Posts Tagged ‘kurdish’

Turkey bans Kurdish-language play from Istanbul theatre, organisers say

Turkish authorities have banned a Kurdish-language play from a municipal theatre in Istanbul, according to organisers. “Beru”, a Kurdish translation of the play “Horn and Trumpets… and Petarades” by famous Italian writer Dario Fo, was included in the Istanbul Municipal Theatre’s October programme. But the play was reportedly removed from the schedule on Tuesday. It […]

The world celebrated Kurdish women’s fight against ISIS. Now it’s silent as they’re raped and tortured

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Kurdish official says thousands of Syrians to leave detention camp for ISIS families

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Turkey orders arrests of 82, including Kurdish opposition, over Kobani protests

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Six More Kurdish SDF Militiamen Killed in Deir Ezzor and Raqqa Provinces

September 19, 2020 Arabi Souri Land Thieves and Oil Thieves Six more militiamen of the US-sponsored Kurdish militia SDF were killed in separate attacks targeting them in the provinces of Deir Ezzor and Raqqa, in northern Syria. A military vehicle carrying Kurdish SDF armed militiamen was targeted with an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) near the Al Omar oil field in […]

Kurdish girl soldiers: Heroines or victims in Syria’s civil war?

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The Kurdish Freedom Movement, Rojava And The Left

Above photo: Protesters demonstrate against Turkey’s military action in northeastern Syria, in Berlin, Germany, October 12, 2019. Christian Mang/Reuters. The revolution in the Kurdish region of Syria called Rojava has generated significant enthusiasm among broad segments of the left in Europe and North America. The heroic resistance by Kurdish forces in Kobane, Syria during the siege […]

‘Open support for terrorism’: Turkish deputy PM slams Macron’s pro-Kurdish statement

Emmanuel Macron met a delegation from Syria on Thursday, which included the YPG, the Kurdish militias, as well as the Kurds’ political arm, the PYD. The president’s office later released a statement of support for the Kurd-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which played a key role in the US-led coalition’s effort to crack down on […]

Turkey arrests German for alleged links to Syrian – Kurdish PYD

nsnbc : Turkish security sources report that the 28-year-old, German Patric Kraiker, who was detained on March 14 on suspicion of links to the […]

Turkish military says took full control of Syria’s Afrin from Kurdish militants

“All villages have been cleared from terrorists. Afrin is under full control [of Turkish Armed Forces],” the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces was quoted as saying by the NTV broadcaster. The General Staff said a total of 3,733 “terrorists” had been “neutralized” since the start of the so-called Operation Olive Branch against Afrin, […]

Erdogan hopes Kurdish-held Afrin town to be fully captured by Turkey Wednesday evening

‘Breaking point in relations with US’ – Turkish FM The statement came as Erdogan addressed local administrators at the presidential compound in Ankara. He also said civilian residents of the area were being evacuated through humanitarian corridors organized by Turkey. Ankara launched an operation in northwestern Syria two months ago after the US announced that […]

SDF / YPG urge Syrian – Kurdish diaspora to take to European streets to protest Turkey’s invasion of Afrin

nsnbc : The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with its main constituent, the Syrian – Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) are calling on the Syrian […]

Iraqi-Kurdish MP’s divided on Damascus-Afrin agreement

nsnbc : Politicians in Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) stand divided on the arrival of pro-Syrian-government forces into Afrin in northern Syria’s predominantly Kurdish […]

Turkey imposes Kurfew in predominantly Kurdish Diyarbakir province

nsnbc : Turkey, on Wednesday, imposed curfews in dozens of villages and towns in the predominantly Kurdish Diyarbakir province, prompting fears of a new, […]

Kurdish Militias in Conflict-Ridden Northeastern Syria Turn to Kidnapping, Conscription, ISIS-like Tactics

Sarah Abed is an independent journalist and political commentator.  She covers a broad range of issues relating to the Syrian war, Kurdish issues in Iraq and Syria, as well as U.S policy in the Middle East.  The following is an account of Sarah’s conversations with Aramean Christians living under Kurdish rule in occupied northern Syria, as […]

Turkey bombs giant portrait of Kurdish leader Ocalan near Afrin (VIDEO)

According to Turkish media, the skyward-facing portrait is located on the slope of Mount Darmik in the north-western Syrian Kurdish enclave, which is being targeted by a Turkish air-and-ground operation. The footage of the airstrike shows the giant portrait from the air before a powerful explosion hits it. As the clouds of smoke and dust […]

