Turkey: Fight the Persians, ally with the Kurds

The Syrian Kurds can connect to the Kurds of Northern Iraq. Mark Langfan, 3/2/2017, 11:43 PM

So how are the Kurds in Turkey doing?

If what is happening to their culture is any indication, not so well. Children detained for listening to Kurdish music, schools closed.Uzay Bulut, 3/2/2017, 10:56 AM

Do we need another wake up call?

We must stop the ruthless corruption at the UN and in the USA. Dr. Shmuel Katz, 12/27/2016, 12:07 AM

Heavy fighting in Kurdish battle for Raqa

After meeting fierce resistance, the Kurdish forces fighting to capture key city of Raqa from ISIS advances toward goal.AFP, 11/7/2016, 8:44 PM

Battle against ISIS complicated by internal divisions

The divisions and distrust between different sectors of the anti-ISIS coalition may cause more problems for the coalition than ISIS.AFP, 11/7/2016, 7:30 PM

Syria daily dismisses Raqa Operation

Syria daily says Kurdish assault on ISIS stronghold merely media stunt.Uzi Bauch, 11/7/2016, 4:15 PM

America’s desperately wrong foreign policy.

The US today carries almost no weight in foreign affairs. Barry Shaw, 9/6/2016, 6:49 PM

Erdogan: Syrian Kurd militia didn't move east of Euphrates

Turkish President dismisses claims that the Kurdish People's Protection Units retreated east of the Euphrates River.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/2/2016, 5:15 AM

Iran to Turkey: Get out of Syria

Iran claims Turkey's offensive "a violation of Syria's sovereignty," as Turkey marches deeper into Kurdish-claimed territory.AFP, 8/31/2016, 2:39 PM

Turkey: Kurds must not reach the sea

Turkey excuses recent raids on Kurdish forces by citing the dangers of a split Syria, as Kurds inch toward the Mediterranean.AFP, 8/29/2016, 4:55 PM

Turkey ramps up Syria offensive

Dozens of people were killed in Turkish bombardment in Syria on Sunday in its offensive against ISIS and Kurdish fighters.AFP, 8/28/2016, 5:22 PM

Kurds ignore US vow, Turks attack

Turkish artillery shelled the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) after they advanced in violation of an accord with the United States.AFP, 8/25/2016, 10:58 PM

Turkey sides with Syria against Kurdish state

Turkish PM Binali Yildirim: "absolutely unacceptable" for any Kurdish entity to be established in northern Syria, or any other region.AFP, 8/22/2016, 8:28 PM

Truce in Hasakeh? Kurds deny a deal was reached

Syria's military says a truce deal was reached with the Kurds in the city of Hasakeh, while Kurdish source says talks are still ongoing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/22/2016, 3:12 AM

Syria regime aircraft strike Kurds - a first

Syrian government aircraft bombed Kurdish positions in northeastern Syria, the first such strikes against a Kurdish-held area of Syria.AFP, 8/18/2016, 3:45 PM

Kurdish city in chaos after double bombing kills 44

Serial bomb attacks in Qamishli have strewn the streets with dead and wounded.Rachel Kaplan, 7/27/2016, 1:42 PM

The case for Kurdish statehood

The reasons for the West to support Kurdish statehood are manifold and the time is ripe, now that there is no more Syria, to do something for this persecuted, religiously tolerant and militarily egalitarian society. Noah Beck, 7/13/2016, 10:47 AM

Kurdish-Arab forces enter ISIS Syria bastion of Manbij

After weeks of fierce fighting, anti-ISIS Syrian Democratic Forces advance into Manbij, backed by US air power.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2016, 2:43 PM

130 ISIS fighters killed in battle for Syria's Manbij

Most ISIS casualties from US-led coalition airstrikes; Kurdish-Arab alliance close to cutting off key jihadist lifeline.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2016, 1:55 PM

US-backed forces open new front against ISIS in northern Syria

Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces aim to cut off key jihadist lifeline into Turkey - threatening response from Ankara.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/1/2016, 11:51 AM

US soldier wounded battling ISIS in Syria

Special forces soldier was part of US mission to train and advise Kurdish-led forces advancing in jihadists' capital, Raqqa.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2016, 9:23 PM

Kurdish-led force seizes ground from ISIS in Syria

Syrian Democratic Forces captures string of villages, as operation to liberate ISIS capital Raqqa continues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2016, 4:16 PM

Turkey offers US joint Syria operation - without the Kurds

Ankara livid over US cooperation with YPG; offers to help open second front to close ISIS smuggling route, but only without Kurds.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/30/2016, 8:38 AM

Thousands flee ISIS offensive in northern Syria

As Kurdish-led forces advance on ISIS capital Raqqa, jihadists launch major assault on Syrian rebels, head for clash with Kurds.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/29/2016, 2:20 PM

Iran is an artificial country

The West ignores what is happening to the many minorities in Iran.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 5/29/2016, 12:51 AM

Erdogan condemns US support of Kurdish militias in Syria

Turkish president fumes over photos showing US special forces wearing badges of Kurdish YPG militia; Turkish FM slams 'atheist' Kurds.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2016, 9:15 PM

Kurdish-led forces launch operation to take ISIS 'capital' Raqqa

Kurdish fighters, Arab allies launch surprise 3-pronged offensive in northern Syria, hoping to liberate the capital of the 'Islamic State.'Ari Soffer, 5/24/2016, 3:39 PM

Watch: The video ISIS doesn't want its recruits to see

In stark contrast to slick propaganda, raw battlefield footage shows jihadists looking inept and in disarray.Ari Soffer, 5/3/2016, 10:08 PM

Kurds hold talks to end fighting with regime

Syrian regime officials meet with Kurds in an attempt to bring an end to fierce clashes in the north.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/23/2016, 8:32 PM

