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Syria denounces Turkish airstrikes, calls for UN action

Syria's Foreign Ministry has denounced Turkish airstrikes targeting Kurdish forces in the country's northeast on Tuesday, state-run news agency SANA reported.An official source at the...

Turkey sends condolences for killed Kurdish Peshmerga fighters

Turkey's Prime Minister has conveyed his condolences to Kurdistan Regional Government President for the death of five peshmerga in Turkish airstrikes. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim spoke...

Merkel urges Turkey to respond to report on irregularities in referendum

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Turkey on Thursday to answer questions raised by European observers, who found a referendum that expanded President Tayyip Erdogan's...

Turkey-backed FSA sold Turkish armoured vehicles to Islamic State: military source

According to a claim made in Turkish media on Wednesday, Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups sold Turkish armoured vehicles to the Islamic State...

YPJ Spox: We will withdraw from Raqqa if US doesn’t show concrete reaction to...

Kurdish Women's Protection Units (YPJ) spokeswoman, Nesrin Abdullah, has said that the group's forces will withdraw from the operation to capture the Islamic State's stronghold,...

US military ‘troubled by Turkey airstrikes on SDF and Kurdish forces’

The US Central Command on Wednesday said it was troubled by Tuesday's airstrikes targeting Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria.https://twitter.com/CENTCOM/status/857274031690657793In a series of retweets from Operation...

Turkey ranks 155th in RSF’s latest press freedom index

The 2017 World Press Freedom Index prepared annually by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) saw Turkey decline by four points compared to last year due...

Turkey can’t join EU with new constitution: EU lawmaker

Turkey will close the door on joining the European Union if it adopts constitutional changes backed at a referendum last week, a leading...

Turkey informed US and Russia on airstrikes targeting Kurdish forces: FM

Turkey's Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, has said Ankara informed the US and Russia two hours before Turkish airstrikes targeted positions belonging to Kurdish groups...

Clashes between Turkish army and Kurdish forces in northwestern Syria

According to reports clashes have broken out between the Turkish army and Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in northwestern Syria's autonomous Afrin region.The local Hawar...

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Turkish airstrikes targeting Kurds, support for Islamic State: PYD co-leader Muslim

Democratic Union Party (PYD) co-leader Salih Muslim condemned Turkish airstrikes targeting Kurdish positions in Syria and Iraq on Tuesday morning and said coalition forces should...

Turkish airstrikes target Kurdish positions in Syria and Iraq: dozens killed

Turkish airstrikes on Tuesday morning targeted Kurdish positions in Syria and Iraq killing dozens of fighters and civilians according to first reports.Fighter jets hit...

Denial of the Armenian Genocide should concern us all

By Sossie Kasbarian*April 24 marks the anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide, during which the Ottoman state murdered 1.5m Ottoman Armenians. But while...

Islamic State suspect says he met with AKP mayor during Kobani clashes

An Islamic State (IS) suspect has said he met regularly with former Justice and Development Party (AKP) minister and current Gaziantep mayor, Fatma Sahin,...

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