Tag Archives: Kurdistan

Germany | German teachers union shows support for Kurdish hunger strikers

While Western governments continue their silence in the face of the hunger strikes launched by DTK Co-chair and HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Guven to demand an end to the isolation imposed upon Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Ocalan and spread throughout prisons in Turkey and Northern Kurdistan and many centers around the world, support from NGOs continues to grow.

Fierce clashes erupt in northern Aleppo between Turkish-backed rebels and Kurdish forces

A series of intense clashes broke out in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate on April 11, after the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) attacked the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) near the town of Kaljibrin.

According to reports from northern Aleppo, the Turkish-backed rebels unleashed heavy gunfire and artillery shells towards the YPG’s lines; this prompted a response from the latter.

Syria’s Kurds increasingly isolated as Arab tribes cut deals with regime


On a recent morning Sheikh Humaydi Daham al-Hadi reclined on a velvet floor sofa, puffing on a cigarette with a roguish glint in his eye as he held court in his outdoor diwan, or reception chamber, in the town of Tell Alo in northern Syria.

Inquiets, les Kurdes syriens se tournent vers Moscou et Damas

Alarmés par la décision de Washington de retirer les 2.000 militaires américains présents en Syrie, les dirigeants kurdes syriens, dont les milices tiennent une bonne partie du nord de ce pays, demandent à la Russie et à son allié, le régime de Damas, d’envoyer des forces à la frontière afin d’éloigner la menace d’une offensive turque.

The Kurds choose between loyalty to Syria or defeat by Turkey

by Elijah J. Magnier

Following President Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from occupied northeast Syria, the Kurds of al-Hasaka have for the last two days been negotiating with the government of Damascus on how to spare the province from a possible Turkish invasion. Syrian General Ali Mamlouk, the Syrian president’s special security advisor, says that “he is talking with the Kurdish delegation to find a way for the Syrian army to deploy its forces along the borders with Turkey and, in consequence, stop a possible Turkish invasion of Northeast Syria”, confirmed a decision-maker source in the Syrian capital, Damascus.