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Threat to Turkey comes from ‘strategic partners’ – Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Erdogan has sharply criticized the US and other NATO allies for their support of and reliance on Kurdish militias to keep a foothold in Syria, reiterating that Ankara views them as a threat to its security.

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Pro-Kurdish groups in Turkey call for army’s withdrawal from Afrin

Dozens of Turkey’s Kurdish and leftist groups appealed to world powers on Sunday to press for Turkish and Syrian rebel forces to withdraw from Afrin and avoid a “human tragedy” in the northwestern Syrian town.

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Syria congress begins in Russia but key players absent

Russia’s showpiece congress aimed at bringing Syria’s seven-year war closer to an end will go ahead on Tuesday, despite the country’s main opposition group and Kurdish minority saying they would boycott the event.

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Kurds Say Drive FSA Forces Out of Syria’s Village Bordering Turkey

The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) pushed the forces of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army from a settlement located close to the village of Bulbul in northern Syria near the Turkish border, the YPG spokesman in Afrin told Sputnik on Tuesday.

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Turkey urged US to stop backing Kurds

Turkey has urged the US to stop backing the Kurdish YPG in Syria, as it steps up an offensive against the militia.

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As Ankara continues its Syrian operation, Tehran and Moscow discuss the political process

As the Turkish army has started its operation against Kurdish militant groups in north-western Syria, diplomatic efforts are still ongoing to bring different Syrian factions together for political talks. Meanwhile, there’s a growing concern about US plans in the war-torn country. 

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Ankara’s military operation in north-western Syria has been already started

After days of preparations and troops deployment to the Syrian border, it is now reported that Turkey has actually started its military operation against the Kurdish groups in Afrin. The move, observers believe, that could further complicate the situation on the ground in Syria.

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Turkey’s president says US-trained Kurdish militia is a ‘terror army’

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey lashed out on Monday against a proposed US-trained force that would potentially position thousands of Kurdish militia fighters along Turkey’s southern border.

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Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani invited to London talks – but Theresa May still backs Iraq

THERESA May has invited Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani to London for talks — but told him the UK still sees Kurdistan as part of Iraq.

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War between Iran and Saudi Arabia could radically transform the world’s oil markets

Middle East conflicts tend to send oil prices in one direction: up. In recent weeks and months, we’ve seen a return of Middle East geopolitical tension, such as the Kurdish independence referendum and subsequent seizure of Kirkuk oil fields by the Iraqi government.

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Iraq’s Kurdistan says to respect court decision banning secession

Iraqi Kurdish authorities said on Tuesday they would accept a court decision prohibiting the region from seceding, signaling a new phase in efforts to restart stalled negotiations over its future.

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۱۵ German police injured dispersing Kurdish rally with banned PKK flags

Police deployed pepper spray and water cannons against a crowd of Kurdish demonstrators in the western German city of Dusseldorf after they refused to lay down portraits of a jailed leader of the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK), which is outlawed in Germany.

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Iraq’s Kurdistan offers joint Kurdish-Iraqi deployment at crossing with Turkey

Iraq’s Kurdistan region on Thursday offered a joint Kurdish-Iraqi deployment at a strategic crossing with Turkey, with participation of observers from the U.S.-led coalition helping fight Islamic State.

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Baghdad to pay Peshmerga, Kurdistan civil servants

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced on Tuesday that federal security forces had redeployed in all disputed areas adjacent to the Kurdish region.

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Baghdad – Erbil truce revitalizes hope for the cessation of intra-Iraqi conflict

After days of clashes with Iraq’s governmental forces following the illegal independence referendum, Kurdish forces have reportedly agreed to stop fighting. Meanwhile, it is reported that Iraq’s central government has regained control over most of the borders areas previously claimed by the Kurds.

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