“Who Lost Turkey?” – The U.S.-Kurdish Project In Syria Endangers NATO

By Moon Of Alabama January 25, 2018 “Information Clearing House” –  Back in the 1950s the U.S. political sphere was poisoned by a groundless smear campaign against country-experts in the State Department  who were identified as those who lost China. If the Trump administration proceeds on its current course we may soon see similar accusations. The accused, those […]

Turkish army claims 100s of Kurdish ‘terrorists’ killed amid ‘Olive Branch’ op

‘Operation Olive Branch’: Key points of Turkish military campaign against Syrian Kurds The Turkish Armed Forces “are resolutely continuing their struggle against the [Kurdish] terrorist organizations [in Syria] with the aim of ensuring the security of our country and people,” the military said on Saturday. Describing the major achievements of Olive Branch, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said […]

Turkey Steps Up Offensive Against Syrian Kurdish Militia Amid Growing Diplomatic Pressure

Turkish land forces have advanced into Syria trying to push a Kurdish militia out of the Afrin area. Over 40 targets were hit by Turkish jets and artillery, and there are reports of civilian casualties. Quoting YPG forces, a stringer for the VOA Kurdish Service in Afrin reported that three Turkish military tanks were destroyed […]

Those who help Kurdish fighters in Afrin will become Turkey’s targets – PM Yildirim

READ MORE: Turkish armored division advances into Syria’s Afrin (WATCH LIVE) When asked what would happen if the US provided logistical support to the Kurdish Peoples’s Protection Units (YPG), Yildirim stated that any party providing such support would be added to “Turkey’s targets.” The comment was made during a Sunday meeting between the prime minister and […]

Erdogan vows swift end to Afrin operation, warns pro-Kurdish opposition against taking to streets

“We will complete the operation in a very short time,” Erdogan said, addressing a huge crowd of supporters in the north-western city of Bursa on Sunday. The Turkish leader added that the pro-Kurdish opposition and PKK had failed to call people for protests and warned that Turkish forces “are following their every step.”“Know that wherever […]

Turkey started shelling Syrian – Kurdish town of Afrin, allegedly to prevent terror corridor

nsnbc : Turkey on Friday started shelling the Syrian – Kurdish town of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan. The town is held by the U.S.-backed […]

US backtracks on ‘Kurdish border force’, Turkey cites record of broken promises

Washington must take concrete steps to address Ankara’s concerns about Kurdish militias in Syria, Mevlut Cavusoglu told CNN Turk on Thursday, after top US officials tried to repair damage done by the training plan. He reiterated that Ankara could attack Kurdish militias in Syria, and said it would coordinate a possible operation with Russia and […]

‘Turkey’s concerns are legitimate’: Pentagon on Kurdish border force in Syria

Ankara has repeatedly threatened to launch a military operation to prevent the creation of a US-backed Kurdish border security force in Syria, a move seen as a possible threat to country’s national security. The Pentagon, however, has said it is not creating a “new army” at the Turkish border. The Pentagon has said it is […]

U.S. Creates Kurdish/Terrorist “Border Force” In Syria To Define Borders Of Kurdistan

By Brandon Turbeville For those that hoped Trump would bring a more sensible approach to the Western-induced Syrian crisis, it is almost for certain that those hopes have been officially dashed with the revelation of the Trump administration’s new policy regarding the SDF, Kurds, a new border force, and the logical partitioning plan […]

Report: US Plans to Recognize Kurdish Area in Syria 3x the Size of Lebanon

Posted on January 7, 2018  by Richard Edmondson   [ Ed. note – If the report below is true, then the US is setting the stage for continued warfare in Syria, with the possibility of dramatic escalation depending on whether Russia will be content to sit back and allow the plans to proceed. A partitioning of this […]

Zionists Form Group to Promote Kurdish Statehood

Posted on December 5, 2017  by Richard Edmondson By Richard Edmondson Perhaps at some point we’ll see a sly Zionist pop up somewhere claiming the Kurds are an “ancient biblical people.” (And doubtless, if so, he’d have plenty of money to buy off plenty of historians to “verify” his claim). And maybe in the not-so-distant future we […]

New bill would permit Israelis to travel to Kurdish-controlled areas

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How They Do It–New group promotes Jewish-Kurdish alliance, Kurdish statehood

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Erdogan demands northern Syria must be cleared of Kurdish terrorists, YPG ready with new regiment

nsnbc : Having no mandate for operations in Syria from the UN Security Council or the Syrian government, Turkish President R. Tayyip Erdogan demanded […]

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