According to the Middle East Institute, the Turkey Kurdish political movement has been under unprecedented pressure and the Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) has been shown a demonic face in the Turkish media.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan held a phone call on Friday with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin about improving bilateral ties and he repeated Ankara’s willingness to do its part to peacefully resolve the war in Ukraine, Erdogan’s office said.
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A representative of the State of Law Coalition in the Iraqi parliament considered it unlikely that the Kurds would cut ties with Baghdad due to the Kurdistan Region's share in the 2023 budget.
Bloody score-settlings and shootouts between foreign thugs have been on the rise in Turkey, stoking criticism that lax legislation and inadequate action on the ground have made the country a safe haven for crime bosses from the region and beyond.
With the threat of a Turkish ground invasion in Syria, the title of chief IS opponent is taking on new importance
Jailed Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas has said he is not legally eligible to run for the presidency, turning down a proposal from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to be its presidential candidate in the May 14 presidential election, according to a statement from the party.
No regional power has tried to oust the Syrian regime as openly as Turkey. Since the start of war in Syria in 2011, Turkey trained and armed opposition groups, hosted millions of Syrian refugees, and in 2020 even directly clashed with regime forces. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called Syrian President Bashar al Assad a “murderer” and called on the international community to hold him accountable.
A French political analyst Fabrice Balanche believes that the recent attack of a French citizen on Ahmed Kaya Kurdish Cultural Center in Paris is more related to the hatred of immigrants.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has rebuffed Russia's efforts to arrange a meeting with Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, citing Turkey's upcoming elections and the presence of Turkish troops on Syrian soil.
In his first interview with international media following Tuesday's drone strike on his main headquarters in northeast Syria, Mazlum Kobane (also known as Mazloum Abdi), the commander of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said that the most likely target of a potential Turkish ground offensive against the Kurdish-controlled areas would be his native city of Kobani.
Euphrates Region Executive Council condemns Turkey drone attack on Autonomous Administration building
The Joint Chairman of the Executive Council of the Autonomous Administration of the Euphrates Region condemned the drone attack of the Turkish army on the building of the Executive Council of the Autonomous Administration and considered these attacks to be aimed at destroying the autonomous administration and the democratic experience of northern and eastern Syria.
Prof Birgit Ammann believes it has to be made clear that there is also a lot of serious critique against both the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the People's Defense Units (YPG) and their political environment- within and outside the Kurdish communities and that that the ban of both groups is totally outdated in Germany. A professor from the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, she also said it is virtually impossible and unnecessary to figure the number of the Kurds in the world because Kurds do not need a number to justify their claims.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Public Alliance, which includes his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its ally, the far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), would have lost to the country’s opposition bloc if a general election were to have been held in January, according to a survey conducted by Aksoy Research.
The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, on Thursday urged the ruling parties in the Kurdistan region to set aside their differences and find swift compromises for fiscal, administrative, security, and electoral disagreements.
Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Suylu claimed that America and other western countries dream of establishing a new state in the region.
A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will be visiting the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, to resume talks with the Iraqi federal government, KRG spokesperson Gutiar Adel said on Thursday.
As Turkey rushes toward elections in mid-May, one issue surrounding the polls has risen above others: whether incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is constitutionally allowed to run for a third term.