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The Turks are coming – to Syria

The Turks are coming – to Syria

Arab hatred of Turkey is so extreme that the last thing the Arab states wish to see is the return of the Ottoman Empire whose police tortured and killed them without mercy. This can and should lead to strange alliances.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 06/01/2019 11:11
Report: Turkey sends troops to northern Syria

Report: Turkey sends troops to northern Syria

'Tanks and other heavy weapons' reportedly seen moving from Turkey into Kurdish area of Syria, following announcement of US pullout.Tal Polon, 23/12/2018 09:31
Erdogan: Turkey to launch operation in Syria in coming days

Erdogan: Turkey to launch operation in Syria in coming days

Turkish president announces Turkey will attack Kurdish militants who are battling ISIS in Syria.Gary Willig, 12/12/2018 19:16
Kurds: One people across four countries

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, 17/03/2016 17:58
Turkey says bomber trained with Syrian Kurds

Turkey says bomber trained with Syrian Kurds

No group has claimed credit for Ankara blast that killed 35, but Turkey says female suicide bomber was linked to YPG in Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/03/2016 19:29
Deadly car bomb in Turkey

Deadly car bomb in Turkey

Two dead and thirty-nine wounded in second deadly attack in country in as many days.Raphael Poch, 14/01/2016 10:17
Kurdish Rebels Battle Iran Revolutionary Guards

Kurdish Rebels Battle Iran Revolutionary Guards

Spillover? Kurdish rebels clash with Iranian security forces at Turkish border, as fighting rages between Turkey, PKK.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/09/2015 14:54
Erdogan's Kurdish War Gamble Fails Spectacularly

Erdogan's Kurdish War Gamble Fails Spectacularly

Analysts reveal Erdogan's Kurdish crackdown was meant to reverse elections defeat, but new poll proves it had the exact opposite effect.Ari Yashar, 28/08/2015 12:05
Turkey: We Killed 770 Kurdish Militants in a Month

Turkey: We Killed 770 Kurdish Militants in a Month

State-run media cites intelligence sources saying 430 PKK militants killed in Iraq, another 260 in southeastern Turkey.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/08/2015 13:56
One Killed in Clashes between Turkey, Kurds

One Killed in Clashes between Turkey, Kurds

Kurdish youths open fire on Turkish police, as protesters demand an end to violence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/08/2015 15:48
7 Kurds Killed as Clashes Escalate with Turkey

7 Kurds Killed as Clashes Escalate with Turkey

Kurdish news agency claims Turkish forces 'executed' two teenage boys, as militants attack army bases.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/08/2015 16:03
Erdogan: 'No Concessions' in Fight Against Kurds

Erdogan: 'No Concessions' in Fight Against Kurds

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says there will be "no concessions" in Turkey's relentless offensive against the PKK.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/08/2015 02:42
Erdogan Vows to Continue Attack on PKK

Erdogan Vows to Continue Attack on PKK

Turkish President says his country would press on with its relentless campaign against Kurdish militants "until not one terrorist" was left.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/08/2015 01:14
Turkey Says it Will Strike ISIS - 'Soon'

Turkey Says it Will Strike ISIS - 'Soon'

Turkish FM tells Kerry fight against ISIS will start 'soon'; efforts focused on Kurds till now and not ISIS, which Turkey cooperated with.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/08/2015 12:18
US Urges Turkey to Tone Down War Against Kurds

US Urges Turkey to Tone Down War Against Kurds

US and Europe warn Turkey after reports its Kurdish crackdown is killing civilians, as Ankara continues to largely ignore ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/08/2015 16:26
Kurdish Civilians Killed in Turkish Bombardment

Kurdish Civilians Killed in Turkish Bombardment

Turkey escalates air campaign against Kurdish rebels, as Kurdish PKK group claims first 'suicide bombing'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/08/2015 18:58
Turkey Launches War: 260 Kurds Dead in a Week

Turkey Launches War: 260 Kurds Dead in a Week

Turkish fighter jets continue to pound Kurdish fighters as it becomes clear Ankara's main target Kurds not ISIS - which it cooperated with.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/08/2015 20:47
Kurdish Rebels Prepare for War with Turkey

