Topic: Kurds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The US Supreme Court on October 31 declined to hear Turkey’s bid to dismiss two lawsuits filed by demonstrators seeking monetary damages after accusing Turkish security forces of injuring them in a 2017 protest[...]

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[...]