Tag: Kurds

Three Turkish soldiers killed in Kurd mortar attack from Iraq: ministry

Istanbul: Three Turkish soldiers died Saturday in a mortar attack by Kurdish rebels launched from Iraqi territory, the Turkish defence…

Turkey police block rally backing Kurdish hunger strikes

Diyarbakir: Turkish anti-riot police used their shields to push back dozens of female relatives of Kurdish hunger strikers during an…

Iran denies joint raid with Turkey against Kurd rebels

Tehran: Iran has denied a claim by the Turkish interior minister that it took part in a joint operation on…

Clashes after Kurdish prisoner suicide in Turkish jail

Diyarbakir:The death of a Kurdish activist on hunger strike in a Turkish prison sparked clashes between supporters and police near…

Assad warns Syria’s Kurds that US will not protect them

Damascus: President Bashar al-Assad warned Syria's Kurds Sunday that their ally the United States would not protect them against any…

Assad warns Syria’s Kurds that US will not protect them

Damascus: President Bashar al-Assad warned Syria's Kurds Sunday that their ally the United States would not protect them against any…

‘Strong suspicion’ Turkey police shot rights lawyer: local bar association

Diyarbakir:The bar association in Diyarbakir, Turkey's biggest Kurdish-majority city, on Friday said three police officers should be treated as suspects…

Syria Kurds reject ‘security zone’ under Turkish control

Qamishli:Syria's Kurds on Wednesday rejected a US proposal for a "security zone" under Turkish control along the Syrian side of…

Trump threatens to ‘devastate’ Turkey if Kurds are attacked

Washington DC [USA]: US President Donald Trump on Sunday (local time) threatened to "devastate Turkey economically" if it attacked the…

Kurds: one stateless people across four countries

Paris: The Kurds, a non-Arab ethnic group, number between 25 and 35 million people who are spread across four countries…

Car bomb kills 8 people in Syria’s Afrin: monitor

Afrin: A car bomb killed at least eight people including four civilians near a pro-Turkey rebel post in the northern…

Turkey says to launch new operation against Syria Kurd militia within days

Ankara: Turkey will launch a new operation in Syria within days against a US-backed Kurdish militia that Ankara considers a…

US to install observation posts on Syria-Turkey border: Mattis

Washington: The US military will install observation posts along Syria's northern border with Turkey to help minimize tensions between the…

US-backed force says resuming anti-IS assault in eastern Syria

Qamishli: A Kurdish-led force backed by a US-led anti-jihadist coalition said Sunday that it was resuming its offensive against the…

IS suffers heavy Syria losses despite Kurd pause: monitor

Beirut: At least 65 Islamic State group fighters have been killed around their last enclave in Syria despite a pause…

US offers rewards for info on PKK chiefs wanted by Turkey: official

Ankara: The United States is offering millions of dollars in rewards for information over the whereabouts of three leaders of…

US forces patrol Syria’s northeast close to Turkish border

Al-Darbasiyah: US forces on Sunday patrolled an area in northeastern Syria bordering Turkey after renewed tensions between Ankara and Syrian…

US criticizes Turkey strikes on Kurd militia in Syria

Washington: The United States on Wednesday voiced concern over Turkey's strikes on Kurdish militia posts in Syria, which led a…

Turkey says ‘plans complete’ for assault on Kurd militia in Syria

Ankara: Turkey has completed preparations for a new operation in northern Syria to "destroy" a US-backed Kurdish militia that Ankara…

US diplomat heads to Iraq for talks with newly elected leaders

Washington: US State Department number two John Sullivan departs Sunday for Iraq to meet with the country's new leaders, the…