kurdish controlled syria

Cheap oil is latest threat to Kurdish region

The Kurdistan region is challenged by the incredibly low oil prices, so that its 250,000 barrels of exports are worth far less than any money it expected to get from Baghdad.

A man is seen next to Kurdistan's flag as members of The American Rojava Center for Democracy, an or
Kurdistan region prepares for coronavirus threat

The spread of coronavirus now threatens the economic success of the Kurdish region if borders close or oil exports are changed.

A Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter sits as medics treat his comrades injured by sniper fire
US Congressman Abraham visits eastern Syria to see Christians and Kurds

Abraham met with SDF General Abdi and Christian defense forces and saw key areas such as Raqqa and Tel Tamr.

Kurdish Troops in Syria
Turkey detains pro-Kurdish mayor on suspected terrorism links

The HDP governs many cities in the southeast of Turkey and typically appoints one male and one female co-mayor to promote gender equality.

By REUTERS
20/12/2019
Turkish army vehicles and military personnel are stationed near the Turkish-Syrian border in Sanliur
Germany starts shipping arms to Turkey, could be used against Kurds

The German Green Party also urged a weapons ban for Turkey.

Kurdish Troops in Syria
Ethnic cleansing is not the answer to the Kurdish question

YET FOR the Kurds, this is all too familiar. They have been facing persecution, ethnic cleansing, and genocide since after World War I, when the contours of the modern Middle East took shape.

By SIRWAN KAKARASH
16/11/2019
Turkish soldiers stand on top of tanks near the Turkish-Syrian border in Sanliurfa province, Turkey,
U.S. admits Syrian Christians endangered by Turkish invasion of Syria

Armenian Church becomes center of controversy after pictures emerge of it having been vandalized and Turkey claimed to have “repaired” it.

Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters ride on a military truck near the border town of Tel Abyad, Syri
Turkey, Russia hold 2nd joint north Syria patrol, near Kobani

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that the YPG had not withdrawn from that planned "safe zone," despite Turkey's agreements with both Russia and the United States.

By REUTERS
05/11/2019
The US and the Kurds – from being welcomed to being rejected with stones

Today, history is being repeated against another indigenous population in the same part of the world: the Kurds.

By SORAN PALANI
04/11/2019
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump talks to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at NATO headquarters.
Turkey's Erdogan may call off U.S. trip after Congress votes

Erdogan is due in Washington on Nov. 13 at President Donald Trump's invitation, but said last week that the votes put a "question mark" over the plans.

By REUTERS
04/11/2019
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