Turkey Arrests Kurdish Lawmakers for “Terrorist Propaganda”

Twelve deputies, including two co-leaders, Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) were arrested and detained by Turkish authorities in the early hours of Friday in the cities of Diyarbakir, Van and Bingol among others. The Read more

Iraq: Presence of US Troops Increases as Mosul Assault Nears

Colonel John Dorrian, a spokesman for the US-led coalition, revealed that US troops have increased from around 4,000 to 4,460 within a week as Iraqi forces continue “shaping operations” for the assault on Mosul, the capital of the self-declared Islamic Read more

Turkey: We’re not afraid as Ankara allegedly warns “powers” supporting terrorists

Turkey’s Interior Minister Efkan Ala said the bomb attack in Istanbul’s central Istiklal Avenue that left three Israelis, two of whom had American citizenship, and an Iranian dead was carried out by Mehmet Ozturk whom it linked to ISIS. The Read more

Iraq Closes Border amid Claims of Kurdish Federation Announcement

The border between Iraqi Kurdistan and Kurdish controlled areas, often closed for security or technical reasons, was closed on Wednesday afternoon by Iraqi authorities which gave no formal explanation for the move. The crossing point is located between Fishkhabur in Read more

Syrian opposition divided over Riyadh conference

The conference of Syrian forces that will kick-off in Saudi on Wednesday already started to divide opposition forces as displeasure over the list of invitees increases with the Kurdish armed groups holding a two-day rival conference that began on Tuesday Read more