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The Democratic Society Movement is an intellectual extension of the (Turkish) Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Syria and its leader Abdullah Ocalan, who has been imprisoned on the Turkish island of Imrali since 1999. In Syria, it attempts to decentralize the future government of Syria, starting with the ...
... had announced that it would start training a 30,000-strong border security forces, comprised of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and the Democratic Union Party (PYD), which Ankara considers affiliates of the Turkish Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey.

The advance was triggered by Washington's announcement that it would begin training a 30,000-strong border security force, comprised of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and the Democratic Union Party (PYD), which Ankara considers affiliates of the Turkish Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), ...
Ankara considers the Democratic Union Party (PYD), a Kurdish political party in northern Syria, and Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia affiliates of the Turkish Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), listed as a terrorist organization by Ankara. Damascus has expressed its opposition to the Turkish ...
Turkish hostility to the democratic self-administration in Syria's north is directly tied to the fact Ocalan is also the inspiration of much of the democratic opposition in Turkey and Bakur (Turkish Kurdistan) – in the streets, at the ballot box and on the battlefield. The US and its NATO partner Turkey were initially ...
Located at the edge of Turkish Kurdistan, Tur Abdin (“mountain of the servants of God”) is the birthplace of Syrian Orthodox spirituality. Progress on the property issue appears to have been made in recent months. Restitution of the Mor Gabriel monastery, founded in the fourth century, was announced last ...

Turkish police have unlawfully confiscated thousands of books as well as computers from a Kurdish publisher in the southeast Turkish city of Diyarbakır, the Kurdish news agency Kurdistan 24 reported on Thursday. Over 30 anti-terror police arrived in armoured vehicles to raid Aram Publishing House at ...
Nowadays, with the defeat of the so called “Islamic State” (IS) on the ground in Syria, the geopolitics of the Syrian Kurds is discussed more than ever. To be precise, we should speak of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and of the political structure “Democratic Federation of Northern Syria” (DFNS) of ...
Ankara has designated the latter to be a terrorist group, working in alliance with the Turkish Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has fought for extensive autonomy or independence for Turkey's Kurds, who form about 20 per cent of the country's 80 million population. Ankara essentially wants to carve out ...
Women's ecovillages have been built both in Rojava and across the border in Turkish Kurdistan, aimed at helping victims of domestic violence and trauma. Patriarchy is just one more aspect of the neoliberal program being cast aside in Rojava, on the road towards building what MEM describes as “a ...
The PYD is the Syrian branch of the Turkish Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has been waging a guerrilla-style war against Turkey's government since 1984. Initially, the US shared Erdoğan's concerns. In August 2012, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared that, “Syria must not become a ...
Ankara considers the PYD, a Kurdish political party in northern Syria, an affiliate of the Turkish Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), listed as a terror organization in Turkey. Turkey has recently launched a military operation in the Syrian region of Afrin against Kurdish militias, including the PYD. PYD-kopstuk ...
While Washington has for years relied on the group as a go-to proxy ground force against Islamic State, Turkey sees the YPG as a terrorist organization with deep links to the Turkish Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has been waging an often violent separatist battle with Ankara since the 1980s.
Nowadays, with the defeat of the so called “Islamic State” (IS) on the ground in Syria, the geopolitics of the Syrian Kurds is discussed more than ever. To be precise, we should speak of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and of the political structure “Democratic Federation of Northern Syria” (DFNS) of ...
The PYD is the Syrian branch of the Turkish Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has been waging a guerrilla-style war against Turkey's government since 1984. Initially, the US shared Erdoğan's concerns. In August 2012, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared that, “Syria must not become a ...
In some of my previous articles, I argued that the Kurdistan Region should strike a balance in its relations with Washington and Tehran, and not be embroiled in their rivalries. I also criticized the Kurdish policy for not taking into account the role and position of Iran in regional and international equations.
Turkey has enjoyed a close relationship with the Kurdistan Regional Government in Northern Iraq, for instance. Turkish hostility to the Rojava Revolution comes from its ideological affinity with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), based in Bakur (Turkish Kurdistan). The PKK has been struggling against the ...

