Kurds

Turkey and US in Row Over Killings in Iraq

In a very unusual move, Turkey recalled its ambassador to Washington on Monday over a statement made by the United States regarding the recent killing of thirteen kidnapped Turks in the nation of Iraq. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared...

Turkey Blamed for Pressuring NATO on Kurdish Issue for Own Political Gain

A new confrontation between Ankara and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) appears to have been taking place over the last several days, according to an exclusive report from Reuters published on Tuesday. Turkey has allegedly been blocking a NATO...

Analysts See Turkey Repeating Cyprus Invasion in Syrian Offensive

Turkey's new offensive in northern Syria is reminiscent in many ways of the invasion of Cyprus in 1974, showing Ankara's expansionist tendencies once again, according to Greek and Cypriot analysts. Turkey launched its "Operation Peace Spring" on October 9 in...

Turkey Suspends its Syria Offensive to Allow Kurdish Withdrawal

Vice President of the United States Mike Pence said on Thursday that Washington and Ankara have agreed to a ceasefire in the Turkish assault in northeast Syria. The announcement came after talks between Pence and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

Twelve Detained in Thessaloniki After Anti-Turkish Protest Reaches Ataturk's Home

A total of twelve protesters were detained by Greek police officers on Thursday morning in Thessaloniki and charged with breaking security measures by entering the city's Kemal Ataturk Museum. A Greek anarchist group claimed responsibility for the protest, which included...

Top Russian Diplomat Warns US Will Abandon Greece as it Did the Kurds

Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov warned on Tuesday that the United States will abandon Greece as it did with the Kurds in Syria. In an interview with the TASS news agency concurrent with a conference on the island...

Turkey’s Erdogan Challenges NATO: ”Will You Support Your Ally or Terrorists?”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenged NATO countries on Monday to show support for Turkey in its controversial decision to invade Northern Syria several days ago. Erdogan, speaking with journalists before his Monday visit to Azerbaijan, wondered whether the countries belonging...

US Troops in Syria Come Under Fire From Turkish Artillery

As Turkey intensified its ground and air offensive on Kurdish positions in northern Syria, the Pentagon said that Turkish artillery fire landed near a United States military observation post located on the outskirts of the town of Kobane late...

Turkey Claims Hundreds of Kurdish Fighters Killed in Syria Offensive

Turkey's Defence Ministry said that 174 "terrorists" were "neutralized" on Thursday in its cross-border military offensive in northeast Syria. Altogether it claims that 228 Kurdish militants had been killed since the start of the operation. The ministry on Friday also...

Greece's Foreign Minister Calls Turkish Invasion of Syria a “Big Mistake”

Turkey's invasion into Syria is a "big mistake," Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias declared late on Wednesday in an interview with public broadcasting network ERT1. Dendias added that Turkey has repeatedly made such mistakes over the last several years. He stressed that...