Kurdish Rebels Prepare for War with Turkey

In their Iraqi bastions, Kurdish PKK militants bracing for all-out conflict with Turkey as Ankara steps up bombing campaign.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/07/2015 18:31
Turkish ISIS Airstrikes 'Just for Show'

Turkish ISIS Airstrikes 'Just for Show'

Senior Kurdish politician says Turkey's campaign mainly targets Kurdish rebels, Erdogan trying to manufacture crisis to force new elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/07/2015 18:30
Erdogan Declares War on the Kurds

Erdogan Declares War on the Kurds

'Peace process not possible given attacks,' says Erdogan, as his jets launch first strike on Kurdish forces inside Turkey since 2011.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2015 20:10
Erdogan's ISIS War: A Pretext for Elections

Erdogan's ISIS War: A Pretext for Elections

Analysts reveal Turkey manipulating ISIS attack to launch anti-Kurd offensive despite peace talks, aiming to recover from election disaster.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/07/2015 07:59
NATO to Meet at Turkey's Request

NATO to Meet at Turkey's Request

Ambassadors of NATO states will meet on Tuesday for talks on violence between Turkey, ISIS and the Kurds.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/07/2015 03:15
Merkel Urges Turkey to Stick with Peace Process

Merkel Urges Turkey to Stick with Peace Process

German Chancellor urges Turkish Prime Minister to stick with the Kurdish peace process despite escalating violence.Ben Ariel, 27/07/2015 01:13
US Backs Turkish Strikes against Kurds

US Backs Turkish Strikes against Kurds

White House says 'Turkey has a right' to conduct airstrikes against PKK, as fragile ceasefire in tatters.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/07/2015 12:40
Kurdish Uprising? Car Bomb Kills Turkish Soldiers

Kurdish Uprising? Car Bomb Kills Turkish Soldiers

Ceasefire between Turkey, Kurdish PKK 'appears to be over,' as Turkey launches airstrikes on Kurds, who respond with attacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/07/2015 10:14
Kurdish Militants Call Off Truce with Turkey

Kurdish Militants Call Off Truce with Turkey

Two-year-old truce between Turkey and Kurdish PKK seems to be over after attacks and mass arrests.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/07/2015 21:12
Turkey Jets Bomb ISIS, Kurds a Second Time

Turkey Jets Bomb ISIS, Kurds a Second Time

For the second time in less than 24 hours, Turkish F-16 air force jets bomb targets controlled by ISIS jihadists in Syria.Ben Ariel, Canada, 25/07/2015 01:05
Kurds Assassinate ISIS Member in Turkey

Kurds Assassinate ISIS Member in Turkey

Kurdish militant group continues revenge attacks for ISIS suicide bombing on Monday; two Islamists assassinated by PKK.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/07/2015 12:53
US Airdrops Weapons to Kurds Despite Turkey

US Airdrops Weapons to Kurds Despite Turkey

After Erdogan calls Kurdish fighters 'terrorists' and opposes arming them, arms dropped in Kobane to aid fight against ISIS.Ari Yashar, 20/10/2014 08:31
Kurds Rush to Mobilize as New ISIS Massacre Looms

Kurds Rush to Mobilize as New ISIS Massacre Looms

Kurds warn of 'genocide operation', calls youth to defend embattled border town as Islamic State tries to cement control of Turkish border.Ari Soffer, 21/09/2014 14:15
Weapons Seized in Turkey near Syria

Weapons Seized in Turkey near Syria

A cargo truck bearing 12,000 rocket heads was seized by Turkish police near the Syrian border, possibly on way to rebel forces.Ari Yashar, 07/11/2013 20:13
Kurds Threaten Turkey with Fresh Wave of Attacks

Kurds Threaten Turkey with Fresh Wave of Attacks

Kurdistan Workers Party acting head says Turkey not delivering on key promises, continues to support Islamists against Kurds in Syria.Ari Soffer, 22/10/2013 10:46
Syrian Kurds Prepare for Autonomy

