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Syria Kurds hold first local vote to cement federal push


© AFP/File | Kurds made up around 15 percent of Syria’s pre-war population and were long oppressed by the central government

QAMISHLI (SYRIA) (AFP) – Residents of Kurdish-majority areas of northern Syria began voting Friday in the region’s first local elections, as part of a push to cement a semi-autonomous regional government. 487 more words

Turkish Army Conducts Military Drill at Iraqi Border -- One week before a referendum on Kurdish independence


SEPT. 18, 2017, 2:57 A.M. E.D.T.

Turkish tank — File Photo

ANKARA — Turkish armed forces started a military drill at the Iraqi border on Monday, the army said, a week ahead of a referendum on Kurdish independence in northern Iraq which Turkey has asked to be called off. 161 more words

Iran denies joint operation against Kurds with Turkey


© TURKISH PRESIDENT PRESS OFFICE/AFP | Iranian armed forces chief of staff General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on August 16, 2017… 393 more words

Erdogan Says Turkey and Iran Discussing Joint Action Against Kurdish Militants


AUG. 21, 2017, 4:57 A.M. E.D.T.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets with Iran’s Chief of Staff Major General Mohammad Baqeri in Ankara, Turkey August 16, 2017. 207 more words

Most Active Supporters Of Syrian Constitution Called Terrorists

The “Syrian National Coalition” asked on Wednesday that the UN Security Council lists the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (YPD) and its US-backed military wing, the People’s Protection Units (YPG) as terrorist organizations. 320 more words

Jailed Pro-Kurdish Leader Says Fair Trial Impossible in Erdogan's Turkey


JULY 19, 2017, 9:54 A.M. E.D.T.

ANKARA — Turkey’s jailed pro-Kurdish opposition leader said no judge could stand up to Tayyip Erdogan, expressing doubts he could ever have a fair trial after the president publicly labeled him a terrorist. 615 more words

Seventeen injured as bomb explosion hits military vehicle in southeast Turkey

Explosives planted by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants ripped through a Turkish military vehicle traveling through southeast Turkey on Monday, wounding 17 soldiers, the military said. 119 more words