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  • AKP and MHP policy is based on Kurdish denial, Ankara does not believe in Kurdish rights: official tells KurdpressAKP and MHP policy is based on Kurdish denial, Ankara does not believe in Kurdish rights: official tells Kurdpress

    The President-General of the Kurdistan Islamic Party (PÎK), Hikmat Sarbiland, referred to the Turkish government's policy toward the Kurds, and said: Turkish law is based on denial of other nations and thoughts. The Turkish constitution makes no mention to the rights of minorities, and that millions of Kurdish citizens have not been recognized officially and Kurds under the Turkish constitution all Turkish citizens are Turkish.

    09:49 AM
  • Syrian Kurdish parties must unite, co-chair tells KurdPressSyrian Kurdish parties must unite, co-chair tells KurdPress

    One of the founders of the Democratic self-ruling system in Kobani Canton in Syria Kurdish regions said there are many dangers which threaten the democratic self-ruling system in northern Syria and the Kurdish parties in the region need to reach an agreement.

    01:48 AM
  • Talks with ENKS is continuing at a high level, representative tells KurdPressTalks with ENKS is continuing at a high level, representative tells KurdPress

    The representative of the Syrian self-ruling system in the Kurdistan Region stated that the officials of the system have not reached a final deal with the Kurdish National Council (ENKS), and it is too early to comment on the issue but the preliminary agreements have been completed and discussions are ongoing over how to manage the self-ruling entity and military issues.

    11:27 PM
  • Kurdish political parties support talks among Syrian Kurdish parties, official tells KurdPressKurdish political parties support talks among Syrian Kurdish parties, official tells KurdPress

    A member of the Leadership Council of the Syrian Kurdistan Left Party stated that both the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) as well as the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) support negotiations between parties in the self-democratic governing system and the Kurdish National Council and the situation is an opportunity to unite the Syrian Kurdish parties.

    11:27 PM
  • Turkey likely to conduct new attack into Syria Kurdistan: journalistTurkey likely to conduct new attack into Syria Kurdistan: journalist

    A journalist based in the Syrian northern city of Kobani says the situation in the Kurdish city is calm but the people are still worried about a new Turkey invasion into Syria Kurdistan.

    09:28 PM
  • ENKS says its talks with PYD are satisfactoryENKS says its talks with PYD are satisfactory

    The foreign relations official of the Syria Kurdistan Patriotic (ENKS) told KurdPress in an interview that the council is unaware of the nature of the newly formed union which consists of 25 Syrian Kurdish parties.

    08:01 PM
  • Syrian Kurds hold talks to prevent Turkish offensive, researcher tells KurdPressSyrian Kurds hold talks to prevent Turkish offensive, researcher tells KurdPress

    One of the goals of the main Kurdish movements in Syria is to make agreement in order to prevent continuing Turkish attacks to reach the areas under their control, an independent researcher and journalist based in Queens, NY, Alexander McKeever, told the KurdPress news agency and described that the situation of Kurds in the Syrian Kurdish city of Afrin as dire.

    12:40 AM
  • US, France aim to boost Kurdish leverage at Syria talks, researcher tells KurdPressUS, France aim to boost Kurdish leverage at Syria talks, researcher tells KurdPress

    A senior researcher at the Carnegie Endowment told KurdPress in an interview that the US and France are attempting to strengthen the Kurdish position in the possible negotiations over the future of Syria.

    11:51 PM
  • Party leader blames ENKS for not accepting others in negotiationsParty leader blames ENKS for not accepting others in negotiations

    Syria Kurdistan’s Liberal Union Party leader stated that the Syrian Kurds’ Patriotic Union (ENKS) is merely seeking to negotiate with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and does not accept any other parties in the talks.

    12:39 AM
  • Syrian Kurdish parties resume talks, in secretSyrian Kurdish parties resume talks, in secret

    For the first time since Oct. 28, 2019, when Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commander Mazlum Abdi announced an initiative to resolve inter-Kurdish differences, the Kurdish National Council (KNC) and the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) kick-started secret, direct talks. The initiative is seemingly designed to include all the Kurdish parties in the PYD-ruled autonomous administration in northeast Syria, paving the way for the autonomous administration to join the UN-sponsored negotiations in Geneva to end the Syrian conflict.

    08:44 AM
  • SDF commanders blame US policies in Syria Kurdish regionSDF commanders blame US policies in Syria Kurdish region

    Two leading Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) commanders blame the US policies in the Kurdish regions in the north of Syria and doubt Washington’s goodwill intention in the region

    09:43 PM
  • Syrian Kurds are better to deal with Damascus under Russia aegis: analystSyrian Kurds are better to deal with Damascus under Russia aegis: analyst

    A political analyst believes the best option for the Kurds in northern Syria is to sit at negotiation table with the Syrian government in Damascus under the mediation of Russia.

    10:47 AM
  • Top Peshmerga official denies clashes between ruling partiesTop Peshmerga official denies clashes between ruling parties

    The Secretary General of the Kurdistan Region Ministry of Peshmerga denied the reports of clashes between the Peshmerga forces of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).

    12:05 PM
  • Oil cannot save Syrian Kurds, Analyst tells KurdpressOil cannot save Syrian Kurds, Analyst tells Kurdpress

    A political affairs analyst believes that oil cannot be a factor to continue the U.S. support for Syrian Kurds and save them.

    02:50 AM
  • Turkey is behind Europe’s failure to support Syrian Kurdish-Arab forces, analyst tells KurdpressTurkey is behind Europe’s failure to support Syrian Kurdish-Arab forces, analyst tells Kurdpress

    The head of of International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism, Dr. Anne Speckhard believes the European countries refuse to support the Kurdish-Arab Syrian Democratic Forces as Turkey considers the forces as terrorists and affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

    04:16 PM
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