Kurds Demanding Freedom for Ocalan Disrupt European Parliament
A group of Kurds demanding freedom for jailed Kurdish politician Abdullah Ocalan interrupted the plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Ocalan is the founder of Kurdistan’s Workers Party (PKK), who has been detained for more than...
Effigy of Erdogan Hung in Sweden
An effigy of Erdogan, hung in Stockholm on Wednesday, has caused diplomatic problems for Sweden. The country, which has bid to join NATO, now faces the possibility of having their application denied if Turkey refuses to grant their approval. The...
Turkish Airstrikes in Syria Jeopardize War Against ISIS, US Says
The rising intensity of Turkish airstrikes on targets in Syria has jeopardized operations against ISIS, according to US officials. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are mostly bolstered by units from the Kurdish People's Protection Unit (YPG), have said they...
Turkey Bombs Towns in Northern Syria After Istanbul Blast
Turkey bombed towns in northern Syria on Saturday after Ankara blamed the Kurdistan Workers’ party (PKK) for last Sunday’s deadly bombing in central Istanbul. Airstrikes hit several towns, including the city of Kobane, Kurdish-led forces and a Britain-based monitoring group...
The Nationalist Turk Who Discovered His Greek Roots
Ibrahim Yaylali was a nationalist Turk who discovered his Greek roots and made a 180-degree turn, becoming an activist for human rights
Greece Refutes Turkey’s Claims it Hosts Anti-Turkish Terrorists
Greece's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement refuting baseless claims of Turkey.
Secretary of State Blinken Blames PKK for Deaths of Turkish Hostages
In a quick turnaround of diplomacy, the new US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, acknowledged late on Monday that the Kurdish separatist group PKK was indeed responsible for the recent killings of 13 Turkish nationals in a cave in...
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...
Turkish Forces Arrest PKK Suspects Near Greek Border
Two people allegedly tied to the Kurdish PKK group have been detained near Turkey's border with Greece, Ankara's military claimed on Monday. State-run Anadolu Agency said a third person was also arrested in the incident near the Pazarkule border crossing...
Greeks 'Fighting Turks in Syria' TV Report Claims
A report by Turkish television network TRT alleges that Greeks are fighting on the side of Kurds against Turkish forces in Syria’s Afrin. The report comes at a period of heightened tensions between the two NATO allies over sovereignty of...
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