destruction of the ...
Turkey last week launched an air and ground offensive in northwest Syria, targeting the Kurdish YPG militia in the Afrin region. Turkey considers the YPG a terrorist organization and an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged a three-decade-long insurgency in Turkey's ...
The Kurdistan Workers' Party, or P.K.K., directs the Y.P.G., and the P.K.K.'s suicide bombers are trained in Y.P.G. camps in Syria. To our dismay, the Y.P.G./P.K.K. terrorists across our borders in Iraq and Syria are using weapons and training provided by the United States. The weapons confiscated by our ...
The Turkish news agency Anadolu has reported that the "Afrin lies" propaganda launched by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) is allegedly "coming to a saturation point." According to Anadolu, the PKK and the PYD, blacklisted by Turkey as terrorist ...
ISTANBUL, Jan 23 (KUNA) -- Turkish jets have destroyed shelters and weapon caches that belong to separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, said Turkey's General Staff on Tuesday. The airstrikes targeted PKK camps in the Upper Zab region when they were preparing for an attack ...
The soldiers were conducting operations against the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, a Kurdish rebel group, the governor's office said. The private Dogan news agency said the troops were on a mission to locate and destroy shelters used by PKK fighters. Military units and search-and-rescue teams were ...
ISTANBUL — Turkish artillery fired shells into the northern Syrian region of Afrin on Friday as Turkey's defense minister announced a military operation against American-backed Kurdish militias, despite warnings from the United States. The developments threatened to further destabilize a region fractured ...
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Seventeen militants of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), listed as a terrorist organization in Turkey, have been detained during anti-terror operations across the country from January 1 to January 7, local media reported on Monday, citing the Turkish Interior Ministry. The Turkish ...
The Kurdish leader, who was instrumental during the talks and ceasefire between the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Turkish government, has described his continued detention as “being a hostage” to Erdogan's plan of “forging a one-man rule” in the country. Prosecutors have asked for up to 142 years for Demirtas ...
Prime Ministry's Directorate of Social Housing manager Ergun Turan told the government-funded Anadolu agency the 144-kilometer (90-mile) long wall was built to keep rebel Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighters active in the region at bay. The wall and an accompanying road cover a northern area of the border in the ...
Turkish Police Detain 18 People Over Links to Kurdistan Workers' Party - Reports ... police detained 18 people during counter-terrorist operations in three Turkish provinces on Friday over links to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), listed as a terrorist organization in Turkey, local media reported Saturday.
An undeclared number of senior officers from Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MIT) have been held by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) for more than three months, but the government continues to refuse to respond to opposition requests for information on the situation. The refusal of ...
SULAIMANI – Turkish jets carried out airstrikes against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the region of Hakurk in the Kurdistan Region, Turkey's Air Force said. Turkish Air Force said in a statement that five PKK fighters were “neutralized” during counter-terrorism operations in northern Iraq, Anadolu Agency reported on ...
Turkey has long criticized Washington's support for militants from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria near the Turkish border, as it views the group as a terrorist organization and an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that has been fighting for an autonomous ...
Turkey's Erdogan Calls Syria's Assad a Terrorist, Says Impossible to Continue With Him. Though Turkey has long demanded Assad's removal, it is now more focused in Syria on the threat from Islamist militants and Kurdish fighters it considers allies of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), who it says have ...
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Kurdistan Workers Party(PKK) has announced the creation of a new autonomous region in northern Iraq, a step that could provoke more intense Turkish strikes over the locations of the group designated by Ankara and several Western countries as a terrorist tentity.
... teachers, journalists, military officers and police. More than 40,000 people have been arrested and jailed, including pro-Kurdish lawmakers Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-chairs Figen Yuksekdag and Selahattin Demirtas on charges alleging links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).


 

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