Topic: Kurds

The Syrian war, which has dragged on for eight years, causing two million casualties and many more refugees, was not fought to determine the plight of the Kurds living in Syria. Many more complicated issues were involved and various other[...]

By Matthew Lee RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump‘s threat to devastate NATO ally Turkey‘s economy if it attacks US-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria[...]

By Carlotta Gall ISTANBUL (New York Times) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey denounced on January 8, the White House national security adviser John R. Bolton for comments he made ahead of his arrival in the Turkish capital and[...]

ISTANBUL (news.am) — A Turkish court on September 11 sentenced former Van mayor and several Kurdish activists to six to nine years in prison. Even though the attornies of former mayor of Van, Bekir Kaya, had asked the court to acquit[...]

The following is the speech of Prof. Taner Akçam, on April 21, at the State House in Connecticut. Every year, I ask myself again and again the same question: Why and how should we commemorate past atrocities, such as genocide? This[...]

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The Turkish Parliament on Tuesday, October 10, in its first legislative session of the new term, stripped Kurdish lawmaker Besime Konca of her membership over a court ruling that sentenced her to[...]

By Raffi Bedrosyan Just when one thinks the level of hatred and intolerance in Turkey toward minorities cannot get any worse, something shocking happens which surpasses even the worst incidents of the past. Aysel Tugluk, formerly a human[...]

By Suraj Sharma The symbolism was huge, as was the message that followed: the highest level talks in almost 40 years between Turkish and Iranian military commanders, then an announcement by Turkey’s president of a new[...]

By Sargis Karavardanyan A fight against injustice, corruption and terror often leads to eruption of violent clashes. When the efforts for ending hostilities take a shape of peaceful protests by unarmed civilians of the United States, it is[...]

ANKARA (AINA) — As part of a package of measures aimed to change internal procedural rules of the Turkish parliament, the legislature’s constitutional committee on Thursday approved a provision banning the use of the phrase[...]