Turkish-Kurdish conflict

State Department remains concerned by Turkey’s proxy fighters in northern Syria

Turkey-allied fighters have faced widespread accusations of arbitrary detentions, extrajudicial killings and other abuses in northern Syria.

Elizabeth Hagedorn | Turkish-Kurdish conflict | août 5, 2020
al-monitor The statue of Kawa, the blacksmith who is a central figure in a Kurdish legend about the new year celebration of Nowruz, is seen April 26, 2018, after Ankara-backed forces destroyed it following the capture of the northern Syrian enclave of Afrin from Kurdish fighters. Photo by SAMEER AL-DOUMY/AFP via Getty Images.

KRG seeks US help to rein in Turkish attacks

While the United States has denied rumors that a US military delegation met with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party in the Qandil mountains, sources tell Al-Monitor that a team of US special operations forces went to inspect sites damaged in Turkish airstrikes.

Amberin Zaman | Turkish-Kurdish conflict | août 5, 2020

Can Syria's Kurds reel in Turkey with profits from American oil deal?

The recent deal signed between the SDF and a US oil company is as much about political brinkmanship as oil.

Amberin Zaman | Oil and gas | août 4, 2020

Turkey joins Syria in slamming oil agreement between US firm, Syrian Kurds

Ankara has spoken out against a new oil agreement between an American-based company and the Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.

Joe Snell | Turkish-Kurdish conflict | août 3, 2020

Hagia Sophia is open for prayers, but not to Kurds

The Turkish government has deliberately excluded the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party from political and symbolic events ever since July 2015. This has not destroyed Turkey’s third-largest party, but it has contributed to the rise of Kurdophobia.

Pinar Tremblay | Kurds | juil. 29, 2020