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After Months of Acrimony, Baghdad Strikes Deal With Kurds

Kurdistan News - 18 hours 19 min ago
Since Iraq’s Kurds voted for independence last fall, relations with Baghdad have been strained. A new agreement signals warmer ties.
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Drawn to a Cause, British Woman Dies Fighting Alongside Kurds in Syria

Kurdistan News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 21:23
Anna Campbell, 26, was the eighth Briton, and the first British woman, to be killed fighting for Kurdish-led forces in Syria’s civil war.
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Syrian Rebels, Backed by Turkey, Seize Control of Afrin

Kurdistan News - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 17:08
The city in the Syrian enclave was the target of a two-month military operation against Kurdish militias. Tens of thousands of civilians evacuated as its fall neared.
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On the Road in Syria, Where Covering the War Is a Paper Chase

Kurdistan News - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 16:55
The Kurds may not have an actual state in what they call Rojava, northern Syria, but they have plenty of bureaucracy.
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Syrian Kurds: U.S. Allies, but Followers of Leader Jailed as Terrorist

Kurdistan News - Sat, 03/10/2018 - 23:09
The Syrian Democratic Forces, military allies of the United States, are dominated by Kurdish units that revere Abdullah Ocalan, imprisoned on terrorism charges in Turkey.
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Turkish Warplanes Said to Kill 40 Pro-Government Fighters in Syria

Kurdistan News - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 18:16
Warplanes struck Afrin for the third time in two days as Turkey’s assault on Kurdish forces in Syria has also targeted forces loyal to Assad.
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Kurdish Leader Is Arrested in Prague at Turkey’s Request

Kurdistan News - Sun, 02/25/2018 - 17:32
Salih Muslim, the foreign affairs spokesman for the United States’ Kurdish allies in Syria, was detained in the Czech Republic after an extradition request.
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Women Are Free, and Armed, in Kurdish-Controlled Northern Syria

Kurdistan News - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 20:00
Women wield significant authority in northern Syria — in the police, the courts and the militias — and the push for gender equality is spreading from Kurdish-majority areas to conservative Arab ones.
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Syrian Militias Enter Afrin, Dealing a Setback to Turkey

Kurdistan News - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:43
Pro-government militias entered the northwest enclave in support of Kurdish fighters to broad welcome from residents, but not from Turkey.
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Turkey and U.S. in Talks on Worsening Syria Crisis

Kurdistan News - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:34
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke for hours but agreed little on tough questions that divide the NATO allies.
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Syria: You Own It, You Fix It, So Just Rent It

Kurdistan News - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 05:23
Everyone’s so loss averse that it’s unlikely anyone will get too reckless.
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Videos of Syrian Militia Abusing Kurdish Fighter’s Corpse Stir Outrage

Kurdistan News - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 23:12
“She’s beautiful, man,” a Syrian fighter says of the partly naked body in the video. The Free Syrian Army has ordered an investigation.
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A Visit to the Tense Front Line Between Kurds and Turks

Kurdistan News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:00
A reporter’s visit to the front line in Manbij, Syria, found that Kurdish rebels’ fears of a Turkish advance have been dispelled by American military assurances of support.
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As U.S. Allies Clash, the Fight Against ISIS Falters

Kurdistan News - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 03:50
Turkey’s attacks on Syrian Kurds, America’s strongest regional ally, threaten the successes against the extremists.
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Two Men Can Stop the War Between Turkey and the Kurds

Kurdistan News - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:33
Recep Tayyip Erdogan was the first Turkish leader to hold talks with the P.K.K. He can stop the war by talking to its founder, Abdullah Ocalan.
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A Journey Into Iraqi Kurdistan

Kurdistan News - Mon, 01/29/2018 - 08:02
Ancient fortresses, crisp mountain streams, curious people and healing cities: Travelers are discovering the Kurdish region of Iraq, a place of great beauty, haunted by war.
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Foreign Fighters Back Kurdish Militia in Syria in Fight Against Turkey

Kurdistan News - Sat, 01/27/2018 - 19:16
Many Westerners who identify with the promise of a Kurdish state have joined the Y.P.G. militia, battling first the Islamic State and now Turkey.
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Allies or Terrorists: Who Are the Kurdish Fighters in Syria?

Kurdistan News - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 03:31
United States cooperation with the Kurdish group has complicated ties with Turkey, which views them as terrorists.
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An Appeal to the U.S.: Don’t Abandon the Kurds

Kurdistan News - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 21:55
A reader condemns “a tyrannical and unprovoked attack” by Turkey.
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Turkish Troops Attack U.S.-Backed Kurds in Syria, a Clash of NATO Allies

Kurdistan News - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 03:13
Forces crossed the Syrian border in an assault on an isolated Kurdish area, straining relations with Washington and raising international concerns.
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