Syrian Kurds Prepare for Autonomy

Syrian Kurds clashed with radical Islamist rebels, killing at least four. Turkish boy killed by stray fireChana Ya'ar, 17/07/2013 14:30
Shurat HaDin Helps U.S. Citizens Win Against Syria

Shurat HaDin Helps U.S. Citizens Win Against Syria

Tel Aviv based Shurat HaDin represented two families of Americans in their successful lawsuit against the Syrian government.Elad Benari, 18/12/2012 06:21
US Warned Turkey of Weapons on Syrian Plane

US Warned Turkey of Weapons on Syrian Plane

The US warned Turkey there was military cargo aboard a Syrian aircraft intercepted by Ankara Wednesday night – correctly.Chana Ya'ar, 11/10/2012 12:42
Report: Kurds, Tehran Unite Against Turkey

Report: Kurds, Tehran Unite Against Turkey

A Turkish newspaper reports the Iranian branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party terror group has struck a deal with Tehran to fight Turkey. Chana Ya'ar, 11/10/2012 08:00
Turkey: Assad Gave Heavy Weapons to PKK

Turkey: Assad Gave Heavy Weapons to PKK

Turkey's ruling AK Party accuses Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of “heaving heavy weapons” for Kurdish PKK terrorists in northern Syria.Chana Ya'ar, 30/08/2012 16:43
At Least 8 Killed in Turkey Car Bombing

At Least 8 Killed in Turkey Car Bombing

At least eight people were killed and 50 were wounded Monday night when a car bomb exploded near a police station in southeastern Turkey.Chana Ya'ar, 20/08/2012 22:54
Terrorist Bombing Injures 10 in Istanbul

Terrorist Bombing Injures 10 in Istanbul

At least 10 were injured when terrorists carried out an attack near the offices of Turkey's ruling party in Istanbul Thursday morning.Chana Ya'ar, 01/03/2012 12:04
Turkey Claims Israel is Aiding Kurdish Rebels

Turkey Claims Israel is Aiding Kurdish Rebels

Turkish intelligence agencies are claiming that Israeli drones recently spotted in Turkey are spying for the PKK.Elad Benari, 18/01/2012 03:12
SuperCobras for Turkey?

SuperCobras for Turkey?

An unorthodox deal sees Washington providing Ankara with in-service US Marine Corps attack helicopters to aid in its war with the PKK.Gabe Kahn., 28/10/2011 13:51
3 Dead in Terror Attack on Turkish Capital

3 Dead in Terror Attack on Turkish Capital

At least three people were killed and more than a dozen wounded after terrorists struck in a car bomb attack near a high school in Ankara.Chana Ya'ar, 21/09/2011 09:34
Did Turkey Use Chemical Weapons?

Did Turkey Use Chemical Weapons?

Der Spiegel magazine reports that photographs have proven that PKK fighters in Turkey were killed by chemical weapons.Elad Benari, 13/08/2010 01:04
Oil Flows Following PKK Strike

Oil Flows Following PKK Strike

Oil resumed moving through the Kirkuk--Ceyhan pipeline after a Kurdish rebel attack over the weekend temporarily halted the flow.Avi Yellin, 06/07/2010 09:29
Syria Jails 400 in PKK Crackdown

Syria Jails 400 in PKK Crackdown

Syria has reportedly arrested 400 ethnic Kurds in five cities in an attempt to assist Turkey against PKK rebel forces. Avi Yellin, 02/07/2010 09:37
Turkey to Hire 500,000 Soldiers

Turkey to Hire 500,000 Soldiers

About 120 Kurdish rebels, 43 soldiers killed since March 2010. Erdogan vowed to 'annihilate' PKK. Conflict has cost 40,000 lives in 26 years.Gil Ronen, 01/07/2010 18:47
Turkish Forces Kill 2 Civilians

Turkish Forces Kill 2 Civilians

Turkish soldiers reportedly gunned down Kurdish villagers gathering herbs after mistaking them for PKK resistance fighters.Avi Yellin, 29/06/2010 07:34
Kurds Resisting Occupation

Kurds Resisting Occupation

The past week has seen a steep upsurge in violence between Kurdish resistance fighters and Turkish forces currently occupying Northern Kurdistan.Avi Yellin, 07/06/2010 22:54