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Turkish tanks patrol near Syria border line near Kilis, southeastern Turkey, on 24 July 2015. (EPA/DENIZ TOPRAK)


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Demonstrators clash with anti-riot police outside of the Middle Eastern Technical University (METU) in Ankara on October 9, 2014 to denounce Turkey’s unwillingness to intervene against ISIS forces in Kobani. (AFP/Adem Altan)


Turkey: Kurdish protests over Kobani escalate

Turkey: Kurdish protests over Kobani escalate

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Turkish officials condemned the ongoing unrest in the country as Kurds continue to protest in solidarity with the Syrian border town of Kobani, under siege by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants. Turkey has witnessed some of the...
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Iraqi Kurdish protesters deploy a giant flag of their autonomous Kurdistan region during a demonstration to claim for its independence on July 3, 2014 outside the Kurdistan parliament building in Arbil, in northern Iraq. The Kurdish leader, Massud Barzani asked its parliament to start organizing a referendum on independence. AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED


Opinion: The Ankara–Erbil–PKK Triangle

Opinion: The Ankara–Erbil–PKK Triangle

Until recently, the persistent confrontations between Ankara and Erbil reminded us of the traditional joke involving Turkish folk figures Temel and Dursun, the “best of enemies.” The joke goes that Temel and Dursun are both sentenced to death. When the executioner...
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Demonstrators hold Kurdish flags and flags with portraits of the jailed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2013. Source: REUTERS/Umit Bektas


PKK threatens to end truce with Turkey

PKK threatens to end truce with Turkey

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) has threatened to end its truce with Ankara unless Turkey starts delivering on its promises. PKK leader Cemîl Bayik, said: “It is time for Turkey to make real moves towards the desired peace, otherwise, the party...