Baghdad’s Operation in Kirkuk

Sputnik-Middle East Baghdad has launched a military operation in the northern province of Kirkuk, disputed by both the central government and Iraq Kurdistan, following the province’s participation in the September 25 referendum on the autonomous region’s independence. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Iraqi armed forces managed to capture strategic positions in the Kirkuk region, which held the vote on the Iraqi…

Turkey Prepares for Afrin Offensive

Turkey has strengthened its military presence on its border with Syria and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to take military action against emboldened Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, who are receiving support from the US in their fight against Daesh in Raqqa. Erdogan views the YPG, which controls part of Syria’s border with Turkey, as an extension of the Kurdish PKK, a Marxist insurgent group which has operated…

PKK: ‘We Are Going to Spread War Across Turkey’

Bese Hozat, the co-chair of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (PKK) umbrella organisation the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), spoke to journalist Erdal Er in the Qandil Mountains and warned that the war between the Kurdish group and Turkish state would spread across the country. Qandil, a mountainous sanctuary and political center better known and more influential than many…

Detention of Kurdish Mayors is an Attack on Kurdish Democratic Autonomy

By FARC-EP After a detention order issued by Diyarbakır Public Prosecutor’s Office, anti-terror units police detained Amed Metropolitan Municipality co-mayor Gültan Kışanak at Diyarbakır Airport and co-mayor Fırat Anlı in his house, on Tuesday 25 October. Gültan Kışanak had just returned from Ankara when she got detained at the airport. In Ankara, she had been…

Interview With İlham Ehmed

Turkey may attack Efrîn ANF – SEYİT EVRAN Syria is heading towards an uncertainty which is widening the divide between the US and Russia. The relationship between the two powers on Syria has reached a stalemate. Meanwhile, Syrian government forces advance in Aleppo and Homs amidst an expansion of Turkey’s invasion of Syria. Syrian Democratic…