The YPG denies any direct links with the Turkish Kurdistan Workers' Party and is a crucial part of a U.S.-backed alliance effectively battling Islamic State and other jihadists in northern Syria. Advertisement. "That's Turkey's excuse for these raids, but in fact they (YPG) are not terrorists," Lauren Homer, ...
US had recently announced its plan to raise 30,000- strong army with Syrian Kurds associated with YPG, linked to the outlawed Turkish Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). According to Saudi Arabia based Al-Arabia network, The Turkish army said it hit in “legitimate self defense” camps and refuges used by the ...
Turkey regards PYD as an affiliate of the Turkish Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is listed as a terrorist organization by Ankara. Following the operation Erdogan hinted at a possible military operation in the northwestern Syrian regions of Manbij and Afrin controlled by Kurdish militia forces, adding that ...
Turkey regards PYD as an affiliate of the Turkish Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is considered a terrorist organization by Ankara. Earlier on Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that The Turkish army may launch an operation in the northwestern Syrian regions of Manbij and Afrin ...
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Set in the fractured landscape of Turkish Kurdistan, where the Kurdistan Workers' Party (or PKK) has been in armed conflict with the Turkish government for decades, the film takes on the recent eruption of conflict with Erdogan's regime in ways that are allegorical and immediate. Shot in a variety of digital ...
The military said the PKK fighters were preparing for attacks on military bases and patrol stations along the Turkish-Kurdistan Region borderline, Anadolu Agency reported. Turkey resumed the shelling of suspected PKK positions inside the Kurdistan Region in July 2015 after a two-year ceasefire between the Turkish ...
Sertac Bucak, from the Turkish Kurdistan Democratic Party, said that “there is a great interest in the referendum, and independence of the Kurdistan Region” in Turkey, and it is this interest that has necessitated their mission. The pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP), the third biggest party in Turkey, ...
Women's ecovillages have been built both in Rojava and across the border in Turkish Kurdistan, aimed at helping victims of domestic violence and trauma. Patriarchy is just one more aspect of the neoliberal program being cast aside in Rojava, on the road towards building what MEM describes as “a ...
Turkish security forces have carried out over seven hundreds of counter-terrorism operations across the country from January 1 to January 7. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Seventeen militants of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), listed as a terrorist organization in Turkey, have been detained during anti-terror ...
... received worldwide attention when the YPG with the support of the KRG Peshmerga and the US-led Global Coalition, were able to defeat a months-long, bloody siege by ISIS against the city in late-2014 and early-2015. Amed is about 200 kilometers northeast of Kobane, in the heart of Turkish Kurdistan.
Set in the fractured landscapes of Turkish Kurdistan, where the Kurdistan Workers' Party (or PKK) has been in armed conflict with the Turkish government for decades, the film takes on the recent eruption of conflict with Erdogan's regime in ways that are allegorical and immediate. Shot in a variety of digital ...
YPG is considered to be a terrorist organization affiliated with the Turkish Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) by Ankara. However, Kurdish YPG fighters are currently battling Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Syria. RT discussed with several experts what the significance of the US ending its support for Kurdish ...
Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, who was present during the call, said Trump explicitly promised to “not provide weapons to the YPG,” which Ankara considers a terrorist organization affiliated with the Turkish Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Read more. US President Donald Trump meets with ...
Some Kurds, later, were grateful to him for allowing our first and only Kurdish television station to launch in Turkish Kurdistan. Indeed, the goodwill that Mr. Erdogan generated at home in those early years also resonated abroad. Graham Fuller, a CIA operative with stints in Turkey once praised him for providing an ...
The military said the PKK fighters were preparing for attacks on military bases and patrol stations along the Turkish-Kurdistan Region borderline, Anadolu Agency reported. Turkey resumed the shelling of suspected PKK positions inside the Kurdistan Region in July 2015 after a two-year ceasefire between the Turkish ...
Nowadays, almost everyone agrees that the Palestinian people deserve a state, and that they should not live under Israeli rule. Most Israelis share this view, including even Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has reluctantly stated his own commitment to a two-state solution. And in many Western ...
Turkey considers YPG the Syrian extension of the outlawed Turkish Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), designating both as terrorist organizations.
The Syrian Kurds are linked to the Turkish Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, which has fought a guerrilla conflict against the Turkish state since ...
Turkey considers YPG the Syrian extension of the outlawed Turkish Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), designating both as terrorist organizations.
... goods that Turkish Kurdistan relies upon. In addition to helping back this threat up militarily, Iran could somewhat mitigate the negative effects ...
... strong ties with the KRG, it sees an independent Iraqi Kurdistan as lending credibility to the notion of a similarly separate Turkish Kurdistan.
An independent Turkish Kurdistan may be way better than a troubled, terror stricken, agitated Kurdish population with millions of very young ...
Sertac Bucak, from the Turkish Kurdistan Democratic Party, said that “there is a great interest in the referendum, and independence of the Kurdistan Region” in Turkey, and it is this interest that has necessitated their mission. The pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP), the third biggest party in Turkey, ...
Yet, it was aimed at the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia, which is linked to the PYD, a Syrian offshoot of the Turkish Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the nearby region of Afrin; this was done with the goal of preventing a contiguous Kurdish self-administration zone along the Turkish border.
On Sunday, his cabinet accused the KRG of deploying non-Peshmerga fighters in Kirkuk, including members of the Turkish Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), ...
... goods that Turkish Kurdistan relies upon. In addition to helping back this threat up militarily, Iran could somewhat mitigate the negative effects ...
In the final treaty marking the conclusion of World War I, the Allies dropped demands for an autonomous Turkish Kurdistan. Instead, the Kurdish ...
An independent Turkish Kurdistan may be way better than a troubled, terror stricken, agitated Kurdish population with millions of very young ...
What is now known as Turkish Kurdistan was until the late 19th century part of historic Armenia. Sultan Abdul Hamid II changed the name to ...
... scene of an ongoing conflict between Turkish authorities and Kurdish separatists, who consider it the unofficial capital of Turkish Kurdistan.
... is seeking to create a liberated society] as well as the level of the resistance in Bakur [Turkish Kurdistan] clearly leave their mark on Rojhilat.
Director Kazim Oz was born in 1973 in Turkish Kurdistan. Oz earned an MA and PhD in Fine Arts and has a wide range of experience in acting ...


 

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