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In photos: Manbij celebrates Kurdish New Year Newroz

The Kurdish, Arabic, Turkmen, Armenian and Chechen people of Manbij are celebrating Newroz in the town that was liberated from Islamic State (IS) only...

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Turkish protestor in Rotterdam doesn’t fear arrest because he’s not in Turkey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EiIneRegG0&feature=youtu.beTurkish pro-government protestors clashed with police on Saturday 11 March after Dutch authorities refused to allow a Turkish minister from attending a rally in...

In photos: Dutch flag ripped down from consulate in Istanbul

A protester shouting slogans has climbed on the roof of the Dutch consulate building in central Istanbul where he replaced the Dutch flag with...

Photo story: International Women’s Day Istanbul

Tens of thousands of women walked through Istanbul’s famous Istiklal Street to mark International Women’s Day. Several non-governmental organisations and women’s movements came together...

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Kom Podcast – Topic of the Week: The battle for Manbij

The battle over Manbij has taken centre stage in the Syrian and indeed Middle Eastern theatre of war following the convergence of three forces...

Photo story: “Les migrations que vivent”

By Haydar Tastan*A migrant bar in the northern district of Paris, far from the romantic movies, high art and sterilised life styles, just before arriving...


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...

Germany rejects arms exports to Turkey

Germany has rejected more requests for arms exports to Turkey during the past 5 months than in five years between 2010 and 2015, German...

Turkey arrests law student who made video against Erdogan reform bid

A law student who made a video titled "What is no?" against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bid for constitutional reform has been jailed...

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