Germany and Finland say they have repatriated 23 of their nationals, women and children from Syria, some of whom were under criminal investigation for allegedly belonging to the ISIL (ISIS) group. “I am very relieved that we were able to repatriate another 12 children and three mothers from camps in[…]
Republicans savaged President Donald Trump Wednesday for allowing Turkey to attack US allies in Syria as the President offered varying reasons for giving Turkey the green light, including the fact that Kurds did not fight alongside the US in World War II. Turkey launched its military operation to flush Kurds[…]
Kurdish fighters and their allies in the Syrian Democratic Forces launched an assault on the final stronghold of the Islamic State terrorist group in Baghouz, Syria. Some IS militants have dug in, prepared to fight to the death. US-backed Kurdish forces have killed “dozens” of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS[…]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart, Donald Trump, have discussed the situation in northern Syria over the phone amid rising tensions over the fate of Kurdish fighters in the war-torn country. The conversation on Monday came a day after Trump threatened on Twitter that he would “devastate”[…]
The main Syrian Kurdish political party said on Sunday that one of its leaders had been arrested in Prague at the behest of Turkey, where a court has charged him with sedition. Saleh Muslim, a top Kurdish politician, has “full citizenship rights” as a Syrian national and was visiting Europe[…]
US-backed forces in Syria are resuming an offensive against ISIL fighters at a major hydroelectric dam, saying it is in no danger of collapsing amid conflicting claims over its integrity. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) offensive was briefly suspended on Monday, a day after a senior Syrian government official[…]
While the late human rights lawyer Judge Essa Moosa will be remembered for his unwavering commitment to the anti-Apartheid struggle, very few people know that the jurist had also focused his life’s work on the self-determination of the Kurdish people of Turkey. Tributes continue to stream in for the judge[…]
The two co-chairpeople of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) were among 12 members arrested in the early hours of Friday as part of a “terrorism probe” of the political group. Selahattin Demirtas said on Twitter early on Friday that police had arrived at his house in Diyarbakir to arrest[…]
At least 50 people have been killed and 94 more wounded in an explosion at a wedding ceremony in Turkey’s southeastern province of Gaziantep, near the Syria border. The blast, which occurred at around 11pm local time on Saturday in the Akdere neighbourhood of Sahin Bey district, was a “terror[…]
Syria’s foreign ministry has condemned Turkey’s shelling of Kurdish fighters in northern Syria and sent two letters voicing its concern to the United Nations, Syrian state media reported. “Turkish artillery shelling of Syrian territory constitutes direct support to the armed terrorist organisations,” the ministry told the UN Secretary General and[…]
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