Thursday, 18 July , 2024


Turkey ready to attack Ifrin, Syria warns

Afrin knot: How the battle for a small Kurdish enclave could be the death knell for US-Turkey ties Turkey is gearing up to move troops...

The Destabilizer: Trump’s Escalating Threats Against Iran

by Patrick Cockburn The US-Iran confrontation is already destabilising parts of the Middle East that were starting to settle down after the defeat of Isis...

Worldwide Campaign: Freedom For Öcallan

Source: ALBA Movimientos The Dawn News / October 12, 2017 Crisis The Kurdish question is related to Iraq, Iran, Syria and particularly Turkey. It is one of...

Triple assassinat sans commanditaire apparent

par Jean-Paul Champseix Le titre de l’ouvrage pourrait être celui d’un roman, inspiré d’Edgar Poe. Pourtant, l’affaire est bien réelle et l’enquête qui est menée...

Israel and the establishment of an independed Kurdistan

Netanyahu: Israel Supports the Establishment of an Independent Kurdistan Netanyahu says that while Israel sees the Kurdish guerillas PKK as a terrorist organization, 'it supports...

The Kurdish Card

Trump to Arm Syrian Kurds, Even as Turkey Strongly Objects WASHINGTON — President Trump has approved a plan to provide Syrian Kurds with heavier weapons...

Turkey: Is another coup in the cards?

The same forces which "predicted" and encouraged the July coup in Turkey are again in action. Michael Rubin, a neoconservative activist, connected in the past with Turkish Kemalists, has posted an article in the website of the ultra-hawkish American Enterprise Institute titles "Is a new coup in the cards in Turkey". Rubin's "prophecies" may not ne just "prophecies". They constitute also an indirect, still clear threat. Rubin and the AEI are anything but innocent observers. The same author has already written about the possibility of a coup in Turkey in March 2016, encouraging the Turkish army to go on with it.

Ocalan, Turkey and PKK

"Be Serok jiyan nabe!" The well-worn Kurdish adage means "no life without our leader." It was crafted for Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned founder of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which initially fought for independence then Kurdish self-rule inside Turkey, since 1984. The mantra has gained a new urgency after the botched July 15 coup. The rogue officers who were seeking to overthrow and kill Turkish

Turkish regime is enlarging sphere of persecutions

Speaking in the southeastern city of Diyarbakır, which has been repeatedly targeted by PKK terrorist attacks, Yıldırım said it is estimated that some 14,000 teachers serving in the region are somehow associated with terrorism.

The U.S.’s Syria policy rests on a treacherous fault line

Sadly, it’s a classic Middle East moment, when regional players’ mistrust of each other overwhelms their common interest in fighting the terrorist Islamic State. And, equally sadly, it’s a moment that illustrates the frailty of the United States’ Syrian policy, which has built its military plans on the treacherous fault line of Turkish-Kurdish enmity.