Turkish-Kurdish conflict
Turkey's latest attack on PKK militant in Iraqi Kurdistan meant as show of strength
In recent months, Turkish drones have picked off a string of mid-level commanders in Iraqi Kurdistan and northeast Syria.
Amberin Zaman | Iraq | Sep 20, 2021
Syrian Kurds carry flags and a portrait of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan as they demonstrate on June 10, 2021, in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli, against the Turkish offensive on PKK areas in northern Iraq.
Turkish-backed Syrian forces intensify attacks on US-aligned Syrian Kurdish group
The Turkish army and its allied Syrian factions have recently increased attacks against the Syrian Democratic Forces in northeast Syria.
Khaled al-Khateb | Syria | Sep 14, 2021
Turkish opposition courts Kurds in trip to Erbil
The Republican People’s Party, Turkey’s main opposition party, has sent a senior delegation to Iraq's Kurdistan Region, perhaps because popular elections have become difficult to win without Kurdish votes.
Amberin Zaman | Turkey | Sep 7, 2021
How far might Turkey, UAE reach in fence-mending bid?
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's reception of the UAE national security adviser has raised the prospect of a reset in acrimonious bilateral ties.
Fehim Tastekin | Turkey | Aug 26, 2021
Turkish airstrike kills members of US-backed Kurdish force in Syria
A Turkish airstrike has killed four members of a US-backed Syrian Kurdish force.
Amberin Zaman | Turkey | Aug 20, 2021
Turkey’s Sinjar strikes carry stern messages to Tehran, Baghdad
As the United States braces to withdraw its combat forces from Iraq, the country’s Kurdistan Region is emerging as the scene of a mounting struggle for control between Turkey and Iran.
Fehim Tastekin | Turkey | Aug 19, 2021
Turkish airstrikes claim Yazidi lives in Iraq’s Sinjar
Turkish airstrikes hit makeshift hospital in the predominantly Yazidi Sinjar region of Iraq on Tuesday.
Amberin Zaman | Turkey | Aug 18, 2021
Turkey sees opportunity in Iran-West faceoff under Raisi
Raisi’s hard-line approach may further sharpen disagreements between Ankara and Tehran over Syria and Iraq, but Ankara also sees new opportunities under the new Iranian leadership.
Fehim Tastekin | Turkey | Aug 14, 2021
US sanctions on Turkey-backed Syria faction offer solace to Kurdish victims
It remains to be seen what practical and immediate effect Wednesday's sanctions will have.
Amberin Zaman | Syria | Jul 29, 2021
Turkish soldier in Iraq killed fighting PKK
The deadly attack took place in the autonomous Kurdistan Region near the Turkish border, and followed the deaths of two Turkish soldiers in Syria over the weekend.
Al-Monitor Staff | Iraq | Jul 27, 2021
Turkish-backed rebels leave trail of abuse and criminality in Syria’s Afrin
The serene topography of the Syrian enclave of Afrin belies the power vacuum and violence now afflicting many of the territories under the control of Turkish-backed forces in the war-torn country’s northeast.
Dan Wilkofsky, Amberin Zaman, Mohammed Hardan | Syria | Jul 22, 2021
US senator says Turkish actions against pro-Kurdish party like ‘if Biden banned the Republican Party’
Democratic and Republican senators voiced heavy criticism of the Turkish government to a State Department official during a Wednesday hearing. The lawmakers accused Ankara of abusing the international police system, being an “aggressor” toward Greece, and much more.
Adam Lucente | U.S. | Jul 22, 2021
Erdogan's game plan for next election involves Kurdish vote
As Erdogan’s dependency on Kurdish votes becomes more urgent, violence and other oppression against Kurds are on the rise.
Pinar Tremblay | Turkey | Jul 20, 2021
Erdogan seeks to salvage Kurdish support as poll numbers sag
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Turkey’s largest Kurdish-majority city is seen as a sign of his recognition of how crucial the Kurdish vote will be in his bid for reelection in the next polls.
Mahmut Bozarslan | Turkey | Jul 16, 2021
Turkish airstrikes ignite Assyrian lands, villagers organize firefighting response
The fire and lack of emergency response is endemic in the region as Turkish attacks routinely impact communities in Iraq’s north.
Joe Snell | Iraq | Jul 13, 2021
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