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Could Turkey’s Kurdish peace process be back on track?

ANKARA: The debate around peace between Turkey and its Kurdish minority has re-surfaced, hinting at possible preparations by both sides to find middle ground to restart negotiations. Political changes, shifting voting intentions and trouble along the southern border with Iraq and Syria, experts suggest, might all be playing a part in moves by President Recep […]

Biden’s presidency won’t go smoothly on Turkey, say experts

Experts said that bilateral relations could even get worse and much more vulnerable, given the two nations’ divergent priorities ANKARA: Joe Biden’s presidency is likely to lead to new developments in US relations with Turkey as his approach differs from that of his predecessor, who was providing shelter to Turkey’s assertiveness in the region. Experts […]

Kurdish advocacy group lobbies Biden for reboot with Syrian Kurds

A pro-Kurdish advocacy group has hired its first lobbying firm to urge the Biden administration and the new Congress to keep the Kurds a priority when dealing with Middle East policy, lobbying news website Foreign Lobby Report said this week. New York-based   nonprofit   Justice   for   Kurds   hired   law   firm   Covington & Burlington “advocate for policies […]

US-backed Syrian Kurdish unity talks to resume amid mounting distrust

Although talks are set to resume this week, the prospects of a Syrian Kurdish unity deal seem more elusive than ever, with plenty of sticking points threatening to sink the effort. Rival Syrian Kurdish parties are expected to resume US-backed “unity talks” this week, but prospects of a deal seem more elusive than ever despite […]

What Biden can and cannot do for the Kurds

Yerevan Saeed Biden may have sympathies for the Kurdish cause, but as US president, he will not always act in the Kurdish interest. Many Kurds across the Middle East welcomed Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump in the recent elections in the United States. The former vice president is known to be sympathetic to the […]

Turkey is taking Biden for a testride

“We may come there overnight, all of a sudden,” Turkish president Tayyip Recep Erdogan said on Friday, when asked about a possible upcoming Turkish operation in Sinjar. This is the same phrase he has used before invading North-Syria. “Turkey is always ready to carry out joint operations against the PKK with Iraq but we cannot […]

Corruption in Kobane; the Abdi dynasty

Through the last years, the US government has backed the Syrian democratic forces in their fight against ISIS in North-East Syria. Their battle has led to the establishment of a semi-autonomous region in the country. A leading role in the establishment of ‘Rojava’ is held by general Mazloum Abdi, who is famous throughout the world […]

Iraqi Kurds want American troops at their border because of escalating intra-Kurdish tensions

Iraqi-Kurdish president Masrour Barzani asked Washington on Tuesday afternoon to station their troops on the border with Syria after yet another escalation between the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) and the KDP (Kurdish Democratic Party), as reported by al-Monitor. According to the KDP, the Syrian-Kurdish YPG (People’s Protection Units) tried to infiltrate their territory. This resulted […]

PKK media attacks Beşikçi; Kurdish writer support Beşikçi

PKK Media have taken a completely opposite position to the people, especially Kurdish writers and this due to the statements of the Turkish writer Ismail Beşikçi in support of the Kurdish people and calling the PKK as the enemy of the Kurds. Houshang Ose, a Kurdish writer and journalist, and a former PKK activist, defended […]

Antony Blinken, new secretary of state, wanted Turkey to finish the PKK

Joe Biden will pick Antony Blinken as U.S. secretary of state, a person close to the president-elect’s transition said on Sunday, elevating one of his most seasoned and trusted aides as he prepares to undo President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. Blinken is a longtime Biden confidant who served as No. 2 at the State Department […]
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