About: Kurdish issue

Global Europe 07-01-2019

US troop departure from Syria can improve Turkish-Kurdish relations

Has America used the Kurds in Syria only now to dump them? Observers who believe in moral debt, rather than the cold logic of realpolitik, understandably are concerned about the implications for the Kurds of an immediate US withdrawal from Syria, writes Ömer Taşpınar.
Global Europe 28-09-2017

Baghdad piles pressure on Iraqi Kurds to reverse overwhelming independence vote

Baghdad heaped pressure on Iraq’s Kurds yesterday (27 September), demanding they cancel their overwhelming vote for independence while parliament urged the Iraqi central government to send troops to take control of vital oil fields held by Kurdish forces.
Enlargement 20-07-2016

German-Turkish community: ‘Erdogan thrives on European criticism’

One of the leaders of the Turkish expatriate community in Germany, Gökay Sofuoğlu, spoke to EURACTIV Germany in the aftermath of the failed coup in his homeland about the impact of Ankara's domestic policy on Turks living abroad.
Kurdish demonstration in Paris
Global Europe 29-07-2015

NATO backs Turkey on Islamic State, EU concerned about Kurds

NATO gave Turkey its full political support in fighting militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting on Tuesday (28 April) but several nations urged Ankara not to undermine the Kurdish peace process by using excessive military force.
US Patriot missiles
Med & South 27-07-2015

NATO calls emergency meeting at Turkey’s request

NATO Security General Jens Stoltenberg has called an emergency meeting to discuss security tomorrow (Tuesday 28 July) at the request of Turkey after last week's suicide bombing and Turkish security operations against Islamic State and PKK Kurdish militants.
Global Europe 21-07-2015

Suicide bomber strikes Turkish border town as Syrian war spills over

A suspected Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 30 people, mostly young students, in an attack on a Turkish town near the Syrian border yesterday (20 July).
Enlargement 03-02-2015

Dutch journalist faces Turkish court for Twitter, Facebook posts

A Turkish court will try a Dutch journalist on charges she disseminated "terrorist propaganda", a move that is likely to deepen Western fears over press freedom in the NATO member state.

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