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‘Manbij governs itself and people will decide on ties with Syrian regime’

After hitting headlines as the city where all the forces involved in the Syrian conflict converged, things have gone quiet on Manbij, as attention...

‘Turkish government terrorising those voting ‘no’ in constitutional referendum’

Turkey's opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) spokesperson Osman Baydemir spoke to Turkish daily Evrensel on the difficulties his party faces in the run-up to the...

‘Turkey has to leave Syria sooner or later’: PYD co-leader Salih Muslim

At least 30,000 people attended the Kurdish New Year, Newroz, celebration in German city Frankfurt on Saturday. The march before the concert was dominated by...

‘IS attacking from south, Euphrates Shield from west’, Manbij Military Council tells Kom News

Tensions have mounted in northern Syria since Turkish-FSA Euphrates Shield forces captured the town of al-Bab from the Islamic State (IS) group last week.Sporadic clashes...

Turkey’s future worse than Trump’s America if yes wins in referendum, says opposition HDP...

Veteran Turkish political activist and Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Izmir deputy Ertugrul Kurkcu spoke to Kom News about the new people's congress his party is forming...

UK MPs and union leader talk Brexit, Turkey and Syria

Kom News reporter Erem Kansoy talked to Labour MPs Joan Ryan and David Lammy, and Simon Dubbins, international director of Unite the Union, the...

Financial meltdown in Turkey 2017 will not be a surprise: economist Mustafa Durmus

In a controversial move the Turkish government recently transferred the assets of major public companies, including the state-owned bank and telephone operator as well...

CHP deputy Tanrikulu: Turkey constitutional reform proposal ‘a coup against democracy’

Kom News spoke to Sezgin Tanrikulu, a human rights lawyer and MP in the Turkish Grand National Assembly with the Republican People's Party (CHP), about the...

‘See you tomorrow, unless we die’: Recollections from Turkey curfews

 Last year, the Turkish government declared several military curfews in Nusaybin as a part of military operations against Kurdish militia. The last curfew lasted 137...

Turkey constitutional reform designed to build dictatorial rule: HDP MP Hisyar Ozsoy

A member of parliament for Kurdish city Bingol, Hisyar Ozsoy also heads the left-wing Peoples' Democratic Party's (HDP) foreign relations committee. The party surpassed...

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