Turkey protests Switzerland over ‘kill Erdogan’ banner

Turkey's Foreign Ministry has made a statement condemning Switzerland after a "kill Erdogan" banner was unfurled at a demonstration in Swiss capital Bern on Saturday.The banner,...

Hunger strikers’ ward in Turkish prison raided by gendarmes

A relative of one of the prisoners on hunger strike in Izmir's Sakran Prison since 15 February has alleged that the hunger strikers' ward...

EU: Turkey playing with fire

An EU official told Duygu Guvenc from Turkish daily Cumhuriyet that “Turkey is playing with fire,” after President Erdogan said on Saturday that they...

Two police officers suspended in Newroz murder of Kurdish student

Two police officers who were taken into custody and then released in relation to the shooting of Kemal Kurkut ahead of Newroz celebrations on 21...

Euphrates Shield operation launched to block Greater Kurdistan, says AKP MP

Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) MP and former deputy prime minister Mehmet Ali Sahin said Turkey’s Euphrates Shield operation into northern Syria was...

UNHCR condemns Israeli settlements

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted five resolutions regarding violations of Palestinian rights by Israel, settlement constructions in the occupied Palestinian territories, and...

Prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey forced to wear ‘terrorist’ tags

Hunger strikes started by prisoners convicted of being members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and Kurdistan Free Women’s Party (PAJK) on 15 February in Turkish...

Islamic State running ‘No’ campaign in Turkey referendum: Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli said that the Islamic State (IS) group is secretly running a ‘No’ campaign amongst its supporters in Turkey for...

Over 200 civilians killed in US-led coalition airstrikes in Syria and...

The operation to retake western Mosul from Islamic State (IS) was halted on Saturday because of the high rate of civilian casualties, Reuters reported.Reports...

RSF ‘deplores’ death of Kurdish journalist Nujiyan Erhan as she is...

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has released a statement on the death of Kurdish journalist Nujiyan Erhan, who passed away on Wednesday after being shot during...

Istanbul’s Besiktas municipality investigated for Kurdish street name

The Turkish Ministry of Interior Affairs has started an investigation into Istanbul's Besiktas municipality’s naming of a street in Kurdish, reports online news site...

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Turkey protests Switzerland over ‘kill Erdogan’ banner

Turkey's Foreign Ministry has made a statement condemning Switzerland after a "kill Erdogan" banner was unfurled at a demonstration in Swiss capital Bern on Saturday.The banner,...

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Islamic State prepares for life after Mosul

By Paul Rogers, University of BradfordIraqi government forces are closing in on the historic Grand Mosque in Mosul, close to the heart of the old...

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‘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...
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10 Islamic State militants captured alive in Tabqah, Syria

Clashes between the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Islamic State (IS) group continue to the west of Raqqa near the Tabqah dam.According to...

Scottish parliament recognises Yazidi genocide

The Scottish parliament has recognised the killing, enslavement and displacement of hundreds of thousands of Yazidis at the hands of the jihadist Islamic State...

Open letter from British YPG fighters on London attacks

An Open Letter from British Fighters Against the Islamic StateWe are some of an increasing number of British nationals fighting in Syria and Iraq...

‘Are you in charge of al-Qaeda or Isis?’ Turkey’s opposition leader asks Erdogan

Turkey's main opposition Republic People's (CHP) Party leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, has criticised President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's threats targeting European countries.Commenting on Erdogan's recent outburst in...

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Kemal Kurkut survived Isis suicide bomb but couldn’t survive Turkish police

The young student who was shot dead by a police officer ahead of the Kurdish Newroz celebration in Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakir province, had survived the...

SDF goes behind IS lines in Tabqah

US Central Command's Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve confirmed the on-going offensive against Islamic State (IS) on the city of Tabqah on...