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Turkish gov't detains 30433 people over their alleged links to 'terrorism' in 9 months - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Turkish government detained more than 30,000 people in the past nine months for their alleged links to the Gülen movement and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), according to figures revealed by Turkish Interior Ministry on Tuesday. According ...

Battling it out at the UN: Potholes overshadow US-Iran confrontation - Modern Diplomacy

The president of Turkey, who fancies that he could be the new Caliph himself, implores the United States to join in the quashing of Bashar Al-Assad “before he kills again.” While there are some common of interests between Washington and Ankara, the ...

Fellow Kurds, why blame yourself for wanting independence? - Rudaw

Even despite the Iraqi military response, and Iranian and Turkish interventions in Kirkuk and elsewhere following the referendum, many Kurds, political parties in particular, are still more willing to blame each other. But that should really stop. Why ...

Intervention in the east of Euphrates: A covert opposition plan within Turkey. Fresh conflict in the Persian Gulf ... - Yeni Şafak English

The situation in Manbij is following a process aimed entirely at keeping Turkey busy. The U.S./Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and Israel, along with “certain groups in the country,” are trying to divert Turkey's attention elsewhere in a planned manner.

Turkish President slams US for continued support to Kurdish forces in Syria - New Kerala

Moscow [Russia], Sep 23 : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said that Washington continues to support the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria, thus disrupting the balance in the region.

Erdogan: Turkey to Work with Free Syrian Army to Get Deeper Involved in Syria - Breitbart News

Although U.S. NATO ally Turkey has long considered the YPG an affiliate of the terrorist Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK), the United States continues to work with the Kurdish fighters in their fight against ISIS. On Sunday, Erdogan told the Russian ...

German-Kurdish singer Hozan Cane in Turkish jail pleads to Merkel for help - Kurdistan24

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – German-Kurdish singer Saide Inac kept in a Turkish prison has penned a letter to her country's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, asking for help to be freed as Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to head to Germany in a state ...

Turkey extends flight ban to Sulaimaniyah - Al-Monitor

Turkey seems to be expressing its opposition to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's candidate for the Iraqi presidency by extending its ban on flights to Sulaimaniyah, but the move may represent the extent of Ankara's influence over political ...

Amnesty bill prepared by Turkish president's ultranationalist ally to pardon over 160000 convicts - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Speaking on the details of the proposed law, MHP Deputy Chairman Fethi Yıldız said that the eight-article amnesty bill excludes prisoners convicted of membership in the Gülen movement and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The MHP's bill also ...

Turkey didn't leave innocents to mercy of Syrian regime, says FM - Yeni Şafak English

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Monday said that Turkey didnt leave innocent civilians to the mercy of the Syrian regime, nor to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) or the Daesh terror group. “Unfortunately, the humanitarian burden of the ...

Turkish President slams US for continued support to Kurdish forces - Afternoon Voice

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Washington continues to support the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria, thus disrupting the balance in the region. “Unfortunately, we see that the ...

Turkey, Russia will ensure radical groups removed from Idlib region – Erdogan - AMN Al-Masdar News

The Turkish President did not just discuss the new Idlib agreement; he also touched on the large presence of Kurdish-led troops in northern Syria. Erdogan slammed the U.S. for their continued support of the Kurdish-led People's Protection Units (YPG ...

Turkey: Charges against publisher Ragıp Zarakolu must be dropped - IFEX

He was charged with 'aiding and abetting an illegal organisation' under Article 220/7 of Turkey's Penal Code, in connection with a speech he made at an event by the now defunct pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy (BDP) party. He was moved to a ...

Kurdistan Region and Turkey to open a new border crossing in Erbil - Kurdistan24

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdistan Region and Turkey have agreed to open another international border gate to improve economic relations and tourism, a Kurdish official said on Monday. The Zete border crossing will be the third international border ...

Attack in Iran raises spectre of a potentially far larger conflagration - Modern Diplomacy

The president of Turkey, who fancies that he could be the new Caliph himself, implores the United States to join in the quashing of Bashar Al-Assad “before he kills again.” While there are some common of interests between Washington and Ankara, the ...

