Syrian Kurds

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US to expand intelligence cooperation with Turkey - media

The US is beefing up joint intelligence efforts with Turkey to help that government better target terrorists in the region, in an apparent bid to alleviate Turkish anxieties as the Pentagon implements a plan to arm Kurdish forces operating inside …

US to arm Kurdish fighters against ISIS

The US will arm Syria’s Kurdish fighters “as necessary” to recapture the key ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, despite intense opposition from Turkey. The decision is meant to accelerate the Raqqa operation but undermines the …

Syrian Kurds armed with sensitive US weaponry - media

Syrian Kurdish fighters are newly armed with sophisticated American combat equipment as they close in on the ISIS's stronghold in Raqqa,  weaponry the Pentagon says it is barred from providing to those forces, Military Times …

 PYD: US coalition approves Turkish air strike on Kurds

Turkish Air Forces could not have struck the positions of Kurdish militias in northern Syria and Iraq without receiving approval from the US-led coalition in the first place, the co-chairman of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), Salih …

Turkey refuses to liberate Raqqa alongside PYD

Turkey will not join a campaign to liberate Raqqa from ISIL if it involves the PKK's Syrian offshoot the Democratic Union Party (PYD), Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said. "Turkey will also …

Erdogan: Ankara bomb could explode in Europe

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, speaking at ceremony to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli in the coastal town of Canakkale, that Europe can also become a victim of Kurdish rebels. …

Erdogan: we will not allow Syrian Kurds autonomy

The Turkish authorities will do what is necessary to prevent US-allied Syrian Kurdish rebels from declaring an autonomous region near the Turkish border, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. "Turkey doesn't need …