Topic: Kurds

By Nazlan Ertan IZMIR, Turkey (Al-Monitor) — A gunman attacked the headquarters of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Izmir, the third-largest city of Turkey, June 17, killing a 38-year-old volunteer. The gunman’s[...]

By Natasha Turak WASHINGTON (CNBC) — Tensions between the U.S. and Turkey have been mounting for a while. But under outgoing President Donald Trump, many of the potential flashpoints between the NATO allies were smoothed over thanks to[...]

ISTANBUL (Cumhurriyet) — Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu on January 15 said books by jailed Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas could found in all book shops, after government-affiliated media criticized the opposition-run municipality[...]

ISTANBUL (Deutsche Welle) — Selahattin Demirtas, the former co-leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has been detained for over three years in Turkey’s Edirne high-security prison despite scant evidence against him.[...]

By Kareem Fahim and Sarah Dadouch ISTANBUL (Washington Post) — Russia agreed on Tuesday, October 22, to help remove Syrian Kurdish fighters from a large swath of Turkey’s southern border, giving its blessing to a Turkish military[...]

YEREVAN (Combined Sources) — Armenia condemned the Turkish invasion of Syria, according to a message from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, released on October 10. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan also called on the[...]

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — On October 15 the Kurdish community representatives held a rally outside the US Embassy in Yerevan. The Kurdish community of Armenia condemns the indifference of superpowers towards the ongoing Turkish aggressive[...]

By Fazel Hawramy ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Rudaw.net) – The United Nations Human Rights Office said Tuesday, October 15,  that Turkey could be held accountable for possible war crimes, including the execution of captives and a female[...]

By David L. Phillips President Donald J. Trump succumbed to Turkey’s demand for a “safe zone” in North and East Syria, announcing overnight that the US is pulling back forces that have served as a trip wire deterring Turkey’s[...]

By Helene Cooper and Eric Schmitt WASHINGTON (New York Times) — For nine months, the Pentagon played down the presence of its 1,000 troops in Syria, hoping that President Trump would not focus on the extent to which the American[...]