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Kurdish Rebels

Turkey Is Back To Zero In Kurdish Issue

Sevda Zeynalova | Posted 01.21.2016 | World
Sevda Zeynalova

Once seen as a glimmer of hope for possibly granting long-denied rights and liberties of Kurds, Erdogan is now embracing a state narrative, the one that had been alienating Kurds.

Why We Can't Afford to Abandon Turkey's Kurds

Stefan Ihrig | Posted 01.18.2016 | World
Stefan Ihrig

JERUSALEM -- The renewed violence in the Turkish southeast owes a lot to an undigested history of violence against all sorts of ethnic and otherwise defined enemies of the Turkish state.

Sophia Jones

Biggest Obstacle To Kurdish Victory Over ISIS Might Not Be ISIS | Sophia Jones | Posted 09.08.2015 | World

Fighters with the Kurdish People's Protection Units sit near a checkpoint on the outskirts of the destroyed Syrian town of Kobani on June 20, 2015. ...

PHOTOS: Meet The Guerrilla Fighters Of Kurdistan

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.10.2015 | World

How do you delve beneath the surface of a protracted, brutal conflict -- one that involves Syria, Iraq, Islamic State militants and various Kurdish fa...

This American Soldier Saved The Life Of A Baby In Iraq. He Just Attended Her High School Graduation.

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.05.2015 | Teen

A Kurdish-American teenager invited the soldier who saved her life to her high school graduation. Lt. Col. Greg Pepin first met Lava Barwari 19 ye...

Kurdish Soccer Team Sparks Swedish FA Ire Over Battle for Kobani, Sparks Debate on What Is Politics?

James Dorsey | Posted 12.29.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The dispute over the nature of Dalkurd's support for Kobani raises the question of what the border line is, if there is one, between humanitarian and political aid to groups in distress as a result of conflict as well as the double standards applied by some Western nations.

The Role Of The Kurds In The Fight Against ISIS

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.11.2014 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Peter W. Galbraith on the r...

Kurdish Rebel Leader Calls On All Kurds To Mobilize Against ISIS

AP | Posted 09.23.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The imprisoned leader of a Kurdish rebel group fighting Turkey has called for a mass mobilization of all Kurds against the Isl...

Igor Bobic

Obama: U.S. Airstrikes, Aid In Iraq Continues With No Set 'Timetable' | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said that U.S. airstrikes have successfully destroyed Islamic State arms and equipment moving against Kurdish for...

Kurds Must Meet on Common Grounds to Prevail.

Delovan Barwari | Posted 09.27.2014 | World
Delovan Barwari

Whether the KRG declares independence or remains part of Iraq, the survival and success of the political experiment in Rojava as a secure and prosperous neighbor directly affects the security and economic development of KRG, and vice versa.

Partition: The Only Viable Solution for the Turmoil in Iraq and Syria

Delovan Barwari | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
Delovan Barwari

The United States and the other international powers should look beyond short-term strategies for reducing violence and combating terrorism, as the failure in their quest stems from disregarding the underlying issues.

Kurdish Rebels Make 'Final Warning' To Turkey

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

ISTANBUL, July 19 (Reuters) - Kurdish militants issued what they said was a "final warning" to Turkey on Friday to take concrete steps to advance a ...

Kurdish Rebel Leader Calls For Ceasefire With Turkey

AP | MUCAHIT CEYLAN and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 05.21.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — In a major step toward ending one of the world's longest, bloodiest insurgencies, the Kurds' jailed rebel leader called Thursda...

Dozens Of Kurdish Rebels Killed In Turkey

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey's security forces have killed as many as 115 Kurdish rebels during a major security offensive over the past two weeks, the co...

Kurdish Rebels Launch Deadly Attacks Against Turkish Military

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 08.19.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Kurdish rebels attacked Turkish military units with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades Tuesday in southeastern Turkey, spark...

A Sleeping Dragon Awakes: Kurds Take Center Stage in West Asia

James Dorsey | Posted 08.12.2012 | World
James Dorsey

With no end to the violence in sight, the likelihood that Syria will further fragment politically and the possibility that the revolt will eventually undermine the country's territorial integrity, Syrian Kurds could well see a chance to carve out a political entity of their own on the model of Iraqi Kurdistan.

15 Female Rebel Fighters Killed

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkish forces killed 15 female Kurdish rebel fighters in clashes in southeast Turkey, officials said Saturday, in what is believed ...

Turkey Offers Compensation For Airstrike Victims

AP | Posted 01.03.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey will compensate the families of 35 civilians mistakenly killed in an airstrike meant for Kurdish rebels, the deputy prime min...

Report: Turkey's Air Force Kills At Least 20 In Raids

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 02.27.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish warplanes mistakenly killed 35 smugglers and other villagers in an operation targeting Kurdish rebels in Iraq, a senior...

Arrests In Turkey Raise Concerns Over Press Freedom

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 02.19.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Police on Tuesday detained some 40 people, including several journalists, as part of a growing investigation into a group pros...

Commandos Kill Turkish Ferry Hijacker

AP | By SELCAN HACAOGLU and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 01.12.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkish commandos in civilian clothes slipped onto a hijacked passenger ferry and posed as hostages before fatally shooting a suspec...

Turkey Launches Incursion In Iraq

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish soldiers, air force bombers and helicopter gunships launched an incursion into northern Iraq on Wednesday, hours after ...

Turkey Urges Iraq To Crack Down On Kurdish Rebels

AP | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday that Iraq should move to prevent Kurdish attacks on his country from Iraqi soil as the two c...

Turkey And Iran Undertake Joint Military Offensive Against Kurdish Rebels

Posted 11.26.2011 | World

By SELCAN HACAOGLU - Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's prime minister on Sunday signaled a joint military offensive with Iran agains...

Kurdish Militant Group Claims Car Bomb Attack Was 'A Start'

AP | Posted 11.22.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — A Kurdish militant group on Thursday claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack near a school in the Turkish capital that kil...