Kurds raise an army to defend new federal region

Meet the APF force being trained as the nucleus of a new army, defending region Kurds claimed despite opposition from all sides.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2016, 3:16 PM

Syria: Kurdish, regime forces in fierce clashes

Uneasy alliance breaks down in Qamishli, with fierce gunbattle raging between rival militias.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2016, 7:46 AM

Islamists shell Aleppo Kurds, killing 18

ISIS launches attacks on government-held areas near Damascus, after setback at Palmyra. Syrian military jet shot down.Gil Ronen, 4/7/2016, 1:13 AM

Kurds: One people across four countries

Kurds declare a federal region in Syria raising an uproar - but who are they? Meet a scattered people with tense relations in host states.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2016, 5:58 PM

Kurds declare federal region in Syria, prompting Arab backlash

Declaration - which delivers a message not to leave Kurds out of peace talks - leads to objections from regime, opposition, and even US.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2016, 3:47 PM

Kurds inch closer to independence in Syria?

Buoyed by consecutive victories against jihadists, Kurdish forces show they're a real force to be reckoned with.Delil Souleiman, 3/16/2016, 9:02 PM

Watch: American ISIS fighter captured by Kurds in Iraq

Islamic State fighter from Virginia, identified as 27-year-old Muhammad Jamal Amin caught near Sinjar.Ari Soffer, 3/14/2016, 3:19 PM

Swedish girl 'tricked' into entering Islamic State

Iraqi Kurds rescue 16-year-old who was misled by an ISIS terrorist in Sweden into traveling to the terror group's 'capital' in Mosul.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2016, 4:53 PM

Kurdish group claims Ankara bombing, warns tourists to stay away

The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons claim the suicide car bomb attack that killed 28 people in Turkey's capital.Arutz Sheva North America, 2/19/2016, 9:21 PM

Could Ankara bombing be Turkey's pretext to invade Syria?

As Turkey rushes to blame Syrian Kurds for Ankara bombing, is this precisely the pretext Erdogan was waiting for to send in the troops?Ari Soffer, 2/18/2016, 12:10 PM

Defying all sides, Syrian Kurds en route to independence?

Despite enmity from Assad regime, opposition forces and Turkey, Kurds appear well on the way to autonomy aided by Russian airstrikes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/17/2016, 7:36 AM

ISIS is using chemical weapons

The Islamic terror group produced, used chemical weapons on Iraqi Kurds, reports OPCW, in first known chemical terrorism in 20 years.David Rosenberg, 2/15/2016, 8:32 PM

Turkish PM: We'll continue to hit Kurds in Syria

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu tells German Chancellor his country will continue to attack Kurdish fighters in Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/15/2016, 1:15 AM

Turkey strikes Kurds in Syria again despite US warning

Turkish artillery pounds Kurdish military position on Syrian side of border for second day, threatening escalation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/14/2016, 2:21 PM

Kurds seize key military base in northern Syria

Rebels left reeling after losing their only military airport in Aleppo province, while Kurds keep on advancing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2016, 10:09 AM

Kurds turn to 'great power' Russia as Turkey fumes

'Russia not just an actor, it writes the script'; Kurds turn to increasingly assertive Russia - which is happy to oblige in swipe at Turkey.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2016, 9:12 PM

Erdogan accuses US of making a 'pool of blood'

Obama-Erdogan alliance plunges into tensions, as Turkish president slams US for not recognizing Kurdish groups as 'terrorists.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2016, 2:42 PM

Dutch man charged for killing ISIS jihadists

Former Dutch soldier fought alongside Kurdish YPG forces, could face murder charges for killing terrorists in battle.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/16/2016, 7:39 PM

Deadly car bomb, second attack in Turkey in two days

Two dead and thirty-nine wounded in second deadly attack in country in as many days.Raphael Poch, 1/14/2016, 10:17 AM

Kurds to vote on independence from Iraq

KRG president calls for a referendum this year to let the 'people of Kurdistan determine their future,' in a call to secede from Baghdad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/7/2016, 10:55 PM

Kurdish-Arab alliance pushes ISIS back in north Syria

Predominantly-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces make significant gains, backed by coalition air power.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2015, 7:24 PM

ISIS lost 14% of its territory in 2015

Thinktank reveals ISIS lost some key ground stretching itself thin, but still has over half the territory of the shrinking Syrian regime.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/21/2015, 10:50 PM

Will Australia arrest 'hero' who went to fight ISIS?

Family of Australian who fought for the Kurds against ISIS beg government not to 'say good and evil are the same thing.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/7/2015, 7:22 AM

Clashes erupt between Syria Islamists, Kurds

Kurdish forces battle Al Qaeda's Nusra Front in Syria's northern Aleppo Province.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2015, 12:15 PM

US soldiers arrive in Syria to back anti-ISIS Kurds

Team of 50 special forces arrive in Kobane, symbol of Kurdish resistance to ISIS, to train and 'organize' anti-jihadist forces.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2015, 10:27 PM

Kurdish-Arab alliance captures nearly 200 villages from ISIS

Recently-formed Syrian Democratic Forces, aided by US air power, dealing blow after blow against jihadists; kill 493 terrorists in 2 weeks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/16/2015, 7:25 PM

Kurdish leader declares victory in key battle with ISIS

Iraqi Kurdish President says Kurdish forces have liberated the town of Sinjar from jihadists, in key strategic and symbolic victory.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2015, 3:00 PM

Iraq: Kurds launch major offensive to retake Sinjar from ISIS

Kurdish peshmerga, backed by US close air support, finally launch operation to take back Kurdish town and avenge Yazidi genocide.Abdel Hamid Zebari, 11/12/2015, 9:57 AM