Turkey plans to use local currencies in trade with Venezuela: FM - Kurdistan24

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) - Ankara and Caracas could use their currencies instead of foreign ones, such as the US Dollar, in bilateral commerce, Turkey's Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, said during a weekend trip to Venezuela as both countries continue ...

US remains tough on Syria as Turkey pushes back - Kurdistan24

WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) — In late August, the US seemed to have fixed on a firm, tough-minded policy toward Syria—both east and west of the Euphrates River. Despite protest from Turkey and a bit of wobbling in Washington, most notably from ...

Think tank: Iraq blocks on-leave Turkish soldiers return to northern base - Iraqi News

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi authorities have deprived Turkish soldiers, deployed in northern Iraq to combat Kurdish militias, from visas to return to their bases as means to cut down the number of troops which Baghdad had repeatedly demanded to pull ...

Turkey's Syrian proxies seize 75% of Afrin's olive trees: monitor - Rudaw

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Factions of Syrian militia in Afrin have seized control of some 75 percent of Afrin's olive farms, according to a conflict monitor. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained a copy of an order issued by Syrian militia ...

Fate of jailed Kurdish leader questioned as Turkey shuns peace - Al-Monitor

As a showdown looms in Idlib between Syrian government forces and Turkish-backed opposition rebels, Ankara faces the prospect of further turmoil, while long-stalled Turkish-Kurdish talks seem unlikely to be revived nearly 20 years after Kurdish leader ...

Turkish Kurdistan or Northern Kurdistan refers to portions of Turkey's Eastern Anatolia Region and Southeastern Anatolia Region where Kurds form the predominant ethnic group. This unofficial term references the region's geographical and historical location with respect to the larger Kurdish region. Historically, its northern area was part of Greater Armenia, but after centuries of inward migration by Kurdish tribes and because of the Armenian Genocide during World War I, very few Armenians now live in the area.

A map displaying the Kurdish-majority region of eastern and southeastern Turkey as of 1992.

Turkish Kurdistan or Northern Kurdistan (Kurdish: Bakurê Kurdistanê‎ or Kurdistana Tirkiyê) refers to portions of Turkey's Eastern Anatolia Region and Southeastern Anatolia Region where Kurds form the predominant ethnic group. This unofficial term references the region's geographical and historical location with respect to the larger Kurdish region. Historically, its northern area was part of Greater Armenia, but after centuries of inward migration by Kurdish tribes and because of the Armenian Genocide during World War I, very few Armenians now live in the area.

Kurds generally consider southeastern Turkey to be one of the four parts of a Greater Kurdistan, which also includes parts of northern Syria (Rojava or Western Kurdistan), northern Iraq (Southern Kurdistan), and northwestern Iran (Eastern Kurdistan).

Turkey & Kurds: Explained in 70 seconds - BBC News

Subscribe to BBC News www.youtube.com/bbcnews Here's the background to Turkey's complicated relationship with the region's Kurdish population. Kurdish ...

Why Don't Syria, Iran, Iraq And Turkey Want A Kurdistan? | AJ+

Last year's referendum on an independent Kurdistan was the latest chapter in a decades-long fight for Kurdish sovereignty. But why was there never an ...

In Kurdistan after Turkish attack-France24 EN

REPORT: In Iraqi Kurdistan, several villages were bombed late February by the Turkish air force. Though, the local population has nothing to do with this war.

Germany: Rival Kurdish, Turkish rallies clash in Stuttgart

Subscribe to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribe Stuttgart police intervened when hundreds of pro-Kurdish and pro-Turkish demonstrators clashed during rival rallies ...

Turkey investing heavily in Turkish Kurdistan

For years, Turkey barely acknowledged the autonomous Kurdish region across its southern border. But these days, Turkey is investing heavily in the oil-fuelled ...

Turkey invades Kurdish enclave in Syria

Turkish troops have launched a ground invasion of a Kurdish enclave in north-west Syria, placing further strain on its troubled ties with the US. ▻ Subscribe to ...