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  • Syria: Isis hits back against Kurds at Ja’bar castle


    Recapture spells setback for YPG guerillas

    Wednesday 11th Jan 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

  • Turkish officials ‘may be behind swoop on Kurds’


    TURKISH officials may have influenced police investigations into allegations of fundraising for supposed terrorist groups, a Kurdish solidarity organisation said yesterday.

    Edinburgh counter-terrorism police have confirmed that they are investigating a number of individuals over claims...

    Tuesday 10th Jan 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • British man dies fighting Isis with Kurdish forces


    A YOUNG man has become the third British person to be killed fighting alongside Kurdish forces against the Isis death cult in Syria.

    Ryan Lock, a 20-year-old chef from Chichester, West Sussex, reportedly died in the struggle to regain the Syrian city of Raqqa on December 21.

    Mr...

    Wednesday 4th Jan 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Turkey: Journalist held for his ‘terrorist’ tweeting


    INVESTIGATIVE journalist Ahmet Sik was detained in Istanbul yesterday on charges that he “denigrated” the Turkish state and tweeted “terrorist propaganda.”

    Mr Sik was arrested as the trial of novelist Asli Erdogan, writer Necmiye Alpay and seven former senior...

    Friday 30th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Turkey: Pro-Kurdish MP arrested over ‘links’ with PKK


    TURKISH police arrested one of the parliament’s deputy speakers yesterday and dragged her into court to testify in a case where she is accused of ties to supposed terrorists.

    Pervin Buldan, a senior MP from the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), later told...

    Saturday 24th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Turkey’s shameful record of Kurdish persecution


    DESPITE Kurds making up 20 per cent of the population, the Turkish state denied their existence until 1991. They were referred to instead as “Mountain Turks.”

    Kurdish people have suffered discrimination, persecution and massacres by Turkish governments who see Kurdish...

    Saturday 24th Dec 2016

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Features

  • Turkey: Activists dismiss bid to link Corbyn to PKK ‘terrorism’


    CAMPAIGNERS hit out yesterday at “shameful” attempts to link Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with support for terrorism following the Besiktas bombings in Turkey.

    The claims were made in a Times article over the weekend which said Mr Corbyn’s support for the British-based...

    Tuesday 20th Dec 2016

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Petition urging suspension of Turkish ties wins support


    TRADE unionists, MPs and academics have thrown their weight behind a petition demanding the government suspend military and economic co-operation with Turkey ahead of a major national demonstration.

    The petition was launched by the Peace in Kurdistan campaign at the weekend and will be...

    Tuesday 6th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Recycled propaganda


    HUMAN rights activists should welcome Syrian army advances in Aleppo, liberating 40 per cent of territory held there by jihadist forces and helping civilians to safety. Victory for President Bashar al-Assad is the most effective way to end the war in Syria and rescue civilians from the...

    Tuesday 29th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Syria: Jihadists kill civilians in clashes with Kurds


    TURKISH-backed jihadists clashed with Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day yesterday, with civilians killed in air raids.

    Kurdish media said Turkish jets bombed villages between Manbij in northern Aleppo province and the Isis-held town of al-Bab, killing eight...

    Thursday 24th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World


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