1. suzyq

    US to arm Kurds in battle for Raqqa

    US President Donald Trump has approved supplying weapons to Kurdish forces fighting so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, the Pentagon says. Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) would be equipped to help drive IS from its stronghold, Raqqa, a spokeswoman said. The US was...
  2. suzyq

    Kurds feel trapped between state and PKK, make plea for peace

    Sad life for people caught in the middle. Locals in mainly Kurdish Diyarbakır feel trapped by clashes between Turkish security forces and the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party's (PKK) and are calling for the resumption of negotiations to resolve the issues. Intense clashes occurring on a...
  3. Spurs

    Iraqi Kurds arrested.

    I thought Fagin was a myth, turns out he's real. So now its Iraqi Kurds, how many has Germany just welcomed? Europe crackdown on 'jihadist network' - BBC News
  4. T

    Turkey’s future: Erdogan, elections and the Kurds

    Turkey’s election campaign began to the sound of fireworks. The first flash came in late January when the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) announced that it would run candidates under the party banner instead of as independents. The move is bold because Kurds typically field...
  5. T

    Iraqi Kurds liberate hundreds from Sinjar mountains

    Iraqi Kurds liberate besieged Sinjar mountain, freeing hundreds "The peshmerga have managed to reach the mountain. A vast area has been liberated," said Masrour Barzani, head of the Iraqi Kurdish region's national security council, adding that 100 Islamic State fighters had been killed. "Now a...
  6. immac

    US To Arm Kurds

    Obama is announcing today that he will be arming and training Kurdish fighters in the fight against IS. I don´t expect they will be handing the weapons back at the end. I am trying to find reference to this in the Turkish papers where someone links the arming of the Kurds in Syria to them...
  7. beyazbayan

    Uk to arm Kurds

    Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, is on Friday expected to tell his EU counterparts in Brussels that Britain is prepared to join France and arm the Kurds.
  8. G

    Kurds and the current Turkish Political Crisis?

    At the risk of being accused of scaremongering, I'm trying to get a feel from people on the ground as to how the Kurds fit in to the current political shenanigans in Turkey. The reason I'm asking is that I have family who take their kids on holiday to Kusadasi and I'm wondering whether they...
  9. shirleyanntr

    Kurds Turks peace process

    recently theres been a lot of interaction between the government the BDP and Abdullah Ocalan the jailed leader of the PKK and talk of changes in the Constitution the pm has had meetings with Ocalan and the signs are promising. Not everybody is happy but something needs to change. i think its...
  10. supra

    Are the Kurds denied democracy?

    Here are some statistics from 2011 election: Şanlıurfa - AKP - 64.8%. The combined independent vote (for BDP) was 26,25%. Diyarbakır - AKP - 32.8% Independents - 58,58% Siirt - AKP - 48% Independents - 42.7% Bitlis - AKP - 50.6% Independents - 40,2% It seems that in most of the south...
  11. Firebrand

    Press censorship over the killing of Kurds

    http://www.journalistinturkey.com/stories/politics/turkish-tv-cant-cover-the-news_2713/ Interesting article re how hard it is becoming for journalists to cover news in Turkey when it is about Kurds. Quote: A journalist at a big Turkish TV station, speaking on condition of anonymity, says that...
  12. T

    Erdogan apologised for 1930s killings of Kurds

    Link below Recep Tayyip Erdogan apologised for the killing of more than 13'000 Kurdish people by the Turkish military in Dersim (now called Tunceli). BBC News - Turkey PM Erdogan apologises for 1930s Kurdish killings People were slaughtered an apology is the first step.
  13. S

    Turks, Kurds and TLF!

    I definetely detect through various threads and comments both recently and over some time a -gonna be diplomatic here-less than enthusiastic attitude towards all things Kurdish I know there is such animosity for many in real life in Turkey and indeed I remember many moons ago in Hisaronu being...
  14. Firebrand

    Iran hangs five Kurds

    Kurds to protest over Iran executions | World news | guardian.co.uk Shocking story in the Guardian.
  15. gren

    Sat 22 March 14:21 GMT Turkish police clash with Kurds

    Clashes have broken out in a number of cities in Turkey between police and demonstrators celebrating the Kurdish spring festival. Dozens of people were hurt and scores arrested in the protests, media said. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7309590.stm :132lm:
  16. G

    Council Housing preference to Kurds

    [Moved from Thread "New Resort"] So far I've only explored Winchester's Council Housing policy. Here is a summary of thier points system. http://www.winchester.gov.uk/Housing/ApplyingforHousing/AllocationPoints/ I will leave Southampton untill tomorrow.
  17. shirleyanntr

    who are The Kurds

    . Kurds are people living in Kurdistan. About half of the world’s 25 to 30 million Kurds live in Turkey. Six million live in Iran; 3.5 million live in Iraq; and 1.5 million live in Syria. Others are distributed through the countries of Armenia, Germany, Sweden, France, and the United States...
  18. merlin

    Turkey's Kurds languish in poverty....

    BISMIL, TURKEY – Outside a post office in this southeastern Turkish town ringed by cotton and wheat fields, men and women jostle for position, eager to read a list of names posted near the window. The names are of poor families with school-age children eligible for financial support from a World...
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